Samarth Chaddha LLM '17

Wrapping Up a Wonderful Year at NYU Law

As we leave these idyllic surroundings, we inherit a world that is divided: a world of hatred and imperfect leaders where representation by the legal profession is required more than ever. We need to go out there and ensure we do justice to what we have learned here.

Ajani Husbands '17

The 3L Externship Path at NYU Law

For students who want a jumpstart on being in a full-time working environment, NYU School of Law offers several options to take 14-credit clinics during 3L year. The structure allows for a year’s worth of real-world experience while still keeping the student grounded in academia. Among NYU Law’s vast array of clinics are nestled three […]

Jessica Wilkins '16

Adventures in Land Use Law with Professor Hills

As part of his Land Use Regulation course, Professor Roderick M. Hills, Jr. requires all students to attend a land use hearing and write a memo on the experience. Attending a hearing, as it turned out, was one of the most interesting experiences I’ve had so far in law school.

Jonathan Levin '17

1L: Sotomayor and SCOTUS Lore

I don’t know quite how to describe what I imagined when I envisioned what a Supreme Court justice would look or sound like.

Ameneh Bordi '16

The TA Table

As a teaching assistant, I have the chance to get to know not only two professors, but also classmates outside of my year.

Justin Keslowitz '15

Clinically Excited for 3L Year Update

I was correct to be “clinically” excited for 3L year, as my experience in NYU’s Business Law Transactions Clinic has been even more fulfilling than I anticipated!

Russell Rennie '17

A Good Read, Indeed

Getting to know professors personally your 1L year can be challenging. Enter the 1L Reading Group.

Luping Zhang LLM '14

The Second-to-Last Song

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.

Joshua Lee '14

A Cost of Ignorance: Is Cutting 3L Really a Good Idea?

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.

Peter Dubrowski '14

Tales from the Law Library: My Life as a Research Assistant

Most 1Ls, by May, look forward to putting the law library behind them. For research assistants, however, the library soon becomes a second home. Here’s what I thought about my summer pretending to be a law professor in NYU’s research assistant program.

Amber Rudolphi '13

Course Selection: The Path Not (Commonly) Taken

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.

Amber Rudolphi '13

I am the 5%

Although law schools have attempted to diversify their student bodies over the years, a recent study casts strong doubt as to the effectiveness of these initiatives with respect to socioeconomic diversity. I offer my perspective on the issue based on my realization that I am among the 5%.

Peter Dubrowski '14

On Incomplete Information

Law and Economics is inescapable your 1L year. It is also perfectly understandable—even for arithmophobes like me.

Caryn Bower '14

The Beginning

I woke up this morning and realized that I am a law student. It’s official.

Amber Rudolphi '13

Work-Life Balance in Law School? It CAN Be Done

It is all too easy to retreat from life and forget who you were before law school. One student tells how she refused to succumb to the peer pressure of 24/7 studying.