New York Law School offers alumni a variety of ways to remain on the cutting-edge of the ever-changing legal profession, including auditing classes, free and reduced-cost CLE opportunities, and a top-ranked LL.M. program in Taxation.
Auditing classes is an optimal way to broaden your knowledge base and focus on a specific area of law. NYLS is pleased to offer free auditing privileges to all alumni.
Get started by completing the Audit Registration Form.
Continuing Legal Education Programs
NYLS is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in New York. Many of the School’s CLE offerings are free or reduced-cost to benefit our alumni and the greater New York legal community.
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CLE certificates for attending a program are distributed at the program and are signed by a CLE staff member at the end of the program or sent via email afterwards. You are responsible for keeping a copy of the CLE certificate for your own records. An administrative fee of $15 will be charged for replacement CLE certificates.
CLE Financial Aid Policy
Financial aid assistance is available for NYLS CLE courses. You must apply for financial aid assistance no later than two weeks prior to a course offering. All tuition assistance requests are subject to seating availability.
CLE financial aid assistance is based on income verification, as noted below.
Attorney Discounts (Non-NYLS Graduates)
Unemployed: Full scholarship
Income up to $50,000: 75% discount
Income $50,000–$65,000: 50% discount
Income above $65,000: No discount
Unemployed: Fee waived
Income up to $50,000: Fee waived
Income $50,000–$75,000: 50% discount
Income above $75,000: No discount
Application and Income Verification
To apply for financial aid assistance, send the following information to CLE@nyls.edu:
- Name, address, daytime phone, and email
- NYLS date of graduation if applicable
- The reason(s) for your financial aid assistance request
- If you are employed, a self-certified statement confirming your income bracket (from the table above), your title, and the name and address of your employer
- If you are unemployed, a personal statement confirming your current unemployment status
Written notice of cancellation must be received by NYLS no later than three days before a course offering for refund of the registration fee. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Partial refunds will not be issued after the start of the course.
For more information on CLEs, email CLE@nyls.edu.
Requirements for CLE in New York State
NYLS offers MCLE (mandatory continuing legal education) credit to attorneys who participate in programs sponsored by our journals and Centers and for those who audit our regularly scheduled classes.
Learn more about the New York State MCLE requirements. Contact the New York State CLE Board at 212.428.2105.