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UC Davis School of Law

Application for Admission to the UC Davis School of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.)Program

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Application Information
Personal Information
Statement of Purpose
Personal Summary

Application Information

Please note: This application must be completed and submitted in one sitting. You will not be able to save your work and return at a later time so please be sure that you have all of the information you need and the time to complete and submit the full application before you begin. We recommend that you write your statement of purpose and personal summary before you begin the online application process.

The Admissions committee will review LL.M. applications beginning in January. We continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis, and welcome and encourage all new applications.

Application Checklist

The application consists of:

  1. Completed application form
  2. One official set of academic records (transcripts) issued in the original language and accompanied by a certified English translation that shows graded coursework, dates of enrollment and award of degrees, plus a certified copy of the actual degree from university and law school study.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. It is preferred that these letters come from the applicant’s law professors.
  4. Official score for either TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum of 570 TOEFL (230 for the computer-based) or 88 for the iBT. Score reports should be sent to Institution Code 4778 at UC Davis or if using LSAC Institutional Code 8395. A minimum of 6.5 IELTS is also acceptable.
  5. Statement of purpose: Indicate your reasons for seeking an advanced law degree from the UC Davis School of Law. This statement should include a description of how you intend to use your graduate training, your research or specialization interests, and a listing of any special qualifications or experiences you have which might make a distinctive contribution to the law school’s intellectual and professional community. If your decision to pursue graduate study at the School of Law is based on a desire to work with particular members of the faculty or to take particular courses, please indicate the names of the faculty or the courses in your statement.
  6. Personal summary: Please provide a brief account of your personal history with emphasis on the development of your interest in law. Include any academic distinctions or honors you have received, as well as publications or other matters indicative of your abilities. List relevant employment and/or other professional activities since your graduation from law school.
  7. Résumé or curriculum vitae
  8. Nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $80. (If you choose to submit your supporting documents and/or application through LSAC this fee will be waived.)