New York Law School permits students in good academic standing to take courses and earn academic credits only through American Bar Association-approved summer abroad programs.
For a list of ABA-approved study abroad programs, please click here.
For non-NYLS summer abroad programs, students must obtain permission from the Office of Academic Affairs (5th Floor of the “C” building) before attending such a program. All courses must also be approved in advance. Please visit the Office of Academic Affairs to fill out a permission form. That office has also posted a list of frequently asked questions concerning study abroad.
New York Law School will transfer up to six credits from a summer abroad program and apply them towards the 86 credits needed for graduation, provided that the grade received was a “C” or higher.
Students will receive only credit for non-NYLS summer abroad programs. (New York Law School does not accept or transfer the actual letter grades for non-NYLS summer abroad programs.)
Please note that credit will be given for only one summer abroad program. Furthermore, students should be aware that, generally, residence credit will not be awarded for a summer abroad program and, therefore, students may not use such programs to accelerate their date of graduation. (Resident credit is awarded only for those programs in which the in-class component of the program is at least eight weeks long.)