Information for International Students

The BYU Law School welcomes students from around the world to apply for the JD program or for the Law School’s one year (two semester) LLM program for foreign lawyers.



International applicants to the JD program must take the LSAT or GRE, regardless of their nationality. LLM applicants do not need to take the LSAT or GRE but do need to take an English Proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, or English3).


Credential Evaluation

BYU requires all international JD & LLM applicants to use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service.


English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants to the JD and LLM programs are required to submit official IELTS, TOEFL, or English3 scores in order to be considered for admissions.

International JD applicants may be considered for an English proficiency test waiver on a case-by-case basis.

LLM applicants who have obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher from an educational institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia in the last two years are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.


Acceptable English Proficiency Tests

See BYU’s Office of Graduate Studies requirements.


Student Visas

BYU’s Office of Graduate Studies will work with admitted international students in obtaining an I-20.