LL.M. Degree: Thesis Completion
Below is information regarding thesis completion for the LL.M. program.
The minimum requirements for applying for thesis completion studies are:
1 LL.M. grade point average of 85 or higher
2 A grade of 85 or higher on one of the seminars, and of 90 or higher on the other
In the course of the make-up year, students must take the mandatory seminar, "Legal Research" (4 credits).
The time table for the LL.M. degree with thesis completion is as follows: the research proposal must be submitted by the end of the first semester, and the completed thesis by the end of the academic year. Only in exceptional situations will an extension be granted until the end of the first semester of the following year.
Applicants must purchase the forms for graduate level study (at the university stores, Steimatzky, etc.) and submit them to the University's Masters Committee. Alternatively, application forms can be completed and the fees paid over the Internet at: https://dory.os.biu.ac.il/Toar2Web/.
In addition to the requirements specified in the forms, applicants must submit the following:
1. Transcripts of their LL.B. and LL.M. studies (two copies)
2. Certificate of LL.M. degree (two copies)
3. Statement of purpose regarding the proposed research (2-3 pages) (two copies)
4. Agreement of a Faculty of Law instructor to serve as thesis advisor*(two copies)
5. Copy of a seminar paper submitted in the course of LL.B. studies (one copy, preferably sent directly to the Faculty of Law)
6. Two letters of recommendation from academic instructors who are acquainted with the applicant's work (two copies)
*Applicants must find an instructor among members of the faculty's academic staff and obtain their written agreement to instruct them in their thesis work. The list of faculty members, including their fields of specialization, can be found on the Faculty of Law site.
Click here for the list of faculty members
Instructors who are not members of the Faculty of Law staff will not be approved.
Note that registration for the LL.M. degree with thesis completion begins for the following year around January and continues until June only. At the end of the registration period, the Committee for Advanced Research Degrees meets to discuss all applications. The final response is issued by the University's Masters Committee.
Studies begin in October and last two years (four semesters).
Note that meeting all the conditions listed above does not guarantee admission to the program. The Committee for Advanced Research Degrees reserves the discretion to select the best candidates from among those who met the admission requirements.
Click here for instructions on writing the thesis.