New York Law School’s 130th Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 26 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


130th Commencement Exercises

NYLS will hold its annual Commencement Exercises, in-person, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This will be NYLS’s first in-person Commencement since 2019. We expect to host a small reception to toast the graduates just before the Commencement Exercises.

The Commencement Exercises will bring together the Class of 2022, as well as the Classes of 2021 and 2020, both of which had virtual ceremonies because of the pandemic. These three classes have much in common as they were together at NYLS when the pandemic struck and disrupted in-person operations. Because NYLS’s community is all about family, the decision to hold one very special event for these three very special classes makes the most sense.

The Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets, is a large, first-class, venue that can safely and comfortably accommodate, and celebrate, the graduates of all three classes, and their guests. The formal Commencement Exercises will be a single program in five main parts: a processional into the arena; a program with speakers and the awarding of an honorary degree and other honors and awards; by class year, the reading of the name of each graduate, and the distribution of a scroll to each of them as they individually cross the stage; concluding ceremonies; and, a recessional.


NYLS's in-person 130th Commencement Exercises will simultaneously be livestreamed from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. You can also join in the celebration on social using #NYLSCommencement.

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