Admission to the LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports
Law program at St. John’s School of Law is selective and based upon
excellence in prior legal studies. Evidence of academic scholarship
as well as professional achievements will be considered. The LL.M.
Program is designed to have a limited enrollment in order to enrich
the quality of the experience for each LL.M. candidate.
Any American or foreign law school graduate holding a first degree
in law (J.D., LL.B. or equivalent) from an ABA-accredited law
school or a foreign law school recognized in the country where
founded and located.
Because of the nature of the LL.M. Program in International and
Comparative Sports Law, it is essential that all students have a
high level of comprehension and oral and written expression in the
English language. Foreign graduates (other than students from
Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the
United Kingdom) are required to have taken the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language
Testing System (IELTS) Test prior to applying.
TOEFL (Test of English as a
Foreign Language) Requirements
Minimum score required
- 600 paper-based score
- 250 computer-based score
- 100 Internet-Based
In addition, the following minimum scores are required
- 5 TWE (Test of Written English) component
- 26 Reading and listening subsections
- 22 Writing subsection of the IBT (internet-based test)
The TOEFL score report codes for St. John’s Law School are 2799
for the institution and 03 for the department. Applicants should
P.O. Box 6155
Princeton, NJ 08541-6155
Telephone: (609) 921-9000
CITO/SYLVAN Learning Systems
P.O. Box 1109,
6801 BC Arnhem,
The Netherlands, 31263521577
All TOEFL scores are to be sent to the Law School Admission Council
(LSAC) as indicated on the LSAC
IELTS (International English
Language Testing System) Requirements
Foreign law school graduates may alternatively decide to take the
IELTS test. There is no preference for one over the other. The
minimum score required is 7.0
For additional information applicants should contact:
825 Colorado Blvd., Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90041
P (323) 255-2771
F (323) 255-1261
The TOEFL or the IELTS must be taken before submitting the
application. Please note that we are unable to accept scores that
are 2 or more years old.
American Legal English Intensive
Students are encouraged to take our Intensive American Legal
English Program conducted by Professor Bob Ruescher. Students with
TOEFL scores of 85 – 99 may at our discretion be admitted on
condition that they enroll in and successfully complete the
Advanced Legal English course at St. John’s School of Law. The
program begins Monday, July 9, 2012 and ends Tuesday, August 7,
2012 and runs Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
International and Comparative
Sports Law LLM Application
The LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law is
designed for recent graduates with a first degree in law from
a U.S. or foreign law school with a passion for
sports and a desire for a career in this challenging field. In
order to complete the application process, prospective LL.M.
students must apply by completing and returning
our application forms directly to:
St. John's University
School of Law
Office of Transnational Programs
Belson Hall, Room 1-18D
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, N.Y. 11439
While completing the application, read and follow the instructions
carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 (USD). This fee
is not credited toward the payment of the tuition should the
applicant be accepted.
You may pay by check payable to St. John's University, by credit
card or with an international money order or check drawn on a U.S.
bank, payable to St. John’s University in U.S. dollars. Please do
not send cash.
Any applicant who has applied within the previous two years may
submit a letter requesting that his or her application be
re-activated. You need not submit a second application fee.
With your documentation, please provide an updated resume.
Two (2) Recommendation
These letters should be provided by someone who knows your
professional skills and legal abilities. A law professor, a law
firm partner or a work supervisor can be excellent
Please provide a writing sample of not less than 250 words.
Please provide a personal statement (of any length) explaining the
- How did you obtain information about St. John’s School of Law
and about the LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Sports
- Why you are interested in this LL.M. program?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you intend to pursue your goals?
- How would you like to develop your career after
Transcipts must be either submitted to the Office of Transnational
Programs for review. If the transcripts are not already in
English, an English translation must be provided.
Please note that a personal or telephone interview during the
admission procedure is required and will be scheduled by the Office
of Transnational Programs. Be sure to submit accurate contact
For additional information about program admission, please contact