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LL.M. in Elder Law - Admission

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Applicants for admission to the LL.M. program in Elder Law must have a strong interest in elder law or experience working in elder law or related fields is helpful but not required. Applicants must also be proficient in the English language and hold a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, or must hold a first law degree from a foreign law school approved by the appropriate authority in that country. Applicants who received their first law degree from a U.S. law school that is not, or at the time of the applicant's graduation was not, accredited by the American Bar Association may be considered for admission if the applicant (1) is licensed to practice law in at least one state within the U.S., (2) can provide a certificate of good standing from that state's bar, and (3) has a strong interest in or experience in Elder Law or related areas of practice.

One class is admitted each fall, with the application deadline for the Fall entering class due by July 1 of each year. The Admissions Committee will consider applications on a rolling basis and will notify applicants of their acceptance by August 1 of each year. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required on acceptance. In special circumstances an applicant may be allowed to start the program with the spring semester. 

Foreign applicants must submit the legal credentials that apply in their respective countries of origin. All applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement and must be proficient in the English language. Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve a TOEFL examination score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based).

CODES FOR TOEFL EXAM TO BE SENT DIRECTLY TO STETSON COLLEGE OF LAW:

Stetson College of Law "Institution Code" = 5630
Stetson College of Law "Department Code"= 03

Foreign applicants are advised that admission to the bar in Florida and most other states requires a J.D. degree from an accredited U.S. law school. For more information, visit www.abanet.org/legaled/baradmissions/bar.html.

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Stetson University College of Law
CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN ELDER LAW
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
Tel: 727-562-7393
Fax: 727-345-1838
elderlaw@law.stetson.edu

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