NYLS leases space to URochester


New York Law School has found use for its open space. The University of Rochester's Simon Business School will move from midtown Manhattan to the Tribeca campus this summer through a co-location agreement between the two professional schools.

New York Law School enrolled reached 1,923 in 2010, soon after it opened a new 235,000-square-foot building. However, since then its numbers have dropped. It had 968 students in 2014-2015.

The agreement with the University of Rochester is a multi-year arrangement that aims to form an innovative partnership to optimize resources and capitalize on the different schedules and programs of the two institutions. The Simon Business School offers courses in New York City for 13-month part-time graduate programs designed for working professionals, with MS programs in finance, management, and health care management.

Simon students attend classes primarily on weekends, while students of NYLS attend primarily during the week with some weekend options. The business school, which had been located in a commercial office building, will move its NYC administrative offices and academic course offerings to the NYLS facility. Students will be able to take advantage of the classrooms, library, meeting and event spaces, and other amenities of NYLS’ high-tech urban campus.

“Lower Manhattan is the epicenter both for business and law in the global economy,” said Anthony Crowell, President and Dean of New York Law School. “New York Law School’s Strategic Plan emphasized a priority of the school to develop strategic alliances that could provide students unprecedented opportunities in business or financial services.”

Beginning this summer, NYLS will work with the Simon Business School to develop new opportunities for students to receive business education as part of their legal studies, as well as to offer corresponding legal coursework to the business school students.