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.
Law students must take a certain number of doctrinal classes to graduate, but otherwise, we have flexibility in selecting courses and creating our own schedules. Seminars, clinics, and simulation courses take law students outside the classroom setting and provide us with skills key to our future careers.
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.
Over the past year two of the four major sports leagues, the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), experienced lockouts that threatened to cancel their respective seasons (which in retrospect, as a New York Giants fan, would have been absolutely devastating). While the leagues nearly sacrificed billions and fans looked on in [...]
I am taking an Eighth Amendment Law and Litigation course, taught by Professor Bryan Stevenson. He is brilliant, and the course is easily the most influential one I’ve taken, ever.
When I read that Elena Kagan earned a B-minus as a Harvard first-year, I had two reactions: I was surprised that she’d faltered early on, but I also was pleased that she seemed not to have let her grades define her as a law student or as a lawyer. It took me two semesters to learn this lesson.
Forget what the pundits are saying about that Kagan softball pic. Anyone who has studied the matter knows that it shows Kagan will fit right in on the Supreme Court.
Public law schools have come under fire for their law clinics’ legal battles against powerful interest groups. But as a law student, I’ve seen that clinics are critical to a sound legal education.
During spring break, I traveled to Hong Kong with NYU Law’s international arbitration team to participate in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Our team won third place for Claimant’s Memorandum.
What place does religion have on a law school campus? Why would you ever discuss such a personal issue as faith in such a public forum? Good questions. I’m in the Christian Legal Fellowship to explore the interrelationship between the practice of law and Christian faith.
Last summer, I felt pretty prepared for law school. I was confident I could handle hours of poring over casebooks, job-hunting, and even trying that whole work-life balance thing. But like many 1Ls-to-be, there was one thing I dreaded: the Socratic classroom.
I am sitting in the first Lawyering session of the year, and the class is debating the definition of the word “vehicle.”
I would describe myself as one of those rare law school nerds who enjoys every class, but this semester I am particularly captivated by Constitutional Law taught by Professor Derrick Bell.
The best advocacy that I’ve seen in law school was done outside the courtroom, before students rather than judges. Last week, I watched Burt Neuborne, Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, debate Kelly Shackelford of the Liberty Legal Institute.