1 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.) law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm AugUST 2016 MAY 2017 A one-year, in-residence program
2 WELCOME TO UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW The of Law at King Hall is one of the world s leading law schools. We are proud of our history of outstanding scholarship, teaching and real-world impact. Founded 50 years ago and named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., King Hall continues to welcome students from around the world into its diverse, intellectually rigorous and distinctly supportive community. Faculty, fellow students and our alumni form a lifelong professional and personal global network. Join us! CELEBRATING LEADING SC 1 Exceptional scholarship, unusually accessible and supportive faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities provide an ideal learning environment.
3 JOIN our INtERNatIONal LL.M. COMMUNIty Why THE UC davis LL.M. Program? Join our outstanding Academic Year LL.M. program for the professional and personal experience of a lifetime. Here are some of the qualities that make our LL.M. program one of the best in the country. Classes taught by top scholars in their fields LL.M. students fully integrated into J.D. classes Academic program tailored to each LL.M. student s needs Individual academic and personal advising throughout the program Academic Preparation, Bar Preparation, Career Preparation and other workshops Membership in an international alumni network Supportive, welcoming King Hall community Student organizations and networking opportunities 24-hour access to King Hall One of the top U.S. research universities Close to San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Davis community known for safety and ease of getting around 50 YEARS OF HOLARSHIP At UC Davis you will find a vibrant and diverse student community with more than 40 active student organizations, five law journals and an academic spirit where intellectual rigor combines with genuine warmth and friendship, as well as true community of purpose. ~ Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, UC Davis of Law law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 2
4 ACADEMIC YEAR LL.M. PROGRAM The UC Davis of Law LL.M. offers a superior educational experience for foreign lawyers, judges, prosecutors and other legal professionals. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty scholars and students are integrated into J.D. classes. The program is designed around individual student needs. Thus, LL.M. students can pursue a general course of study or a specialization from an area within the UC Davis of Law curriculum. Students may also take a pre-bar study program. UC Davis offers oneand two-year LL.M. options. Customizable General LL.M. Working with the program director, you may tailor the curriculum to either gain a basic knowledge of the U.S. legal system or to focus on any area of legal scholarship supported by King Hall s world-class curricula. The general LL.M. is designed to meet each student s needs. Our full-time LL.M. is a 10-month degree program. This degree may be used to prepare for a bar exam. LL.M. with Pre-Planned Specialization Select an area of focus such as Business Law, Private and Public International Law, International Business and Dispute Resolution, Immigration Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Social Justice Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Health Law and Bioethics, and many others from the broad curriculum. Two-Year LL.M. Option For some students, a longer period of study is vital to meeting educational and career goals. Please contact our office at to inquire about whether our two-year LL.M. option is right for you. We are pleased to offer a two-year option. UC Davis of Law academic year LL.M. students may apply for transfer to the J.D. Program. LSAT scores are not required Successful completion of the LL.M. program is required For more information, please contact our office at or +1 (530) LEARN challenging academic program 3
5 PRE-LL.M. PROgrAMS At UC Davis of Law, we support incoming LL.M. students through our pre-ll.m. programs. Join us for these programs, which help you to transition to life in the United States, make new friends and hone your English as you prepare for an amazing year of LL.M. study. Orientation in U.S.A. Law Join other pre-ll.m. students as well as lawyers, judges, prosecutors and defenders, law professors and business professionals as you gain a better understanding of the theories and practices of the U.S. legal system while enriching the program with diverse legal perspectives from your own legal system. Complete more than 170 hours of classes, seminars and on-site observations. Social events and field trips build strong and lasting friendships. English for Legal Professionals Designed for practicing lawyers and law students, this program provides focused practice in learning legal terminology in English. This is an outstanding preliminary course for those continuing on to the Orientation in U.S.A. Law program. UC Davis offers additional English preparation options. Contact us at for more information. connections that last a lifetime Our Innovative Part-Time Summer LL.M. in International Commercial Law The International Commercial Law (ICL) LL.M. program offers a unique opportunity to study U.S. legal systems in the company of practicing attorneys from around the world. The course of study for the ICL LL.M. provides students with the background to do business within the United States, or with U.S. companies, including knowledge of the U.S. legal, tax and regulatory systems. The faculty includes top scholars and teachers from UC Davis of Law and other universities, plus eminent practitioners. Students develops professional contacts and friendships with their fellow lawyers and students as they take courses during two to five summers. For more information and access to the online application, visit law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm. Please note: The ICL LL.M. requires a separate and different application from the general academic year LL.M. Please contact us at with questions. JOIN US AND Stay IN TOUCH law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 4
6 internati RENOWNE This opportunity improved and challenged me in many different ways. It is interesting to know people from different cultures with different life visions. ~ Priscilla, Costa Rica 5
7 ENGAGING LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP ONALLY D FACULTY Beth Greenwood, Associate Dean, International Programs, UC Davis of Law, and her staff law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 6
8 Student Life King Hall is located within University of California, Davis, the largest campus in the UC system. The 35,415 students who attend UC Davis pursue a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. The UC Davis University Library, ranked among the top research libraries in North America, contains more than four million volumes. Students often remark that the campus famous open space contributes to a relaxed environment that supports study. Our campus is located just 15 minutes from Sacramento, California s capital and a center for legal culture. King Hall itself is a cutting-edge facility recently expanded to provide 24-hour student access to a beautiful, functionally advanced learning space that gives students the full benefit of the latest technologies. King Hall contains an appellate courtroom, two moot courtrooms, a pretrial skills laboratory, a large computer lab, study carrels and a study lounge, and a student social lounge, among many other amenities. The Mabie Law Library is the heart of study and legal research for the King Hall community, and students access JOIN US AND Stay IN TOUCH print and online resources including books, journals, databases and others. Mabie Library s helpful staff include several attorneys, and students have unlimited access. UC Davis of Law boasts a number of centers of study, including the California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC). Students are encouraged to share and connect academically and personally through participation in more than 40 student organizations. King Hall degree students may access a wide variety of campus services. In addition to those listed above, these include academic advising and registration services, healthcare, behavioral health and counseling services, disability services, diversity resources, and many more. For complete information about services available to degree students, please visit law.ucdavis. edu/student-affairs. UC DAVIS LIFE in a COLLEge TOWn Davis, California is renowned for being one of America s true college towns. Davis is also known for its 100 miles of bicycle paths. The community is prized for its safety and family-friendliness, and housing can be found close to campus for singles and for families. The centralized, walkable Davis downtown offers world cuisine, delightful shops and inspiring entertainment and social activities. Our Mediterranean climate makes outdoor activities a year-round delight, and our location about an hour from San Francisco, and two hours from Lake Tahoe provides many options for recreation. UC DAVIS QUICK FACTS Ranked 9th among public research universities nationwide (U.S. News & World Report s 2014 America s Best Colleges ) UC Davis of Law ranked #31 and #40 in terms of quality and diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2015) Ranked 14th in research funding among U.S. public universities (National Science Foundation, ) Ranked 17th among U.S. universities based on contributions to society (Washington Monthly, 2012) Ranked 10th happiest U.S. college campus (Newsweek College Rankings 2011) Ranked #1 Coolest by Sierra Club Magazine (2012) The only University of California campus with six professional schools Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine LL.M. COMMITMEnt to a DIVErSE STUDEnt Body The Academic Year LL.M. program includes a diverse student body from every continent. Cultural diversity is the key to the program s success because it creates a worldwide community of legal professionals (J.D. and LL.M. students) who subsequently infuse their legal systems with the knowledge obtained at UC Davis about common law and international legal systems. The Academic Year LL.M. attracts legal professional participants from many different countries and legal systems. Students eventually represent clients who are culturally diverse and engaged in international legal endeavors. 7
9 LIVE YOUR DREAM The Mabie Law Library houses more than 375,000 print volumes and volume equivalents, and provides access to a wealth of online resources. EXPERIENCE DAVIS law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 8
10 FACULTY Faculty biographies are available online at law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm UC Davis of Law is proud that its distinguished and diverse faculty is second to none. King Hall has among the highest proportion of American Law Institute (ALI) members on its faculty of any law school in the United States, and their membership in this prestigious law reform organization is only one indicator of the UC Davis Law faculty s involvement in cutting-edge legal research and the most pressing legal and social issues of our times. UC Davis Law faculty have published thousands of leading books and articles by the most influential presses and law reviews in the world. The work of our faculty members is cited regularly in leading legal and interdisciplinary scholarship. Not surprisingly, members of the faculty frequently testify before Congress and other legislative bodies and are quoted frequently by the national media. Moreover, King Hall was ranked 9th in the nation for faculty diversity by Princeton Review. KEVIn R. JOHnSOn Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies J.D., Harvard Law Immigration law and policy, refugee law, civil procedure, civil rights, critical race theory, critical Latina/o theory, complex litigation MADHAVI SUNDER Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs J.D., Stanford University Intellectual property, law and culture studies, women s rights, human rights BETH GREENWOOD Associate Dean, International Programs J.D., UC Davis of Law LL.M. Director, Legal Research and Writing, U.S. Legal System Afra AFSHArIPOUr J.D., Columbia University Law Comparative corporate law, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation KELLy BEHre Family Protection Clinic J.D., Washington and Lee University of Law Family law, professional responsibility, clinical legal education KarIMA Bennoune J.D., University of Michigan Law M.A., Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan International law, international human rights, terrorism and counterterrorism, religious extremism, women s rights ASHUTOSH BHAgWAT J.D., University of Chicago Law Administrative law, antitrust, constitutional law, law and economics, Supreme Court, telecommunications, energy law MarIO BIAgIOLI Distinguished and Science and Technology Studies and Director, Center for Science & Innovation Studies Ph.D., M.A., History of Science, University of California, Berkeley M.F.A., Museum Studies, History of Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology Law and science, intellectual property, legal history, ethics, patent law, law and cultural studies ALAn E. BrOWnSTEIn Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality, and J.D., Harvard Law Constitutional law, Supreme Court AnUPAM ChanDEr and Director, California International Law Center at King Hall J.D., Yale Law Cyberlaw, international law, corporate law, law and economics, international finance and trade AndrEA Cann CHAndrASEKHEr Acting J.D., Stanford Law Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley M.A., Statistics, University of California, Berkeley Law and economics, criminal law and procedure, labor law, law and society, police and policing GabrIEL JACK CHIn LL.M., Yale Law J.D., University of Michigan Law Criminal law and procedure, immigration law, Asian Pacific Americans and the law, civil rights Holly COOPEr Immigration Law Clinic J.D., University of California, Davis Immigration law, detained immigrants rights J. Angelo DeSanTIS Legal Research and Writing J.D., University of California, Davis Legal research and writing Christopher ELMEnDOrf J.D., Yale Law Law of the political process, administrative law, constitutional law, natural resources law Floyd F. Feeney Homer G. and Ann Berryhill Angelo for International Legal and Communication Studies J.D., New York University Criminal justice, election law KATHErine Florey J.D., University of California, Berkeley M.F.A., Warren Wilson College Jurisdiction, federal courts, civil procedure, legal ethics, American Indian law, legal history Richard M. Frank Professor of Environmental Practice and Director, California Environmental Law and Policy Center J.D., University of California, Davis Environmental law, land use planning, energy law LAWrenCE Green Legal Research and Writing J.D., University of California, Davis Legal research and writing, real property law, banking and finance 9
11 Angela P. HarrIS J.D., University of Chicago Law M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago Critical race theory, feminist jurisprudence, law and cultural studies, race relations, women s rights, law and society Robert W. HILLMAn Fair Business Practices and Investor Advocacy Chair, and Professor of Law J.D., Duke University International transactions, securities regulation, corporate and partnership law, lawyer mobility and change in the legal profession DAVID HorTOn J.D., University of California, Los Angeles Contracts, federal arbitration law, trusts, wills, estate planning JOHn PATrICK Hunt J.D., Yale Law M.F.E., Financial Engineering, University of California, Berkeley Banking industry regulation, contracts, bankruptcy, antitrust, consumer law LISA IKEMOTO LL.M., Columbia University Law J.D., University of California, Davis Bioethics, including stem cell research ethics and law, health care law, public health law, health disparities, reproductive justice, critical race feminism ELIzABETH E. JOH J.D., New York University Ph.D., Law and Society, New York University Criminal law and procedure, law and society, sociology of punishment, policing and democratic societies MargarET Z. JOHns Senior Lecturer J.D., University of California, Davis Civil litigation, torts, civil rights, constitutional law THOMAS W. JOO J.D., Harvard Law Corporate governance, contracts, race and law COUrtney G. JOSLIn J.D., Harvard Law Family law, sexual orientation, gender identity and the law, employment discrimination LESLIE A. Kurtz J.D., Columbia University Law M.A., Theater, New York University Copyright, trademarks, unfair competition, rights of publicity, international intellectual property, torts CarLTOn F.W. LarSOn J.D., Yale Law Constitutional law, legal history, federal courts, federal Indian law, criminal law, Supreme Court PETEr Lee J.D., Yale Law Patent law, intellectual property, technology transfer, property EVELyn A. LEWIS J.D., Harvard Law Business associations, property, nonprofits, wills and trusts ALBErt Lin J.D., University of California, Berkeley M.P.P., Harvard University Environmental law, natural resources law, evidence Lesley K. McALLISTEr J.D., Stanford Law Ph.D., Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley M.A., Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley Environmental law, energy law, natural resources, comparative law Barbara MILTner Legal Research and Writing J.D., University of Michigan Law Ph.D., Law, University of Cambridge International human rights, refugee law, legal research and writing MILLArd A. Murphy Prison Law Clinic J.D., University of California, Berkeley Civil and human rights of prisoners, community legal education, legal ethics, the rights of research participants, negotiations AMAgda Pérez Immigration Law Clinic J.D., University of California, Davis Immigration law, civil rights law Rex R. PerSCHBACHEr Daniel J. Dykstra J.D., University of California, Berkeley Civil procedure, civil litigation, professional ethics, law and popular culture LISA R. PrUITT J.D., University of Arkansas Ph.D., Laws, University of London Feminist legal theory, law and rural livelihoods, torts and legal profession LETICIA SAUCEDO and Director of Clinical Legal Education and Immigration Law Clinic J.D., Harvard Law Immigration law and policy, employment discrimination law, clinical legal education, critical race theory Darien SHAnSKE J.D., Stanford Law Ph.D., Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley M.A., Philosophy, McGill University Local government law, taxation, jurisprudence Donna SHESTOWSKy J.D., Stanford Law Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University Alternative dispute resolution, juries, legal psychology Brian SOUCEK Acting J.D., Yale Law Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University Constitutional law, civil procedure, employment discrimination law, immigration law and policy, sexual orientation and the law, law and cultural studies CLAy Tanaka Director of Legal Research and Writing J.D., UC Hastings College of the Law Legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure DennIS J. Ventry, Jr. J.D., New York University Ph.D., Economic & Legal History, University of California, Santa Barbara Tax policy, tax theory and history, legal ethics and professional standards Rose Cuison VILLAzor LL.M., Columbia University Law J.D., American University Washington College of Law Immigration law and policy, critical race theory, property CarTEr C. WHITE Civil Rights Clinic J.D., University of Texas of Law Civil rights, trial and appellate advocacy, employment law, personal injury OUTStaNDING FACULty law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 10
12 Fees and Expenses Tuition For the academic year, tuition for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program was U.S. $49,450.* Other Fees For the academic year, the university estimates that a student should budget a minimum of $1,500* per month for living expenses (food, rent, other expenses). Law school students should also anticipate annual expenses of approximately $1,200* for books and supplies. These figures do not include transportation costs. You should therefore bring adequate funds for air travel to and from Davis and for local travel in Davis. Davis has a good local bus system and is a very bicycle-friendly town. If you plan to buy or bring a car, you should also budget for expenses such as car insurance, gas, parking and maintenance. Students who plan to bring family members with them to Davis should budget an additional $500* per month in living expenses for a spouse and $250* per month for each dependent child. Health insurance for all family members is essential and can cost several hundred dollars a month. Please note also that child care can be expensive; full-time child care may cost $800 per month or more. In planning their budgets, students need to take into account their own spending patterns and the possibility of unforeseen expenses. International students admitted to the university will be required to confirm the availability of support sufficient to meet academic fees and expenses. Sponsored students (that is, those students not funded by private individuals) are required to provide a letter from their sponsoring agency or government, detailing the terms of the scholarship award as verification that sufficient funding is available. For additional financial information and opportunities, please contact us at Initial Expenses Every student is expected to have sufficient funds to cover initial expenses. You will need the amount of your tuition and fees (in cash or in the form of a valid letter of sponsorship guaranteeing payment of fees) plus an initial down payment for housing (landlords often ask for the first and last months rent plus a security deposit), food and personal expenses. Tuition and fee payments may not be deferred. It is suggested you bring a minimum of $25,000* for immediate expenses. This will cover your fall semester s tuition and fees plus various initial 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 the form of a bank draft. Davis banks will hold your bank draft for up to two weeks to verify that there are funds to support the draft before money will actually be released for your use. Medical Care Coverage All students are required to purchase graduate student health insurance at the time tuition fees are paid. UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in appropriate health insurance plans. The premium for was approximately $3,954* for the academic year. A waiver of this requirement may be granted to those students who meet the University requirements and can provide proof of comparable coverage. Please note that student health insurance coverage does not begin until the first day of class. In addition, some medical services are not covered by this insurance and must be paid for by the student, including the cost of eye glasses or contact lenses and dental care. You must also purchase health insurance for your family members. We can provide information about coverage options. The Admissions Officer can answer your questions about insurance coverage and the waiver. Housing Off-campus Housing Approximately 85 percent of the students enrolled at UC Davis live outside of university housing. For general information about costs and accommodations in the community, contact the Admissions Officer. On-campus Housing Housing within the on-campus apartments and married student housing are available. If you wish to live on campus, you may request further information about costs and accommodations from the Admissions Officer. It is very important to file your application by the specified dates in order to ensure a place for yourself (and your family) on campus. Campus housing may not be available during summer months. Please contact housing. ucdavis.edu for more information. Campus Smoking Policy For a healthier community and cleaner environment, UC Davis became smokeand tobacco-free effective January 2, Smoking is not allowed in campus buildings, including dormitories, or on campus property, including parking lots and rental units. *Fees are subject to the control of the UC Regents and California Legislature and may change without notice. Note: Tuition and fees are posted on the Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis website at budget.ucdavis.edu/studentfees/ 11
13 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION International applicants must present satisfactory evidence of completion of legal academic training at an accredited educational institution. Domestic applicants must have completed at least six years of residential study at accredited colleges and law schools and must hold a professional degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION The Admissions Committee will review LL.M. applications beginning in January. Students are encouraged to apply by January 10. We continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis, and welcome and encourage all new applications until August 15th. Applications will be reviewed after they are complete. If you have any questions regarding the application or application process, please contact the LL.M. Admissions Officer at three ways to apply Through the online LSAC Assembly Service. Through our Law website law.ucdavis.edu/llm, click on Apply Now. Fill out the online application, and then send your supporting documentation by mail. By mail, by completing the form on pages 13 and 14 and mailing it to: LL.M. Admissions Officer International Law Programs of Law 400 Mrak Hall Drive Davis, CA U.S.A. TranSCrIPTS One official set of academic records issued in the original language and accompanied by a certified English translation is required. Academic records should show graded coursework, dates of enrollment and award of degrees, plus a certified copy of the actual degree or state examination for all university and law school study. LETTErs of recommendation The applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation. Preferably, these letters will come from the applicant s law professors. Official SCOre for EITHEr TOEFL or IELTS A minimum of 570 TOEFL (230 for the computer-based TOEFL-CBT) or 88 for the ibt score reports should be sent to Institution Code 4778 at UC Davis or if using LSAC Institutional Code A minimum of 6.5 IELTS is also acceptable. Statement of Purpose Indicate your reasons for seeking an advanced degree from the of Law. PERSONAL SUMMARY AND RÉSUMÉ Please provide a brief account of your personal history with emphasis on the development of your interest in law. Also include a résumé or C.V. LL.M. APPLICATIOn CHECKLIST This checklist will help you prepare your application to our Academic Year LL.M. program. A complete application must include: Application (three ways to apply: through LSAC; online at law.ucdavis. edu/llm; or using the application form in this brochure) Statement of Purpose Personal Summary Résumé or C.V. Academic Transcripts in the original language Academic Transcripts translated into English and certified Two letters of recommendation TOEFL/IETLS score report 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. Your application will be reviewed after it is certified complete by the LL.M. Admissions Officer. NondiscrIMInATIOn POLICy The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service or obligation for service in the uniformed services) status as a Vietnamera veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual assault. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in University programs and activities. law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 12
14 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION To apply for admission to the MASTEr of LAWS (LL.M.) Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 10, but the Admissions Committee will accept and review applications thereafter. If you have any questions regarding the application or application process, please contact the LL.M. Admissions Officer at THEre are three ways to apply: Through the online LSAC Assembly Service. Through our Law website law.ucdavis.edu/llm, click on Apply Now. Fill out the online application, and then send your supporting documentation by mail. By mail, by completing the following two-page form and mailing it to the Admissions Officer. 1. 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 class. If photocopied documents are provided, they must be notarized. 2. Send two (2) letters of recommendation. 3. All LL.M. applicants whose primary language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Be sure to have the Educational Testing Service send an Official Score Report to the Admissions Officer (institution code number 4778). 4. Include a Statement of Purpose, a Personal Summary and a résumé or C.V. Consult the enclosed material for further information about these application requirements. No application will be considered until all required items are received by the Admissions Officer. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents are submitted before the applicable deadline. Applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications by the suggested deadline in order to allow time for an exchange of correspondence should the Admissions Committee need clarification of some aspect of your application. All materials submitted will become the property of the University of California, Davis. SEND Send application to: LL.M. Admissions Officer International Law Programs of Law 400 Mrak Hall Drive Davis, CA U.S.A. Phone: +1 (530) Legal family name First name Middle name Male Female 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 address Work or temporary address Address good until: Position/job title Name of business, firm or university Street City, state or province, postal code and country Telephone number Fax number address Area(s) of legal specialization Birthdate (month/date/year) Languages in which you are able to do legal research Birthplace (city, state or country) 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 If you have or expect to have sufficient funds for your study at the of Law, please indicate the source(s) of these funds:. *UC Davis 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 UC Davis also will use the SSN you provide to verify your identity. SSN disclosure is mandatory if you are a resident of the United States. This notification is provided to you as required by the Federal Privacy Act of
15 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. Name and location of school Major field Dates attended Degree conferred Date or expected 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 STATEMEnt of PurPOSE: Indicate your reasons for seeking an advanced law degree from the 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 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. Please print your response, and include it with your other application materials. 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. Please print your response, and include it with your other application materials. 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 Web page university poster 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 Cancellations, Withdrawals and Planned Educational Leave (PELP) Return of Title IV Funds and Refund Policies Law students who wish to withdraw from school or apply for Planned Educational Leave must obtain official approval from the Dean. For students who paid fees and cancel, withdraw or participate in PELP with official approval from the Dean before the end of any semester, fees are refunded according to UC Davis campus-wide refund policies. Contact the LL.M. Admissions Officer at for more information about any of the above programs and services. law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm 14
16 International Law Programs of Law University of California, Davis 400 Mrak Hall Drive Davis, CA U.S.A. Tel: +1 (530) Fax: +1 (530) law.ucdavis.edu/go/llm
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