BUDAPEST LLM : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Program is not designed to enable successful LL.M. recipients to be eligible to take a bar examination in the U.S. without satisfying the specific additional requirements that vary from state to state.
Candidates interested in sitting for a bar examination in the U.S. should first visit the American Bar Association's website.
When is the application deadline?
May 15, 2012
What is the Application Fee?
$60.00 in U.S. dollars
Do you have rolling admissions?
We utilize a modified rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee shortly after completion. When possible, a decision letter and email is sent out soon thereafter.
How long does the admission process take?
It is your responsibility to submit all of your application materials in a timely manner. The LL.M. admissions committee will only review your file when it is complete. An admission decision is generally reached within 2-3 weeks of receipt of all of your application documents.
Is the TOEFL required for international applicants?
No. However, applicants, who completed their course of study in law from an institution where the language of instruction was not in English, can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL score report.
In what ways may an applicant demonstrate English language proficiency?
Applicants may demonstrate English proficiency in a variety of ways, such as by utilizing a TOEFL or IELTS score report, by providing supporting documentation that a substantial amount of your daily business is conducted in English, or by having spent a substantial period of time working and living in an English speaking country.
What is the TOEFL score requirement?
The minimum TOEFL score requirement is 250 for the computer based exam, 600 for the paper test, or 100 for the internet based exam.
What is Suffolk University Law School's TOEFL reporting code?
Suffolk University Law School's institutional TOEFL reporting code is 3771-03.
How many letters of recommendation are required?
Two letters of recommendation are required. Both of which must be from individuals with whom you have worked closely in the last five years and who are, or have been active in the practice of law or legal education.
What should the personal statement include?
The personal statement provides you an opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee more about yourself and why you want to pursue an LL.M. degree. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to provide details about their past experiences in the legal field.
Is this an approved program by the American Bar Association?
The American Bar Association (ABA) does not formally approve any program other than the first degree in law (J.D.).
ABA accreditation does not extend to any program supporting any other degree granted by the law school. Rather the content and requirements of those degrees, such as an LL.M., are created by the law school itself. The ABA reviews post-JD degree programs only to determine whether the offering of such post-JD program would have an adverse impact on the law school's ability to maintain its accreditation for the JD program. If no adverse impact is indicated, the ABA "acquiesces" in the law school's decision to offer the non-JD program and degree.
Suffolk University Law School received acquiescence from the ABA in 2006.
How many credits are required to earn the LL.M. degree?
Twenty-four (24) credits are required. Each course offered in Budapest, Hungary will be worth two credits.
What does it mean to be a degree candidate?
A degree candidate is intending to complete the 24 credits required to receive a LL.M. in U.S. and Global Business Law.
What does it mean to be a certificate candidate?
A certificate candidate intends to take all of the courses offered in one summer session. It is not his or her intent to receive a LL.M. degree.
What does it mean to be a non-degree/non-certificate candidate?
A non-degree/non-certificate candidate does not intend to enroll in the degree program nor receive a certificate. A candidate wishing to take only one course for professional development would fall into this category.
Can I change my program status to another one?
Yes. The program is flexible. You can change from one program to another one, but you must inform the administration of your intent by confirming it in writing.
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