Since Cardozo began offering a Master of Laws program in 1998, nearly 700 people have earned a Cardozo LL.M. Here are some of the reasons why.

A flexible, varied, and challenging curriculum
Four programs for diverse interests:

  • The Comparative and Legal Thought LL.M. is a unique program that capitalizes on Cardozo’s strengths in legal theory, philosophy, jurisprudence, law and literature, religion, and comparative constitutionalism, enabling students to design their own curriculum to match individual goals and interests.
  • The Dispute Resolution and Advocacy LL.M. trains future dispute resolution leaders in domestic and international arenas.
  • The General Studies LL.M is distinctive in its flexibility and breadth of offerings.
  • The Intellectual Property Law LL.M. is the capstone of Cardozo’s IP program, ranked 5th place nationally and first in New York City.


A vibrant community of students, faculty, staff and alumni

Cardozo’s LL.M. program boasts a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Each year, approximately 75 students begin LL.M. studies at Cardozo, joining over 1,100 diverse and dynamic J.D. candidates. Cardozo’s faculty is extraordinary—prolific, accessible and defining the cutting edge of legal research and education. The entire alumni community is available to Cardozo LL.M. students as mentors as well as for networking and career advice.

Immersed in a supportive environment characterized by personal attention, LL.M. students enjoy targeted lectures and events, a buddy system matching incoming with current students, a graduate law society, and an administrative staff dedicated to addressing the special concerns of graduate students.

As members of the Cardozo community, our graduate students develop personal and professional bonds with colleagues around the world that will last a lifetime.


An unparalleled setting
Cardozo School of Law boasts beautiful, modern facilities, including the Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg Center for Student Life, the Alabama residence hall, technologically-enhanced classrooms, and a state-of-the-art library with 540,000 print and electronic resources.

Situated between historic Greenwich Village and bustling Union Square, Cardozo’s location provides easy access to some of the world’s best restaurants, nightlife, theater and art. We are also able to take advantage of New York City’s unique concentration of prominent practicing lawyers to deliver to our students a wealth of law-related activities and opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

We invite you to learn more about us and the opportunities we offer you to further your legal career. Our Office of Admissions is available to help you with every stage of your application process. Please let us know if you have additional questions about how our LL.M. program can meet your academic interests and professional goals. We hope to see you soon at Cardozo.