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LLM in American Legal Studies

  • Vermont Law School
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Tracy Bach
  • Contact administratif : Ashley Patton
  • Adresse : 164 Chelsea Street, PO Box 96 | South Royalton, VT 05068, Royalton
  • Email administratif : admiss@vermontlaw.edu admiss@vermontlaw.edu
  • Site Internet : Consulter

Admission

APPLICATION CHECKLIST: 

  • Completed application form
  • $60.00 (USD) application fee
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essays as described below
  • Legal writing sample
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • OPTIONAL OR UPON REQUEST: Official LSAT Score

REQUIRED ESSAYS:

  • Describe the goals that are motivating you to pursue a Law/Master's or LLM degree. How do you think the skills and experience you will gain at Vermont Law School will help you achieve these goals?
  • How have you tried to effect change in relation to an issue of personal, local, or national significance?

OPTIONAL ESSAY

  • Give a realistic appraisal of your academic work since graduation from high school. Please note any inconsistencies in your record and the reasons for them.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an ​official evaluation agency. Recommended evaluation agencies include Educational Credential Evaluators and World Education Services.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT


  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score is required of all students for whom English is not the primary language spoken. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. or at an English-speaking institution for more than two years may be waived from this requirement.
    • TOEFL minimum score: 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet-based
    • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
    • PTE minimum score: 68

Please click here for further information about the application process.

Application

APPLICATION CHECKLIST: 

  • Completed application form
  • $60.00 (USD) application fee
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essays as described below
  • Legal writing sample
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • OPTIONAL OR UPON REQUEST: Official LSAT Score

REQUIRED ESSAYS:

  • Describe the goals that are motivating you to pursue a Law/Master's or LLM degree. How do you think the skills and experience you will gain at Vermont Law School will help you achieve these goals?
  • How have you tried to effect change in relation to an issue of personal, local, or national significance?

OPTIONAL ESSAY

  • Give a realistic appraisal of your academic work since graduation from high school. Please note any inconsistencies in your record and the reasons for them.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an ​official evaluation agency. Recommended evaluation agencies include Educational Credential Evaluators and World Education Services.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT


  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score is required of all students for whom English is not the primary language spoken. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. or at an English-speaking institution for more than two years may be waived from this requirement.
    • TOEFL minimum score: 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet-based
    • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
    • PTE minimum score: 68

Please click here for further information about the application process.

Program

The LLM in American Legal Studies is a one-year program of two semesters in residence beginning in the fall, with a minimum of 29 credits and a maximum of 33 credits.

Fall Semester

  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Torts
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research

Spring Semester

  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Civil Procedure II
  • An elective from all JD courses
  • Course in Legal Profession: Required for those wishing to take the New York bar exam.

Please click here for further information about the curriculum.

Curriculum

The LLM in American Legal Studies is a one-year program of two semesters in residence beginning in the fall, with a minimum of 29 credits and a maximum of 33 credits.

Fall Semester

  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Torts
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research

Spring Semester

  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Civil Procedure II
  • An elective from all JD courses
  • Course in Legal Profession: Required for those wishing to take the New York bar exam.

Please click here for further information about the curriculum.