At NYU, we firmly believe that a well-balanced liberal arts education is the best preparation for law school. Students taking courses in the pre-law track at NYU Florence can take courses that compare and contrast the legal systems of Western Europe and examine issues involving law and human rights.
A center of medieval European commerce, Florence flourished as a major banking hub. Today, Italy faces budget deficits and meeting the standards of the European Union. Through the College of Arts and Science (CAS) and the Stern School of Business, economic and business students at NYU Florence specialize in the economies of Europe, which includes a population of 731 million people in 50 countries.
LPD convenes some of the world’s foremost scholars, policy makers, practitioners, business leaders, public intellectuals and artists whose ideas and work have made a significant cultural or intellectual contribution to global society and the revival of the spirit of humanism for which Florence is known. They gather at Villa la Pietra, New York University's exceptional site in Florence, to confront some of the most intractable issues of contemporary society through the creative interplay of ideas and perspectives. LPD fosters the creation of partnerships across disciplines, cultures and institutions, as an established center in the heart of Europe attached to an American University with branches throughout the world, and contributes to the emerging global civic discourse that is at the heart of NYU’s mission as a global network university.
Students who are especially committed to learning Italian culture and language are invited to join the Florence Immersion Program. Take the next step toward fluency with special courses designed for students with Intermediate Italian or beyond.