LLM students at Moritz have the option to apply to transfer to the JD program upon completion of their LLM program. If admitted to the JD transfer program, the transfer students will not be awarded the LLM degree; instead they will be able to transfer most of the credits earned during the LLM program (except for credits earned in LLM-only classes) and only need to complete two additional years to earn the JD degree.
LLM students applying for the LLM-JD transfer are not required to submit the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores. However, they must follow the required JD admissions procedures and submit all required application materials before their transfer application may be reviewed for admission. The admissions process is extremely selective and admission is not guaranteed. Strong academic performance during the LLM program and strong recommendations from Moritz professors are among the key considerations for admission to the JD transfer program.
LLM students must inform their intention to apply for the LLM-JD transfer program no later than November 30 of the year in which they start the LLM program at Moritz.
If the applicant is not accepted into the JD program as a transfer applicant, he or she may still apply as a traditional JD applicant to the three-year program. This will require the submission of the LSAT scores.
Note that LLM graduates of other schools are not eligible for the LLM-JD transfer option.
Learn more about the application process for JD transfer here. Contact the JD Admissions team at email@example.com for questions about the JD application process and financial aid should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.