today’s 24-hour news environment, media is king. The
successful attorney is often the one who can use the media to his
client’s advantage; the successful legal journalist is often the one
who can explain complicated legal issues to the public in a way that is
interesting and clear. The Program in Law and Journalism (PLJ)
curriculum is designed to meet the growing demand for both media savvy
legal practitioners and adept legal journalists.
interested in a deeper understanding of the intersection of law and
journalism or who desire to sharpen their writing skills (for print and/or
online journalism outlets) are invited to take the courses below on an a la
carte basis. Beyond the Program's specific classroom-based offerings, PLJ
offers Project-based courses, offering students the opportunity to work on
various projects, and write for Legal As She is Spoke, chosen
by the ABA as one of the top 100 legal blogs worldwide for the last two
years. Students will be credited as authors or researchers for these
Students wishing to explore careers in legal journalism or media law may opt for the Program’s full academic menu and become PLJ Associates, graduating with a ‘concentration in law and journalism.’ Through our contacts, exciting externships are available to a number of our Associates. The Associates option is a new and growing component to the Program.
For more information about the Program in Law and Journalism’s Associates opportunity, click here.
Associates MUST take
Journalism: Reporting the Law I, II, III and IV and 1 (one) course listed below.
Project based learning courses and Seminars:
New York Law School's Program in Law and Journalism has placed some of its associates at news outlets including: