A complete application includes the following:
- Advanced JD Application Form(link is external) submitted through LSAC's website (account registration required), which is the preferred method.
- Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Registration(link is external) – AJD applicants must have an active CAS registration using the Law School Admissions Council website (www.lsac.org/llm(link is external)).
- Personal Statement - Write about your experience and qualifications, your reasons for seeking an AJD degree, and the course of study you wish to pursue. The statement that you submit must be written by you alone and should not exceed 800 words (about three typed pages).
- Letters of Recommendation - You must provide two letters of recommendation to LSAC to be included in your CAS report. We prefer that one of the letters be from a former or current law professor, if possible. If a recommendation letter is not written in English, then an English translation must accompany the original recommendation letter.
- Transcripts - Request that official transcripts from all institutions (graduate and undergraduate) where you have studied be sent directly to LSAC to be included in your CAS report.
- English Test Requirement - Your application must include a TOEFL or IELTS examination score report with a minimum 600 TOEFL score or 7 IELTS score, unless you meet the exemption criteria listed above.
- Application Fee - A $60 application fee made payable to the “University of Hawai’i”.
- Writing Sample - Submit a document written by you at work or school in English on any topic, up to three pages, as a sample of your English writing ability. The writing sample does not need to be a complete document. You may black out any confidential information.
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (optional).
- Interview by Skype or in-person - Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee may contact you with instructions for scheduling an interview. In most instances, the interview will be conducted electronically via Skype.
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