LLM and JSD Admissions

New York, New York

The Law School is nestled in Washington Square Park on New York University’s main campus in Greenwich Village. The Village is one of the most vibrant parts of the city, with a neighborhood feel and an energetic culture and nightlife.

Intellectual Life

Master’s students take most classes with JD students, engage in over 40 extracurricular student groups, participate in specially-designed LLM programs and events, and live together in residence halls, creating enduring friendships and professional connections.

Graduate Division

NYU Law's Graduate Division is among the largest and most intellectually diverse of its kind in the nation. Our Graduate Admissions, Graduate Affairs, and Graduate Tax Program, support students from application to graduation—and beyond.

Our Graduate Division

The Graduate Division's distinguished history reaches back to the 1890s, when the Law School began awarding the LLM degree, and includes the 1945 founding of the oldest and most prestigious graduate tax program in the country. Today, as a leading global law school, students from more than 50 countries engage in an array of fields for which NYU has recognized expertise. They bring their insights and experience to the classroom, forming friendships and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

NYU Law's Manhattan location gives students access to the very best real-world practitioners and policy-makers. Visits from prominent government officials, members of the judiciary, and leaders of international organizations and NGOs complement our faculty of leading scholars and innovative academic curriculum.

Our Graduate Division—one of the largest and most diverse in the nationoffers nine different full-time LLM degrees: A traditional LLM program, and eight specialized ones. In the traditional program, students shape a course of study to meet their own objectives. In the specialized programs, they pursue most of their coursework in one area, with some flexibility to take classes in other areas of interest.

Several of our master’s degrees can be completed on a part-time basis, including our programs for tax professionals: LLM in Taxation, Executive LLM, Advanced Professional Certificate, and the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) for non-lawyers. 

Human Rights

NYU Law offers courses focused on domestic, regional, and international human rights issues, as well as opportunities to engage through the Global Justice Clinic, Students for Human Rights, and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

Transactions and Deals

Transactional classes study how real-life deals are structured and negotiated. Our Law and Business classes go a step further, placing law students in the same classroom with MBA students—so that each can benefit from the other’s expertise.

Lawyering Skills

Foreign-trained LLM students take introductory summer courses and semester-long classes in US legal institutions, research and writing, and common law methodology. These classes satisfy some eligibility requirements for the New York bar exam.

LLM & JSD Student Body

New York Bar Exam

For students who need the LLM degree to qualify for the New York bar exam, NYU is prepared to help. We offer a broad range of qualifying classes, comprehensive curriculum-planning advice, and pro bono opportunities. More