Cardozo’s General Studies LL.M. program is distinctive for its flexibility and the breadth of its offerings. Students enrolled in the General Studies LL.M. program may select from virtually the entire law school curriculum. The degree is valuable to lawyers from abroad as well as to J.D. graduates of U.S. law schools who wish to broaden their academic and professional horizons.
A minimum of 24 credits are required overall.
The General Studies LL.M. allows students the flexibility to choose from the wide variety of courses in the Cardozo J.D. curriculum.
General Studies LL.M. students are free to choose courses from both the first-year and upper-level curricula, provided course prerequisites have been met.
For students looking to take the NY Bar exam upon completion of the LL.M. degree, the following courses are required:
- Professional Responsibility
- Minimum of six credits from courses on the content outline of the New York State Bar Exam
- Graduates of foreign law schools must take Introduction to U.S. Law and two semesters of Advanced Workshop in Legal Research and Writing
Students in the General Studies LL.M. program may, but are not required to, select a concentration in one of the following areas below. All concentrations require a minimum of 10 credits.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment Law (FAME)
- Real Estate Law
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