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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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Before You Apply for the LL.M.

Before applying to the Yale Law School LL.M. program, please review our eligibility requirements below:
  • Applicants for the LL.M. program must have completed their law degree at an accredited U.S. law school or a non-U.S. law school with substantially equivalent standards, and must have a strong record of academic accomplishment. All letters of admission are conditional upon graduation. We reserve the right to review or revoke admission if you fail to graduate with your class.
  • Some professional or law teaching experience following completion of the first professional degree is encouraged.
  • Admission is ordinarily not available to students who have obtained or are pursuing an LL.M. or an equivalent degree from another law school in the United States.
  • Admission is generally available only to individuals planning careers in law teaching and scholarship.
  • An evaluative interview is not part of the admission process, but on-campus visits are welcomed.
During my time here at YLS, I am in particular pursuing my interests in legal history, comparative legal thought, as well as the philosophic and economic foundations of the private law.
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