Business and Law Schools Forge a Unique and Historic Co-location Agreement at Lower Manhattan Campus
New York (April 28, 2015) – The New York City location of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School will move from midtown Manhattan to the Tribeca campus of New York Law School (NYLS) this summer through a unique co-location agreement between the two professional schools, announced Joel Seligman, President of the University of Rochester, and Anthony W. Crowell, President and Dean of New York Law School.
The agreement between the two professional academic institutions is a creative, multi-year arrangement that aims to form an innovative partnership to optimize resources and capitalize on the different schedules and programs of the two institutions. The Simon Business School offers courses in New York City for 13-month part-time graduate programs designed for working professionals, with M.S. programs in finance, management, and health care management. Simon students attend classes primarily on weekends, while students of NYLS, which offers full- and part-time law degree programs and a two-year J.D. honors program, attend primarily during the week with some weekend options. The business school, which had been located in a commercial office building, will move its NYC administrative offices and academic course offerings to the NYLS facility. Students will be able to take advantage of the classrooms, library, meeting and event spaces, and other amenities of NYLS’s high-tech urban campus, located at 185 West Broadway (at Leonard Street). The move to Lower Manhattan, which is under review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will provide students with a comprehensive and unmatched learning environment, along with direct access to Wall Street, the City’s civic center, and tech corridor. This will be the only co-located law school and business school under one roof in New York City.
“Lower Manhattan is the epicenter both for business and law in the global economy. New York Law School’s Strategic Plan emphasized a priority of the school to develop strategic alliances that could provide students unprecedented opportunities in business or financial services. The co-location of NYLS and the Simon Business School’s NYC Center creates a unique opportunity to harness the synergies that exist between the two institutions. We look forward to welcoming the business school faculty, staff, and students to our campus and building a culture of community between our schools, while maintaining each individual institution’s identity,” said Anthony Crowell, President and Dean of New York Law School.
“We are delighted to be moving our New York City specialized master’s courses to the New York Law School campus,” said University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. “NYLS has a proud 125-year history of legal education and offers premier facilities and a central location for our students and alumni in the Tri-state area.”
“This is a tremendous new home for Simon’s New York City graduate business educational options with exciting potential to expand our reach,” said Simon Business School Dean Andrew Ainslie. “NYLS and the University of Rochester have in common a deep heritage with a combined 280 years of serving our respective communities. This is the start of a great relationship. It has the potential to grow deeper by exploring joint educational opportunities moving forward.”
Each institution offers an impressive array of course offerings and opportunities for high caliber professional study. Beginning this summer, NYLS will work with the Simon Business School to develop new opportunities for students to receive business education as part of their legal studies, as well as to offer corresponding legal coursework to the business school students.
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the City as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors nearly 125 years ago, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the City, lead large and small firms, and gained broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and finance; government and public interest; and intellectual property, media, technology and applied sciences. NYLS has more than 17,000 graduates and currently enrolls approximately 1,000 full-time and part-time students in its J.D. programs. The Law School also offers advanced-degree programs in American Business Law and Tax Law. The National Jurist rated NYLS No. 1 for clinical and experiential learning in New York State and No. 13 nationally. It also rated NYLS No. 15 nationally for its graduate Tax program. The New York Law Journal rated NYLS No. 1 for its graduate American Business Law program.
Learn more about New York’s law school at www.nyls.edu.
About the Simon Business School
The Simon Business School is currently ranked among the leading graduate business schools in the world in rankings published by the popular press, including Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, and the Financial Times of London. The Financial Times of London recently rated the School No. 3 in the world for economics and No. 5 in the world for finance. The Simon School offers a full range of part-time and full-time business degree programs, including undergraduate, M.B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. offerings at its main campus in Rochester, New York. The Simon Business School has more than 3,000 alumni in the Tri-state area and has been offering graduate-level courses leading to master’s degrees in the University’s New York City extension center since 2011. More information about Simon Business School is available at www.simon.rochester.edu.
About the University of Rochester
Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation’s leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon Business School, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery. The University recently surpassed its $1.2B Meliora Challenge campaign goal, 15 months ahead of schedule.