Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the city as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the city, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and financial services, intellectual property and privacy, and government and public interest law. NYLS has more than 18,000 graduates and currently enrolls 1,000 students in its full-time and part-time J.D. programs. The School also offers an advanced-degree program in Tax Law.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at NYLS supports students, administration and staff, faculty, and alumni in addressing all aspects of diversity, with a focus on underrepresented communities and military veterans. The Office partners with diverse alumni, affinity bar associations, and other advocacy organizations to expand opportunities for diverse students and NYLS staff. With the adoption of the Institutional Diversity Plan in winter 2015, NYLS is dedicated to making the School a place where every student and employee can succeed and exceed their expectations.