Stern School of Business Courses
Students may register without special permission for classes cross-listed at Stern and the Law School and for Stern Preferential courses.
1.- Cross-Listed Courses
These are courses offered jointly by the Law School and Stern; they are treated the same as other Law School courses. Cross-listed classes have a course number beginning with “LW” and are designated in the Law School’s Course Management System by a “Z.”
2.- Stern Preferential Courses
The Spring 2012 Preferential courses are listed here and are designated by “Prf” in the Law School Course Management System. To read the descriptions of those classes on the Stern Web site, please click here (please note that not all the courses have descriptions). Review the information regarding preferential courses on the Stern School of Business Preferential Courses section of the Records and Registration Web and take note of the following important items:
(A) Stern Preferential courses count toward the LL.M. degree.
(B) Stern Preferential courses often have insufficient meeting hours for the Law School to award the same credit value assigned to these courses by Stern. Law students will earn credits equal to the scheduled class meeting minutes of the course in the semester, divided by 700 and rounded down to the nearest quarter credit (e.g., a course assigned 3.0 credits by Stern may be assigned 2.5 credits by the Law School). Students should how many credits will be awarded by the Law School and also be aware that the credit awarded by the Law School may not be accurately reflected in ALBERT.
(C) Grades for these courses are not computed in the Law School grade point average (GPA).
3.- Other Stern Classes
In general, LL.M. students can enroll in a total of six credits of non-law-school courses that 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.
If you wish to take a course at Stern that is not cross-listed or preferential, refer to Courses at Other NYU Divisions for registration procedures.
4.- General Information
When registering for Stern courses, please:
- Check the Stern website for additional course information and meeting times.
- • Use ABRA to register for cross-listed and Preferential classes. Law students can request the course in the bidding cycle, when available, or during add/drop.
- • Check the prerequisites for the course. If you would like to waive a prerequisite requirement, please submit a Pre-Requisite Waiver Form to the Office of Graduate Affairs.
- Note that Corporate Finance (LW.11461) or Stern's Foundations of Finance (B01.2311) is a prerequisite for many of the Stern courses. You may submit a Pre-Requisite Waiver Form to the Office of Graduate Affairs if you meet one of the following conditions:
- You have an M.B.A. degree and have taken finance courses as part of that degree.
- You are in the LL.M. A.P.C.L.B. program and took the Stern summer course on finance topics that is part of this program.
- You were a Finance undergraduate major, or you can provide a minimum of five courses, from an accredited institution, which directly correspond to the subject matter.
- If you wish to waive a prerequisite for a Stern course, and do not meet the criteria above, you may take the Foundations of Finance proficiency exam. For more information about the proficiency exam, please check the relevant section of the Records & Registration Web site here.
NOTE: Registration dates are different for Stern courses. Stern courses generally begin after the last day to add a Law course. If you must drop a Stern course, you will not be able to add a Law course in its place. Make sure you have enough credits each semester even without the Stern course.
We urge students to visit the Stern School of Business Preferential Courses section of the Records and Registration Web site for more information.