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 65-75 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, as well as post-doctoral fellows conducting advanced research and teaching at Cornell Law School.
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 -- http://llm.lsac.org).The paper application as well as instructions and recommendations forms are also available at www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/apply/.
Please visit the LSAC website (http://llm.lsac.org) for information on applying through LSAC. We strongly encourage applicants to use the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service.
Graduate & International Programs