Applying

Application Deadline for Fall 2022: March 1, 2022

Admission is not rolling and applicants will receive a decision in May.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Personal statement: In 1-2 pages, double-spaced, explain why you are interested in the LL.M./S.J.D. program at the University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Resume
  • Research proposal: Provide a brief summary of your planned research proposal in at least 6 pages, double-spaced
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) letters are required, three (3) are preferred
    • Letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can attest to your skills and abilities in an academic or professional capacity
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended (undergraduate, law school, etc.).
    • If transcripts are not in English, submit certified translations with them.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (see English Language Proficiency Test Requirement section below)

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:

  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Research proposal

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):

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS score

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.

ADVISORS

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

FINANCIAL AID

Applicants are encouraged to seek funding and financial aid from additional sources. The University of Wisconsin Law School has some financial aid available to LL.M. & S.J.D. students. Requests for financial aid can be made on the LL.M./S.J.D. application when applying. Applicants will be notified if they are to receive financial aid via email, shortly after they are admitted.

Contact Us

Phone

608-262-9120

Mailing Address

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

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