Message from the Director of LLM Admissions
LL.M. Application Guidelines



We are delighted that you have decided to apply to the LL.M. Program at Cardozo School of Law!  Please review the LL.M. Application Guidelines before completing the LL.M. application.  You may contact the Office of Admissions at with any questions.

Cardozo offers two methods of application submissions. 

  • We strongly recommend that you access the online electronic application through the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service.  Once registered, you can submit your LLM application, application fee, letters of recommendation, TOEFL/IELTS score, and transcripts. International applicants are encouraged to use the LSAC Transcript Evaluation and Authentication Service in order to facilitate the review process.  The 2017 LL.M. Application will be available starting on September 1, 2016.
  • You may print and submit the writable PDF of the 2017 Cardozo LLM Application and 2017 LLM Application Supplemental (including application checklist, letter of recommendation cover sheet, transcript request form, and application fee record form).  LL.M. applications for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 may be submitted after September 1, 2016.

Our mailing address:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University
Office of Admissions
Room 1168, 11th Floor
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-4391
Attn: LL.M. Program

Please contact the Office of Admissions at with any questions you may have about the application process.

All application materials become the property of Cardozo School of Law and cannot be returned to the applicant.

LL.M. Transfer Policy on Transfer Credit from ABA-Approved Law Schools
Candidates for an LL.M. degree must have received a minimum of eighteen credits from Cardozo. Upon admission, candidates may seek to transfer up to six credits earned in another LL.M. program at another law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).  Such credits may be transferred and applied to the LL.M. degree only if a student received a grade of "B" or better (or the equivalent) in the classes for which transfer credit is sought and only if such credits were not applied towards any other degree. 

Student seeking to have credits transferred to Cardozo must fill out a form requesting the transfer of credit from another institution, available from the Office of the Registrar, and have it approved by the Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs.  No credit toward the LL.M. program can be awarded for courses taken at any school not accredited by the ABA.