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LL.M. Timeline
Aug. 1:Yale begins accepting LL.M. applications
Sept.4: Classes begin; we recommend a visit
Sept.: Arrange to take TOEFL, if you haven't already
Dec.1: Last day applications are accepted
Dec. 21-Jan 6: Winter break
Mid-March: Admissions decisions will be made
April 29: Classes end
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LL.M. Program

The Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The Law School admits a limited number of graduate students each year to pursue one year of full-time study leading to the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). Admission is generally open only to those committed to a career in teaching law.

No uniform course of study is prescribed for LL.M. candidates; coursesare elective, and students tailor their studies to their own interests. Subject to meeting degree requirements,each LL.M. candidate is invited to use the resources of the Law School in whatever program of study will best prepare that individual for a career in research and teaching.

Students enjoy small class sizes and the camaraderie of many international and J.D. students, the intimacy of a small program (the Law School accepts approximately 25 LL.M. students each year), and a close relationship with the Yale Law School faculty.

For more information, visit LL.M. Admissions.