Application—LL.M. in Closely-held Businesses

Applying to the Program

You can apply to the LL.M. in Closely-held Businesses program through an online application.

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

The deadline for application to the Fall Program is August 31 of each year and the deadline for application to the Spring Program is December 31 of each year. Since decisions are made as the applications are received, a candidate should complete the application as early as possible.

Apply Online

To apply online, complete the application, attach a brief résumé and submit it directly to us.
There is no application fee.

If you have any questions, please contact:
                 Mrs. Carmen Alexander Blatch, Assistant to the Associate Dean
                          for the LL.M. Program in Closely-held Businesses
                 Phone: 413-782-1426

Application Requirements

Prior to matriculation, applicants for admission to the Graduate Program in Closely-held Businesses must hold a J.D. or an equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

If space is available, the Associate Dean, 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 Associate Dean 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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