LLM aspirants have until 15 May 2018 to submit their applications to the LLM program of Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School. Established in 1971, BYU Law School is affiliated with and is supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU law students are afforded a spiritual and intellectual environment while taking up their legal education.
The LLM program offered by BYU Law School lasts 8 months divided into two semesters. It starts August and ends in April each year. It is open to foreign-trained lawyers and leads to an LLM degree in comparative U.S. law. It must be taken full-time. The official name of the program is LLM in Comparative American Law for Foreign Lawyers. It is designed to assist the students of the LLM degree to enhance their opportunities for employment in their country of origin.
Applications to the program for the August 2018 intake are currently being accepted. The deadline is 15 May 2018. The following are the standard requirements that should be submitted with the application:
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- TOEFL Score Report
- Application fee of $50
Applications may be submitted online through the LSAC. It is encouraged to submit early to allow for earlier process of admission in order for the student to get an endorsement. This refers to the Ecclesiastical Endorsement required by the Law School based on an interview with a bishop and the stake president, or the local religious leader and the BYU Chaplain. This has to be accomplished before the Law School will fully consider the application.