Graduate Admissions

Hauser, Podell and Vanderbilt Scholarships, and Dean's Graduate Awards

Hauser Global Scholars Program 

The Hauser Global Scholarship is the most prestigious honor awarded to exceptional LLM students. This merit-based scholarship provides full tuition and reasonable living expenses, such as rent, the cost of textbooks and other study materials.

The Hauser Global Scholars—typically 10 per year—reflect the breadth, diversity and achievement of NYU School of Law’s graduate student body. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellectual and leadership ability and their capacity to participate productively in a global community of scholars and practitioners.

Hauser Global Scholar candidates must be graduates of a law school outside of the United States.

To apply, check the appropriate box on the admissions application form and attach the required essay (see "LLM Additional Materials").

Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholarship

The Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholarship provides for one LLM student's tuition, reasonable living expenses (such as for textbooks, rent, and other study supplies), and one round-trip economy airfare to and from New York. Application for this scholarship is open to international LLM students who:

While no documentation is required to apply, admitted students who are notified that they are finalists for the Podell Scholarship may be required to submit financial documentation for themselves and immediate family to demonstrate financial need.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships 

The Committee on Graduate Admissions will award a limited number of merit-based, full-tuition Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships.

Covering the cost of tuition for the full-time master’s degree programs, the Vanderbilt Scholarship is awarded to a select group of extraordinarily talented LLM candidates who have demonstrated outstanding academic promise and/or achievement in their respective field(s) of interest.

Dean’s Graduate Awards

The Committee offers merit-based awards in varying amounts to full-time master’s students who have demonstrated significant academic promise and/or achievement in their respective fields.