Graduate Affairs for LLM and Exchange Students

Programs and Events for LLM and Exchange Students

The Office of Graduate Affairs builds community and provides stimulating programming for LLM and Exchange students through various events throughout the academic year. We strive to provide opportunities for students to connect with each other, faculty, and the city. We encourage LLM and Exchange students to check the Law School Calendar and The Docket regularly for information on Law School activities and events.

Fall 2023

Please note: Information below is subject to change. Exact dates and times are TBA.


LLM Orientation

Monday, August 28
Please refer to the LLM Introduction to US Law & Orientation Schedule for a complete list of events and locations.


Inaugural Lecture & Lunch

Thursday, August 31
1:10 - 2:25pm
Vanderbilt Hall, First Floor, Greenberg Lounge

Join Professor J.H.H. Weiler as he gives an inaugural lecture to the incoming LLM class on the topic of Democratic Slide in Today's World. Lunch will be served.


Law Alumni Association Breakfast

Friday, September 1
9:00 - 11:00am
Vanderbilt Hall, First Floor, Greenberg Lounge

A special welcome breakfast for LLM students and NYU Law Alumni Association representatives.


Tips from JD Students

Friday, September 8
2:30 - 3:45pm
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210

Tap into the wisdom of your JD counterparts who will share their strategies for preparing for classes and studying for exams. Panelists will also discuss how to build connections with your colleagues and community. 


LLM Harbor Cruise

Sunday, September 10
4:30 - 6:30pm (boarding begins at 3:30pm)
Chelsea Piers, Pier 61

Enjoy a cruise around Manhattan harbor. The boat ride includes a close-up sighting of the Statute of Liberty, food, soda, beer, wine, and a DJ. Past LLM students have deemed the cruise a highlight of the LLM year! Tickets for the cruise are $35 (OGA subsidizes the cost of the ticket).


Broadway Week

Thursday, October 5
7:00 - 10:00pm
Gershwin Theater

Here Lies Love
Saturday, October 7
8:00 - 9:30pm
Broadway Theater

As a welcome to New York City, the Office of Graduate Affairs has purchased group tickets to two different Broadway shows. Wicked, a Broadway staple for the last 20 years (with good reason!), and Here Lies Love, which has been called “the most entertaining new show on Broadway.”


LLM Specialization Receptions

Traditional: October 9
Traditional: October 10
Corporations: October 11
All Other Specializations & Exchange: October 18
1:00 - 2:30pm
King Juan Carlos Center

We are hosting a series of informal gatherings for Master of Laws students to celebrate autumn in New York. Come get to know colleagues within your specialization while enjoying lunch and refreshments.


Exam Prep Session

Friday, October 27
2:30 - 4:30pm
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210

It's never too early to begin preparing for final exams. During this session, Professor Daniel Francis will discuss exam writing and strategies you can use to review concepts now and set yourself up for success.


Ice Skating

Date and time - TBD
Bryant Park

Join us for an afternoon of ice skating at the beautiful Bryant Park. A New York City classic!


Donut Study Break

Date and time - TBD

A study break you donut want to miss! Take a break from studying for final exams while enjoying donuts and beverages with classmates.

Spring 2024


Whitney Museum Tour + Chelsea Market

Date and time - TBD

Private group tour of an iconic New York City museum followed by food and shopping at Chelsea Market (optional).


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Info Session

Date and time - TBD

The Office of Global Services (OGS) will conduct an F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) information session for international students graduating from the Law School in spring who are interested in practical training or employment following graduation.


International Food Festival

Date and time - TBD

This event is hosted by the Student Bar Association (SBA) LLM representatives, in collaboration with various on campus student groups. Featuring food and drinks from around the world. Not to be missed!


Cultural Exchange-In-Residence

Date and time - TBD
Hayden Hall, First Floor, Common Room

The Cultural Exchange-In-Residence series, co-sponsored by the Office of Residence Services and the Office of Graduate Affairs, provides international students in residence with an opportunity to share their cultures and interests in an informal setting. Dinner will be served. Topic TBD.


Brooklyn Nets Basketball Game

Date and time - TBD
Barclays Center, Brooklyn

An excellent opportunity to experience a live, professional sporting event and root for the home team!


Cultural Exchange-in-Residence

Date and time - TBD
Hayden Hall, First Floor, Common Room

The second installment of the Cultural Exchange-In-Residence series, co-sponsored by the Office of Residence Services and the Office of Graduate Affairs. Provides international students in residence with an opportunity to share their cultures and interests in an informal setting. Dinner will be served. Topic TBD.


LLM End of Year Karaoke Party

Date and time - TBD
D'Agostino Hall, Second Floor, Lipton Hall

Our annual karaoke event is back! Come celebrate the end of the school year with your fellow LLMs while enjoying free pizza, beer, sangria, and song. 


LLM Class Photos

Date and Time TBD
Furman Hall, Second Floor, Sexton Lounge

A professional photographer will be taking photos of the current class of LLM students the afternoon following the NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony. Each specialization will have a designated time for their photo.