New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South, 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 an LLM degree at its main campus in New York City, or at the Bukit Timah campus of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, through a dual-degree program partnership. Each year, the law school welcomes about 425 full-time LLM students in New York, and the entering class in Singapore has averaged 40 students annually.
NYU Law offers a variety of options for students to live around Washington Square Park in close proximity to campus. Students may choose to 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 Office of Residential Life offers guidance and advisement to law students looking for housing in the private sector.
Graduate students in Singapore may choose to reside next to the Faculty of Law, live in one of the National University of Singapore residences, or receive assistance from brokers to locate a place that meets their individual needs among the many private options in the vibrant city-state.
LLM Programs/Areas of Specialization
NYU School of Law offers a variety of LLM programs and other graduate degree and certificate programs. A first degree in law is required in order to meet the eligibility requirements for programs offered by the Graduate Division. Prospective students must comply with the application procedures and submit their application form and required materials by the appropriate application deadline.
LLM in New York
At our New York City campus, students may 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. The master's degree specializations are:
- Competition, Innovation, and Information Law
- Corporation Law
- Environmental Law
- International Business Regulation, Litigation, and Arbitration
- International Legal Studies
- International Taxation
- Legal Theory
Dual LLM in Singapore
In Singapore, the NYU School of Law and the National University of Singapore (NUS), offer a dual-degree program for students who want to become leaders in international business and gain a foothold in Asia. Students earn two LLM degrees, one from NYU and one from NUS, in one year:
- NYU LLM in Global Business Law
- NUS LLM with optional specialization:
- Asian Legal Studies
- Corporate and Financial Services Law
- Intellectual Property and Technology Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Maritime Law
As part of this program, students may opt to take some classes in Shanghai at the East China University of Political Science and Law and, following graduation, travel to New York City for a seminar about legal institutions, thought, and practice in the United States.
Degrees and Certificates
The law school also offers the following degrees and certificates:
- Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD): a doctoral degree program that provides intensive training in academic research for those intending to pursue a career in academia.
- Executive LLM in Taxation: a primarily online course of part-time study for US and foreign-trained lawyers.
- Advanced Professional Certificate in Taxation: a certificate for JD graduates that offers direct access to a focused curriculum of advanced tax courses.
- Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business: a certificate for business lawyers from the NYU Stern School of Business, completed in conjunction with the LLM degree.
LLM Scholarship Programs
NYU offers a number of highly competitive scholarships to full-time LLM students in both New York City and Singapore. Scholarships may cover a part of tuition, the full cost of tuition, or the full cost of tuition with an additional living stipend. While most of our scholarship programs do not require additional application materials, prospective students are encouraged to review the LLM scholarship programs carefully to ensure they are considered for the scholarships for which they are eligible. Admission and scholarship decisions are based on merit without regard to a student's financial need.
For additional information about NYU School of Law's LLM programs, please visit the Graduate Admissions website, or contact:
Office of Graduate Admissions, NYU School of Law
139 MacDougal Street, Suite C-10
New York, NY 10012
Phone: +1 212.998.6060
Fax: +1 212.995.4883
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 109 full-time faculty, or 29 centers and institutes, and to write or edit journals. They can also participate in myriad student organizations, and enjoy many special events through 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.
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 they 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 in New York and Singapore, individual counseling, interview practice, and résumé and cover letter review. Key career events that occur during the academic year include:
- International Student Interview Program
- Asia Job Fair
- 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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