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University of Chicago Law School

Applicants have the option of submitting the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (if applicable – see below for details) as part of the Law School’s pilot program. You must have a current LSAT, GRE, or GMAT score (earned within the last five years) on file before the Admissions Committee will evaluate your application.

The application fee is $85 (U.S. funds only), and you must pay the application fee by credit card when you submit your application through LSAC.

Student Body at a Glance (as of September 2019)

Total J.D. Student Body, 2018-19 600

Men 53.0%
Women 47.0%
African American (32) 5.3%
Asian American (57) 9.5%
Latino/a (76) 12.7%
Two or More Ethnicities Reported (31) 5.2%
Foreign National (12) 2.0%

Juris Doctor (JD) degree [ Equivalent to LLB]

In the U.S., admission to a JD program requires a bachelor’s degree.

  • Usually a three-year, full-time program, but can also be part-time
  • Admission requires a bachelor’s degree
  • LSAT is an integral part of the admission process

The LLM: The Next Step in Legal Education

An LLM, or Master of Laws, was created for lawyers to expand their knowledge, study a specialized area of law, and gain international qualifications if they have earned a law degree outside the U.S. or Canada. Requirement JD degree.

  • JD degree (or international equivalent) required for admission
  • Can help you specialize and extend your credentials in a specific area
  • For international students, can offer exposure to U.S. or Canadian law systems, common law legal reasoning, and comparative law studies

Master’s Degrees

This interdisciplinary approach to the law is for people who don’t want to practice law but need legal knowledge to get ahead in their chosen profession.

  • Includes Master of Science in Laws (MSL), Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degrees, and Juris Master (JM), among others
  • Often can be earned in one year; online and part-time programs available
    Admission requires a bachelor’s degree

Special High-Level Courses

Administrative Law
Clinical Courses
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Commercial, Business, and Labor Law
Courts, Jurisdiction, and Procedure
Equality and Human Rights
Family Law, Property Rights, Torts, and Insurance
Health Law
Intellectual Property, Technology Law, and Entrepreneurship
International and Comparative Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Legal History
Skills, Legal Practice, and Ethics
Taxation


 

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