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.
The application consists of:
- Completed application form
- 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.
- Three letters of recommendation. It is preferred that these
letters come from the applicant’s law professors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Résumé or curriculum vitae
- Nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $80. (If you choose to
submit your supporting documents and/or application through LSAC this fee will