preLaw magazine top school for business law, criminal law, family law, human rights, and tax law

NYLS a “Top School” for Business Law, Criminal Law, and Tax Law

preLaw magazine top school for business law, criminal law, family law, human rights, and tax law

NYLS earned top grades in the fall 2019 issue of preLaw magazine—an A+ in business law, an A in criminal law, and an A- in tax law. The grades were based on law schools’ curricular offerings, including clinics, concentrations, and centers.

Earlier this fall, in preLaw‘s back-to-school issue, NYLS was named a top law school for human rights and family law.

A Top School for Business and Tax Law

NYLS has a long and exceptional record of launching graduates into careers at the world’s leading businesses, financial institutions, law firms, and regulatory agencies. Students can deepen their involvement in business law activities by affiliating with NYLS’s Center for Business and Financial Law. Through the Center, students can attend special events, do original research, and network with successful leaders in the field.

In addition, NYLS offers cutting-edge tax courses and events through its Graduate Tax Program and Center for International Law. The School’s LL.M. in Taxation has been ranked No. 1 by New York Law Journal readers for 10 years straight.

Advocating for Investors 

In spring 2019, students from NYLS’s Securities Arbitration Clinic went to Washington, D.C. to take part in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) first-ever Investor Advocacy Clinic Summit. They met with high-level officials and policymakers from the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to discuss ways of combatting retail fraud and protecting individual investors.

A Top School for Criminal Law

Students at NYLS can explore criminal law from every angle while sharpening practical legal skills.

Students who affiliate with NYLS’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law can work on projects and attend events related to criminal law. In addition, NYLS’s Advocacy Program includes a Criminal Advocacy specialty.

Learning About Restorative Justice

Restorative justice techniques use problem-solving to resolve non-violent cases and often engage victims, as well as those arrested, to resolve issues. In April 2019, NYLS hosted an all-day restorative criminal justice symposium, “Changing the Lens,” which drew hundreds of criminal justice advocates to campus. Speakers included defense attorneys, prosecutors, court program directors, judges, and others for a discussion on how restorative justice is increasingly being integrated in New York and elsewhere. In addition, NYLS has launched a Restorative Justice course.