The LL.M. in Asian Law program is designed primarily for J.D. holders (and potential J.D. students) or lawyers from foreign common law jurisdictions, who would use Temple’s curricular strengths and existing programs as a bridge to take or expand their careers to Asia, the most dynamic region in the 21st century world.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

SemesterApplication Deadline
FallJune 1
SpringNovember 1

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application form, applicants to the LL.M. in Asian Law program must submit the following materials:

Official transcripts (final grade reports or mark sheets) and certificates of law degree completion must be submitted to Temple Law. A certified English language translation must also accompany transcripts that are not issued in English. An acceptable official transcript is one that has been submitted directly to Temple Law from the issuing overseas university under seal in an envelope sealed by your university. Transcripts that have been opened and handled by the applicant are not considered acceptable.

Applicants should submit their resume or CV online.

The personal statement is required and is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants should explain their interest in graduate study in Asian Law, as well as any other factors the admissions committee should take into consideration when evaluating their application. The statement should demonstrate the applicant’s organizational, analytical, and writing skills; as a result, applicants should invest appropriate time and effort in preparing this statement. While proficiency in an Asian language is preferred, it is not a requirement.

The personal statement is not to exceed 1,000 words.

The reference letter may be written by a professor or employment supervisor and should candidly evaluate the applicant’s academic abilities and/or professional skills.

Relevant work experience can also be considered evidence of potential for graduate study.

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