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Pericles LL.M. Admissions Information

Below you will find the timetable for applying and other important information regarding admissions.

Admission Eligibility

An LL.M. (Master of Laws) is a second degree in law. This program is open to those who have completed a law degree or are in their final year of their first law degree. On rare ocassions, business persons without law degrees but with strong legal backgrounds are accepted to the program. The program is designed especially for foreign, particularly Russian and other continentally trained lawyers, who are interested in some knowledge of American and common law legal methods. Because the course requirements reflect this intent, this program is not appropriate for U.S. lawyers seeking a second degree in U.S. law.

Application Package

You will need to submit the application package to be admitted into the LL.M. program. The following is a list of items necessary to be submitted before you will be considered:
  • Pericles LL.M. application form. (Should be completed online) Click here to open an account ).
  • Personal Statement, written in English should be uploaded under your online account, answering why you want to obtain an LL.M. degree, what you hope to learn from your studies, and describing any highlights about your background that you believe will be an asset to an LL.M. program. Concise writing is appreciated; 800-1000 word essays (about 1.5-2 pages) are preferred.
  • Telephone numbers and email addresses of at least two references (preferably one academic reference and one work reference).
  • A transcript (grade report) from all institutions of higher learning in which you have studied should be uploaded through your online account. (You need NOT supply official stamped or notarized copies. Instead you may bring the original to Pericles and we will copy it here. You should NOT translate your documents).
  • An early application fee of 1000 rubles can be paid via bank or paid at the reception desk before the application deadline. After the deadline, the application fee is 3000 rubles. This application fee is NOT refundable.
  • A digital photograph (suitable for an ID) in .jpg, .tif, .bmp or .psd format for upload under your online account (if you don't have one you can request our staff to take your photo when you hand in your application).
  • Results of the Pericles LL.M. entrance exam. Students will be required to take an entrance exam before being accepted into the program. The exam is based on the same principles as the LSAT and TOEFL. However, students can expect see logical questions centering on the topic of law. This examination is waived for lawyers working for our sponsoring law firms.

 

The Schedule and Admission Deadlines

The Spring 2022 Admission

November 29, 2021: Priority admission deadline for submission of online application and 1000 rubles early application fee. Note that after deadline, the application fee is 3000 rubles. We encourage apply before the deadline, to assure timely LL.M. Admission. Applications that are submitted without complete information should be accompanied by a written request for extra time. Applicants must submit their applications by the application date to be eligible for any scholarships or need based financial aid.
December 3, 2021: Deadline for completion of financial aid applications.
December 13, 2021: Course Enrollment Deadline for new and continuing students to select courses and pay the non-refundable deposit on courses selected. (Note that a late fee applies for students who register after the deadline date. Balance of payment is due one week before the start date of the course unless a financial aid agreement specifies otherwise.) Leading Student Scholarship application deadline.
December 13, 2021: Deadline for completion of applications that were submitted without all necessary information. Applications that are submitted without complete information should be accompanied by a written request for extra time. Applicants must submit their applications by the application date to be eligible for any scholarships or need based financial aid.
December 13, 2021: Applicants should take an admissions test.

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January 15, 2022: Deadline for enrolment of students sponsored by participating law firms and companies.
January 17-19, 2022: Orientation (Reguired meetings and study sessions for all new students).
January 24, 2022: First day of classes.

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March 7-11, 2022: Spring mid-semester break.

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April 13, 2022: Deadline for enrolling in summer courses. LLM Summer Early Enrollment Deadline
April 22, 2022: Last day of classes.
April 26-29, 2022: Examination days for all full semester courses.

LL.M. Application

 

Fall 2021 LLM Admission (is now closed)
July 10, 2021: Priority admission deadline for submission of online application and 1000 rubles early application fee. Note that after deadline, the application fee is 3000 rubles. We encourage apply before the deadline, to assure timely LL.M. Admission. Applications that are submitted without complete information should be accompanied by a written request for extra time. Applicants must submit their applications by the application date to be eligible for any scholarships or need based financial aid.
July 12 - 31, 2021: New applicants should take an admissions test.
August 23, 2021: Deadline for new and continuing students to select courses and pay the non-refundable deposit on coures selected. (Note that a late fee applies for students who register after the deadline date. Balance of payment is due one week before the start date of the course unless a financial aid agreement specifies otherwise.)

August 6, 2021: Deadline for completion of applications that were submitted without all necessary information.
August 7, 2021 : Deadline for completion of financial aid applications.

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September 16, 2021: Deadline for enrolment of students sponsored by participating law firms and companies.
September 13-15, 2021: Orientation-- Reguired meetings and study sessions for all new students.
September 20, 2021: First day of classes. (Tentatively)

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Nov 1-6 2021 Fall mid-semester break.

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December 18, 2021: Last day of classes.
December 21-23, 2021: Examination days for all full semester courses.

LL.M. Application

The Summer 2021 Admission (is now closed)
April 16, 2021: - LL.M. Summer Admission Deadline. Submit your LL.M. application before the deadline and pay 1000 rubles early application fee. Note that after deadline, the application fee is 3000 rubles. We encourage apply before the deadline, to assure timely LL.M. Admission. Applications that are submitted without complete information should be accompanied by a written request for extra time. Applicants must submit their applications by the application date to be eligible for any scholarships or need based financial aid.
April 23, 2021: New applicants should take an admissions test.

April 30, 2021: Deadline for new students to select courses and pay the non-refundable deposit on coures selected. (Note that a late fee applies for students who register after the deadline date. Balance of payment is due one week before the start date of the course unless a financial aid agreement specifies otherwise.

 

 

Call (495) 649-22-73 for more info.

 

Pre-requisite Course

For those who are uncertain that their English ability is high enough to be admitted to or successfully complete the LL.M. prgram, we recommend Legal English. This course is designed to enhance speaking and writing abilities of law students, practicing lawyers, and other legal professionals. The focus of this course is on Anglo-Saxon legal terminology and principles. However, there is a heavy concentration on business law topics. You can expect to cover topics such as Sources of Law, Torts and Crimes, Contract Law, International Trade, Property, Debtor/Creditor Law, Commercial Paper & Corporations. If you wish to take this course your English should be upper-intermediate, as this course is also used to help give you the necessary English practice to allow you to study in advanced level courses. The results of your Pericles LL.M. entrance exam, as well as your personal statement will decide whether or not you will be required to take Legal English before taking courses in Pericles LL.M. Program. Many students take Legal English before applying to the LL.M. program in order to be better prepared for the entrance exam. The terminology covered in this course includes most of the terminology on the LL.M. entrance exam.

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