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The Summer LL.M. in International Commercial Law is not accepting applications for the summer 2019 cohort. Please contact our offices at for more information.

International Commercial Law LL.M. Commitment to a Diverse Student Body

The International Commercial Law LL.M. attracts international practitioners and legal professionals from all over the world who share a common interest in providing the highest quality legal services possible for their clients who are engaged in international commercial activities, negotiations and agreements. By nature, international commercial activities involve participants from diverse legal systems and cultural backgrounds. The ICL LL.M. program has drawn international legal professionals from around the world since 1998. The result is an international network that utilizes the cultural diversity of its participants to address international commercial law legal issues. The ICL LL.M. program values and supports a diverse population of participants because it is central to the underlying purpose of the ICL LL.M. program.

Requirements for the International Commercial Law LL.M. Program

International applicants must submit satisfactory evidence of completion of a degree program or equivalent involving academic legal training at an accredited educational institution. Applicants from the United States must have completed a bachelor’s degree plus a J.D., LL.B., or equivalent degree from an accredited United States law school.  A period of law practice or legal experience and/or advanced legal studies is preferred but not required.

A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (or equivalent) in undergraduate work is required.

All applicants whose primary language is not English are required to satisfy the English language requirement by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the minimum required by the Office of Graduate Studies. Official TOEFL score reports must be sent from ETS electronically to UC Davis (our Institution Code is 4834). The minimum scores required for admission to graduate study at UC Davis are: 550 on the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT), or 80 on the TOEFL internet-based test (iBT), or 7.0 IELTS. Official IELTS paper score reports must be sent by mail directly from the IELTS testing center to the graduate program, to our office.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

You may begin to apply online in October for the upcoming summer. The Admissions Committee will review applications as soon as they arrive. June 1st is the final date for receipt of complete online applications. To apply after June 1st and before the program begins, please contact LL.M. Admissions Officer Concha Romero at

The components of the application are:

  • Completed online application form. The online application will be available by mid-October at: You will need to create a new user account. Select the application for International Commercial Law. You may pay the application fee with Visa or MasterCard through the secure online system. You may also pay via e-check. If you are not able to pay online, please send a bank draft directly to the ICL LL.M. Admissions Officer. The fee must be paid before the application will be considered complete.
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended. Please submit one official set of academic records issued in the original language and accompanied by a certified English translation. Academic records should show graded coursework, dates of enrollment and award of degrees, plus a certified copy of the actual degree or state examination for all university and law school study.  UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended.  You will be instructed to upload scanned copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application.  For more details visit
  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically through the online application system. It is preferred that these letters come from the applicant's current or former employers, bar colleagues, or law professors.
  • Statement of Purpose: Indicate your reasons for seeking an advanced law degree from the UC Davis School of Law. This statement should include a description of how you intend to use your graduate training, your research or specialization interests, and a listing of any special qualifications or experiences you have which might make a distinctive contribution to the law school’s intellectual and professional community.
  • Personal summary: Please provide a brief account of your personal history with emphasis on the development of your interest in law. Include any academic distinctions or honors you have received, as well as publications or other matters indicative of your abilities. List relevant employment and/or other professional activities since your graduation from law school.
  • CV or Resume.
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $105 for domestic applicants, or $125 for international applicants.