How to Apply

General Information

  • No application fee.
  • Application Opens: September 18, 2017
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

Application Requirements

  • Our online application becomes available on September 18, 2017. Applicants are required to use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. Before you begin to complete the online application, please review the UCI Law’s LL.M. application requirements and application instructions below. UCI Law does not require an application fee. To access the LL.M. Program online application, click here.
  • English proficiency requirement
    Students in our graduate degree programs must have a high level of English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We accept the TOEFL and/or the IELTS as proof of English language proficiency. The English test scores must be sent directly from testing institutions to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. If an applicant has taken multiple tests, all results must be submitted with the application. An interview via Skype or in-person (if in California) is required and will be scheduled following submission of formal application.

    Unless both of the exceptions listed below apply, applicants must submit official, current TOEFL or IELTS scores as a part of their application.

    Only applicants who (i) are residents of Australia, Canada (other than Quebec), New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States AND (ii) who have completed a rigorous full-time program of at least (3) three years of post-secondary education in one of these countries are not required to submit English test scores.

  • Application Requirements and Instructions
    • You are required to upload a resume, verification of a home-country law degree (scanned copy of a transcript and/or diploma), and a statement of purpose.
    • In preparing your statement of purpose in Microsoft Word, please format with 12-point font and one-inch margins. Please also double-space, and most importantly, include your name in the top header of each page. Your statement should be a maximum of 2-3 pages. The Admissions Committee will not read beyond the stated limit.
    • The law school requires at least two letters of recommendation (maximum three) from people who know you well and can discuss your academic achievements and professional work as a lawyer. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service.
    • Please note that all of your materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be translated into English. While all official academic records must be issued in their original language, if they are not in English they must be accompanied by English translations. If the institution does not offer English translation, it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure an English translation is provided. The translation may be done by anyone as long as it is a literal translation, and it need not be certified.
    • Please note that UC Irvine School of Law will not accept revisions to the required documents once the application has been submitted.
    • As a part of the application process for the LL.M. program we may conduct a short interview with you to seek additional information about your interpersonal and communication skills.  Once you have completed your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview via Skype or in person (if you are in southern California).

Questions

If you have questions about UCI Law's LL.M. admissions process, please contact us by phone at (949) 824-5335 or by email at LLM-admissions@law.uci.edu.

Contact

Khary D. Hornsby
Assistant Dean for LL.M. and International Programs
khornsby@law.uci.edu
(949) 824-4387

Mary Germain
Senior International Programs Administrator
mgermain@law.uci.edu
(949) 824-5335