Application Checklist

LLM, Master & Diploma – Application Instructions

Applications will not be considered complete, or reviewed, until all required documents are received.

In addition to the application, an applicant must submit the following:

Application fee (currently being waived for all LLM, Master, and Diploma programs)
Letters of recommendation
TOEFL or IELTS score

Two letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are strongly suggested. If you graduated from university within the past five years, one recommendation should come from a professor. If you choose not to provide recommendations, please explain your choice. (may be sent electronically.)

If an individual wishes to write specifically about your qualifications for the University of New Hampshire School of Law, he or she may send a letter to us at:

UNH School of Law
Graduate Programs Admissions Office
2 White Street
Concord, NH, USA 03301


It may be sent electronically.


All applicants to the Master degree program must submit official transcripts of a baccalaureate degree. All applicants to the LL.M. degree program must submit official transcripts of a completed JD, LL.B or recognized equivalent law degree.

Official transcript means:

A paper or electronic transcript certified by the issuing institution and delivered directly to the law school; or
A paper or electronic transcript verified by a third-party credential assembly service and delivered directly to the law school; or
A paper transcript certified by the issuing institution and delivered by the applicant in a sealed envelope

With respect to electronic copies, it is sufficient for transcripts to be maintained at the law school or off-site by a third-party provider as long as the law school has access to the documents on demand. The transcripts must include the following: name of degree, courses taken, marks earned, and date and confirmation of degree. The transcripts should show courses taken, marks earned and degrees received.

If the documents are not in English, official translations must accompany the transcripts. Transcripts must be submitted directly to the University of New Hampshire School of Law in a sealed envelope along with the issuing administrator’s signature by the issuing institution or by the applicant. We will not accept photocopies. Transcripts and translations must be sent directly to the Graduate Programs Admissions Office at the University of New Hampshire School of Law or submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.

International applicants may be interested in a new service provided by LSAC. We recommend that if you received your law degree (LL.M. applicants) or your undergraduate degree (Master applicants) from outside the United States, you subscribe to the Law School (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. This service will save you time and money by allowing you to submit to LSAC only one set of official academic credentials and translations. The LSAC will collect, authenticate, evaluate and distribute your academic records and TOEFL score to numerous U.S. law schools.

If you decide not to use the Law School Admission Council LL.M. Credential Assembly Service, you may choose another service such as World Educational Service, Inc.

Official TOEFL score or IELTS score

No GRE, LSAT or GMAT score is required.

If you have earned an undergraduate university degree where the language of instruction was English, no TOEFL examination is required but you must have signed documentation from an administrator at the university confirming English language as the medium of instruction.  If you do not have signed documentation, then the English language proficiency requirement will not be waived.

It is in your best interest to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam long before you are issued an I-20 and schedule your US Embassy appointment. A commonly asked question during the US Embassy appointment is, “Can you submit proof of your language examination?” If you are unable to show proof of a TOEFL examination, it may greatly decrease your ability to receive your student visa for entry into the US.

If English is not your native language, you must take the test offered by the Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the test offered by International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The test score must not be more than 2 years old from the date of your application submission. The University of New Hampshire School of Law's  Institution Code is3396 for TOEFL. No code is required for IELTS. No other test of English language proficiency will be accepted.

Accepted TOEFL scores:

Paper: 550
IBT: 80
Computer: 213

Accepted IELTS score: 6.5

The Admission Committee may waive the proof of language ability requirement under compelling circumstances.


Please address:

Your goals
How your work and professional experience qualifies you to further your legal studies
How you intend to apply your advanced degree

You may submit additional information to explain any unusual circumstances with your application.  (may be sent electronically.)