College of Law

International Students

Toledo Law welcomes students from next door and around the world. International students are encouraged to contact our Toledo Law admissions team regarding the following programs. The University's Office of International Student & Scholar Services is also a helpful resource.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a required TOEFL, IELTS or other English language proficiency test?
To be admitted, you must meet English language proficiency requirements, including an acceptable TOEFL, IETLS or other score on a standardized English language proficiency test or demonstrated proficiency in an oral interview with College of Law faculty. These requirements are designed to determine if you have the English-language skills necessary to succeed in your Toledo Law course work. For example, successful applicants to our Two-Year J.D. Program typically have a TOEFL score of approximately 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 100 on the Internet-based test, or a score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

Can I earn a joint degree while at The University of Toledo?
Highly-motivated students may combine their J.D. with another graduate program to earn a joint degree. At Toledo Law, we are prepared to work with you to meet your needs for interdisciplinary study.

Why the J.D. degree and not an LL.M. degree?
A J.D. degree is a better option if you plan to practice law in the United States. It provides significant career mobility since only a handful of U.S. states accept the LL.M. for their bar exams. While you may complete an LL.M. in one year versus two, a J.D. program will expose you to a greater breadth and depth of topics in U.S. law. You'll also gain more access to career development resources.

What is the Law School Admission Council?
Founded in 1947, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides products and services for law schools and applicants worldwide. More than 200 law schools across the U.S., Canada, and Australia are members of the council and benefit from LSAC's services. All law schools approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) are also LSAC members. The council is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), required for admission to our J.D. program.


Questions?
Toledo Law Admissions
419.530.4131
law.admissions@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 4/7/20