Founded in 1976, Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has become renowned for its innovative programs, diversity, excellent faculty, rigorous scholarship and great location. Located right at the heart of New York City, Cardozo Law was recently ranked #14 best school in America for practical training by the National Jurist. Currently, the Law School offers four LLM programs, as follows:
- LLM General Studies
- LLM in Comparative Legal Thought
- LLM in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy
- LLM in Intellectual Property Law
All LLM programs may be taken full-time for one year or part-time for two years. Just as with other law schools, the LLM degrees has two intakes, i.e., Spring (January) and Fall (August). Unlike most universities however, applications to the January 2018 classes are still open at least until 1 December 2017. This gives potential LLM students 5 more days to submit/compete their applications. Those who fail to meet this deadline may still be considered based on the availability of slots. The deadline for the Fall 2018 classes is 15 June 2018. Those who cannot make it to the Spring 2018 deadline may simply consider attending the August LLM classes.
Students of the General Studies LLM may decide later on in the program to continue to specialize in any of the following legal concentrations:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Intellectual Property
- International and Comparative Law
- FAME (Fashion, Art, Media & Entertainment)
This program may be finished up to three years if taken part-time. To be eligible to any of the LLM programs, applicants should have a prior law degree from the U.S. or any recognized foreign law schools.