Business of Law Institute

Launching in Fall 2018

NYLS’s Business of Law Institute will prepare law students and lawyers to meet evolving needs of 21st-century businesses, law firms, and government agencies.

The Institute’s offerings will include courses, hands-on training opportunities, and extracurricular learning labs related to risk and compliance, privacy, cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, e-discovery, and similar fields.

Goals of the Business of Law Institute

  • Develop, in consultation with industry experts, a series of curricular and extracurricular experiential course offerings to train NYLS students to be effective practitioners in the business of law.
  • Build a pipeline of jobs for students who are interested in the intersection of law and technology, especially in the corporate legal counsel space.
  • Provide Evening Division students with specialized training as part of their J.D. studies to expand their skill sets and provide a launching pad from their current full-time positions in related fields.
  • Bring the entire NYLS community together to harness the technologies most relevant to preparing students for the modern profession.

In August 2018, NYLS will announce a fall calendar of master classes and extracurricular learning labs.

More Information

Business of Law Institute report cover




Study Acknowledgements

NYLS and Ari Kaplan Advisors are grateful to all of the qualitative survey participants who shared their perspectives for the report, including, among others:

  • Sanjay Bhandari, Partner, Ernst & Young (London)
  • Ira Coleman, Chairman, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Katie DeBord, Global Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Tony Gomes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Citrix Systems
  • David Jordan, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Ann Rainhart, Chief Operating Officer, Briggs & Morgan
  • Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Founder and Executive Director, Buying Legal Council
  • Mark Smolik, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain Americas
  • Noah Waisberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Kira Systems
  • Christina Wojcik, Global VP, Technical and Legal Solution Consultants, Seal Software
  • John Woods Jr., Co-Head of the Global Cybersecurity Practice, Baker McKenzie LLP