The Admissions Committee considers all aspects of an applicant’s qualifications. Important factors include the reputation of the applicant’s law school and academic performance in the first degree of law (no minimum GPA preferred).
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 professional goals statement, academic transcripts, TOEFL/IELST score report, recommendation letters, and résumé.
There is no fee to apply for matriculation in spring or fall of 2017.
Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report
Prospective students need to register with LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The LLM CAS law school report includes copies of all law/professional school transcripts and copies of letters of recommendation.
Learn more about the Credential Assembly Service Report online. Applicants may contact the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for more information at www.LSAC.org or (215)968-1315.
Professional Goals Statement
A professional goals statement is required and assists the Admissions Committee in selecting an outstanding entering class. The professional goals statement should address the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the LLM program.
The professional goals statement should be typed, double-spaced, and submitted (electronically attached) with the application. The required font size of the professional goals statement is 10 pt. or larger; recommended length is two pages.
The professional goals statement must be the original work of the applicant. The applicant's LSAC account number should appear on all documents.
Foreign-educated applicants must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. The Admissions Committee prefers TOEFL scores of 90 and higher; however, the application will be reviewed in its totality. A slightly lower TOEFL score may be acceptable if the candidate’s other qualifications are very strong. The Admissions Committee will accept an IELTS score report in place of a TOEFL score report. Every IELTS score will be converted into an estimated TOEFL score by using this comparison table. Applicants who retake the TOEFL or IELTS may submit their new score to the Office of Admissions.
Individuals who are native English speakers or who have completed a baccalaureate or a post-baccalaureate degree at an English-language institution of higher education may request a waiver of the English language test score requirement.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation offer insight into a prospective student's potential for success in the LLM 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 three letters of recommendation and must use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. For more information, visit www.LSAC.org.
Applicants are required to submit a résumé. Résumés should not exceed two typed pages and may include: education information (including honors and awards), employment history, extracurricular or community activities, publications, special achievements, etc.
Spring semester admission is possible. However, the program is designed to begin in the fall semester. The required introductory courses are offered in the fall semester only. Spring semester admission requires schedule adjustments. Applications for admission in Spring 2017 can be submitted beginning in July 2016.
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