Mar. 05: 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; and 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 go to the Upper-Level Reading Group Registration Site.

  • The site will be available March 1 at 1:30 PM (NY EST) through March 5 at 9:30 AM (NY EST). Log in using your netID and password – the same information you use to log in to Albert/ NYU Home.
  • Click on “Registration” on the left sidebar. The list of Upper-Level Reading Groups and a text box in which to list your choices will appear. Please indicate your first, second, third, etc. choices. You can rank as many groups as you wish. We will honor your preference to the extent possible, while limiting groups to no more than 12 students.
  • Registration results will be posted to your schedule in Albert.

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