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Graduate Admissions

Explore degree paths that will help you deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspective, and advance your career.

Columbia Law School’s graduate degree options (LL.M., Executive LL.M., and J.S.D.) provide lawyers from around the world with unparalleled opportunities to achieve their academic and career goals. Develop insight into the American legal system, transform your global business law practice, or pursue a distinguished career in legal scholarship.

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Which LL.M. Is Right for You?

Learn about our programs, and decide which suits you.

 

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LL.M.

Challenge yourself. Broaden your perspective and your network. Rediscover the law and your future in the legal profession.

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Executive LL.M.

Join a program as agile and ambitious as you are. Advance academically while staying connected professionally.

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J.S.D.

Join a community of individuals who share your passion for the law and engage the resources of a world-class university to establish a career in legal academia.

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Inside the Executive LL.M. Program

Watch students discuss the true value of the accelerated Executive LL.M. program, which is designed to be responsive to the rapidly changing landscape of business law and to minimize time away from home and work.

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Executive LL.M. Alumni

14

countries

10

native languages spoken

5

continents

12.8

years average work experience

LL.M. Class of 2020

300

students

53

jurisdictions represented

40

native languages

23

Fulbright and other competitive external scholarship awardees

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