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Applications considered on a rolling basis, apply today!

Pitt Law’s LLM program welcomes applications from foreign-trained lawyers who are seeking to expand their knowledge of the U.S. legal system through a year of study in our dynamic community of students and scholars. We seek students whose record shows their ability to thrive in a demanding, competitive academic atmosphere. We both accept directly submitted applications or through the Law School Admissions Council. Download and submit an application below or apply online through LSAC.

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Minimum Requirements

  • Admission Requirements
    • Applicants must have earned (or expect to earn before their arrival) an LLB or equivalent degree in law from a law school or faculty of law in a country outside of the US.
       
  • Language Proficiency Requirements
    • Applicants must have taken either the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo examinations of English competency within the past two years. We generally seek results equal to or greater than 100 on the TOEFL (internet based test), 7.0 on the IELTS or 120 on the Duolinogo; however, we accept scores of 90 or above on the TOEFL, 6.5 or higher on the IELTS and 100 and above on the Duolingo where the applicant’s academic record and recommendations provide confidence that the student will thrive in our program. 
       
  • Conditional Admission / Language Requirement Waivers
    • The TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo requirement may be waived for prospective students who attend the University’s English Language Institute (ELI) and successfully complete Level 5 or 6 in the ELI's program with a score of 85% or higher and an appropriate recommendation from the ELI to CILE.

Application Components

The applications linked at the buttons above provide full details on what you need to submit in order for us to consider your application. In summary, your application requires:

  • A completed and signed application form

  • University and other post-secondary transcripts with grades (including English translation)

  • Professional and Educational Goals Statement (your “personal statement”)

  • Your CV or resume

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo results

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Certification of financial capacity

  • $55 application fee Now Waived!

When to Apply

We consider applications for our LLM program on a rolling basis. We will continue to accept applications until the class has been filled. While there is no fixed application deadline, we strongly recommend that you submit a complete application no later than March 31 in order to be properly considered for a fall admission.

Call or email CILE if you have any questions about the LLM admissions process at Pitt Law.

Ron Ronald A. Brand
Academic Director
Room 319, Barco Law Building
Phone: 412-648-1307
rbrand@pitt.edu
Emilie Emilie Schlauch
Program Administrator
Room 317, Barco Law Building
Phone: 412-648-7023
ems304@pitt.edu