Graduate Affairs

LLM Orientation 2019

We are excited to have you join our community, and we’ll introduce you to it during the LLM Orientation. Orientation is an introduction to classmates, faculty, Deans, and other members of the Law School family. In addition, you'll learn about University and Law School opportunities, policies, and resources that will pave the way for a great experience here.

The introductory summer classes begin on August 12, and Orientation for the entire LLM class will take place August 26 and 27. Attendance on Monday, August 26 is required and on Tuesday August 27 highly recommended. There may be optional social activities on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. Part-time, Executive, Certificate and MSL Tax students are welcome but not required to attend Orientation.

Slides from Monday's Orientation presentation (PDF: 4.17 MB)

2019 Orientation Schedule

August 24, 25 (Sat., Sun.) - Optional Group Activities

Enjoy community-enhancing activities ranging from volunteer work to walking tours. Information will be provided via email.

Monday, August 26 - Mandatory Orientation



Suite 340, Furman Hall
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

**Mandatory for all students who did not attend Introduction to US Law summer classes**

Welcome Remarks and What You Need to Know for the LLM Year

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall

Remarks by Dean Trevor Morrison followed by presentation of critical information by the Offices of Graduate Affairs, Academic Services, Student Affairs, and NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS).

9:00-11:30 a.m. - Session A

Students in the Master of Laws, IBRLA and CIIL specializations

2:00-4:30 p.m. - Session B

Students in all other LLM specializations and exchange students

Specialization Meetings with Faculty

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Hear from the Faculty Director of your specialization and alumni. You will be able to ask questions during these sessions.  Exchange students may choose whichever meeting they prefer according to their academic interests.

Corporation Law

Room 204, Vanberbilt Hall
Professor William Allen

International Business Regulation,
Litigation, and Arbitration

Room 214, Furman Hall
Professor Franco Ferrari

Competition, Innovation
and Information Law

Room 210, Furman Hall
Professors Harry First and Barton Beebe

International Legal Studies

Room 212, Furman Hall
Adj. Prof. and Research Scholar
Thomas Streinz

Master of Laws &
Environmental and Energy Law

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
Professor Kevin Davis

Legal Theory

Conference Room,
22 Washington Square North*
Professor Lewis Kornhauser
*Ring bell

Specialization Receptions

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Mingle with your specialization classmates and Faculty Directors. Light lunch will be served. Exchange students may choose whichever reception they prefer according to their academic interests. 

Corporation Law

Golding Lounge
Vanderbilt Hall, 2nd Floor

International Business Regulation,
Litigation, and Arbitration

Faculty Club
D'Agostino Hall, 108 West 3rd St.

Competition, Innovation
and Information Law

Snow Dining Room
Vanderbilt Hall, 4th Floor

International Legal Studies

Sexton Lounge
Furman Hall, 2nd Floor

Master of Laws &
Environmental and Energy Law

Lipton Hall
D'Agostino Hall, 108 West 3rd St.

Legal Theory

22 Washington Square North

Monday, August 26 - Mandatory Orientation For Students in Tax Programs

Tax Student Check-In to Confirm Arrival

Kushner Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Law School must confirm your arrival. Pick up Welcome Packets and NYU Law access stickers (if living off campus). Bagels and coffee provided

Full-Time Tax Student Orientation Session

Room 220, Vanderbilt Hall
10:00 -11:30 a.m.

Lunch will be provided after the session

Int'l Tax & Foreign-Trained Tax LLM Orientation Session

Room 310, Furman Hall
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch will be provided at the start of the session

Part-time & Executive Tax LLM, MSL, and Certificate Orientation Session

Room 214, Furman Hall
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 27 - Orientation Continued

Graduate Tax Breakfast with Tax Alumni

Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

NYU Tax Law Alumni will welcome you to the NYU Law Community!

Welcome Breakfast with NYU Law Alumni

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

NYU Law Alumni will welcome you to the NYU Law Community!

Topical Information Sessions:

Pro Bono Information Session

Room 210, Vanderbilt Hall
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This is a mandatory session for students who intend to fulfill the Pro Bono requirement for New York State Bar admission during the LLM. Staff of NYU Law's Public Interest Law Center (PILC) will discuss the requirement, how to apply for pro bono opportunities, and how to certify hours.

Making the Most of Your Time in New York: Navigating US and NY Culture

Room 210, Vanderbilt Hall
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tom Sirinides, Director of International Student Services in NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS), will help us look at cultural adjustment, cultural competence, and navigating life in the midst of many cultures at NYU and in New York City. This is dynamic, interactive session, with time for discussion and small group interaction. Snacks will be served.

JSD Application Information Session

Room 334, Furman Hall
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

If you are considering applying to the JSD program, we encourage you to attend this session hosted by the Office of Graduate Admissions and Professor Joseph Weiler, Faculty Director of the JSD program. The presentation includes information about the doctoral program's structure and funding, an overview of the admission process, and tips for how future doctoral students can make the most of the LLM year.


Wednesday, August 28 - Classes begin!

LLM Inaugural Lecture: Constitutional Law with Professor Burt Neuborne

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. (lunch available beginning 12:30 p.m.)

Professor Burt Neuborne, one of the nation's foremost civil liberties lawyers, has litigated hundreds of important constitutional cases and forged a national reputation as a scholar and teacher. He will provide a lively introduction to key features of the US Constitution. Lunch will be served

PILC Welcome Reception for 1L and LLM Students

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join NYU Law's Public Interest Law Center (PILC) at a welcome reception for all incoming 1Ls, LLMs, and transfer students! Be inspired by a keynote speech from the Executive Director of North Star Fund, Jennifer Ching '00. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served


Continuing Orientation Events:

Foreign-Trained LLM Job Search Skills Information Session

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
Friday, August 30
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This session is mandatory for foreign-trained LLM students interested in using the services of the Office of Career Services (OCS) and Public Interest Law Center (PILC). Career counselors will review the services available to you, timing of the job search, and tips for succeeding in finding your post-LLM job.

Into to U.S. Law Exam Review

Vanderbilt Hall
Wednesday, September 4

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Section 1 (Ayers): Room 210
Section 2 (Holland): Room 204

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Section 3 (Lebovits): Room 220

PILC-A-Palooza: An Introduction to Public Interest Lawyering

Golding Lounge & Classrooms, Vanderbilt Hall
Wednesday, September 4
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

NYU Law's Public Interest Law Center (PILC) will host a job-search workshop for LLM students interested in careers in public interest law. Alumni Panels will follow the workshop covering four subject areas: International; Government and Prosecution; Criminal Defense, Family Defense, and Criminal Justice Reform; and Civil Legal Services. The sessions will conclude with a networking reception where students can mingle with other public-interest minded students and alumni practitioners.

How to Succeed in Law School Classes: Tips from JD Students

Room 210, Vanderbilt Hall
Monday, September 9
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Chat with current JD students about taking classes at NYU School of Law

Manhattan Harbor Cruise

Chelsea Piers
Sunday, September 15
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30 at Office of Graduate Affairs, Suite 340, Furman Hall
This is a great way to experience Manhattan and to see the Statue of Liberty up close. Your ticket includes refreshments; there will also be a DJ on board. No children allowed.

NYU/NYU Law Resources and Opportunities

Room 210, Vanderbilt Hall
Monday, September 16
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Join Michael Venturiello of NYU's Center for Student Life, NYU Law's Community Advisers, and OGA to learn more about University and Law School resources for graduate students.