Master of Laws (LL.M.) Admissions Process

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Admissions Decisions

Admission decisions are based on a thorough review of each applicant’s file. While the strength of the applicant’s complete academic record figures prominently in the process, a multitude of factors are considered in ascertaining an applicant’s probability of successfully completing the program of study. While satisfying the minimum admission criteria qualifies the applicant to be considered, meeting minimum criteria for admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the program.

Prior Degree Requirements

  • Applicants for admission must have an earned Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Foreign educated lawyers must possess a degree equivalent to the Juris Doctor (J.D.)

LL.M. Options

Applicants choose from four different LL.M. degree options:


  • By cohort:
    • For Fall:
      • Application deadline: August 1
    • For Spring:
      • Application deadline: January 1
    • For Summer (online programs only):
      • Application deadline: May 1

  • Applications are ​accepted on a rolling basis with cohorts starting Fall, Spring and Summer.
  • Applications and all associated paperwork will need to be submitted through LSAC or to the law school directly in a timely manner ​to ensure you matriculate into your preferred cohort.
  • We encourage you to apply early to receive a timely admissions decision.
  • The Admissions Committee will give careful consideration to timely submitted applications until reaching program capacity.


Required for Admission

To be considered for admission, an applicant may submit the following items through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service or choose to apply through the school of law directly via pdf form:

  • A completed LL.M. application through LSAC or the pdf application if applying to the school of law directly.
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
    • $65 for U.S. educated applicants and $90 for foreign educated applicants. Submit a check or money order payable to Texas A&M University.
  • A descriptive resume including details about:
    • The applicant’s educational background, honor societies, military service, extracurricular activities, public/community service, honors and awards, publications, foreign language proficiencies, and any other significant achievements and involvements.
    • The applicant’s relevant work history. Be sure to include the name of the employer or organization, location, dates of employment, position(s) held, a general description of duties performed, and any employer recognized achievements.
  • A statement of interest typed, double-spaced not exceeding two pages. The statement should address:
    • The applicant’s program of interest – see options listed above.
    • The applicant’s educational and professional experiences that have prepared him or her for advanced legal study.
    • The applicant’s professional plans and goals following completion of the program of study.
  • Statements, if applicable, explaining affirmative answers to questions in the Character and Fitness section of the application.
  • Official academic transcripts, submitted either through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service or to the school of law directly, from all undergraduate, graduate, and law schools attended, including final transcripts reflecting the conferral of all degrees earned – associates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral.
Foreign-educated applicants, those who completed their bachelor’s degree outside the U.S., its territories, or Canada, are required to submit all transcripts with an official English translation. Official translations must be prepared by a recognized translation service and include all original seals and/or signatures. Applicants currently attending a U.S. institution may arrange for their current school to submit copies of their official transcript(s) directly to the School of Law (See Page 10 of the application pdf).

In addition to all other application requirements, foreign educated applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency. Applicants should consult the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies for the most up-to-date information regarding English proficiency verification.

Once the applicant completes and submits the electronic application, the law school will automatically request an official copy of the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service report from LSAC. Please note, an application will not be considered complete until the law school receives each of the items listed above through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.

Clicking on the "Apply Now" button on the right will bring you to the Law School Admission Council website where you can complete a profile and complete your application
you can use the pdf application form to apply through the school of directly.