LLM Application Instructions

To apply for the on-campus LLM Program, please access the online form below.

LLM In Person Application Form

For more information about the distance learning (online) LLM program, please visit this page or access the online application form here. 

Application Process and Deadlines

We consider applications on a rolling basis and accept applications throughout the year. If you need assistance, or have questions about the application process, please contact us at elaw@lclark.edu.

International Student Deadlines: Due to visa processing and additional time required in processing applications international students must submit their applications for the on campus programs by the followings dates:

August start date (Fall Semester): April 1st

January start date (Spring Semester): September 1st

May start date (Summer Semester): February 1st

If it is past these deadlines, you are welcome to start in the online program and then switch to in person for the next semester.

Tuition Awards

If you are applying for the LLM program and would like to be considered for a partial tuition award, please send an email to elaw@lclark.edu.

Applications for Fall 2024 are due July 15th, 2024, but we admit on a rolling basis and encourage applicants to file earlier in order to process financial aid and select courses before the start of fall term. International students please see the deadlines above.

Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition for the on- campus LLM program for the  2024-25 academic year is $2181 per credit, or $56,706 for 26 credits ($61,068 for 28 credits).  *The actual cost in any semester depends on the number of credits a student takes. In addition, a fee of $1906/semester for health insurance should be calculated into academic expenses, along with a book allowance of about $800 per semester. Students should also anticipate a budget of $10,000 for living expenses per semester.  Please visit our Law School Tuition and Fees web-page for the most current information about tuition, fees and living expenses.  All tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis. Federal financial aid (in the form of loans) is available to qualified U.S. students.

International students are encouraged to explore funding options with their governments or private foundations. A limited number of tuition awards are available to outstanding U.S. and international students based on merit and need. To be considered for awards, students should include a letter with their application materials explaining their need for assistance. If you are a U.S. student and plan to apply for federal financial aid, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at fafsa.ed.gov, as soon as possible. Because financial aid decisions may lag behind admission decisions, you should not wait until you have received an offer of admission to apply for financial aid.

Please note: Applicants for the LLM program must be graduates of an accredited U.S. or international law school, and must demonstrate an excellent academic record, strong legal research and writing skills, and a genuine and documented interest in environmental and natural resources law. Applicants must hold, or be about to obtain, a law degree that would qualify them to apply to practice as a lawyer or judge in their home country (JD if in the United States, otherwise LLB or the equivalent); actual bar membership or law practice is not required. A degree in any other discipline, even if combined with elements of law or policy, is not sufficient to qualify for LLM admission. For U.S. students, a JD from an ABA-accredited law school is highly preferred.

Admission Process FAQs

Admission Process

Your admission file is created when the law school receives your completed application form and application fee. You may choose to submit all of your documents at once or to submit as many of the documents as you can at one time, with other items such as transcripts and reference letters, to follow.

For U.S. students seeking loans, please submit and file financial aid forms as soon as possible; do not wait until you have received an offer of admission.

Once your file is complete, the admissions committee will review it and contact you regarding the decision. If you accept an offer of admission, you must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $250 within three weeks after notification of admission to hold your place in the class.


For more information about the LLM program, please contact us at elaw@lclark.edu.

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