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Online LL.M. Admissions Requirements

All U.S. applicants to the online LL.M. in Intellectual Property 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.

While domestic and international applicants must submit many of the same required application materials, international applicants should expect to supply additional documents and potentially request third-party translation services.

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Admissions Requirements for Domestic Students

  • Completed application form
  • A $50 application fee (waivable by the university; connect with an Admissions Advisor for more information)
  • Resume/CV
    • The resume/CV should be current at the time of application and include information about education (including dates of attendance at universities and dates of degrees received) and work experience (including employer names and locations, position titles, dates of employment, and description of responsibilities for the position held)
  • One personal statement
    • This double-spaced, typed statement should be two pages long and describe your reasons for pursuing an LL.M. degree. Include any information you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in making its decision
  • One professional or academic recommendation
    • One letter of recommendation is required and may be written by law school professors as well as employers or colleagues whose supervisory positions permit informed evaluations of your qualifications
    • Your professional or academic recommendation letter should be addressed to "Cardozo School of Law." Applicants must submit the original letter of recommendation on letterhead with an original signature to the LL.M. Admissions Office. The recommender may also email their letter if they so choose at llm@yu.edu
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Transcripts are required from all colleges or universities attended. The transcript should be an official record from the academic institution, clearly indicating the dates of attendance, the courses taken, the grades received, and the degree conferred
    • You may complete the application process by submitting an unofficial transcript of your law degree; upon acceptance, you must submit official transcripts before the first day of class
    • The original, official transcript of your law degree must be received by Cardozo in an unopened, sealed envelope with the issuing administrator's signature along the envelope seal. Transcripts may be mailed directly to the LL.M. Admissions Office by the issuing institute or by the applicant
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)

Admissions Requirements for International Students

The Cardozo School of Law does not provide English language courses. Students are expected to comprehend and process both written and spoken English with ease and should be able to express themselves in like manner. Such proficiency should be achieved prior to enrollment.

  • Completed application form
  • A $50 application fee (waivable by the university; connect with an Admissions Advisor for more information)
  • Resume/CV
    • The resume/CV should be current at the time of application and include information about education (including dates of attendance at universities and dates of degrees received) and work experience (including employer names and locations, position titles, dates of employment, and description of responsibilities for the position held)
  • One personal statement
    • This double-spaced, typed statement should be two pages long and describe your reasons for pursuing an LL.M. degree. Include any information you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in making its decision
  • One professional or academic recommendation
    • One letter of recommendation is required and may be written by law school professors as well as employers or colleagues whose supervisory positions permit informed evaluations of your qualifications
    • Your professional or academic recommendation letter should be addressed to "Cardozo School of Law." Applicants must submit the original letter of recommendation on letterhead with an original signature to the LL.M. Admissions Office. The recommender may also email their letter if they so choose at llm@yu.edu
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Transcripts are required from all colleges or universities attended. The transcript should be an official record from the academic institution, clearly indicating the dates of attendance, the courses taken, the grades received, and the degree conferred
    • You may complete the application process by submitting an unofficial transcript of your law degree; upon acceptance, you must submit official transcripts before the first day of class
    • The original, official transcript of your law degree must be received by Cardozo in an unopened, sealed envelope with the issuing administrator's signature along the envelope seal. Transcripts may be mailed directly to the LL.M. Admissions Office by the issuing institute or by the applicant
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
    • Scores are only valid within two years of the date you submit your LL.M. application
    • Cardozo’s TOEFL code is 2489
  • TOEFL/IELTS waiver
    • You may request a waiver if you have previously earned a university-level degree in a program where English was the primary language of instruction or you have conducted the majority of your professional work in English
    • The waiver request must be submitted in writing with your application. Please submit documentation from the college or university confirming English as the language of instruction, or submit a letter from a supervisor confirming English as the primary language of business. Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee. If you have questions, please contact llm@yu.edu
  • Credential Evaluation
  • Translations
    • Application documents must be in English. For documents not originally written in English, a certified translation must be made by one of the following: a consulate, a professional agency, or the institution issuing the original document
    • If the issuing institution will not provide an English translation, please submit your copy of the transcript to a translation service. Then mail the LL.M. Admissions Office the certified translation with the official original transcript in an unopened sealed envelope with the issuing administrator’s signature along the envelope seal
    • Translations by the applicant will not be accepted. Any application documents submitted without appropriate English translations will not be accepted

Email all digital documents and recommendations to:

llm@yu.edu

Address all hard copies and original documents to:

LL.M. Admissions
11th Floor
Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University
55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
212-.790-.0857

Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Jun
15
priority application deadline
June 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Term
Aug
15
application deadline
August 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Term
Aug
23
Next Start
August 23, 2021
Fall 2021 Term
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