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 at http://www.lsac.org/llm/application-process/checklist-for-the-llm-application-process. 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.
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 Admissions.
Letters of recommendation:
At least one (1) letter of recommendation is required; two (2) letters are required for applicants to the LL.M. in Environmental and Land Use Law. UF Law will accept up to four (4) 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.