Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Applicants must submit the online application and all supporting materials by the appropriate deadline. It is strongly recommended (though not a requirement) that supporting materials be received at LSAC two weeks before the application deadline. No guarantees can be made concerning applications submitted, or materials received by LSAC, after the respective deadline; such applications may be returned unprocessed.

Full-time LLM Program

Applicants with Foreign Education Credentials

  •  December 20, 2019

Prospective students who received their legal education outside of the United States must apply by December 20 for Fall 2020 entry (August).

Applicants with Domestic Education Credentials

As we all confront the challenges that arise from the novel coronavirus, we recognize that candidates who had not previously planned to apply this year may wish to submit an application. Therefore, the Committee on Graduate Admissions has extended the deadline to June 1, 2020, for US JDs who wish to apply to our full-time LLM programs beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

  •  LLM in Legal Theory: February 3, 2020
  •  LLM in Taxation:
     o February 3, 2020 (priority scholarship deadline)
     o April 1, 2020
  •  All other programs: April 1, 2020

Prospective students who received their legal education in the US or Puerto Rico, and those who completed both a foreign law degree and a US JD, must apply by the extended deadline for Fall 2020 entry. 

Part-time Programs

  •  Spring 2020 Entry: November 1, 2019
  •  Fall 2020 Entry: June 1, 2020

LLM applicants with foreign education credentials must apply for part-time entry in the fall because preliminary required courses are offered in August only. The application for Fall 2020 entry becomes available in January.

Foreign citizens should apply to a part-time program only if they do not require New York University to sponsor a student visa. 

JSD Program

  •  February 3, 2020

Prospective doctoral students must electronically attach both the JSD Sample Research Paper and JSD Proposal of Study in order to submit the online application on or before the deadline. Late submission of proposals, or revisions to proposals, are not permitted.