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Admissions

Learn more about NYLS’s J.D. and LL.M. programs to discover which path is the best fit for you.

Admissions

Welcome, prospective students!

For more than 130 years, Ƶ has been a leader in providing an innovative legal education, delivered by a world-class faculty, in the most important city in the world. Learn more about NYLS’s J.D. and LL.M. programs to discover which path is the best fit for you.

The Day Division is a three-year, full-timecourse of study. In addition to core foundational courses and more than 250 upper-level electives, NYLS's distinctive skills-based curriculum allows students to specialize through our six academic centers. Students also have clinical and experiential learning opportunities built into their academic schedules.

NYLS Pro is a four-year, part-time Evening Division program that enables full-time working professionals or others with daytime obligations to pursue a legal education through a hybrid class schedule.

The NYLS LL.M. in Taxation program has been ranked No. 1 by readers of the Ƶ Law Journalfor 13 years in a row. The program takes advantage of Ƶ City’s many resources, and our extraordinary faculty, to offer specialized training in this important practice area.

NYLS Admissions Events and Deadlines

Get to know the NYLS Community at one of the events hosted by the Admissions team throughout the year, and stay on track with your Admissions Deadlines.

NYLS Admissions Events and Deadlines

Admissions Events Near You

NYLS representatives regularly attend events across the country. Email or call 212.431.2888 to learn more about the next event in your area.

NYLS Admissions Events and Deadlines

Come experience Ƶ firsthand by visiting our state-of-the-art Tribeca campus! We’d love to show you around.

Campus News

Accolades

  • Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell and alumni Miguelina Camilo '11, Hon. Anthony Cannataro '96, Steve M. Cohen '13, Carla Freedman '88, Charles Lavine '72, Michael McMahon '85, Anthony Perrotto '14, and Claire Rush '83 were named to City & State Ƶ's “The 2023 Law Power 100.”
  • In the past academic year, preLaw magazine listed NYLS among the top law schools for alternative dispute resolution, business law, criminal law, child and family law, environmental law, human rights law, government affairs and regulations, intellectual property law, legal technology, public policy, real estate law, tax law, technology law, and trial advocacy. The School was also named a top school for practical training in recognition of the clinics and experiential learning programs within the Joe Plumeri Center for Social Justice and Economic Opportunity.
  • NYLS was featured for its innovative pedagogy in Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program.
  • Ƶ Governor Kathy Hochul was the honorary degree recipient and keynote speaker at NYLS’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony, her only commencement ceremony of 2023, and first law school commencement since becoming Governor.
  • 11 members of the NYLS Class of 2022 joined the Ƶ City Law Department as Assistant Corporation Counsels. NYLS was one of the top law schools to populate the ranks of the Law Department’s entry class, with alumni accounting for nearly 20% of the new hires.
  • After being selected as the American Bar Association Family Law Section’s academic partner, NYLS students have edited and produced the recent issues of The Family Law Quarterly.

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Office of Admissions and Student Financial Services Team

Ella Mae S. Estrada

Ella Mae S. Estrada
Associate Dean and Vice President for Enrollment Management, Student Financial Services, and Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ed Coughlin

Ed Coughlin
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Tanya Noya

Tanya Noya
Executive Director of Financial Aid

Joseph Fantozzi

Joseph Fantozzi
Director of Student Accounts

Brian Kaszuba

Brian Kaszuba
Director of Admissions

Leslie Shannon

Leslie Shannon
Director of Federal Work Study Program and Financial Literacy

Robert McGrady

Robert McGrady
Financial Aid Counselor

Kim Gallman

Kim Gallman
Coordinator of Student Accounts

Rebecca Cushman

Rebecca Cushman
Admissions and Student Financial Services Advisor

Human Rights Policy

It is the policy of NYLS not to discriminate in its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid programs, employment practices, and other school-sponsored activities because of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, AIDS diagnosis, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or parental status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other classification protected by local, state, or federal law (“Protected Classification”). The placement facilities of the School are available only to employers whose practices are consistent with this policy. (In the wake of the 2006 U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the Solomon Amendment, the faculty of NYLS voted on March 27, 2006 to suspend its ban on military recruitment on campus.) Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, relative to nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, or any other aspect of the School’s equal opportunity policy, may be directed to the Associate Dean and Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Title IX Co-Coordinators. You may also contact the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

Office of Admissions and Student Financial Services
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