Transform Your Legal Career With an LL.M. in New York City

Cardozo School of Law provides you with in-depth knowledge, unparalleled experience, and the opportunity to specialize as you learn from top professionals in the legal field.

Join our 15,000+ member global alumni network.

Our LL.M. alumni provide mentorship, connections, and job opportunities for our students—in New York, across the U.S., and around the world. Cardozo is well-respected for the excellent work done here as well as for the support and success of all of our global alumni network.

Alternative Dispute Resolution program in the country
-- U.S. News & World Report
Intellectual Property program in the country
-- U.S. News & World Report
Law school for academic impact
-- Heald & Sichelman

Pursue Advanced Study of the Law with Top-Rated Faculty

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Cardozo Law provides you with in-depth knowledge, unparalleled experience, and the opportunity to specialize as you learn from top professionals in the legal field. And you’ll be in New York City, with exposure to some of the best legal minds, in one of the largest and most dynamic legal markets in the world.

Whether you are an American lawyer seeking to advance your career by developing a specialization, or an international attorney looking to expand your client base by becoming a lawyer in New York, and sitting for the U.S. bar exam, you’ll be ready to lead with a legal education from Cardozo.


"The skills I learned during my time at Cardozo still prove to be of tremendous value in my day-to-day work life. It helps me understand where my clients or the other parties in contract negotiations are coming from and allows me to explain the differences of their legal system and understanding to the German legal system."

Kathrin Gack ’08, LL.M.
Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Germany


Specialize Your Study

Take advantage of 4 specialty programs to focus your study.

  • Intellectual Property
  • Dispute Resolution and Advocacy
  • Comparative Legal Thought
  • General Studies LL.M.

Student Support

You’ll be among the 60 students from more than 30 countries who join our class each year.

  • Receive unparalleled, individualized attention from our caring faculty, staff, and student advisors.
  • Meet specialization requirements and requirements for the New York Bar.
  • Get access to externships and field clinics, and build your resume with skills that will propel your career forward.

Why choose Cardozo School of Law?


Learn from Expert Faculty

Cardozo’s faculty are known as top scholars and practitioners in their fields. They are open and extremely accessible to our students, fostering a rich, caring and vibrant intellectual life for the community.


Experience New York

Our prime NYC location and excellent reputation in the legal community enable Cardozo School of Law to offer vast and innovative practical and experiential learning opportunities to all of our students.


Invest in Your Future

Lawyers with expertise in the American legal system are in-demand globally. With a Cardozo LL.M., you will learn from the most experienced leaders in the field. Earning an LL.M. from Cardozo will prepare you to manage your organization’s most important legal and regulatory issues.

Don't Put Your Dreams on Hold!