To be considered for admission to the LL.M. program, an applicant must meet the AUA’s graduate admission general as well as the LL.M. program specific admission requirements as outlined below:
- Hold an undergraduate degree from, or are currently enrolled in the final year of studies at, a 4-year or 5-year program from an accredited or licensed institution of higher education. Applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree from a 3-year program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants whose primary language is not English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency to be considered for admission. Some applicants may be eligible to receive a waiver of the English Language Proficiency Requirement if they meet the criteria below. Others must submit official exam results confirming English Language Proficiency either from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic). Target score requirements for admission are as follows:
TOEFL IBT – 79 or higher, IELTS Academic – 6.5 or higher.
The TOEFL IBT/IELTS Academic scores are valid for two years.
- Submit an LSAT* test official score report. Target score requirement for admission is 145 or higher.
* The LSAT is waived for applicants who hold a degree in law.
* The target score requirement may raise for next year’s admission.
The LSAT score is valid for five years.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
- Write a concise and informative personal statement.
- Work experience and/or volunteering are/is taken into consideration.
- Previous studies of law (summer schools, trainings), legal internships or legal experience will be taken into account.
- Majority of LL.M. program students hold LL.B. degrees from the recognized universities in Armenia or abroad. Applicants holding BA degree in other disciplines may also apply. Such applicants should demonstrate strong interest in and motivation to the study of law, as well as basic understanding of the requirements of the legal profession and the opportunities and challenges in the legal career.
- The program may require an interview.
LL.M. applicants unable to take the TOEFL, IELTS, and LSAT test will be tested via in-house assessment.
For TOEFL/IELTS, the assessment will include a written test based on a legal analysis of a real US case or judgment. The assessment for LSAT will include a short analysis of a legal brief and logical argumentation questions, similar to what can be found on the LSAT.
Please note that the applicants with standardized test scores will have a priority over the applicants with internal assessment results. For more detailed instructions, please visit AUA Admissions page here – https://admissions.aua.am/graduate/application-requirements/.
For more information, please follow the below links:
- Admissions and the list of all required documents: http://admissions.aua.am/
- Financial Aid: http://finaid.aua.am/
*The LSAT is an admissions test used by U.S. and some foreign law schools. The expected LSAT score for successful applicants is 145 or higher. Please note that the LSAT is a skills-based test. This means that in order to excel on the LSAT you should practice repeatedly the skills that you will use during the test. Most importantly, the skills that you develop in preparation for the LSAT are skills that will help you to become a successful student at AUA Law.