Admission Requirements and Application Process

Foreign Attorneys LL.M. Program Admission Requirements and Process

Admission Requirements and application Process for usls ll.m. program

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program will be based on, among other things:

  • an earned first degree in law, or its equivalent, from a recognized university outside the United States that is duly accredited in the country
  • a distinguished academic record, or has clearly demonstrated by experience, academic performance or other qualifications, the ability to perform well in the LL.M. program
  • certification, or capability of certification, to practice law in their country
  • undergraduate major and academic performance
  • a written personal statement
  • a letter of recommendation
  • a writing sample

The ability to demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing English is required of applicants who are not native English speakers. The official TOEFL report must be sent directly by ETS to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Application Process

An applicant must submit the following materials to the International Programs Office:

  • A completed application
  • Credential evaluation by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service or the World Education Services, Inc. (WES). The report must be sent directly from the service you choose to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.  There is a charge for the evaluation.
     

 

  • Demonstrated English speaking and writing ability. The official TOEFL report must be sent directly by ETS to Cooley. Applicants to the program who are not native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing English. Official TOEFL reports must be submitted directly by ETS to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Cooley's Institution Code is 1796. Personal interviews may be conducted by the LL.M. Program.The program's TOEFL score requirements are:

    550 minimum on paper-based TOEFL
    213 minimum on computer-based TOEFL
    80 minimum on internet-based TOEFL

    Contact information for TOEFL follows:
    TOEFL® Services
    Educational Testing Service
    P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
    1-609-771-7100, 1-877-863-3546, or 1-609-771-7714, www.ets.org

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Reference letter
  • Writing sample
     

 

Application Deadlines

Contact the International Programs Office with your questions, including those about application and enrollment deadlines. 

Hilary Term (January - April)
Application Deadline: November 1

Trinity Term (May - August)
Application Deadline: March 1

Michaelmas Term (September - December)
Application Deadline: July 1

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
International Programs Office
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 371-5140
[email protected]

Tuition and Fees

There is no application fee. A $25 non-refundable enrollment fee is charged to reserve a seat. In addition, there is a $500 tuition deposit (applied to your first term's tuition) that must be paid by the deadline date. WMU-Cooley charges a $20 non-refundable student activity fee each term.  The current tuition rate for graduate courses may be found at https://www.cooley.edu/admissions/tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Scholarships are not available.
 

CONTACT

WMU-Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933 
(517) 371-5140

Click here for a full sitemap

Click here for ABA-required disclosures

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is an independent, private, non-profit educational institution affiliated with Western Michigan University. As an independent institution, the Law School is solely responsible for its academic program. Accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. In corde hominem est anima legis.

Read non-discrimination policy

 

WMU Cooley Logo
In corde hominem est anima legis.

© 2019 WMU Cooley Law School

Search