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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. Most recently, we launched initiatives to assure that our graduates are practice-ready for today's world. Highlights include: NYU Law Abroad; our Washington, DC-based Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic;  and our Leadership & Financial Literacy program.

To hear students and recent alumni talk about their NYU Law experiences, visit in our multimedia project, "The View from Washington Square."

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Public Service

NYU Law is a pacesetter in Public Service. The Law School offers 39 clinics, and guarantees summer funding for 1Ls and 2Ls working in government and nonprofit organizations. Read More

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Global Opportunities

A leader in international law, NYU Law is home to the Hauser Global Law School Program and now offers NYU Law Abroad for 3Ls in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai. Read More


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Law and Business

The Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business offers training tailored to students seeking legal education as a background for top positions in business. Read more

A Brief History of NYU Law

Women are admitted for the first time.

The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program, our flagship public interest 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.

Wilf Hall, home to many of our over 30 centers, opens.

New academic initiatives are announced, including a study-abroad program designed and managed by NYU Law.

The full-tuition Furman Public Policy Scholarship is established.

The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement launches.