Admissions Information

All candidates for admission to the Executive LLM Chicago (ELLMC) - formerly called the accelerated LLM - can apply online. While a personal interview is not required, it is strongly recommended. To request an admissions interview, please contact the ELLMC program office at Interviews will be conveniently scheduled via Skype or telephone.

Application Instructions (pdf)

Required Application Items

  • Executive LLM Chicago Application
  • Resume
    • Students must submit a resume outlining previous education and work experience.
    • Students must have a high level of English proficiency. Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official copy of their TOEFL score report. (We only accept the Internet Based TOEFL.)
  • Transcripts
    • Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Essays
    • There is one required essay and one optional essay (two choices).
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • $75 Application Fee

Notification Process

Admissions decisions to the Executive LLM Chicago program are made on a rolling basis and will be sent via email. Early application submission is strongly encouraged.


A non-refundable deposit of $750 is required to hold your place in the class. A one day orientation is required for participation in the Program and will take place during the first week of class. Students who complete the program requirements will earn an LLM degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

F1 Visa

All non-U.S. residents will require an F1 visa in order to participate in the program. The I20 application and F1 visa information will be sent to students upon acceptance into the program.