The four-year JD-LLM is a unique and innovative dual degree program designed for current NYU JD students seeking specialist academic expertise in international law. The program aims to provide close mentoring and specialist training for a small number of outstanding students who will go on to make a significant contribution to scholarship, teaching and innovative practice in the field of international law. Additionally, students in the program are designated as Institute for International Law and Justice Scholars which provides financial assistance for the four years of study. Interested NYU JD students apply to the IILJ during their 2L year and to the Office of Graduate Admissions for the full-time LLM in International Studies during their 3L year.