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LL.M. Application Process

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LL.M. Application Process Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Fall, Winter, and Summer starts. Once a term is filled, applications will be considered for the following term.

All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time.

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 as close to the deadline date as possible.

Program Eligibility

U.S. applicants to the LL.M. program must have received a juris doctor degree from an ABA accredited school and have two or more years of experience in the practice of law. Applicants from outside the U.S. must have earned a first law degree that entitles them to practice law in their home countries. Professional experience following the completion of the foreign degree is preferred.

LSAC Account Information

To create or update your LSAC LLM student account, go to: and follow the instructions. Please note, LSAC charges a fee to process your materials through its Credential Assembly Service.

Applicants should register and pay for LSAC's LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) at least four to six weeks before the first LL.M. application deadline. It takes approximately two weeks for LSAC to process a U.S. transcript or letter of recommendation from the time that it is received; transcripts from non-U.S. institutions may take longer to process. LSAC will not send the Law School Report to us until all official transcripts (and TOEFL score, if required) are received.

International applicants must register for LSAC's Document Assembly Service. We also require LSAC's International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.

Questions about the LL.M. CAS should be directed to LSAC at (215) 968-1001.

Once you have submitted your application, please let us know by sending an email with your LSAC account number to so that we can follow up with LSAC.


In support of your application, you will be asked to provide all university transcripts, a personal statement, an essay, and your curriculum vitae.

You will receive notification from us when we receive your application and when your application is complete. If you have not received notification within two weeks of the completion of your application, please contact us at

Financial Aid

Prospective LL.M. students should complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, however, financial aid is not determined until after admission. Financial aid is available to eligible admitted applicants and is based on need. Learn more about financial aid at NSU here.

For Foreign Applicants

Students whose native language is not English or who did not receive prior degree instruction in English must present evidence of proficiency in English by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600, or 100 on the online exam. An English proficiency exam is required of all candidates seeking admission from nations in which English is not the primary language of instruction. In addition to the TOEFL, the College of Law will accept scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English—Academic (PTE), or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). A waiver of this requirement is not available.

International applicants must register for LSAC's Document Assembly Service. We also require LSAC's International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.

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