The Catholic University of America
 LL.M. Program

LL.M. Application Requirements

  1. Submit completed Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law LL.M. application and application fee. You can apply on-line through LSAC.org.
     
  2. Official Law School Transcripts: Applicants holding a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school must submit a complete and official law school transcript. The transcripts should be sent directly to LSAC. 
     
  3. For international applicants: If you earned your first degree in law from an institution outside of the United States, Canada or Australia, you will need to provide a translated copy of those transcripts from an organization such as WES, ECE to LSAC's LL.M Credential Assembly Service. Additional information regarding transcript requests can be found here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate education was received in a school located outside the United States, Canada or Australia, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum TOEFL score required is 100, the minimum IELTS score required is 7.0. Further instructions regarding submission of your applicable test scores may be found here. Applicants from ABA-accredited law schools are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be waived on a case-by-case basis should the applicant have appropriate documentation of successful completion of one of the following:  
    • CUA's Intensive English Program
    • Level 112 in the intensive English program offered by an ELS Language Center
    • A complete Intensive English program at an accredited institution of higher education
    • A college-level English Composition class determined to be the equivalent of or more advanced than CUA's English Composition 101 course, with a grade of B or above. (for applicants to undergraduate programs)
    • A graduate degree, a Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.), or an Associates Degree (A. A.) from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or a high school diploma. (Graduates from a U.S. high school are required however to submit SAT/ACT scores.)
  5. Applicants must provide at least 1 but no more than 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from a member of your law school faculty. The letters must be submitted directly to LSAC.
     
  6. A two-page personal statement (not to exceed two pages) indicating why you desire to pursue an LL.M. and how your legal education and employment preparation has led you to make this choice.
     
  7. On a separate page, please select a concentration from the law school’s concentration offerings and discuss how your legal training and any legal professional experience has influenced this interest.
     
  8. You are required to submit a personal resume or curriculum vitae listing education in law, professional employment, publications, community service, honors, and other achievements you believe should be brought to the attention of the Admissions Committee.
All materials should be sent directly to LSAC. 
 
LSAC
LLM Credential Assembly Service
662 Penn Street
PO BOX 8511
Newtown PA 18940-8511
USA
 
Should you require assistance with the admissions process, please call us at (202) 319-5151.

 

 

Scholarships

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law offers scholarships for J.D. and LL.M candidates based on academic performance and other information provided on applications for admission. No separate application is required. Scholarships in the amounts of $ 5,000 - $ 30,000 U.S. dollars per year are available depending on the strength of individual applications.

 

 

LL.M. Application Deadlines

International Applications
March 16, 2017

Domestic Applications
June 1, 2017

 

 

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LL.M. Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-5151

Email: admissions@law.edu

Office of Admissions 

Mailing Address:

Columbus School of Law
Office of Admissions
The Catholic University of America
Cardinal Station

Washington, DC 20064

Stacy L. Brustin, Professor of Law
Faculty Director of CUA LL.M. Program