LL.M. Timeline
Aug. 1: Yale begins accepting LL.M. applications
Sept. 3: Classes begin; we recommend a visit
Sept.:  Arrange to take TOEFL, if you have not yet done so
Dec. 1: Last day applications are accepted
Dec. 18-Jan 5: Winter break begins at 6 p.m.
Jan 6: Classes resume
Mid-March: Admissions decisions will be made
April 27: 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; courses are 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 between 22 and 25 LL.M. students each year), and a close relationship with the Yale Law School faculty.

My decision to attend the LL.M. program was based on the program’s focus on the academic aspects of the law, its freedom of choice, the closeness of its community, and its reputation as having a very engaged and unique student body.
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