Student Competencies and Learning Outcomes

It is the goal of New York Law School to ensure that every student:

1. Knows the sources of law and understands the weight of legal authority

2. Acquires foundational knowledge of basic legal subjects

3. Can critically read, comprehend, analyze, and apply legal authority

4. Can identify specific legal issues presented by factual scenarios

5. Can use tools of law and policy to devise solutions to client problems

6. Can design and carry out legal research projects

7. Can write with clarity, precision, and effectiveness

8. Can speak cogently about legal concepts

9. Can work as both a member and a leader of a team

10. Understands the fundamentals of interviewing, fact development, client counseling, and negotiation

11. Understands how to learn law and develop expertise

12. Exhibits professionalism and honors the ethical obligations of lawyers

adopted by the faculty May 2013