Dear Prospective Student,
The decision to attend law school is one of the most important you will make. It signifies the first step to your career as a lawyer and the beginning of a life-long commitment to the challenge of being a professional. It is important for you to make the right choice. Not all schools are alike. Therefore, as you sort through the many options you will have it is critical to evaluate each program on its merits, to compare each school to the attributes you are seeking, and to find an environment for your education that most fulfills your dreams.
New York Law School is proud of its unique history as a school of opportunity. From its founding it has been an incredibly diverse school, serving new citizens of our city, providing an intellectual home to working students, and seeking to find students from widely varying backgrounds to add depth and vigor to this community. However, the Law School is not for everyone. We are a real part of a vibrant, fast-paced urban community. Our students are activists, volunteers, committed individuals with a taste to try new things. I ask you to take some care and investigate our program, decide if it feels right to you, and contact us to discuss further the opportunities here for you to study law.
Those of us who have been lawyers for a long time sometimes forget how exciting it is to be on the threshold of joining the professions. It is one reason that I remain so excited by the prospect of welcoming new students each year-students that will help improve the legal profession and move us to a more just society. I hope to welcome you personally some day at the law school.
Good luck in your search.
Adam W. Barrett, Associate Dean of Admissions and Finanical Aid