- All LLM candidates must possess the first law degree from a foreign law school approved by the government or other accrediting authority in the nation in which it is located.
- Candidates for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate fluency in English (generally, TOEFL paper-based test scores of 100 IBT (internet-based), equivalent to 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based). A "conditional admission" may be requested if a student's TOEFL is close to but does not meet the required level.
- Academic record in achieving the first law degree and in other studies.
- Recommendations of professors or employers.
- Evidence of interest and ability in the field of international trade and commercial law, including publications or relevant work experience.
- Evidence of a commitment after graduation to teaching at the law school level, government service or international law practice.