Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


All applicants must complete and provide the following for admission consideration:

  • Application Form: Submit a completed online application available at LUC.edu/grad.
  • Academic Transcripts:  Request that all official transcripts from any undergraduate studies and any graduate studies be submitted directly from the designated registrar’s office for each institution. Transcripts must verify completion of a primary law degree (e.g., JD or LLB).
  • Recommendation Letters:  Submit one letter of recommendation.  Your recommender should discuss your academic or professional performance within the letter.
  • Personal Statement: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs stating your reasons for applying to the Tax LL.M. program and provide any additional information that you believe would be helpful to the admission committee.
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae: Include an outline of education, work experience, professional and academic honors and achievements, speeches or lectures given, papers presented or published, and any other information you believe relevant in assessing your application.
  • Deadline:  Each year, the completed application form and all supporting documents must be submitted by July 1.

Please note: the following documents are required, in addition to those listed above, for those applicants who may fall into these categories:

  • Either an official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year bachelor’s, or a master’s degree program in the U.S. Applicants holding a non-U.S. bachelor’s degree and wishing to apply for a waiver must submit U.S. transcripts that show that they have also earned a U.S. master’s degree. The language test is also waived for those who are from, or who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a recognized institution in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, at which the language of instruction is English.
  • International applicants or U.S. residents who completed school abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), www.ece.org, for evaluation of credentials. The general evaluation report with grade average must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.