Why NYU Law: The Graduate Division


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As valued members of the NYU Law community, LLM students are supported by experienced administrators dedicated to helping them succeed academically as well as professionally. 

Watch: Students talk about how the Office of Graduate Affairs helped them succeed at NYU Law

Student Support

Our Graduate Division administrators offer academic workshops, community activities, and opportunities for professional development.

The Graduate Affairs team and the Graduate Tax Program offer guidance when you need it and help connect you with the greater Law School community. They will work with you to design and plan a curriculum that aligns with your unique educational goals, looking particularly at what a professional seeks in advanced legal training. They will also advise you regarding the eligibility requirements for the New York bar exam, if you are interested in qualifying.

The Office of Career Services offers personalized career advising and facilitates a wealth of firm receptions and recruiting events. The Public Interest Law Center supports those interested in public service careers and advises LLM students about applying to NYU Law’s post-graduate fellowships at international organizations and NGOs.

The Office of Student Financial Services offers counseling on optimal ways to finance your education and coordinate funding from a variety of sources. 

A Home Away from Home

The Law School has two high-rise apartment-style residence halls, D’Agostino Hall and Hayden Hall, that offer students a variety of living arrangements. 

Options include studio and one-bedroom apartments, or private rooms in shared two- or three-bedroom apartments. Family housing accommodations are also available, but in limited quantity. You can live on campus during the academic year or in the summer— even before starting law school. 

Alumni Network

The NYU Law alumni network, more than 40,000 strong, is an invaluable resource both during and after studying here. 

The alumni ranks include leaders in private legal practice, government, international organizations, nonprofits, entertainment, real estate, finance, the judiciary, sports, and social enterprise. Many of them return to NYU Law to interact with current students as adjunct professors and as lecturers and panelists at numerous events.