NYU School of Law welcomes applications for the NYU-NUS LL.B./LL.M. Dual Degree Program from current undergraduate and graduate LL.B. students at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Undergraduate LL.B. students in this program earn their LL.B. degree from NUS and their LL.M. degree from NYU School of Law in a total of four years of full-time study; graduate LL.B. students earn both degrees in seven semesters of study.
Current undergraduate LL.B. students at NUS may apply in the first semester of their second or third year of LL.B. study for admission to the NYU LL.M. program commencing the fall semester following their third year of study at NUS. Current graduate LL.B. students apply during the second semester of their second year of study for entry in NYU's spring semester following the completion of two-and-one-half years of study at NUS.
Admission to NUS is not a guarantee of admission to NYU. Coursework completed during the LL.B. degree may satisfy general or specific course requirements, co-requisites, or pre-requisites for the LL.M. However, NYU will not count credits earned prior to matriculation at NYU toward the minimum credit requirement for the LL.M. degree. The LL.M. degree requires the completion of 24 credits or coursework at NYU, and the LL.B. degree must be awarded by NUS before NYU will award the LL.M. degree, even if the LL.M. degree is otherwise earned. The NYU-NUS LL.B./LL.M. Dual Degree 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 eight consecutive academic semesters for undergraduate LL.B. students or seven consecutive academic semesters for graduate LL.B. students.
Applicants to the LL.M. portion may select from the NYU full-time programs: 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. (A prospective student may only apply to the LL.M. in Legal Theory or the LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration for entry in the fall. Both programs require a mandatory year-long thesis seminar that begins in the fall semester.) 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 NUS for the LL.B. 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 NYU-NUS LL.B./LL.M. Dual Degree 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.