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.
- Students are encouraged to complete preprofessional requirements for bar admission in their home country or state before entering the LL.M. program. Some 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 available only to individuals planning careers in law teaching and scholarship.
- An evaluative interview is not part of the admission process.