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Application & Financial Information

Qualification for Admissions

The LL.M. degree program 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

Applications for fall 2019 will be available September 2018 through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. The PDF application form, which can be sent in via mail or email, will be available on this page at that time as well.  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 Documents. Once you apply, you can check your application status online.