Master of Laws (LLM) Application
- 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. While we do not require official transcripts at the time of application, you may send any official transcripts to Cornell Tech admissions electronically to email@example.com 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Cornell Tech requires that transcripts from colleges and universities outside the U.S. and Canada undergo a course-by-course analysis by an expert academic credential evaluator in the United States. Students are responsible for paying all fees for such evaluations and making arrangements with the credential evaluation company to send and receive their documents. Cornell Tech will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), SpanTran, or any NACES organization member. If you are using the service of a credential evaluator that has the capability to send the credentials evaluation electronically, please instruct them to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: The admissions committee requires this evaluation prior to reviewing your application for an admissions decision.
- TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (international applicants only): If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the US, Canada (other than Quebec), UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand or have not studied full-time for at least two consecutive years at a college or university in one of these countries, 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 700 words or less, please describe your reasons, qualifications and goals for applying for the Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Please specifically address the following points (if applicable):
- Your academic, professional and legal experience, including especially any experience with technology law
- Your entrepreneurship experience, including either any startup or business experience of your own, or experience advising entrepreneurs or startups
- What you would contribute to the broader Cornell Tech community?
- How you believe this program and degree would help you further your career goals.
- Letters of Recommendation: In each recommendation form or letter of no more than 700 words, your recommenders 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. One or both recommendation form or 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. The second recommendation may come from a professor or other academic who has had the opportunity to see your work such as a club advisor, coach, or clinic instructor. Two letters are required, but you may submit an additional letter if you believe it strengthens 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 most 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.
Priority Deadline Date: December 15, 2022 at 11:59 AM EST
Round 2 Deadline: March 1, 2023 at 11:59 AM EST
Rolling Deadline: May 1, 2023 at 11:59 AM 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 2 deadline will be considered on a rolling basis until May 1 at 11:59 am 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. Merit-based aid is determined by a holistic review of all the applicants’ credentials at the time of their admission. All admitted students who are not fully sponsored and who check the Merit Scholarship box in the application 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.
Pipeline Program Participation
Cornell Tech is pleased to offer application fee waivers to qualified participants of programs designed to provide educational and/or career support to students from historically underrepresented identities.
If you are an administrator or a participant of a program not listed below, you may request that we consider adding the program to our list of programs eligible for an application fee waiver for its participants by writing to email@example.com, provided the program’s mission explicitly aligns with Cornell Tech’s intentionally inclusive diversity mission and demonstrates a clear intent for students to enter a professional or research-based master’s program.
Fee waivers are available to participants of the following programs:
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Annual Ivy Plus University of Puerto Rico Event
American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minorities in the Economics Profession Mentoring Program (CSMGEP: Mentoring Program)
American Economic Association Summer Training Program (AEASP)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Association Computing Machinery Women Council (ACM-W)
Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)
Big 10 Grad Expo at Purdue University
Black in AI
Black Doctoral Network (BDN)
Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates
Cientifico Latino Graduate School Mentorship Program
Center for Bright Beams Summer Program (CBB)
CCMR NSF PREM
CCMR Summer REU Program at Cornell
CLASSE Summer REU Program at Cornell
CLASSE Summer Research for Community College Students (SRCCS)
CNF/ NNIN REU Program at Cornell
Columbia University Bridge to the PhD Program
Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend (DPW)
Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School
Cornell Summer Math Institute (CSMI)
Cornell Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
CU Integrated Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) Visitation
The CUNY Pipeline Program
EDGE Program: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education
ENGINE (engineering name exchange)
Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate) Alliance
Florida A&M Graduate Feeder Conference
Gates Millennium Scholars
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
Grace Hopper Celebration
HSI Pathways to the Professoriate: Cal State- Northridge, FIU, UTexas- El Paso, NYU, UC-Berkeley, UPenn, Northwestern, UC-Davis
Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS Annual Conference)
Laureates & Leaders Program at MIT
Learn IT, Girl Fellowship
LXAI (Latinx in AI members only)
The Leadership Alliance
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Undergraduates (LSAMP)
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)
Mathematics Summer REU Program at Cornell
Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering & Sciences (MENTORES)
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
National Name Exchange
National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
National Society fo Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
Ohio State University- Research Internship for Young Academics Program (OSU-RIYA)
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
Out for Undergrad (O4U)
Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)
Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School (PLUSS)
Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SoNIC Summer Workshop
Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy (SIPP)
Summer Mathematics Institute at Cornell
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
Summer Program for Women in Philosophy (SPWP)
Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUnRiSE)
Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
The Sadie Collective
Univ. of Arizona Summer Undergraduate Program for Engaging w/ Research (SUPER)
University of Michigan Building Bridges to the Doctorate Program
West Virginia University Summer Law Institute
Williams Math Summer Research Program
Women and Mathematics Program (WAM)