A Tradition of Innovation
NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with more than 100 faculty, 300 courses, 16 areas of study, over 30 centers, and over 80 student organizations.
The Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education, regularly launching initiatives to assure that our graduates are practice-ready for today's world. Recent examples include NYU Law Abroad and our Washington, DC-based Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.
To hear students and recent alumni talk about their NYU Law experiences, visit our multimedia project, "The View from Washington Square."
A Brief History of NYU Law
Women are admitted for the first time.
The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program is founded.
Our integrated clinical curriculum is established.
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program begins.
The Hauser Global Law School Program is founded.
PILC Summer Funding begins.
1L electives are introduced to give students a head start in pursuing specific interests.
The Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business is formed.
New academic initiatives are announced, including NYU Law Abroad.
The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement launches.
The NYU Law Strategic Plan is introduced.
The Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies is founded.