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Legal Professions at New York University

If you are interested in studying legal professions, you may want to check out the program at New York University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

NYU does offer online education options in legal professions for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

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In 2021, 195 students received their master’s degree in legal professions from NYU. This makes it the #7 most popular school for legal professions master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 466 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #4 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at New York University.

36% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 64% of legal professions master's degrees went to men and 36% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. NYU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 25% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 51
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 72

NYU also has a doctoral program available in legal professions. In 2021, 466 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

If you plan to be a legal professions major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at New York University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 466
Legal Research 179
Legal Professions (Other) 16

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Lawyers 76,840 $167,110
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 25,500 $58,750
Legal Secretaries 15,440 $55,920
Law Professors 3,440 $137,990
Judges, and Magistrates 3,170 $158,970


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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