Students come to the Law School from across the United States and abroad, representing a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. They bring with them a wide range of interests in addition to their varied life and work experiences. Such diversity helps create a vibrant educational environment.
Engaged and organized students lead and participate in more than 30 Student Organizations that contribute significantly to the rich extracurricular life at the Law School. New York Law School student organizations continuously produce outstanding programs examining the legal aspects of important and interesting topics and organize events, fundraisers and lectures featuring prominent members of the legal community. The Annual Public Interest (PI) Goods and Services Auction, in conjunction with the Student Organization Multi-Cultural Festival, raises money to help support students working the public interest in otherwise unpaid summer positions and to support graduates working in the public interest.
Moot Court is a student run organization that focuses on oral advocacy and brief writing. The Association selects its members through the intramural Charles W. Froessel Moot Court Competition, one of most demanding recruitment tools of any moot court association in the country. Moot court members represent the Law School in national competitions and have won numerous honors in intermural competitions and numerous awards in others. The Association also hosts the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition which brings approximately 40 law schools to compete in the annual event. The Moot Court Association's Executive Board oversees the Association's activities in conjuntion with a faculty advisor. Students may earn academic credit and satisfy the School's Writing Requirement through Moot Court Membership.
Law Review is the student-edited academic journal published four times a year. New York Law School Law Review publishes articles submitted by outside authors, as well as our own students' Case Comments and Notes. In addition, the Law Review publishes original content, including student-written commentary and original commentary by legal practitioners and academics, on its website (www.nylslawreview.com) The Law Review comprises an editorial board, staff editors, online staff editors, and members, as well as a faculty publisher and publication manager. Students are selected for membership based on ﬁrst-year grades and a writing competition held in the summer after the ﬁrst year. Participation in the Law Review involves a serious commitment of time and energy. In return, it develops research, writing, and analytical skills that enhance students' legal education.
Team The DRT is a student-run co-curricular program that
represents the Law School in local, regional and national lawyering skills
competitions. Competitors gain experience in client interviewing and
counseling, negotiation, mediation and arbitration in a wide variety of
subject areas. Students gain membership to the Team by successfully
competing in the school’s Intramural Negotiation Competition held
annually each spring, or through exceptional achievement in a writing
competition held in the fall semester. The Dispute Resolution Team’s
Executive Board and Faculty Advisor oversee the Team’s activities.
Students may earn academic credit through membership and active
involvement in Team competitions and training. Students who have
completed one semester towards their degree are eligible to compete for
membership, but students who are placed in the Comprehensive Curriculum
Program may not participate as Team members until their second summer of
Some of the many Student Organizations at New York Law School: