The online application for fall 2021 will be available on September 1, 2020.
Early Decision (Binding)
File and complete application by November 15
Notification by late December
If you wish to be considered for Early Decision admission, your application, Early Decision Contract, and all supporting materials must be complete by November 15. Applicants who wish to be considered for Early Decision admission must take the LSAT or GRE no later than October 2019.
Applicants who apply for Early Decision but do not meet the Early Decision deadline will automatically have their applications considered for regular admission.
Admission during Early Decision is binding on applicants. You must indicate your intention to apply for Early Decision on your application, and you must submit the Early Decision contract which is a separate form. You may not apply for another binding early decision program. If admitted, you must commit to enroll at NYU School of Law and immediately withdraw all applications at other law schools regardless of your status. Failure to honor these commitments will result in New York University School of Law revoking its offer of admission. As an Early Decision applicant, you will be informed by the end of December, whether your application has been accepted, denied, or held for further review. If your application is held, it will be considered again in the Regular Decision Cycle.
If you wish to apply as an Early Decision candidate, you must complete and submit as an attachment the Early Decision Contract that is located in the Forms section of the electronic application.
If you wish to be considered for Early Decision admission after you have submitted your online application, please complete the Early Decision Contract. The completed contract should be faxed, scanned and emailed, or mailed to:
New York University School of Law
Office of JD Admissions
139 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
File and complete application by February 15
Notification by late April
Applicants who complete applications by February 15 will receive decisions—admit, deny, or wait list—by late April. Your LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report must be complete and ready to be requested by our office by February 15.
If your application is not complete by February 15, we will try to respond within 12 weeks of its completion, but we cannot guarantee a decision by a particular date. Please note that the Committee on Admissions may choose to return applications filed after the February 15 deadline.
Applicants who wish to be considered for Early Decision admission must take the LSAT or GRE no later than October 2019. All other applicants must take the LSAT or GRE no later than January 2020. The oldest score we will accept is from the June 2014 LSAT administration.
Final decisions for some of those placed on the waitlist may not be made until late summer.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the following School of Law's Scholarship Programs must complete their application by January 1 and must have a complete law school report ready to be requested by the Office of Admissions no later than January 1: AnBryce Scholarship Program, ASPIRE Scholarship, Furman Public Policy Scholarship, Latinx Rights Scholarship, Leadership Program in Law & Business or Law and Social Entrepeneurship, and the Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program. Applicants must take the LSAT or GRE no later than November 2019.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the Furman Academic Scholarship should submit their applications by January 15 and must have a complete CAS report ready to be requested by our office no later than January 15. Applicants must take the LSAT or GRE no later than November 2019.