At Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, we take a holistic look at each applicant, based not only on past academic experience and standardized tests but also letters of recommendation, work experience and personal background. Therefore, even if you’re missing one of the requirements listed below, you may still be considered for admission.
- Completed Application: Step one is to complete and submit an online application. You can also use our online platform to attach your résumé, personal statement, transcripts and, if applicable, your TOEFL (Test of English as a First Language) score report.
- Résumé: Demonstrate your most recent and relevant employment experience. You should also include your educational history, the academic honors you’ve received, your experiences with volunteering and community organizations, applicable publications and more. Note that work experience in tax law is not required for this program.
- Personal Statement: The personal statement is your chance to stand out from other applicants to this highly selective program, explaining why you’re applying to Loyola Law, what your personal and professional goals are, and what talents you’d bring to our tax law community. Please provide one to two double-spaced pages in 10-point font.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: Give the Admissions Committee a more personal and direct perspective on your experiences and accomplishments with two letters of recommendation. These should be from professional or academic references, such as a past supervisor or professor.
- Transcripts: Include records from all the educational institutions you’ve attended, showing either. Candidates applying to this program should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (undergrad or graduate level work).
- International applicants: must meet these admissions requirements, with the addition of a TOEFL score of 105 or greater.
Conditional admission will be offered to applicants with a GPA within 0.5 points of the levels listed above. Following the successful completion of the first two courses in the program with a GPA of 3.0 or better, students shall be fully admitted to the program.