Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines and Forms

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 2023 Application Instructions (PDF: 452 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

Application for US JDs
Scholarship Deadline: February 1
Final Deadline: April 3

Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD)

JSD Application
Deadline: February 1

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

MSL Application
Deadline: November 1

Fall Entry

LLM and Certificate Application
Deadline: June 1

MSL Application
Deadline: June 1

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.