Application Deadlines for LL.M. Programs in the United States for 2010-11

Short list of upcoming deadlines for over 40 programs beginning in Fall 2010

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 2010. The 40 law schools listed below were chosen based on the most-viewed university profiles on LLM GUIDE.

NYU - Foreign-trained lawyers: December 1, 2009; US-trained lawyers: April 1, 2010

Harvard - December 1, 2009 (strongly encouraged by November 15)

UCLA - February 1, 2010

Columbia - Early Review: November 2, 2009; Regular: December 15

Georgetown - Foreign-trained lawyers: early action (November 13, 2009); normal (February 15, 2010); US-trained lawyers: early action (January 5, 2010); normal (March 1, 2010)

UC Berkeley - December 1, 2009

Fordham - February 28, 2010

American (WCL) - May 1, 2010

Boston University -
* IP & American Law LL.M. programs: April 15, 2010
* Banking & Financial Law LL.M.: May 31, 2010 (foreign students), June 30, 2010 (domestic)
* Taxation LL.M.: May 31, 2010 (foreign students), July 31, 2010 (domestic)

Stanford - December 15, 2010

USC - February 1, 2010

University of San Diego (USD) - July 1, 2010

George Washington - March 15, 2010 (foreign applicants); June 1, 2010 (domestic)

Tufts (Fletcher) - November 15, 2009 (early); January 15, 2010 (regular); March 15, 2010 (late - without scholarship)

Yale - November 16, 2009

Miami - May 1, 2010

Penn State - Not specified

Cardozo- June 15, 2010

NYLS - July 1, 2010

Chapman - Rolling basis

UC Davis - Encouraged by January 10, 2010

Boston College - March 1, 2010

Penn - December 1, 2009 (early notification); February 1, 2010 (regular)

Hawaii - April 1, 2010

Stetson - 3 months before classes begin

Vanderbilt - April 30, 2010

UConn - June 1, 2010

Cornell - February 1, 2010

Minnesota - April 1, 2010

St. John's - Bankruptcy Program: May 15, 2010

Denver - Tax Law: Rolling; Environmental Law: July 1 (foreign applicants) and July 30 (US applicants)

Northwestern - General LL.M.: February 1, 2010; LLM/Kellogg: January 17, 2010

Lewis & Clark - March 15, 2010 (recommended)

Illinois Urbana-Campaign - Rolling (beginning in February 2010) until program is full

Ohio State - April 15, 2010

Washington -
* Asian Law: February 1, 2010;
* Health Law: June 1;
* IP Law: November 1, 2009 (international applications); Februarry 1, 2010 (domestic)
* Sustainable Development: February 1;
* Tax Law: November 1, 2009 (international applicants), July 1, 2010 (domestic)

Florida - Tax Law: June 1, 2010; Comparative Law: Rolling; Environmental Law: April 30, 2010

Duke - January 20, 2010

Indiana - April 1, 2010 (International applicants); July 1, 2010 (US applicants)

All prospective students are advised to double-check application deadlines 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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