The Catholic University of America

How to Apply - LL.M. Program

Introduction

A. All documents must be submitted in English.

B. All applications must be submitted in BOTH in electronic and paper form.  Please use reasonable compression, formats and properties of files when sending scanned documents and other images. Also please  attach all enclosures to one message rather than sending a number of separate message.

C.  Electronic and paper applications must be received by April 4, 2014.  (See details of Schedule and Contact). Applications that come only in one version (paper or electronic) will not be reviewed. Students who miss this deadline may still apply. Students also may have the option to apply at another point in the calendar year and commence with one of the other components of the program. For more information contact katarzyna.stryjniak@gmail.com or gaspar.kot@gmail.com

D. Applicants must complete the Cover Page as part of the application.

E. Only typed or printed material will be reviewed.

F. The diploma and the transcript of the academic record must be official copies prepared by the university. If the document is not in English, a certified translation is required. The Applicant must sign the paper version of each Essay and the CV.

Required Documents

  • Cover Page (download from here)
  • Essay One (see topic below)
  • Essay Two (see topic below)
  • CV
  • Transcript of the academic record (grades)
  • Diploma
  • Proof of language proficiency (TOEFL, Cambridge or other forms of certification agreed with program administrators)

Optional Enclosure
Letters of recommendation

Writing Assignment
ESSAY ONE: Why do you want to take part in this program? (400-600 words)
ESSAY TWO: Discuss briefly a significant legal problem that you believe will benefit from a comparative analysis between American law and that of another country or legal system. (1000-1500 words)

Curriculum Vitae
The CV should provide information regarding:
• Legal education
• Professional experience
• Additional work history
• Honors, awards, and fellowships
• Publications
• Admission to a legal profession (Please specify the profession.)
• Languages
• Career plans