Offering the degree of
LL.M. in Real Estate to U.S. and foreign lawyers on a full- and part-time
Applications are currently being accepted for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters, for both on-campus and online LL.M. programs.
About The Graduate Real Estate
The Graduate Real Estate Program provides LL.M. candidates with a thorough grounding in the law, business, and regulation of real estate transactions, finance, and development. Through a comprehensive program of study, students develop a rich understanding of the financial, business, legal and policy concerns that are an inseparable part of sophisticated real estate practice. The LL.M. program begins with a rigorous core curriculum that ensures a comprehensive foundation in real estate law and business, including deal structuring, economic and financial analysis, negotiation and drafting skills, and continues with a broad array of advanced offerings that permit candidates to examine fields of particular interest in depth.
Skills . . . and Your Career
The Real Estate LL.M. program can advance your legal career at almost any stage -- providing the training and knowledge new lawyers need to find an exciting first position or build a successful and rewarding practice, or for experienced attorneys to expand their expertise and client base, taking their practices to the next level. The interdisciplinary nature of the program also makes it ideal for lawyers who are considering branching out into the business side of the real estate industry.
Concentrations in Transactional Practice; Public
Policy; and Development
LL.M. students may elect one of three concentrations: Transactional Practice; Public Policy and Regulation; and Real Estate Development. Each of the concentrations begin with the Core Curriculum, but they have differing upper-level requirements tailored to different career objectives. The Transactional Practice concentration focuses on structuring, evaluating, negotiating and documenting a wide range of real estate-related transactions. The Public Policy and Regulation concentration emphasizes public regulation of land use and real property development, including administrative law and procedures, environmental issues, zoning and land use regulation, and public dispute resolution. The Real Estate Development concentration integrates finance, construction, land use, and related topics. In each case, the program emphasizes close interaction with leading figures in the New York bar, who provide individualized feedback on student projects. Each program also offers opportunities for placements at private firms (legal and business) and public offices dealing with real estate issues.
Individualized Attention and
Students come to the Graduate Real Estate Program with different levels of preparation and different professional backgrounds and career goals. In order to enable students to reach those goals, each is assigned to a faculty advisor who will help him or her develop an individualized course of study and career plan, whether on-campus on online. The full resources of the Law School are available to all LL.M. candidates, including the Office of Career Planning, the staff and collections of the Mendik Law Library, and our state-of-the-art electronic research resources (many available from off-campus).
The Convenience of Online Study
Online LLM courses combine the personalized instruction of our on campus courses with the convenience of studying from your home or office. Some online LL.M. programs offer a second-class experience, using prerecorded lectures and other "canned" content. Our online courses are taught through live, interactive classes, so that online students receive not just personal instruction and guidance from the faculty, but also the learning and networking benefits of being part of a close community.
The J.D./LL.M. Program. Students applying to New York Law School, or those currently enrolled at New York Law School, may apply for a joint J.D./LL.M. program, which a student may complete in as little as seven semesters plus a summer. Alternatively, J.D./LL.M. students can take the full 27-credit LL.M., while receiving a tuition credit for the final eight credits of the program.
By applying to the joint J.D./LL.M. program, a student can not only reduce the time and cost of the two degrees, but can also ensure admission to the LL.M. program* while planning an integrated program of study from the beginning of his or her law school career.
Visiting Students. Students may visit at NYLS during their third year of Law School, with permission of their home school, in which case relevant courses taken during that semester may be applied toward both the J.D. and the LL.M., reducing the time and cost of the degree.
* For students who come in through initial acceptance into the JD/LLM program, admission to the LL.M. is contingent on achieving a GPA of at least 2.67 during the first year of law school.
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Advanced study in business, law and policy to prepare for the complexities of today's real estate and legal markets.
LL.M. in Real Estate
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Meet the faculty and learn how our graduate programs can serve your career goals. Please RSVP to Jill Rodgers at Jill.Rodgers@nyls.edu or 212.431.2848. Full or part-time study.
LL.M. in Real Estate
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