Graduate Affairs For LLM and Exchange Students

Post-LLM Degree Study

With respect to post-degree (LLM) study, students must choose one of the following options:
 

Additional Classes or Auditing Online Classes

During any given academic year (which runs from Fall semester in one calendar year through the Summer session of the following calendar year), a student who has been awarded the LLM degree by New York University may take a maximum of three additional courses (which will appear on the transcript) without becoming a candidate for another degree. Such a student must submit a Post-LLM Degree Study Request form to the Office of Records and Registration for permission to register, and must make payment and fulfill all of the requirements for each course, including the taking of in-class examinations via Exam Soft, the submission of required papers, and THES for take-home exams. Failure to satisfy course requirements will result in the denial of subsequent registration. Students will not be permitted to enroll in courses beyond the above three-course limit under this option.

Students who wish to take a larger number of courses must pursue a second LLM degree. Students who have been awarded the LLM degree by New York University may, alternatively, register to audit an unlimited number of our online courses. Student auditors will be charged tuition per credit. Student auditors will be given access to the course blackboard sites and can watch videos of the classes as they are posted to the site, but do not take the final exam. Students who wish to audit an online course should submit a Post-LLM Degree Study Request form to the Office of Records and Registration, indicating on the face of such form "ENROLL AS AUDITOR."

Students who are enrolled in post-degree study as well as auditors in online courses shall be treated as part-time graduate students for registration and tuition purposes. International students on F-1 visas must be in a valid immigration status to remain in the US for Post-LLM Degree Study. Students should consult with the OGS before pursuing this option if there is any question about their legal status in the US beyond the LLM degree.
 

A Second LLM Degree

Students who have obtained an LLM degree at NYU School of Law and who wish to matriculate for a second degree in an LLM program must apply and be admitted by the Committee on Graduate Admissions. Admitted students who already have an LLM from NYU School of Law can obtain a second LLM degree by successfully completing the in-field credits required in that specialty and a total of no less than 21 credits. For a second LLM degree, tuition will be charged at a flat rate. International students in F-1 status  must be in a valid immigration status to remain in the US for Post LLM Degree Study.  Students may consult with the OGS before pursuing this option if there is any question about their legal status in the US beyond the LLM degree.
 

JSD

The JSD Program at NYU aims to provide intense training in academic research in order to enable those intending to pursue a career in academia to produce first-class scholarship and secure teaching positions in the US and around the world. Only a small number of applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic promise are admitted to the JSD Program. For complete information please visit the JSD section of the NYU Law website.