2010 NYU School of Law Admissions Brochure
An introduction to NYU School of Law.
NYU School of Law NYU Law A leader in international law, home of th An innovator in law and business with th A pacesetter in public interest law and c for all 1Ls and 2Ls working in governme An intellectual powerhouse with 10 collo w is: he Hauser Global Law School Program he Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program clinics, guaranteeing summer funding ent and not-for-profit organizations oquia and 27 centers and institutes “ The faculty is extremely accessible and supportive, and there are lots of opportunities to work closely with them. I recently worked as Dean Revesz’s research assistant and with the Institute for Policy Integrity on both an amicus brief challenging a Department of Transportation regulation and a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency, and co-authored an article on water pollution regulation in China. ” C r a i g W e nn e r ’11 Hear more from Craig about his NYU Law experience at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. NYU Law has several full-tuition scholarships. Offering more than financial support, they provide fully integrated academic and professional programs. AnBryce Scholarship Bickel and Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholarship Furman Academic Scholars Program Institute for International Law and Justice Scholarship Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program Dean’s Scholarships are awarded based on merit and/or need, in amounts up to full tuition. Recipients, chosen from admitted students who have completed the NYU Law financial aid application, can also identify an optional, area-specific program. Criminal Law Environmental and Land Use Law Housing and Urban Policy Law Intellectual Property Law Law, Economics and Politics 11 Business Clinics Constitutional Criminal Environmental Innovation Interdisciplinary International Procedure Public Interest Tax areas of focus offer students a wide choice of academic specialties with courses taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields. NYU Law creates a close-knit, vibrant community through its rigorous academic programs— such as our outstanding criminal law, environmental law, international law, and legal philosophy programs— and an extensive array of clinics and centers, as well as opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty and participate in a wealth of activities. To explore the areas of focus in depth—and to hear from NYU Law students about their academic experiences—go to law.nyu.edu. The 1L Year “ I took International Law as a 1L with Professor José Alvarez. The course was comprehensive and very helpful for me. On my applications for summer jobs, employers were excited to see that I had already had a grounding in international law. This summer I’m going to Vienna to work at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in the office of legal affairs. Rach e l W e i s e ’12 ” Hear more from Rachel about her NYU Law experience at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. First-years at NYU Law get the best possible foundation in both legal theory and practice. The Lawyering Program teaches real-world skills that every lawyer needs to practice effectively. Lawyering class size averages 31 students. The Administrative and Regulatory State, specially designed by the Law School, introduces the materials, concepts, and tools that lawyers must have in a world of statutes and regulations. The course also helps students better absorb the material covered in Contracts, Criminal Law, Procedure, and Torts, all required first-year courses. (Property and Constitutional Law are mandatory, too, but don’t need to be taken in the first year.) 1L Electives were first offered in 2006 in response to student requests. They had asked for one, but Dean Revesz liked the idea so much, there are now five: Constitutional Law Corporations Income Taxation International Law Property “ I’ve really enjoyed the mentoring provided by the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business. My first mentor was Gary Bettman ’77, commissioner of the NHL; my second was Brian Schorr ’82, who is the chief legal officer at Trian Fund Management in New York. And program directors Helen Scott and Gerald Rosenfeld really helped me in every aspect of law school, from coursework to career plans—they have been great overall guides throughout the law school process. R o b H i lt o n ’10 ” Hear more from Rob about his NYU Law experience at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. Training leaders for the 21st century is at the core of NYU Law’s mission, from our specially tailored 1L curriculum to our interdisciplinary programs that synthesize—and celebrate—the interconnectedness of today’s world. Two new provocative and relevant areas of study, Law of Democracy and Law and Security, were developed principally by members of our faculty. Renowned for its program in international law, NYU Law is the first truly global law school. Our Hauser Global Law School Program weaves an international perspective into everything we do. There are typically more than 40 courses taught in international, comparative, and foreign law each year, and International Law is now a first–year elective. As globalization reshapes the way people think about the interaction of business and law, the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business is breaking new ground. It offers joint classes with the Stern School of Business, and unique transaction courses where students work closely with top-notch practitioners and explore with full-time faculty how deals are structured to add value. The bottom line: NYU Law gives students an undeniable edge as they launch their careers. Joint Degree Programs J.D./LL.M. in International Law or in Taxation at the Law School J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. in economics, French studies, history, philosophy, and politics with NYU J.D./M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean studies with NYU J.D./M.A., Ph.D. in Law and Society, J.D./M.B.A, J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.S.W., J.D./M.U.P. with NYU J.D./M.P.A. with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.P.P., J.D./M.P.A./I.D., J.D./M.P.P./U.P. with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University J.D./J.D. with Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne J.D./LL.B. with the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law : 18 Watch Professor Bryan Stevenson talk about motivating his students through real-life casework at the Equal Justice Initiative at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. NYU Law offers many academic specialties; to find out more about them, visit our Web site at www.law.nyu.edu. Learn about the Law Schoolâ€™s faculty, intellectual life, and curriculumâ€”and check out our recently posted student videos. r at i o o f cl i n i cal faculty t o stud e nts 31 clinics, taught by some of the most experienced faculty in the nation. Administrative and Regulatory State Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Business Law Transactions Children’s Rights Civil Rights Comparative Criminal Justice— Focus on Domestic Violence Criminal Appellate Defender Criminal and Community Defense Employment and Housing Discrimination Environmental Law Equal Justice and Capital Defender Family Defense Federal Defender Global Justice Government Civil Litigation (E.D.N.Y./S.D.N.Y.) Immigrant Defense Immigrant Rights International Environmental Law International Human Rights Juvenile Defender Law, Organizing and Social Change LGBT Rights Mediation Mediation - Advanced: Dispute System Design New York Civil Liberties Offender Reentry Prosecution (E.D.N.Y./S.D.N.Y.) Racial Justice Tax Law “ I loved the Children’s Rights Clinic. It was one of my favorite experiences in law school. I did immigration work—I actually had the opportunity to defend a motion in court, which was very exciting! I literally got the whole range of legal experience, from client interaction to research and writing to oral advocacy. C a r m e n Igu i na ’10 ” Hear more from Carmen about her NYU Law experience at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. Public service is a real calling card of NYU Law, from our Public Interest Law Center to our Root-Tilden-Kern scholarships to our Loan Repayment Assistance Program. The PILC Summer Funding Program, the most ambitious such program in the nation, guarantees funding to all first-year and second-year students who want to work in public interest and government positions. The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program, NYU’s flagship public interest scholarship, was established more than 50 years ago, and awards full tuition to 20 scholars, selected for their commitment to working in public service, academic merit, and leadership potential. “ The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists J.D. graduates who choose careers in the public service or other low-paying fields of law by easing the burden of debt repayment obligations. Graduates who choose careers in public service or with not-for-profit organizations following graduation will, provided that their qualifying income is below the level provided in the published qualifying income scale, have their debt burden paid in full or part by NYU. In 2009, NYU Law spent $4.5 million on LRAP; 448 people received an average benefit of $10,000. As somebody who wants to do international law and public interest work, it makes sense to be in New York during the academic year—I can do things other people would have to come to New York for the summer to do. This year, I worked for Philip Alston, who was the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, and is also an NYU Law professor. Last summer, I went to Tanzania. This summer? I’m going to Uganda. ch r i st i n e ch i u ’11 Hear more from Christine about her NYU Law experience at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. ” 446 Number of first- and second-year students who used PILC Summer Funding Grants in 2010 99 36 Number of students who interned with the federal government Number of countries where they worked NYU Law has a vibrant intellectual life built around 27 centers and institutes that encourage the exchange of ideas through conferences, fellowships, academic programs, and courses. Brennan Center for Justice Information Law Institute Center on the Administration of Criminal Law Institute for Affordable Housing Policy Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) Center for Labor and Employment Law Institute for Law & Society Center for Law, Economics and Organization Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice Center on Law and Security Center for Research in Crime and Justice Center for the Study of Central Banks and Financial Institutions Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Institute for Policy Integrity Migration Policy Institute National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Pollack Center for Law & Business Public Interest Law Center Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization U.S.-Asia Law Institute Hauser Global Law School Program New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the inaugural event of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policyâ€™s new Institute for Affordable Housing Policy. Watch his speech at www.law.nyu.edu/jd. *Figures and salary information have been calculated based on student data collected as of September 2009. Figures are subject to change. Salary information was captured at the time of graduation. International figure includes Bangladesh, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Tuition is accurate as of July 2010 and may be subject to change. Fall 2010 entering class figures are accurate as of July 2010. By the Numbers Fall 2010 Entering Class* 448 Students 175/169 LSAT 75th/25th% 3.9/3.6 GPA 75th/25th% Class of 2009 Employment * By geographical area 9% pacific 3% 2% 1% 66% mountain south central 2% 125 New England north central 3% NYU Law Faculty mid atlantic 14% south atlantic Courses Offered 326 international By type of employment Law Firms.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Interest/Government.. Corporate/Other.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73% 24% . 3% Each year, more than 130 NYU School of Law graduates work as judicial clerks. Median Salary* $160,000 Tuition* $46,840 Our campus includes Vanderbilt Hall; Furman Hall; 22 Washington Square North, a recently restored townhouse; and the just-completed Wilf Hall. More than half of the entering class lives nearby in one of NYU Law’s residence halls and apartment buildings. 43 States represented 30% Black/African American, Latino, Asian, South Asian, and Native American 70% Out of college at least one year 10% Out of college five years or more 10% Hold advanced or professional degrees Student Organizations 66 Office of J.D. Admissions .139 MacDougal Street, Suite C-20 New York, NY 10012-1076 Telephone: (212) 998-6060 .Fax: (212) 995-4527 firstname.lastname@example.org www.law.nyu.edu Printed with vegetable-based ink on Forest Stewardship Council and Green Seal certified paper containing 100% post-consumer waste. 100% of the electricity used to manufacture this paper is from wind power.