Advances in telecommunications and transportation have created a demand for talented lawyers who can practice in a global environment. Temple’s LL.M. in Transnational Law is designed to ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge to compete successfully in the twenty-first century, where the practice of law is no longer limited by national borders. Our graduates are knowledgeable about international legal doctrines, adept at dealing with multiple legal systems, and familiar with other cultures.

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Admissions Information

An admissions committee at our main campus evaluates applications for our LL.M. in Transnational Law degree program. A separate application is required for formal admission into this program regardless of whether the student has already been admitted to the Law Program in Tokyo.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring – November 1

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Begin or Continue Online Application

If you have questions or require assistance with your LL.M. in Transnational Law application materials, please contact our Tokyo Office.

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application form, applicants to the LL.M. in Transnational Law program must submit online 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 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 may also submit transcripts through an academics credential evaluation service, such as World Evaluation Service (WES) or Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

The personal statement is required and is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee. Applicants should explain their interest in graduate study in international and comparative 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.

Personal statements are 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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