After conferring with Mr. Telesino, please submit the items below by mail to apply for admission. Please try to send all of your materials to the following address in the same single package:
UCLA School of Law
S.J.D. Program Admissions
Attn.: Vic Telesino
385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476, USA
The application deadline is March 1.
1. Application Form
The application form requests basic data regarding career interests, academic qualifications, references, and the Statement of Research Purpose. If you are invited to apply, you will receive a PDF copy of the application form by email. Please print, complete, and submit the application form with the rest of your supporting materials.
2. Current Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
3. Official School Transcripts
Applicants must submit transcripts from their university evidencing their completion of a J.D. degree in law (or its foreign equivalent) and an LL.M. degree (or of current enrollment in a program leading to an LL.M. degree prior to entrance into the S.J.D. program). Transcripts should include all courses and examinations taken and grades received for all university work. Transcripts must be translated into English. If the law school transcript does not indicate a relative class standing, and such information is available, please have an appropriate school official indicate class standing.
4. Two Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are asked to provide two letters of recommendation from reputable and reliable sources with personal knowledge of the applicant’s academic abilities and potential for engaging in advanced research. If possible, please include at least one academic reference. While employer references are acceptable, letters from academic sources will be viewed more favorably. Please send no more than two letters.
5. Substantial Research Paper
Applicants must provide a substantial research paper. This paper should exemplify the applicant’s best scholarly work. It must be written in, or translated into, English or in a language that can be read by a UCLA faculty member.
6. Application Fee
An application fee of $75.00 is required to process an application, payable to "The Regents of the University of California." Acceptable forms of payment are U.S. dollar check or money order, drawn in U.S. funds, payable at a U.S. bank. Please do not send cash.
7. TOEFL Score
Applicants should ask the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to provide UCLA School of Law with a copy of their score on the TOEFL. When taking the exam, please indicate School Code 4837 and Dept. Code 03 so that the score will be sent to UCLA School of Law. For further information about the TOEFL, contact ETS at www.ets.org or (609) 921-9000.
Applicants whose native language is English, or who possess a law degree from an institution at which the primary language of instruction is English, are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.