Yale Law School offers five degree-granting programs:
- The J.D. program is a three-year course of study.
Learn more about academic requirements and applications.
- The LL.M. is a one-year course of study for students who have completed their law degree and are interested in law teaching.
- The J.S.D. program is open to Yale Law School LL.M. graduates.
- The M.S.L. program is a one-year course of study intended for experts in other disciplines who want to explore how the law relates to their fields.
- The Ph.D. in Law is designed to prepare J.D. graduates for careers in legal scholarship through three years of supervised study.
In addition, the Law School offers joint degree programs and welcomes a limited number of visiting researchers and visiting students each year.
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