Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines and Forms

The online application forms will become available in early September annually.

Applicants must file the online application and arrange for required materials to arrive to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) by the deadline. If possible, we recommend that materials arrive two weeks early. 

Before you apply, read the Admission 2024 Application Instructions (PDF: 350 KB).

Full-time Programs

All full-time programs start in the fall semester (August). Foreign citizens must study on a full-time basis to be eligible for a student visa.

Master of Laws (LLM)

Application for Foreign Lawyers
Deadline: December 20, 2023

Application for US JDs
Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2024
Final Deadline: April 1, 2024

Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD)

JSD Application
Deadline: February 1, 2024

Part-time Programs

Candidates interested in part-time study may apply for the spring (January) or fall (August) semester. LLM applicants with a foreign law degree should apply for fall to complete the introductory US law class requirement.

Spring Entry

LLM and Certificate Application
Deadline: November 1, 2023

MSL Application
Deadline: November 1, 2023

Fall Entry

LLM and Certificate Application
Deadline: June 3, 2024

MSL Application
Deadline: June 3, 2024

We begin processing submitted applications in early October. Our holistic, comparative review process does not give preference based on date of application or when an applicant’s materials are first reviewed.

We are unable to make any guarantees regarding applications submitted after the deadline, or in cases where required materials arrive late to LSAC.

Questions? Review our FAQs.