LL.M. Application Checklist :
- Complete the application in its entirety. Use ink. Print clearly using block letters or type. If any items require detailed explanation, please attach a separate sheet of paper for each item. Do not staple pages together.
- A non-refundable application processing fee of $75 paid by check or money order.
- Official Transcripts from all colleges, graduate schools, and professional schools you have attended or are attending. If your transcript is not in English, you must have the transcript translated to English and you must submit both an official and validated translated transcript, in addition to the official and validated untranslated transcript. We strongly recommend that you register for the LSAC, LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.
- Personal Statement, written by you, that discusses your personal background, experience, education, as well as your educational and professional goals. This statement should explain why you desire to pursue this LL.M. program and how this program will help you in your future professional and/or academic pursuits.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
- Letters of Recommendation (strongly recommended, not required): Support letters received in a timely fashion will be considered by the admissions committee. No more than two support letter should be submitted. Letters should be mailed by the person making the recommendation directly to the address below. Support letters may be attached to the application for admission if they are in sealed envelopes and have not been handled by the applicant outside of the envelope. Emailed recommendations will be accepted.
- TOEFL score (reported by ETS). If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, you must take the test of the National Council on the Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test must have been taken within two years of the date of the application. Your certified score must be submitted to Santa Clara Law. The Santa Clara Law TOEFL code is 4851. If English is your native language or your use English for the majority of professional and/or academic life, please attach a short statement to the application titled “Request for Waiver of the TOEFL Requirement” noting your experience with the English language. The curriculum at Santa Clara Law is conducted entirely in English and your applicant must reflect that you are proficient in English.
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