NYU Law Abroad

NYU Law in Europe: Paris

Program Update

The application for Spring 2025 NYU Law Abroad in Paris will open on Monday, January 22 and run until Wednesday, February 7 at 11:59 PM EST. JD students in the classes of 2025 and 2026 are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please visit our Application and Enrollment page.

About the Program

NYU Law in Paris provides up to 16 NYU Law students in their second or third year the opportunity to be exposed to aspects of the European legal system, with a dual focus on international arbitration and European regulatory and administrative law, while studying in an academic program established and administered by the Law School. 

NYU Law in Paris is offered in cooperation with Sciences Po, NYU Law's partner institution in Paris. Courses in European Business Law and International Arbitration designed by NYU Law faculty, are offered along with an EU Public Interest Clinic. These courses will be hosted at NYU’s Academic Center in Paris. In addition, students may enroll in select law courses, taught in English or French, together with French students at Sciences Po.

The program provides the opportunity for students to study French, to interact with a variety of key EU organizations, and to receive instruction from top faculty in the region. In addition to services provided by Sciences Po, NYU Law students have access to the facilities of the NYU’s Academic Center in Paris, which offers study space, student services and administrative support, as well as language instruction. For more information about the site facilities, please visit NYU Paris's webpage on Facilities & Services.

Professor Franco Ferrari is the NYU Faculty Program Director. He oversees the program in coordination with the On-Site Program Director, Professor Emmanuel Gaillard

Spring Semester Academic Calendar 

Event Date
Arrival and Orientation First week of January 
Classes Begin Second week of January 
Spring Break Late February-Early March
Last Week of Classes Early April 
Make-Up/Reading Days Mid-April 
Final Exam Period Mid to Late April 


Course schedules are available within the COURSES registration system at the same time that regular courses for the spring semester are published.
Some courses may be subject to the adjunct cap. For more information about academic requirements, please visit the Academic Services' webpage on program requirements.

All courses administered by NYU Law are evaluated with letter grades, appearing on student transcripts and counting towards the student's GPA. However, courses offered and administered by Sciences Po, the partner institution, will not count towards GPA, only appearing on transcripts as credits earned, rather than as individual courses.

Spring 2022 Courses

NYU Law courses:
Select Sciences Po courses including:
  • European Business Deals
  • EU Competition Law
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • International Economic Negotiation

Language Courses: Students who have a working knowledge of the French language will generally receive a greater benefit from their experience. Students are therefore encouraged to take language courses at NYU or elsewhere before participating. Students may also find it useful to take language courses while in residence in the host country. No law school credit, however, will be awarded for courses intended solely for language instruction; NYU language courses will appear in transcripts.

Tuition and Living Costs

Students participating in NYU Law Abroad pay full tuition to NYU Law for the semester. Tuition covers a full course load; students who wish to take additional courses may do so at an additional expense. Information about NYU Law School tuition can be found on the Office of Student Financial Services's webpage on student expense budget.

For information about cost of living and other expenses please visit NYU Paris's webpage on costs and budgeting.


Students can find their own apartment before they arrive by working with a recommended rental agency.

Passport, Visa and Residence Permit Requirements

Students should obtain the necessary passport and visa to study in France. Students can coordinate the process with the Office of Global Services.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

NYU Paris Academic Center facilities are fully accessible for persons with disabilities. Students in need of disability-related accommodations who are considering global opportunities are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Office of Global Programs at law.globalstudents@nyu.edu. Accessibility and accommodations may be discussed in consultation with specialists from the Moses Center.