York, NY (January 12, 2010)—New York Law School (NYLS) will launch
Summer Institutes in 2010 that provide J.D. students with opportunities to
focus on specialty areas not typically covered in depth at most law
The Summer Institutes, to be held from June 1 to July 27, will offer four areas of concentration: financial services, real estate, taxation, and mental disability law. Students from any ABA-accredited* law school may take two or three courses in one of these concentrations. Each program will offer its own co-curricular activities—such as externships, simulations, field trips, lectures, and workshops—to complement the courses. Interested students should contact the program of their choice directly for additional information.
“In these tough economic times, it has become more important for law students to build their careers while in law school to help them stand out from the crowd,” Professor Mariana Hogan, Associate Dean for Professional Development, said. “By focusing on a specialty area, students can make themselves more attractive to prospective employers.”
The credits earned in these courses may also be applicable to the corresponding post-J.D. program at NYLS—LL.M. in Financial Services Law, Real Estate, or Taxation, and M.A. in Mental Disability Law Studies—upon graduation from law school.
Not only will participating students benefit from the resources of the Law School, but they will also have the opportunity to explore New York City. Located in TriBeCa, the New York Law School’s new state-of-the-art building is steps away from the Financial District, Midtown Manhattan, and the City Hall area.
In addition to the Summer Institutes, students who wish to accelerate their law school studies can also take advantage of NYLS’s summer classes, offered during the same time period as the Summer Institutes. A wide range of day and evening courses are available, including: Accounting for Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Corporations, Derivatives Market Regulation, Drafting: Contracts, Federal Taxation: Individual, Federal Taxation: Partnership, Hedge Funds—Their Regulation and Structure, The Law of Green Buildings, New York Practice, Professional Responsibility, Real Estate Transactions & Finance, Sex Offenders, Survey of Mental Disability Law, and Tax Issues in Bankruptcy and Workouts. For a full list of courses, visit the Summer Programs Web site.
Tuition for both the Summer Institutes and individual summer courses is $1,465 per credit. For more information about these programs, visit the Summer Programs Web site or call the Summer School Hotline at 212.431.2100 x 4242.
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its eight academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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