NYU School of Law is committed to enrolling a student body from a broad spectrum of society, with the strongest combination of qualifications and the greatest potential to contribute to the diversity and dynamism of the Law School community.
The admissions process is highly selective. Students are admitted to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program only on a full-time basis and only for the fall semester. Applicants must be at least eighteen years old and hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be eligible to enroll in the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program.
The Law School allows students who have completed the first year of study at other U.S. law schools to apply to transfer to NYU School of Law; law students from other U.S. law schools who have completed the first two years of study may apply to visit during their third years as visiting/non-matriculating students.
NYU Law's Graduate Division is among the largest and most intellectually diverse of its kind in the nation. The Law School’s graduate students come from around the world, participate actively in the intellectual and social life of our dynamic community, and benefit greatly from our faculty’s commitment to teaching and pioneering research in almost any area of law.
Our students, both U.S. and foreign-trained lawyers, can choose among several paths, including the Master of Laws (LL.M.), the Executive LL.M. in Taxation, the Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.), and advanced professional certificates. Explore our programs to learn about exciting opportunities for graduate study in New York, Singapore and online.
Applicants must have completed a first degree in law in order to be eligible to enroll in the Graduate Division.