LLM students have the option to apply to transfer to the JD program upon completion of their LLM program. Except for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) which is not required, LLM students must follow all necessary 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.
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.
If an applicant is accepted into the JD Program, he or she will not be awarded the LLM degree. Most credits earned during the LLM program are transferrable to the JD program, except the U.S. Legal Systems and LLM Legal Research and Writing courses (a total of 5 credits).
LLM-JD transfer students will complete the JD in two years: they shall complete the remaining components of the established first-year curriculum in the second year of study at Moritz. Advanced JD course and graduation requirements must be completed in the third year of study.
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. Note that LLM graduates from the Moritz College of Law or LLM students at other schools are not eligible for the transfer option. They, however, may apply as traditional JD applicants to the three-year program. This will require the submission of an LSAT score.
Contact the JD Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the JD application process and financial aid should be directed to email@example.com.