Osgoode launches joint LL.M. program with NYU

http://www.law.nyu.edu/llmjsd/llmnewyork/jointdegrees/jdllmprogramwithosgoodehall/index.htm

“Osgoode-NYU Dual J.D./LL.M. Program

NYU School of Law welcomes applications for the Osgoode-NYU Dual J.D./LL.M. Program from current J.D. students at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Students in this program earn their J.D. degree from Osgoode and their LL.M. from NYU School of Law in a total of three-and-a-half years (seven academic semesters) of full-time study.

Current J.D. students at Osgoode Hall may apply during their second year of J.D. study for admission to NYU School of Law for the Spring semester following the completion of five academic semesters at Osgoode. In exceptional circumstances, students may apply to enter the NYU LL.M. program the Fall semester following the completion of four academic semesters at Osgoode.

Admission to Osgoode is not a guarantee of admission to NYU. The J.D. degree must be awarded by Osgoode before NYU will award the LL.M. degree, even if the LL.M. degree is otherwise earned. Coursework completed at Osgoode may satisfy pre- and co-requisites, or be used for purposes of a waiver of course requirements, for the LL.M. at NYU. However, at no time will NYU apply Osgoode course credits toward the total of 24 credits required to complete the NYU LL.M. degree. The Osgoode-NYU J.D./LL.M. Program may not be combined with any other joint- or dual-degree program and may not be completed in any manner other than full-time study for seven consecutive academic semesters.

Applicants to the LL.M. portion may select from the NYU programs offered in New York City: Traditional LL.M.; Competition, Innovation and Information LawCorporation Law; Environmental Law; International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration; International Legal Studies; International Taxation; Legal Theory; or Taxation. (Because of a mandatory year-long thesis seminar that begins in the fall semester, a prospective student may only apply to the LL.M. in Legal Theory for entry in the fall.) If offered admission, these students will be considered LL.M. students during their residency at NYU and are subject to the rules and regulations of NYU School of Law applicable to all LL.M. students. Additionally, students are entitled to the student services on offer at NYU, such as those provided by the Office of Graduate Affairs, the Office of Student Affairs, the Department of Residence Services, the Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Center.

Students are responsible for the payment of tuition and fees charged by Osgoode for the J.D. program and the tuition and fees charged by NYU School of Law for the LL.M. program. Admitted students to the Dual J.D./LL.M. Program are eligible for consideration for NYU’s merit-based scholarships for the LL.M. portion of the program.

How to Apply
Applicants to the LL.M. portion of the Osgoode-NYU Dual J.D./LL.M. Program must use the NYU School of Law Graduate Online Application (application fee: $75), and must follow the directions in the Admissions Information and Application Instructions. Please note that applicants to the dual-degree program should not use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service, rather they should send their official law school transcript directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Applicants to the dual-degree program should proceed as LL.M. applicants on the online application; there is no separate place to indicate application to the dual-degree program. Please note that applicants to the dual-degree program may apply to begin full-time LL.M. study in either the spring semester (January) or the fall semester (late August), and should be sure to select the appropriate semester of entry on the online application. If admitted for spring semester entry, students may be required to complete independent work in lieu of the Introduction to U.S. Law course required of all foreign students entering in the fall semester.”

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