Application Deadline for Fall 2024: March 1, 2024

Application opens on November 1, 2023. Admission is not rolling and applicants will receive a decision in May.

Required Materials

Application Instructions

All applicants will apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). You will need to create an LSAC LLM account, if you have not already.

Complete the application by clicking on the LL.M./S.J.D. Application button near the top of the page. Before you submit your application, you will also upload your:

You will pay the application fee when you are ready to submit your completed application.

Submission of Required Materials to LSAC

Applicants should send the following to LSAC through the LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS):

Review information about submitting English Language Proficiency Test scores to LSAC.

English Language Proficiency Test Requirement

All applicants are required to take an English Language Proficiency Test, whose first language is not English, to adequately demonstrate English competency as part of the application process. We accept TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Applicants with TOEFL or IELTS scores below the recommended score are still encouraged to apply. 

Wisconsin Residency

The Graduate Programs Office will email you instructions to complete the Record of Residence Form online.


Applicants who are admitted to the S.J.D. degree program, will have an advisor selected for them by the Graduate Programs Committee based on research proposal topic. 

Contact Us



Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin Law School
Attn: Graduate Programs Office
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

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