Checklist for LL.M. Students
All LL.M. applicants must submit the following documents via www.LSAC.org.
- TU LL.M. Application
- An 800 word Personal Statement (in English) *
- Complete Official Transcript
- A writing sample (brief, law review article, memorandum, or other persuasive or scholarly work in English)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
* If you are applying for the Energy Law Concentration your personal statement must include your career goals and reasons for wanting to pursue energy law.
In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must also submit the following via www.LSAC.org:
- A degree that permits you to practice law in a country outside of the U.S. In order to establish if you are eligible to apply for an LL.M. program, click here to locate the country in which you received (or are in the process of receiving) your law degree. Next to the country name, the minimum degree required is specified.
- Evidence of English proficiency: a thorough knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for successful study at The University of Tulsa College of Law. All international students whose first language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following to be granted full admission to TU College of Law:
- an official TOEFL score report (paper-based 570 or above, or internet-based 90 or above)
- IELTS report (7.0 or higher on all sub-scores as well as cumulative score)
If a student is academically admissible, but lacks the necessary English proficiency, he/she may be advised to enroll in the English Institute for International Students located on the TU campus.
- Financial responsibility must be attested to in accordance with current cost estimates available here (pdf). Please fill out Confirmation of Financial Resources form here (pdf). Alternatively, if an applicant wishes, they may provide a bank statement instead of the official CFR form as long as the bank statement is in English and the name of the person who has the account is listed on the form and it shows the banks name. If choosing this method and the account is not their own, they need to put in writing how this person is related to them. The applicant also has the option of obtaining a letter from their bank that states that they have at least the needed amount (They do not need to tell us how much they have, but they do need to prove the set amount), and the letter must be signed by a bank official and be on bank letterhead. If they are to be funded through an outside scholarship or corporate sponsor, they need to provide an official letter stating exactly what is to be covered and how much.