LLM Admissions


Online Animal Law LLM Program

LLM Admissions


Online Animal Law LLM Program

How to Apply to the Online LLM Program

Admission to the online Animal Law LLM is competitive. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent academic record, strong legal research and writing skills, and a genuine interest in animal law. Each application is evaluated holistically. Factors taken into consideration include an applicant’s scholarly capacity, skills as a lawyer, academic performance, work history, strength of references, and engagement with animal law issues.

Program Qualifications

Applicants must hold or obtain by the start of their matriculation a law degree that qualifies them to practice as a lawyer or judge in their home country. U.S. applicants satisfy this requirement with a JD. A JD from an ABA-accredited law school is highly preferred. International applicants often meet this requirement with an LLB; however, other legal degrees may also qualify.  Neither an LSAT nor GRE score is required to apply. International applicants should confirm their eligibility for the program by making sure their degree is listed here. Membership in a bar is not necessary for admission. We welcome and encourage applications from international law school graduates who want to learn more about animal law in the U.S. legal system and how the U.S. framework compares to and can help to effect change in other legal systems. While the program offers a mandatory Introduction to U.S. Legal Studies course for international students, the program is not intended to prepare international students for U.S. practice or to sit for a state bar exam.


In order to be successful in our program, students must have excellent English comprehension and writing skills. Like most U.S. law schools, our program requires extensive reading and writing on a daily basis. Applicants can meet the English proficiency in one of two ways: if English was the primary language of their legal education and the official language of the country in which the university is located or if the university is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency; or with a minimum required IETLS score (8) or internet-based TOEFL score (100).

To apply, use our
 online application site. Applicants are asked to supply:

  • A statement of interest
  • A resume or CV
  • Transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
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Important Dates

Fall Semester Begins

August 12th, 2024


Fall Application Deadline

May 19th, 2024

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