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Admissions Requirements

  • Law degree or equivalent from a university or law school outside the United States
  • Minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test or a minimum score of 7.0 for IELTS. (For more information, see the section on TOEFL/IELTS below.)

Application Deadline

Please submit your completed application form and all supporting materials to New England Law | Boston by the application deadline.

Application Requirements

Application Form

Please complete and submit your application form by the deadline. It is recommended that you submit your application materials electronically through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) website.

We will notify you when your application has been received. If applying electronically, the LSAC will send you confirmation that your application has been submitted. Do not send an additional application by mail if you are applying electronically.

Personal Statement

Each applicant must submit a personal statement as part of the admissions process. Because the Admissions Committee does not conduct personal interviews, this law school requirement is the applicant’s opportunity to address committee members. The statement should emphasize particular aspects of your background, suitability for admission, or the basis of your interest in our LLM Program. Applicants may address personal characteristics and circumstances; strengths; work experiences; extracurricular activities; ethnic, economic, and educational background; or any other topic that will help the committee evaluate you.

Letter of Recommendation

Each applicant must submit one letter of recommendation.

Faxed or photocopied recommendation letters are not accepted. There are two options for submitting letters of recommendation:

  1. New England Law | Boston recommends that your letters be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Letters submitted through the service are copied and sent to New England Law with a CAS report. (These reports are updated weekly.)
  2. New England Law accepts letters submitted directly to the school. The envelope must be sealed with the recommender’s signature written over the seal.

Transcript and Transcript Analysis

An official transcript from the law school or university that granted, or is granting, your law degree must be submitted along with your completed application form and all other required documents. If your law degree is from an institution outside the United States or Canada, it must be certified as the equivalent of a US law degree. We recommend that applicants register with LSAC’s LLM Credential Assembly Service. For a fee, the LSAC will collect, authenticate, and distribute a student's university records and TOEFL score, if required. The LSAC service serves only to authenticate non–United States or non-Canadian credentials that are needed in addition to a completed admission application.



If your first language is not English or if you did not earn a law degree at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, you must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and receive a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test for TOEFL or a minimum score of 7.0 for IELTS. Candidates who receive a score below the required minimum on all English proficiency exams are still encouraged to apply to the program because we use a holistic approach when reviewing applications.

Statement of Financial Proof

Visa Information

New England Law | Boston offers assistance with the visa process.  Entry requirements and visa information are available at:

For assistance, please contact:

  • Office of Admissions
  • New England Law | Boston
  • 154 Stuart Street
  • Boston, MA 02116

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