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Qualification for Admissions

The LL.M. degree in American Law is a one-year program of study primarily designed for international lawyers and students who hold a first degree in law from their home countries and wish to enhance their study of American Law in the U.S. To qualify for admission to the program, LL.M. applicants must:

  • Hold a first degree in law from an accredited law school in their home country.
  • Provide a TOEFL score of 600 on the paper-based test  or 100 on the internet-based test.  We will consider granting an exemption from the TOEFL requirement if you are from an English-speaking country, earned your  law degree in an English-speaking country, or received a prior academic degree in the United States.  Applicants whose TOEFL score is slightly below this minimum may receive conditional admission. Applicants will be required to successfully complete an approved English as a Second Language course and submit an updated TOEFL score. 

LL.M. admission decisions are based on several factors to include academic and professional experience, letters of recommendation, applicants’ English proficiency and a candidate’s ability to enhance the academic and geographic diversity of the class.

LL.M. Application Deadline

Wake Forest Law is no longer accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.

Applications for Fall 2017 will be available through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Document Assembly Service  and our website September 1, 2016 and will continue through July 1, 2017. Candidates should submit their application and supporting materials as soon as possible. Wake Forest Law employs a “rolling admissions” process, and applications are reviewed once fully complete. For more information on submitting your application please visit Required Application Forms. Once you apply, you can check your application status online.