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. Applicants for Spring entry must make every effort to have complete materials received and processed at LSAC such that we receive their law school report within days of the deadline; for Fall entry, materials that arrive to LSAC by the deadline are considered on-time.  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

  • Spring 2021 Entry: September 2, 2020
  • Fall 2021 Entry: December 21, 2020

Prospective students who received their legal education outside of the United States must apply by the above deadlines. The application for Fall 2021 entry will become available by August 2020.

Applicants with Domestic Education Credentials

  • Spring 2021 Entry: September 2, 2020
  • Fall 2021 Entry
    • February 1, 2021 (priority scholarship deadline)
    • April 1, 2021 (final)

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 above deadlines. The application for Fall 2021 entry will become available by August 2020.

Part-time Programs

  • Spring 2021 Entry: November 2, 2020
  • Fall 2021 Entry: June 1, 2021

The application for Fall 2021 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

  • April 15, 2021

The application for Fall 2021 entry will become available by August 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.