Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

International Students

Evidence of English Proficiency:
All international applicants (JD & LLM) whose first language is not English, or whose academic instruction (undergraduate or law) was not in English, must furnish evidence of their language proficiency.
The Law School will accept any of the following:

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo Scores:

The minimum TOEFL iBT score required for admission is 85 and writing score no lower than 24; Reading and Listening no lower than 15.

The Texas Southern University Institutional Code for TOEFL: 6824

The minimum IELTS score required for admission is a total score of 6.5 with a preference of no individual section score being lower than 6.5.

For IELTS select Texas Southern University

The minimum Duolingo score required for admission is a total score of 110.

Also required is a personal/narrative statement, current resume, and letters of recommendation.

All international applicants must register for LSAC’s International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES) and submit all foreign transcripts for authentication and evaluation through that Service.  Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.


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