751. Admission to Graduate Curriculum

(Am. 5.1.14; EC 05.03.22)

There may be admitted to the graduate curriculum in law:

  1. LL.M. Degree

As a candidate for the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.), any applicant who has had at least four years of resident study at approved colleges and law schools, who holds a professional degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or foreign equivalent, and who, in the opinion of the Faculty of the School, gives evidence of capacity to complete the requirements for the LL.M. degree; except that an applicant who has not received the LL.B., J.D., or equivalent degree may be admitted only if the Faculty of the School of Law concludes that the applicant otherwise meets the requirements for practicing law in the applicant’s home jurisdiction; or

  1. J.S.D. Degree

As a candidate for the degree of Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.), any applicant who has had at least five years of resident study at approved colleges and law schools, who holds an advanced law degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or foreign equivalent, and who, in the opinion of the Faculty of the School, gives evidence of capacity to complete requirements for the J.S.D. degree; except that an applicant who has not received an advanced law degree may be admitted only if the Faculty of the School of Law concludes that the applicant’s preparation in social sciences other than law gives evidence of capacity to complete the requirements for the J.S.D. degree.

  1. Non-Degree
    • There may also be admitted to the graduate curriculum in law, though not as a candidate for a degree, any applicant who holds a professional degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or foreign equivalent, and who, in the opinion of the Faculty of the School, gives evidence of capacity to continue advanced legal study successfully.
    • An applicant so admitted may, after completion of one academic year of resident study, depending on their achievement and proved ability, be admitted as a candidate for the degree of Master of Laws or Doctor of the Science of Law.