The final LL.M. Honors Reception, held at the Faculty Club on April 3, was the last in a series of receptions hosted by the NYU School of Law, beginning with the first LL.M. Honors Reception in September of last year and continuing with the Annual Scholarship Reception on November 15 and the Hauser Global Law School Program Dinner on January 25. These receptions provide the perfect venue for many of the LL.M. scholars from different cultural and professional backgrounds to mingle and interact among themselves and with the rest of the NYU Law community in a more casual, non-classroom atmosphere.
Invitations to these events are not the only benefits of being an NYU LL.M. scholar. For one, scholars are entitled to enroll in an exclusive class called the LL.M. Honors Seminar, where distinguished law professors and scholars are invited to speak on a wide range of topics. Moreover, depending on the type of scholarship, some scholars are assigned a faculty mentor based on the scholar’s field of interest or area of practice. It is also worth noting that many of the scholarships are merit-based and thus “needs-blind.” This is in contrast to many of the scholarships provided by other law schools, which are granted on a needs basis.
NYU Law has been generous with its full-tuition scholarships, notable among which are the Hauser Scholarship, the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship, the Hugo Grotius Scholarship, and the Hans Kelsen Scholarship. There are also merit-based scholarships in varying amounts, such as the Dean’s Graduate Award, as well as other named scholarships funded by other sponsors. All admitted students are automatically considered for some of these scholarships (i.e., the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship and the Hugo Grotius Scholarship) based on their admissions applications. A separate application is needed, however, to be considered for the Hauser Scholarship.
NYU Law’s LL.M. program is without doubt among the best in the world. This notwithstanding, the availability of these scholarships provides all the more reason for prospective applicants to consider pursuing their post-graduate LL.M. studies at NYU Law.