Our expansive curriculum is divided into the fall semester (August-December) and spring semester (January-May), with some classes offered on a year-long basis. Students also work individually with professors on significant pieces of scholarship, through one of the many LLM research and writing options, such as an LLM thesis, or a directed research project.

Many courses are typically taught as lectures and seminars. Other types of classes offer unique learning opportunities:


Our annual colloquia, essentially meta-seminars focused on a specific theme, include guest lecturers from the US and abroad who present their drafts-in-progress or recently-published works. 

Transactional and Law and Business Classes

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Transactional and Law and Business classes allow students to consider the specific ways in which various business transactions add value to the design, negotiation, finance and implementation of deals, as well as to business management and commercial client relations. Students benefit from in-depth exposure to the structure and governance of business organizations and the planning and execution of transactions.

Simulations and Clinics

We also continue to be at the forefront of US law schools for the breadth of opportunities to integrate theory and practice. Simulation classes, such as Alternative Dispute Resolution, provide students experience in legal tasks such as drafting briefs and conducting mock trials or negotiations, and the various clinics involve students in actual cases or policy formation for real clients under the supervision of our acclaimed clinical faculty.

Classes at Other Schools

Students may also pursue academic opportunities within the larger university by taking a limited number of law-related classes at NYU’s other prestigious schools, such as the Stern School of Business and the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.