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 llm@yu.edu 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.    
  • You may print and submit the writable PDF of the 2020 Cardozo LLM Application and 2020 LLM Application Supplemental (including application checklist, letter of recommendation cover sheet, transcript request form, and application fee record form). Application instructions.
  • LL.M. applications for Fall 2020 may be submitted after September 1, 2019. LL.M. applications for Spring 2020 may be submitted after June 1, 2019.

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

To check on the status of your LL.M. application, access the Applicant Online Status Checker using the login information emailed to you by Office of Admssions.

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.