Applicants must submit their application and materials by the appropriate deadline. It is strongly recommended (though not a requirement) that mailed application materials be received at LSAC two weeks before the application deadline. No guarantees can be made concerning applications submitted, or application materials received by LSAC, after the respective deadline; such applications may be returned unprocessed.

Full-time LLM Program

Applicants with Foreign Education Credentials

  •  December 15, 2017

Prospective students who received their legal education outside of the United States must apply by December 15 for Fall 2018 entry.

Applicants with Domestic Education Credentials

  •  LLM in Legal Theory: February 1, 2018
  •  LLM in Taxation:
     o February 1, 2018 (priority scholarship deadline)
     o April 2, 2018 (final)
  •  All other programs: April 2, 2018

Prospective students who received their legal education in the US or Puerto Rico, and those who completed both a foreign law degree and a US JD, must apply by the above deadlines for Fall 2018 entry. 

Part-time Programs

  •  Spring 2018 Entry: November 1, 2017
  •  Fall 2018 Entry: June 1, 2018

The application for Fall 2018 entry becomes available in January. Applicants with foreign education credentials must apply for part-time entry in the fall because preliminary required courses are offered in August only.

JSD Program

  •  February 1, 2018

Prospective doctoral students must electronically attach both the JSD Sample Research Paper and JSD Proposal of Study in order to submit the online application on or before the deadline. Late submission of proposals, or revisions to proposals, are not permitted.