Communications

Law School Nomenclature

Listed below are guidelines (in order of preference) for referring to New York University School of Law in text for publication in print (brochures, invitations, posters, the Law School Magazine, etc.) and on the Web site.

Updated as of June 1, 2009.


New York University School of Law
or
NYU School of Law

When to use:

  • The name is used for the first time in text. Either "New York University School of Law" or "NYU School of Law" is acceptable.
  • Reference is made to our school and NOT to the University.


NYU Law
or
Law School

When to use:

  • In subsequent references to the school, where it is clear that "Law School" refers to the NYU School of Law and not to another law school or university.
  • Never use as the sole reference to the school. The context of the copy and the need for variety in language will guide which usage is appropriate and readable.
  • Avoid using in an invitation, program, or publication where formality is preferred.


New York University/University/NYU

When to use:

  • Reference is made solely to New York University.
  • Reference is made to New York University as opposed to the Law School.


When not to use:

  • Avoid using NYU preceding the name of specific NYU and Law School programs, centers, etc. The context of the sentence or preceding paragraphs should establish that the programs are either part of the Law School or part of the University.

    Example:
    The Hauser Global Law School Program brings together faculty and students from around the world.

    Not
    NYU School of Law's Hauser Global Law School Program brings together faculty and students from around the world.
    Or
    NYU's Hauser Global Law School Program brings together faculty and students from around the world.
  • The use of NYU alone is generally discouraged where our school is referenced frequently. (This is done to avoid confusion.)

Incorrect Usages

  • NYU (when referring solely to the Law School)
  • SOL (do not abbreviate School of Law)
  • New York University Law School
  • NYU Law School
  • the school
  • the School
  • Law school
  • law School
  • school of law

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