Apply to the LLM, MCL, or SJD program

Application priority dates

For each future fall semester, we begin accepting new applications to all graduate programs on October 1st.

Applicants to the spring semester: In addition to our traditional fall semester, Indiana Law offers a spring program that starts in January. Applications for spring start will be accepted July through November. Programs that are available for a spring start include the LLM, MCL and certificate.

Apply for the spring application

Applicants to the LLM and MCL programs: Though applications will be considered until the class is full, it is recommended that you apply no later than March 1. All applications received by February 1 will be automatically be considered for scholarships. Applications received after February 1 will be considered for scholarships if funds are still available.

Applicants to the SJD program: Preference will be given to complete SJD applications received by the priority date of February 1. All SJD applications should be received by the final deadline of March 1.

Admission requirements

Education: LLM and MCL applicants who received their undergraduate education outside the United States are generally required to have completed a degree in law or a strong undergraduate concentration in legal coursework.

Our SJD program is for international law graduates who already hold an LLM degree and who have demonstrated exceptional analytical and research abilities. For all programs, an applicant's educational history should demonstrate exceptional performance, based on factors such as courses completed, GPA, class rank, and other indicators.

English proficiency: An LLM or MCL candidate for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate fluency in English via a TOEFL score of 87 IBT, IELTS score of at least 7.0, TOEIC score of at least 850, or equivalent TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC scores in other formats. An English proficiency score which is slightly lower than our minimum requirement is not rejected outright, especially when other factors, such as educational background and work experience, are outstanding. We do not offer conditional admission in place of the above mentioned test score requirements, but we do have a special LLM and MCL summer program for English and legal English improvement.

SJD applicants, even with US LLM degrees, must demonstrate fluency in English via a TOEFL score of 100 IBT or an IELTS score of at least 7.5.

How to apply

We accept LLM, MCL, and SJD applications submitted using the  LSAC Online Application.

Applying via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website is intended to enable the fastest possible processing of your admission file. A majority of the top US law schools are using the LSAC system. If you encounter problems during the application process, or feel that you are unable to apply using this method, please contact our office for assistance or alternative application instructions.

Applicants provide their information only once and arrange to have official academic records, test scores and letters of recommendation sent directly to LSAC only once, making all information and documents available to each participating school to which they apply. If you would like to know more, review the full description of LSAC services.

If you do not yet have an LSAC LLM account: After reading all of the application details on this page, you should register for a new LSAC applicant account in order to start the application process.

If you have an existing LSAC LLM account: Simply log in to your current account in order to apply to the Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law.

Check your application status

After you have completed your application via the LSAC service, you will be able to check the status of your application online.