Criteria for LLM Admission
- Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For consideration for Fall 2014, please submit all required materials by July 15, 2014.
- Early applications are strongly encouraged, as the Admissions Committee begins making admissions decisions in December. Applications ordinarily will not be considered by the Admissions Committee until all required information, including TOEFL score, has been received.
- All LLM candidates must be JD/LLB graduates of an ABA-approved law school in the United States, or possess the first law degree from a foreign law school approved by the government or other accrediting authority in the nation in which it is located, prior to enrollment.
- Candidates for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate fluency in English (generally, TOEFL paper-based test scores of 100 IBT (internet-based), equivalent to 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based).
The University of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language offers excellent short courses in English (see CESL), which may be arranged at the student's cost prior to enrollment for the LLM, if a student's TOEFL is close to but does not meet the required level.
- A "conditional admission" may be requested in such a case, but requires an acceptable TOEFL score report be received no later than four (4) weeks prior to the start of the program.
Other factors given primary consideration in the admission process include:
- Academic record in achieving the first law degree and in other studies;
- Recommendations of professors or employers;
- Evidence of interest and ability in the field of international trade and commercial law, including publications or relevant work experience;
- Evidence of a commitment after graduation to teaching at the law school level, government service or international law practice;
- Fluency in a foreign language for students for whom English is the first language; and English fluency for foreign students.
The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, Veteran's status, or sexual orientation in its admissions, employment and educational programs or activities.
Given the small size of the program and its unique attributes, admission is highly competitive.
Admission Instructions and Procedures
Interested candidates should apply online through their LSAC account. Candidates without an LSAC account can apply through the University of Arizona Graduate Admissions Application. See the Application page for more information.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to explore Arizona Law's website for more information regarding the faculty and course offerings, as well as current calendar, schedule, library and other information.
Questions relating to the LLM program should be addressed to:
Professor David A. Gantz
Director, International Trade and Business Law Program
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law
1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0176 U.S.A.