Apply to a Graduate Law Program: Requirements and Online Applications

  • LL.M. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    (1) The Law School will consider only those applicants to our LL.M. programs who have (1) a J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school; (2) a J.D. or an LL.B. from an internationally-accredited law school; or (3) a law degree and are licensed to practice law in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia.

    (2) Each applicant must demonstrate an aptitude for graduate legal tax or business studies; factors that may be considered include: law school academic record (preference is given to those graduating in the top-half of their law school class); relevant published and unpublished written work; and the nature and duration of legal or tax/business-related work experience. 

    (3) Each applicant must demonstrate successful completion at the law school level of the following courses: federal personal income taxation course and a basic business association course(s) (including agency, partnership and corporations). In addition, for the LL.M. in Business, successful completion of a secured transactions (UCC Article 9) course is required.

    Note: An applicant missing one or more of the pre-requisites may be permitted to enroll in J.D.-level courses to fulfill these requirements.

    Applicants with Foreign Law Degree  

    (1) If English is not your first language OR you attended a school in which the majority of classes were not conducted in English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived if you have earned a degree from a college or university in the United States. In lieu of a TOEFL or an IELTS score, the applicant may provide a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT score.

    (2) For applicants required to provide a TOEFL or an IELTS score: The minimum acceptable score on the paper-based test (PBT) is 600 and the minimum acceptable score on the internet-based test (IBT) exam is 100. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0.

    (3) The applicant must secure appropriate visas for entry into the United States.

    Application Instructions and Application to the LLM program.  
    Graduate Law Programs Scholarship Application
     

    M.T. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    (1) Applicants to the Master of Taxation (M.T.) program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting affiliates of the American Council on Education, or an appropriately approved university outside of the United States.

    (2) Each applicant must have completed 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of business and accounting courses; preferences are given to a candidate with a B average or better, or those in the upper half of the class at the baccalaureate level.

    (3) Each applicant must demonstrate an aptitude for tax studies. Factors that may be considered include: accounting and undergraduate academic record, including grades in accounting, tax and tax related courses; relevant published and unpublished work; the nature and duration of accounting experience, including possession of a professional license including CPA or CMA; and the score achieved no earlier than five years prior to the application on a nationally competitive admission examination such as the LSAT, GMAT, or GRE.

    (4) Each applicant must have completed a basic taxation course and a business law course (including agency, partnership and corporation law) in the accounting baccalaureate program.
    International Applicants to the Master of Taxation Program

    (1) If English is not your first language OR you attended a school in which the majority of classes were not conducted in English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The TOEFL and IELTS may be waived if you have earned a degree from a college or university in the United States. In lieu of a TOEFL or an IELTS score, the applicant may provide a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT score.

    (2) For applicants required to provide a TOEFL or an IELTS score: The minimum acceptable score on the manual test is 600. The minimum acceptable score on the computerized TOEFL exam is 250 and the minimum acceptable score on the internet-based TOEFL exam is 100. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0.

    (3) The applicant must secure appropriate visas for entry into the United States.

    Application Instructions and Application to the M.T. program
    Graduate Law Programs Scholarship Application

    Questions may be directed to gradlaw@law.capital.edu.