カテゴリー別アーカイブ: LL.M.出願戦略

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】 Yale University

Yale University LL.M. Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Applications are accepted for the 2018–2019 academic year from August 1 to December 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time. The December 1 deadline should be understood as the date by which all documents that applicants are required to submit must be received by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). We require all applicants to the LL.M. program to submit their applications online through LSAC’s Electronic Application Service.

【LL.M. 2018年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School, LL.M. Degree Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
Deadline: December 1, 2017, preferably by November 15, 2017 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2018)

The LL.M. online application is now closed and will open in early September.

◆Application Materials
1.Online application form
2. Personal Statement (Essay)
3. CV/Résumé
5.Diploma(s) (for degrees that have been granted)
6. LSAC Report (if applicable)
7.Recommendations (at least two)
8.Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
9. Financial aid application (if applicable)
10. Application fee of US$85

◆ Personal Statement (Essay)
Your Personal Statement should address both of the following questions specifically, with Part (A) constituting at least half of the total length:

(A) Briefly describe either an important issue in your field of interest or a current legal problem facing a particular country, region, or the world, and then propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue.

(B) Please tell us something about yourself — in particular, why you wish to pursue an LL.M. degree at Harvard and how doing so connects with what you have done in the past and what you plan to do in the future.

Please follow the instructions on the Personal Statement page of the online application to upload your Personal Statement.

A high level of English language proficiency is a requirement for admission. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries who did not do their basic legal education entirely in the English language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) within two years prior to submitting their applications. The Harvard Law School Graduate Program requires a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test (IBT), with at least 25 in each of the four subsections.
→ 出願の際にIELTSスコアは使用できません。
No, we do not accept IELTS scores in place of TOEFL scores.

まだこの時期はPersonal Statement (Essay)の準備どころではない。。。という出願者も多いことかと察します。LL.M.出願にあたってはGREやLSATといったテスト受験は不要ですので、まずは出願時に使用するTOEFLスコアを揃えることに注力していきましょう。

◆Programs of Study:専攻分野として捉えてみましょう。

Law and Businessに関するカリキュラム情報を確認するだけでも、上級コース、セミナー、MIT Sloan (経営学大学院)、Kennedy School of Government, HBS (Harvard Business School)とのCross-registration systemなど、盛りだくさんの内容となっています。

Law Schoolのカリキュラムのみを調べるのではなく、必要に応じてその他の専門大学院から取得できる科目の一覧等も確認してはいかがでしょうか。

Best Law Schools :Ranked in 2017

先月には毎年恒例となっているUS News Ranking(最新版)が発表されました。もちろん、同ランキングはJ.D. (Juris Doctor)プログラムを対象にしたものですが、こちらを参考に出願校を絞り込むLL.M.出願者も少なくないと思います。

1. Yale University
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. University of Chicago
5. Columbia University
6. New York University
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. University of Michigan
8. University of Virginia
10. Duke University
10. Northwestern University
12. University of California-Berkeley
13. Cornell University
14. University of Texas Austin
15. Georgetown University
15. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt University
18. Washington University in St. Louis
19. University of Southern California
20. University of Iowa
20. University of Notre Dame

出願校をリストアップした後には、対象校の「カリキュラム構成」、「コースラインナップ」、「教授陣の経歴」、「クラス規模」、「周辺の環境」など多数の角度から学校調査をしてください。その調査の度合いが、夏場から秋口にかけて取り組み始めるStatement of Purposeのクオリティー向上に大きな影響を与えます。



Dual Degree International MBA & LLM

LL.M.プログラムへの進学を目指す受験生の大多数は渉外事務所に勤務されている弁護士、そして企業法務で国際案件の場で仕事をされている方々といっても過言ではありません。米国LL.M.プログラムの中には、Business Schoolとコラボレーションして互いのプログラムが提供する授業単位を取得できるような作りとなっています。そうした関係者のニーズを汲む大学院プログラムとして、LLM-MBAのDual Degree関連情報をシェアいたします。 上記Degreeを取得するためには、1年目はLL.M.課程の条件を満たし、2年目にMBA課程へと移行します。


Business and Law are now more interconnected than ever. For those business lawyers working in the field of corporate or tax law, it is not only essential to have a solid legal foundation but also to acquire the business acumen which will enable them to grow in their organization, as well as to better understand their clients when getting involved in the legal affairs surrounding their business.

The International MBA + Masters of Laws (LLM) Dual Degree offered by IE is an innovative program meant to provide students with the main management tools needed to work in a complex and global environment and to develop their intellectual leadership and their capacity to actively engage in the design and implementation of Business strategies of their clients, while acquiring a deeper understanding of today’s tax and legal system, which is essential to advance in their professional careers.

Students can choose to combine IE Business School’s top ranked International MBA with one of the prestigious full time LLMs offered by IE Law School: (i) Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM), which is offered only in Spanish; (ii) Master en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LLM), also offered only in Spanish; or (iii) LLM in International Business Law, which is only offered in English.

The program will allow you to take a step forward in your professional career since you will acquire excellent analytical skills and receive broad knowledge regarding business, management and strategy, while improving your ability to analyze, develop and implement effective solutions for complex corporate and regulatory problems involving multiple legal systems. The development of all of these abilities promotes expertise and leadership in one’s chosen field.

Graduates from this Dual Degree will be able to face the legal challenges of the competitive business world from the perspective of their clients, and become the deal-maker that companies need for their operations. On the other hand, they will also obtain the skill to lead and manage teams, become more client oriented and understand the functioning and needs of the organization in which they work in, awarding lawyers who course this program an added value in the legal marketplace.






担当受験生の支援を継続していく中で、個々の気持ちの持ちようがテストスコア等の対策準備に影響を及ぼす場面を多々目の当たりにしてきました。「合格するために何が必要ですか?」と問われこともありますが、私は以下の3つの基本要素が必要だと思います:1) 試験に対する自らの準備度合い、2) 実力、3)心理的な要素(モチベーションなど)が合致した時こそ、出願準備プロセスで訪れる決定的な局面(例:絶対にスコアアップが必要な場合)を乗り越えられると思います。まさに、「勝負力」と言っても過言ではないと思います。

New Dual Degree Program (Int’l law) with Fletcher School & U of St. Gallen in Switzerland

Tufts University (Fletcher School) より新デューアル―・ディグリープログラムが発表されました。

以下はFletcher Schoolのホームページより抜粋です。

International Law

The new dual-degree program with the University of St. Gallen will allow students to earn both a master of laws degree in international law (LL.M) from Fletcher and a master’s degree in international law (MIL) from St. Gallen after 18 months to two years of study, depending on course selection. The program started accepting students this fall.

St. Gallen specializes in law, business and international affairs. The executive director of Fletcher’s LL.M Program, John Burgess, has taught at both schools and helped create the new program, in which students will study at both institutions.




2月以降の締切日:米国ロースクール(LL.M. Degree)編



Fordham University

Indiana University

University of Southern California

University of Texas, Austin

George Washington University

Boston University

University of Minnesota

Vanderbilt University

Emory University
Applications are considered for fall on a space available basis through June.

Boston College
We accept applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early in the process.


Cornell: Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship


まずは、Admissions Deadlineです。
The 2016-2017 application deadlines are as follows:
Round 1 – October 3, 2016
Round 2 – January 20, 2017
Round 3 – March 3, 2017

The Law Tech program is an integral part of the new academic model at Cornell Tech, where education and research are closely tied to creating and expanding companies and industries. As a student, you’ll have unique collaboration opportunities on campus, as well as with New York-based companies in the tech industry.

For foreign-trained students, the Tech LLM will not by itself qualify graduates to sit for the New York State bar exami­nation; but, by undertaking a semester of additional coursework at Cornell’s Ithaca campus, foreign-trained students who desire to do so can satisfy the requirements to sit for the bar. 

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates for the LLM degree at Cornell Tech are already-practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who possess strong academic or professional credentials, as well as an active interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

一日も早く出願したいところですが、スコアメイキングに時間を要する方々は、年明けの2nd Rourndを出願時期として定め、焦ることなく、今から着実にその準備を進めてください。


Penn Law : Dual degree program in International Finance & Law

University of Pennsylvania, Law SchoolとScience Po in ParisのDual Master’s Degree Programの紹介です。ここ数年の傾向として、LL.M. Degree+One-year Masers Degreeを組み合わせた教育プログラムが目立ちます。今後の新たなトレンドにもなりうるかもしれません。

The Dual Master’s degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year, full-time Master’s Program, offered by Sciences Po in Paris and Penn Law. Students will spend their first year at Sciences Po and their second year at Penn Law. Courses offered in this program span a wide range of disciplines and are ideal for students interested in management, finance, corporate law and international law.

After two years of study, provided all requirements have been met at both institutions, students will receive Master’s degrees from both Sciences Po (Master’s in Finance and Strategy) and Penn Law (LLM). Students interested in this program must apply through Sciences-Po and be accepted by both institutions. Please note, applications for this program are to be submitted to Sciences-Po only for this program.

【LL.M. 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School よりLL.M. programに関する出願締め切り日が発表されました。http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/llm-application-deadlines-and-materials/

The application for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2017 will open in September 2016.  The application deadline for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2017 will be December 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time.

In addition to submitting the online LL.M. application by the deadline, applicants must make sure that any other required documents (e.g., transcripts, TOEFL results) are sent out in time for delivery to our office on or before the deadline. Please note that the application deadline will be strictly observed. It is your responsibility to make certain that all required materials reach the Graduate Program office by the deadline.