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APPLICATION

There are two ways to apply to the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy program.  Applicants should choose one method for applying.

1) Print your application and recommendation forms using the link and instructions below: 

APPLICATION FORM

MAIL APPLICATION TO:

LL.M. in Trial Advocacy

California Western School of Law

Attn: Heidi Cruise

225 Cedar Street

San Diego, CA 92101

  

I.  Complete and sign the application

II.  Include the non-refundable $55 application fee, payable by check or money order to California Western School of Law.

III.  Official transcripts: Please arrange for official transcripts to be sent from your undergraduate institution and law school. Transcripts must be in the language of the institution and translated if they are not in English. Transcripts should explain the university's grading system.

IV.  Personal Statement: In your personal statement, describe your previous law study and professional experience. Explain your reasons for pursuing the LL.M. and your future plans. It is also helpful to include a resume to summarize your work history.

V.  Recommendations: Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the application address listed above. Letters in a sealed envelope from your recommender may be sent with your application. At least one recommendation should be from your current or former law professor. If you are currently employed in the field of law, one recommendation should be from your employer. Please sign the waiver of confidentiality on the attached recommendation forms and provide the forms to your references.

VI.  Important: Please notify us immediately of any changes of address during the application process. 

 2) Apply online using the LSAC application system and services.  Click here to apply through LSAC.

* Please note that LSAC charges a $75 registration fee to use the online application system. This fee applies only to LSAC services applicants will still need to submit the California Western School of Law fee of $55.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THIS PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT HEIDI CRUISE AT HEC@CWSL.EDU OR (619) 515-1574.