NYU Law School

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The New York University School of Law (NYU Law) is the law school of New York University. Established in 1835, the school offers the J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. degrees in law, and is located in Greenwich Village, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. NYU Law was the first law school established in New York City. It is currently ranked 4th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, and is the highest ranked law school in the State of New York.

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NYU Law School Admissions

NYU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 34% of its applicants. Comparatively, Nyu is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 5716 1892 (33.10%) 426 (7.5%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.61 3.78 3.87
LSAT 166 169 171

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $59,330 $59,330
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $26,634
  • Living off-campus: $26,634
  • Living at home: $26,634

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 02/15
  • Application Fee: $85

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NYU Law School Community

NYU Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Nyu is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 149
  • Part Time: 150


  • # Female Faculty: 96
  • # Minority Faculty: 40


9.4 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

NYU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. NYU Law School 1L section size is 43% larger than law schools in New York and 55% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

NYU Law School: 323
New York Average: 184
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 226
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 380

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 73
  • Law Journals: 781
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 1.6%
  • Second Year: 0.4%
  • Third Year: 0.6%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

NYU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The NYU Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 99% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 81.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 69.0%
  • Business: 4.0%
  • Government: 5.0%
  • Public Interest: 11.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • New York: 71%
  • California: 8%
  • District of Columbia: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 81.0%
  • First Time Takers: 464
  • Average School: 95.7%
  • Average State: 78.6%
  • Pass Difference: 17.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 360 of 376 (95.7%)
  • State Average: 78.6%
  • Difference: 17.1%