New York Law School offers a robust core curriculum and more than 250 upper-level electives.
In this co-curricular course, NYLS students are responsible for editing and source-checking each article that is selected for publication in The Family Law Quarterly (FLQ).
The course covers fundamental accounting techniques in the contexts in which a lawyer is likely to confront accounting issues.
The complexity of modern government means that much governing is done by administrative agencies with quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial, as well as executive, functions. This course explores those administrative processes and procedures.
This course will cover the basic procedural and substantive issues involved in the filing, preparation, and arguing of an appeal, including the requirement of preservation and the applicable standard of review.
This course examines the tax consequences of various forms of taxable as well as nontaxable mergers and acquisitions.
As part of the NYLS Core Curriculum, this course consolidates the predictive analysis and professional writing skills that first-year students have been developing.
This course is intended for students who want to improve their ability to write sharp, clear prose, to edit their own and others’ writing, and to become more comfortable with the art of composing and organizing written material.
This advanced legal writing seminar is designed to bring writing and editing skills to the next level through a combination of intensive in-class focus on the skills of writing and editing, followed by individualized instruction.
This upper-level course examines legal issues related to the initial development of real estate from the ground up and complex issues related to the financing, ownership, and operation of commercial properties.
This course focuses on current issues in wealth transfer taxation, including valuation, asset protection, and strategies for dealing with the scheduled repeal of the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
This course will focus on representing entrepreneurs and growing companies. Students will learn how to advise clients about business formation, hiring employees and retaining independent contractors, securing rights to intellectual property, and more.
This course introduces students to the law and skills involved in criminal practice, including a semester-long case simulation to help students hone the skills they learn.
The course addresses both the public policy issues related to creating affordable housing within vibrant communities and the legal tools and strategies in the private and public sectors to achieve this goal.
This class centers around core material that is covered in foundational upper-level subjects and is tested on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
This course deals with the substantive and procedural laws and policy related to a divorce action in New York State, guiding students from initial interview through final argument.
This course will examine the legal classification and laws protecting nonhuman animals, as well as a number of topics that fall within the general heading “animal law.”
This course examines the legal, economic, and societal issues involved in monopolies and restraints of trade with a special emphasis on the federal antitrust laws.
This is a survey course on the law, policy, and theory of the business of art that also explores real-world art negotiations through in-class simulations.
In this upper-level clinic, students are trained to represent immigrant clients under faculty supervision and argue cases in the Immigration Court and before the Newark and New York Asylum Offices on behalf of refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries.
A statutory course that deals with the laws, regulations and underlying policy related bankruptcy sought by individuals and business entities.
A statutory course that deals with the laws, regulations and underlying policy related to reorganization through bankruptcy, usually sought by a corporation or partnership.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the common elements of federal and local brownfield programs, including the various kinds of financial incentives that are available from these brownfield programs.
This practical course deals with business planning and corporate formation information and advice for students who wish to open their own law practice.
This course will provide students with an understanding of fundamental business topics such as accounting and financial reporting, investments and the financial markets, and an overview of macro-economic principles.
This practical course introduces students to tools and strategies required for planning and setting up the business structure for a closely held enterprise.
This course combines theory and practice to introduce students to the various legal and business considerations involved in forming and operating an emerging growth business, or start-up company.
This upper-level substantive course focuses on the federal and state laws that regulate cannabis in the United States.
This upper-level seminar class will introduce and familiarize students with the federal decennial census process and why it’s important to the nation and to New York in particular.
This Practice Based Learning (PBL) course will focus on key skills and competencies of transactional lawyers, taught in the context of a real estate transaction. The seminar is limited to students affiliated with the Center for Real Estate Studies.
This seminar course will provide students with an overview of children’s and family law issues in New York, including the structure of the Family Court system, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, domestic violence advocacy, mental health, and matrimonial law.
This simulation course is designed to introduce students to lawyering skills in the context of representing or serving children and their families.
In this upper-level clinical course, students will work with the Center for Justice and Democracy to learn the critical role that litigation plays in protecting consumer and citizen health and safety, and to learn and apply the skills of public policy advocacy.
This Core Curriculum course introduces students to the rules governing the conduct of civil litigation in the United States.
In this year-long clinic, students will engage in impact litigation and other forms of legal and strategic policy advocacy to advance the cause of social justice.
This course provides students with a deep analysis of the statutes, case law, and policies related to civil rights in the United States by examining federal civil rights laws and the provision that creates a federal cause of action to remedy violations of rights.
A substantive foundational course that deals with the laws, regulations, and policies governing commercial transactions. This is one of the four upper-level gateway courses of which all students are required to complete two or three for graduation.
This course is an advanced doctrinal course that focuses on all aspects of commercial leasing with some practice-based exercises for students interested in real estate focused professions.
This course will present a survey of the legal systems and processes of Commonwealth Caribbean countries by focusing on the role of international law in the legal systems of these countries.
This course explores both scholarly and practitioner perspectives, as well as case law, to seek answers to issues of rights, social justice, inequalities, racial and gender discrimination and other constitutional issues through the lens of constitutional law and Bills of Rights.
This is a course on litigation tactics and strategies designed to teach students to think like practicing attorneys seeking to maximize their client’s litigation position.
This course teaches students about the compliance function within a financial services organization, the regulatory scheme applicable to broker dealers, banks, and investment advisers as well as the various compliance positions, and more.
In a globalized world, few disputes are entirely local, and litigators need to be familiar with the law governing choice of forum, choice of law, and recognition of judgments. This course explores conflicts of law on the international level.
In this clinical course, students work with The Nature Conservancy for hands-on experience with the laws, regulations, and underlying policy related to real estate and land conservation issues.
The course gives students a comprehensive history of federalism and state’s rights as they examine the U.S. constitutional plan, hammered out in military and political confrontations, judicial opinions, and Presidential proclamations.
This Core Curriculum course is the first part of a two-semester introduction to constitutional law and theory, focusing on doctrine related to the constitutional rules governing the federal government and the constitutional rules addressing the distribution of power between the federal government and the states.
This Core Curriculum course is the second part of a two-semester introduction to constitutional law and theory with a primary focus on the constitutional rules governing individual rights and equality.
This substantive course will focus both on understanding South Africa and its law, and on considering the contrasts between South African approaches and those of contemporary United States constitutional law.
This is a substantive course essential for any student interested in constitutional law or civil liberties. The course explores First Amendment protections for freedom of speech and freedom of religion, the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause, and more.
This seminar course explores the constitutional issues raised by elections and voting, covering several major topics, including the right to vote, voter identification requirements, and reapportionment.
This course surveys First Amendment free speech law and issues in depth, including current controversies and precedents such as “commercial” or corporate speech, broadcast “indecency,” and “electioneering communications.”
This course focuses on developing corporate practice skills, including “traditional practice” skills such as writing, analysis, and time management, as well as “self-management” skills such as sound judgment, working with integrity, and finding a work-lifestyle balance.
This Core Curriculum course deals with basic principles governing the creation and enforcement of contractual obligation.
This course provides an introduction to the major debates in contemporary high-tech copyright, which both shapes and is in turn shaped by technological innovation.
This is an advanced corporations course on legal and economic issues involved in corporate financing decisions, covering valuation of corporate entities and their securities, corporate capital structures, and more.
This course will highlight the strategic case for effective corporate real estate management and the role of inside and outside legal counsel in the commercial real estate context.
In this substantive course, LL.M. students analyze the tax issues and opportunities in planning corporate tax structures and related actions.
This upper-level Core Curriculum course covers the formation, organization, purposes, and powers of business corporations, the distribution of powers between shareholders and directors, the duties and liabilities of directors and officers, and more.
This course covers the immigration consequences of federal and state criminal convictions, federal crimes relating to immigration, criminal procedural rights in immigration proceedings, and immigration relief for victims of crime.
The Criminal Defense Clinic engages students in the actual practice of criminal law, under supervision, on cases at all stages of the criminal process, from arraignment through trial.
This Core Curriculum course covers constitutional doctrines affecting substantive criminal law such as interpretation of penal legislation, principles of culpability and conduct, and analysis of harm.
This course covers the substantive and procedural laws surrounding the criminal adjudication process, including the right to counsel, preliminary appearance and hearings, pre-conviction release, and more.
This upper-level Core Curriculum course deals with the laws, regulations and policies governing investigations of criminal matters.
The Criminal Prosecution Clinic – New York County engages students in the prosecution of criminal cases in conjunction with the Manhattan District Attorney under the supervision of experienced ADAs.
The Criminal Prosecution Clinic – Kings County engages students in the prosecution of criminal cases in conjunction with the Brooklyn District Attorney under the supervision of adjunct professors.
The course examines the criminal sanctions that are employed to enforce the tax system.
The Cyberharassment Clinic provides an unprecedented opportunity for students to represent victims of online harassment, cyberbullying, and revenge porn under the direct supervision of a faculty member and experienced practitioner.
This course introduces students to the investigation and prosecution of “cybercrime” cases—cases in which criminals use computers to steal, cheat, or otherwise cause damage.
Cybersecurity is a growing practice area for outside counsel and has the potential to be a required skill for in-house lawyers. This course will introduce students to cybersecurity compliance from an in-house perspective.
Students in this experiential learning course will learn the purpose of depositions, how depositions fit into an overall plan for case theory and development, and the rules governing the conduct of depositions.
This substantive course provides students with an introduction to the laws, regulations and policies governing the derivatives markets.
This course surveys mechanisms currently used instead of courts and federal agencies to resolve conflicts between two or more parties, including Alternative Dispute Resolution systems.
The Dispute Resolution Team is a student-run, co-curricular program that offers members the opportunity to develop their lawyering skills as they represent New York Law School in local, regional, and national competitions.
Members of this student-run, co-curricular program have the opportunity to develop their lawyering skills as they represent New York Law School in local, regional, and national competitions.
This intensive five-day course develops the skills needed to represent clients in arbitration proceedings subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and conducted pursuant to the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
This course explores the response of the legal system to the problem of domestic violence, through state and federal criminal laws against domestic violence, including the federal Violence Against Women Act.
The course covers basic commercial finance transactions and the negotiation and drafting of related documentation involving secured finance and credit arrangements.
This course teaches students the skills needed to draft contracts that effectuate clients’ needs and anticipate potential legal problems.
This course teaches the skills needed to draft corporate contracts and documents that effectuate clients’ needs and anticipate potential legal problems.
Since the skills involved in writing clear, precise legal drafting are transferable from one document to another, this course teaches students the general principles of legal drafting rather than the techniques of drafting specialized documents.
This course teaches students the principles involved in drafting regulations and legislation, and incorporating policy-making into drafting.
This course provides students with a basic understanding of drafting various types of litigation documents, such as motions, discovery requests, and trial memos.
This writing and research course focuses on real estate law and practice and teaches students to draft documents used in commercial real estate transactions.
This course focuses on the intersection of public schools, K-12 educational policy, and the law, exploring the crucial role education plays in sustaining a democratic society.
Students in this project-based learning course will provide legal services to the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice, a law-focused charter high school founded by the New York Law School Justice Action Center.
In the Education Law Field Placement, students will be trained to practice education law in New York City at various civil rights and education law agencies and learn advanced issues in education law and practice.
This is a survey course covering a broad range of subjects relating to problems of aging and persons with disabilities, including demographics and economics of aging and disability as well as social policy and political trends.
In this clinic, students will assist clients with estate planning, adult guardianships, and/or needs-based public benefits, and work in partnership with community members to provide education and develop advocacy related to the issues of aging, illness, and special needs.
This course explores the legal milieu and public policy aspects of non-cash compensation arrangements for employees through statutory analysis in light of rapidly developing case and administrative law.
This course surveys the laws and concepts governing nonunionized employment relationships, emphasizing private-sector employment.
This upper-level, substantive course surveys the laws and concepts governing the relationships of individual employees and their employers, emphasizing private-sector employment.
This course analyzes the types of contracts and agreements used in various sectors of the entertainment industry, including contracts covering motion picture and television packaging.
This course considers how lawyers can use non-litigation approaches to effect change through organizing, community development, and generally through the creation of new institutions.
Students in the Environmental Health Law Clinic at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will represent the agency in hearings at the Health Tribunal of the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.
Environmental liability has become an important issue in corporate, real estate, and commercial financing transactions. This course covers the scope of liability for owners and operators of real property, parent and successor corporations, and lenders and trustees.
This course is designed for students who wish to understand how the law protects the environment, and who wish to litigate environmental issues.
This upper-level skills course focuses on the process and procedures for administering an estate, beginning with a practical review of the probate process.
This course introduces students to central concepts in wealth transfer tax and income taxation of estates and trusts, and it covers pre-death and post-mortem planning and basic document drafting.
This project-based learning course focuses on a major transaction that recently occurred in the European Union that resulted in antitrust litigation.
This course provides an introduction to the institutions and constitutional structure of the European Union, an entity that began as a modest free trade area and is now a powerful force in global trade, environmentalism, human rights, discourse, and global politics.
This Core Curriculum course examines the scope and function of the Federal Rules of Evidence against the background of problems arising in the trial of an issue of fact, and the rules are evaluated on the basis of their tendency to promote or impede a rational method of investigation.
This substantive, foundational course deals with the laws, regulations, and policies impacting the family and its relationship to the government.
In this clinic, students will interview clients, draft documents, conduct legal research, and engage in community outreach, as they experience Family Court practice and learn more about the Family Court Act and a range of family law matters.
This is an experiential course designed to teach the basics of family law doctrine through two extended simulations, while developing students’ research, writing and lawyering skills.
This course explores the interplay between emerging technologies in the fashion arena and the law, covering all forms of existing wearable tech as well as recent technological advances in the fashion industry.
This upper-level skills course focuses on legal and business concerns faced by attorneys representing fashion companies as their general counsel or external counsel.
This course explores the legal and policy issues concerning the history, ambit, and practice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory powers.
This course explores the role of the federal courts in the federal system, integrating study of constitutional provisions and the realities of federal court practice.
This upper-level, substantive course focuses on the laws, regulations, and policies impacting formation, operation, and dissolution of corporate entities.
This upper-level course is an intensive introduction to the basic principles of federal income taxation and of statutory construction.
This upper-level, substantive course focuses on the laws, regulations, and policies that impact the formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships.
This course focuses on Subchapter J of the Internal Revenue Code and introduces students to the rules that govern the income taxation of trusts and estates and their beneficiaries.
This course teaches students the rules that apply to S corporations, partnerships, RICs, REITs and other pass-through entities and how those entities are used, both domestically and internationally.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes.
The goal of this course is both to educate students substantively on the issues of personal and small business finance and to make these issues more approachable and understandable.
This course will provide an overview of the structure, operations, and regulation of U.S. and global financial institutions.
This experiential workshop and seminar are co-requisite courses introducing students to experts in the financial services industry and a variety of current legal, business, and regulatory issues.
This externship course enables students to gain practical experience in corporate and regulatory entities related to the financial services industry.
This first-semester course will introduce students to two sets of fundamental concepts necessary for the successful study of law.
This second-semester course will continue the focus on the learning skills addressed in Foundations for the Study of Law, so that each student continues to develop skills necessary for learning and understanding new concepts throughout their career in law.
This upper-level, seminar course focuses on the legal and cultural status of gender in American history.
This externship placement enables LL.M. students to gain practical experience in a tax-focused entity.
This upper-level course for Tax LL.M. students requires authorship of a significant paper representing substantial legal research.
Tax LL.M. candidates may elect to write a 15-page research paper in addition to the examination and other regular requirements for this course.
This course focuses on tax research methods and technologies as well as analysis and writing.
This course delves into the legal and ethical issues around guardianship. Students will learn about the process and ways to deal with the issues of whether a person needs a guardian, and if so, what powers should be given to the guardian.
This course will progress from the basics of a compliance program, including the compliance operations and the Code of Conduct, to specific issues facing the healthcare industry.
This course surveys the federal and state laws that regulate healthcare in the United States and examines the complex legal relationships involving patients, health care providers, insurers, and regulatory agencies.
This course will provide an in-depth overview of the applicable laws and regulations respecting onshore and offshore hedge funds, their formation issues, and related core documentation requirements.
This full-year clinic focused on housing provides students with the opportunity to represent clients in litigation and develop and implement advocacy campaigns.
This course examines legal rules and administrative procedures that define U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, non-immigrant categories, and refugee status.
In this clinic, students will be trained to screen and represent juveniles before the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
This placement and seminar provides students with substantive instruction on, and hands-on experience with, advanced issues in immigration and nationality law.
Impact Center affiliates will participate in a year-long written research project with practical application with practicing attorneys and Impact Center faculty.
This course examines how lawyers use law to effectuate social change. This upper-level, graded seminar course is required for all students affiliated with the Impact Center for Public Interest Law.
This course requires authorship of a significant paper representing substantial legal research, the work involved being equivalent to a two-credit course including preparation for classes and examination.
New York Law School regularly fields a team to the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot, the world’s largest competitive moot competition.
This writing and research course is a self-directed course with supervision by a faculty member and in compliance with the specific rules of the Law Review’s Note Guide.
New York Law School regularly fields a team to the Wilhem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna, Austria.
This course focuses on the legislation, regulations, public policy, and case law related to how people share and/or hide personal information.
This course considers the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel and also explores specific corporate matters that in-house counsel are increasingly becoming involved in.
This course provides a survey of general principles of copyright, patent, and trademark law.
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive study of intellectual property licensing and related contract drafting issues.
This course provides an introduction to the basic trial and advocacy skills that lawyers use in motion argument, hearings, trials, administrative proceedings and arbitration.
This course introduces the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration.
This course covers international sales of goods and services, cross-border transfers of intellectual property, foreign direct investment, and international settlement of disputes.
This course provides a broad overview of the extensive recent developments in International Criminal Law, commonly referred to as the law of atrocity.
This course explores the legal and political framework for human rights and mental disability law from an international perspective and a U.S. perspective.
This offering is a two-course combination that explores various uses of the law and conceptions of justice in the area of international human rights.
This course surveys the theory and practice of international human rights law.
This course explores the role of authority in the decision-making processes of the world community, including the constitutive process by which international law is made and applied and public order established.
This course focuses on current topics and new developments in international tax planning.
This course examines the U.S. tax laws applicable to multinational businesses, foreign currencies, and international business transactions of many kinds.
This course examines the issue of U.S. tax residence and the impact of this status for individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents and nonresident aliens.
This course introduces the process and substance of international trade law and incorporates case studies and case-based advocacy into the instruction.
This course provides an overview of the legal and policy issues raised by the Internet and its use.
This course is focused on driving student achievement on the bar exam by working to build critical exam skills.
This course covers areas of law most commonly tested on the UBE and provides students with the opportunity to practice drafting essay answers to MEE questions.
This course provides an overview of Islamic law and jurisprudence as well as its history and the impact of Western legal systems on its contemporary operation.
This course includes a placement with a federal judge or a state court judge in New York City or surrounding jurisdictions with a related seminar.
This course covers the historical, philosophical and legal foundations of the U.S. juvenile court system and its operation.
Under the supervision of experienced faculty, students fully engage all facets of client-centered juvenile practice. Together with a multidisciplinary team, students represent children in child welfare matters filed in Manhattan Family Court.
This course examines the legal and regulatory framework governing relationships between private-sector employers and their employees engaged in collective action.
This course covers the jurisprudence, regulations, and policies related to the use of land in the U.S.
This course examines the relationship between the landlord and the tenant.
This course focuses on the role of oversight in defending the integrity of public institutions against corruption and promoting the values of good government, including the rule of law, transparency, and accountability.
This externship experience is comprised of an externship placement with a mentor attorney at a law office and a co-requisite seminar.
This course covers legal history and how lawyers are involved in social change.
This course is reserved for members of the Law Review Executive Board.
This course is for members of Law Review during their first semester of membership.
This course is reserved for members of Law Review.
This course is reserved for staff editors of Law Review.
This course provides students with the opportunity to write and publish news articles and commentary on current legal issues.
This course integrates the teaching of legal reasoning and analysis, predictive legal writing, and legal research and problem solving with other lawyering skills, such as fact analysis and client interviewing.
This course introduces students to persuasive legal writing, oral advocacy, client counseling, and negotiation.
This course helps students refine research skills, learn shortcuts, and develop cost-effective and efficient research strategies for corporate or business law related projects.
This course helps students refine research skills, learn shortcuts, and develop cost-effective and efficient research strategies for criminal law related projects.
This course helps students refine research skills, learn shortcuts, and develop cost-effective and efficient research strategies for family law related projects.
This course helps students refine research skills, learn shortcuts, and develop cost-effective and efficient research strategies for intellectual property law related projects.
This course focuses on methods for researching case law, constitutional law, statutes, and regulations in federal and state jurisdictions.
This course presents an in-depth review of practical research skills that reinforce the importance of finding and interpreting statutes, administrative regulations, cases, and secondary sources.
This course introduces students to advanced legal research techniques using both the latest computer technology and book resources.
This course explores ethical, procedural, evidentiary, and systemic effects of technology on the practice of law.
This course combines substantive legal content related to legal technology (including electronic discovery) and its use in practice as well as simulations introducing students to the practical application of the technology.
This course introduces students to legislative process and the nature of statutory construction. It explores the role of public law, legislation, and administrative regulations.
This course immerses students in the policy work of the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, exposing them to the legislative lawyer’s work of bill drafting and analysis, effective communication, and coalition-building.
This clinic challenges students to conceptualize, plan, and implement a campaign to pass social justice legislation in the New York City Council.
This course provides students with the opportunity to experience the pre-trial steps in a copyright and trademark litigation in federal court.
This upper-level seminar will introduce students to the principles of insurance law nationwide, with an emphasis on New York and New Jersey practice.
This seminar uses case studies, opinions, policy materials, and visiting experts to explore many of these developments in tort law.
This course focuses on legal issues facing the media, including defamation, privacy, access to courts and legal materials, news-gathering torts, and prior restraints.
Students in this clinic have the opportunity to learn and observe mediation in a classroom as well as conduct mediations.
Students in this course will develop a firm and practical understanding of the principles of mediated negotiation and acquire skills necessary to represent a client’s interest during mediation.
This course addresses the laws and policies surrounding problems in the delivery of health care by a range of providers.
This writing and research course is designed for students who are interested in improving their memo and brief writing skills.
This course explores the relationship between mental disability and the criminal trial process.
This course examines the legal, historical, and policy issues related to mental disability.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, historic, and policy issues related to mental disability issues in correctional settings.
This course considers the substance, form, and mechanics of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.
This course introduces students to the practice of mindfulness in the legal profession and will offer techniques for incorporating mindfulness principles in practice.
The Mini-M.B.A. is a five-day program that aims to present a coherent framework of inter-related and inter-dependent concepts essential for in-house counsel positions.
Students are elected to the Moot Court Executive Board after serving for at least one term as a member of the Moot Court Association.
This course is reserved for members of the Moot Court Association.
This course focuses on the techniques needed to lead clients through negotiated resolutions.
This course focuses on negotiation theory, practice, and ethical implications.
This field placement and co-requisite seminar on state and local government expose students to the practice of municipal law.
This course covers the conduct of civil litigation in the courts of New York.
This course reviews the procedural and substantive aspects of trusts and estates litigation in New York.
In this year-long clinic, students provide transactional legal assistance to non-profit organizations and small businesses.
This course examines the structure, governance, operation, and regulation of various charitable organizations from the perspective of counseling, or even establishing, such entities.
This course focuses on a detailed study of NYC land use rules and procedures from the perspective of being the land use attorney.
This course focuses on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of today’s organized and white-collar criminal cases.
An introduction to patent law, this course is foundational for those students interested in pursuing the area further.
This course provides an overview in the basic milestones of and strategy for patent litigation.
This course covers the legal, practical, and administrative concepts related to the Guardian ad Litem process and proceedings in Surrogate’s Court.
This writing and research course provides students with the opportunity to develop their uses of language, rhetorical devices, and other techniques to persuade others.
This course examines the theories and practical realities of police regulation, exploring assumptions about the police function, policy implications for criminal law, the balance between police power and constitutional protections, and more.
The Post-Conviction Innocence Project provides an opportunity for upper-level students to represent clients in post-conviction matters under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
This course gives students the opportunity to experience the pre-trial steps that occur in the event of a data breach.
This course gives students the opportunity to develop pre-trial litigation skills.
This course examines privacy issues in a modern society.
Students in the Program spend their final semester engaged in full-time representation of those individuals who cannot afford legal representation—gaining valuable lawyering skills while assisting those in need.
This course addresses tax planning issues that relate to the timing of income and deductions.
This course provides an introduction to professional and ethical issues that concern lawyers throughout their careers.
This course explores the practical, legal, and ethical issues facing attorneys in tax planning.
This course provides an introduction to professional and ethical issues that concern lawyers working in a criminal practice setting.
This course covers fundamental property concepts including personal property, real property, land use and development, and the modern real estate transaction.
This clinical course provides students doctrinal instruction and hands-on experience working with entrepreneurs and practicing patent law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
This clinic provides the opportunity for upper-level students to represent entrepreneurs who cannot afford expensive counsel before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
This course examines how issues of race and race bias manifest themselves in the practice of law.
This course engages students in group projects focused on cutting-edge civil rights issues related to the missions of the NYLS Racial Justice Project and the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union.
This course provides an overview of the laws, process, and business concerns related to real estate development with a particular focus on New York City.
This course provides a mixture of advanced doctrinal instruction and skills development within the context of complex real estate transactional work.
This course provides students with an understanding of how real estate joint ventures work, focusing primarily on public-private partnerships.
This course provides an overview of the legal framework and business concerns related to a real estate transaction.
This course covers the regulations, statutes, international treaties, and case law related to refugee and asylum law.
In this seminar course, students examine federal and state laws and regulations impacting securities and futures brokerage firms.
Students in this clinic work with organizations in their efforts to engage in regulatory advocacy regarding education, economic justice, housing, and consumer issues of public import.
This course encourages students to think critically about the criminal justice system and the current system of punishment.
In this field placement, students will learn how to conduct factual and legal analysis, draft pleadings, and represent clients in securities arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority under the supervision of experienced attorneys.
This course provides an overview of the federal securities laws and the work of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The course examines the contemporary public policy and legislative treatment of sexually coercive behavior.
This course examines the struggle for equal participation in society by sexual minorities.
This course examines the history, legal framework, and application of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
This course examines a variety of areas of law on the sports industry and its actors.
This seminar examines the central legal aspects of this interface from a comparative perspective, exploring the relevant legal regimes in the United States, Canada, and Israel, with occasional references to the European Union.
This course surveys the major legal and governmental issues of state and local government, emphasizing historical antecedents and current problems.
This course examines the effects of corruption and scandal on government.
This course provides an overview of state and local taxation.
This course focuses on developing an understanding of the law, the legal process, our system of government, and effective citizenship.
This course explores and legal and business concerns related to S corporation status.
This course examines strategic, jurisdictional, and procedural issues arising in tax litigation.
This course examines the federal income tax consequences of sales, exchanges, and other dispositions of property and the fundamental tax issues presented by these transactions.
This course covers business and tax issues arising from transactions involving intellectual property.
This course examines the legal and business issues that arise the context of family business ownership and operation.
This course focuses on the historical and comparative perspective of tax policy.
This course examines the administration and enforcement of the federal tax laws.
This writing and research course is a bridge to practice for students interested in becoming proficient in tax research and writing, the foundations of tax practice.
This course examines the impact of consolidated tax return regulations and related issues on affiliated groups.
This course provides a practical and comprehensive foundation in the taxation of multinational banks and financial institutions operating in the United States.
This course focuses on the legal system and its therapeutic impact on mentally disabled individuals who are litigants or the subject of litigation.
This course is an introduction to the rules governing civil liability for breach of duty causing harm or injury to persons and property.
This course studies various substantive areas of tort liability.
This course provides an overview of trademarks and the legal framework for regulating unfair competition.
This course involves the management of an International Law website and the underlying research and writing activities to further the goals of the Transitional/Global Justice Network.
This course provides focused study and practical training in the overall skill of conducting a jury trial.
The Executive Board, along with the Faculty Advisors, oversee the Team’s activities.
As members, students on the team represent the School in regional and national trial competitions.
The course provides students with the opportunity to offer legal assistance to low-income veterans in New York City, while gaining a range of legal skills under the supervision of experienced attorneys.
This course explores how new digital technologies are altering how lawyers communicate and argue.
This course examines the struggle for equal participation in society by sexual minorities.
This course deals with the laws and practice associated with the disposition of property under state statutes of succession and by will.