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					UNIVERSITY
OF CALIFORNIA
Master of
Laws (LL.M.)
August 2010-May 2011
A one-year, in-residence program




www.law.ucdavis.edu/international
Master of Laws (LL.M.)




General Information.................................................................................. 1                                                OREGON

The School of Law..................................................................................... 2

Master of Laws (LL.M.)............................................................................. 3                                   Mt. Shasta
                                                                                                                                         383 mi/709 km

Qualifications for Admission ................................................................... 4
                                                                                                                                    Lake Tahoe
                                                                                                                 Napa Valley        114 mi/211 km
The Application Process ........................................................................... 4             40 mi/74 km
                                                                                                                                    Sacramento                          NEVADA
                                                                                                                                        12 mi/22 km
Fees and Expenses .................................................................................... 6        San Francisco
                                                                                                                   75 mi/121 km
                                                                                                                                                Yosemite
                                                                                                                                                      172 mi/318 km
What Students Say .................................................................................... 7            Monterey
                                                                                                                    185 mi/343 km
Frequently Asked Questions .................................................................... 8
                                                                                                                                            CALIFORNIA
General Course Offerings ......................................................................... 9

Faculty of the School of Law .................................................................. 10                                                    Los Angeles & Hollywood
                                                                                                                                                            383 mi/709 km
                                                                                                                        PACIFIC OCEAN
Final Checklist for Applicants ................................................................ 11
                                                                                                                                                                        510 mi/945km
Application .............................................................................................. 13                                                         San Diego

Instructions for Letters of Recommendation ..........................................17                                                                               MEXICO
                                                                                        University of California, Davis




General Information
The Campus
The more than 1,400-hectare University of California, Davis
campus is the most spacious of the nine campuses of the
UC system. The 30,000 students who attend UC Davis
pursue a full range of undergraduate and graduate studies, as
well as professional programs in law, business management,
medicine, veterinary medicine and engineering. Twenty-one
of the undergraduate programs at UC Davis recently ranked
among the top 10 in the country, and the campus stands
among the top 25 universities in research funding. Davis
undergraduates persist and graduate at the highest rates
among UC campuses. Law school graduates consistently
perform well on the California bar examination. Shields
Library, ranked among the top research libraries in North
America, contains more than 26 million volumes, and
comprises five units.

The City of Davis
Davis is centrally located in beautiful Northern California
with a population approaching 65,000 people not
including UC Davis students. It is located 24 kilometers
west of Sacramento, the state capital of California, and
120 kilometers east of Berkeley, San Francisco and the
Bay Area. The city of Davis boasts the second highest per
capita education level of any city in the nation. Davis has a
reputation for controlled growth, environmental awareness,
energy conservation and an exceptional parks and recreation
program. The city has 50 miles of bicycle paths and more           The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law
bicycles per capita than any other city in the nation.             and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
                                                                   origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, medical condition
   Davis is known for its dry and warm Mediterranean-style         (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation or status as a
summer days and marine-cooled nights. Situated in a prime          Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual
                                                                   harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment
agricultural area, it offers a relaxed and unhurried rural         in University programs and activities.
American setting. The flat, open spaces are ideal for bicycling,
walking, jogging and pleasure driving. The parks and
recreation department of the city of Davis offers numerous
educational, artistic and sporting activities that are enjoyed
by the entire community. The university campus offers
additional recreational and fitness activities and facilities,
including a modern sports complex, a bowling alley, tennis
courts, baseball fields, soccer fields and a games area.




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Master of Laws (LL.M.)


The School of Law                                                The Law Library
                                                                 The Law Library contains more than 425,000 volumes,
The University of California, Davis School of Law is one         including over 150,000 volume-equivalents in microform
of five law schools in the University of California system       materials. A local area network provides access to a growing
and is a premier institution for legal education. It has an      list of online legal databases and compact discs. The
outstanding faculty, renowned for its teaching and scholarly     collection is fully catalogued online and is arranged by the
abilities, and a reputation for producing exceptional lawyers    Library of Congress classification system.
in a highly supportive learning atmosphere. Each year the            Available resources extend far beyond the library’s own
law school carefully selects an entering class of 165 students   holdings. Law students enjoy unlimited access to
from applicant pools of about 2,500. The limited size of the     LexisNexis and Westlaw. Computer links to regional and
student body and the school’s pastoral setting contribute to     national library networks make available interlibrary loans
a tradition of close association among students and faculty.     from hundreds of libraries. A regional network (Melvyl)
Few law schools provide more care for their students, and        serves as a gateway to a wealth of other databases, and
the atmosphere is friendly and collegial.                        access is also provided to the Internet. The university’s
    While the law school favors a generalist rather than a       Shields Library collection, including an extensive collection
specialist curriculum, it also offers students some of the       of U.S. and U.N. documents, is also available to law students
leading legal thinkers in specialized fields. The UC Davis       and is a short walk from King Hall.
School of Law is a top-tier law school in the same tier as           A staff of 18, including four attorneys and six with
Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA. U.S. News         professional library degrees, keep the Law Library open 78
and World Report currently ranks the School of Law at the        hours per week during the school year and provide reference
University of California, Davis 35th among all U.S. law          service for both traditional and computer information
schools.                                                         sources. Law students receive keys for after-hours access to
                                                                 the Law Library. The Law Library has more than 300
Faculty                                                          carrels, more than 60 seats at tables (including a group-
The UC Davis School of Law (King Hall) exposes students          study room), two computer labs, seven computer stations
to some of the leading thinkers in law. Faculty members          elsewhere and several stations for microform readers and
have pioneered the law in such areas as scientific evidence,     reader/printers. There are also four photocopy machines and
partnership law, conflict of laws, nonmarital cohabitation       over eight miles of shelving. Instruction in the use of the Law
and criminal sentencing. They have helped to shape               Library’s resources is provided in the legal research and
environmental law in Washington, D.C., constitutions in          writing courses.
Eastern Europe, commercial law in China, family law in
England, the Netherlands and Germany, and arbitration
and alternative dispute resolution in Indonesia. Moreover,
their expertise is shared with students beyond the formal
classroom setting.
   At King Hall, you will learn from nationally and
internationally distinguished faculty in fields as diverse as
corporate law, environmental law, intellectual property,
evidence, e-commerce, property, legal writing, trial practice,
tax, legal ethics, civil rights, criminal law and procedure,
constitutional law, immigration, and international and
comparative law. They will guide you through the
fundamentals of legal analysis, as well as through the social,
political and economic backgrounds that inform the
evolution of the law.




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Master of Laws (LL.M.)                                           The law school also admits American law school graduates
                                                                 and selected foreign LL.M. candidates on a thesis rather
Because of the globalization of national economies and the       than a course basis. These students must complete a thesis
progressive increase in international trade, lawyers around      valued at eight units. American law graduates must finish the
the world increasingly find that their work requires them        remainder of their required units in regular courses that do
to advise and assist their clients regarding foreign laws        not duplicate any prior courses for which they have received
and legal systems, and to reconcile their countries’ legal       credit. This thesis track requires a proposed substantial
requirements with those of foreign jurisdictions. This is        research project falling within the area of expertise of a law
particularly true in jurisdictions such as California, where     faculty member who is willing to supervise the student’s
much of the economy is based on exports and knowledge            research and who strongly recommends graduate study
and where joint ventures with foreign business partners are      for the applicant. The law school accepts such students
common. Through the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program,              only if their thesis is likely to make a significant scholarly
the law school participates in transnational law and             contribution.
economic development and prepares its students for their            With the consent of the instructor and the LL.M. faculty
professional roles in the internationalized economy and in       director, LL.M. students may enroll in one course (up to
global integration.                                              three units) offered by university departments outside the
   In pursuing these aims, the program integrates American       law school. This course must complement a student’s area of
and foreign law students at all levels of study and provides     study or research. Unless granted permission for additional
LL.M. candidates with many opportunities. For foreign law        time due to exceptional circumstances, LL.M. students must
graduates, these include gaining a basic knowledge of the        complete their degree during two semesters of resident study.
U.S. legal system. Other opportunities available to all             All LL.M. candidates begin their year of study with a
graduate law students include developing expertise in a          complete orientation in the academic and social life of the
particular area and doing special projects and original          law school, the University of California, Davis campus and
research under the direction of a faculty member.                the city of Davis. LL.M. students are encouraged to enroll in
   The law school has a broad, general curriculum and offers     the School of Law’s Orientation in U.S.A. Law program,
many different courses (see listing of course offerings on       given in the month before the LL.M. Program begins.
page 9). Each LL.M. candidate must successfully complete a
minimum of 20 semester units of work, usually 10 units
each semester. Foreign LL.M. students must also enroll in        “I have not traveled very much in the United States, but I have to
the one-unit course Introduction to Legal Research and the       say, I love Davis! It’s small and safe, a great place to study, and
two-unit course Introduction to the Law in the United States.    the people here are very nice. I like to work out at the recreation
The latter course, especially designed for foreign law school    center, then sit along the lake near King Hall and watch the
graduates, provides a foundation for understanding the U.S.      ducks that roam around campus. The LL.M. program is small,
legal system and features speakers and topics that explore       and the atmosphere is so amicable. Professors
important legal issues, developments and trends. In addition     are knowledgeable and helpful, and the
to these courses, foreign LL.M. students may be invited to       staff is very considerate. They all do
participate with American law students in a Colloquium on        their best to help the LL.M. students
Contemporary Legal Issues. In the colloquium, students           succeed. Obtaining the LL.M.
from the United States and foreign countries present and         degree at King Hall will help me
compare their respective countries’ perspectives on a variety    fulfill my dream of becoming an
of important legal issues.                                       international lawyer. During my
   Foreign LL.M. students earn the remainder of their            time at UC Davis I have learned
required course credit in regular, elective J.D. courses. Each   how to study efficiently, and I have
foreign student must also complete an intellectually             made friends with people from all
rigorous legal research and writing project, comprising at       over the world.”
least two units of credit. Normally, a student undertakes        —Meimei, China
this project as part of a seminar in which the student is        LL.M. graduate
enrolled. With approval of a faculty supervisor, however,
the student may conduct the research and writing project
as an independent study.




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Qualifications for Admission                                      members of the faculty or to take particular courses, please
                                                                  indicate the names of the faculty or the courses in your
International applicants must present satisfactory evidence       statement. Because faculty and course schedules are subject
of the completion of legal academic training at an accredited     to change, it is not possible to provide a definitive list of
educational institution. Domestic applicants must have            faculty and courses for 2009-2010 at this time.
completed at least six years of residential study at accredited
colleges and law schools and must hold a professional degree      Academic Record/Transcripts
from a law school approved by the American Bar Association.       The School of Law requires one official set of academic
                                                                  records issued in the original language AND a certified
The Application Process                                           English translation. Official records are original documents
                                                                  issued by the academic institution(s) you attended; they
                                                                  bear the actual signature of the registrar and the seal of
Deadline and Fees                                                 the issuing institution. Photocopies are acceptable only
We encourage students to apply by January 10th but will           if certified as true copies of the original document by the
accept and review applications thereafter, until the academic     registrar or a notary public. Photocopies of the official’s
year begins. Early application submission allows time for         signature, stamp or seal are not acceptable. All official
an exchange of correspondence should the Admissions               academic documents should be sent to the Admissions
Committee require clarification or additional information.        Officer.
Most applicants are notified of admission decisions in                The academic record should show graded coursework,
March. Approximately 15 students from around the world            dates of enrollment and award of the degree(s), plus a
are admitted to the one-year program that takes place from        certified copy of the actual diploma or state examination, for
August to May each year. LL.M. students begin their study         all university and law school study. Official evidence of the
in the fall semester only.                                        conferral of university degrees and professional titles should
   The application and supporting documents become the            indicate the exact name of the degree or title as it is known
property of the law school.                                       in the country of origin and not in U.S. terms. If rank is
   Each application must be accompanied by the                    determined by the results of comprehensive examinations,
nonrefundable evaluation fee of U.S. $60, made payable to         academic records should show the examination date and
UC Regents. Payment must be issued by a U.S. bank or be           your scores, rank, class and division. All records should
an international money order. If your fee is to be paid by a      include a description of institutional grading scales or other
sponsoring agency, or if currency regulations in your             standards of evaluation.
country require separate or delayed payment, please inform
the Admissions Officer of the situation. Make every effort to     LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly
have your name written on the check itself so that it will be     Service (optional)
properly credited to your application.                            International applicants to the University of California,
                                                                  Davis’ LL.M. program are also able to register with the
The Statement of Purpose and                                      Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential
Special Qualifications                                            Assembly Service. This is optional and not required for
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at the School of Law,          applying to the program. This new service will save you time
University of California, Davis is highly selective and admits    and money, especially if you intend to apply to a number of
approximately 15 students in any given year. Since we admit       U.S. or Canadian graduate law degree programs. You need to
only a limited number of qualified applicants, the program        obtain your transcripts and other required credentials only
Admissions Committee gives careful consideration to each          once, and then this service makes the materials available
applicant’s statement of purpose and special qualifications.      for all of your law school applications. For a registration fee
This statement should include the reasons the applicant           of approximately U.S. $185, LSAC will collect, authenticate
has for seeking a graduate degree from the School of Law,         and distribute your university records and TOEFL score. The
a description of how the applicant intends to use his or her      UC Davis Law School does not offer a reduction of this fee.
graduate training, a description of research or specialization    Five reports to law schools are included in the registration
interests and a listing of any special qualifications or          fee, and you will be able to use this credential-processing
experiences the applicant has that might make a distinctive       service to apply to participating U.S. and Canadian law
contribution to the law school’s intellectual and professional    schools for a period of five years. For additional information
community. If your decision to pursue graduate study at           about this service, go to www.lsac.org. On the main page,
King Hall is based on a desire to work with particular            under the heading “Special Interests,” click on the link for
                                                                  “International LLM Applicants.”

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Please note that you must still complete the UC Davis            Information about test dates and registration procedures is
Master of Laws (LL.M.) application and submit all required       available at most universities and American consulates. One
application fees to the Admissions Officer. The LSAC service     may also obtain TOEFL testing information via the website
serves only to authenticate non-U.S. or Canadian credentials     address: http://www.toefl.org or contact the U.S. TOEFL
that are needed in addition to the completed admission           office directly at:
application.                                                        TOEFL Services
                                                                    Educational Testing Service
References                                                          P.O. Box 6151
The applicant must provide three letters of recommendation.         Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, U.S.A.
If a recommendation letter is written in a language other           Phone: (609) 771-7100 or (877) 863-3546
than English, an English translation must accompany the             Fax: (610) 290-8972
original recommendation letter. Preferably, these letters will      Email: toefl@ets.org
come from the applicant’s law professors. If the applicant       TOEFL scores more than two years old at the time of
has been out of school for five or more years, professional      application cannot be considered; applicants must retake
references from current or former employers are appropriate,     the test to present a more recent score. Applicants should
in addition to a letter from a law professor. Letters may be     register for the TOEFL at the earliest convenient date to
mailed directly from the writer to the Admissions Officer        ensure that the official score report will be received by the
and should include the waiver statement signed by the            LL.M. Admissions Officer at the School of Law (institution
applicant or returned to the applicant. Complete instructions    code number 4778) before the end of the preferred
for letters of recommendation are on page 17.                    application period. An examinee’s confirmation record or
                                                                 photocopies of TOEFL scores are not acceptable.
English Language Requirements                                       Individuals who have completed one year as full-time
for Foreign Applicants                                           students in an English-speaking university may be eligible
The university and the law school absolutely require official    for a TOEFL exemption. To request a waiver of the TOEFL
score reports of the Test of English as a Foreign Language       requirement, write to the Admissions Officer and explain
(TOEFL) before admitting an applicant from a country             your special qualifications.
whose official language is not English. This requirement
includes applicants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.         Visas
Applicants should have a TOEFL iBT score of 88-89 (or            The University of California, Davis is authorized under
230 computer-based or 570 paper-based), because of the           federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.
extensive reading necessary to complete the graduate
law programs. The law school, however, prefers to admit          Financial Aid
applicants whose TOEFL scores are above this minimum.
                                                                 Since most financial aid is intended for U.S. citizens and is
While we do not expect all foreign students to be fluent
                                                                 provided by the U.S. government and the State of California,
in English, it is clear that a student with serious language
                                                                 no financial assistance is available for international students
limitations will often have great difficulty coping with a new
                                                                 through the School of Law. Applicants are expected to have
cultural, social and academic environment, especially when
                                                                 sufficient funds to cover their travel, living and educational
he or she is enrolled in a discipline like law, which involves
                                                                 expenses. As the graduate law programs demand intensive
considerable proficiency in reading and writing in English.
                                                                 study, there are no opportunities for employment for LL.M.
                                                                 candidates during the year of study. Foreign students may
                                                                 wish to contact the United States embassy, consulate or
                                                                 Educational Exchange Commission for information about
                                                                 Fulbright travel grants and other fellowship opportunities.


                                                                                      PROGRAM DATES
                                                                           Monday, August 23, 2010-Saturday, May 14, 2011




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Fees and Expenses                                               This money should either be wired from your home bank to
                                                                a bank in Davis or brought in the form of travelers checks
                                                                (with at least $500 in smaller denominations) rather than in
Tuition                                                         the form of a bank draft. Davis banks will hold your bank
For the 2010-2011 academic year, tuition for the Master         draft for up to two weeks to verify that there are funds to
of Laws (LL.M.) program will be approximately $30,750.*         support the draft before money will actually be released for
                                                                your use.
Other Fees
                                                                Medical Care Coverage
For the 2010-2011 academic year, the university estimates
that an unmarried student should budget a minimum of            All international students are required to purchase graduate
$1,500* per month for living expenses (food, rent, other        student health insurance at the time tuition fees are paid.
expenses). Law school students should also anticipate           The premium is approximately $1,500* for the academic
annual expenses of approximately $1,000* for books and          year. A waiver of this requirement may be granted to those
supplies. These figures do not include transportation costs.    students who meet the University requirements and can
You should therefore bring adequate funds for air travel to     provide proof of comparable coverage. Medical care will
and from Davis and for local travel in Davis. Davis has a       be dispensed by the Cowell Student Health Center, a full-
good local bus system and is a very bicycle-friendly town.      service clinic on campus. However, you must purchase
If you plan to buy or bring a car, you should also budget       year-round insurance coverage for all family members
for expenses such as car insurance, gas, parking and            present with you in the U.S. as well as coverage for yourself
maintenance.                                                    during the summer months. Please note that student health
    Students who plan to bring family members with them to      insurance coverage does not begin until fees are paid. In
Davis should budget an additional $500* per month in living     addition, some medical services are not covered by this
expenses for a spouse and $250* per month for each              insurance and must be paid for by the student, including
dependent child. Health insurance for all family members is     the cost of eye glasses or contact lenses and dental care.
essential and can cost several hundred dollars a month.         The Admissions Officer can answer your questions about
Please note also that child care can be expensive; full-time    insurance coverage and the waiver.
child care may cost $500 per month or more. In planning
their budgets, students need to take into account their own     Housing
spending patterns and the possibility of unforeseen expenses.
    International students admitted to the university for the
2010-2011 academic year will be required to confirm the         Off-campus Housing
availability of support sufficient to meet academic fees and    Approximately 85 percent of the students enrolled at
expenses. Sponsored students (that is, those students not       UC Davis live outside of university housing. For general
funded by private individuals) are required to provide a        information about costs and accommodations in the
letter from their sponsoring agency or government, detailing    community, contact the Admissions Officer.
the terms of the scholarship award as verification that
sufficient funding is available.                                On-campus Housing
                                                                Housing within the residence halls and married student
Initial Expenses                                                housing are available. If you wish to live in the residence
Every student is expected to have sufficient funds to           halls, you may request further information about costs and
cover initial expenses. You will need the amount of your        accommodations from the Admissions Officer. It is very
tuition and fees (in cash or in the form of a valid letter of   important to file your application by the specified dates
sponsorship guaranteeing payment of fees) plus an initial       in order to ensure a place for yourself (and your family)
down payment for housing (landlords often ask for the           in a residence hall. Residence halls are closed during the
first and last month’s rent plus a security deposit), food      summer months.
and personal expenses. Tuition and fee payments may not
be deferred. It is suggested that you bring a minimum of
$18,000* for immediate expenses. This will cover your fall
semester’s tuition and fees plus various initial expenses.


*Tuition and fees subject to change.

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What Students Say…

                      “The Davis law school is        Can you briefly describe your experiences           “The opportunity to improve and challenge
                        the perfect place for those   in Davis as an international student?               myself in many different ways. It is interesting
                         looking for a rewarding,                                                         to know people from different cultures with
                                                      “I chose the UC Davis LL.M. program for
                         ‘personal’ LL.M. program.                                                        different life visions.”
                                                      its excellence, but what also impressed me
                         The faculty are very                                                             —Priscilla, Costa Rica
                                                      was the friendliness, which gave me the
                        professional and competent,
                                                      feeling that I was not a foreigner here.”
                       and yet friendly and                                                               What skills have you gained during
                                                      —Tao, China
                      helpful. The interaction                                                            your first semester at King Hall?
                         with other LL.M. students    “I really had fun. Meeting different people         “The LL.M. program helped improve my
                             from around the          with similar goals and interests was an             legal research skills, basic understanding of
                             world broadened my       exciting and affirming experience.”                 U.S.A. law and increased my understanding
                             horizon, and the daily   —May, Jordan                                        of American culture, which will be
                            contact with the J.D.
                                                      “I felt comfortable from the very first day in      helpful in my future practice.”
students and professors increased my knowledge
                                                       Davis. We were well taken care of by our           —Seung-Hwa, Korea
of American language, culture and mentality.
This experience will help me considerably in my        directors.”                                        “The LL.M. program will help me become a
dealings with my company’s foreign clients.”          —Yuan, China                                        legal counsel for a private company in my home
—Stefan Eisenhut, Switzerland                                                                             country.”
                                                      How do you like Davis? Are there                    —Hirofumi, Japan
Why did you choose UC Davis as your                   any particular things about the
place of study for the LL.M. degree?                  community that you especially like?                 If you attended the summer Orientation
“The main reason was its size. I received             “Davis is quiet and peaceful, and the               in U.S.A. Law program, what was
acceptance from other law schools but chose           surrounding areas offer a number of exciting        your impression of that program as
Davis because of its small size and friendly          and interesting places to visit. You have           a first step in the LL.M. program?
environment.”                                         San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Napa              “The Orientation in U.S.A. Law program
—Martin, Germany                                      Valley, all within two hours drive.”                was a great experience. It provided me
                                                      —Erlend, Norway                                     with a good overview of the U.S. legal
“It has an excellent ranking, belongs to the
University of California system and provides a        “Davis is a great place for those planning to       system, which helped a lot during my
comprehensive program.”                               bring their families with them. It is a welcoming   first semester as an LL.M. student.”
—Ping, China                                          college town—supportive, safe and convenient.       —May, Jordan
                                                      Choosing Davis for the LL.M. program has            “The Pre-LL.M. workshops were extremely
“I chose UC Davis School of Law because it            not only been good for my professional
combines academic excellence with a small,                                                                useful.”
                                                      development, but also for personal growth.”         —Kuniharu, Japan
charming setting at a reasonable cost. I believe      —Jose, Venezuela
California is one of the most progressive states
regarding its legal system, in particular with        “I like the bike trails.”                           Why would you recommend UC Davis’
respect to e-commerce, new media and high-            —Martin, Germany                                    LL.M. program to a friend or colleague?
tech industries. UC Davis’ LL.M. program has                                                              “The school is small, so I’ve received
become an important building block in my              What is the most rewarding                          earnest and courteous guidance. The
legal career.”                                        thing about your time here?                         instructors are enthusiastic and eager to
—Tobias, Switzerland                                                                                      pass on their knowledge. Davis is a peaceful
                                                      “I was able to choose a number of courses of
                                                                                                          and quiet city. The people here have
What is your general impression of                    particular interest to me—such as international
                                                                                                          been very kind and polite, and my young
the School of Law and its faculty?                    business transactions and business planning—
                                                                                                          child has also enjoyed the time here.”
                                                      with faculty who have a thorough knowledge
“This is a great school with quiet study areas                                                            —Hirokazu, Japan
                                                      of each field.”
and outstanding professors. I not only learned        —Jose, Venezuela
a systematic approach to common law, but                                                                  “This was the richest experience
also was able to connect to a variety of people       “The most rewarding thing about my time at          I’ve ever had. It not only gave
who helped me learned about the culture.”             UC Davis School of Law has been the                 me the knowledge to enhance
—Feng, China                                          combination of being able to experience             my career, but I also had the
                                                      northern California and to study law at the same    opportunity to share nine
“The professors are friendly, willing to help         time. Excellent professors, great location and      months with students from
and the nicest faculty I’ve ever met throughout       very reasonable price.”                             around the world.”
my educational experience.”                           —Erlend, Norway                                     —Sandra, Peru
—Yuhuai, China
                                                      “I’m not just studying the U.S. legal system,
                                                      but am also enjoying the different legal issues
                                                      that the international students talk about
                                                      during class and/or outside of class.”
                                                      —May, Jordan




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Frequently Asked Questions

TOEFL Exam                                                     LSAT Exam
Q: Is the TOEFL required to apply for the Master of Laws       Q: Do I need to take the LSAT to apply for the Master of Laws
   (LL.M.) program?                                               (LL.M.) program?
A: Yes. The university and law school require official score   A: No. The LSAT is not required to apply.
   reports of the Test of English as a Foreign Language
   (TOEFL) before admitting an applicant from a country        Financial Aid
   whose official language is not English. This includes
   applicants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The         Q: Are there any scholarships, awards, grants or financial
   minimum score required by our university is a TOEFL            assistance opportunities available?
   iBT of 88-89 (or 230 computer-based or 570 for the          A: At this time, the University of California, Davis, School
   paper-based examination).                                      of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.) program does not offer
Q: The TOEFL office informs me they have Institution Code         scholarships or financial assistance. For information
   number 4834 listed for your university, yet your LL.M.         about financial assistance, we suggest that you contact
   material lists Institution Code number 4778. Which is          international education funding groups (such as
   correct?                                                       Fulbright), private businesses in your home country or
                                                                  your home country consulate office.
A: The correct Institution Code number is 4778 (and the
   departmental number is 03). If you are questioned at
   any TOEFL office about this, please tell them to send       Admission Questions
   the official score report to Institution Code number 4778   Q: How long is the admissions process, and when can I
   (department number 03). If the TOEFL office already            expect a decision?
   sent your official TOEFL score report to Institution Code   A: Our office receives applications throughout the year,
   number 4834, please do not worry. Institution Code             but most arrive by January. In February the Academic
   number 4834 is another location on our campus. We              Review Committee begins the review process. In March
   contact them periodically during the LL.M. admissions          and April many applicants are notified in writing of the
   process in order to retrieve all LL.M. applicant TOEFL         decision. For some applications the review process may
   scores that may have been sent to that location.               continue in May and June, and occasionally slightly later.
Q: What kind of TOEFL do I have to take: International or      Q: Do I have to use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service
   Institutional?                                                 to apply?
A: You must take the International TOEFL. (The                 A: No. It is an optional service for those who wish to use it.
   Institutional TOEFL is offered at a university for use at
   that university only.)                                      Q: Can the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service fee of $185
                                                                  be reduced to $160?
Q: Is it possible to be waived from the TOEFL requirement?
                                                               A: No. Using the LSAC service is optional.
A: Although our university requires official TOEFL
   score reports before admitting an applicant from
   a country whose official language is not English,           Bar Admission
   waivers are occasionally granted. Individuals who           Q: How can I become a U.S. attorney?
   have completed one year of full-time study in an            A: Graduates of this Master of Laws (LL.M.) program have
   English-speaking university may be eligible for a              qualified to sit for the bar exams in New York and California.
   TOEFL exemption. To request a waiver of the TOEFL
   requirement, send an email to the Admissions Officer
   at lawinfo@ucde.ucdavis.edu and explain your
                                                                If you have questions, please contact us at:
   special qualifications.
                                                                Telephone: (530) 757-8569
                                                                Fax: (530) 757-8596
                                                                Email: lawinfo@ucde.ucdavis.edu
                                                                Website: www.law.ucdavis.edu/international



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General Course Offerings

General/Topical                              Estate Planning                             Public Law
Survey Courses                               Estate and Gift Taxation                    Administrative Law
                                             Estate Planning Seminar                     Energy Law Seminar
Advanced Legal Writing Seminar
                                             Trusts, Wills and Decedents’ Estates        Local Government Law
American Legal History Seminar
                                                                                         Nonprofit Organizations
Basic Human Physiology
                                                                                         Public Interest Law Seminar
Civil Rights Law                             Family Law                                  Telecommunications Law
Community Education Seminar
                                             Current Issues in Family and Marital
Computers and the Law
                                               Property Law Seminar
Contemporary Legal Theory Seminar
                                             Family Law                                  Skills and Litigation
Copyright and Entertainment Law
                                             Marital Property                            Appellate Advocacy (Moot Court)
Elections and Political Campaigns
                                                                                         Dispute Resolution and Lawyers
Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Seminar
                                                                                         Evidence
Health Law                                   International, Comparative                  International Litigation and Arbitration
Immigration Law and Procedure
Jewish Law Seminar                           and Foreign Law                             Judicial Process Seminar
                                                                                         Mediation: Theory and Practice
Jurisprudence Seminar                        Comparative Law                             Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Law and Psychiatry Seminar                   Foreign Relations Law Seminar               Pretrial Skills
Law and Race Relations Seminar               International Business Transactions         Scientific Evidence
Law and Sexuality                            International Criminal Law Seminar          Trial Practice
Legal Realism and Critical Legal             International Environmental Law Seminar
   Studies Seminar                           International Human Rights Seminar
Mass Media Law                               International Law                           Taxation
Native American Law Seminar                  International Litigation and Arbitration
Professional Responsibility                                                              Business Planning
                                             International Trade Dispute
Sex-Based Discrimination                                                                 Corporate Tax
                                                Resolution Seminar
Telecommunications Law                                                                   Estate and Gift Taxation
                                             International Trade Law and Latin America
Torts                                                                                    Federal Income Taxation
                                             Law and Institutions of European Union
                                                                                         Tax Policy Seminar
                                             Refugee Law Seminar
                                                                                         Taxation and Partnerships and LLCs
Business Law
Antitrust                                    Labor and Employment                        Individual and
Banking Law and Regulation
Basic Finance
                                             Relations Law                               Group Study
Business Associations                        Employment Discrimination
                                                                                         Advanced Writing Project
Business Planning                            Labor and Employment Law
                                                                                         Group Study
Commercial Law: Article 9                    Pension and Employee Benefit Law
                                                                                         Journal of International Law and Policy
Contracts                                                                                   Editor
Corporate Tax
Financial Information and the Law
                                             Procedure and Jurisdiction                  Research in Legal Problems

Intellectual Property                        Complex Litigation
International Business Transactions          Conflict of Laws                            Clinical Programs*
Nonprofit Organizations                      Federal Jurisdiction
                                                                                         Administration of Criminal Justice
Products Liability                           Remedies
                                                                                         Civil Rights
Real Estate Finance                                                                      Employment Relations
                                             Property and
Securities Regulation I                                                                  Environmental Law
Securities Regulation II                                                                 Federal Taxation
                                             Environmental Law                           Immigration Law
Constitutional Law                           Energy Law Seminar                          Judicial
                                                                                         Legislative Process
                                             Environmental Law
Advanced Constitutional Law Seminar          International Environmental Law Seminar     Prison Law
Constitutional Law I                         Land Use Planning and the California        Public Interest Law
Constitutional Law II                           Environmental Quality Act
Foreign Relations Law Seminar                Natural Resources Law Seminar
                                             Pollution Control and Remediation           *Clinical law programs are open to foreign law
                                                                                         graduates only with consent of the instructor.
Criminal Law                                 Property
                                             Public Land Law
Advanced Criminal Law Seminar                Real Estate Finance
Advanced Criminal Procedure                  Water Law
Criminal Justice Administrative Seminar
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
International Criminal Law Seminar
Juvenile Justice
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Master of Laws (LL.M.)



Faculty of the School of Law
Law School                                                             Joh, Elizabeth, B.A., Yale University, 1994; J.D., New York             Emeritus Faculty
Administrative Officers                                                  University Law School, 2000; Ph.D., New York University
                                                                         Graduate School of Arts & Science.                                    Ayer, John D., B.A., University of Louisville, 1963; J.D., University
                                                                                                                                                 of Louisville, 1968; LL.M., Yale University, 1969.
Johnson, Kevin, Dean for Academic Affairs, B.A., UC Berkeley,          Johns, Margaret Z., B.A., UC Santa Barbara, 1970; J.D., UC
  1980; J.D., Harvard University, 1983.                                  Davis, 1976.                                                          Barrett Jr., Edward L., B.S., Utah State University, 1938; J.D.,
                                                                                                                                                 UC Berkeley, 1941.
Amar, Vikram, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, A.B., UC            Johnson, Kevin R., B.A., UC Berkeley, 1980; J.D., Harvard Law
  Berkeley, 1985; J.D., Yale University, 1988.                           School, 1983.                                                         Bartosic, Florian, B.A., Pontifical College of Josephinum, 1948;
                                                                                                                                                 B.C.L., College of William and Mary, 1956; LL.M., Yale University,
Kulwin, Hollis, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, B.A.,       Joo, Thomas W., A.B., Harvard College, 1989; J.D., Harvard Law
                                                                                                                                                 1957.
  Georgetown University; J.D., State University of New York at           School, 1993.
  Buffalo, 1981.                                                                                                                               Bernhard, Antonia E., B.A., UC Riverside, 1966; J.D., UC Davis,
                                                                       Joslin, Courtney G., B.A., Brown University, 1994; J.D., Harvard
                                                                                                                                                 1982.
Talley, Adam, Senior Assistant Dean for Administration.                  Law School, 1998.
                                                                                                                                               Bruch, Carol S., A.B., Shimer College, 1960; J.D., UC Berkeley,
                                                                       Kurtz, Leslie A., B.A., Brown University, 1967; M.A., New York
Faculty                                                                  University, 1970; J.D., Columbia University, 1974.
                                                                                                                                                 1972.
                                                                                                                                               Dobris, Joel C., B.A., Yale College, 1963; LL.B., University of
Afsharipour, Afra, B.A., Cornell University, 1996; J.D., Columbia      Larson, Carlton, A.B., Harvard University, 1997; J.D., Yale Law
                                                                                                                                                 Minnesota, 1966.
  University, 1999.                                                      School, 2000.
                                                                                                                                               Dunning, Harrison C., B.A., Dartmouth College, 1960; LL.B.,
Amann, Diane Marie, B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-            Lee, Peter Y., A.B., Harvard University, 1998; J.D., Yale Law
                                                                                                                                                 Harvard Law School, 1964.
  Champaign, 1979; M.A., UC Los Angeles, 1981; J.D.,                     School, 2005.
  Northwestern University, 1986.                                                                                                               Fessler, Daniel W., B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1963; J.D.,
                                                                       Lewis, Evelyn A., B.A., University of North Carolina, 1972; J.D.,
                                                                                                                                                 Georgetown University, 1966; S.J.D., Harvard Law School, 1972.
Aoki, Keith, B.F.A., Wayne State University, 1978; M.A., Hunter          Harvard Law School, 1975.
  College, 1986; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1990; LL.M., University                                                                             Goodpaster, Gary S., B.A., Indiana University 1961; J.D.,
                                                                       Lin, Albert C., B.S., Emory University, 1992; M.P.P., John F.
  of Wisconsin, 1993.                                                                                                                            Indiana University, 1965.
                                                                         Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 1995; J.D., UC
Bjorklund, Andrea K., B.A., University of Nebraska, 1986; M.A.,          Berkeley, 1996.                                                       Grossman, George S., B.A., University of Chicago, 1960; LL.B.,
  New York University Graduate School of Arts & Science, 1988;                                                                                   Stanford University, 1966; M.S.L.S., Brigham Young University,
                                                                       Malagrino, Dylan O., B.A., Syracuse University; M.S., London
  J.D., Yale Law School, 1994.                                                                                                                   1971.
                                                                         School of Economics and Political Science; J.D., University of San
Brownstein, Alan E., B.A., Antioch College, 1969; J.D., Harvard          Diego.                                                                Hogan, James E., A.B., Loyola University of Chicago, 1953; J.D.,
  University, 1977.                                                                                                                              Georgetown University, 1956.
                                                                       McCormack, Shannon W., B.A., University of Virginia, 2000;
Chander, Anupam, A.B., Harvard University, 1989; J.D., Yale Law          J.D., Harvard University, 2003.                                       Poulos, John W., A.B., Stanford University, 1958; J.D., UC
  School, 1992.                                                                                                                                  Hastings College of Law, 1962.
                                                                       Murphy, Millard, B.A., Sonoma State University, 1982; J.D., UC
Cooper, Holly, B.S., UC San Diego, 1993; J.D., UC Davis Law              Berkeley, 1986.                                                       Rabin, Edward H., A.B., Columbia University, 1956; J.D.,
  School, 1998.                                                                                                                                  Columbia University, 1959.
                                                                       Oakley, John B., B.A., UC Berkeley, 1969; J.D., Yale University,
Doremus, Holly D., B.S., Trinity College, 1981; Ph.D., Cornell           1972.                                                                 Reynoso, Cruz, B.A., Pomona College, 1953; LL.B., UC Berkeley,
  University, 1986; J.D., UC Berkeley, 1991.                                                                                                     1958.
                                                                       Pérez, Amagda, B.A., UC Davis, 1988; J.D., UC Davis, 1991.
Elmendorf, Christopher, B.A., Oberlin College, 1994; J.D., Yale                                                                                Schwartz, Mortimer D., J.D., Boston University, 1949; LL.M.,
                                                                       Perschbacher, Rex R., A.B., Stanford University, 1968; J.D., UC
  Law School, 2001.                                                                                                                              Boston University, 1950; M.S., Columbia University, 1951.
                                                                         Berkeley, 1972.
Feeney, Floyd F., B.S., Davidson College, 1955; J.D., New York                                                                                 Smith, James F., B.S., Arizona State University at Tempe, 1964;
                                                                       Pruitt, Lisa R., B.A., University of Arkansas, 1986; J.D., University
  University, 1960.                                                                                                                              J.D., UC Berkeley, 1967.
                                                                         of Arkansas, 1989; Ph.D., University of London, 1997.
Florey, Katherine J., A.B., Harvard College, 1993; M.F.A.,                                                                                     West, Martha S., B.A., Brandeis University, 1967; J.D., Indiana
                                                                       Schooley, Timothy M., B.A., UC Santa Barbara, 1982; J.D., UC
  Warren Wilson College, 1998; J.D., UC Berkeley, 2004.                                                                                          University, 1974.
                                                                         Berkeley, 1986.
Gándara, Arturo, B.S., New Mexico State University, 1968; M.S.,                                                                                Wolk, Bruce, B.S., Antioch College, 1968; M.S., Stanford
                                                                       Shestowsky, Donna, B.A., M.A., Yale University, 1996; J.D.,
  Stanford University, 1969; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1972; J.D.,                                                                             University, 1972; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975.
                                                                         Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003.
  Yale University, 1975.                                                                                                                       Wydick, Richard C., B.A., Williams College, 1959; LL.B.,
                                                                       Simmons, Daniel L., A.B., UC Davis, 1968; J.D., UC Davis, 1971.
Hillman, Robert W., B.A., California State University, Long                                                                                      Stanford University, 1962.
                                                                       Sunder, Madhavi, B.A., Harvard University, 1992; J.D., Stanford
  Beach, 1970; J.D., Duke University, 1973.                              University, 1997.
Hing, Bill Ong, A.B., UC Berkeley, 1971; J.D., University of San       Tanaka, Clay, A.B., UC Davis; J.D., UC Hastings.
  Francisco, 1974.
                                                                       Ventry, Dennis J., Jr., B.A., UC Los Angeles, 1993; M.A., UC
Ikemoto, Lisa, B.A.,UC Los Angeles, 1984; J.D., UC Davis, 1987;          Santa Barbara, 1996; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, 2001, J.D., New
  LL.M., Columbia University, 1989.                                      York University, 2004.
Imwinkelried, Edward J., B.A., University of San Francisco,            White, Carter, A.B., Oberlin College, 1978; J.D., University of
  1967; J.D., University of San Francisco, 1969.                         Texas, 1984.




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                                                                                                                                                     Application for Admission
✁




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Final Checklist for Applicants
      To apply for admission to the Master of Laws (LL.M.)                                                     Consult the enclosed material for further information about these
                                                                                                               application requirements. No application will be considered until
      1. Complete this form and return it to the Admissions Officer. Applicants                                all required items are received by the Admissions Officer. It is the
      are encouraged to apply by January 10, but the Admissions Committee will                                 responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents are submitted
      accept and review applications thereafter.                                                               before the applicable deadline. Applicants are encouraged to submit
                                                                                                               completed applications by the suggested deadline in order to allow time for
      2. Attach to this form a check or money order in the amount of U.S. $60                                  an exchange of correspondence should the Admissions Committee need
      payable to UC Regents. Do not send cash or stamps.                                                       clarification of some aspect of your application. All materials submitted will
                                                                                                               become the property of the University of California, Davis.
      3. Have the authorities of your college(s) and of all of the graduate or
      professional schools you have attended send directly to the admissions
      officer: ONE set of official academic records printed in your home country
      language and ONE set printed in English and certified. Ask your college(s),



                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (please no plastic sleeves or covers)
      graduate or professional schools to include a statement of your rank in                                    SEND APPLICATION TO:
      class. If photocopied documents are provided, they must be notarized.                                      International Programs                          Phone: (530) 757-8569
      4. Send three (3) letters of recommendation (see page 17 for instructions).                                School of Law and                               Fax: (530) 757-8596
      5. All LL.M. applicants whose primary language is not English are required                                 UC Davis Extension                              Email: lawinfo@ucde.ucdavis.edu
      to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Be sure to                                      1333 Research Park Drive
      have the Educational Testing Service send an Official Score Report to the                                  Davis, CA 95618-4852, U.S.A.
      Admissions Officer (institution code number 4778).



                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ❏ Application form
      6. Include a personal statement and a current curriculum vitae/resume.                                   U.S. Social Security Number (if applicable)*                          -          -

                                                                                                                           ❏ Male ❏ Female
      Legal family name                         First name                            Middle name
      Have you ever registered on the Davis campus as a graduate student? ❏ No ❏ Yes Which term _____________ Year _____________
      Preferred mailing address ❏ Work ❏ Home




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ❏ Application fee
      Home or permanent address


      Street

      City, state or province, postal code and country

      Telephone number                                                                                                  Fax number

      Email address
      Work or temporary address                                                                                                                                                                                               ❏ Statement of purpose and personal summary
      Position/job title                                        Name of business, firm or university




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ❏ Academic transcripts in the original language
      Street

      City, state or province, postal code and country                                                                  Until what date?

      Telephone number                                                                                                  Fax number

      Email address

      Area(s) of legal specialization

      Birthdate (month/date/year)                                                                                       Birthplace (city, state or country)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ❏ Academic transcripts translated into English and certified
      Languages in which you are able to do legal research                                     Of what country are you a citizen?



                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ❏ Three letters of recommendation
      Non-citizens: What visa type do you expect to hold when the semester begins? Please specify: ❏ F-1 ❏ J-1 ❏ immigrant/permanent ❏ other resident
      n If you have or expect to have sufficient funds for your study at the School of Law, please indicate the source(s) of these funds:
      *UC Davis Extension is required by federal law to report your United States Social Security Number (SSN) and other pertinent information to the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to the reporting
      requirements imposed by the TaxpayerRelief Act of 1997. UC Davis Extension also will use the SSN you provide to verify your identity. SSN disclosure is mandatory if you are a resident of the U.S.
      This notification is provided to you as required by the Federal Privacy Act of 1974.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                      (continued)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              13              ❏ TOEFL report score sent to institution code number 4778
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ❏ If you have chosen to use the optional LSAC Credential Assembly Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                please put your identifier number on your application.
English Language
Have you taken or will you take the required TOEFL exam?
  ❏ Yes: exam date ____________ registration number ____________ TOEFL score____________
  ❏ No. (For applicants who wish to have the TOEFL waived, a request letter stating the reason why the applicant should receive a waiver must
     accompany application.)
Education: List in chronological order all institutions of college, graduate or professional level attended since high school. Submit information on a
supplementary sheet if necessary.
                                                                              Major field                         Dates attended                   Degree conferred                      Date or expected
Name and location of school
                                                                               of study                            month/year                        or expected                         date of conferral




Optional
❏ I have sent my transcript(s) to LSAC. My LSAC number is #L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

References: List the names and academic or professional affiliation of the three people who will be writing a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

1.

2.

3.
Statement of Purpose: Indicate your reasons for seeking an advanced law degree from the School of Law. Please include a description of how you
intend to use your graduate training, your research or specialization interests and a listing of any special qualifications or experiences you have which
might make a distinctive contribution to the law school’s intellectual and professional community. If your decision to pursue graduate study at the School
of Law is based on a desire to work with particular members of the faculty or to take particular courses, please indicate the names of the faculty or the
courses in your statement. Foreign applicants: please state when you plan to return to your country. Use additional sheets if needed.




Personal Summary: Please provide a brief account of your personal history with emphasis on the development of your interest in law. Include any
academic distinctions or honors you have received, as well as publications or other matters indicative of your abilities. List relevant employment and/or
other professional activities since your graduation from law school. Use additional sheets if needed.




How did you hear about our programs?
❏ advertisement (publication):
❏	 bar association   ❏ brochure        ❏ friend or colleague
❏ Internet search, please specify search engine (i.e., Yahoo, Euroseek):
❏ law school         ❏ university poster
❏ Web page           ❏ other


I hereby certify that all information I submit in this application for admission, and in support of this application, is complete and true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.


Signature                                                                                               Date                                                                                        102 103




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Certified English Translation                                                                                                                                                                                            Recommendation Letter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Recommendation Letter
                             Original
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recommendation Letter




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                                                                                                                                                    Application for Admission
✁



    To apply for admission to the Master of Laws (LL.M.)                                                     Consult the enclosed material for further information about these
                                                                                                             application requirements. No application will be considered until
    1. Complete this form and return it to the Admissions Officer. Applicants                                all required items are received by the Admissions Officer. It is the
    are encouraged to apply by January 10, but the Admissions Committee will                                 responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents are submitted
    accept and review applications thereafter.                                                               before the applicable deadline. Applicants are encouraged to submit
                                                                                                             completed applications by the suggested deadline in order to allow time for
    2. Attach to this form a check or money order in the amount of U.S. $60                                  an exchange of correspondence should the Admissions Committee need
    payable to UC Regents. Do not send cash or stamps.                                                       clarification of some aspect of your application. All materials submitted will
                                                                                                             become the property of the University of California, Davis.
    3. Have the authorities of your college(s) and of all of the graduate or
    professional schools you have attended send directly to the admissions
    officer: ONE set of official academic records printed in your home country
    language and ONE set printed in English and certified. Ask your college(s),
    graduate or professional schools to include a statement of your rank in                                     SEND APPLICATION TO:
    class. If photocopied documents are provided, they must be notarized.                                      International Programs                           Phone: (530) 757-8569
    4. Send three (3) letters of recommendation (see page 17 for instructions).                                School of Law and                                Fax: (530) 757-8596
    5. All LL.M. applicants whose primary language is not English are required                                 UC Davis Extension                               Email: lawinfo@ucde.ucdavis.edu
    to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Be sure to                                      1333 Research Park Drive
    have the Educational Testing Service send an Official Score Report to the                                  Davis, CA 95618-4852, U.S.A.
    Admissions Officer (institution code number 4778).
    6. Include a personal statement and a current curriculum vitae/resume.                                    U.S. Social Security Number (if applicable)*                           -         -

                                                                                                                         ❏ Male ❏ Female
    Legal family name                         First name                            Middle name
    Have you ever registered on the Davis campus as a graduate student? ❏ No ❏ Yes Which term _____________ Year _____________
    Preferred mailing address ❏ Work ❏ Home

    Home or permanent address


    Street

    City, state or province, postal code and country

    Telephone number                                                                                                   Fax number

    Email address
    Work or temporary address


    Position/job title                                        Name of business, firm or university

    Street

    City, state or province, postal code and country                                                                   Until what date?

    Telephone number                                                                                                   Fax number

    Email address

    Area(s) of legal specialization

    Birthdate (month/date/year)                                                                                        Birthplace (city, state or country)

    Languages in which you are able to do legal research                                     Of what country are you a citizen?
    Non-citizens: What visa type do you expect to hold when the semester begins? Please specify: ❏ F-1 ❏ J-1 ❏ immigrant/permanent ❏ other resident
    n If you have or expect to have sufficient funds for your study at the School of Law, please indicate the source(s) of these funds:
    *UC Davis Extension is required by federal law to report your United States Social Security Number (SSN) and other pertinent information to the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to the reporting
    requirements imposed by the TaxpayerRelief Act of 1997. UC Davis Extension also will use the SSN you provide to verify your identity. SSN disclosure is mandatory if you are a resident of the U.S.
    This notification is provided to you as required by the Federal Privacy Act of 1974.




                                                                                                                                                                                                     (continued)

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English Language
Have you taken or will you take the required TOEFL exam?
  ❏ Yes: exam date ____________ registration number ____________ TOEFL score____________
  ❏ No. (For applicants who wish to have the TOEFL waived, a request letter stating the reason why the applicant should receive a waiver must
     accompany application.)
Education: List in chronological order all institutions of college, graduate or professional level attended since high school. Submit information on a
supplementary sheet if necessary.
                                                             Major field               Dates attended           Degree conferred                     Date or expected
Name and location of school
                                                              of study                  month/year                or expected                        date of conferral




Optional
❏ I have sent my transcript(s) to LSAC. My LSAC number is #L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

References: List the names and academic or professional affiliation of the three people who will be writing a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

1.

2.

3.
Statement of Purpose: Indicate your reasons for seeking an advanced law degree from the School of Law. Please include a description of how you
intend to use your graduate training, your research or specialization interests and a listing of any special qualifications or experiences you have which
might make a distinctive contribution to the law school’s intellectual and professional community. If your decision to pursue graduate study at the School
of Law is based on a desire to work with particular members of the faculty or to take particular courses, please indicate the names of the faculty or the
courses in your statement. Foreign applicants: please state when you plan to return to your country. Use additional sheets if needed.




Personal Summary: Please provide a brief account of your personal history with emphasis on the development of your interest in law. Include any
academic distinctions or honors you have received, as well as publications or other matters indicative of your abilities. List relevant employment and/or
other professional activities since your graduation from law school. Use additional sheets if needed.




How did you hear about our programs?
❏    advertisement (publication):
❏    bar association    ❏ brochure        ❏ friend or colleague
❏    Internet search, please specify search engine (i.e., Yahoo, Euroseek):
❏    law school         ❏ university poster
❏    Web page           ❏ other


I hereby certify that all information I submit in this application for admission, and in support of this application, is complete and true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.


Signature                                                                     Date                                                                           102 103




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                                                                                                         Letters of Recommendation

    Instructions for Letters of Recommendation
    To the Applicant: Type or print your name and the name of the person           Instructions to Reference Writers: This individual is applying for admission
    from whom you are requesting a recommendation and forward this form            to graduate studies at the School of Law at the University of California,
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    Programs, School of Law and UC Davis Extension, 1333 Research Park             qualifications and general suitability for a course of graduate legal studies.
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                                                                                   signed waiver statement to your letter when you send it to the law school. In
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                                                                                   if you indicate the length of time and in what capacity you have known
    Name of Reference                                                              the applicant. We also ask that you summarize the applicant’s relative
                                                                                   strengths, academic and otherwise. Thank you for your time and thought in
    The purpose for which this confidential statement is being obtained is         providing us with this recommendation.
    admission to the University of California, Davis, School of Law. It will be
    received and maintained in confidence. If you are admitted and enroll, you     We regret that we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of your letter.
    may inspect this letter unless you voluntarily waive this right by signing     International Programs
    the statement below.                                                           School of Law and UC Davis Extension
    “I understand that, under the Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, I    1333 Research Park Drive
    have a right to inspect letters of recommendation and that this right may be   Davis, CA 95618-4852
    waived if I so choose, although such a waiver must be voluntary and cannot     U.S.A.
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    and all rights of access to this letter.”

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    Instructions for Letters of Recommendation
    To the Applicant: Type or print your name and the name of the person           Instructions to Reference Writers: This individual is applying for admission
    from whom you are requesting a recommendation and forward this form            to graduate studies at the School of Law at the University of California,
    to your reference, enclosing a stamped envelope addressed to: International    Davis. We will be grateful for your comments on the applicant’s academic
    Programs, School of Law and UC Davis Extension, 1333 Research Park             qualifications and general suitability for a course of graduate legal studies.
    Drive, Davis, CA 95618-4852, U.S.A.                                            If the applicant has waived his or her right to access, please attach this
                                                                                   signed waiver statement to your letter when you send it to the law school. In
    Name of Applicant                                                              writing your comments, it would be helpful to the Admissions Committee
                                                                                   if you indicate the length of time and in what capacity you have known
    Name of Reference                                                              the applicant. We also ask that you summarize the applicant’s relative
                                                                                   strengths, academic and otherwise. Thank you for your time and thought in
    The purpose for which this confidential statement is being obtained is         providing us with this recommendation.
    admission to the University of California, Davis, School of Law. It will be
    received and maintained in confidence. If you are admitted and enroll, you     We regret that we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of your letter.
    may inspect this letter unless you voluntarily waive this right by signing     International Programs
    the statement below.                                                           School of Law and UC Davis Extension
    “I understand that, under the Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, I    1333 Research Park Drive
    have a right to inspect letters of recommendation and that this right may be   Davis, CA 95618-4852
    waived if I so choose, although such a waiver must be voluntary and cannot     U.S.A.
    be a condition of admission or financial aid. I hereby expressly waive any
    and all rights of access to this letter.”

    Applicant signature                                   Date



    Instructions for Letters of Recommendation
    To the Applicant: Type or print your name and the name of the person           Instructions to Reference Writers: This individual is applying for admission
    from whom you are requesting a recommendation and forward this form            to graduate studies at the School of Law at the University of California,
    to your reference, enclosing a stamped envelope addressed to: International    Davis. We will be grateful for your comments on the applicant’s academic
    Programs, School of Law and UC Davis Extension, 1333 Research Park             qualifications and general suitability for a course of graduate legal studies.
    Drive, Davis, CA 95618-4852, U.S.A.                                            If the applicant has waived his or her right to access, please attach this
                                                                                   signed waiver statement to your letter when you send it to the law school. In
    Name of Applicant                                                              writing your comments, it would be helpful to the Admissions Committee
                                                                                   if you indicate the length of time and in what capacity you have known
    Name of Reference                                                              the applicant. We also ask that you summarize the applicant’s relative
                                                                                   strengths, academic and otherwise. Thank you for your time and thought in
    The purpose for which this confidential statement is being obtained is         providing us with this recommendation.
    admission to the University of California, Davis, School of Law. It will be
    received and maintained in confidence. If you are admitted and enroll, you     We regret that we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of your letter.
    may inspect this letter unless you voluntarily waive this right by signing     International Programs
    the statement below.                                                           School of Law and UC Davis Extension
    “I understand that, under the Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, I    1333 Research Park Drive
    have a right to inspect letters of recommendation and that this right may be   Davis, CA 95618-4852
    waived if I so choose, although such a waiver must be voluntary and cannot     U.S.A.
    be a condition of admission or financial aid. I hereby expressly waive any
    and all rights of access to this letter.”

    Applicant signature                                   Date
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