LL.M. in American Legal Studies Requirements

The applicant should investigate the eligibility requirements of the desired state of bar licensure to determine whether the applicant’s specific academic credentials, coupled with Regent’s LL.M. degree, will allow him or her to sit for the bar exam in that particular state.

  • Applicants for the LLM in Human Rights degreed must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA-accredited law school or an accredited institution outside the U.S.
  • Applicants for the LLM in American Legal Studies must have a first degree in law (a J.D., LL.B. or comparable degree) from an accredited academic institution outside the U.S.
  • Regarding eligibility Regent University School of Law is not able to certify JD equivalency. Applicants wishing to obtain credential evaluation should solicit the services of a recognized agency such as www.wes.org.
  • Applicants whose transcripts are not in English must subscribe to the services of a recognized credential evaluation agency such as www.wes.org.
  • TOEFL - Applicants should submit at minimum one of the following scores on the TOEFL exam: 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based); or
  • IELTS/PTE - You may also submit the following scores in lieu of the TOEFL: 7 (internet-based) on the IELTS exam, or 68 (internet-based) on the PTE Academic exam.
  • LL.M. students must complete 24 credit hours, and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, to receive the degree.