LL.M.-J.D. Transfer Program

Law students in the Florida State University College of Law LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers may apply to the J.D. Program as Transfer LL.M. students. The LSAT is not required.

Admission will be based on the student’s outstanding performance in the LL.M. program, including:

(1) consideration of grades and difficulty of courses,

(2) the written recommendation of two professors who taught the student in the Florida State program (in these recommendations the professors shall indicate how the LL.M. student performed in comparison to his or her classmates in the course(s) involved), and

(3) the Associate Dean for International Program’s own assessment of the LL.M. student’s academic performance in the LL.M. program and whether the student is likely to be successful if admitted to the J.D. program as a transfer student.

Admitted LL.M. students may receive up to 29 credits from the LL.M. Program toward the J.D. degree. The student must complete the J.D program no later than four calendar years after the student’s matriculation into the LL.M program. Only students currently enrolled in or who have graduated from Florida State Law's LL.M. Program may apply to this program.

Application Process

The deadline to submit an application accompanied by the required application fee and pertinent documents to the College of Law is as follows:

Fall Admission: August 1st

Applications received after the deadline may not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.


Documents not submitted electronically must be mailed to:

Office of Admissions and Records
College of Law
425 West Jefferson Street
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made on a continuous basis on completed applications.  If you are admitted you will be required to submit the following to the Admissions Office: