LL.M. in U.S. Law: Admissions Qualifications

The following qualifications represent the minimum criteria for admission to the LL.M. in U.S. Law program. Meeting the qualifications does not guarantee admission.

  1. A law degree (LL.B./LL.M./equivalent) or a license to practice law in your home jurisdiction.
  2. Minimum English score requirement (for non-native English speakers)
    Minimum score from a test taken no earlier than two years before the date you apply to TUJ:
    • TOEFL: PBT 570 / iBT 88
    • IELTS: 6.5 with no score below 6.0

Conditional Admission

Applicants with a lower TOEFL/IELTS score may be conditionally admitted to the law program in Tokyo. Please see Types of Admission for more information or contact us for assistance.


Applicants requesting TOEFL or IETLS waivers must ensure that the academic transcripts they submit verify that they obtained their degree from an English-speaking institution. Please contact us to confirm your eligibility for a waiver.