LLM & JSD Admissions

6 Reasons to Choose NYU Law

Academic Strength

You will find powerhouse programs at NYU Law, including ones in business and finance, international law, and taxation. With more than 100 full-time professors who are leaders in their fields, the Law School offers you an intellectual home in areas as diverse as constitutional law, criminal law, economic analysis of law, environmental law, legal philosophy, and intellectual property.

A Global Approach

You will study in a community that actively explores the law from a wide variety of perspectives. Your classmates will come from more than 50 countries; they will bring their insights and experience to the classroom, and become your friends and personal global network.

The Option to Specialize

At NYU, it’s your choice: you can design your own curriculum through the traditional LLM program, or choose one of our eight master’s specializations. The full set of graduate degree and certificate programs offer even more opportunities.

New York City

NYU Law is located in Greenwich Village, one of the most vibrant parts of the city, with a neighborhood feel and energetic culture. You can live on campus in one of the Law School's residence halls. Leading practitioners and policymakers also visit the Law School often and teach classes. Find out what LLMs say about their favorite New York experiences.

Training for Practice and the Profession

You'll find a curriculum that offers transactional classes as well as clinical opportunities and simulation courses. In the Graduate Lawyering Program foreign-trained students learn skills to practice effectively in the US and global legal environments. Many classes satisfy eligibility requirements for the New York bar exam.

The Graduate Division

Faculty directors will guide you towards academic and professional success. The Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Center will help you take the next step in your career. Graduate Affairs counselors will advise you about academics, extracurricular activities, and social events that will enrich your experience. Hear what our students have to say about the Office of Graduate Affairs.



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Our Community

NYU Law fosters connections among students with more than 80 organizations.

More than 40,000 strong, the NYU Law alumni network is an invaluable resource both during and after law school. 

NYU Law creates a unique academic community through its more than 30 centers and institutes.