New York University School of Law participates in exchange programs with sixteen law faculties around the world. Encouraging our students to study abroad and receiving exchange students from other countries enhances the Law School’s goal of providing opportunities for the study of global legal issues. While you are here at the University, you will follow the same policies and procedures as our full-time LL.M. students, which can be found online.
Exchange students entering in the fall are strongly encouraged to take Introduction to U.S. Law unless they meet the criteria for waiver. Introduction to U.S. Law is an intensive course that reviews the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system, including an overview of the U.S. Constitution, federalism, the structure and function of courts, sources of legal authority and common law methodology;
Please note that Introduction to U.S. Law begins in mid-August, two weeks prior to the start of fall classes and provides, as well as foundational knowledge and skills, an opportunity to meet fellow international students and acclimate to the Law School prior to the beginning of the semester.
Exchange students who enter in the spring and will not be present for the Introduction to U.S. Law course may wish to review the textbook for the class. We strongly recommend that spring Exchange students register for U.S. Legal Research, Writing and Analysis II which focuses on the research, writing and analysis skills important to success in a U.S. law school.
For comprehensive information on our Exchange Programs, including information for J.D. students wishing to study abroad, please visit the Hauser website.