About NYU Law


A Tradition of Innovation

NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with 103 faculty, 329 courses, 11 areas of study, 31 centers, and 85 student organizations.

The Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education, often serving as a model for other schools. 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; Professional Pathways, which help make students highly competitive in the job market in their field of interest; and our new Leadership & Financial Literacy program.


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

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

 

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

1890
Women are admitted for the first time, 60 years before Harvard Law.

1951
The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program, our flagship public interest program, is founded.

1981
Our unparalleled clinical and advocacy program is launched.

1986
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program begins. 

1995
The Hauser Global Law School Program is founded.

2000
NYU Law is the first American law school to place clerks at the International Court of Justice.

2003
PILC Summer Funding begins. In 2014, 422 students were funded to work in public interest and government in 29 countries.

2006
1L electives are introduced to give students a head start in pursuing specific interests.

2010
Wilf Hall, home to many of our 31 centers, opens.

2012
New academic initiatives are announced, including a study-abroad program designed and managed by NYU Law.