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Law School: New York University School of Law 
Address: 40 Washington Square South 
City: New York 
State, Zip: NY, 10012 
Country: United States  
Phone: (212) 998-6000 

Administrator Name: Irene Dorzback 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean 
Phone: (212) 998-6090 
Fax: (212)-995-4076 

Registrar's Name: Michelle Kirkland 
Phone No: (212) 998-6020 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Directors: Wendy Siegel, Clara Solomon; Associate Directors: Moon Kim, Ellyn Polansky, Rebecca Linden; Assistant Director: Sneha Kapadia Mody 

No. of hours required to graduate: 83 

No. of Full-time students 1464 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Total: 1464 

'13-'14 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 268  306  285  859 
Woman: 182  222  201  605 
Totals: 450  528  486  1464 
Black (Men): 13  17  39 
Black (Women): 14  27  20  61 
Hispanics (Men): 19  22  19  60 
Hispanics (Women): 14  20  13  47 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 24  27  26  77 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 29  29  21  79 
Disabled (Men): 10  22 
Disabled (Woman): 13 
Openly GLBT (Men):
Openly GLBT (Woman):

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? Yes 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 521 

Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Corporation Law 83 0
Traditional 108 6
International Legal Studies 60 2
International Tax 28 0
Taxation 121 115
Competition, Innovation & Information La 18 1
Law and the Global Economy (Singapore) 43 0
Executive Taxation Online 0 0 104 0
Legal Theory 9 0 0 0
Corporate Taxation 0 0 0 0
Environmental Law 8 0 2 0
International Business Regulation 26 0 0 0
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
JD/MPA-Harvard 6
JD/MPA-Princeton 3
JD/PhD 1
JD/Urban Planning 2
JD/JD (Osgoode) 1 0 0 0

Applications received: 7280 
Size of entering class: 450 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 146 
No. of states represented: 46 
In-state enrollment: N/A 
Out-state enrollment: N/A 
Foreign countries represented: N/A 

25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.57 3.85
Part-time N/A N/A N/A
Overall 3.57 3.85
Law School Admission Test


Full-time 170 174
Part-time N/A N/A N/A
Overall 170 174
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? No 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
Three students who attended foreign instituitions are excluded for the GPA calculation.

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Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic semester
Business Law Transactions Clinic semester
Children's Rights Clinic semester
Civil Rights Clinic year
Community Development & Economic Justice semester
Comparative Criminal Justice Clinic semester
Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic semester
Criminal and Community Defense Clinic year
Employment and Housing Discrimination Clinic semester
For a complete listing of our clinics visit
Equal Justice and Capital Defender Clinic semester
Family Defense Clinic year
Federal Defender Clinic year
Government Civil Litigation Clinic (EDNY) semester
Government Civil Litigation Clinic (SDNY) semester
Immigrant Defense Clinic semester
Immigrant Rights Clinic year
International Human Rights Clinic year
Juvenile Defender Clinic year
Litigation, Organizing, and Systemic Change Clinic semester
Mediation Clinic semester
Mediation - Advanced Clinic semester
Medical-Legal Advocacy Clinic semester
New York Civil Liberties Clinic semester
Prosecution Clinic (EDNY) semester
Prosecution Clinic (SDNY) semester
Racial Justice Clinic year
Tax Clinic year
Administrative and Regulatory State semester
Global Justice semester
LGBT Rights semester
Constitutional Transitions, Middle East Revolution year
Brennan Center Public Policy Clinic semester
Community Development and Economic Justice semester
International Environmental Law Clinic semester
International Organizations Clinic semester
Technology Law and Policy Clinic semester
Environmental Law Clinic semester

Is Moot Court a required activity? No 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
Moot Court Board is made up of 70 students most of whom participate in a writing competition in order to become Board members. Moot Court Board administers an intramural oral argument/brief writing competition open to all 2L and 3L students, sends teams to Moot Court competitions around the country and publishes a Casebook subscribed to by approximately 100 law schools nationwide.

Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
Annual Survey of American Law 95 X X
Environmental Law Journal 63 X
Journal of International Law & Politics 79 X
Journal of Legislation & Public Policy 42 X
Law Review 98 X X
Review of Law & Social Change 86 X
Law and Liberty 74 X
Law and Business 91 X
Moot Court 75 X
Journal of IP and Entertainment Law 42 X
African Law Association
American Civil Liberties Union
American Constitution Society
Asia Law Society
Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Allied Law Students Association
Christian Legal Fellowship
Coalition for Law and Representation
The Commentator
Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
Education Law and Policy Society
Environmental Law Society
Federalist Society
High School Law Institute
HIV Law Society
Intellectual Property & Entertaintment Law Society
International Law Society
JD/MBA Association
Jewish Law Students Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Latino Law Students Association
Law & Business Association
Law & Social Entrepreneurship Association
Law Democrats
Law Revue
Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Law Students for Human Rights
Law Women
Mediation Organization
Mental Health Law Association
Middle Eastern Law Students Association
National Lawyers Guild
Older Wiser Law Students
Open Meditation and Yoga Association
OUTLaw/Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Law Student Assoc
Law Students for Economic Justice (LawSEJ)
For a complete list of our organizations see
Real Estate & Urban Policy Forum
Research, Ed & Advocacy to Combat Homelessness
South Asian Law Students Association
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Student Bar Association
Student Lawyer Athletic Program
Substantial Performance
Suspension Representation Project
Unemployment Action Center
West Coast Connection
Women of Color Collective (WOCC)
Alternative Breaks
Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition
Art Law Society
Deans' Cup
Debtor's Rights Project
ESL Teachers Club
International Arbitration Association
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
Law and Film Society (LaFS)
Law & Government Society
Law Students for Economic Justice (LawSEJ)
Mock Trial (Trial Advocacy Society)
Muslim Law Students Association
NYU European Law Society
NYU Law Rugby
PORTMANTEAU - NYU Adventure Club
Transfer Student Committee (TSC)
Prisoners' Rights Education Project
Public Interest Law Foundation

Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ 4.33
       A 4.0
       A- 3.67
       B+ 3.33
       B 3.0
       B- 2.67
       C+ N/A N/A
       C 2.0
       C- N/A N/A
       D 1.0
       F 0

MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2013 graduation class)
Top 10%:  
Top 25%:  
Top 33%:  
Top 50%:  
Top 75%:  

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation:  
Do you have a pass/fail option? Yes
If "Yes", please describe: Students may elect to register for a total of 2 courses on a credit/fail basis during their final four semesters, provided the faculty member teaching the course lists the course as open to such registration. 
Are students ranked in their class? No
If so, how often?  
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: Registrar's Office will provide students with copies of their official transcripts or, upon the authorization of students, will send copies of official transcripts directly to them 

Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Pomeroy Scholars 10 top cumulative grades after first year
Butler Scholars 10 top cumulative grades after 4 semesters
Florence Allen Scholars top 10% after 4 semesters
Robert McKay Scholars top 25% after 4 semesters
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: 10%
Summa cum laude:
Magna cum laude: 10%
Cum laude: 25%

Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 53.93  New England: 2.02 
Business and industry: 4.94  Middle Atlantic: 67.87 
Government: 7.87  East North Central: 1.12 
Judicial clerkship: 14.38  West North Central: 0.67 
Military: 0.45  South Atlantic: 7.87 
Public interest organization: 18.20  East South Central: 2.47 
Academic: 0.22  West South Central: 2.25 
Job category not identified: 0.22  Mountain: 0.90 
Pacific: 11.91 
Non-US: 2.92 

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
1.  New York, NY   2.  Los Angeles, CA    3.  Washington, DC     4.  San Francisco, CA    5.  Philadelphia, PA
6.  Houston, TX     7.  Boston, MA     8.  Montgomery , AL     9.  Seattle, WA    10. Palo Alto, CA

  Week invitations are sent to employers:
February 13, 2012
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date:
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: To Email:
  Online beginning date: 02/15/2012 URL:
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2014 :
Fall OCI invitations will be sent to employers in May.
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
EIW: Interview dates are assigned based on the preference order of the employers' requests in combination with their submission of the NALP Employer’s Interview Outcome Form.  Fall/Spring
OCI: First come, first served.
  OCI Fee?
EIW: $200 Reg, $700 1st Sch, $500 Each Add'l, $400 1/2 Day Sch. Fall/Spring: TBD
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
EIW: 3/28; OCI: Rolling
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
We will attempt to schedule all California interviews in coordination with Columbia Law School's Early Interview Program.
  Describe required employer forms:
Registration is exclusively on-line.  Employers must submit their NALP Employer’s Interview Outcome Form in order to register and are encouraged to complete the employer profile on their Symplicity account for student reference.
OCI dates for August: 08/15/2012 - 08/17/2012
OCI dates for Fall: 09/19/2012 - 10/26/2012
OCI dates for Spring: 01/23/2013 - 03/08/2012
  Flyback dates:
NYU does not have a designated flyback week.

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
*OCI dates for Spring are TBD.
*Video conferencing is available on a limited, case-by-case basis.

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  No 
  If "No", explain:
Private Sector Employers: Computerized lottery program based on students' expressed preference.
Public Sector:  In general, employers are not permitted to prescreen; however, public sector employers are permitted to prescreen during Fall OCI only.

OCI drop date: 07/05/2012
Date student materials sent to employer: 07/23/2012
Date interview schedule sent to employer: 07/23/2012
Postage/express mail fee? All materials are on-line.
All materials, including student resumes and interview schedules, are available via Symplicity.  For EIW: Preliminary schedules will become available on 7/23; semi-final schedules are available on 8/10.  OCI: Materials are available 1 week prior to OCI date.
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  No 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
EIW is held off-campus at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Times Square.  Fall and Spring OCI are held on-campus in the Office of Career Services' Interview Suites in Furman Hall.  Registration for all interview programs is processed online at

NYU School of Law students may participate in the Patent Law Interview Program hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  This year, the program will be held on August 2-3, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Chicago. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LL.M. programs. Deadlines for students who have registered are listed below:
Deadline for Student Registration:                                                       Monday, March 5
Students Receive Symplicity passwords/bidding instructions:           Monday, April 16
Student Bidding Begins:                                                                       Tuesday, April 17
Deadline for Student Bidding:                                                               Thursday, May 3
Initial Interview Schedules Available on Symplicity:                             Monday, June 25
Interview Cancellation Period:                                                              Monday, June 25-  Wednesday, June 27
Final Schedules Available on Symplicity:                                              Friday, June 29
2012 Patent Law Interview Program:                                                   Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3
  Diversity Interview Programs:
In addition to the information listed above, NYU also maintains a list of annual diversity job fairs, scholarships, and fellowships, which we make available to our diverse student population.  NYU students have the opportunity to participate in a number of different programs nationwide including, but not limited to: Bay Area Diversity Fair, Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair, Cook County Bar Association Minority Student Job Fair, Council of Legal Opportunity Job Fair, Delaware Minority Job Fair, Dupont Job Fairs, Executive Diversity Career Opportunities Fair, Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Job Fair, IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities, Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair (LGBT), Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, National Black Law Students Association National Job Fair, National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair, Northwest Minority Job Fair, and the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair.

  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  No 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
NYU School of Law will always post jobs for students or alumni free of charge:

1) For the most timely entry, employers may input notices of job opportunities directly into Symplicity at Employers will receive a confirmation when the listing has been activated and the job should post within 48 hours during regular business hours.  Please direct any questions to   There are various options for receiving the resumes including a "batched" set on one specified date, or a contact name where the resumes can be forwarded individually.

Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First-year students are eligible to participate in the Spring On-Campus Interview Program.  Employers who are interested in hiring 1Ls are encouraged to interview students on campus. Employers may also post job listings on Symplicity free of charge for current students or laterals.  Listings are posted upon receipt and generally go live on-line within 48 hours.  Employers may also conduct targeted outreach to individual student groups, communicate with 1Ls and send invitations to 1L events and programs including receptions over the holiday break (for firms outside of NYC).  During the Spring, there are a numerous 1L events on campus featuring law firms including the "Progressive Lunch" in January and the "NYU Nationwide" each April.

The Office of Career Services regularly meets with diverse student groups, conducts orientation sessions, resume and interview workshops and panel discussions with alumni.  OCS also maintains a listing of Diversity programming available to all students. OCS compiles and distributes a Diversity Directory that includes the resumes of students who self-identify as diversity candidates to all OCI employers.  The Law School actively participates in the New York City Bar Diversity Fellowship program and OCS is a committee member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers.  OCS offers career-oriented programming and support to our An-Bryce scholars, who receive full tuition scholarships based on high-merit, challenging economic circumstances and adversity.  In addition, OCS works directly with employers who have communicated efforts to promote diverse attorneys and increase retention of diverse attorneys at their firm.  Firms are encouraged to conduct outreach directly to all of the diverse student groups directly as well.

Pro Bono Programs/Opportunities:

The Law School works to instill in all students its motto of a "private university in the public service." Students have many opportunities to get involved in public service through student pro bono groups, clinics, summer internships, and term-time internships. For example, since 2003 NYU has guaranteed funding for public interest summer internships for all 1L and 2L students.  Often these internships are transformative, enabling students to make a real contribution to underserved clients and to learn firsthand the need for continued pro bono contributions.
In 2010, the Law School instituted the Pro Bono/Public Service Award that recognizes students who do 50 or more hours of   law-related service over five semesters of law school. Beginning with the class of 2013, students who complete 50 hours of pro bono or public service will receive the Pro Bono Service Award Certificate from the Dean in the spring of 3L year. The 50 hours can include work for a student pro bono group, 25 hours of a 1L summer, 50 hours of a 2L summer, or 10 hours of pro bono work in a law firm.  Students track their own hours on Symplicity. NYU’s student pro bono groups provide many opportunities for students to live the school’s service ethic.  For example, in the Unemployment Action Center, students represent clients to obtain unemployment benefits. Through the Domestic Violence Project, they help domestic violence victims obtain restraining orders.  Through the Suspension Representation Project they represent students who are facing suspension from NYC public schools. The Alternative Spring and Winter Break program gives students the chance to spend a week volunteering in various cities throughout the country.  For a complete list of student organizations at the Law School, see

Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
NYU School of Law Non-Discrimination Policy:
New York University School of Law is committed to a policy prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, sex, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. The services of the Office of Career Services are available only to those employers whose practices are consistent with this policy. Please be advised that by interviewing our students, posting a job opening, or participating in our educational and networking programs, you are affirming that your employment practices are in compliance with this policy.

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a long record of academic excellence, national scholarly influence, and innovative achievements. It has long been a pacesetter in legal education, pioneering new approaches to practical-skills training and the early recognition that law has an increasingly global dimension, to which all students should be exposed in the classroom. The school's location in the financial and cultural capital of the world provides students ready access to the very best practitioners and policy makers, including top executives in business and finance, as well as leaders of international, governmental, and public interest organizations. Through its numerous clinics, centers, and institutes, the law school provides unparalleled professional experience for students who graduate to pursue careers in government, business, and, of course, the legal profession.

The curriculum at NYU School of Law is designed to offer students the best possible foundation in legal theory and practice, and to empower them with the skills they need to be successful lawyers—and leaders—in the twenty-first century. Taught by top-tier faculty, the curriculum is distinguished by its depth and breadth across all traditional areas of legal study, interdisciplinary strength, and global perspective. The law school is committed to providing students with a sophisticated understanding of how US law interacts with—and is informed by—the regimes of other nations and the international community, and to educating lawyers who will use their degrees to become leaders of the profession and of society.

In recent years, the law school has implemented several significant innovations in the curriculum, including the addition of a first-year Administrative and Regulatory State course, and a first-year elective that allows students to choose among constitutional law, corporations, international law, tax, or property.  The Lawyering Program, recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as the best of its kind, complements the theoretical and doctrinal courses offered in the first year, and sets the foundation for more than 32 fieldwork clinics that students can take in the upper years, including new offerings in business law, tax, and federal regulation.  

Students take classes from faculty who are leaders in their fields, including international, environmental, and criminal law, as well as from the foremost scholars in civil procedure, torts, and administrative law and policy. NYU Law has a distinguished interdisciplinary curriculum, including its law and philosophy program and a robust law and business program. The latter offers unique transactional courses that teach students how lawyers can add value to the strategic development, design, negotiation, and implementation of deals in law, finance, real estate, entertainment, tax, and business.

NYU Law's preeminent faculty are not only engaged in high-level scholarly inquiry and teaching, they can also be found contributing to the world beyond the classroom, advising international tribunals, testifying before Congress, authoring briefs in important cases, or working to protect the rights of immigrants and children. The faculty actively mentor their students, involving them in important work and helping them to develop their own scholarship. The faculty has expanded significantly in recent years, with 44 new members joining since 2002—resulting in total growth of 30 percent.

A rich intellectual life outside the classroom is sustained by more than 25 institutes and centers, including the Brennan Center for Justice, the Hauser Global Law School Program, the Institute for International Law and Justice, the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law, the Institute for Policy and Integrity, and the Pollack Center for Law and Business. These enterprises bring together leading faculty and professional teams of lawyers, economists, and policy experts to produce research and comm

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