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A Tradition of Innovation

NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with more than 100 faculty, 300 courses, 16 areas of study, over 30 centers, and over 80 student organizations.

The Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education, regularly launching initiatives to assure that our graduates are practice-ready for today's world. Recent examples include NYU Law Abroad and our Washington, DC-based Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.

To hear students and recent alumni talk about their NYU Law experiences, visit our multimedia project, "The View from Washington Square."

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Public Service

NYU Law is a pacesetter in Public Service. The Law School offers 39 clinics, and guarantees summer funding for 1Ls and 2Ls working in government and nonprofit organizations. Read More

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Global Opportunities

A leader in international law, NYU Law is home to the Hauser Global Law School Program and now offers NYU Law Abroad for 3Ls in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai. Read More

 

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Law and Business

The Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business offers training tailored to students seeking legal education as a background for top positions in business. Read more

A Brief History of NYU Law

1890
Women are admitted for the first time.

1951
The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program is founded.

1981
Our integrated clinical curriculum is established.

1986
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program begins. 

1995
The Hauser Global Law School Program is founded.

2003
PILC Summer Funding begins.

2006
1L electives are introduced to give students a head start in pursuing specific interests.

2007
The Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business is formed.

2012
New academic initiatives are announced, including NYU Law Abroad.

2014
The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement launches.

2016
The NYU Law Strategic Plan is introduced. 

2018 
The Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies is founded.