Areas of Study




Bringing real-world experience into the classroom.

Thanks to NYU’s unbeatable location in downtown Manhattan, students get unparalleled access to and support from top business professionals.

Law and Business classes

In courses such as the Law & Business of Microfinancestudents examine the design and implementation of recent deals. Business and law students work in teams, and the lawyers or bankers who structured and negotiated the deal serve as adjuncts for the projects. 

Transactional courses

NYU Law offers an impressive array of other deals coursessuch as Bankruptcy Reorganizations; Entertainment Law: Deals & Negotiation; Financing Development; International Economic Transactions; Structure and Finance of Corporate Transactions.

Business clinic

Students can also gain practical experience in corporate and business law through the Business Law Transactions Clinic.

A Deep Bench in Business Law 

Financial services law and policy

NYU Law is a national leader in the study of financial services law and policy. Courses related to financial services include everything from Corporate Finance to Venture Capital. Law students can sample a rich menu of financial service-related courses (as many as 10 credits) at Stern. NYU Law is home to the Center for Financial Institutions.

Commercial law

The Law School is also strong in commercial law. For more, see “Signature Issues in Commercial Law and Bankruptcy.”

Torts and product liability

Professors examine the relationship between private law and public law, and focus on legal rules that govern risks threatening physical injury and property damage. For more, see “A Full Tort Press” from our magazine.

Economic analysis of law

This is taught throughout the standard curriculum as well as in several colloquia and advanced courses. For students interested in research and study in the field of law and economics, NYU offers both a joint JD/MA (economics) degree and a joint JD/PhD (economics) degree. The Center for Law, Economics, and Organization promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching in law and economics.