The Admission Committee determines admission to the LL.M. Program. The committee reviews each application individually, ensuring the fair appraisal of each applicant's file. Offers will be extended to eligible applicants on the basis of several factors, including law school record, proof of English proficiency if relevant, written recommendations, professional accomplishments and expected commitment to the LL.M. program.
How to Apply
Willamette's College of Law offers an LL.M. in Transnational Law and an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution. The LL.M. is an advanced law degree available to those who have completed the J.D. at an ABA-accredited American law school or its equivalent from a foreign law school.
LSDAS Electronic Application
Apply through the LSAC, which maintains an approved electronic-format application to Willamette's College of Law. See the LLM LSAC Web site for information about submitting electronic applications via CAS.
Apply by submitting a paper application. The application can be downloaded in PDF format (below).
When to Apply
The priority deadline is March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission. Please note, applications will continue to be accepted following the priority deadline so long as there is seat availability. Should you have questions, please contact the Admission Office directly by phone: (503) 370-6282 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Materials & Requirements
All LL.M. applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited American law school or its equivalent from a foreign law school. Official law transcripts must be sent with degree conferred. If transcripts are not in English, a certified English translation must accompany the original. Please use the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) for transcript translation and evaluation.
Application Processing Fee
There is no fee for any application submitted electronically.
Applicants submitting paper applications must submit a nonrefundable application processing fee of $50. Make checks payable to "Willamette University." Submit the application processing fee with the application for admission.
Official, Certified Academic Records
Please use the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. An official certified copy of your law school transcript, along with an official certification of your law degree (documentation of your qualification to practice law in your home country-such as a bar association ID number), is required.
All transcripts or other academic records must be official documents bearing the registrar's signature or the institution's seal. If these records are not in English, a certified English translation must be submitted together with the originals. Please use the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (llm.lsac.org).
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of written recommendation must be in English, or accompanied by a certified English translation. They must be submitted with your LSAC CAS report.
Applicants must submit a written statement discussing your qualification and intentions for pursuing a graduate degree from the College of Law. The statement must be in English.
A resume is a required component of a completed application. Please attach one to your electronic application. The resume is not a substitute for the personal statement.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
International applicants must also meet all international applicant requirements.