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Online LL.M. Application Process

Online LL.M. Application Process

Please complete the following steps to apply for the Online LL.M. program. Completed applications are reviewed after the Scholarship Priority Deadline (typically within 1-2 weeks). Please note that the review of your application may also include any federally required screening.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible and no later than 1 month before the scheduled start of the semester.

Summer 2023 Deadlines:

  • Scholarship Priority Deadline: March 17 (Guaranteed scholarship)
  • Application Deadline: April 17
  • Start date for Online LLM: May 15

For class start dates and key deadlines, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Apply by Email or Mail

International Application
U.S. Application

The completed application (saved as a .pdf) and supporting documentation may be emailed to (Applicants may also mail their application to the below address.) This is also the first step in obtaining a preliminary scholarship assessment.

Mailing Address (optional)

The University of Dayton School of Law 
Attn: Margaret Ioannides (Online LL.M.) 
300 College Park Dayton, Ohio 


Applicants who earned their law degree in the U.S. must request official transcripts from their law school and have them sent directly to Dayton Law at

Degree-seeking applicants who earned their law degree outside the U.S. must obtain a course by course credential evaluation through one of the California Bar’s approved evaluation agencies. Span Tran (one of the agencies on this list) has a portal set up for Dayton Law Online LLM applicants. You may access it here

 We will also need the following supporting documents:

  • Personal Statement 
  • Updated CV or Resume
  • Scholarship Statement/Request
  • English Proficiency- TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Request
  • Government issued photo ID 
  • 2 Letters of Reference/Official Recommenders

Mailing Address (optional)

The University of Dayton School of Law 
Attn: Margaret Ioannides (Online LL.M.) 
300 College Park Dayton, Ohio 

Personal Statement

A personal statement in English discussing your reasons for applying for an LL.M. degree and your career plans after completing your degree.

Photo I.D.

A government-issued photo identification.

Curriculum Vitae

An updated curriculum vitae.

English Proficiency

Applicants who are NOT U.S. citizens, applicants whose native language is NOT English and applicants who have NOT completed their basic legal or undergraduate studies in a university where instruction was in English: 

Applicants are required to take the TOEFL and attain a score of at least 80 (iBT) or take the IELTS and attain an overall band score of 6.5. Scores must be from a test taken within the past two (2) years. Scores from tests taken more than two (2) years prior to this application will not be accepted.

WAIVER: In limited cases, applicants may submit a written proposal and alternate proof of English proficiency to request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver. In such cases, following review of the proposal and alternate proof of English proficiency, applicants may be invited to demonstrate English competency through an online video interview. Note: Only non-U.S. citizens should review and select the appropriate English-language proficiency statement in the section of this application entitled Standardized Testing.

Attorney Registration Card

If applicable, a photocopy of any attorney registration card (with English translation) you have been issued. NOTE: A law license is not required for admission into the program.

Scholarship Consideration

Scholarship Request Statement with supporting documentation highlighting academic, professional, personal accomplishments, and financial need.

Additional Application Option

Interested students can also apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).  The application can be submitted electronically through LSAC’s Document Assembly Service and may be combined with the LSAC’s International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service. (LSAC Fees Apply). Search for the Dayton Law Online LLM application in LSAC by searching for the following: University of Dayton School of Law - Summer 2023 - International (if you are foreign educated law school graduate seeking admission for Summer 2023).

Contact Us

Margaret Ioannides, Assistant Dean for Online LL.M. Programs

Phone: +1.937.329.8651



Online LL.M. Program

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772