The New York Law Course (NYLC) is an online, on demand course on important and
unique principles of New York law in the following subjects: Administrative Law,
Business Relationships, Civil Practice and Procedure, Conflict of Laws,
Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Matrimonial and Family Law,
Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Torts and Tort Damages, and Trusts,
Wills and Estates. Completion of the NYLC is required in order to obtain a
license to practice law in the State of New York.
The NYLC consists of approximately 15 hours of video lectures with embedded
questions that must be answered correctly before the applicant may continue
viewing the lecture. The videos and embedded questions are copyrighted.
Applicants are not permitted to share or otherwise copy and disseminate any of
the embedded questions or answers with other applicants or third parties, nor
are applicants permitted to make use of such questions and answers that may have
been shared by others.
An applicant may complete the NYLC up to one year before or any time after the date on
which the applicant first sits for the UBE, subject to the application filing
deadline of Section 520.12(d) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals. That section
requires that a complete application for admission to practice in New York be filed within three years
from the date when the applicant sits for the second day of the UBE, whether
taken in New York or in another jurisdiction. If an applicant completes
the NYLC more than one year before sitting for the UBE, the applicant will be
required to repeat the NYLC again in its entirety.
An applicant must complete the course in its entirety before the applicant may
register for the New York Law Examination (NYLE). Passing the NYLE is also a
prerequisite to admission to practice in New York. For more information about
the NYLE, visit the Board of Law Examiners homepage at
Before you commence the NYLC, we urge you to download and print the
Course Materials. These
materials will assist your understanding of the subject matter as you view the
The first video you will view is a welcome message by the Hon. Jenny Rivera,
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. After viewing Judge Rivera’s
message, you will be directed to a menu of the subject matter lectures which you
may view in any order.
Select a lecture from the menu by clicking on the View Video Course button next
to the subject. If a lecture includes a PowerPoint Presentation, a Presenter's
Material's button will also be displayed permitting you to download and print the
PowerPoint Presentation before you begin the video.
If you wish to enable Closed Captioning or Subtitles, click the box for Enable
Subtitles before you click View Video Course. If you forget to click Enable
Subtitles you may return to the NYLC Home Page by clicking the green button at
any time and then check Enable Subtitles and resume the video.
After a section of each lecture is completed, you will be prompted to answer a
multiple choice question based on the material presented. If you answer the
question correctly, the video will proceed to the next section of the lecture
after a brief pause. If you answer the question incorrectly, you will be
returned to the point in the lecture where the presenter discusses the subject
of the question, and you will be required to re-watch that section until the
question is displayed again and you have answered it correctly.
All of the videos close with a final question that must be answered
correctly in order to receive credit for watching that section. As the video
concludes do not close or exit the video until the final question appears and is
answered, otherwise you will be required to watch that section again.
After a question is successfully answered within a particular video, you may
either continue viewing that lecture or exit and resume the video at a later
time. When you return to the video, it will resume at the point in the lecture
where you left off.
In order to log off and bookmark your current place in the video, you must
either click the green NYLC Home Page button, which will return you to the menu
of courses, or click the red Logoff NYLC button, which will log you off the
NYLC. Please be aware that closing the window or using the back button in your
browser will not save your current place in the video and you will not receive
credit for questions you may have answered in your current session. Therefore,
we recommend that you do not use the internet browser back and forward buttons
or refresh your page at any time during your NYLC session.
By clicking the green NYLC Home Page button your current place in the video will
be saved and you may resume at the point where you left off.
After you have viewed all sections of a video and you have correctly answered
the questions at the end of each section, the menu in your account will indicate
that you have completed that video and you may select another subject from the
menu to view.
You may view the lectures in any order you choose, but you may not
register for the NYLE until you complete viewing all of the lectures and answer
the embedded questions correctly. The dates and deadlines for the NYLE are
located on the Board's website.
In order to begin by viewing the welcome video, proceed to the Login tab
at the top of the screen.