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Important Notice from Keio Law School Regarding Changes to Applicant Eligibility Requirements for the Master of Laws Program in Global Legal Practice

2016/11/25

Important Notice from Keio Law School Regarding Changes to Applicant Eligibility Requirements for the Master of Laws Program in Global Legal Practice

  Keio Law School recognizes that many applicants to the LL.M. program who do not speak English as a native language and who will not have one of the specified English proficiency test scores by the time they apply to the LL.M. program may nonetheless have sufficient English language ability or expect to have achieved sufficient English language ability prior to the start of the LL.M. program. Accordingly, in order to allow a wide variety of talented persons to apply for the LL.M. program, we have modified the application eligibility requirements and required application documents as set forth below. Prospective applicants should confirm the details of these changes by consulting the revised Application Guidebook.

  1. Change to Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  The original text, under the heading “1-3. Eligibility Requirements” in the Application Guidebook, read as follows: "3. The applicant must be either (i) a native English speaker or (ii) a person with sufficient English ability (a TOEFL iBT score of 92 or higher or IELTS Academic score of 7.0 or higher is required)."

We have revised the application requirements so that the above Item 3 of “1-3. Eligibility Requirements” is no longer a requirement for applicants to be eligible to apply to the LL.M. program.

  2. Change to Required Application Documentation

  We have revised the required application documents for applicants who do not speak English as a native language. Originally, we required either a TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic score (with 92 or above being required for the TOEFL iBT and 7.0 or above being required for the IELTS Academic score).

  We have revised the requirements so that applicants may now submit one of the following: a TOEFL iBT score, an IELTS Academic score, or a TOEIC score. There is no longer a specific score requirement for any test to be eligible to apply for the LL.M. program, but the English proficiency test score will be one important factor considered in evaluating applicants for admission. Students who wish to participate in the double degree program with the University of Washington Law School will need a TOEFL score of 92 or above in order to be eligible for that program. 

                                                                                                                                           November 25, 2016
                                                                                                                               Keio University Law School