There’s this weird tradition in American law schools that seems particularly out of place in a world of musty casebooks, crippling workloads, and reflexively competitive people. Every year, all across this great nation of ours, future litigators, judges, educators, and businessmen stop studying, put on stage makeup, and pretend like they’re actors in the strange, sometimes scary ritual of legal education we call Law Revue.
Not sure what to expect when you visit NYU Law? Food, drink, and general merriment, certainly. But that’s far from all.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a moot court competition?
Nearly the whole 1L class packed Tishman Auditorium on March 5, leaving only a few seats to spare as NYU School of Law hosted live Second Circuit oral arguments.
At a public meeting in Greenberg Lounge two weeks ago, I saw Professor Samuel Estreicher, who teaches employment law and appellate advocacy here at NYU, defend his position that students should be allowed to sit for the bar after two years of law school and to have the option of walking with a certificate, rather than a J.D.
Despite my preference for seminars, clinics, and simulation courses, doctrinal courses also can demonstrate their utility when you least expect it and most need it.
You may or may not have noticed, but 2012 was an election year. Here are some of the election-related events and volunteer activities that NYU Law students led and participated in.
The Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (“BLIP”) Clinic’s first-ever Legal Hackathon made waking up before 9:00 on a Sunday morning worth it. Going to law school at NYU puts on tap a legal community and resources that you really cannot fully contemplate until you actually arrive here.
Special receptions provide the perfect venue for many of the LL.M. scholars from different cultural and professional backgrounds to mingle and interact among themselves and with the rest of the NYU Law community in a more casual, non-classroom atmosphere.
Last Thursday, NYU Law’s International Law Society, SBA, and Asia Law Society came together to sponsor the annual International Food Festival in an attempt to break me out of my second-semester funk.
Behind any event is countless hours of preparation and hard work—but being able to create a great event from the ground up made it worth all the effort.
“When I’m not running after deadlines, I’m running late for events organized by the Office of Graduate Affairs.” At least, that was the thought racing through my mind when I was navigating my way to Chelsea Piers before the last call for boarding the cruise ship at 5:30 p.m. My friends and I boarded the ship [...]
Early Interview Week is a chance to distinguish yourself from the masses.
The transition from corporate lawyer to law student was not as easy as I thought.
I woke up this morning and realized that I am a law student. It’s official.
Taking a lesson from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, I attempt to decipher the clues about what lies ahead in the daunting first-year experience.
Curious as to what your 1L year at NYU will entail? Here is a brief overview to satisfy that curiosity.
Sure, I may get a thrill seeing Will Smith walking the streets of New York City. But that compares nothing to how a law student feels hearing Stephen Breyer or Clarence Thomas speak.
It is all too easy to retreat from life and forget who you were before law school. One student tells how she refused to succumb to the peer pressure of 24/7 studying.
I understand that my life reads like a brochure for the law school; but how can I not take advantage of this embarrassment of riches? We’re lucky to be in a place that keeps us so busy. I’ll sacrifice sleep for that.