Cardozo School of Law - New York City

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Cardozo School of Law - New York City

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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.

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Average starting salary after LL.M. degree

Estimate $67,000