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LL.M. Admissions

Apply to the LL.M. Degree

Our LL.M. is a post-graduate academic degree exclusively designed for foreign lawyers. If you are interested in enrolling in our program you need to hold an undergraduate degree in law awarded by a foreign university, and be ready to submit your official transcripts for review by our LL.M. Admissions Committee.

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Admission Requirements

Our LL.M. is a post-graduate academic degree exclusively designed for foreign lawyers.  If you are interested in enrolling in our program you need to hold an undergraduate degree in law awarded by a foreign university, and be ready to submit your official transcripts for review by our LL.M. Admissions Committee.

Because all our courses are taught in English, we also require that you demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English:

  • By having obtained a minimum score of 90 points in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT®), or 7.0 points in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®); or
  • By having graduated from an English speaking institution, or having had significant work experience in English, at the discretion of the LL.M. admissions committee.

We do not accept TOEFL® EssentialsTM  nor Duolingo® as proof of English language proficiency

Because of our strong commitment to facilitating access to legal education, our LL.M. program is one of the most affordable in the United States. The annual tuition is only $ 20,180, which is significantly lower than the national average for LL.M. programs.

How to Apply

Completed applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be considered on a rolling basis beginning October 1, 2023. The deadline for submission of a completed application is June 15, 2024.

Your application to our FIU LL.M. is just two steps away:

First, you need to register and create an account through Law School Admission Council LSAC at LSAC LL.M. Applicant Services , and pay the application fee.

Second, you need to upload all the required documents for evaluation (proof of foreign law degree, transcripts, proof of English proficiency, curriculum vitae, personal statement) directly to LSAC, and provide information about two individuals who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Once your application is complete, LSAC will transmit it directly to us, and our Admissions Committee will communicate with you directly regarding their decision.

Important information for Foreign Applicants: Full-Time Enrollment Requirement for international students

If you are going to apply for an F1 visa to study for your LL.M., please inform us. All international students with F1 visa, MUST register FULL TIME or will fall out of status and become ineligible for immigration benefits. For Fall and Spring Semesters they will have to take a minimum of nine (9) graduate credit hours each semester.

Students applying for an F-1 visa are required to show that they have sufficient funds to provide for their educational, living and personal expenses to be issued the necessary I-20 document for a student visa. For further information please refer to ISSS and scroll down, as well as ISSS FAQ.

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