How to Apply
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For consideration for Fall 2015, please submit all required materials no later than May 15, 2015. Space permitting, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
We offer two ways to apply: through your LSAC account (no application fee) or through the University of Arizona Graduate Admissions Application ($75 application fee).
1. LSAC Application Process
Submit application through LSAC Electronic Application Service
- Login as a "Future LLM Student"
- Log in or establish an LSAC account. Note: You may use an existing LSAC LLM account, and do not need to create a new account if you already have an LLM account.
- Click on "My School List"
- Click on "School Search"
- Click on "Add Member Schools"
- Select "The University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law"
- Select "Save Selections to School List"
- Select “Start/Continue Application”
- Select "Fall 2015 - Application"
- Click "Apply"
- Follow the application instructions
Important note: Once you have submitted your application through LSAC, please let us know by sending an email with your LSAC account number to our LLM Admissions Team at: LAW-TRADE@email.arizona.edu, so that we can be sure that LSAC forwards your application to us.
2. UA Graduate Admissions Application Process
Submit application HERE and follow the online instructions.
All international applicants completing the online application, during the REVIEW of your application, please ensure the following have been selected:
2) LAW LLM (International Trade and Business Law option)
3) Fall 2015 under "Term" (or a later term if seeking a conditional admission)
To apply online you must apply as a degree-seeking student AND pay by credit card using ONLY Mastercard, Visa, or American Express.
If you have questions or technical difficulties with the UA Graduate College Application Process, please contact them at: +1 (520) 621-3471 or http://grad.arizona.edu/contact.
If you have questions regarding the application requirements contact our LLM Admissions Team at: LAW-TRADE@email.arizona.edu.
Required Documents (regardless of application process used)
(Note, if applying through LSAC, all documentation/information should be submitted through LSAC, and if applying through the UA Graduate College, all documents/information should be submitted through the UA Graduate College.)
Official University Transcripts
All transcripts should be submitted through Law School Admissions Council's Credential Assembly Service. (Please note that LSAC charges fees for services through the Credential Assembly Service.)
The resume should summarize your education, work experience, any publications, and other relevant credentials and accomplishments.
The personal statement is both a writing sample and an opportunity to discuss your unique characteristics and personal qualities, including educational and work experiences, talents and special interests, socioeconomic background, involvement in community affairs and public service, or any events or circumstances that have helped shape your life or given it direction. It should not exceed three double-spaced pages in length.
Two or More Letters of Recommendation
At least one letter of recommendation should be from a faculty member at the institution awarding the first law degree. If not, please explain why this is not available in the appropriate departmental question on the application. The strongest recommendations are substantive and detail the applicant's analytical abilities and writing skills. It is worth making a significant effort to communicate with your recommenders regarding the need for detail.
TOEFL or IETLS Report
Proof of English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English, and who do not qualify for a waiver. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 IBT or higher is expected. Alternatively, we will accept an overall IELTS score of 7.5 score and no subsection less than 7.0.
*Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. A link to the websites of the various state bars can be found here: Bar Associations.