Business Law LL.M. Procedures

To be admitted to Florida State Law’s LL.M. in Business Law program, an applicant must:

  • Prior to the commencement of the LL.M. program, possess a J.D. from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or an LL.B. or equivalent law degree from a non-U.S. college, university or law school

  • Have taken 6 or more credits in business law or business law related courses

  • Be able to engage in classroom instruction and writing assignments in English as determined through the written application (international applicants from non-English-speaking countries will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores)


Application requirements include:

  • Completed application form.
  • Application fee of $30 U.S. currency payable online through LSAC, or by check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank. The check or money order must be made payable to Florida State University. Foreign money orders are not accepted. The applicant's complete name and date of birth should be clearly indicated on all methods of payment.
  • Personal Statement: In 500 words or fewer, describe your interest in the LL.M in Business Law and any particular specializations that you are interested in pursuing.

  • Resume: A complete and updated resume is required and must be submitted as an attachment with the online application through LSAC.

  • Letters of Recommendation: At least one and no more than two letters of recommendation.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made on a continuous basis on completed applications.

Applications will not be deemed "complete" - and no admissions decision will be made - until all application materials listed above are submitted.

Applicants may apply for fall semester admission, with a completion deadline of July 15. As the processing of student visas is often time-consuming, international students are strongly encouraged to submit their application by June 1. 

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