Yale University

LL.M. On Campus
12 months
63878 USD/year
63878 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Law School at International and Development Economics at Yale University admits a limited number of graduate students each year to pursue one year of full-time study leading to the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). Admission is generally open only to those committed to a career in teaching law.


No uniform course of study is prescribed for Law at International and Development Economics candidates; courses are elective, and students tailor their studies to their own interests. 

Learning outcomes

Subject to meeting degree requirements, each LL.M. candidate is invited to use the resources of the Law School in whatever program of study will best prepare that individual for a career in research and teaching.

Students at Yale University enjoy small class sizes, the camaraderie of many international and J.D. students, and a close relationship with the Yale Law School faculty. While small—the Law School typically enrolls between 22 and 25 LL.M. students each year—the LL.M. program at Yale Law School is truly global in its reach. Over the past four years, our LL.M. students have come from over 30 different countries.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Procedure
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Advocacy for Children and Youth
  • Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Advanced Deals Workshop: Public Company M&A

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Before applying to the Yale Law School LL.M. program, please review our eligibility requirements below:

  • Applicants for the LL.M. program must have completed their law degree at an accredited U.S. law school or a non-U.S. law school with substantially equivalent standards, and must have a strong record of academic accomplishment.
  • Some professional or law teaching experience following completion of the first professional degree is encouraged.
  • Admission is ordinarily not available to students who have obtained or are pursuing an LL.M. or an equivalent degree from another law school in the United States.
  • Admission is generally available only to individuals planning careers in law teaching and scholarship.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    63878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 63878 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    63878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 63878 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Yale University


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