Academic Policies Guide

This guide describes the procedures and rules that will ordinarily govern academic and student life at the New York University School of Law.

You can also see the Academic Policies Guide (PDF: 387 KB) version.

No effort has been made, nor could one be made, to anticipate all issues that might arise in the course of the academic career of all students.

These procedures and rules may be amended from time to time by the Law School Administration, Law School committees, or the faculty of the Law School.

The rules and procedures in the handbook may also be superseded, suspended, or complemented by the Law School or University administrators as they may deem it necessary and proper, in particular extenuating circumstances, in the discharge of their responsibility to protect the Law School’s academic objectives and reputation, including its learning environment and the safety of its students, faculty and staff.

Nothing in this handbook is intended to create, nor shall anything be understood to create, contractual or legally enforceable rights.