Beginning in January 2015, New York Law School will offer a two-year J.D. honors program. Candidates for admission to the program will be expected to have completed at least two to three years of meaningful professional work experience or possess unique academic credentials.
The cost of the program will be no more than two-thirds of that of a traditional J.D. at the Law School; because it is an honors program, admission will automatically come with at least a $25,000 merit scholarship per year for each of the two years, for all enrolled students. In addition, the program is designed to allow students to participate fully in important co-curricular activities such as law review and moot court and to take advantage of clinics and other experiential learning opportunities.
The Law School’s innovative, accelerated honors J.D. program requires an exceptional commitment to year-round, intensive academic work. It is geared to the candidate seeking a legal education who has strong credentials and the drive to complete such a rigorous program.
The program focuses on key growth sectors of the City’s economy: business and financial services; government and public interest; and intellectual property, media, and technology. The Law School will also guarantee postgraduate fellowships to all two-year honor students through partnerships with firms, companies, nonprofits organizations, and government agencies.”
The two-year honors program capitalizes on the Law School’s top-notch faculty, strong academic programs, and ability to connect to individuals, groups, and enterprises working in areas of law including New York City law, real estate law, intellectual property law, public interest law, and more. .
For more information about the program, please contact our Office of Admissions:T: 212.431.2888