JD Admissions

JD Application and Deadlines


The online application for Fall 2017 is now available here

Early Decision (Binding)

File and complete application by November 15
Notification by late December

If you wish to be considered for Early Decision admission, your application, Early Decision Contract, and all supporting materials, other than your Law School Credential Assembly service (CAS) report, must be received by November 15. However, your CAS report must be complete and ready to be requested by our office no later than November 15. Applicants must take the Law School Admission Test no later than October 2016.

Applicants who apply for Early Decision but do not meet the Early Decision deadline will automatically have their applications considered for regular admission.

If you wish to apply as an Early Decision candidate, you must complete and submit as an attachment the Early Decision Contract that is located in the Forms section of the electronic application.

If you wish to be considered for Early Decision admission after you have submitted your online application, please complete the Early Decision Contract. The completed contract should be faxed, scanned and emailed, or mailed to:

New York University School of Law
Office of J.D Admissions
Wilf Hall
139 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
Fax (212)995-4527
Email law.moreinfo@nyu.edu

Admission during Early Decision is binding on applicants. You must indicate your intention to apply for Early Decision on your application. You may not apply for another binding early decision program. If admitted, you must enroll at the Law School and immediately withdraw all applications at other law schools regardless of your status. Failure to honor these commitments will result in New York University School of Law revoking its offer of admission. As an Early Decision applicant, you will be informed by the end of December whether your application has been accepted, denied or held for further review. If your application is held, it will be considered again in the Regular Decision cycle.

Regular Decision

File and complete application by February 15
Notification by late April

Applicants who complete applications by February 15 will receive decisionsadmit, deny, or wait listby late April. Your CAS report must be complete and ready to be requested by our office by February 15.

If your application is not complete by February 15, we will try to respond within twelve weeks of its completion, but we cannot guarantee a decision by a particular date. Please note that the Committee on Admissions may choose to return applications filed after the February 15 deadline.

Applicants must take the LSAT no later than December 2016. The oldest score we will accept is from the October 2011 LSAT administration.

Final decisions for some of those placed on the waitlist may not be made until late summer.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the following School of Law's Scholarship Programs must complete their application by January 1 and must have a complete law school report ready to be requested by the Office of Admissions no later than January 1:

  • AnBryce Scholarship Program
  • ASPIRE Cybersecurity Scholarship
  • Latino Rights Scholarship
  • Furman Academic Scholars Program
  • Furman Public Policy Scholarship
  • Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law & Business
  • Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program