For 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. To provide an extraordinary and innovative educational experience that embodies the fundamental values of the legal system and creates a bridge from scholarship and service to leadership and practice; To offer a vibrant, diverse, and forward-thinking center of legal studies where students develop the knowledge, skills, and professional values to serve their clients and have successful careers advancing justice, building the economy, and serving the various needs of modern society; and, To serve as an incubator of ideas and actions to be emulated throughout New York City, the nation, and the world.
New York Law School offers the following degrees:
J.D.; LL.M. in Taxation; LL.M. in American Business Law; Joint J.D./LL.M. in Taxation; Joint M.B.A./J.D. with Baruch College;
Joint Bachelor's Degree/J.D. with Stevens Institute of Technology.
New York Law School offers a two-year J.D. h onors program. Candidates for admission to the program are expected to possess unique academic credentials or to have completed at least two to three years of meaningful professional work experience.
New York Law School graduate degree programs are open to qualified lawyers who hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent foreign law degree. Graduate degrees may be completed on a full or part-time basis.
Joint Degree Programs
New York Law School recognizes that the diverse academic, professional, and community service experiences of the students sometimes lead to a desire to combine law study with advanced study in another academic discipline. Therefore, the School offers joint-degree programs that enable students to pursue both subjects more rigorously than either the J.D. or the master's degree alone would allow. The Law School offers two formalized joint-degree programs: J.D./M.B.A . with the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College of the City University of New York and J.D./M.A. in Forensic Psychology with John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.
Located in the Law School's new building the Mendik Library provides comfortable research and study facilities for students and faculty. It houses more than 5,00,000 volumes of books, microforms, and audio/visual materials. Wireless network access is also available in all Library areas. The major computer legal research database vendors, LexisNexis and Westlaw, have installations in the Library, offering training and support. In addition, the Library subscribes to an ever-growing number of electronic research products, including HeinOnline, Making of Modern Law, ProQuest Congressional, Bloomberg Law and JSTOR.
Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning
New York Law School believes that clinical and experiential learning is a critical part of legal education. They are committed to providing clinical or experiential learning opportunities for every student to be able to study and develop the skills of law practice. This sequence begins in the first year with Legal Practice, which all students take, and continues in the upper years when the s chool offers a broad, diverse, and exciting array of courses.
The counselling team helps students prepare for their transition from law student to lawyer. Throughout the first year, the Office of Career Planning brings career planning advice, training, and resources to students through Professional Development workshops and individual counseling sessions. Career support continues throughout the law school as the career counselors work with students one-on-one and through programming to develop and execute a job search plan.
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