Requirements & Applications
To be eligible for admission, an applicant must hold either a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. or an academic degree in law or comparable from an educational institution in a country other than the U.S. which makes the applicant eligible to become licensed to practice in that country. Documentation of all academic degrees and, where applicable, a license, is required.
Ordinarily, the academic degree of an international applicant must be comparable to a U.S. Bachelor's degree (for example, B.A., A.B., B.S.). A Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree will also qualify.
All applicants for whom English is a second language must prove English-language proficiency by submitting one of the following:
- A minimum score of 81 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)
- A minimum composite score of 6.0 on the IELTS
- “First Grade” score on the National Japanese English Proficiency STEP Exam
- Official transcript showing satisfactory completion of Intensive English Master Level 112 at any ELS Language Center
- Official transcript and/or graduation certificate of an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university in a primarily or officially English-speaking country
Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old.