Take full advantage of NYU Law's extraordinarily wide range of courses to design an individualized curriculum that matches your intellectual and professional interests.
Watch: Philipp Nuernberger LLM '16 talks about taking classes across the Law School curriculum and beyond.
NYU Law's more than 100 full-time faculty members are among the top scholars in their fields and teach a diverse array of courses. Expect these foremost experts to be ready to connect with you individually, advise you about the curriculum, supervise your research and writing, and guide you to opportunities that will maximize your experience in the program.
You'll find several professors—not only one or two—in corporate law, constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, intellectual property, international law, legal philosophy, and taxation, among other areas. These influential groups of scholars often collaborate on each other's research, contribute significantly to the evolving academic discussion in the field, and comment on policy and proposed regulations.
Design Your Own LLM
You will choose from 300+ courses to plan a curriculum that meets your intellectual and professional interests. You can choose to specialize in one or two areas, or take a broad range of classes. You also will have the chance to write a paper in close consultation with a professor, or expand a typical research assignment into a master’s thesis. Experienced graduate student advisors will assist in choosing courses to meet your goals.
Gain hands-on experience and a lawyering toolkit you'll need for practice. For example, the Graduate Lawyering Program is designed for foreign-trained students to learn US legal skills.
Our simulation courses make you perform legal tasks or conduct mock trials or negotiations. You also can apply for clinics and externships which involve fieldwork. And, in our transactional classes, you'll study the deals that shape New York business; top lawyers who took part in them often help teach the class.
Advanced Certificate in Law and Business
The Advanced Certificate in Law and Business from NYU's Stern School of Business gives you tools to understand the finance and accounting underlying transactions. You can complete it with your LLM degree.
Ideas in Action: Watch Vice Dean Rachel Barkow, who teaches administrative and criminal law, talk about how insights from administrative agencies and her own real world experiences hone her work on criminal justice policy-making.
Our centers and institutes convene a calendar events and provide opportunities for you to gain expertise and practical training. Student groups and journals are a great way to connect with JDs and other LLMs, and be a part of smaller communities within the larger Law School.
Centers and Institutes
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)
Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Guarini Institute: Global Law and Tech
Information Law Institute (ILI)
Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance
Institute for International Law & Justice (IILJ)
Pollack Center for Law and Business
US-Asia Law Institute (USALI)
Centers' Opportunities for Students
CHRGJ's Transitional Justice Leadership Program
CHRGJ's Human Rights Scholarship Program
IILJ's Salzburg Cutler Fellowship
ILI's Privacy Research Group
Pollack Center's Student Research Fellowship
USALI's Student Scholars Program
Africa Law Association
Asia Law Society
Christian Legal Fellowship
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society
International Arbitration Association
International Law Society
Jewish Law Students Association
Law and Business Association
Muslim Law Students Association
Student Lawyer Athletic Program
Women of Color Collective
Get ready for your next career move as you prepare to join NYU Law's network of 40,000+ alumni:
- The Office of Career Services supports your private sector job search.
- The Public Interest Law Center assists with your future public service career.
- Apply for post-graduate fellowships for LLMs in human rights or international finance and development.
- Explore the fully-funded JSD program, research fellowships at some of our centers and institutes, and the Law School's academic career fellowships.
- Learn more about the path from NYU to the New York bar.
Meet the Faculty Director
Kevin E. Davis
Beller Family Professor of Business Law
Kevin Davis's research and teaching generally concern the relationship between law and economic development, with particular emphasis on anti-corruption law, commercial law, and measurement of the performance of legal systems. Read more about Professor Davis