Through the NYLS Advanced Studies Program, JD students who successfully
complete certain upper level courses at New York Law School may receive
advanced standing credit toward their LLM or MA degree. With advanced
standing, students who are pursuing an LLM or MA degree in the typical two
to four post-JD semesters will be able to complete their degree
requirements more quickly.
The Advanced Studies Program is just one of the ways that students may complete an LLM degree at New York Law School. For more information on all of our programs options please visit: Graduate Degree Program Options.
The available advanced standing credits for qualified courses vary by program.
• Financial Services LLM. Up to 6 qualified JD credits may be
counted toward the LLM degree.
• Real Estate LLM. Up to 8 qualified JD credits may be counted toward the LLM degree.
• LLM in Taxation. Up to 6 qualified JD credits may be counted toward the LLM degree.
• MA in Mental Disability Law Studies. Up to 9 qualified JD credits may be counted toward the MA degree.
each case, advanced standing credits may be counted toward the required
number of credits for the LLM or MA degree or applied to reduce graduate
tuition, at the student’s option. Advanced standing credit must be
approved by the respective Graduate Program Director.
Students in the NYLS Advanced Studies Program may enroll in the LLM or MA degree program on a full or part-time basis.
Only JD courses taken at New York Law School may be credited toward a graduate degree program through the Advanced Studies Program. To be eligible for the Advanced Studies Program, students must begin their graduate program within 5 years of completing their JD degree.
Qualified students who are enrolled in a JD program at another law school may, with the permission of their home institution, spend a summer or one or two semesters visiting at NYLS. Visiting JD students may participate in the New York Law School Advanced Studies Program and earn advanced standing credit toward an LLM or MA degree at New York Law School.
information please see the Graduate Program website or contact the Program
Director of the respective Program.
For Financial Services Law, contact Professor Ronald Filler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-431-2812.
For Real Estate Law, contact Professor Marshall Tracht at email@example.com or 212-431-2139.
For Taxation Law, please contact Professor Ann Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.2305.
For Mental Disability Law Studies, please contact Senior Administrator Liane Bass at email@example.com or at 212-431-2125.