Admissions News and Updates

‘U.S. News’ Recognizes NYLS in Three Categories

New York Law School was listed among the top law schools in the nation for clinical training and part-time programs by U.S. News & World Report. NYLS also scored high on the Law School Diversity Index. Click here to view the clinical training list.

‘National Jurist’ Ranks NYLS One of Best Schools for Practical Training

New York Law School was recognized by The National Jurist as one of the best schools in the nation for practical training. Click here to view the complete article.

NYLS Among the Most Diverse Schools

Hispanic Outlook Magazine named New York Law School to its list of Top 25 Law Schools with Majority/Minority Hispanic Enrollment and its list of Top 25 Law Schools Granting Most Degrees to Hispanics. Click here to view the complete lists. And, as mentioned above, NYLS scored high on U.S. News & World Report‘s Law School Diversity Index.

Bar Pass Surge

New York Law School’s pass rate for first-time July New York bar exam takers surged by 13.6 points to 83.4 percent in 2013. That gain was the largest among all of the law schools in the state. Quoted in the New York Law Journal, Dean Crowell said that the NYLS graduates “went in to the bar prep period feeling more confident and having less of a learning curve [because of new programs and initiatives put in place in 2013]. We’re very pleased, and it’s a terrific step in the right direction.”

High Ranking for Faculty Scholarship

New York Law School was ranked in the top third of law schools for scholarly impact in a study by professors at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, using methodology developed by Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law School. Click here to read more.

NYLS Recognized for Law Practice Technology

New York Law School was honored in May 2013 as one of 13 top law schools teaching law practice technology by the eLawyering Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. The Task Force recognized New York Law School’s Certificate Program in Mastery of Law Practice Technology. Click here to read more.

NYLS Honored for Pro Bono Work

New York Law School was named to the 2013 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It was the only law school in New York State to make the list, and one of only three law schools in the country named to the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Click here to read more.

NYLS Announces Two-Year J.D. Honors Program

New York Law School announced that, beginning in January 2015, it will offer a two-year J.D. honors program. Candidates for admission will be expected to have completed at least two to three years of meaningful professional work experience or possess unique academic credentials. Because it is an honors program, admission will automatically come with at least a $50,000 merit scholarship for the two-year program for all enrolled students. The National Jurist and Crain’s New York Business covered the announcement, and Dean Crowell was interviewed about the program on New York Public Radio and Bloomberg Law.

Dean Crowell Honored by ‘Crain’s New York Business’

Dean Anthony W. Crowell was selected by Crain’s New York Business as  one of its “People to Watch  in Higher Education” in September 2013. He is the only law school dean to be named to the list. Crain’s  says, “Anthony Crowell was appointed New York Law School  president and dean a little more than a year ago, and he’s already making waves.” Click here to view the complete article.

Two Recent Grads Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Forbes, a prominent business magazine, named Amie Stepanovich ’10 and Trevor Timm ’11 to this year’s 30 Under 30 list. Both are actively involved in some of the most timely and controversial technology and civil liberties issues of the day. Click here to read more.