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English Proficiency for LL.M.

Georgia State Law classes are taught in English, so proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English is essential. LL.M. students take most of their classes with our J.D. students and are expected to participate in class discussions and ask and answer questions. Students also must be able to answer written examination questions and prepare other required assignments.

Native English speakers or those with a degree from an English-speaking college or university will be presumed proficient, as will those who have lived and worked in the United States for some time.

Other applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by achieving:

  • A minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test
  • A minimum of 7.5 on the academic version of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

In addition, a live Internet or in-person interview may be required to further assess English proficiency.

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