LL.M. Frequently Asked Questions

If the answer to your question is not found in our LL.M. frequently asked questions, contact the LL.M. program director.

Yes, Georgia State Law offers certification only for Track 1 students. Options include intellectual property, health law, land use and urban growth, and conflict resolution. Other certifications are possible.
Generally speaking, yes. Preference is given to law graduates with a non-U.S. degree. However, applications from U.S. law school graduates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
No. But, you must be eligible to practice law to take the Georgia bar examination. Learn more
Yes, but only U.S. citizens and permanent residents who hold a green card are eligible for this program.
Georgia State Law’s LL.M. program starts in the fall semester, which begins mid-August. Foreign students should plan their arrival around the beginning of August to make housing arrangements.
No. You must complete our program in residence.
No. The LSAT is not required for either track.
Applicants must apply online through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) at lsac.org and include: a $50 application fee (payable in U.S. dollars only), a personal statement and a resume. Learn more
The priority LL.M. application deadline is April 15.
Yes, in some cases, in-person or online interviews are required to confirm an applicant’s English proficiency.
Georgia State Law does not require a writing sample.
  • 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)

You should request letters from people knowledgeable about your academic qualifications and ability to take classes taught only in English.
Submit your $50 nonrefundable application fee in (U.S. currency) along with the required online application. You can pay the fee via debit card, credit card or online check through LSAC.