Most law school classes ask that a law student think like a lawyer. Clinics ask that they act like a lawyer. Through our innovative clinical programs, students learn law as medical students learn medicine—by practicing it.
Offering unique opportunities to represent real people and work on real cases, the clinical experience is as rigorous as it is rewarding, instilling in students a sense of professionalism, empathy, and know-how. Clinics are often cited by graduates as the highlight of their law school experience. Furthermore, employers are significantly more likely to hire students who bring practical, hands-on experience.
Our goal is to ensure that every student can and will take advantage of a first-rate clinical placement or supervised externship and will have the chance to work on real cases, transactions, and advocacy efforts, with real people—clients and witnesses, business owners and entrepreneurs, government officials, attorneys, judges, and more.
To that end, New York Law School has doubled our clinical offerings with the addition of 13 new clinics for a remarkable and diverse 26 clinics in all, each guided by expert faculty and attorney supervisors.
The exciting new clinic offerings place students in a range of practice areas, including child welfare, civil rights, and education; criminal prosecution and post-conviction remedies; legislative and human rights advocacy; administrative enforcement and tort litigation defense on behalf of New York City; and pro bono business and tax counseling for nonprofits, startups, and individual taxpayers.
For more information and a full list of clinics and program descriptions, click here.
All clinics require a student application prior to enrollment. The Office of Clinical and Experiential Learning (OCEL) will host information sessions in late February. The OCEL Application will be available online in early March.
For informational videos by current faculty and alumni student testimonials, click here or watch playlist below.