2012 NYU School of Law Admissions Brochure
An introduction to NYU School of Law.
NYU School of Law NYU Law is: 2 A leader in international law as the home of the Hauser Global Law School Program. An innovator in business law with the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program. A pacesetter in public interest and clinics, guaranteeing summer funding for 1Ls and 2Ls working in government and nonprofit organizations. An intellectual powerhouse with 9 colloquia and 29 centers and institutes. 3 “ The faculty is extremely accessible and supportive, and there are lots of opportunities to work closely with them. I 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 law.nyu.edu/jd. New York University School of Law prides itself on offering dual degree programs in everything from law and business to law and philosophy. J.D./LL.M. in International Law or in Taxation at the Law School J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. in economics, history, philosophy, and politics with NYU J.D./M.A. in French studies, and Latin American and Caribbean studies with NYU J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.S.W., and 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. and J.D./M.P.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 4 11 Business Clinics Constitutional Criminal Environmental Innovation Interdisciplinary International Procedure Public Interest Tax a reas of focus offer students a wide choice of academic specialties with courses taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields. NYU School of Law creates a closeknit, vibrant community through its rigorous academic programs— such as those in criminal law, environmental law, international law, and legal philosophy—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—and to hear from students about their academic experiences—go to law.nyu.edu. Watch Richard Epstein’s inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professorship of Law lecture at law.nyu.edu/jd. 5 6 The 1LYear “ 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. That summer I went 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 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 30 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. It also helps students better absorb the ideas and issues 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 interest. They had asked for one, but the dean and the faculty liked the idea so much that there are now five: Constitutional Law Corporations Income Taxation International Law Property 7 “ I 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 course work to career plans—they were 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 law.nyu.edu/jd. 8 ” 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 45 courses taught in international, comparative, and foreign law each year, and International Law is now a first-year elective. New study-abroad programs in Paris, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai for 3Ls will further expand the opportunities for firsthand global learning. As globalization reshapes the way people think about the interaction of business and law, NYU Law is breaking new ground and deepening the bench of faculty members with real-world expertise. One recent hire is Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez (LL.M. ’90), who presided over the Enron, WorldCom, and Chrysler bankruptcies. The Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business offers joint classes with the Stern School of Business, and unique transaction courses in which students work closely with top-notch practitioners and full-time faculty to learn how deals are structured to add value. And the Law School is opening up yet more doors with the new studyabroad initiative that includes additional business and financial course options overseas, even more work opportunities abraod, and a program to study government in D.C. NYU Law awards many scholarships in amounts up to full tuition. Offering more than financial support, they provide fully integrated academic and professional programs. AnBryce Scholarship Bickel & 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. 9 36 clinics taught by some of the most experienced faculty in the nation. Administrative and Regulatory State Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy—Non-Partisan Election Protection Business Law Transactions Children’s Rights Civil Rights 10 Community Development and Economic Justice Comparative Criminal Justice: Focus on Domestic Violence Constitutional Transitions: The Middle East Revolutions 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— Eastern District of New York Government Civil Litigation— Southern District of New York Immigrant Defense Immigrant Rights International Environmental Law International Human Rights International Organizations Juvenile Defender Litigation, Organizing, and Systemic Change LGBT Rights Mediation Mediation—Advanced: Dispute System Design Medical-Legal Advocacy New York Civil Liberties Prosecution— Eastern District of New York Prosecution— Southern District of New York Racial Justice Tax Technology Law and Policy Practice in practice: Students from the Administrative and Regulatory State Clinic. NYU Law has a vibrant intellectual life built around 29 centers and institutes that encourage the exchange of ideas through conferences, fellowships, academic programs, and courses. Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Brennan Center for Justice Center on the Administration of Criminal Law Center for Constitutional Transitions Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) Center for Labor and Employment Law Center for Law, Economics and Organization Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy Pollack Center for Law & Business Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy Hauser Global Law School Program Public Interest Law Center Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization U.S.-Asia Law Institute Information Law Institute Institute for Affordable Housing Policy Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) Institute for Law & Society Institute for Policy Integrity Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice Migration Policy Institute National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Center on Law and Security Center for Research in Crime and Justice Center for Financial Institutions Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) Watch Vicki Been â€™83 (far right) and Ingrid Gould Ellen, co-directors of the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, discuss their mission and the centerâ€™s recent $1 million MacArthur Foundation award. Go to law.nyu.edu/jd. 11 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. In 2012, 438 students participated in the PILC Summer Program, working in 31 countries. 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 Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholarship offers full-tuition support to students who intend to pursue careers serving Latino communities. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists more than 450 J.D. graduates worldwide 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 in part by NYU. Among the Washington insiders teaching at NYU Law: Neil Barofsky ’95, former special inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program; former White House counsels Robert Bauer and C. Boyden Gray; Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Sally Katzen, former administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; and David Kamin ’09, former special assistant to the president for economic policy. 12 Off-Hours Fun: Another Kind of Education Andrea Ravich ’12 describes a downtown adventure in Life at NYU Law, our student-written blog. The proctors called time on our Civil Procedure exam, and the building shook with the collective sigh of relief of 450 first-year students. The morning had been hectic, and it had been pouring rain—making even my five-minute walk from my West Village apartment somewhat treacherous. So walking—no, skipping—out of Vanderbilt Hall to meet some classmates and discovering that the storm had turned into a mere drizzle was the cherry on top of my relief’s sundae. down to Tribeca, then over to the east side of the island. We looked in stores selling everything from neon lighting to secondhand men’s footwear. We picked our favorite paintings in art galleries, our favorite buildings on Houston Street, argued over our favorite bars in the East Village. We exited one of these bars after a few rounds of pool, and since the sky was now dark and clear, we decided to go somewhere with a view of the city—a swank hotel a few blocks away. An hour later, we emerged from a restaurant as the sun was breaking through the clouds. The combination of lack of sleep, the change in weather, and post-exam giddiness made us decide to take the afternoon off. We set out in the general direction of SoHo, with no goal in mind (very rare for law students, of course). Our only aim was to explore the city we had been missing out on while stuck in the library. I love NYU for all that it is teaching me. But as we sat in the roof lounge of the Hotel on Rivington looking out at the lights of the Lower East Side, I realized that taking a day to remind myself why I chose to attend school in this city was equally as enriching. Law school can be a noisy place, full of information and to-do lists and sometimesendless “shoulds.” But refreshingly, New York is even louder—and worth listening to every once in a while. We didn’t do anything epic, just walked, then walked some more. The sun was shining now, as we ambled from SoHo To read more blog posts, go to blogs.law.nyu.edu/lifeatnyulaw. 13 2/3 of 1Ls live in affordable, on-campus housing. NYU Law has two high-rise apartment-style residence halls and two low-rise apartment buildings that offer students a variety of smoke-free living arrangements. Students usually have their own rooms in shared twoor three-bedroom apartments, but there are also studio and one-bedroom apartment options. Family housing accommodations (in the form of studios and one-bedroom apartments) are also available, but limited in quantity. For more about housing at NYU Law, go to law.nyu.edu/housing. 14 Class of 2011 Employment* Full-Time Faculty 109 By geographic area 12% pacific 2% 2% 1% north central mountain 4% 3% Courses Offered 68% 319 mid-atlantic south central 8% south atlantic international Student Organizations By type of employment Law Firms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Interest/Government/ Judicial Clerkships. . . . . . . . . . Corporate/Academic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 54% 41% 5% Each year, more than 130 NYU School of Law graduates work as judicial clerks. Median Law Firm Salary* $160,000 The Neighborhood Our charming Greenwich Village campus includes Vanderbilt Hall; Furman Hall; 22 Washington Square North, a restored townhouse; and environmentally friendly, LEED Platinum-certified Wilf Hall, as well as four residence halls. Median Overall Salary* $145,000 173/169 LSAT 75th/25th% 3.8/3.5 GPA 75th/25th% 40 States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico represented 31% Black/African American, Latino, Asian, South Asian, and Native American 70% 10% Out of college five years or more G $51,150 450 Out of college at least one year See law.nyu.edu/employmentstats for more information. Tuition* Fall 2012 Entering Class* Students New England D *Figures and salary information have been calculated based on student data collection as of February 15, 2012. Salary information was captured at time of graduation. International figure includes Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Haiti, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Nepal, and the United Kingdom. Tuition is accurate as of July 2012 and may be subject to change. Fall 2012 entering class figures are accurate as of July 2012. By the Numbers 10% Hold advanced or professional degrees 15 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.