If from the United States, applicants to the LL.M. program must have received, or expect to receive by the summer before their intended matriculation at Yale Law School, a juris doctor degree with high rank from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools or approved by the American Bar Association.
If from outside the United States, applicants must have graduated, or expect to graduate by the summer before their intended matriculation at Yale Law School, with high rank from a law school or law faculty with standards substantially equivalent to those of U.S. law schools.
Applicants must have a strong record of academic accomplishment. Additionally, some professional or law teaching experience following the completion of the first professional degree is encouraged.