For more than a century, Columbia Law School has educated students who, having already earned a basic law degree, wish to pursue an advanced course of full-time study in furtherance of careers in teaching, public service, or the international practice of law.
Each year, the Law School enrolls approximately 250 graduate students from more than 50 jurisdictions in our Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D) degree programs. Their experience spans all areas of the legal profession—including academia, the judiciary, public service, civil rights and human rights advocacy, NGOs, international organizations, and private practice. Law School students interact with unrivaled faculty and highly accomplished students; work hard; are treated exceptionally well; and obtain a degree that represents the best that U.S. legal education can offer. This remarkable community of individuals makes the school an especially dynamic and vibrant community in which to study law. We invite you to explore the rest of the site and to contact us with further questions.
LL.M. Program Admission Decisions
The application deadline for the 2015-2016 LL.M. Program has passed. If you have applied to the 2015-2016 Program, we make decisions on a rolling basis, in most cases no later than late April. Rolling admissions means we read your application at random; the date on which you submitted your application has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. As soon as a decision has been made, we will notify you by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those applicants who missed the application deadline for the 2015-2016 LL.M. Program, applications for the 2016-2017 Program will be available in mid-September, 2015.