The Statement is not a set of "legislative" guidelines that are binding on schools or programs. The LSAC recognizes that not all admission or financial aid rules apply to all situations at all U.S. law schools. The LSAC Board of Trustees formally adopted the Statement on 3 May 2013.
The LLMRoadMap Blog will soon have further entries discussing the Statement and how its principles may or may not be implemented by LL.M. programs at U.S. law schools. At first glance, the Statement appears to adopt important considerations for U.S. law schools and LL.M. programs to incorporate into their practices. Congratulations to LSAC for developing LL.M. admission and financial aid guidelines.
A copy of the Statement can be found below.
Also below is a list of members of the Subcommittee that generated the Statement.
- Timothy J. Stanne (chair) (Director of Graduate Admissions, New York University School of Law)
- Cristina Gapasin (Services and Programs Committee Liaison) (Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Northwestern University School of Law)
- Richard Geiger (Associate Dean, Communications and Enrollment, Cornell Law School)
- Skip Horne (Former Director of Graduate Programs and International Programs, University of San Diego School of Law)
- Sylvia Polo (Assistant Dean, Dean of Graduate Legal Studies, Columbia University School of Law)
- John N. Riccardi (Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Boston University School of Law)
- Caryn Voland (Director of Graduate Admissions, Georgetown University Law Center)
- Kenneth J. Kleinrock (past chair) (Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, New York University School of Law)