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
Resume
Transcripts
TOEFL or IELTS score
Essay                                

No GRE, LSAT or GMAT score is required

Two letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. 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
Admissions Office
2 White Street
Concord, NH, USA 03301

Resume

It may be sent electronically to admissions@law.unh.edu

Transcripts

All applicants to the Master degree and diploma programs 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

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

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, taken within two years from the time of application submission. 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. The University Of New Hampshire School Of Law’s Institution Code is 3396 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

Accepted IELTS score: 6.5

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

Essay

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.)