We are now accepting applications for
the Fall term, 2014, which begins September 15 (application deadline is September 1).
Please review the following information carefully:
You may apply through the Law school Admission Council’s (“LSAC”) Credential Assembly Service. If you do not already have an LL.M. Credential Assembly Service account with LSAC, please fill out this form on LSAC’s website. Please note: the LSAC Document Assembly Fee is $75. You do not need to select the International Evaluation Service, nor do you need to submit transcripts to LSAC, since you will need to obtain a separate transcript evaluation, as described below.
If you have any questions about the application, please contact
Nicole Carlucci, Admissions Counselor – LL.M. Programs
Florida Coastal School of Law
8787 Baypine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
You will need to have your law school transcript authenticated and evaluated by an agency approved by the California Bar. Please view the PDF file located below for a list of approved agencies and their contact information. You must obtain a course-by-course evaluation if you use one of the agencies listed on this link: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=OgOziIjuAfI%3D
You must submit the following five documents in support of your application to Coastal Law’s LL.M. program on or before the application deadline: (1) application; (2) C.V.; (3) brief personal statement; (4) a TOEFL or IELTS score (non-native English speakers only - see exceptions below); (5) evaluation of your official, authenticated law school transcript. (Please see the above link to a list of California Bar-approved credential evaluation agencies.)
Admission to the program is competitive and not automatic. Seats are limited. To apply, you must hold a law degree from your home country and have an academic record that indicates a likelihood of success in the program. Your personal statement should demonstrate why an LL.M. in U.S. Law will advance your career. When reviewing applications for admission to the LL.M. program, the following factors will be considered: performance in previous law studies; professional or related experience; professional and personal goals; and English proficiency.
Exceptions to the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS:
Non-native English speakers must obtain a minimum score of 80 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS. You are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you are a graduate of (a) a law school located in a country where English is an official language, or (b) an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a country where English is an official language. This second exception is granted on a case-by-case basis, and you may be required to conduct a phone or online interview with the LL.M. Program Director. Also, naturalized U.S. citizens are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.