Clinics and Experiential Learning

NYLS offers a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, including clinics, externships and other field placement courses, simulation courses, upper-level writing electives, competition teams, and certificate programs.

Clinics and Experiential Learning

New York Law School offers a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, including clinics, externships and other field placement courses, simulation courses, upper-level writing electives, competition teams, and certificate programs. At the heart of all of these programs is the opportunity to learn by doing.

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New York Law School offers a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, including clinics, externships and other field placement courses, simulation courses, upper-level writing electives, competition teams, and certificate programs. At the heart of all of these programs is the opportunity to learn by doing.

Housed within The Joe Plumeri Center for Social Justice and Economic Opportunity, these programs directly assist New Yorkers in need of legal services, allowing students to work with clients and expand access to justice well before they graduate.

Clinics

NYLS’s clinics provide students with opportunities to represent real people and work on actual cases. Rigorous as it is rewarding, the clinical experience instills in students a sense of professionalism, empathy, and know-how. The School’s wide range of clinical offerings exposes students to cutting-edge practice areas, including asylum and immigration, civil rights, housing, criminal prosecution and defense, cyberbullying, intellectual property, juvenile rights, legislative advocacy, mediation, post-conviction remedies, public policy and regulatory advocacy, securities and transactional law, and more. Each clinic is guided by expert faculty and attorney supervisors.

Externships

Through NYLS’s Externship Program, upper-level students earn academic credits while gaining practical experience in a supportive real-world setting. Students have two pathways: the Judicial Externship Program and the Law Office Externship Program.

Other Experiential Learning Courses and Programs

In addition to clinics and externships, NYLS offers student the opportunity to pursue a multitude of other experiential learning courses and programs, supporting their development of valuable, hands-on skills.

Clinical and Experiential Learning Faculty

Leaders in their fields, NYLS’s clinical and experiential learning faculty harness their expertise and real-world experience to help students develop valuable, hands-on practical skills.

Full-Time Faculty and Distinguished Adjunct Faculty

Kim Hawkins

Kim Hawkins

Professor of Law; Stephen J. Ellmann Dean for Clinical and Experiential Learning; Co-Director, Housing Justice Leadership Institute
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Department: OCEL
Ruti G. Teitel

Ruti G. Teitel

Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law; Chair, Global Law and Justice Colloquium; Co-Director, Institute for Global Law, Justice & Policy; Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics; Visiting Professor, Hebrew University School of Law, Mt. Scopus
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Department: OCEL

Office of Clinical and Experiential Learning  •  T 212.431.2179  •  E ocel@nyls.edu

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