Applicants to the LLM in US Law program must apply electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and should submit the application by April 1.
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The Chase LLM program is open to students who have earned a law degree outside of the United States and who are proficient in English. Proficiency is demonstrated by a minimum score of 92 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). No other test is required.
Admission is based on a previous academic record and an application form.
English proficiency is required for admission. Proficiency is demonstrated by a minimum score of 92 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
International students educated in countries where English is the primary spoken language will be exempt from the English proficiency requirements. Please contact the College of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of NKU approved countries where English is considered the primary language.
You must submit your TOEFL or IELTS score reports to LSAC to be included in your credential report. To have your TOEFL score sent, provide ETS with LSAC’s institution code (8395) when you place your order for a copy of the score report to be sent. To have your IELTS score sent, you must request that your official score report be sent to LSAC for electronic download using the IELTS system to Law School Admission Council LLM/JD Credential Assembly Svc. LSAC cannot accept paper copies of scores.
Character and fitness is an important requirement for admission to both law school and the state bar where you wish to practice. The application process for both requires you to provide detailed information about your past.
Failure to disclose conduct relating to character and fitness could result in revocation of your admission to or expulsion from the College, revocation of a scholarship offer, or a state’s refusal to admit you to practice law. Your responsibility to immediately notify the law school if any answer becomes inaccurate or incomplete after submission of this application continues throughout the admissions process. If you are admitted to and enrolled in the College of Law, this responsibility continues during your law school enrollment.
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. [ABA Standard 504 (a)]
The best policy is full disclosure when answering each of the seven questions. If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, you must attach a detailed explanation for each offense. Be sure to include the date, location, the nature of the charge, a detailed account of the circumstances leading to the charge, the disposition of the case, and any sanction imposed. Attaching third-party records such as court records or educational records without including your detailed explanation is insufficient.
In order to receive the I-20 form, which you will show to the consulate to obtain your visa, you must prove that you can pay the 9 months cost of attendance at NKU. For any questions regarding the student visa process, please refer to our Newly Admitted Students page.
You will need to submit the following:
If dependents (son, daughter, wife, or husband) will accompany you while you are studying at NKU, you will need to provide proof of an additional $6,000 for your spouse and/or $3,000 for each child that you plan to bring with you. The Dependent Request Form will need to be submitted along with your bank statement and NKU Financial Agreement Form
International Student and Scholar Services at NKU now uses an online service called E-ship Global that will allow you to receive your admissions packet and I-20 through an express mail carrier. You must use the website provided below - do NOT go to the UPS/DHL/Fedex website directly.
This service is at your expense, and your credit card will be charged when you sign up. We cannot ship your admissions packets until your reigstration is complete. Please click here to sign up.
NOTE:*Students who work with specific partners of NKU are not required to register for e-ship global. If you have questions about this please contact our office at email@example.com
To avoid delays in the application process, please be sure to review and submit all of the above listed documents. Your application will not be reviewed or considered for an admission decision until all of the required documentation has been received, and the application has been marked as complete. Furthermore, an I-20 will not be issued unless a student has been fully admitted, and has demonstrated proof of sufficient funding, as indicated above.
Federal legislation requires institutions of higher education to inform prospective members of our community about its most recent crime/incident statistics; crime prevention; security programs and activities; policies concerning the reporting of crime; and related information in accordance with the Campus Security Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act. Upon request, you can obtain a paper copy of the university’s Annual Campus Security Reports by contacting the NKU Police Department, 419 Old Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, KY 41099 or calling 859-572-5746. This information is also available on the NKU Police Department’s website at University Police Security Reports.