Office of International Student Admission

Welcome to International Student Admission

UIC John Marshall Law School's Graduate Admission and International Education Office offers international applicants support in the application process. The tabs below will assist you in preparing your application and additional forms.

If you have questions regarding your completed application or the required materials, please contact the Graduate Admission & International Education Office at

Completed applications should be sent to the following address:
Graduate Admission & International Education Office
UIC John Marshall Law School
300 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60604


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Enrollment Options

International applicants can apply as full-time candidates for Master of Laws (LLM) programs if they hold a JD or foreign equivalent, or for Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) programs, which are offered to non-lawyer professionals with a bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent. International students interested in pursuing their JD must complete the JD application.

Areas of Study

To learn more about each program, select the area of study that interests you.

*Fall admission only
†MJ registration deadline is June 15

Your Application

After deciding on the appropriate enrollment option and area of study, a completed application must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Fall Deadline: August 1
Spring Deadline: December 1
Summer Deadline: May 1

International applicants are encouraged to submit their application several months before the deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa in their home country.

Completed applications must include:

  1. Completed JD Application, MJ Application, or LLM Application
  2. Application Fee: There is no application fee.
  3. International Supplement Form
  4. Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores
  5. Official Transcripts
  6. Letter of Recommendation (academic/professional reference in English)
  7. Personal Statement
  8. Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  9. Writing Sample (MJ applicants only)
  10. Photocopy of Attorney/Agent License (Summer IP Institute only)
  11. Photocopy of valid, biographical passport page

International Application Supplement Form

The Application for Immigration Documents and International Applicant Information contain valuable information for international applicants, including transcript evaluation options, TOEFL requirements, financial documentation requirements, and visa information. Applicants should also review approximate expenses for studying in Chicago at UIC John Marshall Law School. The last page of the International Supplement Form must be completed by the applicant and submitted with the application and other documents.

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Language Requirements

All applicants are required to complete an English language proficiency test in order to be considered for admission to UIC John Marshall Law School. This requirement may be waived if a student has earned a law degree in a country where English is the official language or has earned a degree from an accredited U.S. college/university.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is the most widely used proficiency exam. UIC John Marshall accepts TOEFL scores for up to two (2) years after the test administration. Original scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the Graduate Admission and International Education Services Office at UIC John Marshall Law School in order for the scores to be valid. The TOEFL code for UIC John Marshall Law School is 1344. UIC John Marshall Law School requires a minimum TOEFL score of 90, and 20 on the writing section.

For information on test taking locations, please see the TOEFL Requirements section of the International Supplement Form.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted by UIC John Marshall Law School. UIC John Marshall Law School accepts a minimum IELTS score of 7.

An application will not be considered complete and ready for review until the law school receives an official score report from an approved English-language testing agency.

In order for the law school to consider international applicants for admission, applicants are required to submit their international transcripts/grade reports to an independent transcript evaluation agency. Reports must be requested as a course-by-course evaluation, which lists each individual university course and the grade received.

For a list of appropriate agencies and other information about credit evaluations, please see the USA Transcript Evaluation Agencies section of the International Supplement Form.

Transcript evaluations should be sent directly from the agency to the Graduate Admissions department in order to be considered as valid.

Personal Statements should address question one under the "Disclosure Questions" section of the graduate application, and should be a clear and concise demonstration of your English proficiency. Applicants are encouraged to include examples of leadership, community involvement, talents, and achievements. The Personal Statement is an opportunity to offer the Admission Committee personal details to supplement TOEFL scores and academic credentials. A minimum of 200 words is required.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Please be aware that earning a U.S. LLM does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the bar exam in IL, NY, CA, or any other U.S. state. The respective state’s Board of Law Examiners and not UIC John Marshall Law School determines eligibility to sit for the exam. Degree candidates should consult the respective Board of Law Examiners' website to review the rules and requirements for any and all states in which they intend to practice.