New York Law School offers its JD students the traditional law of the workplace core curriculum -- Employment Law, Labor Relations Law, and Employment Discrimination Law -- enriched by unique and innovative courses and programs that can't be found at any other American law school.
For example, the Law & Policy of the Workplace Externship Program places law students in summer jobs with senior government policymakers, advocacy organizations, unions, trade associations, and think tanks to learn how lawyers can help shape public policy. The Employment Law Clinic involves students in the direct representation of low-wage workers seeking to claim unpaid wages and unemployment insurance benefits. Problem-Solving & the Law of the Workplace is a unique upper-level elective that teaches strategies for solving workplace problems recognizing that legal issues are inextricably bound up with economic, psychological, organizational, political, and other interests.
New York Law School's labor and employment law curriculum also includes a wide variety of electives ranging from Sports Law to Collective Bargaining & Labor Dispute Resolution to Employee Benefits Law. Students seeking to concentrate labor and employment law will find one of the most comprehensive and rich curriculums in the country at New York Law School and an engaged, activist faculty ready to guide their studies. Alumni and other practicing attorneys are also invited to enroll in labor and employment law courses to remain current in their field and to satisfy their continuing legal education (CLE) requirements.