New York University

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40 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012

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#6 Best Law Schools


#1 in Tax Law

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The School of Law at New York University has an application deadline of February 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at New York University is $85. Its tuition is full-time: $54,678 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 8.9:1. The School of Law at New York University has 205 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

From their first year, law students at NYU Law get an interactive experience in practical legal skills through the school’s Lawyering Program. In their second and third year, students can further test their knowledge in more than 30 legal clinics and about 25 on-campus centers, in addition to dynamic Colloquia seminar classes that consist of a series of workshops on a given subject.

Students can earn joint degrees through other schools at NYU, like the highly ranked Stern School of Business, or dual degrees with outside institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. There are more than 50 student organizations to check out, and students can live on the residential campus. The school also offers foreign student exchange programs, giving law students a chance to study at about 15 universities worldwide.

Notable NYU Law School alumni include John Carrig, former president and chief operating officer of energy giant ConocoPhillips Co.; Evan Chesler, chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; and Paul Tagliabue, former commissioner of the NFL.

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Year founded 1835
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline February 15
Full-time program application fee $85
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (212) 998-6060
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 205
Student-faculty ratio 8.9:1
Total faculty 238

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,418
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 537


Tuition and fees

full-time: $54,678 per year

Room and board $22,396


Employed at graduation2 94.8%
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
Median public service starting salary $51,630


Total volumes and volume equivalents 1,068,484

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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