Volunteer Opportunities

Legal Outreach

Legal Outreach is an organization that uses the law as a tool to foster skills and inspire vision among students from underserved areas around New York. Students participate in four debates per year on topics that range from Search & Seizure and Freedom of Speech to Equal Protection and Miranda Rights.

Safe Passage

Students are needed to assist volunteer attorneys to provide representation of unaccompanied minors in the immigration process. Safe Passage provides free naturalization and SIJ status trainings for volunteer attorneys and students.

  • Who may apply? 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.
  • When do I apply? Student volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Whom do I contact with questions? Lenni Benson (lenni.benson@nyls.edu)
  • More information is also available at the Safe Passage homepage: www.nyls.edu/immigration

Street Law

Introduce middle and high school students to their constitutional rights. Instruct on topics such as search and seizure laws, police interaction inside and outside of school, the 14th Amendment and the equal protection of the law, reproductive rights, and terrorism. Students also prepare a moot court exercise, and the program culminates when students present their arguments before a panel comprised of associates, partners, or faculty members at the respective offices of Fried Frank; Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP; or New York Law School.

  • Who may apply? 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.
  • When do I apply? At the beginning of the fall semester of each academic year.
  • Whom do I contact with questions? Amanda Gayle.