Cardozo School of Law - New York City

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Cardozo School of Law - New York City

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Bringing Law to Life “

Cardozo School of Law, a leader in law and business, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and clinical legal education, has innovative programs that prepare you to succeed in your legal career. Our professors are renowned scholars and practitioners—experts who shape the study and practice of law. Our location in New York City—a global hub of business, culture, and the law—offers unparalleled options and opportunities. 

Students join the Cardozo family from more than 70 different countries, bringing a rich intellectual diversity into our classrooms. On our campus, and in all that we do, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming to people of all religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.

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  • Allgemeines Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Allgemeines Zivilrecht
  • Bank- und Finanzrecht
  • Compliance
  • Datenschutzrecht
  • Gesellschaftsrecht/Corporate und M&A
  • Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Geistiges Eigentum (IP)
  • Grundstücksrecht
  • Handelsrecht
  • Informationstechnologie (IT)
  • Innovation und Unternehmertum
  • Insolvenzrecht und Restrukturierungen
  • Kunst- und Kulturrecht
  • Marken- und Wettbewerbsrecht
  • Mediation
  • Menschenrechtsgesetz
  • Öffentliches Recht
  • Patentrecht
  • Presse- und Verlagsrecht
  • Prozessführung und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • Rechtsvergleichung
  • Sportrecht
  • Strafrecht
  • Urheber- und Medienrecht
  • Verfassungsrecht
  • Vermögensschutz
  • Vertragsrecht
  • Zivilprozessrecht und Schiedsverfahren


  • Fernstudium
  • Teilzeit
  • Vollzeit


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Frau Valbona Myteberi


Number of professors

Number of students

Student-faculty ratio

6.1 : 1

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Cardozo Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

The law school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Ranking and Awards

General rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Cardozo 53rd out of 198 law schools.
  • 25th - "Gold Standard" jobs (full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage that are not funded by the school).
  • 32nd - Faculty Scholarly Impact
  • 37th - Highest Percentage of Grads Hired by the 100 Largest Firms

Specialty rankings

  • 9th - Dispute Resolution
  • 12th - Intellectual Property
  • 10th - LL.M./Master of Laws
  • 11th - Government and Public Defender/Prosecutor
  • Top 10 - Music Law
  • "A" - Tax Law
  • "A" - International Law
  • "A+" - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • "A" - Business Law

Miscellaneous rankings

  • 1st - Most Journal Cites for an Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (2nd in Scholarly Impact and 3rd in Cites by Courts)
  • 1st - Per Capita Productivity of Articles in Top Journals, 1993-2012, for Law Schools Outside U.S.
  • News Top 50
  • 5th - New York State Bar Pass Rate (2013)
  • 15th - Most Prolific Faculty
  • 22nd - Most Cited Law Review
  • 31st - Most SSRN Downloads

Bar examination passage rates

In 2017, 85% of the law school's first-time test takers passed the bar exam. 94.81% of 2019 graduates who sat for the bar exam passed within two years of their date of graduation.

Notable alumni

Geoffrey Bowers
Plaintiff in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases to go to public hearing

John Dalli
Partner at Dalli & Marino, LLP

Sandra J. Feuerstein

District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York

Sonia Gardner

Hedge Fund manager and the co-founder of Avenue Capital Group

Ron S. Geffner

Former SEC enforcement attorney and partner at Sadis & Goldberg

Rachel Hirschfeld

Ánimal rights activist and lawyer

Eddie Huang

Taiwanese American restaurateur, actor, attorney, writer and clothing designer

Grace Meng

US Congresswoman

Barbara Olson

Lawyer and conservative television commentator who was killed in 9/11

Juliette Passer

President & General Counsel at PanaManagement Corporation

David Samson

President of the Miami Marlins

Josh Saviano

Now a practicing attorney, Saviano played Kevin Arnold's best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, in The Wonder Years.

Pam Sherman

Columnist also known as "The Suburban Outlaw"

Randi Weingarten

President of the American Federation of Teachers

Ivan Wilzig

Techno musician



Attainable degrees

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.)  

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Master of Study in Law (M.S.L.) 

in General Studies with many concentrations

Cardozo’s General Studies LL.M. program is distinctive for its flexibility and the breadth of its offerings. Students enrolled in the General Studies LL.M. program may select from virtually the entire law school curriculum. The degree is valuable to lawyers from abroad as well as to J.D. graduates of U.S. law schools who wish to broaden their academic and professional horizons. Concentrations include: 

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Compliance & Risk for Financial Institutions
  • FAME (Fashion, Art, Media & Entertainment)
  • Real Estate 
  • Data Law & Privacy

in Intellectual Property Law

With one of the strongest intellectual property and information law programs in the United States, Cardozo gives graduates of its LL.M. in Intellectual Property (IP) an invaluable edge in their understanding of this complex, dynamic, and increasingly important field. With its breadth and depth of courses, speakers, and symposia and its prestigious and dedicated group of full-time and expert adjunct faculty, Cardozo’s LL.M. in IP Law leads to a genuine mastery of the field that simply cannot be attained as part of the J.D. program at any law school.

in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy

The LL.M. in Dispute Resolution Processes and Advocacy offers the opportunity for domestic and international lawyers to enhance their skills and to develop their proficiencies in the fast-growing fields of advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. Through the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution (ranked sixth in the nation and first in New York City by U.S. News and World Report) and the wide variety of practical litigation skills training courses that distinguish a Cardozo education from others, our LL.M. program offers a unique combination of practical and theoretical training to help students develop an understanding and vision of the role of the lawyer as a counselor, problem-solver and advocate.

in Comparative Legal Thought

The Comparative Legal Thought LL.M., the first of its kind at any U.S. law school, capitalizes on Cardozo’s strengths in legal theory, philosophy, jurisprudence, law and literature, religion, and related areas. Although primarily intended for those who hope to enter legal academia, the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Thought is appropriate for anyone with an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to law.

Online LLM in Intellectual Property

A Cardozo Online LL.M. in IP offers you a robust academic experience with the flexibility of online learning in a growing area of law. This ABA approved program allows you to access the same caliber education without the need to relocate to New York for your LL.M. studies. Learn on your own schedule with asynchronous classes, from experienced legal experts and scholars with connections in New York City and across the globe. Immerse in a complex and creative area of law that serves a diverse array of businesses impacted by innovation, including emerging technologies, data, privacy, fashion, arts, sports, media and entertainment industries. 

Attainable degrees

  • LL.M., Intellectual Property
  • LL.M., Commerce and Technology
  • LL.M., International Criminal Law and Justice

Duration of studies and semester start

Full-time program

Duration: about 1 year 

Start: Fall and Spring semester

Part-time program

Duration: about 2 years

Start: Fall and Spring semester

Fall semester

Start: mid-August

Spring semester

Start: mid-May

Practical relevance

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Cardozo School of Law provides you with in-depth knowledge, unparalleled experience, and the opportunity to specialize as you learn from top professionals in the legal field.

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  • Law School Admission Council
  • Partnerships with universities in other countries, like France, Germany, Italy and China
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • DAJV - German American Lawyers Association

Student profile

Our LL.M. program is interested in attracting intellectually curious and thoughtful candidates from a variety of legal systems and backgrounds as well as accomplished attorneys from all around the United States and the world. Those of whom choose to meet the challenges of a globalized legal profession by pursuing their LL.M. degrees at Cardozo School of Law, and can bring a diversity of skills, strengths, and interests to the classroom, making Cardozo more dynamic, engaging and productive.

Student facts

Our LL.M students and applicants come from all over the world, especially Asia, South America and Europe.

They speak various languages and have a variety of skills.

They have been successful lawyers in their home countries.

Due to the strong sense of community we have, our students become a family by the end of their experience at Cardozo and remain in touch for the rest of their careers.

Course Language


Average starting salary after LL.M. degree

Estimate $67,000

Kosten und Finanzierung

Tuition fees
Tuition for J.D. and LL.M. Students ($)

Per semester (full-time) ($)

The per credit rate for J.D. students taking less than 7 credits per semester ($)

The per credit rate for LL.M. students taking less than 9 credits per semester ($)

Estimated cost of living per year ($)

Grants and Scholarships

Dean Merit Scholarship

50% Partnership School Discounts on tuition fee

Student fees

The student fee (670 $ for academic year / 335 $ per semester) has been waived for the 2020-2021 academic year! 


Application deadline

Spring semester

Priority Deadline for Fall is March 1st.

Application Deadline for Fall is June 1st

Fall semester

Priority Deadline for Spring is October 1st

Application Deadline for Spring is December 1st

Admission Requirement

For LL.M Admission:

A minimum 2 page personal statement highlighting why you are a great candidate for the LL.M program at Cardozo, and what your passions are or what interests you at Cardozo.

An LL.B from your home country or J.D if you are domestic.

At least one letter of recommendation that is no less than a year old which is written by a professor or employer.

A fluent English proficency if you are international and/or minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL or a score of 7 on the IELTS.


Find a detailed description about the courses we offer on our homepage.

How to apply

We look forward receiving your application through our application form. 


Study location

You'll study law on Fifth Avenue at the crossroads of Greenwich Village and Union Square - two of New York City's most iconic neighborhoods, legendary as the creative hubs for artists and writers, and now a home for innovative startups. Our prime location is a magnet for top legal talent - and that's to your benefit.


Cardozo offers student housing at The Benjamin, one subway stop away at Lexington Avenue and 29th Street.It offers fully-furnished, air-conditioned units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms.

Club and Society

The Student Bar Association (SBA), Cardozo's student government, is an umbrella organization that oversees student groups and organizations. The SBA determines the budget of each approved student group and ensures that funds are spent properly. LL.M students are invited to join every club and organization of Cordozo and to serve as LL.M. Senators in the leadership of the Bar Association. 

If you want to learn more about Cordozo's Student Bar Association and their clubs and organizations, click here.

Leisure activities

New York City’s museums, sports arenas, clubs, theaters and concert venues offer a break from students’ studies. Urban life includes sights such as the windows of Fifth Avenue, the scenic waterfront, The High Line and Washington Square Park. And then there’s the food - from “Little Tokyo” on St. Mark’s Place, to cozy village gastropubs and bakeries, to Chinatown’s dumpling counters, New York cuisine offers something for every palate.

Support for parents / disabled people

The Office of Student Services and Advising assists students in obtaining reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities/medical conditions.

Such disabilities/conditions include physical, sensory and health-related disabilities, psychiatric disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD or temporary disabilities.

We can help you manage the pressures of law school as well as outside challenges that are compromising your ability to function.

Such factors can include, but are not limited to, emotional distress, academic difficulties, family problems, physical illness, substance abuse, and sexual assault or harassment. If you experience difficulties in or out of law school, or need special support services, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a member of the Office to discuss your situtation. For problems that cannot be handled within the Office, referrals to other resources are available.


The Office of Alumni Affairs works closely with the Cardozo Alumni Association on networking events, continuing legal-education courses, class reunions and regional programs. Our goal is to offer career support and build meaningful contributions to the life of the law school.

The Cardozo community includes more than 14,000 alumni who live and practice in 47 states and 61 countries. Wherever you launch your legal career, the Cardozo alumni network can help. Cardozo alumni chapters are active in several U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Miami. Internationally our alumni network spans from France to Singapore, with successful Cardozo alumni in virtually every practice area.

Generally our international alumni come from Albania, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, UK.

Average age of LL.M. students


Ratio Female / Male

53.5 % : 46.4 %

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