How to Apply

To apply to our American Business Law LL.M. program, you must apply online through the LSAC LL.M. Application Service, by visiting this site

Applicants to our Tax LL.M. program may also apply using the PDF application.  However, foreign-educated attorneys who wish to apply to our Tax LL.M. program must apply through the LSAC LL.M. Application Service, by visiting  this site.

Please download the PDF before filling out the application electronically. Then complete and save, and send the application by e-mail to admissions@nyls.edu or mail the application to:

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Graduate Programs
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921

Please note that filling out the PDF form electronically requires Acrobat Reader version 8 or higher. The free program can be downloaded at www.adobe.com.

Application Instructions for Foreign Law Graduates

Applicants to the American Business Law LL.M. program, and applicants to the LL.M. in Taxation Law program who have completed their undergraduate and/or legal education outside the United States, with the exception of schools in Canada, must apply through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and have their transcripts evaluated through the International Transcript Authentication & Evaluation Service. Applicants arrange for official academic documents to be sent to LSAC for evaluation, authentication, and transmission to NYLS. You may create an LSAC LL.M. CAS account by visiting this site.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following documents: (1) completed application form; (2) all law school transcripts; (3) all other degree transcripts; (4) personal statement; (5) résumé; and (6) two letters of recommendation. In addition, some international students may be required to submit results from the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). While interviews are not a regular part of the admissions process, the admissions committee reserves the right to call any applicant for an interview during the evaluation process.

Education

All LL.M. applicants must have received or expect to receive a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an ABA-approved American law school or the foreign equivalent prior to matriculation. Official final transcripts confirming conferral of all undergraduate, graduate, and law degrees must be received from the issuing school prior to matriculation (No transcript is necessary for work completed at New York Law School).

Personal Statement

All LL.M. applicants are required to submit a two-page, typed, double-spaced personal statement. The statement provides applicants with an opportunity to describe their reasons for pursuing an LL.M. and to elaborate on their abilities and experience.

Letters of Recommendation

All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation in support of their application. Such letters should discuss the applicant’s analytic and writing skills and other factors relevant to the applicant’s ability to complete rigorous graduate level legal training.

Online Application

The LL.M. in Taxation application is available on this page as a PDF file that can be printed and mailed back to us. The complete application with the required attachments should be mailed to the admissions office.  Foreign-educated attorneys cannot use this online application and must submit their credentials through LSAC.

Application Fee

There is no application fee to apply.

English Requirement

LL.M. applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not studied law at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Results of the TOEFL must be forwarded to the Admissions Office for review. The minimum score requirement is 100 on the present scale.

Students with Disabilities

New York Law School complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. The Acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The Law School endeavors to assist students with disabilities to complete law school successfully and to perform in an academically comparable manner with other students.

The Law School’s Committee on Disability Issues formulates general policy on disability issues. It also establishes guidelines for decisions on individual accommodation requests. Determinations on requests for disability accommodations are made by the Office of Student Affairs, in accordance with the guidelines established by the Committee on Disability Issues.

Disclosures

The application form requires disclosure of all instances in which the applicant has been charged with, pleaded nolo contendere to, pleaded guilty to, or been found guilty of crime, offense or violation (with the sole exception of a minor traffic offense) and of any such actions pending or expected against the applicant. Conviction of DUI (or any other alcohol or drug-related offense) is not a minor traffic offense. Failure to disclose this information on the application may result in dismissal from school or revocation of any degree awarded. Any failure to disclose this information will also be reported to the bar.