Steps to Attend:

Congratulations on your admission to Charlotte School of Law's LL.M. in American Legal Studies!

Please review all information below to learn about the steps to ensure a seamless transition into your studies at Charlotte School of Law.  Should you have questions or difficulties, please email

If you are an international student who will need to attend Charlotte School of Law on a visa, please click here to view further information.

Reserve Your Seat:

Pay your non-refundable seat deposit by clicking here.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check or money order to the Admissions Department.

Request Official Transcript:

The transcripts you sent to LSAC as part of the CAS service do not satisfy this requirement. We must receive official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and law/professional schools attended.

Please send your transcript directly to:
Charlotte School of Law
Attention: International Programs and LL.M.
201 South College Street, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28244 USA

Check with the Board Of Examiners for the State in Which You Plan to Practice:

New York:
LL.M. candidates planning to sit for the New York Bar Exam after completing the LL.M. in American Legal Studies should submit their credentials to the NY Board of Law Examiners at least 12 months prior to sitting for the Bar Exam.

Charlotte School of Law strongly recommends applicants interested in taking the NY Bar Exam complete the New York Foreign Evaluation Form and submit all required documentation prior to beginning their studies with Charlotte School of Law.

The NY Board of Law Examiners credential evaluation could disqualify a candidate from sitting for the NY Bar Exam even if s/he successfully completes the LL.M. degree.

Other States:
LL.M. candidates thinking about taking a bar exam in any other state need to be aware that each state follows different regulations and timelines for admitting students to sit for the bar exam.  For further inquiries, please email

Foreign educated LL.M. students currently at
Charlotte School of Law:

Any LL.M. student at the Charlotte School of Law who is a graduate of a foreign law school may be eligible to receive advanced standing towards a Juris Doctor degree. Such individual may be awarded up to 24 JD credits for LL.M. coursework and six foreign degree credits. Determination of advanced standing credits follows the Charlotte School of Law advanced standing policy and ABA standards.

Review the Laptop Policy:

Review the Charlotte School of Law Student Laptop Policy. You must have a laptop on the first day of orientation.

Return Scholarship Agreement:

If you are a scholarship recipient, please sign and return the entire agreement (found in your acceptance letter) prior to the first day of orientation by emailing, faxing, or mailing the agreement to the Admissions Department.

Fax: 704-971-2192


Charlotte School of Law
Attention: Admissions Department
201 South College Street, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28244 USA

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