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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.
“Cornell Law has extraordinary faculty that are the leading voices in many discussions, who blend their solid academic record with their dedication to enhancing the learning experience for students.”
Juan C. Zuluaga, LL.M. '23
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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


Office of Graduate Legal Studies
+1 (607) 255-5185
Cornell Law School
524 College Avenue
Ithaca, NY USA 14853-4901
Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
Cornell Law School's FORUM, spring 2024 issue, is available online now! In this issue, we explore Cornell Law's trial advocacy program— a program that excels in readying aspiring attorneys for the courtroom. Read more at the link in our bio!
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In honor of Pride month, today we celebrate Cornell Law School alumnus Shannon Minter '93, who is a leading civil rights attorney and the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights! Click the link in our bio for recent news on Shannon Minter! 🏳️‍🌈 #pride #pridemonth #lgbtqia
Power in unity, celebration in freedom. We celebrate Juneteenth and acknowledge the ongoing fight for equality still necessary today. #Juneteenth
In honor of Pride month, today we celebrate Cornell Law School alumna Sharice Davids '10! Davids made history when she became one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress and the first openly gay representative from Kansas. Click the link in our bio for recent news on Sharice Davids!🏳️‍🌈 #pride #pridemonth #lgbtqia
Cornell Law School is dramatically increasing its support for graduates pursuing public service careers, setting a new standard among the nation’s top law schools. Beginning in June 2024, Cornell Law will increase the salary cap eligible for full reimbursement for federal loans from $80,000 to $120,000 for graduates in public service jobs. Further, Cornell Law will also offer partial reimbursements for those with salaries between $120,000 and $150,000. Depending on the circumstances, the plan may eliminate the entirety of law school debt for some graduates. Click the link in our bio for more information!
"The advanced Campus Mediation Practicum has given me the opportunity to strengthen my mediation skills in a professional context and challenged me to reconsider my perspective about the purpose and impact of conflict resolution. Through the practicum, I have mentored students across various departments, actively participated in Cornell University's broader conflict resolution apparatus, and trained to become certified as a court-appointed mediator in the state of Montana. The teaching and learning opportunities as a mentor have inspired me to set the professional example I hope to encounter in the legal workplace and beyond." 

Grace Traore '24 highlights the impact that experiential learning has had on her career. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the Campus Mediation Practicum.

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