Applicants to an LLM program should have: (1) a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) a law degree from a faculty outside the United States. International applicants must also meet the English proficiency requirements described further down on this page.
- Students who are enrolled in a five-year first degree in law program while in the fourth or fifth year of the first degree.
- Students in a four-year first degree in law program may apply for admission in their fourth year with permission of their home institutions. The UConn School of Law LL.M. degree would be awarded after confirmation that the home institution awarded the student a first degree in law.
- Students who are enrolled in an integrated masters and Ph.D. program in law may apply to the LL.M. program when all their coursework is complete.
- Register with the LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) through LSAC
- Complete the application
- Prepare a personal statement describing your educational background, reasons for enrolling in the LL.M. program, planned course of study, career goals, and addressing any reasons UConn Law is a good fit for you
- Chose a writing sample in English, minimum of 5 pages long (it could be an excerpt of a longer law degree essay or a memo you wrote as a practicing jurist or an intern)
- Request a final law school transcript(s) that will be sent directly to LLM CAS from your degree-granting institution
* The law degree should be the equivalent of the J.D. or LL.B. degree; correspondence course degrees will not be considered for admission; transcripts from out of US School must be translated (international candidates)
- Ask for two (2) letters of recommendation from either law professors or supervisors of your legal work, in English, which will be uploaded electronically to LSAC by the recommender;
- Proof of English Language Proficiency (international candidates): Submit your official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE test score, if applicable (UConn Law code is 3915 and LSAC code is 8395), as described in our Language Proficiency Policy
* All international candidates are asked to consult the English Proficiency Requirements page for details.
- Pay the application fee in the amount of $75 USD directly to LSAC.
- Upload all the required documents on LSAC website.
Fall semester: June 15 for non-U.S. residents; July 15 for U.S. residents.
Spring semester: November 15 for non-U.S. residents; December 15 for U.S. residents
* Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
** Applications received before these dates will be given priority consideration. Admissions decisions will generally be made within two weeks of receipt of a complete application. The admissions committee considers the applicant’s academic performance, intellectual curiosity and professional experience. Admission is selective and limited to those who demonstrate academic excellence.