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AUWCL LL.M. Application

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    LLM Program Details
    For which program are you applying?
      Specializations in Trial Advocacy
      Program Type
      Specializations in Intellectual Property
      Program Type
      Specializations in ILSP
      Specializations in Law and Government
    How did you learn about the LL.M. Program at American University Washington College of Law?
    Have you previously applied to the Washington College of Law?
    Personal Information
    Date of Birth
    Place of Birth
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    Immigration Status
    (Optional) The U.S. Department of Education encourages you to answer the following questions on race and ethnicity for their reporting purposes.
    Are you of Hispanic/Latino descent?
    In addition, select one or more of the following racial categories to describe yourself:
    Present Address
    In order to correspond with you, we must have the most current and complete information.
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    Alternate Address (if applicable)
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    Employment and Education
    Are you currently employed?
    List chronologically all colleges, universities, graduate, and professional schools attended. Forward official transcripts from all degree granting schools. Please note: Official transcripts need to be ordered and sent in a sealed envelope directly from the institution you attended or are attending to the following address: Office of Graduate Admissions, American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016. Transcripts must be postmarked by the application deadline. Transcripts must be written in the native language of the school. If this language is not English, the documents must be accompanied by a certified translation.
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      Graduation Date
    Please submit a resume or CV outlining your employment history, honors, and scholarships received in college or law school, other professional honors, speeches or lectures given, papers published, extracurricular activities, and any other accomplishments or information you believe will be relevant to us in assessing your application.
    Have you ever been charged with an academic conduct offense in college, graduate or professional school?
    Have you ever been placed on academic warning, academic or conduct probation, dismissed, or subject to any investigation, proceeding or disciplinary action (e.g. probation, suspension, or warning), by any college(s) or graduate or professional school(s) or professional licensing agency?
    You must report all criminal charges, including any that are pending. Are you currently under indictment for, or have you ever been charged with or convicted of any violation of law (other than minor traffic violations with a fine imposed of less than $150 per violation)? Please report all incident(s) even if the charge(s) were expunged.
    Have you ever been the subject of disciplinary action taken by a bar association or any comparable lawyers’ association of any state or country or are there any charges pending against you?
    Have you ever been dismissed by an employer?
    Have you ever been a member of the armed forces of the United States, its reserve components, or the National Guard?
    Please list any current and past bar memberships and dates of membership
    Have you ever applied, or are you planning to apply, for admission to any other LL.M. programs?
    Please attach a Statement of Purpose to this application that states your reasons for applying to the LL.M. program. The statement should not exceed 500 words and should include a discussion of the following:
    • (a)How do you think the LL.M. will help you achieve your short-term and long-term professional and personal goals?
    • (b)How does your prior experience make you a well-qualified candidate for the LL.M. Program?
      • Candidates for the LL.M./MBA please indicate in the statement of purpose your intent to apply to the dual degree and your specific interest in international business and law.
      • Candidates for the LL.M./MIS please indicate in the statement of purpose your intent to apply to the dual degree and your specific interest in international relations and law.
    Letters of Recommendation You must submit two letters of recommendation from law professors, employers or other persons qualified to recommend you for graduate study in law. Please do not send more than two letters of recommendation, as any extra recommendation letters will be disregarded from your application. Personal recommendations will not be accepted. The recommendations may either be enclosed with the application in sealed and signed envelopes, or sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please familiarize your references with the LL.M. program and inform them that the committee gives considerable weight to the letters and may contact them directly for a reference. Please list the references below:
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    English proficiency If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, the Pearson Test of English (PTE), or the International Legal English Certificate (ILEC). The score must be no more than two years old. The score must be sent from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) using Institutional Code 8188 department 03, or from IELTS, directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please contact us at for minimum scores required for admission.

    If you have already taken the TOEFL, PTE or the IELTS exam or obtained an ILEC, write the date(s) and score(s) you received:
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      Test Date