Visiting Professor of Law
University of Texas, J.D.; Harvard, A.B.
Victoria Eastus joined New York Law School in 2004. She teaches both Advanced Legal Methods and Analytic Principles, a course she designed for second-year law students who need additional guidance and support to master legal analysis.
She conducts workshops throughout the year on study skills, time management, and exam success. Drawing on her experience in improvisational comedy and storytelling, Professor Eastus runs workshops on public speaking for students who find the Socratic method intimidating.
For many years, Professor Eastus served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at NYLS. Additionally, as former Director of the Academic Success Program (ASP), she co-taught the required first-year course, Introduction to the American Legal System. She trained and supervised the ASP Teaching Fellows, who work in weekly small groups with first-year students to provide training in the learning skills that are unique to law school. Professor Eastus also co-taught the Summer Advantage Institute, a condensed introductory course in legal methods offered during the summer before the first year.
Prior to coming to NYLS, Professor Eastus directed the Public Interest Law Center and the Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program at New York University School of Law. She was Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Public Interest at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where she also ran the Judicial Externship program. Professor Eastus practiced employment and labor law for many years at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., where she represented the plaintiffs in Hartman v. Duffey, the largest Title VII class action lawsuit against the United States.