LLM Application Instructions - Capital University Law School

LLM Application Instructions

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

    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

    Please review all application requirements and instructions carefully before submitting your online application.

    Application Prerequisites

    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.  LL.M. applicants with foreign degrees must have earned a J.D. or an LL.B. from an accredited foreign law school or university.
    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 Relevant published and unpublished written work;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 Requirements 

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

    1. Complete and submit the online application.
    2. Submit a Personal Statement describing your reasons for pursuing an LL.M. degree.
    3. Submit a Resume. 
    4. Submit Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
    5. Submit two Letters of Recommendation.  

    Transcripts for Capital University Law School alumni and current students may be sent directly from the Office of Records and Registration to the Graduate Law Programs Admission Office when you authorize the Admissions Office to obtain those transcripts. Email your authorization to release transcripts 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.


    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.
      • TOEFL and IELTS Score Requirments: 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.
    2. The applicant must secure appropriate visas for entry into the United States.


    Application Review and Processing  

    In assessing an applicant’s academic record, the committee will consider 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.  Files will not be reviewed until all required materials are received. Failure to answer all questions or submit all required documents will delay application processing.

    Submit all required application materials directly to Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey, Assistant Dean of Admission, JD and 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