International LLM Admissions

CWRU Law students at graduation

Earn your international LLM (Master of Laws) at Case Western Reserve

Case Western Reserve University School of Law offers four LLM (Master of Laws) degree programs to international students and students who have already earned a law degree outside the U.S. Our programs ensure you can gain the knowledge and experience necessary for a successful international law career. The International Jurist magazine designated Case Western Reserve University among the top LLM degrees in the Unites States for international students.

LLM applicants usually have an undergraduate law degree. Students with degrees in other subjects—such as business, science or engineering—can be admitted to our LLM degree programs in International Business Law or Intellectual Property Law. 

Conditional admission is offered to students whose academic credentials are strong, but who need more time to improve their English. Students can improve their English at ELS Cleveland, located on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Graduation from ELS is accepted in lieu of the test scores listed below.

In 2024, the International Jurist magazine named our program to their LLM Honor Roll.

Spring Admission

  • TOEFL 80 and above 
  • IELTS 6.5 and above 
  • Duolingo 120 and above
  • Graduation from ELS Level 112

Fall Admission with the requirement to attend Summer Language and Law Institute

  • TOEFL 70-79 
  • IELTS 6.0 
  • Duolingo 110 and above 
  • Graduation from ELS Level 111

Fall Admission

  • TOEFL 80 and above 
  • IELTS 6.5 and above 
  • Graduation from ELS Level 112