Master of Laws (LLM) Application
Application Requirements and Deadlines
The 2020-2021 application for the Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship will open in August. Please check this website then for more details.
- Online Application: Please submit a completed Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship online application. Please note that this application is separate from other Cornell Law School programs, and our applications are not transferable. Cornell Tech is not on LSAC.
- Academic Records or Transcripts: Please provide copies of your academic records from each previously attended university and proof of graduation from a Bachelor’s program (if this is not indicated on the transcript). You must have a degree in law in order to be eligible for the program. For academic records that are not in English, you must also provide a certified English translation. While we do not require official transcripts at the time of application, you may send any official transcripts to Cornell Tech admissions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to Cornell Tech Admissions, Cornell Tech, 2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044 USA. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the academic institution.
- TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (international applicants only): If your first language is not English, you must submit a valid TOEFL (minimum 100) or IELTS (minimum 7.0 overall band) score. To see if you qualify for an English test waiver, please read Cornell Law School’s Application Requirements. If you have any questions about the English language waiver or would like to confirm whether or not you qualify, please contact Cornell Tech Admissions at email@example.com. While we do not require official score reports at the time of application, you may report your official TOEFL through testing code 2098 or official IELTS through the e-download account “Cornell University Cornell Tech.”
- Resume: Your resume must list your professional history (with dates of employment), academic background (with dates of attendance and graduation), and any skills or activities that are relevant for your admission to this program. Please limit your resume to 2 pages in length.
- Personal Statement: In an essay that is 500-700 words in length, please answer the questions below:
- Why are you applying to the Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship?
- Why do you believe your current professional experience and academic background make you well-suited to a one-year, tech-focused LLM at this point in your career?
- What specific skills or competencies are you hoping to acquire in the Cornell Tech LLM?
- What would you uniquely contribute to the program and to Cornell Tech?
- Describe your short- and long-term career goals and why you believe this program will help you attain them.
- Letter of Recommendation: In a letter of no more than 700 words, your recommender should speak to your academic and interpersonal abilities, technical aptitude and/or professional experiences in tech, your experience working on teams, and any areas of improvement. Your letter of recommendation should come from a current or former manager, supervisor, or someone who has worked with you in a professional capacity. We advise that you do not choose clients, co-founders, or colleagues to write your recommendation. Only one letter is required, but you may submit an additional letter if you believe it strengths your candidacy for the program.
- Application Fee: A nonrefundable $95 application fee is required in order to submit your application.
If you have any questions about the application or application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: For foreign-trained students, the Cornell Tech LLM will not by itself qualify graduates to sit for the New York State bar examination. Please note that these requirements vary according to your background and the current bar examination requirements, so we cannot counsel applicants prior to their admittance into the program.
Round 1: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Round 2: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Round 3: Friday, January 17, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Round 4: Friday, March 6, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
- Applications must be complete – including letter(s) of recommendation – and submitted prior to a round deadline in order to be considered for that round.
- Applications received after the round deadline will be moved to the following round.
- Applications received after the Round 4 deadline will be considered on a rolling basis until Thursday, April 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
- Applicants who have submitted a completed application prior to a round deadline will receive an update regarding their application status 5-7 weeks following the round deadline.
All finalists will be invited for a 60-minute video interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.
Candidates will receive two case studies prior to interviewing that must be presented as part of their admission interview.
Cornell Tech offers scholarship aid to a limited number of master’s degree students each year. All scholarships at Cornell Tech are merit-based and determined by review of an applicant’s credentials at the time of their admission. All admitted students who are not fully sponsored are considered – no additional application is needed.
While it is not possible for Cornell Tech to offer full-tuition funding for master’s students, merit scholarships may cover a significant portion of tuition costs. Please note that scholarships cannot be applied to housing or costs other than tuition.
Need-based financial aid is not available from Cornell Tech, but students who are qualified for federal loans may refer to Cornell Law School’s Financial Aid FAQ for more information about financing their degree.
For more information about the cost of attendance, please refer to our Tuition & Fees.