Syracuse University: College of Law

Syracuse University College of Law

Syracuse University College of Law is part of the 200-acre main Syracuse University campus. Syracuse is located in the center of New York State, easily accessible to major cities such as Boston, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Toronto.

Students in the LL.M. program may enroll in either the fall semester and may complete their program over the course of 2 or 3 semesters. LL.M. students enroll in courses to teach the foundations of the American legal system and are fully-immersed in the College of Law community, taking their elective courses alongside our J.D. students. The College offers more than 100 courses in substantive legal topics as well as specializations including Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization Law; International & Comparative Disability Law; International Business Transactions, Corporate, & Commercial Law; International Human Rights Law & International Criminal Practice & Procedure and National Security & Counterterrorism Law.

The LL.M. Admissions Committee offers conditional admission to applicants who require additional English-language instruction at Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) before starting the LL.M. program. While no TOEFL/IELTS score is required for admission, candidates must be proficient in English and are recommended to demonstrate the equivalency of a 90 TOEFL score or a 6.5 IELTS score. We encourage all students to attend the 6-week intensive summer program ‘English for Lawyers, offered by Syracuse University’s English Language Institute.

Syracuse Law offers LL.M. Merit Scholarships to select candidates. These scholarships typically range in amount between 10% - 60% of LL.M. program tuition.

The College of Law offers an accelerated two-year J.D. program open to individuals with an undergraduate degree in law (i.e., Bachelor of Laws or LL.B. degree) from a foreign legal education institution. Candidates will be able to transfer up to 29 course credits to satisfy one-third of the College’s requirements for a J.D. degree.

Relative to housing, Campus West is only steps away from the law school and offers students fully-furnished apartments, free Internet, study lounges, a fitness center, and more.

Read more about our LL.M. program or start your application now via our online application process. Hear what students are saying about the Syracuse Law LL.M. Program here.

Contact Information
Syracuse University College of Law
Office of International Programs
Suite 217 Dineen Hall
950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-6070
Phone: (315) 443-1962
Fax: (315) 443-9568

Andrew S. Horsfall
Assistant Dean of International Programs
P: 011 + 1+ 315 443 1962
F: 011 + 1+ 315 443 9568


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