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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 56.2k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 56.2k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 June 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 490pts.

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    With one of the strongest intellectual property law programs in the United States, Cardozo gives graduates of its LL.M. in Intellectual Property (IP) an invaluable edge in their understanding of this complex, dynamic, and increasingly important field.  With its breadth and depth of courses, speakers, and symposia and its prestigious and dedicated group of full-time and expert adjunct faculty, Cardozo’s LL.M. in IP Law leads to a genuine mastery of the field that simply cannot be attained as part of the J.D. program at any law school.

    • Twenty-four (24) credit minimum overall
    • Fourteen (14) credits minimum of IP coursework 
    • Graduates of foreign law schools must also take Introduction to US Law, and two semesters of advanced workshop in legal research and writing


    • Adv Antitrust (3) or Antitrust & IP (2)
    • Art Law (2)
    • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Patents (2)
    • Communications Law (2)
    • Copyright, Advanced Topics (2)
    • Copyright in the Music Industry (2)
    • Cultural Heritage (2)
    • Cultural Property (2)
    • Cyberlaw (2 or 3)
    • Entertainment and Media Law (2)
    • Fashion Law (2)
    • First Amendment (3)
    • First Amendment Theory (2)
    • Holocaust Claims Restitution Clinic (1)
    • Independent Film Clinic (3)
    • Int’l Business and Transactional Law (2)
    • International Communications (2)
    • International Intellectual Property Topics (2)
    • Intellectual Property and Globalization (2)
    • IP & Information Law Colloquium (2)
    • International Copyright (2)
    • International IP Topics (2)
    • International Trade (2 or 3)
    • International Trademark (1)
    • Internet Law I (2) 
    • Internet Law II (2)
    • IP Business and Transactional Law (2)
    • Law of Surveillance (2)
    • Music/Copyright and the Intervention of Superior Rights (2)
    • Patent Law, Advanced (2)
    • Patent Law Practice (2)
    • Patent Litigation (3)
    • Patent Practicum (2)
    • Sports Law (2)
    • Technology Licensing Agreements (2)
    • Technology Policy Seminar
    • Transactions Involving Patent Rights
    • *IP Externship  (1)
    • *Graded Independent Research (1‐2)
    • *LL.M. Thesis (3)

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    • You must hold a first degree in law (JD, LLB, or an equivalent degree) from a foreign law faculty.
    • If you do NOT hold a first degree in law, you must be licensed to practice in your home country or have passed the national bar exam, and have significant professional experience.
    • You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university or its equivalent and a first degree in law from an ABA-approved law school.
    • Application.  

You are strongly encouraged to submit the LLM application electronically (including the application form, application fee, resume, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and transcripts) using the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS).  Paper materials and updates will require additional processing by our staff and will delay the review of your application by the Admissions Committee.
    • $50 Application fee. If you are applying through LSAC LLM CAS, you will submit your fee online by credit card when you complete your online application. 
    • Resume/curriculum vitae.  

Information should be current to the date of application. 
    • Personal statement.  

Limited to two (2) typed, double-spaced pages.  The statement should describe your reasons for pursuing an LLM degree and include any information you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in making its decision. 
    • Two letters of recommendation. 

Letters may be written by law school professors, and employers or colleagues whose supervisory positions permit informed evaluations of your qualifications. Letters should be submitted through the LLM CAS.  Hard copies with original signatures may be sent directly to the Office of Admissions if you do not register with LLM CAS.  Xeroxed or scanned letters, unsigned letters, or emailed recommendations will not be accepted.
    • Official transcript of law degree and any other degrees earned from any college, university, graduate school, or professional school.  

The transcript should be an official record from the academic institution, clearly indicating the dates of attendance, the courses taken, the grades received, and the degree conferred.  Transcripts should be submitted through the LLM CAS.
    • Official transcript of coursework (one semester or more) completed at any college, university, graduate school, or professional school. 

The transcript should be an official record from the academic institution, clearly indicating the dates of attendance, the courses taken, and the grades received.
    • Credential evaluation.  

International applicants are strongly encouraged to use the LLM CAS International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.  Evaluations provide the Admissions Committee with your US grade equivalency and facilitate the review process.  
    • TOEFL: 100
    • IELTS: 7.0 Overall Band Score


    • The Dean's Merit Scholarship (for international and domestic LLMs)   
    • The Distinguished LL.M. Scholar Award (for international and domestic LLMs)   
    • The Milgat Uriel & Caroline Bauer LL.M. Scholarship 
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