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Cornell Law School: Graduate Legal Studies

Graduate Legal Studies Program:

The Graduate Legal Studies Program at Cornell Law School 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 enrolls 80-85 foreign-trained lawyers in our one year Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree 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 LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.

Contact Information:

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