JD Admissions

Ahead of the Curve

NYU Law has long set the pace in legal education, and continues to do so today, introducing innovative changes to the curriculum aimed at assuring that our graduates are well prepared for law practice in the 21st century. Read More

Public Service

NYU Law’s goal is for all graduates to incorporate public service into their careers. To that end, we have built the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation.
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Global Opportunities

The new NYU Law Abroad Program gives 3Ls the chance to spend a semester immersed in the law and legal culture of Buenos Aires, Paris, or Shanghai through a program designed by the Law School. Read More

Law and Business

Herbert Kelleher ’56, the charismatic founder of Southwest Airlines, visited campus for the NYU Leadership Series in Law & Business, just one aspect of NYU Law's comprehensive law and business program. Read More


Located in New York City's incomparable Greenwich Village, NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse with an outstanding curriculum that features 103 of the world's best faculty, 329 courses, 39 clinics, 11 areas of study, more than 30 centers and more than 80 student organizations.

The Law School is committed to enrolling a student body from a broad spectrum of society, with the strongest combination of qualifications and the greatest potential to contribute to the diversity and dynamism of the Law School community. 

​NYU Law has a range of signature scholarship programs that provide up to full tuition, as well as intensive mentoring to develop tomorrow’s leaders, including the Furman Academic Fellowship program for those who focus on future legal teaching careers, the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program in public interest, and the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business.


Innovative 1L year

The 1L curriculum includes the specially-designed Legislation and Regulatory State, an elective, and Lawyering.

Plan a Visit to the Village

Get a sense of the wonders of our great New York location. Here's what you need to know to plan a visit.

On-Campus Housing

Two-thirds of 1Ls live in affordable, on-campus NYU Law housing.


Life at NYU Law

The following are items recently posted to our student-written blog, Life at NYU Law. The blog is organized by category (e.g., Classes, Tips and Advice, Jobs) if you'd like to dig in further to any particular topic.

There may be a point 1L year, during finals, when you have a food problem. There is little time to go grocery shopping, much less prepare anything more complicated than a sandwich. At the same time,...

Every law school has one: the community-wide email list where students can post anything and everything (by which we mean mostly desperate pleas to sell used textbooks). At Yale, the list is called...

Yesterday a university-wide email went out from NYU’s president, John Sexton. The subject line read “The Quest for Justice.” Honestly, most administrative emails I receive go straight to my “trash”...

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Student Voices

Dana Williamson '14 on why she came to NYU Law

Timothy Sprague '15 on living in Greenwich Village

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