Applications should be accompanied by the following supporting materials:

  • Official transcripts of all law and related study, as well as other university education. Graduates of law schools outside the U.S. should be careful that their transcripts indicate courses taken, number of hours awarded for each course, the grade received in each course, an explanation of the grading system, and a ranking of the individual student. Transcripts in a language other than English, French, or Spanish must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Three letters of recommendations by persons who are sufficiently acquainted with the applicant’s work to form an opinion about his or her ability to successfully pursue advanced legal studies. The letters may be mailed by the recommender directly to the LL.M. Program office or may be included with the application in a sealed envelope, signed by the recommender over the seal.
  • Personal statement including research interests and reason for pursuing advanced legal education, and your plans following the completion of the LL.M. degree.
  • A check or money order for $50 (in United States funds) payable to the “LSU Law Center” as an application fee. The application fee is nonrefundable.
  • Official TOEFL score sheet should be submitted by all non-native English-speakers. The generally accepted minimum score is 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), or 100 (internet based).
  • Passport-size photo (passport photo).


The LL.M. Program is highly selective in nature. Only candidates who have exhibited exceptional ability in the past and whose record, as a whole, promises high potential for the future will be considered for admission to the program. Applicants must have completed a Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school, or its equivalent from an approved foreign law school. Admissions decisions are made by the LL.M. Committee of the law faculty.

Students will be admitted in the fall semester, beginning in August. There is no spring semester admission.

The deadline to submit completed applications is February 1. Late applications may not receive full consideration regarding financial aid.

Please submit applications to:

LL.M. and International Programs
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Room W326
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1000

LL.M. Program staff may be contacted by telephone at 225/578-7831 or 225/578-1126, or by email at llmadmissions@law.lsu.edu