LLM applications are processed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LLM Applicant Services. LLM applications for the 2018-19 academic year will be available starting in late-October and due by March 15, 2018 for priority consideration.

All applicants must register for the LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) and the Document Assembly Service (DAS). Applicants with a foreign law degree will also need to register for the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES).

Applicants with a foreign law degree must demonstrate English proficiency by taking a language test. Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they hold a first degree in law from a school in: Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (outside Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, or Zimbabwe.

An applicant whose first degree in law was taught in English in another country may apply for an exemption from this requirement by submitting an official letter from their law school/university verifying that English was the medium of instruction. Students who request and are granted an exemption are expected to be fully competent English speakers and will not be eligible for extended time on their final exams.

Please note, the LLM program at Colorado Law is extremely selective and currently offers a maximum of 20-25 seats for each incoming class.

Applicants will need to provide the following documents to the LSAC LLM Applicant Services:

  • Your official law school transcript, including award of degree, along with translations into English. Applicants must include all of their higher education transcripts and awards of degree;
  • If you are required to demonstrate English proficiency, we accept official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We require a minimum TOEFL score of 100  on the Internet-based test, or a minimum score of 7.0 or better on the IELTS, for full admission consideration.  Students who score below these thresholds may be considered for conditional admission contingent upon the completion of a summer English course at our International English Center ;
  • Three letters of recommendation.  We highly recommend submitting at least one recommendation from a former law professor who can attest to your academic capabilities;
  • A resume;
  • A personal statement; and
  • The $65 LL.M. program application fee, paid through LSAC.

All LLM application related questions can be emailed directly to our Director of International Programs.