Application Deadlines for LL.M. Programs in the United States

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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