Law students begin their professional lives on the day they enter law school. Every aspect of their law school experience, in and out of the classroom, can help develop their professional portfolios. New York Law School holds these as core beliefs.
In the classroom, students learn the values of the
profession and the skills required to exercise those values. Legal
Practice is a fundamental course for all students which integrates the
teaching of legal reasoning and analysis, legal writing and other
lawyering skills, including client interviewing. Clinical courses and
other electives focusing on lawyering skills further reinforce this
Outside the classroom, students get personal attention to help them think through and reﬁne their professional goals, and develop a plan for meeting them.
Students receive individual attention early in their studies from the Ofﬁce of Professional Development, which brings together the Ofﬁce of Career Services, the Ofﬁce of Student Life, and the Ofﬁce of Public Interest and Community Service.
Approximately 300 paid jobs every year go
to New York Law School students participating in the Federal Work-Study
Program, including jobs at government offices (including
district attorney and public defender's offices), legal aid and
public interest organizations and local area law firms.
Opportunities to work, study and learn exist on campus through faculty
research assistant positions, research and other with the Law School's
nine academic centers.