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LLM In Practice Skills Application Information

The LL.M. in Practice Skills helps J.D. graduates meet increased demand for skills as an essential component of practicing law. Program participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone their skills in critical areas such as client interaction, document drafting, negotiating, litigating, and running a law firm, with a focus on any of the following core areas: Transactional Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Practice.
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Candidates for the degree of Masters of Law (LL.M.) must hold a JD degree from a law school in the U.S. or an equivalent foreign degree to be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program.

Application Process

The School of Law admits LLM students in the Spring and Fall terms each year. The deadline to submit an application accompanied by the required documents for each term is listed below. Incomplete applications and applications received after the term deadline may not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If admitted, a non-refundable seat deposit is required to enroll.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring Term

Deadline: November 1 (late applications may be accepted depending on enrollment and visa status)

Term Begins: First Week In January

Fall Term

Fall Deadline: June 1 (late applications may be accepted depending on enrollment and visa status) 

Term Begins: First Week In August

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Application Checklist

  1. Application Form
  2. Statement of Interest 
  3. Resume / CV
  4. One Letter of Recommendation
  5. Evaluated Law School Transcript: transcripts must be translated to English and evaluated for U.S. grade equivalency. Evaluated transcripts accepted from:

Information for International Students Requiring an F-1 VISA

You can submit an initial I-20 request only after you have been admitted to a program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Learn more about applying for an I-20 / F-1 VISA.