LL.M. Program

Mercer Law's LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure is the only program in the nation designed for law school graduates seeking to prepare themselves for federal criminal practice as a prosecutor, Federal Defender, or private defense counsel.

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Decisions and Deadlines

Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law accepts LLM applications on a rolling basis from prospective students wishing to begin their studies in the fall semester. Applications submitted to LSAC for transmission to this law school will be considered postmarked on the day they are electronically submitted. All documentation, including the application, must be submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Apply Now.

Important Admission Deadlines

All applications received by June 15 will be considered for partial scholarships of up to one-half of tuition.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Interest in the LLM Program
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • All transcripts must be submitted to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS). You currently must be registered with LLM CAS. Contact Law School Admission Council at 215.968.1001 or LSAC.org.
  • Applicant must have a JD degree
  • Résumé or CV

Except in extraordinary circumstances, a J.D. degree is required for admission in the LLM program. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of interest candidly discussing why they wish to enroll in the LLM program at Mercer Law School. At least one letter of recommendation should be from a law school professor. References should use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service.

Decision Factors

Law school performance is very important in determining admission to Mercer University School of Law's LLM program, but other factors will be considered as well.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees for 2014-15 are a great value at only $875/credit hour, making a full year tuition only $21,000.

Partial merit scholarships will be awarded to applicants whose exceptional personal attributes, as well as academic credentials, indicate that they will make an extraordinary contribution to Mercer University School of Law and to the legal profession. We will review your statement of interest, transcripts, letter of recommendations, community service, and work experience. LLM students may also apply for student loans to cover the cost of tuition and a living allowance (currently $20,219 per year).

Commitment to Diversity

Mercer Law School is committed to admitting a diverse pool of applicants. For more information regarding a commitment to diversity in the law, go to DiscoverLaw.org.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Office, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207, phone 478.301.2788 or contact baca_dh@mercer.edu, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.


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Mercer Law School was the first ABA accredited law school in Georgia.