The oldest law school in New York City, NYU Law is located on the south side of Washington Square Park. In line with the diversity of the neighborhood, the school is particularly renowned for its international law programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked NYU Law No. 1 in international law, beating Columbia and Harvard for the top spot. The school hosts foreign scholars through its Hauser Global Law School Program, as well as offering LLM degrees in international legal studies or international taxation. NYU Law also offers numerous study abroad opportunities--unusual for a U.S. law program. Students can earn an LLM in law and the global economy from both NYU and the National University of Singapore, and a JD/LLB (for practicing in Canada) with the Osgoode Hall School of Law in Toronto.
Another of academic focus of NYU Law is its clinical training program, which consists of 27 clinics and 15 full-time faculty members. After their required first-year courses, NYU Law students can focus in one of nine areas, including public interest law or law and business. Students can also enroll in joint degree programs with many of the school's other graduate schools. Possible dual degrees also include a JD/MPA or JD/MPP with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
NYU Law graduates are highly in demand by New York City law firms, and the school's name opens doors for students in major cities nationally. In Vault's surveys, students rave about the surrounding neighborhood, but warn that accommodations are expensive.