Post-JD LL.M. Admissions
The LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law is open to lawyers who have received a JD or equivalent law degree and have an interest in international development, governance and law reform in transitional states. Preference is given to applicants with at least two years of professional experience in the international, nonprofit or public sector. Bar admission is not required but preferred.
The post-JD class is limited to no more than five students per year. Admissions are on a rolling basis with an absolute cutoff of July 1.
Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form, personal statement about their interest, background and qualifications for the program, and two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s interest in and aptitude for international development and law reform practice. The application process will include an interview with LL.M. faculty or staff, either in person or via electronic media.
Admissions decisions are usually made within a month of the completion of the application process.