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Future LLM Students

New York University School of Law

Graduate Admissions, 139 MacDougal Street, Suite C-10, New York, NY 10012, USA
Phone: 212.998.6060 | Website: www.law.nyu.edu


Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. The Graduate Division is one of the largest and most intellectually diverse in the country, offering a breadth of opportunities for graduate students to integrate theory and practice in law, and to engage in intellectual projects with professors at the highest level. Master's and doctoral students from the US and around the world are integral to the law school's commitment to global legal education; they share worldviews and legal philosophies with each other, and develop friendships and professional connections that last the rest of their careers.

Located on the university's main campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law's academic buildings are nestled together on the southwest corner of Washington Square Park. It is a charming and convenient location for living and studying, and is minutes away from all that New York City has to offer. Many professors and students live in the neighborhood, creating community among the daily bustle of shoppers and restaurant seekers, and the energetic Village culture and nightlife.

Law School Enrollment

NYU School of Law offers the opportunity to study for one of nine LLM degrees at its main campus in New York City. Each year, the law school receives more than 2,800 full-time applications for a class of about 435 LLM students from more than 50 countries worldwide.

LLM Programs/Areas of Specialization

A first degree in law is required in order to meet the eligibility requirements for programs offered by the Graduate Division. Full-time programs begin only in the fall semester (August). Part-time applicants with a US law degree choose between spring entry (January) or fall entry; foreign-trained, part-time applicants may only apply for fall entry.

Students choose either the traditional LLM degree, which enables them to develop expertise in virtually any combination of courses and fields they wish, or one of our eight acclaimed specializations, in which students take a majority of their coursework in one area.

  • Traditional LLM *
  • Competition, Innovation, and Information Law *
  • Corporation Law
  • Environmental Law *
  • International Business Regulation, Litigation, and Arbitration
  • International Legal Studies *
  • International Taxation
  • Legal Theory
  • Taxation *

* denotes that the program may be completed on a part-time basis

Other Degrees and Certificates

The law school also offers the following degrees and certificates:

LLM Scholarship Programs

NYU offers highly competitive scholarships to full-time LLM students. Scholarships may cover a part of tuition, the full cost of tuition, or the full cost of tuition with an additional living stipend. Our website has complete information about scholarships and some options for financing your degree.

Admission and scholarship decisions are based on merit without regard to a student's financial need. While several full-time master’s students receive one of our scholarships annually, in most cases, financing the LLM degree remains the student’s responsibility. Therefore, all prospective students are encouraged to investigate all available financing options (loans, scholarships, and grants, etc.) that may be available to them in their home countries.

Academic and Student Life

The intellectual life at the law school is rich, and the graduate students' perspectives contribute to the dialogue in ways that can't be overstated. Students are encouraged to work on research projects with any of our 103 full-time faculty, or 33 centers and institutes, and to write or edit journals. They can also participate in myriad student organizations and enjoy many special events throughout the year that feature prominent domestic and foreign government officials, judges of national and international courts, and leaders of international and nongovernmental organizations. A full listing of our centers and institutes, journals, and student organizations, as well as a calendar of recent and upcoming events, is located on the School of Law website.


Students choose from a variety of options that enable them to live around Washington Square Park in close proximity to campus. Students may reside in one of two high-rise, apartment-style residence halls, or one of two low-rise buildings. Most students who live on campus are housed in a private bedroom in a two- or three-bedroom apartment. Family housing and one-person accommodations (studios and one-bedroom apartments) are available on a limited basis. A majority of our students and many of our faculty live close to each other, fostering and sustaining an engaged community.

Each year, students also choose to live throughout the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island), in New Jersey, or in Connecticut. The university offers guidance and advice to law students looking for housing in the private sector.

Career Services

The Graduate Division of the Office of Career Services provides comprehensive assistance for students and alumni seeking private-sector positions worldwide. The Public Interest Law Center aids students seeking jobs in government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations, and students may apply for limited funding from the law school to pursue certain fellowships, internships, and clerkships worldwide. Among the services offered are career-planning seminars, access to on- and off-campus recruiting programs, individual counseling, interview practice, and résumé and cover letter review. Key career events that occur during the academic year include

  • International Student Interview Program
  • Taxation Interview Program and NYU Day at the Tax Court
  • Public Interest Career Fair

The Academic Careers Program at NYU Law devotes enormous energy to assisting students with preparation for, and entry into, the law-teaching job market. From individualized counseling and support to a range of programs designed to introduce students to the law teaching field, NYU offers comprehensive career services to its aspiring professors.

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