About NYU Law

At a Glance

Vanderbilt Hall

Overview

Founded: 1835 in New York City

Dean: Troy McKenzie '00

Academic Year Calendar: Semester

Degree Programs Offered: JD, LLM, JSD

JD Student Body: 1,370 full-time day students (no part-time or evening)

 

Centers and Institutes: 30+

Clinics: 40+

Student-run Publications: 10

Student Organizations: 80+

Fall 2021 Entering JD Class Profile

485 full-time day students (no part-time or evening)

LSAT Score:

  • 75th percentile: 174

  • 50th percentile: 172

  • 25th percentile: 170

Undergraduate GPA:

  • 75th percentile: 3.93
  • 50th percentile: 3.86
  • 25th percentile: 3.73

Who They Are:

  • 112 colleges represented
  • 40 states represented
  • 57 percent women
  • 41 percent students of color
  • 68 percent out of college one to four years
  • 11 percent out of college five or more years
  • 13 percent hold advanced or professional degrees

Careers

Class of 2021 Employment

  • 70.68% Law Firms
  • 27.13% Public Interest/Government/Judicial Clerkships
  •   2.19% Corporate/Academic 
  • About 20% of each graduating class eventually clerks. 

Median Salaries

Public Service

The Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program eases the burden of debt repayment obligations for those choosing careers in public service. More than 500 JD graduates in public service now have their debt burden paid in full or in part by NYU Law.

In summer 2021, 409 students received Public Interest summer funding grants.