How to Apply to the LLM Program

EligibilityDeadlines | Application Process | TOEFL/IELTS Requirements | International Student Financial Requirements | Admission Procedure

Enrollment Eligibility

Applicants to the Oregon LLM program must have earned a JD from an accredited US law school or hold a law degree (LLB or equivalent) from a non-US program of legal education.

The LLM Advisory Committee reviews each LLM application. Admission decisions are based on your academic record, legal research and writing skills, English language proficiency (if applicable), work or volunteer experience related to the concentration sought, recommendations from professors or employers, and your demonstrated interest in the LLM concentration to which you are applying.


Deadlines

Oregon Law is on a semester system. You can apply to begin the Oregon Law LLM program in Spring semester (January start) or Fall semester (August start).

The LLM program offers rolling admissions. You are encouraged to apply by:

 April 30


August start - Fall Semester


November 1


January start - Spring Semester


International applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow for time to complete the visa application process if admitted to the program.


How to Apply

You may apply to the Oregon LLM program through LSAC, our internal portal, via mail, or via email.


Via Email

If you are applying via email, send the following documents directly to llminfo@uoregon.edu:

  • Oregon LLM Application

  • Official Transcripts (in English or official English translation) sent directly from all colleges and universities attended and degrees conferred (official paper or  electronic transcripts are accepted).

  • Official Transcripts sent directly from any college or university degree program that you are currently pursuing, if applicable (official paper or electronic transcripts are accepted).

  • Legal Writing Sample (in English) that demonstrates legal writing, research, and analytical abilities. (For example, a paper on a legal topic, a court brief or other legal document, written solely by the applicant.)

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae that demonstrates your work experience, education, and, if applicable, admission to practice law.

  • Personal Statement that describes your interest in applying to the Oregon LLM program (250 to 500 words).

  • Two Letters of Recommendation (no more than three) from employers, professors, or colleagues that discuss your academic achievements, professional work, and legal research and writing abilities.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 (international applicants and applicants who apply through  LSAC are exempt).

  • International Student Financial Statement  (supporting documents are  required for the visa application process - see the International Student Financial Statements)

  • TOEFL or IELTS official results (for applicants whose native language is not English).  Test results cannot be older than two years (24 months) from the testing date.


Via Mail

If you are applying via mail, please send your application, along with the documents required above, to the following address:

LLM Program Director
University of Oregon School of Law
1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403 USA

Official transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS scores should be submitted by mail (official electronic transcripts are accepted).


International Students

English Proficiency: TOEFL and IELTS

Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. A TOEFL score of at least 600 on the paper test or 88 on the Internet-based test is ordinarily required. If you take the IELTS, a score of 7.0 is ordinarily required. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores should be submitted directly to Oregon Law.  Test results cannot be older than two years (24 months) from the testing date.

Applicants who have a lower TOEFL or IELTS score may be asked to provide supplemental written materials and participate in an applicant interview to demonstrate English language proficiency. ​​

TOEFL ScoreIELTS score
600 (paper)
88 (internet)
7.0

Financial Statements

International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources for educational and living expenses while studying in the United States before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form 1-20 or DS-2019) can be issued by the University of Oregon.

Support documents (no more than six months old) must be submitted with the International Student Financial Statement.  

Supporting documents can be:

  1. Bank statement or certificate of balance that contains the bank's seal or signed by a bank official on official letterhead indicating account opening date and current balance;
  2. Scholarship or sponsorship letter verifying the amount, source, and length of the award.

Admissions Procedure and Deposit

The LLM Advisory Committee will begin the review of your file once all of your documents have been submitted. Once the review is complete, you will be notified of the admissions decision.

If you are admitted to the Oregon LLM program, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is required.

International Students

Pay Your Seat Deposit