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.