Applying to Our Programs

You can apply to the LLM programs through an online application.

In addition to a completed application, you must submit an official law school transcript and a brief resume. One letter of recommendation is optional.

The deadline for application to the Fall Programs is August 15 of each year and the deadline for application to the Spring Programs is November 30 of each year. Since decisions are made as the applications are received, a candidate should complete the application as early as possible.

Apply Online

LLM in Estate Planning and Elder Law Program

To apply online, go to the following website complete the application found there, attach a brief resume and submit it directly to us. The application can be found at: 
There is no application fee.

LLM in Closely-Held Businesses Program

The application for the LLM in Closely-Held Businesses will be posted here this spring. There is no application fee.

If you have any questions, please contact:
                 Mrs. Carmen Alexander Blatch, Assistant to the Director
for the LLM program in Estate Planning and Elder Law 
(413) 782-1426

Application Requirements

Prior to matriculation, applicants for admission to the Graduate Program in Estate Planning and Elder Law must hold a JD or an equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

If space is available, the Director, upon request, may allow a limited number of non-degree students to participate in the program. Normally, such non-degree students will already be engaged in an estate planning practice and may desire to enroll in certain courses to enhance their knowledge in a specific area. These non-matriculated students will be allowed to register for no more than one or two courses with the permission of the Director of the Program. They may be considered for admission to the degree program based on their performance in courses which they have taken.

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