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.
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.
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.
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 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 Cyberharassment Clinic provides an unprecedented opportunity for 2L and 3L day and 3L and 4L evening students to represent victims of online harassment, cyberbullying, and revenge porn under the direct supervision of a faculty member and experienced practitioner.
In the Education Law Clinic, students are trained to practice education law in New York City at various firms and nonprofit agencies, under the supervision of civil rights and education law attorneys who are NYLS adjunct faculty.
This full-year clinic focused on housing provides students with the opportunity to represent clients in litigation and develop and implement advocacy campaigns.
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.
The Gotham Honors Externship in NYC is a full semester offering and will provide a hands-on complement to conventional courses in public law and related areas. It will connect academic learning and abstract thinking to practice, providing unparalleled lawyering experience in some of the City’s fast-paced, mission-critical agencies and/or firms.