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 LLM students, which can be found online.
Exchange students entering in the fall are strongly encouraged to take Introduction to US Law unless they meet the criteria for waiver. Introduction to US Law is an intensive course that reviews the fundamentals of the US legal system, including an overview of the US Constitution, federalism, the structure and function of courts, sources of legal authority and common law methodology.
Introduction to US 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 US Law course may wish to review the textbook for the class. We strongly recommend that spring Exchange students register for Graduate Lawyering I which focuses on the research, writing and analysis skills important to success in a US law school.
For comprehensive information on our Exchange Programs, including information for JD students wishing to study abroad, please visit the Hauser website.