New York Law School is located in the heart of Manhattan’s TriBeCa district—home of the city’s legal, government, and corporate headquarters. Its prime location provides students with unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning. Within a few blocks of the School, students represent clients in federal court; clerk for federal and state judges; mediate disputes in small claims court; and work with mentor attorneys in private law firms and government agencies. This synergy between school and neighborhood continues in the classroom, where many of the best lawyers in the city serve as adjunct professors. In turn, students have access to almost every kind of private law practice, in-house corporate legal staff, legal aid and public interest law practice, governmental counsel office, and court that exists in the United States.
Within this vibrant community, New York Law School’s campus has evolved to meet the changing needs of its students, with a new state-of-the-art academic building that opened in 2009. In August 2006, the School broke ground on a $190 million expansion and renovation program that has since transformed the campus into a cohesive architectural complex nearly double its former size. The centerpiece of the expansion is a new, glass-enclosed 235,000-square-foot academic building, which extends five stories aboveground and four below. The new building stands next to the School’s existing three structures, which have been completely renovated.
The new building is almost exclusively student-centered—with classrooms, lounges, study rooms, dining facilities, and the library all housed within the building’s central core. Students attend classes in rooms designed to maximize teaching and learning opportunities, with cutting-edge technology, top-notch lighting and acoustics, and tiered seating that promotes the open exchange of ideas. They also collaborate in customized spaces modeled after the courtroom and other real-world practice settings. The new facility showcases every aspect of the School’s outstanding program in a law building finer than any other in the city.
In addition to the legal, business, and government offices just steps from the School, TriBeCa boasts charming cobblestone streets, world-famous restaurants, hip galleries, and historic warehouse buildings that are popular among residents and visitors alike. TriBeCa’s thriving cultural scene is buzzing with activity year-round and features some of the city’s most popular annual events, including:
Tribeca Film Festival – Created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, this annual event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the neighborhood as the international film community and the general public experience the power of film and redefine the film festival experience. www.tribecafilmfestival.org
Taste of Tribeca - Visitors of this culinary festival dine on signature dishes from many of the area’s top restaurants, greet the chefs, listen to live music, and discover what makes TriBeCa a great neighborhood. www.tasteoftribeca.org
River to River Festival – The lively annual festival features over 500 events, including concerts, film screenings, gallery discussions, historical and educational tours, nature walks, sporting events, and readings.