Reapplication and Deferrals
If you applied prior to the 2015-2016 application cycle, you must submit an entirely new online application and new transcripts, TOEFL scores, and letters of recommendation through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service.
If you applied for admission after the 2015-2016 application cycle, please follow these instructions to reapply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year:
- Use the same LSAC number with which you originally applied for admission. This is very important. If you do not use the same LSAC number, we will not be able to match your old application materials with your new materials, and you will be required to submit all new transcripts, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL scores to LSAC.
- Complete Columbia Law School’s online LL.M. Application through LSAC, and pay the $85 application fee. The online application should include a new Personal Statement, Dissertation Proposal and Bibliography, Resume, Application for Financial Assistance (if applicable), and any other updates you feel are relevant to your new application.
- Pay the CAS report fee for Columbia Law School. This allows us to transfer your CAS report from your old application to your new application. Unfortunately, neither Columbia nor LSAC can waive this fee. No exceptions will be made.
- Submit one additional Letter of Recommendation through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service if you applied for admission in the 2018-2019 academic year; submit two Letters of Recommendation if you applied for admission prior to the 2018-2019 academic year
- If you have completed any additional schooling since you originally applied, submit your updated or additional transcripts to LSAC through their Credential Assembly Service.
The reapplication fee will not be waived under any circumstances. The reapplication deadline is February 1, 2019.
Deferrals of admission to the J.S.D. program are rarely granted. Each request for a deferral must be made in writing and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.