Coordinates : 40°43′50″N 73°59′58″W / 40.7305°N 73.9995°W / 40.7305; -73.9995
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
MOTTO "A Private University in the Public Service"
SCHOOL TYPE Private
DEAN Trevor Morrison
LOCATION New York , New York , U.S.
USNWR RANKING 6
BAR PASS RATE 97.18%
ABA PROFILE NYU Law Profile
The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is the law school of New York University . Established in 1835, it is the oldest law school in New York City . The school offers J.D. , LL.M. , and J.S.D. degrees in law, and is located in Greenwich Village , in downtown Manhattan .
NYU Law is currently ranked the second best
Law school in the World
by Shanghai's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by subject
Law. . And it is consistently ranked in the top 5 by the QS World
University Rankings .
U.S. News & World Report
NYU Law publishes ten student-edited law journals , including the New York University Law Review. The journals appear below in the order of their founding:
* New York University Law Review * NYU Annual Survey of American Law * NYU Journal of International Law and Politics * Review of Law & Social Change * Moot Court Board (which is considered a journal at NYU Law) * New York University Environmental Law Journal * Journal of Legislation & Public Policy * Journal of Law & Liberty * Journal of Law & Business * Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law
The law school's Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program is a full-tuition scholarship awarded each year to twenty students committed to public service.
NYU Law offers several fellowships to students admitted to the LLM Program. The Hauser Global Scholarship admits eight to ten top LLM students from all over the world. The scholarship includes full tuition waiver and reasonable accommodation costs. In addition, it offers the Hugo Grotius as well as Vanderbilt scholarships for International law studies and other branches of law respectively.
The school has a law and business program in which eight student-leaders in law and business are awarded fellowships in the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program. In addition, the NYU Center for Law, Economics and Organization administers the Lawrence Lederman Fellowship to facilitate the study of Law & Economics the program provides a $5,000 scholarship to selected students to work closely with NYU Law faculty and participate in a series of collaborative workshops designed to help students write a substantial research paper.
NYU Law also hosts the original chapter of the Unemployment Action Center .
LL.M. IN TAXATION PROGRAM
NYU Law School's LL.M. in Taxation and in International Taxation programs have been consistently ranked #1 by the U.S. News max-width:204px"> Furman Hall Mercer Street Residence NYU SCHOOL OF LAW HALLS
NYU Law School facilities at the school's Washington Square Campus include:
Located on West 3rd Street between Sullivan and Thompson Streets, and on Sullivan and Thompson Streets between West 3rd and West 4th Streets, Furman Hall opened on January 22, 2004 and is named for alumnus and donor Jay Furman . It connects to Vanderbilt Hall through the law library, part of which is underneath Sullivan Street. The underground level also hosts the Lawyering faculty. Floors one-three have classrooms, lounges, and study space. The fourth floor hosts the career counseling program, and the fifth and sixth floors house the legal practice clinics. The highest floors, generally inaccessible to non-residents, are apartments for faculty and their families. The ninth floor is accessible to students and hosts the Lester Pollack Colloquium room.
The building's West 3rd Street facade incorporates the remaining part of the facade of a townhouse that Edgar Allan Poe lived in from 1844 to 1846, near the site where the house originally stood, the result of a settlement between NYU and preservationists who objected to the university's 2000 plan to tear down the building, which had already lost two stories from the time that Poe dwelled there.
The Law School's Main Building, named after Arthur T. Vanderbilt , occupies the entire block between West Third and Washington Square South (West Fourth) and between Macdougal and Sullivan Streets. Part of the first floor as well as the underground floors host the library, which it shares with Furman Hall. The first floor also holds the auditorium, student center, and main banquet hall. The second floor is mostly classrooms, while the third and fourth floors are mostly faculty and dean offices.
MERCER STREET RESIDENCE
Located at 240 Mercer Street, on the southern side of West Third street, adjacent to Broadway, and a couple of blocks east of D'Agostino Hall, Wilf Hall, Furman Hall and Vanderbilt Hall, the Mercer Residence houses approximately 500 Law students and faculty. The basement is home to "Mercer Pub" (a room with couches, tables, and a small kitchen that can also be reserved by student groups for social events) and several student run organizations. Mercer Residence is available for summer housing for non-NYU Law students through its Summer Living in New York program.
D\'AGOSTINO RESIDENCE HALL
Located at the intersection of West Third Street and MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, D'Agostino Residence Hall houses approximately 300 law students and faculty. It is across the street from the rear of the main law school building, Vanderbilt Hall, and less than 1 block from Wilf Hall and Furman Hall..
Elevators to the apartments are on the highest level, the Front Desk is on the street level, and The Commons (residents' lounge with computers and printers) is on the lower level. One floor beneath The Commons is the sub-basement, home to most of NYU's legal journals. The second (above-ground) floor, houses numerous administrative offices (Development, Alumni Relations, Special Events, Communications, Human Resources and Financial Services). Two large function rooms - Lipton Hall and the Faculty Club - are also located in the building.
The law building is named after Filomen D'Agostino, one of the first woman lawyers, who graduated in 1920. Later in life, Ms. D'Agostino donated $4 million to support residential scholarship and faculty research; the school responded by naming their new apartment building after her.
D'Agostino Hall is also available for summer housing for non-NYU Law students through its Summer Living in New York program.
22 WASHINGTON SQUARE NORTH
22 Washington Square North, located in a historic 1830's townhouse on
the north side of
Washington Square Park
Wilf Hall, at 139 Macdougal Street, houses approximately a dozen of the schools centers, programs and institutes as well as the admissions offices (Graduate and JD). Per the NYU Law Magazine, it is a "campus destination for faculty, students, and research scholars from an array of disciplines to exchange ideas and, through their work, shape the public discourse around the leading social and political issues of the day."
Wilf Hall also contains the Provincetown Playhouse . The playhouse opened in the 1920s and premiered many Eugene O'Neil plays. The theatre is run by NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. The building was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects .
CENTERS AND INSTITUTES
NYU Law is home to many centers and institutes, specializing in various areas of law.
Brennan Center for Justice is a progressive, non-partisan
public policy and law institute that focuses on issues involving
democracy and justice.
* The Center for Law, Economics and Organization promotes
interdisciplinary research and teaching in law and economics. It is
directed by Jennifer Arlen, Oren Bar-Gill, John Ferejohn, Mark
Geistfeld, Lewis Kornhauser, and Geoffrey Miller.
* The Center on Law and Security is an independent, non-partisan,
global center of expertise designed to promote an informed
understanding of the major legal and security issues that define the
post-9/11 environment. Its fellows include:
Peter Bergen , Sidney
Blumenthal , Peter Clarke ,
Roger Cressey , Joshua Dratel, Carol
Barton Gellman ,
Bernard Haykel , Thomas Hegghammer, Brian
Palmer, Michael Sheehan , Alexandra Starr, Robert Windrem, and
Lawrence Wright . Its former fellows included: Paul Cruickshank, Amos
Baltasar Garzón ,
Tara McKelvey ,
Dana Priest , and Nir Rosen
. The Center generates local, national, and international awareness
of the legal dimension of security issues, including the Terrorist
Trial Report Card, a comprehensive study on every terrorism
prosecution in the United States since the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks .
Center on the Administration of Criminal Law is a think-tank
dedicated to the promotion of good government and prosecution
practices in criminal matters, with a focus. es on the exercise of
power and discretion by prosecutors. its academic component gathers
empirical research, publishes scholarship, and organizes and hosts
conferences and symposia. Its litigation component litigatae criminal
cases or cases having implications for the administration of criminal
law, particularly cases in which the exercise of power and discretion
by prosecutors raises substantive legal issues. Its public policy and
media component seeks to improve public dialogue on criminal justice
matters in various ways, including testifying before public officials
and the publishing of op-ed pieces.
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is a joint
venture between the law school and NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate
School of Public Service . It is an academic research center devoted
to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development and
* The Hauser Global Law School Program, launched in 1994, has moved
NYU School of Law beyond the traditional study of comparative and
international law to systematic examination of transnational issues.
The Program incorporates non-U.S. and transnational legal perspectives
into the Law School’s curriculum, promotes scholarship on
comparative and global law, and brings together faculty, scholars, and
students from around the world.
* The Institute for Executive Education offers focused training for
professionals and integrates key elements of law, business, and public
policy into its programming. Led by Faculty Director Gerald Rosenfeld
and Executive Director Erin O’Brien, the institute provides open
enrollment classes for individuals and custom programs for
* The Institute for
According to New York University School of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 93.7% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. NYU Law's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 3%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.
The law school was ranked # 6 of all law schools nationwide by the National Law Journal in terms of sending the highest percentage of 2015 graduates to the largest 100 law firms in the US (44.5%).
The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at NYU Law for the 2014-2015 academic year is $83,722. The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $309,177.
NYU Law has the second highest number of faculty who are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences with 19 inductees, behind only Harvard.
Some of NYU's notable professors include:
Alberto Alemanno (
European Union Law )
* William Allen (
Corporate Law , Chancellor of Delaware)
Philip Alston (Human Rights)
* José Enrique Alvarez (de) (
Judith Kaye , former Chief Judge of the New York Court
of Appeals , is an alumna;
Dennis G. Jacobs , Chief Judge of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
* ^ A B Official ABA Data
* ^ Law - Best Graduate Schools - Education - U.S. News & World
* ^ ,.
U.S. News & World Report