Short list of upcoming deadlines for programs beginning in Fall 2009

For prospective LL.M. students looking to study in the United States, here is a short list of application deadlines for programs beginning in Fall 2009. The 25 law schools listed below were chosen based on the most-viewed university profiles on LLM GUIDE.

NYU - Foreign-trained lawyers: December 1, 2008; US-trained lawyers: April 1, 2009

Harvard - December 1, 2008 (strongly encouraged by November 15)

UCLA - February 1, 2009

Columbia - Early Review: November 3, 2008; Regular: December 15, 2008

Fordham - February 28, 2009

Georgetown -  Foreign-trained lawyers: early action (November 14); normal (February 16);  US-trained lawyers: early action (January 5); normal (March 16)

Boston University -

* IP & American Law LL.M. programs: April 15, 2009

* Banking & Financial Law LL.M.: May 31, 2009 (foreign students), June 30, 2009 (domestic)

* Taxation LL.M.: May 31, 2009 (foreign), July 31, 2009 (domestic)

American (WCL) - May 1, 2009

USC - February 1, 2009

UC Berkeley - December 1, 2008

Stanford - December 15, 2008

Cardozo - June 15, 2009

George Washington - March 1 (foreign applicants); June 1 (domestic)

University of San Diego - July 1, 2009

Tufts (Fletcher) - November 15, 2008 (early); January 15, 2009 (regular); March 15, 2009 (late - without scholarship)

Chapman - Rolling basis

Penn State - Not specified

Boston College - March 1, 2009

Penn - December 1, 2008 (early notification); February 1, 2009 (regular)

Loyola - June 30, 2009 (though encouraged before)

Stetson - 3 months before classes begin

Vanderbilt - April 30, 2009

UConn - June 1, 2009

Cornell - February 1, 2009

Minnesota - April 1, 2009

Yale - November 15

All prospective students are advised to double-check with law schools as soon as possible before applying.

For more information about the individual programs, please follow the links below.

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