Deadlines for programs at 30 law schools in the United States

Below is a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs at 30 US law schools beginning in Fall 2012. The 30 law schools listed below were chosen based on the most-viewed university profiles on LLM GUIDE.

NYU
For all applicants with foreign credentials - December 15
For domestic applicants:
- Legal Theory LL.M. - February 1
- Taxation LL.M. - April 2 (preferred by February 1 for scholarship applicants)
- All other full-time LL.M. programs: April 2
- Part-time LL.M. program: June 1

Berkeley - December 15

Harvard - December 1

Columbia - November 1 (early review) or December 15

Boston University -
- LL.M. in American Law - April 15
- LL.M. in Intellectual Property - April 15
- LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law - July 31 (domestic applicants); May 31 (foreign applicants)
- LL.M. in Taxation - July 31 (domestic applicants); May 31 (foreign applicants)

UCLA - February 15

Georgetown -
- November 15 (early action - foreign applicants)
- January 5 (early action - domestic applicants)
- February 15 (regular action - foreign applicants)
- March 1 (regular action - domestic applicants)

Stanford - December 15

Northwestern - January 17

Fordham - March 1

University of Miami - May 1 (priority deadline)

USC - February 1 (priority deadline)

American WCL -
LL.M. in Law and Government - June 1
LL.M. in International Legal Studies - May 1
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy - August 1
S.J.D. - February 1

George Washington - March 15

Cardozo - June 15

Tufts Fletcher - November 15 ("early notification"); January 15 ("regular deadline"); March 1 ("late deadline")

Yale - December 1

UPenn - November 15 ("early notification") or February 1 (regular deadline)

Cornell - February 1

Loyola -
LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Attorneys - February 1
LL.M. Taxation - June 30

Stetson -
LL.M. in International Law - 3 months prior to the start of the program
LL.M. Elder Law - June 1

Boston College - March 1

NYLS - Rolling

UC Davis - January 10 (though applications also accepted thereafter)

Chapman - March 1 (priority deadline) or June 1

Vanderbilt - April 30

Tulane - May 1

Hawaii - April 1

Penn State - Rolling; most applications reviewed between January and May

Duke - January 20

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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