Through the NYLS Advanced Studies Program, J.D. students who successfully complete certain upper- level courses at New York Law School may receive advanced standing credit toward their LL.M. or M.A. degree. With advanced standing, students who are pursuing an LL.M. or M.A. degree in the typical two to four post-J.D. semesters will be able to complete their degree requirements more quickly.
An advanced studies program is also available for non-J.D. students pursuing a M.A. degree. Please see the M.A. Degree Requirements for more information.
Advanced Standing Credits
The available advanced standing credits for qualified courses vary by program.
- Financial Services LL.M. Up to 6 qualified J.D. credits may be counted toward the LL.M. degree.
- Real Estate LL.M. Up to 8 qualified J.D. credits may be counted toward the LL.M. degree.
- LL.M. in Taxation. Up to 6 qualified J.D. credits may be counted toward the LL.M. degree.
- M.A. in Mental Disability Law Studies. Up to 9 qualified J.D. credits may be counted toward the M.A. degree.
In each case, advanced standing credits may be counted toward the required number of credits for the LL.M. or M.A. 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 LL.M. or M.A. degree program on a full- or part-time basis.
For LL.M. students, only J.D. 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 LL.M. Advanced Studies Program, students must begin their graduate program within five years of completing their J.D. degree.
For M.A. students, J.D. courses taken at New York Law School or at one of the Online Mental Disability Law Program’s partnership schools may be credited toward a graduate-degree program through the Advanced Studies Program. To be eligible for the M.A. Advanced Studies Program, students must have successfully completed previous course work as of 2006. For successfully completed previous course work from 2002-2006, eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis.
Qualified students who are enrolled in a J.D. 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 J.D. students may participate in the New York Law School Advanced Studies Program and earn advanced standing credit toward an LL.M. or M.A. degree at New York Law School.
For more information please see the Graduate Program website or contact the Program Director or Administrator 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.