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.

2019 Preliminary Orientation Schedule

(Preliminary Schedule - Subject to Changes)

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

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

Monday, August 26 - Mandatory Orientation

9:00-10:00 a.m. - Kushner Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - FH 340 Graduate Office, Furman Hall 3rd floor
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

Time: TBA

Presentation of critical information for the LLM year including academic policies, community expectations, security, community activities, and academic opportunities.


Specialization Meetings with Faculty
2:30-3:30 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 214, Vanbderbilt Hall
Professor William Allen

Room 210, Vanderbilt Hall
Professor Kevin Davis

Competition, Innovation
and Information Law

Room 208, Vanderbilt Hall
Professors Harry First and Barton Beebe

International Business Regulation,
Litigation, and Arbitration

Room 216, Vanderbilt Hall
Professor Franco Ferrari 

International Legal Studies
Room 212, Furman Hall
Professor José Alvarez

Legal Theory
Room 313, Vanderbilt Hall
Professor Lewis Kornhauser

Environmental and Energy Law
Room 110, Furman Hall
Professor Katrina Wyman

Specialization Receptions
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Mingle with your specialization classmates and Faculty Directors. Light appetizers will be served. Exchange students may choose whichever reception they prefer according to their academic intersts. 

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

Environmental and Energy Law
Room 112, Furman Hall
(Poe Room)

Legal Theory
22 Washington Square North
(ring bell)

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














Tax and International Tax Advising & Reception
3:30-6:00 p.m. - Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
Tax Faculty will discuss the programs; followed by an opportunity to mingle. Light appetizers will be served.
(optional for part-time students)

JSD Application Info Session
4:30-5:30 p.m. - Furman Hall, Room 334
If you are considering applying to the JSD program, we encourage you to attend this session with the admissions dean and a JSD committee member. 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. Current JSD students will also be invited to join the session and share their perspectives and experience.


Tuesday, August 27 - Orientation Continued

Coffee with Tax Alumni
9:00-10:30 a.m. - Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall, 108 West 3rd St.

Welcome Breakfast with NYU Law Alumni
9:30-11:00 a.m. - Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
NYU Law alumni will welcome you the NYU Law community at this informal breakfast. This is the perfect opportunity to ask for advice.


Topical information sessions:

Pro-Bono Information Session
2:00-3:00 p.m. - VH 204
Representatives from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) will discuss the NY Bar admission Pro Bono requirement. This is a mandatory session for students who intend to fulfill the Pro Bono requirement. Topics include the requirement, how to apply for pro bono opportunities, and how to certify hours.

Closing Orientation Event:
Making the Most of Your Time in New York: Navigating US and NY Culture
3:00-4:00 p.m. - VH 210
Join this enlightening session with Thomas Sirinides, Office of Global Services Director. He will cover how to adjust to the US and what to expect from New Yorkers - they're not rude, just in a hurry!
We will close the session and Orientation with cookies and coffee.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 28

We will begin the academic year with a  lecture:

LLM Inaugural Lecture: 
12:45-2:00 p.m. - Greenberg Lounge
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.