LL.M. Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission to the LL.M. Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must have completed the first degree in law (J.D., LL.B. or equivalent) required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued. Note: U.S. applicants must have satisfied the J.D. requirements of an ABA-accredited law school. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants may be admitted if they have satisfied the J.D. requirements of a non-ABA-accredited law school.
- Applicants to the LL.M. in dispute resolution program may be admitted without a J.D. degree if they have a bachelor’s degree and substantial experience in dispute resolution.
- Applicants must possess a minimum 2.5 (A = 4.0) grade point average in their law program, and a 3.0 GPA for work completed in any additional graduate or advanced degree program.
- Applicants must be able to start the program in the fall semester (which begins in mid-August). New students are not admitted in the spring or summer semesters.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.
LL.M. Admission Policy
The LL.M. Admissions Committee reviews the total application package and selects qualified applicants who would best benefit from and contribute to the LL.M. Program. These are complex judgments based on factors including but not limited to the following:
LL.M. Application Materials
Application materials should be submitted directly to the online application system. Any items that cannot be scanned in PDF and uploaded to the online system should be mailed to:
LL.M. Program – MU Law School
206 Hulston Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
If you have questions or concerns about the online application system, contact the LL.M. Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-2020.
Required Application Materials:
- Nonrefundable application fee of $65 for U.S. citizens/Permanent Residents and $90 for International/Non-Resident Alien applicants. The application fee is not applicable to the educational fee, student activities fee, computing fee or student health fee.
- Unofficial copies of your transcript(s) – scan and upload to the online system. Do not send official copies of your transcripts until you have been notified of acceptance by our program.
- Official TOEFL score report (International applicants only). The LL.M. Program prefers the internet-based TOEFL test. The IELTS is acceptable only in those situations where the TOEFL IBT is unavailable. See the English Language Proficiency Policy on the Office of Graduate Studies web site for more information about the University’s English language test score requirements.
- Professional resume
- Statement of purpose (300-500 words stating reasons for pursuing this degree)
Note: LL.M. Program applicants are NOT required to submit GRE or LSAT scores.
For more information on financial support options for LL.M. students, see Financial Information.