Online 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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Our application checklist is a brief, one-page takeaway to help you successfully complete your application to the online programs at Cardozo.


Online LL.M. Application Checklist
Online MSL Application Checklist

Admissions Requirements for Domestic LL.M. 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)

Address all hard copies and original documents to:
LL.M. Admissions
Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University
55 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
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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