A Message to Prospective Yeshiva University Cardozo LL.M. Students From Dean Melanie Leslie

Dear Prospective Student,

I am thrilled you are considering Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for your legal education. As you look to grow your legal career as a subject matter expert in intellectual property law with our online Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, know that Cardozo will provide you the skills you need to get ahead.

Intellectual property rights are more important than ever in this global, highly-connected digital landscape. Original works, designs, inventions, and other intellectual properties have an important impact on national and global economies. With one of the most robust IP programs in the U.S., Cardozo is at the forefront of debates over ownership and legal protection for intellectual property in the digital age, with a special focus on emerging technology, data, privacy, fashion and entertainment law.

Get the theory and practical training you need to get ahead. Studying intellectual property law at Cardozo will prepare you to curb illegal activities and bolster creativity and innovation as you further your legal career with the ability to cut through IP complexity.

Learn more about the online LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law.

As the Dean and an alumna of Cardozo, I am proud of what our community represents, and the fact that Cardozo has been a leader in IP law from its start. You will build a deep knowledge base of IP law from experienced faculty members who are among the most well-regarded in the nation. They are engaged in the issues of our time, and their experience and connections enrich the courses they teach. Our administration is student-centered and passionately devoted to creating a diverse, inclusive and supportive learning environment. You can also look forward to support from career services counselors who have strong relationships with employers and stand ready to guide you as you either continue your legal career or embark on a career in data and privacy law.

I am proud of how our campus culture here in New York City carries over to our online programs. As an online LL.M. student, you will have access to the same stellar faculty members, administrative support and ground-breaking curriculum as on campus students. Our innovative, modern programs prepare you for success in your career in intellectual property or data and privacy law, no matter where you live and work.

I hope to welcome you as a Cardozo student in the near future. Our team is ready to help you embark on this exciting educational journey! Please get in touch if you have any questions about what Cardozo can offer you.


Dean Melanie Leslie '91


Welcome to the Cardozo School of Law

Founded in 1976, Cardozo Law is named for Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Justice Cardozo was known for his integrity, social consciousness, and elegant written opinions. Likewise, Cardozo Law School is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which people of all identities, faiths and cultural backgrounds are welcome. Historically, the law school has worked to be inclusive and to open the doors of legal education to everyone, with a special focus on women, people of the jewish faith, and minority groups who have previously been underrepresented in the legal profession.

As part of Yeshiva University, the law school honors the Jewish tradition of deep attention to ethics and the law, striving in all our endeavors to work for the betterment and healing of the world.

About Dean Melanie Leslie

Cardozo Law alumna Melanie Leslie became dean of the law school on July 1, 2015. Since assuming leadership, Cardozo has risen 23 places in U.S. News & World Report to 52nd for Best Law Schools1 in the nation. Cardozo's employment numbers for graduates have also seen dramatic improvements.

Dean Leslie has been a faculty member at Cardozo since 1995. She is a leading scholar in the trusts and estates. Throughout her tenure with Cardozo, Dean Leslie has received the “Best First-Year Professor” award three times. As Dean, she has been instrumental in driving new Cardozo programs, including the FAME Center for fashion, art, media and entertainment law, the Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project, the Blockchain Project, the Center for Rights and Justice, and the Center for Real Estate Law & Policy.

Mission Statement
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has three fundamental and mutually reinforcing goals: to provide a fully rounded and rigorous legal education that blends theoretical and practical approaches; to create and sustain an intellectual environment that values and supports imaginative and ground-breaking 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.
Grow Your Knowledge and Career with Cardozo

Learn From the Best

Cardozo faculty members are scholars and practicing experts in their respective fields, as well as committed educators. As an online student, you will learn from the same connected Cardozo Law faculty who teach our top-ranked on-campus programs.

The Online Experience

As an online LL.M. student, you will receive the same great education you would if you joined us in NYC, but with notable perks, including flexibility and cost savings. You don’t have to upend your life to specialize your practice in intellectual property.

Get Connected

Both the LL.M. and the MSL are focused on in-demand areas. Join an alumni network more than 14,000 strong. Cardozo also provides alumni with career resources to ensure they find continued success after graduation.
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

1. Retrieved April 12, 2022, from cardozo.yu.edu/cardozo-law-quick-facts

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