Application deadlines at 40 law schools in the United States

Below is a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs at 40 US law schools beginning in Fall 2013. The law schools listed below were chosen based on the most-viewed US profiles on LLM GUIDE.

NYU -
Foreign Credential Applicants: December 17
Domestic Credential Applicants: April 1 (except for following programs)
LL.M. in Legal Theory: February 1
LL.M. in Taxation: February 1 (priority scholarship deadline); April 1 (final)

UC Berkeley - December 15

Georgetown -
Foreign-Trained Attorneys: November 20 (early action); February 15 (regular action)
US-Trained Attorneys: January 7 (early action); March 1 (regular action)

Harvard - December 1

BU -
American Law LL.M. and IP Law LL.M.: April 15; earlier encouraged
Taxation LL.M. and Banking & Financial Law LL.M.: May 31 (international applicants) or July 31 (domestic applicants)

Columbia - November 1 (early review); December 17 (regular deadline)

Stanford - December 14

UCLA - February 15

George Washington - March 15 (international); May 1 (domestic)

Miami - Rolling; May 1 is "priority deadline"

Northwestern - January 17

American - WCL -
LL.M. in Law & Government:
International Students - May 1; or March 1 (for funding consideration)
Domestic Students - July 1; or June 1 (for funding consideration)
International Legal Studies Program - May 1
Trial Advocacy LL.M. - August 1

Fordham - February 1 (priority) or March 1

Penn - December 1 (early notification) or February 1

USC - February 1    

Yale - December 1

Cornell - February 1; or January 10 to be considered for fellowship

NYLS - American Business Law LL.M. - May 15

Tulane - May 1

Chicago - December 15

Cardozo - June 15

Florida (UF) - June 1 (Tax); April 30 (Environmental & Land Use Law LL.M. & Comparative Law LL.M.)

Loyola (Chicago)


LL.M. in Taxation - July 1

LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution  - July 1
LL.M. in Business and Corporate Governance Law - July 1
LL.M. in Child and Family Law -  July 1 
LL.M. in Health Law -  July 1
LL.M. in Health Law (Online) - August 1
LL.M. in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) -  Rolling


Houston - March 1

UC Hastings - May 1

Loyola (Los Angeles) - February 1

Chapman - April 15 (2012 deadline)

Vanderbilt - April 30

Texas (UT) - February 1 (for priority consideration)

University of Washington - February 1 (international); June 1 (domestic - IP) / July 1 (domestic - taxation)

Brooklyn Law School - December 1 (early action); February 1 (regular review); accepted until June 30

Tufts University - Fletcher - November 15 (early notification); January 10 (regular); March 1 ("late deadline")

UC Davis - January 10 (encouraged); applications accepted until August 15

Duke - January 20

John Marshall School of Law (Chicago) - August 10

University of Alabama - May 1

Florida Coastal - Rolling

Temple University - March 15

Penn State University - Rolling

University of Hawaii - April 1 (later applications considered if space is available)

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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