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. The spring 2021 issue of The International Jurist ranks Case Western Reserve among the best schools in the nation for "the Law School experience" for LLMs.  

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. 

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.

Case Western Reserve University will welcome our students to campus in Cleveland for in-person classroom experiences in Fall 2021. We understand, however, that not all of our international students will be able to reach Cleveland as a result of circumstances beyond CWRU’s or students’ control, including difficulties with visa appointments. The university is deeply committed to all of our international students, and is developing pathways for students who must remain away from Cleveland in Fall 2021 to make progress toward their degrees, such as remote instructional options. Contact llm-sjd@case.edu for more information.

Spring Admission 2022

  • TOEFL 80 and above (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is accepted)
  • IELTS 6.5 and above (IELTS Indicator is accepted)
  • Duolingo English Test 115
  • Graduation from ELS Level 112

Fall Admission 2022 with the requirement to attend Summer Language and Law Institute

  • TOEFL 70-79 (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is accepted)
  • IELTS 6.0 (IELTS Indicator is accepted)
  • Graduation from ELS Level 111

Fall Admission 2022

  • TOEFL 80 and above (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is accepted)
  • IELTS 6.5 and above (IELTS Indicator is accepted)
  • Graduation from ELS Level 112