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Application Process

Your journey to the Executive LL.M. Global Business Law starts here.

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Columbia Law School strives to admit students to the Executive LL.M. program who offer diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and interests, and who share a commitment to excellence.  We look for evidence of that commitment in areas including your professional accomplishments, academic records, and community engagement. Learn more about the application process below.


To be eligible for application to the Executive LL.M. program, you should have:

  • A first degree in law (a degree in a field other than law, even if followed by a master’s degree in law, generally does not suffice for admission).
  • A minimum of five years of work experience post-first law degree graduation.
  • A stellar academic record, as demonstrated by graduation with honors from all post-secondary education institutions.
  • Minimum scores on the TOEFL iBT—105 overall score, with a minimum of 26 on Reading and Listening and 24 on the Speaking and Writing sections. 

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