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Online LL.M. in Advocacy - Eligibility and Admission


To apply, you must submit an LSAC application (click the "Apply Now" link below) with the following items:

  • an electronic application;
  • a resume;
  • a personal statement detailing interest in the program and a strong desire to advance once's advocacy skills;
  • two letters of recommendation; and
  • official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, even if you did not matriculate. 
  • New students may begin the program at the start of each Spring semester (January), or at the start of each Fall semester (August). The deadline to apply for the Spring semester is December 15th.  The Deadline to apply for the Fall semester is August 15th. 
    • Please note that if you are applying to start in the Spring semester, the application will say "Fall" because the same application is used for both semesters. However, you can indicate on the application in which semester you wish to begin your studies.  If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

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Students educated in the United States

Students educated in the Untied States who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) do not need to be admitted to a state bar in order to apply to the Program.  However, such applicants should indicate when they intend to take a bar exam and why they wish to pursue a Master of Laws in Advocacy.  

Students educated in the United states who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a U.S. law school that is not accredited by the ABA, or was not accredited by the ABA at the time of the applicant's graduation, must:

  1. be licensed to practice law in at least one state within the U.S.,
  2. provide a certificate of good standing from that state's bar, and
  3. have significant experience as an advocate.

Forgien-educated students

Foreign-educated students must hold a first law degree (J.D. equivalent) from a foreign law school approved by the appropriate authority in that country.  *Please know that completion of this program by a foreign-educated student will NOT make you eligible to sit for a Bar Exam in the United States.*

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 100 (Internet-based) or a 7 on the IELTS.


Conferral of the Advocacy LL.M. degree requires successful completion of 24 credits in the approved curriculum.  The approved curriculum includes required and elective courses. 

New students may begin the program at the start of each Spring semester (January), or at the start of each Fall semester (August).

  • Students must take Advanced Advocacy I (6 credits) in the first Fall semester of their studies.
  • Otherwise, students may choose to enroll in the various required and elective courses that are offered each semester. 
  • See the course catalog for the various courses offered.

Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

  • Students may enroll in up to as many as 6 credits (3 courses) and as few as 2 credits (1 course) per semester.
  • How many courses a student enrolls in per semester will determine how quickly they can complete the 24 credits needed to graduate. 

Tuition is applied per semester, per credit hour taken. 

  • Tuition is currently $1,300 per credit hour, plus a $50 technology fee that is applied each semester. 
    • So, for example, if a student took one, 2-credit class in a semester, their tuition for that semester would be $2,600. 
  • Financial Aid is available for qualifying students. 

The program is designed with the working professional in mind! 

  • All courses are designed to be as flexible and convenient as possible. 
  • The program uses an online, distance learning model including but not limited to viewing recorded lectures, live online sessions, discussion boards, and video presentations and feedback. 

Questions? Email: [email protected]

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