About the School

Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the City as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since NYLS opened its doors more than 120 years ago, its graduates have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the City, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Our renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, business and finance law, media and information law, tax law, real estate, and a number of interdisciplinary fields.

NYLS has more than 15,000 graduates and currently enrolls approximately 1,500 full-time and part-time students in its J.D. program and 95 students in its advanced-degree programs in American business law and taxation. To learn more about the School, click here to see our Viewbook.