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NYU School of Law

New York University ("NYU"), founded in 1831, is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.

NYU has more than 40,000 students attending 14 schools and colleges at five major centers in Manhattan and in more than 25 countries around the world. Enrollment in the undergraduate divisions of the University ranges between 100 and 6,500.

While some introductory classes have large numbers of students, many classes are small. With more than 2,500 courses offered the University awards more than 25 different degrees. Today, students come from every state in the union and from 133 foreign countries. The faculty now totals over 3,100 full-time members.

The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village is one of the city's most creative and energetic communities. Beyond the Village, New York City becomes an extension of the University's campus.

The law school

New York University School of Law, was the first law school established in New York City. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, it was founded in 1835, and has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence.

NYU Law and the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, in Toronto, Canada, entered into an agreement in 2005, that permits select students to obtain a joint-Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and JD, studying at both schools, in four years. The ambitious program began in the fall of 2006 and accommodates up to 20 students per year. Since then, they have also implemented a jointly granted NYU/Osgoode LLB/LLM program in which graduates are awarded the LLB as well as an LLM from NYU in only 3 and a half years. The NYU School of Law has also entered into similar dual degree agreements with the University of Melbourne Law School and the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.

Further, NYU Law has been a pioneer and leader in programs such as clinical education, public service and global studies. NYU Law continues to be exceptional among U.S. law schools for the extensive scope of opportunities offered to students to integrate theory and practice in law.

Tuition fees

Tuition, full time, per term $22,410.00
Nonreturnable registration and services fee:
Fall Term 2009 $583.00
Spring Term 2010 $596.00
Additional Tuition, 16 or more credit hours per term, per point (Includes a non-refundable registration and services fee of $28.00) $1,895.00
Tuition, per point $1,867.00
Nonreturnable registration and services fee:
First point Fall Term 2009 $286.00
First point Spring Term 2010 $299.00
Nonreturnable registration and services fee $28.00

Entry Requirements

A applicant for the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.), Executive Master of Laws (E-LL.M.) or Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) within the Graduate Division at New York University School of Law must hold the first degree in law (J.D. or LL.B.) from a law school that is approved by the Section of Legal Education of the American Bar Association or a bachelor of laws degree from a non-U.S. law school approved by its foreign equivalent.

Candidates who received their legal education from schools in Bologna-signatory countries must have academic credentials that permit them entry into legal practice; typically, three-year Bologna-compliant bachelor’s degrees are not sufficient to meet this standard.

A J.S.D. candidate must also hold an accredited advanced law degree (LL.M. or equivalent) from a U.S. or foreign law school.

A potential LL.M. or E-LL.M. applicant in his or her final year of study toward the first degree in law is eligible to apply only if he or she will complete all necessary requirements to receive the degree by the start date of the intended program. A prospective J.S.D. student who is currently enrolled in a graduate law degree program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States (including NYU School of Law) or a non-U.S. law school approved by its foreign equivalent, and will have earned a graduate law degree prior to enrollment, may apply to the J.S.D. program for the Fall semester following the completion of the advanced degree.

The Program

NYU’s primary graduate degree is the Master of Laws, and students have the option to apply for study in New York City and in Singapore. Master’s students take classes with J.D. students and also benefit from some LL.M.-only options, affording the opportunity to connect and develop relationships with fellow students from the U.S. around the world.

Prospective students may choose between the traditional LL.M. program, which enables students to develop expertise in virtually any combination of courses, and fields they wish, and our eight acclaimed specialized LL.M. programs, including two new programs in environmental law and international business regulation, litigation and arbitration. While most students attend full-time for one year (from August to May), some programs are available on a part-time basis for practicing lawyers.

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