LLM Application Instructions - Capital University Law School

LLM Application Instructions

  • Capital University Law School LL.M. in Taxation, Business, or Business & Taxation Application

    In assessing an applicant’s academic record, the committee will pay attention to the nature and quality of previous educational experiences both undergraduate and graduate, supported by official transcripts, educational institutions, class rank, grade point average generally, and grades in courses related to taxation and business. Other factors considered will be the prospective student’s work experience.

    Applications to the LL.M. program are accepted year-round. Applicants may apply for fall, spring, and summer admission. Application deadlines are:

    Fall: July 1
    Spring: December 1
    Summer: April 1

    Submit personal statement, resume, original transcripts and letters of recommendations directly to Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey, Director of Admission for JD & Graduate Law Programs, at the following address:
    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215-3200
    (614) 236-6344 (office) (614) 236-6972 (fax)
    E-mail: gradlaw@law.capital.edu 

    Substantive questions about the program may be directed to:

    Michael A. Mess
    Director of Graduate Law Programs
    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215-3200
    (614) 236-6344 (office) (614) 236-6956 (fax)
    Read all the information carefully before submitting your online application. Files are not reviewed for admission until all required materials are received. Failure to answer all questions or submit all required documents will delay application processing.


    Applicant Requirements 

    1.  A J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school or have a law degree and be licensed to practice law in a U.S. state, territory, or the District of Columbia
    2. Demonstrated aptitude for tax or business law. Factors that may be considered include:
      1. Law school academic record (preference is given to those graduating in the top-half of their law school class);
      2. Relevant published and unpublished written work;
      3. The nature and duration of legal or tax/business-related work experience.
    3. Demonstrated successful completion of the following law school courses:
      1. an introductory federal income taxation course; and
      2. a basic business association course(s) (including agency, partnership and corporations); and
      3. for applicants for the LL.M. in Business, a course in Article 9 of the UCC (secured transactions).

    Application Instructions 

    Before a candidate is considered for admission to the LL.M. program, we must receive: 

    1. The online application, which includes institution forms for each post-secondary school attended
    2. A personal statement and a resume. Personal statement: The statement gives applicants the opportunity to describe their reasons for pursuing an LL.M. degree and to elaborate on their abilities and experience 
    3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended 
    4. Two letters of recommendation 

    Transcripts for Capital University Law School alumni and current students can come directly from the Office of Records and Registration to the Graduate Law Programs Admissions Office once you authorize the Admissions Office to obtain those transcripts. Send the authorization to gradlaw@law.capital.edu. Letters of recommendation are not required, but you must submit the names and contact information of two professional or academic references.


    In addition to the information above, the following information is for applicants with law degrees from institutions outside the United States.

    Application Requirements 

    1. The applicant must have earned a J.D. or an LL.B. from an accredited foreign law school or university.
    2. 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.
      1. For applicants required to provide a TOEFL or an IELTS score: The minimum acceptable score on the paper-based test (PBT) 600 and the minimum acceptable score on the internet-based test (IBT) is 100. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0.
    3. The applicant must secure appropriate visas for entry into the United States.