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 five LLM (Master of Laws) degree programs to ensure you can gain the knowledge and experience necessary for a successful international law career.

LLM applicants should 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. 

We are concerned about the admissions process for students from China or any affected country, currently facing TOEFL/IELTS exam postponements and expected visa application delays.   

To be as helpful as possible during this exceptional situation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law is moving our application deadline back a month to May 1 and will be accepting the Duolingo English Test as an alternative to the TOEFL or IELTS tests, for LLM admission for Fall 2020.  The Duolingo test is easier to schedule than the TOEFL and IELTS tests because it is online.  All applicants who submit a Duolingo score, instead of TOEFL or IELTS, will be contacted by our Office of Global Legal Studies, to set up a short Skype interview.     

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 TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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

  • TOEFL 70-79
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Duolingo 100, with Skype interview - for Fall 2020 only
  • Graduation from ELS Level 110

Fall Admission

  • TOEFL 80 and above
  • IELTS 6.5 and above
  • Duolingo 105-110, with Skype interview - for Fall 2020 only
  • Graduation from ELS Level 111

Spring Admission

  • TOEFL 80 and above
  • IELTS 6.5 and above
  • Graduation from ELS Level 111