NYU School of Law welcomes applications for the Melbourne-NYU Dual J.D. / LL.M. Program from current J.D. students at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. Students in this program earn their J.D. degree from Melbourne and their LL.M. from NYU School of Law in a total of three-and-a-half years (seven academic semesters) of full-time study.
Current J.D. students at Melbourne may apply during their fourth semester of J.D. study for admission to any of NYU’s LL.M. degree programs offered at the NYC campus. Students will begin their LL.M. studies at NYU in the fall semester (August) following the completion of the fifth semester of J.D. study at Melbourne.
Admission to Melbourne Law School is not a guarantee of admission to NYU. The J.D. degree must be awarded by Melbourne before NYU will award the LL.M. degree, even if the J.D. degree is otherwise earned. Coursework completed at Melbourne Law School may satisfy pre- and co-requisites, or be used for purposes of a waiver of course requirements, for the LL.M. at NYU. However, at no time will NYU apply Melbourne course credits toward the total of 24 credits required to complete the NYU LL.M. degree. The Melbourne -NYU Dual J.D./LL.M. Program may not be combined with any other joint- or dual-degree program and may not be completed in any manner other than full-time study for seven consecutive academic semesters.
Applicants to the LL.M. portion may select from the NYU full-time programs: the Traditional LL.M.; Competition, Innovation and Information Law; Corporation Law; Environmental Law; International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration; International Legal Studies; International Taxation; Legal Theory; or Taxation. If offered admission, these students will be considered LL.M. students during their residency at NYU and are subject to the rules and regulations of NYU School of Law applicable to all LL.M. students. Additionally, students are entitled to the student services on offer at NYU, such as those provided by the Office of Graduate Affairs, the Office of Student Affairs, the Department of Residence Services, the Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Center.
Students are responsible for the payment of tuition and fees charged by Melbourne for the J.D. program and the tuition and fees charged by NYU School of Law for the LL.M. program. Admitted students are eligible for consideration for NYU's merit-based scholarships for the LL.M. portion of the program.
How to Apply
Applicants to the LL.M. portion of the Melbourne-NYU Dual J.D. / LL.M. Program must apply online and are required to use the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. All applicants must review the Graduate Division Application Instructions to ensure that they comply with all application procedures and submit all required materials in a timely manner.