New York Law School Guaranteed Admission Program

New York Law School (NYLS) and Montclair State University (MSU) have a cooperative program that guarantees admission to NYLS for selected Montclair State students completing the major in Jurisprudence or the minor in Pre Law. The program began during the 2007-08 academic year. This program does not use the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score as a factor for admission.


To be considered for admission to NYLS through this program, the MSU student must:

  • Have a declared major in Jurisprudence or declared minor in Pre Law;
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher;
  • Have completed course work demonstrating extensive and intensive research and course work requiring advanced writing, as determined by the MSU pre-law advisor
  • Have taken the LSAT and be subscribed to the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

Students who transferred into Montclair State University are eligible for consideration if they have completed at least 60 credits at Montclair State with a Montclair State GPA of 3.50 or higher and an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.40 or higher.

All applicants through this program must be recommended by the Montclair State University pre-law advisor.

Application Process

To New York Law School

To Montclair State University Pre-Law Advisor

Submit the NYLS application for admission using LSAC Electronic Application Service*

Submit a short-form program application available from the MSU pre-law advisor

Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report directly from LSAC, including all transcripts, but without letters of recommendation

Copies of all transcripts, copy of your NYLS application for admission, copies of all personal or supplemental statements submitted to NYLS

NYLS does not charge an application fee

Three letters of recommendation

* Include a statement in your NYLS application that you are seeking admission through this program.

The LSAT is required to be taken, although the admission decision will be based upon the rest of the application and the recommendation of the Montclair State pre-law advisor. The LSAT score will be used to make any merit scholarship determination at the time of admission; merit scholarship awards require scores at or above the mid-range for NYLS's entering class.

NYLS will notify the student of her or his admission within two weeks of receiving the program admission recommendation of the Montclair State University pre-law advisor,

Students not applying through this program or not recommended to this program by the Montclair State pre-law advisor may seek admission to NYLS through the traditional admission process.

MSU Pre-Law Advisor  

Dr. Marilyn Tayler
Political Science & Law Department
Dickson Hall 258
Montclair State University
(973) 655-4196

NYLS Admissions

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY  10013
(212) 431-2888 or 877-YES-NYLS

Dr. Marilyn R. Tayler
Jurisprudence Coordinator