Summer 2021 Upper-Level Reading Groups

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2L, 3L and LLM students have an exciting opportunity to join a summer semester Upper-Level Reading Group. The idea of this program is to pair small groups of students (no more than 12) with one or two JSD candidates, or select Global faculty who will lead an informal seminar on a topic of particular interest to the convener(s). Participation is entirely voluntary. We hope that many students will want to explore topics that range well beyond the curriculum in an informal setting, and enjoy the lively intellectual interchange that a small group allows.


Faculty members from NYU Law in Buenos Aires will offer two reading groups on Latin-American focused topics:

  • The COVID-19 Crisis and Legal Responses in Latin America with Global Clinical Professors Florencia Saulino and Eduardo Bertoni
  • Inequality, Illiberalism and Gender in Latin America with Global Professor of Law Marcelo Alegre

JSD students will offer four reading group on various topics:

  • Law and Climate Catastrophe with Carlos Baquero-Díaz;
  • Algorithmic Decision-Making with Katrina Geddes and Ngozi Nwanta;
  • The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt Crisis with Mengjing Kong; and
  • Misinformation & Fake News – A Guide with Tomer Kenneth and Meir Yarom.

Please take a look at the Reading Group descriptions to determine which interest you. To view the topics and dates of the Reading Groups, go to the Summer 2021 online class schedule and search for the Title “Upper.”


To register for an Upper-Level Reading Group, please submit an add request via COURSES. When you log into the COURSES system, locate the “Request Add/Drop” button on the bottom right hand corner of the page. Denote that you are ADDING and provide the requested information in the “Description” field. Be sure to also provide your name and email address so the ticket can be assigned to you and you can be notified of when the request has been processed.


This information is also posted online on the Upper-Level Reading Group webpage.

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