LL.M. and S.J.D. Admissions
UF Law offers several advanced law degrees. All applicants to UF Law’s graduate programs must first register with the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Credential Assembly Service. After you register, you must have your transcripts and letters of recommendation sent to LSAC, as well as submit your UF Law application via LSAC’s LL.M. Flex App. Please note that this process is mandatory. You will find that it streamlines and speeds the application process, while eliminating multiple transcript requests and associated costs. In addition, LSAC provides transcript summarization for applicants who are educated outside the United States.
Please note that LSAC does not currently permit LL.M/S.J.D. applicants with existing J.D. accounts to use those accounts to apply to graduate programs. You must create a new account using the LL.M. link above.
Follow the links below to review additional details about these programs.
- LL.M. in U.S. Law
- LL.M. in Taxation
- LL.M. in International Taxation
- Three-Semester LL.M. in International Taxation or Taxation with a Concentration in U.S. Law
- S.J.D. in Taxation – UF Law will accept applications for fall 2021 from February 1, 2021, through February 22, 2021 – Email Associate Dean Charlene Luke (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
Current UF J.D. students interested in the 7-semester program: UF Law 2Ls are eligible to apply to the 7-semester JD/Tax LL.M. program starting in the spring semester of the 2L year and continuing until mid-summer following the 2L year. To be eligible to apply, students must have a cumulative JD GPA of at least 3.0 and have received a final grade of B+ or better in either (A) two JD tax classes or in (B) one JD tax class and one JD class in business, commercial, financial, real estate, trusts & estates, or administrative law. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee admission; decisions regarding admission are made by the same committee that determines main program LL.M. admissions. Please reach out to Associate Dean Charlene Luke (email@example.com) or Director Joshua Alter (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Contact LL.M. Admissions (email@example.com) for more detailed instructions before applying through the LSAC application for LL.M. in Taxation.
LL.M. CAS Report:
After you submit your application to UF Law via LSAC’s Flex App, LSAC will automatically send us a copy of your CAS report.
Your LL.M. CAS Law School Report includes:
- copies of all undergraduate, graduate, and law/professional school transcripts;
- an International Credential Evaluation report (for international applicants only);
- copies of letters of recommendation; and
- copies of English proficiency exam scores (TOEFL and/or IELTS), if applicable.
When you register for the CAS, you will be provided with an LSAC account number (L number). Use this number to identify yourself on all subsequent LSAC interactions. It will also appear on all of your documents.
Letters of recommendation:
At least two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Letters should address your academic, professional and/or personal background and aptitude for graduate-level legal study. To the extent practical, letters of recommendation should be submitted via LSAC.
Please upload the required personal statement and resume/CV, as well as any character & fitness explanations and using the Flex App’s upload feature. Any additional documents should be attached using the “optional addendum” link(s).
Appealing an Admissions Decision:
To appeal the decision to deny admission to the College of Law, an applicant must send a written appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org within ten (10) business days of receipt of the admissions decision. The applicant’s full name and “Appeal of Admission Decision” must be in the subject line of the email. The appeal must provide new and compelling material information that was not available to the applicant at the time of the initial admissions decision. New grades, additional activities and honors, and appeals by someone other than the applicant are never considered.
The final decision will be communicated to the applicant by reply email within ten (10) business days of receipt of the appeal.
The decision on petition for reconsideration is final and is not subject to further appeal.
Accepting Your Offer
We are so delighted that you have chosen the University of Florida to further your legal studies! To accept our offer of admission, please submit your signed enrollment form and your $200 non-refundable seat deposit.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Programs Office of Admissions at 352-273-0683. We look forward to welcoming you to UF Law Gator Nation this fall!
Declining Your Offer
We’re sorry to see you go, but our waitlisted applicants thank you for your prompt notification. To decline an offer of admission, please complete the online form.
Welcome to UF Law! We look forward to your arrival for the fall term. Below are a few items to complete in the meantime to make sure your enrollment goes smoothly!
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Proof of Immunization
The University of Florida, in compliance with Florida Statute (1006.69) and Florida Administrative Code (6C-6.001-5), requires that all new students show proof of the immunization prior to registering for classes. A University of Florida immunization form must be completed and returned to the University’s Student Health Care Center prior to registration. Students will not be allowed to register without proof of immunization. The University of Florida will accept State of Florida immunization records issued by local health departments and doctor’s offices. For additional information, and to download the immunization form, please visit http://healthcompliance.shcc.ufl.edu/.
After you are admitted, UF Law will request a Form I-20 for you. The International Center at UF (https://internationalcenter.ufl.edu/) will then contact you and provide the information and guidance required for obtaining the necessary visa. For additional information about studying in the United States and the Form I-20, please see https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students.