Enrollment in the Tax LLM program is limited to applicants who have received a Juris Doctorate (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from an ABA-accredited American law school or the foreign equivalent.
A personal statement is required and assists the Admissions Committee in selecting an outstanding entering class. Personal statements should address the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the Tax LLM Program.
The personal statement should be typed, double-spaced, and submitted (electronically attached) with the application. The required font size of the personal statement is 10 pt. or larger; the recommended length is two pages.
The personal statement must be the original work of the applicant.
Applicants must submit official transcript for baccalaureate and all post-baccalaureate degrees. If admitted, an official transcript with the degree date listed will be required before enrollment. Additionally, official transcripts should be sent directly from the school, or may be submitted in a sealed envelope along with other application materials from the applicant.
International applicants must submit an official English translation of an official transcript for baccalaureate and all post-baccalaureate degrees.
Applicants presenting credentials from a law school in which English was not the primary language of instruction must also present a TOEFL or IELTS score. Competitive applicants should present a TOEFL score of at least 600 or better on the paper-based TOEFL exam, 250 on the computer-based version, or a minimum total score of 100 (with a score of 25 for each of the four subsections) on the IBT TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score accepted is 7.0 in every IELTS section. Unfortunately, Loyola cannot offer conditional acceptance for students who do not meet the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirement.
Letters of recommendation offer insight into a prospective student's potential for success in the program and provide information about the candidate that is not reflected in other parts of the application. Letters can comment on the applicant's intellectual capacity, analytic and communication skills, character traits, and professional experience. Academic and/or employer or supervisor letters are accepted. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation and should have their recommender submit this letter directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions by email (email@example.com) or mail (Graduate Admissions, Loyola Law School, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.)
Applicants are required to submit a résumé. A résumé should not exceed two typed pages and may include education information (including honors and awards), employment history, extracurricular or community activities, military service, publications, special achievements, etc. We recommend a traditional résumé format with recent or most relevant experience listed first.
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