Is the TOEFL required?
For non-U.S.-trained lawyers, the Law School requires a TOEFL or IELTS score unless the language of instruction for the applicant’s law classes was English.
What is a competitive TOEFL or IELTS score?
The Law School does not have a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score, but your application is more competitive with a TOEFL score of at least 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), 100 (IBT), and an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
Is a letter of recommendation required?
Yes. At least one letter of recommendation from the dean or a professor of the university where you obtained your first law degree is required.
Is a personal statement or essay required?
Yes. You must write a personal statement or essay stating your background, your reasons for applying to the International LL.M. Program, and your career expectations.
What material is required to submit an application to the International Graduate Program?
The applicant must submit the following:
How do I apply to the International LL.M. Program?
You may apply online through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) at www.lsac.org, or you may complete and mail the paper application found at www.law.ua.edu/apply to the Law School Admissions Office. To complete the application through the LSAC, you must register for the LL.M. Document Assembly Service (which is a service provided by the LL.M. CAS).
When does the Law School begin accepting applications?
The Law School begins accepting applications on September 1 in the year prior to the year in which you wish to enroll.
What is the tuition for the LL.M. Program?
For 2016-17, the full-time tuition rate is $38,820 for out-of-state students, plus an international student fee.
After I submit my application, when should I expect a decision?
The Admissions Committee will review your application when your application file is complete. Apply early to ensure time to process any necessary visas or other special documents.
Are scholarships available for LL.M. students?
Generally, scholarships are not available for LL.M. students.
If I successfully complete the LL.M. Program, may I take the Alabama or any other state bar exam?
Although the program is intended for lawyers who will return to their home countries, some graduates may decide to take an American bar exam. Each state bar has different eligibility requirements for its bar exam. Please contact the state bar in which you are interested for details. For more information on the Alabama State Bar, please click here: http://www.alabar.org/admissions/files/ruleIV.pdf and http://www.alabar.org/admissions/.