One of the largest and most intellectually diverse in the nation, our Graduate Division offers nine LLM degrees, an Executive LLM in Taxation, and the JSD. In each of our advanced programs, you’ll join a tight-knit group of students from around the globe.
The Best of Both Worlds
NYU Law's Graduate Division offers a wealth of opportunities, but our LLM programs offer small, focused communities that let you explore your interests in depth. Students can tailor our outstanding Master of Laws degree program to their needs or choose from eight high quality specializations as well as an executive program.
Whichever program you choose, you will be guided by accomplished faculty directors, who will offer advice about the curriculum, career planning, research, and extracurricular opportunities throughout the Law School, the University, and the greater city.
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- Masters of Laws. Choose courses that match your interests to create your own curriculum.
- LLM in Competition, Innovation and Information Law. Develop expertise in antitrust, intellectual property, or information law.
- LLM in Corporation Law. Get an in-depth exposure to business organizations and transactions.
- LLM in Environmental and Energy Law. Focus on environmental, land use, and energy law issues with interdisciplinary perspectives.
- LLM in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration. Analyze regulation and how litigation and arbitration can enforce—or change—the law.
- LLM in International Legal Studies. Deepen your understanding of international law in areas such as human rights, development, and trade.
- LLM in International Taxation. Develop a firm grounding in the US international tax system while absorbing the globalization of tax law principles and practices.
- LLM in Legal Theory. Study with our unrivaled faculty and get a multidimensional understanding of legal problems.
- LLM in Taxation. Build a strong knowledge base in all major areas of US federal taxation.
You can combine any of the LLM degrees with the Advanced Certificate in Law & Business.
For those working in the New York area, the Masters of Laws as well as the specializations in Competition, Innovation and Information Law; Environmental and Energy Law; International Legal Studies; and Taxation can be completed on a part-time basis.
Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD). As NYU School of Law’s most advanced law degree, the JSD provides intense training in academic research, geared primarily to those intending to pursue a career in academia.
Visiting Students, Fellows and Researchers
The Law School welcomes annually individuals from around the world into a variety of non-degree programs tailored to advance their studies or research. These visiting students, fellows and researchers are integrated into the Law School’s intellectual and social life. They engage with graduate students and professors, further enhancing everyone’s experience in our global community.
- Visiting Doctoral Researchers Program: For doctoral candidates at institutions abroad who wish to spend one academic year in residence to advance their research while affiliated with our JSD program.
- Global Fellows Program: For academics, practitioners, government officials and postdoctoral scholars from outside the US who wish to advance their research for future publication by spending up to a year at NYU Law.
- Post-graduate Fellowships: The Law School offers a range of fellowships for post-graduates who are pursuing careers in academia. These fellowships offer the opportunity to advance one’s scholarship while participating as an active member of our community.
- Centers and Institutes may sponsor their own fellowship or visitor programs for individuals whose work closely aligns with their missions or current research projects.
- Exchange Students: The Law School welcomes application for one semester of exchange studies from eligible students who are nominated by one of our partner institutions abroad.