Graduate Legal Studies

The Graduate Legal Studies (GLS) Program at Cornell Law School encompasses all degrees beyond the Juris Doctor (J.D.). Three distinct degrees are offered:

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a one-year program for lawyers who have earned a first degree outside the United States and want to increase their understanding of the American legal system.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship is designed to give lawyers the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful attorney in technology and entrepreneurship.  Please note that Tech LLM will not qualify foreign-trained lawyers to sit for the New York bar exam.

The Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) is designed for students holding a first degree in law as well as an LL.M. (or its equivalent) who want to pursue an academic career. Except in unusual circumstances, applicants are admitted to the J.S.D. program only from Cornell Law School's LL.M. program.

Questions? Contact the Graduate Legal Studies Program Office.

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L46 Hughes Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
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