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LLM Orientation

We are excited to have you join our community, and we’ll introduce you to it during the LLM Orientation. Orientation is an introduction to classmates, faculty, Deans, and other members of the law school family. In addition, you'll learn about University and Law School opportunities and resources that will pave the way for a great experience here.

There is a mandatory Check-In  for students attending Introduction to US Law  Fill This In].  The LLM Orientation will take place August 22-25 for the entire LLM class. (Activities on Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, are optional. Part-time, Executive, Certificate and MSL Tax students are welcome but not required to attend Orientation.)

Review the complete LLM Orientation Schedule. For further information on Orientation events, please scroll down.


We strongly urge students to obtain their NYU ID Card prior to the August 10 Check-In and the LLM Orientation. Your NYUCard, is the ID required to access law school and other University buildings, so once you have one, you will find it much easier to get around.

The easiest way to obtain a card is to submit a photo here, and then go pick up your card at the NYU Card Center, located at 7 Washington Place (corner of Mercer Street), Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (hours subject to change). Alternatively you can go to the NYU Card Center directly, where they can take a photo and have your card made while you wait. Visit the NYU Card Center website for more information or call (212) 443-2273, option 1.

Check-In Reception - Monday, Aug. 10

Students enrolled in Introduction to US Law are invited to a Reception on Monday, August 10, taking place from ?  p.m. in Lipton Hall, D'Agostino building, 108 West 3rd Street (between Sullivan and McDougal). This is an “open house” event - students may arrive at any time between 1:00 and 3:15 p.m. 

During the Reception, staff from the Law School will provide you with important materials, and give off-campus students an access sticker.   You will also be able to purchase tickets for the Manhattan Harbor cruise and enjoy an ongoing reception for you and your classmates with food and beverage.  We hope you will stay for a while in order to mingle with your new classmates!

For detailed information on proceedings at the Check-In Reception, please read below:

  • Materials: You will receive a packet with important material including the LLM Handbook, LLM Orientation Schedule, and Student Health Center/Insurance information.
  • Access Sticker: Students living off-campus must obtain an access sticker called “SOLL.” Affix the SOLL sticker to your NYUCard for access to Law School buildings. (Students living in NYU residence halls will be given a sticker for their NYUCard when they move into their residences.)
  • Manhattan Harbor Cruise tickets: OGA hosts an annual LLM Sunset Cruise around Manhattan harbor. The cruise will take place from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. Tickets will be $30 (OGA subsidizes the cost of the ticket). The ride includes a close-up sighting of the Statute of Liberty, food, soda, beer, wine, and a DJ. Past LLM students have deemed the cruise one of the most fun events of their LLM year.
  • Reception: The Check-In Reception is ongoing from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. with food and beverages provided. This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your new classmates.

LLM Orientation - August 22-25

The LLM Orientation will take place August 22-25. For the schedule, please click here.

During Orientation, on Sunday, August 23, you are invited to a gathering for LLM and JD students. On Monday, August 24, the Dean, Vice Deans and Faculty will address the class; the Office of Graduate Affairs will give an overview of the Law School, University, and academic opportunities and policies; and the LLM Specializations will meet with their faculty directors and enjoy a reception afterwards. On Tuesday, August 25, representatives from the NYU Law Alumni Association will join students for a hearty breakfast. There will also be opportunities to learn about the NY Bar exam, the JSD program, and more!

Introduction to US Law and Introduction to US Legal Practice

The introductory summer classes will take place from Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 21. You can find a detailed schedule and the syllabus; the syllabus includes information about the early assignment that students need to complete before the first day of classes.

Living in NYC

Many of you may have practical questions about living in New York City. We have prepared some information available in our LLM Handbook, and also available in our Local Resources guide. We hope it helps!

Early Assignments

Find assignments for the first day of class.