Welcome, prospective students!
For more than 125 years, New York Law School has been a leader in providing an innovative legal education, delivered by a world-class faculty, in the most important city in the world. Learn more about NYLS’s J.D. and LL.M. programs to discover which path is the best fit for you.
The Day Division is a three-year, full-time course of study. In addition to core foundational courses and more than 250 upper-level electives, NYLS's distinctive skills-based curriculum allows students to specialize through our six academic centers.
The Evening Division is a four-year, part-time course of study that enables full-time working professionals or others with daytime obligations to pursue a legal education.
The NYLS LL.M. in Taxation program has been ranked No. 1 by readers of the New York Law Journal for 10 years in a row. The program takes advantage of New York City’s many resources, and our extraordinary faculty, to offer specialized training in this important practice area.
Admissions Events at NYLS
Get to know the NYLS Community at one of the events hosted by the Admissions team throughout the year.
News and Accolades
- NYLS’s job placement rate for the Class of 2019, 10 months after graduation, was 91 percent overall employment and 88 percent in “Gold Standard” jobs.
- Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell was named to the Crain’s New York Business list of "Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives," the only law dean on the list.
- Asylum Clinic Director Claire Thomas ’11 won a Fulbright Award to research solutions for asylum-seekers in Mexico beginning in 2021.
- NYLS was named the No. 2 law school for Government by National Jurist's preLaw. The School was also listed as a top school for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law, Prosecutor/Defender, Public Policy, Tax Law, Trial Advocacy, and Best Law School Buildings.
- Our Dispute Resolution Team finished first in the New York State Bar Association’s Judith Kaye Arbitration Competition, second in the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Regional Arbitration Competition, and was a finalist in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition.
- Our Moot Court Association made it to the quarterfinals of the 70th annual National Moot Court Competition and the National Veterans Moot Court Competition. Later, the team was a quarterfinalist in the National Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.
- Our chapter of the Black Law Students Association was named Northeast “Chapter of the Year” for its outstanding community service, educational outreach, and minority retention activities.
- NYLS student Kayla Santosuosso 4L Evening was one of six finalists nationally for National Jurist’s “Law Students of the Year.”
- Professor Rebecca Roiphe won the Sanford D. Levy Award from the New York State Bar Association for her significant contributions to the field of professional ethics.
- Our LL.M. in Taxation was voted No. 1 by New York Law Journal readers for 10 years straight.
A Message From Dean Anthony W. Crowell
Q&A With New York Law School Students