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May 13, 2015

Simon NYC moving to new location

The school will share space at New York Law School under a co-location agreement

The New York City location of Simon Business School will move from midtown Manhattan to the Tribeca campus of New York Law School this summer through a unique co-location agreement between the two professional schools.

The multiyear arrangement aims to form an innovative partnership to optimize resources and capitalize on the different schedules and programs of the two institutions. Simon 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 at the law school, which offers full- and part-time law degree programs and a two-year JD honors program, attend primarily during the week with some weekend options.

Simon, which had been located in a commercial office building, will move its NYC administrative offices and academic course offerings to the law school facility. Students will be able to take advantage of the classrooms, library, meeting and event spaces, and other amenities of the high-tech urban campus, located at 185 W. Broadway (at Leonard Street).  The move to Lower Manhattan, which is under review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will provide students with a comprehensive and unmatched learning environment, along with direct access to Wall Street, the city’s civic center, and tech corridor. It will be the only co-located law school and business school under one roof in New York City.

“Lower Manhattan is the epicenter both for business and law in the global economy,” says 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. The co-location of NYLS and the Simon Business School’s NYC Center creates a unique opportunity to harness the synergies that exist between the two institutions. We look forward to welcoming the business school faculty, staff, and students to our campus and building a culture of community between our schools, while maintaining each individual institution’s identity.”

University President Joel Seligman says, “We are delighted to be moving our New York City specialized master’s courses to the New York Law School campus. NYLS has a proud 125-year history of legal education and offers premier facilities and a central location for our students and alumni in the Tri-state area.”

“This is a tremendous new home for Simon’s New York City graduate business educational options with exciting potential to expand our reach,” says Simon School Dean Andrew Ainslie. “NYLS and the University of Rochester have in common a deep heritage with a combined 280 years of serving our respective communities. This is the start of a great relationship. It has the potential to grow deeper by exploring joint educational opportunities moving forward.”

Beginning this summer, the two schools will work 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.

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