Application Deadlines and Requirements

The Charleston School of Law begins to review files as they are completed and continues to review files until all seats in the program are filled. The priority application deadline for the LL.M. program is March 1 for fall admission. An application to the Charleston School of Law LL.M. program requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • J.D. from an ABA-approved law school, except for international students.
  • International applicants with law degrees from schools outside the United States must obtain the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to ensure that the degree-granting school is the equivalent of an ABA accredited school.
  • Completed and signed application for admission. Applications are available at LSAC.org.
  • LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (LL.M. CAS) Law School Report. Registration for the LL.M. CAS is available at LSAC.org.
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law faculty member, a lawyer, or a judge. Applicants should use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation (LOR) service.
  • Personal statement.
  • Current résumé.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended. Transcripts from the degree-granting institution(s) must indicate the degree(s) earned and date conferred. All transcripts should be submitted by the school(s) directly to LSAC.

TOEFL Score and International Applicants

Applicants should be aware that competency in English is critical to success in the LL.M. program at the Charleston School of Law, and that demonstrated fluency in English is an important consideration in evaluating applications. International applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within two years prior to submitting the application. For information and questions about the TOEFL, please contact Educational Testing Service (ETS). Applicants should arrange to take the TOEFL at the earliest possible date in order to ensure that their application is completed by the deadline. Please request that official scores be sent directly to the Charleston School of Law.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, The Charleston School of Law is mandated to issue an Annual Campus Security Report outlining School of Law security policies and reporting campus crime statistics. The report may be found online here.