Admission & Tuition

Admission is based upon the applicant's academic qualifications, scholarly potential, dissertation topic and the availability of a full time faculty member willing to supervise the applicant throughout the program. The application must be supported by three letters of recommendation.Two of these letters must be from members of the faculty at the U.S. law school from which the applicant earned the LL.M, and at least one of these two letters must be from a full-time member of the faculty there.The other may be from anyone who taught the applicant while there.A third letter should be from a law professor from the applicant's home country. Finally, the applicant must have excellent English language writing and speaking ability, demonstrated by a minimum score of 105 on the TOEFL exam.Applicants who scored below this threshold prior to earning their LL.M. in the U.S. are encouraged to retake the test as their English skills likely improved during their LL.M. year. 

Tuition for the S.J.D. degree is charged at the full-time LL.M. rate for the first year, and at half that rate for the second year.Beyond the first two years, students are charged a continuing registration fee equal to the rate for one academic credit. Financial assistance may be available.

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