Why NYU Law

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With more than 1,800 JD and LLM students, 329 courses, and 103 full-time faculty, there's a lot to take in at NYU Law. Here is a quick introduction to some of the features that make NYU Law distinctive.

A Tradition of Innovation

A pacesetter in legal education,the Law School was singled out in a highly influential study of legal education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “laboratory for the testing of theories about how to best train legal professionals who are at once scholarly, competent, and ethically committed.”

Faculty Who Make a Difference

NYU Law faculty have won numerous awards and received widespread recognition for expertise in diverse fields. Distinguished judges, practitioners, and policymakers also teach classes. More than 30 centers encourage the exchange of ideas, and there are more than 80 student organizations.

Global Programs

NYU is the first truly global law school. Our international program is unparalleled depth and reach.

Law and Business

We offer innovative programs to train the next generation of students who seek a legal education as a background for top positions in business.

Public Service

NYU Law’s goal is for all graduates to incorporate public service into their careers. To that end, we have built the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation.

A Community that Cultivates Leaders

Leadership skills are in high demand in the legal profession, and at NYU Law we are uniquely committed to providing opportunities to develop and nourish those skills.