For my last post as an NYU Law student, I decided not to talk about graduation but rather the things I wish I had done here during my LLM studies.
Students who are considering NYU Law might wonder what kinds of classes they can take after the first year of law school. Options abound: clinics, seminars, colloquiums, lectures, and simulations. Here’s a quick overview of what is available to you in your second and third years.
Memories of the intro course had not faded away even as the last semester of LLM studying was approaching. I could still recall how, in July 2013, I was going to waive my intro course at first. Now I have finished Legal Research I in summer and Legal Research II in fall, and witnessed how […]
I chose to apply to study abroad in Buenos Aires because the courses available offered a perfect mix of public interest, government, and private-sector topics, and because I wanted to improve my rusty Spanish while living somewhere I had never been.
When I was reading contracts law this evening, I suddenly found another angle to dig out the answer to a classic question: What is the difference between a civil law system and a common law system?
As I meet my peers, I am astonished over and over again. No longer are we all the superstars we had become in our previous places. We are not the big fish in a little pond anymore. Thinking about that can be kind of intimidating.
What is the most important course that you will take in your 1L year? If you’re at New York University School of Law, the first word that should escape your lips is “Lawyering.” From that first class during orientation where you debate whether a bicycle qualifies as a vehicle in a park to that last course where you persuade a judge that your client should win, Lawyering teaches you invaluable skills in legal research, writing, counseling, and negotiation that will impress your summer employers.
I have spent the majority of my adulthood at Washington Square Park and at NYU, which makes it nearly superfluous to say that I have grown during my time here. However, graduation from the Law School presents a new sense of purpose as I venture back into the frays of the world beyond academia.
Apart from the breadth of its academic and career resources, renowned professors, and beautiful buildings in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU Law offers something else that no other school can match: Lawyering.
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.
As a TA, I get a lot of questions from my students about finals. I would like to pass on some of the things that I took away from my experience as a 1L regarding exam preparation.
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.