Application Instructions

Qualifications

Enrollment in the Tax LLM program is limited to applicants who have received a Juris Doctorate (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from an ABA-accredited American law school or the foreign equivalent. Final transcripts confirming conferral of all advanced degrees must be submitted prior to the beginning of classes.

Application Requirements

Electronic Application

The application process begins with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website where applicants can complete and submit an electronic application to Loyola.  LSAC is also the clearing house for an applicant's personal statement, academic transcripts, TOEFL/IELST score report, recommendation letters, and résumé. 

Application Fee

The application fee for spring, summer and fall of 2018 is waived.

Credential Assembly Service Report

Prospective students need to register with LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Your LLM CAS Law School Report includes copies of all law/professional school transcripts; copies of letters of recommendation; and copies of English proficiency exam scores, if applicable.

Learn more about the Credential Assembly Service Report online at http://www.lsac.org/llm/application-process/llm-cas.

Applicants may contact the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for more information at www.LSAC.org or (215) 968-1315.

Personal Statement

A personal statement is required and assists the Admissions Committee in selecting an outstanding entering class. Personal statements should address the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the Tax LLM Program. 

The personal statement should be typed, double-spaced, and submitted (electronically attached) with the application. Required font size of the personal statement is 10 pt. or larger; recommended length is two pages. 

The personal statement must be the original work of the applicant. The applicant's LSAC account number should appear on all documents.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation offer insight into a prospective student's potential for success in the program and provide information about the candidate that is not reflected in other parts of the application. Letters can comment on the applicant's intellectual capacity, analytic and communication skills, character traits, and professional experience. Academic and/or employer or supervisor letters are accepted. 

Candidates are required to submit two letters of recommendation and are encouraged to use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. For more information, visit www.LSAC.org.

Résumé

Applicants are required to submit a résumé. A résumé should not exceed two typed pages and may include education information (including honors and awards), employment history, extracurricular or community activities, military service, publications, special achievements, etc. We recommend a traditional résumé format with recent or most relevant experience listed first.

Disclosures

The application form requires disclosure of any charge, arrest, or conviction of any felony or misdemeanor or other offense, with the sole exception of a minor traffic offense. Conviction for DUI (or any other alcohol- or drug-related offense) is not a minor traffic offense. Conviction may be a legal consequence of (1) a verdict of guilty after trial by judge or jury, (2) a plea of guilty, or (3) a plea of nolo contendere. You must disclose this information even if your record has been sealed or expunged.

Applicants are advised that bar examiners will receive official reports of such convictions from law enforcement agencies.  Failure to disclose a charge or conviction on this application may result in dismissal from school, revocation of any degree awarded, and the denial of admission to the bar.

A written explanation (electronic attachment) must accompany any "yes" response for questions five through seven on the Disclosures section of the application.

TOEFL or IELTS Score Report

Applicants presenting credentials from a law school in which English was not the primary language of instruction must also present a TOEFL or IELTS score. Competitive applicants should present a TOEFL score of at least 600 or better on the paper based TOEFL exam, 250 on the computer-based version, or a minimum total score of 100 (with a score of 25 for each of the four subsections) on the IBT TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score accepted is 7.0 in every IELTS section. Unfortunately, Loyola cannot offer conditional acceptance for students who do not meet the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirement. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Loyola Law School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Law School. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Loyola Law School prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the Law School's programs and activities, including hiring, compensation, work assignments, and promotion.  Loyola Law School also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  For inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy, contact Loyola Law School’s Director of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at (213) 736-1415 or the University’s Title IX Coordinator at (310) 568-6105.

Application Instructions for LLS Alumni

Loyola offers an expedited application for Loyola Alumni.  To apply, LLS alumni need to complete and submit the Tax LLM application and required documents below to the Graduate Admissions Office at 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  As a courtesy, Graduate Admissions will request your law school transcripts.   The following application and documents must be completed and submitted to be considered for admission:

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