Law School Student Ambassador Program (1L)

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The student ambassador position at the New York City Bar Association provides an opportunity for law students to take a leadership role within the Association. This is an excellent position for any law student ready to jump-start his/her career and gain visibility while developing a strong professional network in an association that includes 24,000 of the best legal minds in New York. The role of the student ambassador is to represent the New York City Bar Association by communicating the benefits of membership, promoting relevant events, increasing student engagement, and recruiting new members.


The suggested structure for each school to participate in the program:

  • 2L Student Ambassador: A rising 2L student at the school who would assist in planning for campus events for the school year and would then transition to the 3L Student Ambassador
  • 3L Student Ambassador: A rising 3L student at the school who would assist in planning for campus events for the school year
  • LL.M. Student Ambassador: An LL.M. student at the school who would assist in planning for campus events for the school year (can remain in this position until graduation and their desire to
    continue with the program)


The 3L or the LL.M. (where applicable) student ambassador from each school will be invited to join the Law Student Perspectives Committee; the committee meetings take place September through June. Through its many programs and networking receptions the Committee provides law students with valuable opportunities to network and develop relationships with practicing attorneys. Committee work is a very integral part of membership at the City Bar, providing unique networking opportunities and the chance to work on reports or programs with already-established practitioners.


Student ambassadors will also have opportunities to volunteer for key City Bar events so they can be in the room for “hot ticket” events.


Responsibilities of the Student Ambassador include:

  • Attend an annual orientation meeting on July 14th, 2021/LL.M. orientation meeting on September
    9th, 2021
  • Host a City Bar Table at four events per year, to be determined in conjunction with the
    nominating Career Services or Student Services Administration nominator, potentially including:
  • Law School Orientation
  • Bar Association Fairs or Career Fairs
  • Other relevant student events identified by the ambassador & administrator nominator
  • Disseminate materials at opportune times throughout the year
  • Assist the City Bar in the planning of its annual law school visit (possibility of speaking
    opportunity), and other special events if applicable
  • Provide a brief activity summary after each semester


Benefits of being a Student Ambassador include:

  • Receive Complimentary City Bar Membership
  • Gain leadership experience in a leading bar association
  • Hold a leadership position at your school / liaison to SBA
  • Have a voice in how the City Bar can best serve law students
  • Membership in the Law Student Perspectives Committee (1 ambassador per school-position will be
    decided among the 3L or the LL.M. Student ambassador)
  • Considerable assistance with the committee process and placement
  • Potential one-on-one networking with leading practitioners
  • Unique opportunity to begin to build your network with New York City’s greatest legal minds


What some of our Student Ambassadors have to say:


“I have enjoyed the Student Ambassador program. I think it is a wonderful way to connect students to a greater New York City network and the perks that come with that.”


“It [Being a Student Ambassador] presents the opportunity to meet other law students in New York and to participate in putting together (and attending) fun and interesting events at the City Bar.”


“Being a Student Ambassador is a great privilege.”


Interested applicants should send the application form (pdf below) to by Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

CityBarStudentAmbassadorApplicationForm 2021-22

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