LL.M. and S.J.D. Admissions
In addition to the JD degree, 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 can 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.
Deadline to apply for fall 2017/spring 2018 is June 1, 2017
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.
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.
Since UF Law will receive your documents via CAS, it is not necessary to also send copies to the Office of Graduate Admissions. However, we will need to receive your LSAC Banner page and current class rank which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by your registrar office.
Letters of recommendation:
At least two (2) letters of recommendation are required. The LL.M. in Environmental and Land Use Law will accept up to three (3) letters. 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).
Supplemental application information and residency form:
Within five (5) business days of submitting the LL.M/S.J.D Flex App, you will receive an email from the Office of Admissions with a link to the University of Florida’s supplemental application information form. The information on this form is necessary for the University to finalize your residency classification, issue your student ID number and register you for classes. While some of the information you will be asked to enter is already contained in the Flex App, the supplemental form data is sent to central university offices that are separate from the law school. We very much appreciate you taking the few minutes that are necessary to input this information.
Follow the links below to review additional details for these programs.
- LL.M. In Comparative Law
- LL.M. In Environmental and Land Use Law
- LL.M. In Taxation
- LL.M. In International Taxation
- S.J.D. In Taxation
Accepting Your Offer
We are so pleased that you have chosen the University of Florida Graduate Program to further your legal studies!
To accept our offer of admission, please submit your signed enrollment form and your $200 non-refundable seat deposit by the close of business on June 1, 2017.
Pay Online: You may submit your non-refundable $200 seat deposit online via credit card. A $5.34 convenience fee will be added for a total of $205.34 to be charged to your credit card. If you pay electronically, your acceptance will be automatically transmitted.
Pay by check or money order here: You may mail in your deposit and your printed enrollment form. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the University of Florida.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Programs Office of Admissions at 352-273-0680. We look forward to welcoming you to UF Law Gator Nation this fall!
Declining Your Offer
Admitted candidates who have decided to decline their Law offer of admission are strongly encouraged to notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. 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!
All entering students are required to purchase the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. Students are required to show proof of adequate health insurance as a condition of enrollment. More information, including insurance coverage guidelines, frequently asked questions, and how to submit one’s insurance information can be found at http://studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu.
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/.