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.
Master’s students take most classes with J.D. students, engage in over 40 extracurricular student groups, participate in specially-designed LL.M. programs and events, and live together in residence halls, creating enduring friendships and professional connections.
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.
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Our Graduate Division
The Graduate Division's distinguished history reaches back to the 1890s, when the Law School began awarding the LL.M. degree, and includes the 1945 founding of the oldest and most prestigious graduate tax program in the country.
Today, the Law School leads the way in the study of law in a global context, and students from more than 50 countries bring their insights and experience to the classroom, forming friendships and professional connections that will last a lifetime.
Our Graduate Division—one of the largest and most diverse in the nation—offers nine different full-time LL.M. degrees: A traditional LL.M. 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.
The Law School’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.
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 M.B.A. students—so that each can benefit from the other’s expertise.
Foreign-trained LL.M. students take introductory summer courses and semester-long classes in U.S. legal institutions, research and writing, and common law methodology. These classes satisfy some eligibility requirements for the New York bar exam.