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International Admissions

The application period for the 2019-20 academic year is now open. The Application Deadline is April 15, 2019. We Accept Applications on a Rolling Basis until the class is full.

In order to apply to the ONU LL.M. program, candidates must submit the documents listed below. All documents should be submitted through the online application. Applications may also be submitted by mail, fax or email (as scanned attachments).

Application Checklist 


Complete application

Legibly print or type complete and accurate answers to all questions in the application form. Some questions may require further explanation on a separate page. Return the signed and dated application.  Please submit the application online; alternatively, you may scan and email the application as an attachment or mail the original by mail.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

We accept TOEFL and IELTS scores. The official TOEFL score from the Educational Testing Service should be sent directly to the Ohio Northern University College of Law. The institution code for ONU is 1591. For TOEFL, the minimum required scores are IBT 100, CBT 250 and PBT 600. For IELTS, the minimum required score is 7.0.

If your native language is English and/or the majority of your education (in particular, your law school education) has been in English, you are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. However, you will have to provide us with proof of this fact (e.g., submitting an official letter from your university stating that the medium of instruction in the institution is English).

A 300-word Essay

Describe your interest in public service, rule of law and democratic governance. This statement also must describe your plans for the implementation of law reform and democratization in your country upon the completion of the LL.M. course of studies at ONU.

Three Letters of Recommendation


Employer Statement


Law School Transcript

Please note that we do not require proof of your secondary education, copies of your high school diploma or any other documents related to your pre-law education unless your country follows the practice of two-step legal education. If this is the case, your official college or other pre-law transcripts should be sent to us along with your law school transcript.

If you are admitted to the ONU LL.M. program, you will be asked to submit your law school transcript to World Education Services (WES), who will analyze it and convert your grades to a standard American 4.0 grading system. You will be asked to order a Comprehensive Course-by-Course Report from WES. Further information can be obtained from World Education Services at, 212-966-6311 or

Copy of Attorney License

If applicable, submit a copy of your attorney license, bar admission certificate or other document certifying that you have been admitted to practice law in your country and you are an attorney in good standing.

RÉsumÉ or CV



Applicants also may be required to participate in a phone interview. Once your application is received, you may be contacted by a representative of the LL.M. program to arrange for the interview. Please make sure that you update your application with any changes to your mailing or email address and phone number so we can contact you as quickly as possible.