Admissions and Application
Admission and Application Requirements
Enrollment for the LL.M. program is open to holders of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or similar foreign qualifications in the field of law. An applicant must have a first law degree (J.D., LL.B. or the equivalent) from a foreign or ABA accredited law school. Admission may also be granted to holders of a bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent, who have a desire to develop an understanding of legal and policy principles of cybersecurity. Admission to the LL.M. program is competitive. In evaluating applications, the Graduate Program Committee takes into consideration the applicant’s grades, university studies, letter of recommendation, occupational interests, professional, personal accomplishments, and other factors. Students may apply for full time or part-time status.
Who Should Apply?
The program is designed for candidates interested in issues of law, policy and developing risk management skills expressly to create the next generation of cybersecurity’s legal professionals. This online program is designed to be completed in one year and is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, as well as traditional students, seeking a flexible opportunity to advance career goals. The program will offer a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity law and policy, and will address the legal ramifications of cyber-threats in the aerospace field, especially at the present moment of increased concerns with widespread cyberattacks.
The program requires electronic applications via the LSAC Online Services website. The application will be available by the middle of July for the January 2020 class.
*Further information about the application process will be available by July 15, 2019. Applicants will be able to apply for admission and submit a seat deposit. We encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible.
Priority Deadline: October 15
Final Deadline: November 15
Among the required information and documents you will submit through LSAC are:
- Non-Refundable $50 Application Fee (waived);
- Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report
- Personal Statement – Not to exceed 3 pages and includes your reasons for wanting to study law at St. Thomas University;
- Letters of Recommendation – At least 2 are required and it is strongly recommended that at least one letter come from a post-secondary professor whose class you have taken;
- Detailed addendum if any question on the Character and Fitness section is answered “Yes”;
- Completion of the English Language Proficiency Requirement:
- TOEFL: 550 on the paper test or 79 on the internet test;
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5;
- Additional factor that will be considered: Earned degree at an accredited institution OR successfully completed upper level college courses, both taught and evaluated in English;
Please note that it may take LSAC an additional two-four weeks to process your documents and send them to the School of Law. Nevertheless, your application will still be considered “on time,” as long as you submitted your supporting documents to LSAC by the November 15 deadline.
In addition to receiving notifications via the LSAC website, admitted applicants will receive an email and an official Letter of Acceptance, which will include the non-refundable seat deposit information.