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Application Process - Kosovo Law Faculty Instructional Development

What is required to be admitted to this program?

  • Recognized law degree
  • Experience teaching law at a public or private university in Kosovo, or existing commitment from a university in Kosovo to commence law teaching after graduation
  • Certification from the current or future law school employer that the candidate will return to or begin the equivalent of full-time teaching of law after the program's completion
    • Prior law faculty teaching experience preferred
  • Compelling letters of reference supporting the candidate’s application
  • Adequate written and spoken English-language skills
    • TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher; TOEFL PBT score of 550 or higher; IELTS score of 6.0 or higher (score must be from 2015 or later)
    • ONU-administered test optional if no test previously taken
  • Readiness to move to the U.S. in August 2016 for the 10-month program

How do I apply?

  • Complete and sign the application form, found below, answering all questions
  • Include the following required documents:
    • A signed letter from a Kosovo law school certifying that upon completion of the program you will be engaged in teaching law. The letter should include the amount of courses to be taught, status as full-time or part-time, and faculty rank upon return after the program
    • Two letters of recommendation indicating your abilities and potential as a law professor, your ability to study in English, and evaluation of your prospects for your success upon completion of the LLM
    • Copies of LLB transcripts and copies of transcripts from other higher-education institutions, if applicable
    • A statement of interest, approximately 300 words, describing your interest in participating in the LLM program, with a focus on pedagogy and legal-instruction methods, and what skills you hope to gain in the program to help your teaching
  • Submit the application form and required documents to the LLM Program at ONU
    • Documents may be submitted electronically via email to
    • They also may be sent by fax to +1 419-772-3585
  • All documents must be in English or accompanied by translations
  • A representative of the LLM Program will be in contact if documents are missing or if question responses have been omitted
  • Your completed application package will be reviewed, and all applicants will be contacted by July 11, 2016, regarding decisions and/or status of applications
  • Applications are due July 5, 2016
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