Why NYU Law

3 Questions to Ask When Comparing Law Schools

There are a number of excellent law schools and finding the right one isn't always easy.  Here are a few questions that can help clarify things:

1. Does the school's location give you access to top practitioners and leaders? Studying at NYU Law puts the vast resources of one of the world’s greatest cities at your fingertips. An array of top law firms, investment banks, international organizations, government agencies, cultural enterprises, and corporate headquarters translates into unparalleled career opportunities and a steady stream of high-caliber campus visitors. 

2. Has the school's curriculum evolved with the changing job market? NYU Law is a leader in law and business, global, public interest, and clinical legal education with innovative programs that prepare students to enter the legal job market ready to succeedMore than 40,000 strong, the NYU Law alumni network is an invaluable resource both during and after your law school years. 

3. Is there a warm community committed to helping you reach your goals? The Law School fosters connections between students and faculty, who often collaborate on legal scholarship, and among students, who maintain 85 organizations and 10 journals. Our inviting Greenwich Village campus, located in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, meshes well with our strong community dynamic.  



Our Core Specialities

Students on campus

PUBLIC SERVICE programs, with guaranteed summer funding for 1Ls and 2Ls working in government and nonprofits. 

GLOBAL classes and perspectives, including specially designed NYU Law Abroad programs.

LAW & BUSINESS curriculum, emphasizing corporate and non-traditional approaches. 

My NYU Law Experience

on-Campus Housing

Two-thirds of 1Ls live in on-campus NYU Law housing.