• Master in the Study of Law Admission Requirements

    Please apply by submitting the following items:

    • Online application (no fee for US residents).
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original and an official or a certified course by course English translation. Official transcript of a bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university. This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. Official electric copies should be emailed to gradprog@hamline.edu. You do not have to provide transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.
    • A two-page personal statement detailing: 1) why you are pursuing the MSL at Hamline University, 2) how this program will help you meet your career goals, and 3) any applicable professional and/or educational experience.
    • Professional résumé
    • If you have a GPA of 2.5-2.9, you may still be considered for admission. Please also provide:
      • A one- to two-page narrative to help the admissions committee assess your academic history and qualifications, in the context of the high standards for academic performance in our program.
      • Two letters of recommendation written by people unrelated to you, who are familiar with your academic and/or professional history and who can accurately assess your potential for successful graduate study. Letters must be sent directly to Graduate Admission by the person writing the recommendation. 
    • English language testing is necessary if English is not your native language. You can demonstrate your proficiency in one of the following ways:
      • A minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 600 (paper-based format), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (iBT).
      • A minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
      • A minimum score of 90 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
      • Please note: Scores more than two years old are not accepted.

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    Submit any remaining materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

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    Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities

    Accreditation Information

    Hamline University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.