Applicants to the Texas Tech University School of Law LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies must have graduated from a law school outside the United States. Applicants must have the first/basic degree in law from a non-U.S. law school approved by the TTU Law admissions committee and a superior academic record that demonstrates the ability to perform well in the LL.M. program.
A written application is due at least five months before classes are scheduled to begin. Among other things, the application requires proof of financial responsibility and two letters of recommendation, including one from a law professor. If you graduated more than two years ago, a letter from a work supervisor is acceptable.
Applicants whose primary language is not English or whose education has been in a language other than English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam ("TOEFL") or the International English Language Testing System exam ("IELTS"). The required minimum TOEFL score will be 100 on the Next Generation (Internet-based) Test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 600 on the paper-based test. The required minimum IELTS score will be a 7. Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old. In addition, each applicant will be required to participate in a face-to-face (either in person or via video conference) interview with at least one member of the faculty.
We offer conditional admission to students who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements on a case-by-case basis.