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LL.M. Overview

General LL.M. Admissions

The master of laws (LL.M.) degree at Cornell Law School is a one-year program designed for practicing attorneys and recent law school graduates who have earned a first degree in law outside the United States. Through the General LL.M. program, students increase their understanding of American legal principles and can further develop a legal specialization.
“The relatively small size of the school and the classes, and the connections formed there have had a longstanding effect on me.”
Fouad Debs, LLM Graduate
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How to Apply

Tuition and Financial Aid

Information for Admitted Students

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Re-applicants, Deferred Admission, Transfer Students, and Special Student Status


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