New York University School of Law, founded in 1835, is located on the University's main campus in Greenwich Village in New York City.
NYU School of Law is committed to enrolling a student body from a broad spectrum of society, with the strongest combination of qualifications and the greatest potential to contribute to the diversity and dynamism of the Law School community. The Law School strives to provide access to the finest legal education to members of groups under-represented in the legal profession.
The Law School community is enormously enhanced by our students' diverse backgrounds and experiences. Twenty-five percent of the Law School's J.D. students are students of color. More than 170 colleges and universities are represented in the Law School's student body. Seventy percent of the J.D. entering class enroll at the Law School after engaging in a variety of professional pursuits.
NYU Law has a range of signature scholarship programs that provide not only full tuition, but also intensive mentoring to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Furman Academic Scholars focus on future legal teaching careers; the Furman Academic Fellowship program allows recent NYU Law graduates to continue that focus even after earning a J.D. Prospective students who want to pursue public interest can apply to the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program. AnBryce Scholars come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and are among the first in their immediate families to seek a graduate degree.
Other flagship programs include the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business, which gives scholarships in amounts up to full tuition to students on non-traditional career paths bridging the legal and commercial worlds, and the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, which awards a stipend as part of a fellowship for 3Ls wanting a leg up on a public service career focused on civil liberties.
Check out recent posts from our student blog:
I sat down with Amy Wolfe, a 1L, this week to ask her a few questions about NYU Law School from the perspective of a student.
Posted: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:58:55
There's this weird tradition in American law schools that seems particularly out of place in a world of musty casebooks, crippling workloads, and reflexively competitive people. Every year, all across this great nation of ours, future litigators, judges, educators, and businessmen stop studying, put on stage makeup, and pretend like they're actors in the strange, sometimes scary ritual of legal education we call Law Revue.
Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:05:43
Not sure what to expect when you visit NYU Law? Food, drink, and general merriment, certainly. But that's far from all.
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:15:09
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a moot court competition?
Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:18:16
One thing I recall from school is how my friends would say, “Wow, that year went by so fast,” or “It felt like that year went by so much faster than last year.” Every year they would say this, and I could never tell if they remembered saying the exact same thing the year before. [...]
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:19:03
Nearly the whole 1L class packed Tishman Auditorium on March 5, leaving only a few seats to spare as NYU School of Law hosted live Second Circuit oral arguments.
Posted: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:23:32
Two months into the spring semester, I share some of my experiences as an exchange student at the National University of Singapore.
Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:03:44
At a public meeting in Greenberg Lounge two weeks ago, I saw Professor Samuel Estreicher, who teaches employment law and appellate advocacy here at NYU, defend his position that students should be allowed to sit for the bar after two years of law school and to have the option of walking with a certificate, rather than a J.D.
Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:02:17
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