Cardozo LL.M. students are warmly welcomed into our congenial community. They can enjoy the full range of the law school’s resources and programming and are encouraged to join student organizations, participate in a variety of events, and contribute to shaping the life of the law school. The presence of a diverse student body that encompasses a multitude of backgrounds and experiences makes for a dynamic campus life and enhanced classroom discussions.

Special programs are scheduled especially for LL.M. students to foster collegiality and shared learning that can lead to lifelong friendships and professional contacts.


"There was a young man, with a sack full of dreams, who left his country and traveled across the Atlantic to finish his studies in the U.S. He arrived with stars in his eyes, totally amazed by what he discovered ... New country, new town, new language, new habits to learn, but best of all, a new school. We can read on Cardozo’s Web site that it is ‘a small miracle in the history of American law schools.’ This may be difficult to comprehend at first, but as time went by he realized how easily it came to be true."
Thomas Segal, France, LL.M. '09

Read Thomas' full essay.


A Sampling of LL.M. Events: 
(see photos on the Cardozo LL.M. program's photo page)

  • Welcome lunch/cruise
  • Orientation
  • LL.M. Afternoon Out: Greenwich Village walking tour
  • Inside Scoop: Faculty Share Secrets of Success
  • LL.M. Lunch and Learn: Student Success Workshop with Dean Mender
  • Resume writing workshop
  • Job search program for LL.M. students
  • Alumni-student networking event
  • Cardozo Connections networking reception and LL.M. after-party
  • LL.M. Lunch and Learn: Alumni Voices
  • Starting Your Own Law Firm seminar
  • LL.M. Lunch and Learn: Registration Workshop
  • Bar (Exam) Night
  • End-of-semester celebration
  • Spring semester kick-off lunch at the home of Professor Leslie Newman
  • LL.M. Lunch and Learn: Alumni Voices
  • New York State Bar Association presentation
  • LL.M. Lunch and Learn with Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent for the New York Times
  • LL.M. Prospective Student Open House
  • LL.M. Lunch and Learn: Graduation Information
  • Graduation at Lincoln Center
  • European Alumni Reunion