How to Apply for the LL.M.

Things to Know

  • We accept LL.M. students for the fall semester only.
  • We strongly discourage sending supplemental materials after you’ve submitted your application. This includes application addenda and replacement items.
  • The admissions committee will review files starting in January and continue to do so until the class is full each year. 

Applicants must apply online through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) at and include:

  • $50 application fee (payable in U.S. dollars only)
  • a personal statement
  • a resume

Required transcripts, English proficiency test scores and letters of recommendation must be submitted to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Do not send any documents directly to the Office of Admissions at Georgia State Law unless the staff specifically asks you to do so.

Bar Preparation track applicants must first earn the equivalent of a professional law degree or similar credential. Note that before someone can qualify to take the Georgia bar examination with an appropriate LL.M., he or she must also be “authorized to practice law in a foreign jurisdiction.”

General Studies track applicants must have completed the coursework for the equivalent of a professional law degree or similar credential, but need not be practicing lawyers. (For Bologna Process students, this is the equivalent of completing the first three years of a five-year program.)


  • International priority application deadline: March 15.
  • Domestic priority application deadline: April 15.
  • Domestic and International final deadline: June 15.

Steps to Apply

Fill out the required online application and submit it along with your $50 non-refundable application fee in (U.S. currency), paid by debit card, credit card or online check through LSAC. We recommend that you make a copy of your application for your personal files.
Attach a typed personal statement electronically to your online application. This is your opportunity to describe why you are pursuing graduate legal study at Georgia State Law and highlight any experiences, qualifications or other information you believe to be relevant. The personal statement should be no more than two pages, double-spaced.
Contact LSAC to initiate your “LSAC Law School Report,” which the CAS will forward to us once they have received all required documentation for your application, transcripts of law school, English proficiency test scores and letters of recommendation. Keep in mind that this service needs ample time before deadlines to receive, process and forward your materials.
Georgia State Law requires the use of LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) for transcript and credential evaluation.
Georgia State Law requires two letters of recommendation (no more than two years old), which must be submitted through your LSAC Law School Report. Instructions for this service, which are included in your CAS registration, are available at Letters of recommendation should come from individuals who can speak to your ability to succeed in a rigorous academic setting.
Attach a professional or academic writing sample to your online application.