School of Law

A Tradition of Innovation

NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with more than 95 full-time faculty375 courses16 areas of studyover 30 centers, and over 80 student groups. The Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education and assured our graduates are practice-ready for today's world. 

Public Service. NYU Law is a pacesetter in public service. The Law School offers more than 40 clinics, and guarantees summer funding for 1Ls and 2Ls working in government and nonprofit organization

Global Opportunities. A leader in international law, NYU Law is home to the Hauser Global Law School Program and the Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies. It also offers NYU Law Abroad in Buenos Aires and Paris.

Law and Business. NYU Law has the most extensive range of law and business offerings in legal education. The Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business offers training for students seeking legal education as a background for top positions in business.


Founded: 1835 in New York City
Dean: Troy McKenzie '00
Academic Year Calendar: Semester
Degree Programs Offered: JD, LLM, JSD
Student Body: 1,370 full-time day students (no part-time or evening)
Centers and Institutes: 30+
Clinics: 40+
Student-run Publications: 10
Student Organizations: 80+