Vicki Eastus joined New York Law School in 2004. She teaches both Advanced Legal Methods and Analytic Principles, a course she designed for second-year law students who need additional guidance and support to master legal analysis.
As Director of the Academic Success Program (ASP), Prof. Eastus co-teaches the required first-year course, Introduction to the American Legal System. She trains and supervises the ASP Teaching Fellows, who work in weekly small groups with first-year students to provide training in the learning skills that are unique to law school. Prof. Eastus co-teaches the Intensive Summer Advantage Institute, a condensed introductory course in legal methods offered during the summer before the first year. she conducts workshops throughout the year on study skills, time management, and exam success. Drawing on her experience in improvisational comedy and storytelling, Prof. Eastus runs workshops on public speaking for students who find the Socratic method intimidating.
Prof. Eastus directs NYLS’s Two-Year J.D. program, shepherding these students from their entrance to law school to the bar exam. For many years, she served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at NYLS.
Prior to coming to NYLS, Prof. Eastus directed the Public Interest Law Center and the Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program at New York University School of Law. She was Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Public Interest at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where she also ran the Judicial Externship program. Prof. Eastus practiced employment and labor law for many years at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., where she represented the plaintiffs in Hartman v. Duffey, the largest Title VII class action lawsuit against the United States.