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Foreign Lawyer LL.M. - Admissions

Consideration for admission to Duquesne University School of Law's LL.M. program is limited to:

  • Candidates who have fulfilled the educational requirements for admission to the practice of law in a foreign country, including a law degree from an institution recognized by the competent accrediting agency of the government of the foreign country
  • Candidates attending a foreign institution with a joint LL.B./LL.M. degree agreement with Duquesne University School of Law, who have completed three years of their LL.B. degree program at their home institution, and will complete their fourth year of study of law at the Duquesne University School of Law by earning an LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers as part of this joint degree

Language

English language ability must meet or exceed a 90 TOEFL examination score, with a section score of 20 for listening, speaking, reading and writing. Candidates may be required to complete a telephone interview in order to establish the necessary fluency. The telephone interview is waivable at the discretion of the LL.M. program.

Duquesne University School of Law may provisionally admit candidates to the LL.M. program with TOEFL scores from 85 to 89, in consultation with the University's English as a Second Language (ESL) program, provided that such candidates enroll and complete the University's ESL program. Upon completion, the candidate must be certified by the ESL program that he or she has reached the minimum required TOEFL score.

Application and Deadline

Download the LL.M. application or request a copy from the School of Law Admissions Office. The application deadline is April 30 for entry in August of that year.

Office of International Programs

If accepted, the LL.M. program staff will work closely with you, in cooperation with Duquesne University's Office of International Programs, concerning visa and other international student issues.

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