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Cornell Law School: Graduate Legal Studies

Graduate Legal Studies Program:

The Graduate Legal Studies Program at Cornell Law School is a key component in the academic and cultural life of the law school.

The program encompasses all of the graduate degrees beyond the Juris Doctor (J.D.), as well as visiting doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. Each year the program includes 80-85 foreign-trained lawyers enrolled in our one year Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program who come to Cornell from 25-30 different countries. These students join our Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) students and visiting doctoral students who are pursuing advanced academic degrees.

The Graduate Program is administered through the Graduate Legal Studies Office and is part of the law school's overall International Program.

Application Procedure for LL.M. and J.S.D. Admissions:

Applications for admission to our LL.M. and J.S.D. programs and all supporting documents may be submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC -- ).The paper application as well as instructions and recommendations forms are also available at .

Please visit the LSAC website ( ) for information on applying through LSAC. We strongly encourage applicants to use the LSA C LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.

Contact Information:

G40 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Ph.: (607) 255-2362
Fax: (607) 255-7193 or (for admissions inquiries)

Aimée Houghton
Graduate Legal Studies
Assistant Dean

Patricia Hall
Graduate Legal Studies

Assistant Director

Georgie Perelka
Graduate & International Programs

Administrative Assistant