Advance Your Legal Career

Northeastern’s online LLM program let you customize the curriculum to meet your particular needs. Whether it’s unlocking the mysteries of the U.S. legal system, working side by side with U.S. lawyers, honing your expertise in a particular field of law, or qualifying for a U.S. bar examination, the Northeastern LLM helps you achieve your personal and professional goals.


Application Process

The LLM admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis, and applicants are notified as soon as an admission decision has been made. We highly recommend you submit your application and supporting materials as early as possible.

THE NEXT START DATE IS:

September 8, 2021

To be admissible to the LLM program, you are required to hold a first professional law degree. For international applicants, the requirement may be fulfilled by an LLB or its equivalent from an accredited or comparably recognized law school outside the United States. For domestic applicants, a JD is required.

You can begin the application process by visiting our Apply Now page, which is preferred. The application is also available online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).


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Application Checklist

Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to the Northeastern University School of Law LLM program. Northeastern also accepts applications through the Law School Admission Council.*

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two-page Personal Statement
  • *One letter of recommendation
  • *Official transcripts; if applicable, transcripts should be translated into English
  • *Score reports for the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT®) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if English is not your first language or your first law degree was not conducted in English.
  • *The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is not required, but applicants who have taken it should submit a report of their score.

*If you apply through the Law School Admission Council, your LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) report will include your letter of recommendation, transcripts and test scores.


LLM Credential Assembly Service

The LLM program at Northeastern University School of Law accepts applications directly or through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Students who apply through LSAC should register with the LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) provided by LSAC. This service collects and authenticates your academic records and letters of recommendation, and (if applicable) your TOEFL iBT® or IELTS score report. Once complete, LSAC sends the CAS report, including all your documents and evaluations of any international transcripts, to Northeastern University School of Law. To use the Credential Assembly Service, register for an account at LSAC.org and follow the instructions to register for the service. Questions about the Credential Assembly Service can be directed to LSAC at +1 215.968.1001.


Transcripts

Transcripts for all previously attended colleges and universities, law schools and graduate schools must be sent directly by the schools to LSAC’s LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) or to the Northeastern University School of Law LLM program.


Standardized Tests

Applicants to the LLM program whose first language is not English should provide a TOEFL iBT® or IELTS score report. Applicants whose first law degree was conducted in English are not required to provide a TOEFL iBT® or IELTS score report.

The TOEFL iBT® is offered by:

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
TOEFL Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
Phone: +1 609.771.7100
Email: toefl@ets.org
Website: www.ets.org/toefl

Contact the ETS and request that your TOEFL score be sent directly to LSAC or directly to Northeastern. The TOEFL code for LSAC’s LLM Credential Assembly Service is 8395; the TOEFL code for Northeastern University School of Law is 3658. The ETS website can provide current information about test registration and scheduling. Northeastern University School of Law also accepts an official IELTS score report. Test scheduling and registration information for the IELTS exam can be found on the IELTS website.

Applicants who achieve a score of 70 or better on the TOEFL iBT® or an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or better will be considered for admission. Applicants may also complete an oral interview via the internet as proof of English proficiency.

The LSAT is not required for entry into the LLM program, but applicants who have taken it should submit their score.


Recommendations

Applicants must have one letter of recommendation submitted by their recommender, either directly to the Northeastern University School of Law LLM program or through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service, which is part of the CAS registration; a maximum of two letters of recommendation may be submitted. We suggest that applicants select individuals who have first-hand knowledge of their academic work, intellectual and personal qualities and other characteristics that make them a strong LLM candidate.


Resume

All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae as part of the application. The resume may include academic and professional honors received (e.g., prizes, scholarly awards, membership in honor societies, recognition/service awards); extracurricular and community activities; work experience; and references for any scholarly publications.


Personal Statement

All applicants must provide a personal statement, written in their own words. The personal statement should be two pages, double-spaced, and it should discuss the applicant’s reasons for applying to the Northeastern University School of Law’s LLM program, and it should explain how the degree relates to the applicant’s professional and personal goals.


Mailing Address

Northeastern University School of Law LLM and International programs
Attention: Meaghan Maher
416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

*If you apply through the Law School Admission Council, your LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) report will include your letter of recommendation, transcripts and test scores.