California Western LL.M. M.C.L. Requirements
LL.M./M.C.L. Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applications cannot be processed until the school receives all of the following materials:

Academic Records:

Letters of Recommendation:

Personal Statement:

Proof of Competency in English:

Certification of Adequate Financial Resources:


Application Information

Each application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $55 application fee (paid by money order or check drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. currency payable to California Western School of Law). All materials submitted by the applicant become the property of California Western School of Law and cannot be returned.

Students may start their graduate studies in August or in January.

The application deadlines are:

Our M.C.L/LL.M application is available in two formats:

For questions or more information please contact us at:

LL.M./M.C.L. Program
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, California 92101, U.S.A.
Phone: (619) 525-7075

Academic Requirements (After enrollment)

The LL.M./M.C.L. degree program is designed to meet each student's individual needs. Students are required to take:

The balance of the course credits are electives, chosen from the more than 116 courses and seminars offered each year at California Western School of Law.

LL.M. degree candidates must, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, complete a scholarly research paper, which will account for at least two hours of academic credit.

M.C.L. degree candidates must spend two semesters in residence and satisfactorily complete a minimum of 18, and up to 25 credit hours in regularly scheduled courses, seminars, and independent study projects.

The program director acts as your faculty advisor. In a addition, students are assigned a student mentor, a community lawyer/mentor, and student tutors.