Campaign Goals: To make a New York Law School education more affordable for every student we admit and to increase the size of our faculty.
Our endowment currently provides $1 million per year in scholarships. Our goal is three times that. Our average graduate begins work with $120,000 of debt. We must make our education more affordable for them, and for all who share our deep commitment to justice and the rule of law but who now reluctantly forego this education because they can’t take on that kind of debt. Every graduate must be free to follow the career of his or her choice without shouldering loans in excess of what many of us paid for our first homes. Focused, continuous scholarship support can make this a reality
Additionally, New York Law School has always pointed with pride to our world-class faculty. Our faculty boasts impressive school aractivists who challenge students in intellectual discussions, collaborate with them on real-world projects, and create opportunities for them to make a difference in the world even before they complete their studies.
We need to swell the ranks of our faculty in order to fulfill our promise to offer the right program for each student, and provide members of the next generation with a bridge to their futures. Implementing our new program requires that we reduce our student-faculty ratio dramatically. To build out our centers and the Writing Program, we need to attract new, top-caliber educators who are committed to teaching students and to making these centers set the standard for all other law schools.
As the demands of the profession change, the need for faculty with greater specialized knowledge increases as well. We are deeply committed to recruiting leading professionals from a wide range of fields who demonstrate impressive expertise as scholars, researchers, and activists, and possess a sincere desire to work side by side with students—as mentors and as partners. With your support, we can expand our faculty and be better prepared to meet the needs of all of our students.