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.
Advanced Legal Methods
As part of the NYLS Core Curriculum, this course consolidates the predictive analysis and professional writing skills that first-year students have been developing.
Advocacy of Criminal Cases
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.
This class centers around core material that is covered in foundational upper-level subjects and is tested on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).
Anatomy of New York State Divorce Action
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.
Children and Family Law in New York
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 Core Curriculum course introduces students to the rules governing the conduct of civil litigation in the United States.
Civil Rights Law
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.
Constitutional Law I
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.