LLM Admission

Admission

The Admissions Committee will thoroughly review your application for the LL.M. program to understand your unique strengths, skills and potential. Applications are accepted both online through LSAC and directly through St. Thomas.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the program, you must hold a law degree from a law school outside of the United States and demonstrate proficiency in English. If your native language is not English, you can show proficiency by achieving a TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 with subscores of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections, or an IELTS score of 6.5.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Candidates who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements but can offer other strong evidence of English proficiency may qualify for admission. Often candidates who have educational or professional experience in the English language can submit alternative documentation to demonstrate strong evidence of English proficiency. The Admissions Committee will thoroughly review your application for the LL.M. program to understand your unique strengths, skills and potential. Applications are accepted online through LSAC. Detailed English proficiency requirements can be found here.

HOW TO APPLY

There are two options for applying to the LL.M. program, outlined below. If you have questions about which option to choose, you can reach out to lawschool@stthomas.edu.

SEPT. 1: Application available.
SEPT. 1-APRIL 30: Application materials accepted and interviews conducted.
MAY 1: Final deadline for confirming deposits.
MAY 14: All information regarding course preferences must be submitted.
JUNE 1: Materials for visa processing (copy of passport, financial documents and questionnaire) must be submitted to International Admissions.
JUNE 15: Recommended deadline for signing an apartment lease in order to guarantee an Aug. 1 move-in date. If you are unable to secure housing prior to the start of classes, St. Thomas cannot guarantee the availability of temporary housing.
JULY 15: All travel, arrival and housing arrangements complete and details sent to Admissions.
AUG. 1: Visa process must be complete. You must arrive at orientation with the proper Visa.
AUG. 19: Orientation and first day of class.

1. Sign up for an account at www.lsac.org.

2. Register for the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (LL.M. CAS). Note: There are fees associated with the LSAC services.

  • Arrange to have official academic records sent to LSAC to be included in your LL.M. CAS report.
  • Send English language proficiency score(s) to be included in your LL.M. CAS report (if applicable).
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation to LSAC.

3. Complete the St. Thomas electronic application in the LSAC system.

  • Includes: personal statement, resume or CV, and any necessary addendums.

1. Complete the online application.
Includes: essays, resume or CV, and any necessary addendums

2. Ask at least two people to submit their recommendations to the Office of Admissions.

3. Arrange to have official academic transcripts from any U.S. institutions attended sent directly to the University of St. Thomas Graduate Admissions Department:

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Graduate Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave
TMH 201 Box 5
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403, USA

1 (651) 962 8816
gradadmissions@stthomas.edu

4. If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the U.S., you must obtain a complete course-by-course transcript evaluation and have the evaluation sent directly from either ECE or WES to the University of St Thomas Graduate Admissions Department. Remember that it can take as many as 7 days for an evaluation to be completed once all documents are received and payment is made, so allow time for this when you apply for admission. Note: Use contact information provided in #3 above.

5. Arrange to have English Language Proficiency Scores submitted to the University of St. Thomas Graduate Admissions Department (if applicable). Note: Use contact information provided in #3 above.