Enrollment in the Tax LLM program is limited to applicants who have received a Juris Doctorate (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from an ABA-accredited American law school or the foreign equivalent.
Applications for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority review, especially for scholarship consideration, applications for admission should be received by:
- Fall 2023: May 1
- Spring 2023: November 1
- Summer 2023: March 1
Tax LLM Application
Applicants have the option to apply to Loyola's on-ground LLM program through Loyola's LLM Application form online or by Law School Admission Council (LSAC). To determine which application is best for you, please review the information below.
- Loyola's Tax LLM Application
Candidates can apply directly to Loyola by completing the LLM Application form online. The application form asks applicants to complete and upload a personal statement, résumé, copy of TOEFL/IELTS score and unofficial transcripts online. Please note that letters of recommendation must be delivered or emailed directly from your recommender. A copy of your letter(s) of recommendation may be accepted for the evaluation but an official letter(s) must be received before the orientation.
- LSAC Application
To apply to the on-ground program through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), please click the link below. Once on LSAC's website, you will be able to create your account and access Loyola's application to submit. Applicants who apply through LSAC will be required to submit all application materials (personal statement, academic transcripts, TOEFL/IELST score report, recommendation letters, and résumé) to LSAC's platform. This information will then be provided to Loyola for processing. Please note LSAC has separate fees that Loyola cannot waive, including the CAS report fee. For details about the CAS report, please see below.
To apply through LSAC, go to LSAC Application. You may also check your Application Status throughout the admissions process.
Please note: Applicants interested in Loyola's online Tax LLM program may only apply through this specific application form.
A personal statement is required and assists the Admissions Committee in selecting an outstanding entering class. Personal statements should address the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the Tax LLM Program.
The personal statement should be typed, double-spaced, and submitted (electronically attached) with the application. The required font size of the personal statement is 10 pt. or larger; the recommended length is two pages.
The personal statement must be the original work of the applicant. The applicant's LSAC account number should appear on all documents.
Candidates must submit transcripts for baccalaureate and all post-baccalaureate degrees. Candidates may submit an unofficial copy of their transcripts to Loyola's Tax LLM application, but if admitted official transcripts must be submitted before enrollment. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the school or may be submitted in a sealed envelope.
If applying through LSAC's Credential Assembly Service Report, prospective students need to register with LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Your LLM CAS Law School Report includes copies of all law/professional school transcripts; copies of letters of recommendation; and copies of English proficiency exam scores, if applicable. Learn more about the Credential Assembly Service Report online at http://www.lsac.org/llm/application-process/llm-cas. Applicants may contact the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for more information at www.LSAC.org or (215) 968-1315.
Please note final transcripts confirming conferral of all advanced degrees must be submitted prior to the beginning of classes.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation offer insight into a prospective student's potential for success in the program and provide information about the candidate that is not reflected in other parts of the application. Letters can comment on the applicant's intellectual capacity, analytic and communication skills, character traits, and professional experience. Academic and/or employer or supervisor letters are accepted.
Candidates are required to submit two letters of recommendation and are encouraged to use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. For more information, visit www.LSAC.org.
Applicants are required to submit a résumé. A résumé should not exceed two typed pages and may include education information (including honors and awards), employment history, extracurricular or community activities, military service, publications, special achievements, etc. We recommend a traditional résumé format with recent or most relevant experience listed first.
The application form requires disclosure of any charge, arrest, or conviction of any felony or misdemeanor or other offense, with the sole exception of a minor traffic offense. A conviction for DUI (or any other alcohol- or drug-related offense) is not a minor traffic offense. A conviction may be a legal consequence of (1) a verdict of guilty after trial by judge or jury, (2) a plea of guilty, or (3) a plea of nolo contendere. You must disclose this information even if your record has been sealed or expunged.
Applicants are advised that bar examiners will receive official reports of such convictions from law enforcement agencies. Failure to disclose a charge or conviction on this application may result in dismissal from school, revocation of any degree awarded, and the denial of admission to the bar.
A written explanation (electronic attachment) must accompany any "yes" response for questions five through seven on the Disclosures section of the application.
TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (Only required of foreign-educated attorneys)
Applicants presenting credentials from a law school in which English was not the primary language of instruction must also present a TOEFL or IELTS score. Competitive applicants should present a TOEFL score of at least 600 or better on the paper-based TOEFL exam, 250 on the computer-based version, or a minimum total score of 100 (with a score of 25 for each of the four subsections) on the IBT TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score accepted is 7.0 in every IELTS section. Unfortunately, Loyola cannot offer conditional acceptance for students who do not meet the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirement.
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