Application Procedures: General
The Roche LLM in International Business Transactions Program admissions criteria is highly selective. We admit a small number of superior candidates who we feel are capable of meeting the challenges of program’s rigorous curriculum and high expectations. We seek applicants who bring strong academic credentials, diversity and a range of professional experience. Admission decisions are made based on all information provided during the application process.
Please read application instructions carefully prior to commencing the application process.
A candidate for the LLM must have earned a Juris Doctorate (JD) or equivalent degree from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools or is approved by the American Bar Association, or in the case of a foreign candidate, must have completed a law degree with high academic standards from a recognized foreign university.
Students may apply for the LLM while in their final year of law study (either JD for U.S. students or the first degree in law for those educated outside the U.S.); however, the JD degree must be conferred prior to matriculation in the LLM. No exceptions will be granted.
Please also see Joint JD/IBT LLM program for related information.
How to Apply
IBT LLM applicants are required to submit their applications electronically through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) with the supporting LLM Credential Assembly Service. For more information about the LSAC LLM Application process please click here
For any technical difficulties with online application and/or LSAC website, please contact LSAC technical support at (215) 968 -1393.
Applicants must submit the L.L.M. application by the deadline of the term they wish to apply for. Note: You should register and pay for the LLM Credential Assembly Service at least 4 – 6 weeks before the application deadline. More time should be allowed for international applicants.
An application will not be reviewed until all materials are received by LSAC through the Document Assembly Service and forwarded to the admission committee. The admission committee reviews files in the order they are completed, on a rolling basis. Therefore, it is to the applicants’ advantage to submit the complete application to LSAC as early as possible.
Fall 2013 Semester:
- July 15th for domestic applicants
- May 15th for international applicants
Spring 2014 Semester (option valid for only those domestic and international applicants holding a primary law degree and/or an LLM from a U.S. institution) – November 1st for domestic applicants; October 15th for international applicants.
Please contact IBT Program Manager if trying to submit an application after specified deadlines.
All materials must submitted online through LSAC Credential Assembly Service . All applicants must use Document Assembly Service. LLM applicants educated outside of the US must also register for International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.
- Online Application Form
- $65 Non-refundable Application Fee (please note additional fees for Document Assembly Service and International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service)
- Final and official transcripts from all post-secondary programs attended (law and undergraduate)
- Personal statement of interest and purpose (which, among other others, should address future goals and proposed use of the degree)
- Two letters of recommendation evaluating your analytical skills, writing ability, and/or personal integrity (up to three letters will be accepted)
- Resume (optional)
- Scholarship Application (optional): those applicants who wish to be considered for available merit-based scholarships must submit a separate written statement included in the application
English Language Proficiency Requirements: Either the TOEFL or IELTS must be taken if applicant’s first language or post-secondary language of instruction is not English
Minimum English Proficiency requirements for the IBT LLM:
85 internet-based/567 paper-based TOEFL, or 6.5 IELTS
Please contact IBT LLM Program Manager if you have taken the LSAT