LL.M. Admissions

How to Apply

Applications for admission must be submitted using Hofstra Law’s official application, available online through the Law School Admissions Council website, or by contacting the Office of Enrollment Management at 516-463-5916. To apply online to the LL.M. program in American Legal Studies, sign up with the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service at llm.lsac.org

L.L.M. Application
November 1:
Spring enrollment
priority deadline

July 1: Fall
enrollment priority
  1. LL.M. Procedures and Form (PDF)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Official Law School Transcript
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation
  5. International Applicants must provide one set of certified translations of the Official Law School Transcript, please see LL.M. Procedures and Form (PDF) for details.

Application Review Process

The Admissions Committee takes an integrated approach when reviewing applications. The committee considers the rigor of each candidate’s undergraduate education, law school credentials, demonstrated commitment to public service, work and leadership experience, and any other pertinent information. International applicants to the LL.M. program in American Legal Studies are required to submit a TOEFL score of least 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test. Foreign-educated applicants must also send their official law school transcripts with certified English translations. Certified translation services may be arranged through World Educational Services, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, or the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (llm.lsac.org).