Graduate Admissions

Hauser and Vanderbilt Scholarships, and Dean's Graduate Awards

With the exception of the Hauser Scholarship, all admitted LLM students are automatically considered for the scholarships for which they are eligible on the basis of their admissions application; no additional application materials are required. Prospective students who apply for the Hauser Scholarship must indicate their interest in being considered on the application form and electronically attach to their online application an additional required essay.

Admitted students selected to receive one of these merit-based awards will be notified at the time of admission. All recipients will be recognized in many ways; special workshops, lunches, and other social activities, as well as personalized attention from the faculty are all part of the award.

Hauser Global Scholars Program
The Hauser Global Scholarship is the most prestigious honor awarded to exceptional LLM students. This merit-based scholarship provides full tuition and reasonable living expenses, such as rent, the cost of textbooks, and other study materials.

The Hauser Global Scholars reflect the breadth, diversity, and achievement of NYU School of Law’s graduate student body. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellectual and leadership ability and their capacity to participate productively in a global community of scholars and practitioners.

Hauser Global Scholar candidates must be graduates of a law school outside of the United States.

In addition to completing the application for admission to the full-time LLM program (including a personal statement), candidates must electronically attach to their online application an essay of 500 to 750 words that briefly describes a current legal dilemma, controversy, or issue facing a country, a region, or the world, and suggests a strategy to address the problem.

Candidates who are not awarded Hauser Global Scholarship will automatically be reviewed for other scholarships for which they are eligible.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships
The Committee on Graduate Admissions will award a limited number of merit-based, full-tuition Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships.

Covering the cost of tuition for the full-time master’s degree programs, the Vanderbilt Scholarship is awarded to a select group of extraordinarily talented LLM candidates who have demonstrated outstanding academic promise and/or achievement in their respective field(s) of interest.

Dean’s Graduate Awards
The Committee offers merit-based awards in varying amounts to full-time master’s students who have demonstrated significant academic promise and/or achievement in their respective fields.