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For almost two centuries, New York University School of Law has maintained a record of academic excellence and innovation. Its Graduate Division offers a breadth of opportunities for students to integrate theory and practice in law and to engage individually with professors on projects of the highest level.

At NYU, you will find powerhouse graduate programs in business and finance, international law, and taxation. You will learn from more than 100 influential academics in areas as diverse as constitutional law, criminal law, economic analysis of law, environmental law, legal philosophy, intellectual property, and competition policy. You will train for the profession through practice-based options, such as transactional classes, simulation courses, and clinical opportunities, and explore new perspectives on legal questions by attending classes at other divisions of the university. You will join classmates from around the world who will bring their insights and experience to the classroom while becoming your friends and personal global network.

All this happens at NYU Law’s campus in Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan. It is a charming and vibrant place with a neighborhood feel and energetic culture. You will engage with New York’s leading practitioners and policymakers both in and out of the classroom. Visits from prominent government officials; members of the judiciary; and leaders of the UN, international organizations, and NGOs will further enrich your experience.

LL.M. Program 

NYU Law’s Graduate Division, one of the largest and most diverse in the nation, offers an array of degrees and programs, including nine different LLM degrees and a JSD. You will enjoy the flexibility to design your curriculum, whether as a student in the Master of Laws program or one of our eight LLM specializations. Members of our faculty who are among the top scholars in their field, direct each of our programs, serving as mentors to the students. Most graduate students complete their degree program on a full-time basis. 

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Scholarships / Financial Aid Information

A graduate legal education is a significant investment. The Law School offers highly competitive scholarships to full-time LLMs, and full funding for four years to JSDs. Many students combine these with aid from other sources to meet the cost of attendance.

Full-time LLM Scholarships
With the founding of the Hauser Global Law School Program in the 1990s, NYU Law became one of the first in the nation to offer full scholarships to students in the LLM program. In the years since, the Law School has extended this commitment to include a range of scholarships to which both US and international students can apply.

Hauser Global Scholars Program – Prestigious merit-based scholarship given to exceptional LLM Students that provides full tuition and reasonable living expenses.

Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholarship – Given to one LLM student and provides tuition, reasonable living expenses, and one round trip economy airfare to and from NY.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships – Merit-based, full-tuition scholarhsip awarded to a select group of students who have demonstrated outstanding academic promise and/or achievement in thier field.

Dean’s Graduate Awards – Merit-based awards of varying amounts awarded to full-time masters students with significant academic promise and/or achievement in their field.

There are four Taxation Program Scholarships as well as Taxation specific Dean’s Graduate Awards.

You do not need to file a financial aid application to be considered for Law School funding; all required materials are collected in the admission application.

The review of scholarship applications takes place after notification of admission to the program. Except for the Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholarship, LLM scholarship decisions are based on merit without regard to financial need.

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Application requirements

To apply to the Graduate Division, you’ll submit some required materials via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and complete an online application by a specific deadline. Before you begin, review the Admission 2024 Application Instructions to ensure you comply with procedures and submit all required materials.

Online Application
Attach the following items to the form:
Personal Statement
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Fee ($85)
Addendum (if applicable)
Certain programs have additional attachments.

Supporting Materials
Submit the following items to LSAC:
Official Transcripts and Class Rank Statement
English Proficiency Test Score (if applicable)
Recommendation Letter(s)
Applicants must register for LSAC services.

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