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LLM Application Process

Application Deadlines:

If you are a U.S. Citizen or reside in the U.S.:

May 1st for the summer semester
August 1st for the fall semester
December 15th for the spring semester

If you are not a U.S. citizen or reside outside the U.S. and require travel documents:

March 1st for the summer semester
May 1st for the fall semester
November 1st for the spring semester

Applications may be submitted after the stated deadlines, however, we encourage you to apply early to ensure timely processing of your application.

Choose from two options:

For non-U.S. citizens: Apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Each application for admission must be accompanied by a non-refundable $60.00 application fee, which is payable through the LSAC online application service via credit card.

For U.S. citizens: Apply directly to Delaware Law by downloading an application below. Applicants with a U.S. juris doctor degree must be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school juris doctor program.

Download the LL.M Application (pdf)

Download the Non-Matriculated Graduate Programs Application (pdf)

Submit application, along with the required application materials listed below, via email to [email protected], fax to 302-477-2067, or standard mail to:

Delaware Law School
Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies
4602 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Items 1 through 6 are required from all graduate program applicants:

  1. Application & Application Fee
    A completed application and $60.00 non-refundable application fee. Submit payment online. Applicants with a U.S. juris doctor degree must be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school juris doctor program.
  2. Official Transcripts
    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    • Via email directly from the school to [email protected] or
    • Via postal mail directly from the school to Graduate Admissions, Delaware Law School, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.
  3. Resume
    The applicant must submit a resume. There is no page limit.
  4. Personal Statement
    The applicant is required to submit a 2-page word statement of educational and professional goals, double-spaced, that will serve as both a statement of purpose and a writing sample. The thoughts and words of the statement must be uniquely those of the applicant. With the exception of basic proofreading, no other(s) may assist in the creation of this statement.
  5. Letters of Recommendation
    The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s academic and professional potential. Letters of recommendation must identify you as a graduate program applicant.
  6. English Proficiency
    For applicants whose first language is not English, current TOEFL or IELTS scores showing sufficient proficiency in the English language is required. Delaware Law requires a minimum score of 83 on the Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS to be competitive for admission to the program. Applicants must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS within two years of submitting their application.

    Exemptions from English Proficiency Testing
    International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if they have received a baccalaureate or a graduate degree from a college/university/institution in any of the following: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Wales.

    Applicants requesting an English Proficiency waiver must complete the English Language Proficiency Test Waiver form (pdf).
Additional Information and Requirements for International applicants

If seeking F-1 immigration status, the international applicant must submit a Financial Documentation form (pdf). Immigration documents required for international students studying full time in the U.S. will not be issued until the student has completed the form.