Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions.
Located on the University’s campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.
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.
At NYU Law, academics are about more than just coursework; they are about interdisciplinary intellectual dialogue, first-hand lawyering and clinical experiences–and always, a global approach to training the leaders of tomorrow.
NYU Law has a range of signature scholarship programs that provide not only full tuition, but also intensive mentoring to develop tomorrow’s leaders.
One way that NYU Law creates a unique academic community is through its centers and institutes, which bring faculty and students together with leaders from a vast array of disciplines. No other law school can match either the variety or excellence of these institutions, which encourage the exchange of ideas through a combination of conferences, symposia, fellowships, academic programs and courses.
Through the efforts of their directors and coordinators, the centers and institutes host leading scholars and practitioners each semester. This flurry of activity is a boon to both faculty and students, who are given the opportunity to complement their formal coursework with many other forms of thoughtful interaction.