About NYU Law

At a Glance

Founded: 1835 in New York City

Dean: Trevor Morrison

Academic Year Calendar: Semester

Degree Programs Offered: JD, LLM, JSD

JD Application Early Decision Deadline: November 15

JD Scholarships and Academic Scholars Program Deadline: January 1

JD Application Regular Decision Deadline: February 15

Student to Faculty Ratio: 8.9 to 1

Centers and Institutes: 31

Student-run Publications: 10

Student Organizations: 85

JD Student Body

  • JD students: 1,418
  • JD degrees awarded in 2013: 537
  • Male/female ratio:  56%/44%
  • Students of color: 28%
  • International: 5%

Fall 2014 Entering JD Class Profile

  • 453 full-time day students (no part-time or evening)
  • LSAT 75th%/50th%/25th%: 172/170/167
  • Undergraduate GPA 75th%/50th%/25th%: 3.87/3.75/3.56
  • 40 states represented
  • 35% students of color
  • 74% out of college at least one year
  • 13% out of college five or more years
  • 8% hold advanced or professional degrees

Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Tuition and fees (2013-14): $53,200
  • Room and board (2013-14): $22,396
  • Average scholarship or grant award (2012-13): $25,717*
  • Percentage of students receiving grants (2012-13): 32.6%

*Scholarship recipients are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to retain their scholarships. The Law School’s current scholarship retention rate is 100%.

Public Interest Funding

Loan Repayment Assistance Program for students pursuing careers in public service: Approximatly 18% of 2012 graduates joined LRAP, bringing the total number of participants to nearly 500 receiving almost $5 million in benefits.

Public Interest summer funding grants1Ls receive $4,500 and 2Ls receive $6,500. In summer 2013, 438 students received grants to work in the U.S. and 28 other countries.



During 2012-2013, 600 private law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, corporations, and public accounting firms visited NYU School of Law to interview students. The interviewers came from 29 states and seven foreign countries; 71% were from outside New York.

Median overall salary of the Class of 2012: $160,000 

For more information, see Employment Data for Recent Graduates.


Bar Pass Rate

More than 75 % of JD graduates take the New York State Bar Exam. The bar pass rate on this exam for 2012 was 94.82%.