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Cardozo School of Law

From the global hub of New York City, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law offers innovative, modern programs that prepare you for success. Whether you aspire to a career in intellectual property or data and privacy law, your studies with the experts of our renowned faculty ready you for a future marked by unparalleled options and opportunities.

Take command with an online degree from Cardozo Law.

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LL.M. in Intellectual Property

Innovation is transforming intellectual property law. To succeed at the forefront of emerging fields and rapidly evolving industries—as the IP authority at your firm, as an in-house attorney, or in solo practice—choose the online LL.M. from one of the top intellectual property programs nationwide.
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MSL in Data and Privacy Law

Technology runs on data, and data must be protected. Become the go-to specialist wherever your career takes you with essential knowledge of data and privacy law. Effectively oversee sensitive information while managing legal risk. Earn your MSL in Data and Privacy Law online to help your organization create a risk-aware corporate culture to protect customer data and more.
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Whether you are an attorney looking to practice intellectual property law, or you work in IT and want to level up your career by learning data and privacy law, Cardozo School of Law has the program for you. Offered 100% online, our online LL.M. in Intellectual Property and MSL in Data and Privacy Law programs are taught by industry leaders and give you the connections and networking opportunities to grow your career and thrive in your chosen field.

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Cardozo Law Curriculum

Through hands-on coursework and a tight community feeling, Cardozo Law courses offer students an engaging and collaborative experience where they feel connected with their peers and faculty. You will learn from leaders in intellectual property law and data and privacy law to fully understand these complex areas of law to become a leader yourself.

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Cardozo Law Admissions

You have three opportunities throughout the year to start on your desired program. Cardozo School of Law is committed to helping students pursue the degree program that puts them in demand. Our admissions advisors are on hand to assist you through the application process. Explore the requirements and get started on your application today.

Cardozo Law Faculty

Cardozo School of Law faculty members are scholars and practicing experts in their respective fields. And, above all, they are committed educators. The faculty members who teach our online programs are the same connected Cardozo Law faculty who teach our top-ranked on-campus programs. They bring a depth of knowledge to elevate your online coursework.
Learn From the Best at Cardozo
Best IP program in the country1
Best IP program in New York City1
Alumni across the globe
Law School for Academic Impact2
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Choose Excellence

Our faculty are notable as scholars and educators. From the Supreme Court to South by Southwest, they have made an impact that stretches beyond the practice of law.

LL.M Degree Overview

MSL Degree Overview

Make the Connection

Through our central New York location and global alumni network, our students gain a strong education and extensive career-building opportunities.

Find Flexibility

Select the right path to earning your degree and choose a part-time or full-time courseload. Our online students save more than just time on their commute.
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Cardozo’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is a foundational piece of a legal education.

Cardozo School of Law strives to create an environment that is welcoming to people of all religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We are committed to providing opportunities for historically underrepresented students and ensuring every Cardozo lawyer has the sensitivity to conduct an inclusive practice.

Cardozo School of Law FAQ

What is Cardozo Law known for?

Cardozo School of Law is known for a focus on the foundational values of leadership, innovation, activism, and ambition. Cardozo Law is also known for having a creative and entrepreneurial approach in all fields of law. The school of law has three fundamental goals: Providing a fully rounded and rigorous legal education that blends theoretical and practical approaches; creating and sustaining an intellectual environment that values and supports imaginative and groundbreaking scholarship; and, drawing inspiration from transcendent Jewish values, to strengthen society as a whole by shaping solutions to the pressing legal problems of the day.

Cardozo Law gives deep attention to ethics and the law, and strives in all endeavors to work for the betterment and healing of the world. Cardozo Law is proud to be the birthplace of the Innocence Project, and also touts visionary programs in intellectual property and information law. These programs include the Cardozo Data Law Initiative, the Tech Startup Clinic, and the Indie Film Clinic.

What are the LL.M. and MSL admissions requirements for Cardozo School of Law?

The online LL.M. in Intellectual Property program and the online MSL in Data and Privacy Law program both have three start dates throughout the year—fall, spring, and summer terms—giving you the opportunity to start your journey at Cardozo Law at a time that is best for you.

Online LL.M. in Intellectual Property Requirements:

U.S. applicants to this program must hold a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited U.S. law school. Non-U.S. applicants must possess a first law degree, such as LLB or J.D., from an accredited foreign institution. Applicants must submit a completed application form, pay the application fee, submit a current resume/CV, a personal statement, a recommendation from a professional or academic reference, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, and a TOEFL or IELTS score if applicable.

Online MSL in Data and Privacy Requirements:

Applicants must submit a completed application form, a resume/CV, a personal statement, a recommendation from a professional or academic reference, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, and a TOEFL or IELTS score if applicable. No GRE or LSAT is required for admission into this program.

How has learning adapted at Cardozo?

Online learning has seen a boom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but was already on track to become an accepted and desired form of education in the modern world, which is why Cardozo Law decided to offer its LL.M. and MSL degrees online, giving you access to the same renowned legal education only one accessible from our NYC global hub. Now, no matter where you are located you can take advantage of the innovative, boundary-breaking mindset our hometown is known for.

The online programs offered through Cardozo Law give you flexibility, allowing you to earn your degree without upending your life. And even though you do not have to set foot on campus, you will find the same level of care and investment from Cardozo Law faculty and staff as you would in a traditional program. Upon acceptance, you will connect with your dedicated Student Success Coordinator who will be your main point of contact throughout the program. You will also be given the tools you need to navigate the learning management system, ensuring you know the best practices for success in an online environment.
Admissions Dates and Deadlines
Priority Application Deadline
June 13, 2022
Fall 2022 Term
Application Deadline
August 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Term
Next Start
August 22, 2022
Fall 2022 Term
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