Academics and Pathways

At NYU Law, academics are about more than just coursework; they are about interdisciplinary intellectual dialogue, first-hand lawyering and clinical experiences—and always, a global approach to training the leaders of tomorrow.

Areas of Study

To get a sense of some of our academic specialties and the first-rate faculty that teach themas well as the many centers, colloquia, lectures and student organizations that underscore themexplore the Areas of Study section. There you can learn about what we offer in Business, Constitutional, Criminal, Environmental, Intellectual Property and Antitrust, International, Labor and Employment, Procedure, and Tax Law. You can find out about our outstanding Clinical and Interdisciplinary programs, too.

Professional Pathways

Some of these sections also offer Professional Pathwayscurricular advice on how to best prepare for career in a particular area such as Civil Litigation, Criminal Practice, Global Legal Practice, Intellectual Property and Information Law, Law and Business, and Tax. Of course, these are just a few of the practice areas open to our students. We support students who are interested pursuing all kinds of employment after law school, including judicial clerkships and careers in law or accounting firms, corporations, public interest organizations, government or academia.

Graduate Programs

NYU Law also offers many graduate degree programs; to find out more about our nine LLM programs as well as a JSD program, go to our LLM and JSD Prospective Students page.