LL.M. in U.S. Law: Application Requirements for Formal Admission
Please submit all required materials by the designated deadline. Items postmarked by the deadline but arriving late will not be considered on time. All documents not in English must be professionally translated. Documents will not be returned. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.
The Law School requires the following materials. Please send all the materials as specified on the admission application website.
1. Admission Application Website
Please complete the application form online. Please note that LL.M. in U.S. Law is called "LLM for Foreign-Trained Lawyers - TUJ" on the admission application website below.
2. Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report
All non-native speakers of English must submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score. Applicants who earned a university degree in an English-speaking country or from an institution in which English is the medium of instruction may petition to have the language proficiency test requirement waived.
Order an official score report using the code for Temple Law School (2906-03). For more information on the TOEFL examination, visit www.ets.org/toefl/
Request that an official report be sent directly to Temple Law School. For more information on IELTS, please visit www.ielts.org/
- Please see the Admission Qualifications page for further information.
- TUJ conducts an institutional TOEFL (ITP) exam almost every month. Scores are valid only in an application to TUJ.
3. Transcripts and Degree Verification
Official transcripts from all third-level institutions attended must be submitted directly to Temple Law School in Philadelphia by the issuing institutions in envelopes sealed by the institutions.
If any transcript merely lists the courses that you have completed, but does not show that the institution actually conferred your degree, then you must additionally ask the institution to submit a certificate of degree completion. The transcript alone will not suffice.
A certified English language translation must also accompany transcripts that are not issued in English. We do not accept transcripts that the applicant has handled or opened. Applicants may also submit overseas transcripts through an academic credentials evaluation service, such as World Evaluation Service (WES) or Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
4. Personal Statement
A personal statement should include information about your personal history, professional interests, and abilities that you think might help the Admissions Committee know you as a person and as a professional. Your personal statement should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Please submit the statement through the online application website.
5. Letters of Recommendation
Students must submit at least two letters of recommendation, though we would prefer three, from either law professors or legal employers well acquainted with your academic abilities or professional skills. Recommendation letters may be submitted online or in hard-copy form. A Student Recommendation Form is available on the application website for submission in hard-copy form.
A resume should contain details about your education and work experience.
7. Non-refundable Application Fee of $50 (U.S.)
Applicants who are not currently Temple Law Students
Please send your application fee by check or money order payable to "Temple University" to the address immediately below. We accept personal checks (drawn on a U.S. bank), money orders, and international traveler's checks. We do not accept either credit cards or bank wire transfers for application fees.
Please send your application fee to the address below:
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street, Room 710
Philadelphia, PA 19122 U.S.A.