Courses at other NYU Divisions
LL.M. students may enroll in a total of six credits of non-law-school courses at other divisions of the University. These courses may be counted toward the LL.M. degree. By faculty and court rule, the courses must be directly related to the study of law in order for credit to be applied toward the law degree. Few courses in other disciplines can meet this standard.
The Law School may not calculate credit for these courses in the same way as other schools. For courses taken elsewhere in the University toward a law degree, law students will earn credits equal to the scheduled class meeting minutes of the course in the semester, divided by 700 (rounded down to the nearest quarter credit). Grades for these courses are not computed in the GPA, and they may not be taken credit/fail.
Students who wish to take non-law-school courses, except language courses, must pay tuition for those courses.
LL.M. students must comply with the requirements of the particular program in which they are enrolled and should be aware of requirements for bar examinations in U.S. jurisdictions. For example, New York requires as one route to qualification for taking the bar examination “a minimum of 20 semester hours of credit…in professional law subjects…in an approved law school in the U.S.” Section 520.6 (b) (1) (ii), Rules of the New York Court of Appeals. Please note that non-law-school courses, including Stern Business classes (except for Stern Cross-listed courses), do not qualify within the 20 credits.
To enroll in non-law-school courses, students must complete a request form. This form must then be signed or approved by the Faculty Director and then submitted to the Office of Graduate Affairs. Note that no credit is awarded toward the degree for non-law, unapproved courses.
The last day to add a graduate non-Law School course (except for Stern courses) for Fall 2011 is September 12, 2011, and for Spring 2012, January 27. For Stern courses, you may view the calendar here.
Visit the Other Divisions at the University section of the Records and Registration Web site for further information.