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Yale Law School offers five degree-granting programs:
  • The J.D. program is a three-year course of study.
    Learn more aboutacademic 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.
    Learn more.
  • The J.S.D. program is open to Yale Law School LL.M. graduates.
    Learn more.
  • 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.
    Learn more.
  • The Ph.D. in Law is designed to prepare J.D. graduates for careers in legal scholarship through three years of supervised study.
    Learn more.

In addition, the Law School offers joint degree programsand welcomes a limited number ofvisiting researchers andvisiting students each year.

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