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Environmental LL.M. Procedures

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

  • Prior to the commencement of the LL.M. program, possess a J.D. from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, LL.B. or equivalent degree

  • 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 scores)

  • Demonstrate professional or academic interest in advanced instruction and research in environmental, natural resources, energy and land use law through an application essay

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Application requirements include:

  • A completed application form

  • The application fee of $30, payable by check or money order to the Florida State University

  • One official transcript from each law school attended, whether the applicant received a degree from that law school or not, and including any prior LL.M. programs

  • A complete and updated resume or C.V., as described on the application form,

  • Essay: In 500 words or fewer, explain why you are interested in environmental law and policy and how the LL.M. degree would assist you in your desired career path.

  • Letter(s) of Recommendation: At least one (1), and no more than three (3), letter(s) of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your legal abilities and/or your interest in environmental law and policy. Letters of recommendation should either be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from the recommender or be included in the application packet in a sealed envelope signed by the recommender.

  • Writing Sample: An example of your best legal writing, which may be in the form of a pleading, brief, memo, or other document and which covers a law- or policy-related matter. Applicants may submit more than one document, but the total number of pages submitted must not exceed 25.

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

In making admissions decisions, program faculty will also consider an applicant’s performance in his or her J.D. program(s), time passage since the applicant obtained his or her J.D. degree, additional relevant education and relevant existing or future work experience.

Applicants may apply for fall semester admission, with a completion deadline of June 15, or for spring admission, with a completion deadline of November 15.