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.
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.
- NYLS was ranked No. 2 for Government Law by preLaw magazine, based on strong links to state and local government.
- Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell was named to City & State New York's “The 2020 Higher Education Power 50,” City & State New York's “The 2020 Law Power 100,” and Crain’s New York Business's “2020 Notable LGBTQ Leaders & Executives.”
- In the past year, preLaw magazine listed NYLS as among the top law schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Human Rights Law, IP Law, Legal Technology, Prosecutor/Defender, Public Policy, Tax Law, and Trial Advocacy—as well as a 2021 “Leader in Racial Justice."
- NYLS was selected after a competitive, nationwide search to be the American Bar Association Family Law Section’s academic partner in producing The Family Law Quarterly.
- NYLS's LL.M. in Taxation was voted No. 1 by New York Law Journal readers for 11 years straight.
- Student Konstantine Tettonis 1L Evening and Alumna Leni Morrison Cummins ’08 were named to the City & State New York “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” list.
- Student Kayla Santosuosso 4L Evening was named a finalist for the National Jurist's “Law Students of the Year,” one of 10 law students recognized nationally.
A Message From Dean Anthony W. Crowell
Q&A With New York Law School Students