カテゴリー別アーカイブ: LL.M.

【2019年秋入学用出願締め切り日とエッセイ課題】: Yale University (LL.M.)

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

Applications are accepted for the 2019–2020 academic year from August 1 to December 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time. The December 1 deadline should be understood as the date by which all applications to the LL.M. program should be submitted online through LSAC’s Electronic Application Service of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). All required supporting documents, such as transcripts, should be received by the LSAC by the December 1 deadline.

Complete the two essay questions and include them, along with your curriculum vitae, as attachments to your applicationTwo separate essays are required as a part of the application to the LL.M. program. Please note that a personal statement is not required and cannot be substituted for or take the place of these required essays.

—In no more than 350 words, describe your reasons for seeking admission to Yale Law School’s LL.M. program, and explain how the LL.M. degree fits in with your plans for teaching after you graduate. Please indicate your areas of interest and what arrangements, if any, you have made concerning employment.

—In no more than 500 words, describe your scholarly research agenda for the near future. Please articulate what you think are the most important issues in your chosen field, and explain why.

【2018-19 LL.M.出願情報】: Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School (HLS)の出願締め切り日が発表されました。

■Class Profile (Class of 2017-18)

  • 184 students, 99% of them are international
  • 76% have 2 or more years of practice or teaching/advanced studies experience
  • 26% hold advanced degrees, including 6 doctorates
  • 65 countries / jurisdictions represented from Afghanistan to Yemen
  • 16 Fulbright Scholars
  • 11 Supreme Court clerks
  • 27 full or part-time law teachers
  • 4 current or former judges


  • Online application form
  • CV/Résumé
  • Personal statement, parts (A) and (B)
  • Transcript(s) (including diplomas for all degrees that have been received)
  • Recommendations (at least two)
  • Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
  • Financial Aid application (if applicable)
  • Application fee of US$85

★同校へ出願する際は、他校で使用するLSACのサイト経由で出願する必要はありません。毎年、学校オリジナルのアプリケーションフォーム(上記”出願書類”欄の”Online application form”の入力が必要となります。

For the internet-based test (iBT), we require a total score of at least 100, with at least 25 in each of the four subsections.

Q. よく受験生からは、「学校側が要求するスコア(minimum score)に達していない場合でも出願して大丈夫ですか?」という問い合わせを受けます。

A. その問い合わせに対して学校側が回答をHPに掲載しています。

A. Yes, your application will still be reviewed. However, you will be at a significant disadvantage compared to the other applicants whose TOEFL scores do meet Harvard Law School’s required minimum. Please note that you may retake the TOEFL and send updated scores after the application deadline has passed.

上記のretake the TOEFL and send update scores after the application deadline has passedの行為を受験生間では「スコアの差し替え」と呼びますが、ではこれがいつまで受け付けてもらえるか、こうした明確な回答がウェブ上に掲載されていない時には、出願者の個々の判断に拠ります。


2018年2月以降の締切日:米国ロースクール(LL.M. )



Fordham University

Indiana University

University of Southern California

University of Texas, Austin

George Washington University

Boston University

University of Minnesota

Vanderbilt University

Emory University

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

LL.M. Application Process:U of Chicagoの出願要綱サイトより

9月からレジュメの作成へ着手する出願者も目立ち始め、今月からはEssay (Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose)を書き始める方々も増えてくるものと思われます。

そうした中、下記U of Chicago LL.M Programの出願要綱サイトには出願プロセスが丁寧に述べられています。同校への出願者でなくとも、LSAC経由で出願する方々は目を通しておかれてはいかがでしょうか?


Please supply the information requested in the Basic Information Form for LLM Students and submit it electronically before you submit your application materials. Although all of the information requested is also supplied by you on the Application for Admission, submitting this information to us electronically before you apply will enable the Admissions Office to expedite the processing of your application materials once they are available.

When you submit the Basic Information Form for LLM Students you will receive an acknowledgement statement which will contain a BIF code. This BIF code must be entered in response to one of the questions on the Application for Admission.


Candidates applying for admission to the LLM Program must use the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service. Chicago requires both the Document Assembly Service (DAS) and the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES). Applicants must submit all the required materials through LSAC: application for admission with the supporting documents described below, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation (at least two and no more than four), TOEFL or IELTS scores, and the $85 application fee. We do not waive the application fee. If your answers to any of the questions on the Application for Admission require further explanation, or if there is other information not called for that you think may assist the Graduate Studies Committee in considering your application, you are encouraged to add this additional information to your personal statement.

Please submit with the Application for Admission the following supporting documents:

  • A description – in the form of a resume, curriculum vitae, or similar document – of your academic and professional background. In this document, please describe as fully as necessary the significance of any honors or distinctions so that the Graduate Studies Committee may compare your academic performance with others. It may be helpful to look at the sample resume PDF posted on our Web page before preparing this document.
  • A brief personal statement (one to three pages) describing the academic interests you wish to pursue at Chicago and your career plans following completion of our program. There is no particular format (font, word size, margin) for the personal statement. You should use your own judgment in selecting a format that you would find comfortable to read yourself.


Financial aid application. Admitted applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance from the Law School will be asked at the time of admission to supply information about their own and their family’s financial circumstances. Funds to support students in the LLM program are exceedingly limited. Grants are available only in a small portion of the total cost. Therefore, applicants requiring financial aid should make every effort to obtain assistance from their governments, families, employers, or other outside sources.


  1. Name Inconsistency. Sometimes applicants with several family names or nicknames use one name on the application and a different name on their LSAC registration. Applicants should always use the same formulation of their names on the Basic Information Form, the Application for Admission and the registration for LSAC services.  When applicants use different names it is difficult for those who process the applications to match materials and email messages submitted on behalf of one applicant. For the purposes of the application process, we ask all applicants to follow the name order convention used in most countries: first (given) name followed by last (family) name.
  2. TOEFL/IELTS test date changes. Applicants are asked on our application to indicate the date they took or plan to take the TOEFL/IELTS examination. Our policy is to make an application complete, assuming all other required documents have been submitted, when we have received the scores for the language test listed on the application. Therefore, applicants who 1) decide not to take that test,  2) decide not to have that score submitted to us, or 3) decide to take the test at a later date, should notify us so that their applications can be made complete with the appropriate language test scores. Once an application has been made complete, it is submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee for review and subsequent scores will not be added to the application after that. Applicants who wish to take subsequent TOEFL or IELTS exams after their applications have been made complete may do so, but they should wait to request reconsideration of their applications with new scores until after they have received an initial decision on the application AND have actual new scores that can be submitted to us.
  3. Online application status checker assumption. The LLM Program does not use an online application status checker, although some candidates assume we do because other schools and programs have such a system. When an application becomes available to us through LSAC, it will be acknowledged with an email message. The same thing will happen when an application becomes complete. These email messages are sent as soon as possible but applicants should understand that when application volume is particularly heavy, it may take several days or a week to acknowledge receipt of applications or completion status. Once an application is complete, there will be no further status messages until the decision email is sent in February.


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

Univ. of Washington, Seattleの各種 LL.M.プログラムに関する出願締め切り日です。

General LL.M. Program
International applicants (who expect to need F or J visas) must submit a full application no later than February 15 of the year in which they plan to commence study at the University of Washington. As the processing of international applications requires extra time, we appreciate early submission of application materials. The General Law LL.M. program is no longer accepting international applications for admission to Autumn 2017.

Asian Comparative Law Program
nternational applicants must submit a full application no later than February 15 of the year in which they plan to commence study at the University of Washington. As the processing of international applications requires extra time, we appreciate early submission of application materials.

Global Business Law
International applicants must submit a full application no later than February 15 of the year in which they plan to commence study at the University of Washington. As the processing of international applications requires extra time, we appreciate early submission of application materials.

 ■ Health Law
International applicants: Due to the time required for processing international applications, applicants must complete the online application and submit the required application materials to the program by February 15.

Intellectual Property Law and Policy
International applicants: Due to the time required for processing international applications, applicants must complete the online application and submit the required application materials to the program by February 15.

■ Sustainable International Development Law
The preferred deadline for international applicants (applicants who must procure a visa to study in the U.S.) is February 15 of the year in which they plan to commence study at the University of Washington. As the processing of international applications requires extra time, we appreciate early submission of application materials.  Applications submitted after February 15 may be considered at the discretion of the program.

■ Tax Law
International applicants are only eligible to apply for Autumn Quarter, and must apply by February 15 of the year they plan to begin classes. This deadline is for those students who need to obtain a visa. Applicants who are residents of the U.S. or are concurrent JD/LL.M. student at UW will use the deadlines for domestic applicants.



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

Indiana University LL.M.プログラムの出願締切日です。

Applicants to the LLM and MCL programs: Though applications will be considered until the class is full, it is recommended that you apply no later than March 1. All applications received by February 1 will be automatically be considered for scholarships. Applications received after February 1 will be considered for scholarships if funds are still available.

Admission requirements

Education: LLM and MCL applicants who received their undergraduate education outside the United States are generally required to have completed a degree in law or a strong undergraduate concentration in legal coursework.

English proficiency: An LLM or MCL candidate for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate fluency in English via a TOEFL score of 87 IBT, IELTS score of at least 7.0, TOEIC score of at least 850, or equivalent TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC scores in other formats. An English proficiency score which is slightly lower than our minimum requirement is not rejected outright, especially when other factors, such as educational background and work experience, are outstanding. We do not offer conditional admission in place of the above mentioned test score requirements, but we do have a special LLM and MCL summer program for English and legal English improvement.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:University of Texas, Austin

Texas, Austin LL,Mプログラムの出願締め切り日です。

LL.M. applications are processed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Applicant Services. LL.M. applications for the 2018-19 academic year will be available starting in late-October and due by March 1, 2018 for priority consideration.

All applicants must register for the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (LL.M. CAS). Applicants with a foreign law degree will also need to register for the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.

Applicants with a foreign law degree must demonstrate English proficiency by taking a language test. Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they hold a law degree from a school in: Australia, Canada (outside Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa (English medium universities) or the United Kingdom.

An applicant whose first degree in law was taught in English in another country may apply for an exemption from this requirement by submitting an official letter from their law school/university verifying that English was the medium of instruction. Students who request and are granted an exemption are expected to be fully competent English speakers and will not be eligible for extended time on their final exams.

Please note, the LL.M. program at The University of Texas School of Law is extremely selective and currently offers a maximum of 60 seats for each incoming class.

Applicants will need to provide the following documents to the LSAC LL.M. Applicant Services:

  • Your official law school transcript, including award of degree, along with translations into English. Applicants must include all of their higher education transcripts and awards of degree.
  • If you are required to demonstrate English proficiency, we accept official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We require a minimum TOEFL score of 101 or better on the Internet-based test, or a minimum score of 7.5 or better on the IELTS.
  • Three letters of recommendation or evaluations.
  • A resume.
  • A personal statement.
  • The $75 LL.M. program application fee, paid through LSAC.

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

Boston University LL.Mプログラムに関する出願締め切り日です。

International Applicants*: April 15, 2018

*Please note: the LLM in American Law is open to foreign-trained attorneys only and is only available for Fall entry

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

U of Pennsylvania LL.M.プログラムの締切日が発表されました。


November 15:

Early Notification

Any LLM or LLCM application completed by November 15 will be accepted, rejected, or deferred for further consideration by February 1. To be complete, Penn Law must have received the application and all supporting materials from LSAC.
December 15:

Regular Notification

LLM and LLCM applications are due by December 15. Applicants will be accepted, rejected or wait-listed by mid-March.

If you miss the deadline, you can request a deadline extension. Late applications require an additional $25 late fee.


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

University of Chicago, LL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。


December 15Priority application submission deadline. On or before this date candidates should have submitted their Basic Information Form electronically to the Law School and the following items to the LSAC LLMCAS: application for admission, personal statement, and resume.  Candidates may apply after December 15. They do not need to ask permission to do this. They should understand, however, that they assume the risk that most admission decisions will have been made by the time their applications have been completed and reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee. Candidates who do apply after December 15 should include with their personal statements an explanation about why they did not apply before the deadline.

January 15Priority application completion deadline. Although most applicants will have completed their applications (application for admission, personal statement, resume, transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS scores, and letters of recommendation) by the December 19 deadline, candidates whose applications are completed between December 15 and January 15 will receive full application review before decisions are sent out on February 15. Applications completed after January 15 will be fully reviewed once they are complete, but those candidates should understand that, as a practical matter, the later we review a completed application, especially if it is substantially later, the less likely we will be able to offer admission. This timing varies from year to year, and it is impossible to predict ahead of time when we will have to stop offering admission to candidates.