- first degree in law from an accredited law faculty of a foreign law school
- equivalent qualification to be determined by the School of Law’s Graduate Committee
- demonstrated high degree of academic excellence and promise.
Documents to provide:
- A completed Application for admission to the School of Law’s LLM Program.
- A brief (2—3 pages) autobiographical sketch that is typed and describes your professional goals and the role of an LLM degree in fulfilling those goals. Howard University School of Law
- Official transcripts of your record from both the university you attended as an undergraduate and the institution you attended for legal study. Each institution must send original transcripts directly to the Director of the Graduate Program.
- An essay in English of 5 typed pages written by you and describing either an aspect of your country’s legal system or your intended thesis dissertation.
- For applicants whose mother tongue is not English or for applicants from non-English speaking countries, the results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Test) Test showing you have achieved a score of 550 PBT or 58 IBT or higher. Inquiries about the TOEFL Test should be directed to the World Education Service http://www.wes.org Attention: TOEFL.
- Two letters of recommendation as to your character and academic potential for participating in a graduate law program. At least one letter of recommendation must be written by a member of your law school’s faculty. Recommendations must be from persons not related to you and must be sent by each person directly to the Office of Admissions.
- A nonrefundable application fee of $60 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order listing Howard University as payee. No personal checks will be accepted.
- One passport-size photograph.