Application Process & Requirements
The College of Law aims to enroll each fall a class of 10 to 20 intellectually curious, academically accomplished non-U.S. lawyers representing diverse life, work, educational, nationality and cultural experiences. These candidates will be well-integrated with the approximately 150 American J.D. and 25 international LL.M. candidates in each law school class, and will share all classes with the 3-year J.D. candidates, including the research and writing curriculum. For more details, click on JD curriculum.
Assessment of candidates for admission to the J.D. with Advanced Standing Program is based on the applicant's undergraduate record, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS candidates entering the U.S. on visa will be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score report to institution 4832, dept 03.
Applicants whose English ability is not yet sufficient for direct admission to the J.D. with Advanced Standing Program may be eligible to enroll in the Arizona Law ESL Bridge Program (Law Bridge), upon successful completion of which they may matriculate into the J.D. with Advanced Standing Program.
The admissions committee evaluates many factors, including but not limited to the nature of the applicant's educational experiences, grade trends, graduate study, significant or extracurricular activities, unique educational or occupational experiences, substantial community service, socioeconomic background, educational, and personal challenges. The committee reserves the right to request additional information, such as an LSAT score, depending on individual considerations. Applicants can be admitted conditionally subject to specified conditions such as completion of the Arizona Law ESL Bridge Program (Law Bridge) or a revised TOEFL or IELTS score prior to the start of the fall term.
Applicants who possess both a foreign law degree and an American LL.M. should provide the same information. The College of Law reserves the right to deny credit for LL.M. courses in which the earned grade is less than B- and to require additional TOEFL testing if the original TOEFL scores are less than 600. A full termâ€™s credit for prior LL.M. studies can be granted only if the candidate has completed a minimum of 17 units of B- or better coursework during his/her LL.M. program, and has achieved the degree.
- May 15.
- Review of applications begins as soon as all documents have been received and an application is deemed complete. Review continues on a rolling basis until the class is filled.