A couple days ago, a colleague asked our Facebook group a question on behalf of a friend: “What is the one thing you wish someone had told you before beginning your 1L year at NYU?” Notwithstanding the fact that the first poster replied “RUN AWAY,” the thread actually became a sort of constructive brainstorm on the part of 90 people who had suddenly found themselves halfway done with law school. So here below I reproduce some of the gems of the conversation.
The people, the sights, the animals, the law: Alaska is the Last Frontier in many unexpected ways.
I had no idea what to expect going into my summer position at the FBI. Heck, I wasn’t even sure I would be working there until two weeks before my expected start date—they were still adjudicating my clearance and talking to every roommate, neighbor, and employer I had interacted with in the last seven years. When I got the email at the end of May that yes, I would be allowed in the building, and no, they didn’t uncover anything they wanted to arrest me for, I breathed a big sigh of relief—and immediately commenced worrying about everything else.
Most 1Ls, by May, look forward to putting the law library behind them. For research assistants, however, the library soon becomes a second home. Here’s what I thought about my summer pretending to be a law professor in NYU’s research assistant program.
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.
Debating between attending either NYU or Columbia Law School? Rather than relying on a Magic 8 Ball, read this post, based on both facts and the perspectives of students from each school, to discover the differences and make your decision.
Early Interview Week is a chance to distinguish yourself from the masses.
Preparing for finals is not the only way you can opt to spend your spring break at NYU Law. These next few entries include stories of how two NYU Law students chose to spend their spring breaks—one to explore legal careers in Asia, and the other to volunteer legal assistance in Alaska.
First year law students have the privilege to choose where they want to work for the summer – not simply wherever will take them. Here are some of the resources available to NYU Law students.
There are many aspects of law school – particularly 1L year – that closely resemble high school: the different crowds, the feelings of insecurity, the terrible cafeteria food. The parallels continue into 2L year.
My internship at the Newark Law Department ended in mid-August, and looking back, I realize I learned several career lessons. One of the most important: Whenever a staffer offers you a chance to work on a project, jump at it. You never know what you might learn, or where it might lead.
Fact: in law school, you will receive lots of email. Also, at some point, you’ll overlook one that is of critical importance. Last February, I received an email about an internship. I skimmed the email, and saw something about Georgia, and something about farms. I figured I wasn’t interested in agricultural law, and certainly not [...]
My internship at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development is drawing to a close, and so it’s a good time to look back and think about the projects I’ve done, and what I’ve learned during my internship.
I confess, I have a soft spot for my home state of New Jersey. I applied to multiple organizations within the Garden State and turned down a number of offers in order to work for the City of Newark Law Department in beautiful downtown Newark, NJ. The Law Department represents the city in civil disputes [...]
I am working this summer as an extern for a federal district court judge. It’s a great job – I see both very skilled and very poor lawyering, observe trials, examine issues from the judge’s side of the bench, write a lot–and learn how to stretch a dollar.
Prior to law school I worked as an eighth grade math teaching in the Bronx as part of the Teach For America Program. This summer I’m thrilled to be working as a summer law clerk for the NYC Department of Education. The experience continues to strengthen my passion for educational equity.
I arrived in sweltering Delhi a few weeks ago, where the temperature was 48 C (118 F). Fortunately, I was continuing on to Madurai, a southern city with crazy streets, great food, and People’s Watch, the human rights NGO with which I’m spending my summer.
What comes to mind when you think of the words “summer internship”? Go ahead, ponder it for a moment. Let me guess: you probably thought of an office, people wearing suits, computers, research, and perhaps also grunt work. Other than the grunt work, all of these images have been applicable to my summer internship. However, [...]
An intern’s desk, so to speak, is their castle. And a visit to Ghana’s Parliament made me appreciate how lucky I am to have a workspace…
When I decided to go to Ghana to intern for the summer, I thought, “I’ve studied abroad before, how hard could it be?” Turns out plopping myself into a new culture on my own AND learning the ropes at a new job could be a bit trickier than I thought.