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For the purpose of admission, an international student is defined as a student who is, or will be, in the United States on a non-immigrant visa. This specifically refers to the Student (F) and Exchange Visitor (J) visas.


J.D. Program

International applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Completed law school application. Application may be found on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) web site.

  2. Application fee of $50 (U. S. dollars) payable to Drake University Law School. The application fee will be waived for applications submitted electronically prior to April 1.

  3. Personal statement.

  4. A Credential Assemby Service (CAS) Report—Applicants who have completed work at any foreign institution outside the U.S., its territories, and Canada must have their credentials sent to LSAC to be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers. All services are offered only online, www.LSAC.org.

  5. TOEFL scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English. An official copy of the test report must be sent directly to LSAC for inclusion in the Credential Assembly Service Report as explained above. Drake Law School strongly recommends a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100. Information concerning testing dates, location and cost may be obtained online.

  6. Letters of recommendation are optional but strongly recommended. Letters should address an applicant’s academic performance and potential. Letters of recommendation may be sent to LSAC or the Drake University Law School Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

LL.M. Program

For the purpose of admission, an international student is defined as a student who is, or will be, in the United States on a non-immigrant visa. This specifically refers to the Student (F) and Exchange Visitor (J) visas.
International applicants are required to submit the following through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service:

  1. Completed LL.M. application.

  2. Statement of Purpose.

  3. An LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service report. Transcripts and TOEFL scores must be sent to the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service to be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers. 

  4. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.  An official copy of the test report must be sent directly to LSAC for inclusion in the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service Report as explained here.  Drake Law School requires a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0.  Information concerning testing dates, location and cost may be obtained online.

  5. At least one letter of recommendation is required and up to three letters will be accepted.  Letters should address an applicant's academic performance and potential.
The priority deadline is April 1 for the fall semester. Drake offers rolling admission, therefore, applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadlines.

M.J. Program

International applicants are required to submit the following directly to Drake Law School:

  1. Completed M.J. application.

  2. Statement of Purpose.

  3. Official academic transcripts.

  4. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English. A copy of the test scores must be included with the application. Drake Law School requires a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. Information concerning testing dates, location and cost may be obtained online.

  5. At least one letter of recommendation is required and up to three letters will be accepted. Letters should address an applicant's academic performance and potential.

The priority deadline is April 1 for the fall semester. Drake offers rolling admission, therefore, applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadlines.

Application materials can be submitted via email to Chris Miller or mailed to:

Drake Law School
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311 

*Please note: Credits earned as an M.J. student are not transferrable should a student later decide to pursue the J.D. program.

International Student Support

Students at Drake Law School have full access to the university's International Center, which is dedicated to serving the needs of international students. The Office coordinates visa paperwork, and runs an international student orientation providing students an opportunity to connect with other international students outside of the law school.


     
    Last Modified: 8/27/2014 1:49:00 PM by Christine Miller