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4.5 of 5 stars (89 Ratings)

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Great School

4.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The professors, students, organizations are all top notch. Very intellectually stimulating environment.

Downers

I don't like finals but hey, nobody does. Also, while most of the professors are great there are definitely a few duds that don't know how to teach and that becomes a problem when it comes to exams.

Comments

You really can't go wrong coming to this school, but it is extremely expensive to attend law school in the city so hopefully you have a scholarship coming in.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Getting better all the time

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The value of my degree continues to increase - faculty star power, overall prestige, high rankings

Downers

It's competitive, but it's not socially acceptable to be openly competitive, so the competition burbles under the surface.

Comments

It's a great place to go if you want to pursue a public interest career - loan repayment assistance, job/fellowship connections, clinics, etc.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great platform for a future career

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Phenomenal connections to NYC law firms and public interest outfits.

Downers

The resulting debt load, at least if you are not eligible for public interest loan forgiveness.

Comments

NYU lacks the community spirit of smaller, more isolated schools, but being in NYC allows the school to take advantage of huge resources. The quality of clinics, faculty, guest speakers, and career connections are outstanding simply by being in the center of NYC. In addition, NYU's size has the advantage of allowing specialization, and the many LLMs create an incredible diversity of students on campus.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Outstanding - lives up to its reputation. Engaged professors and students.

Downers

Easy to get lost among other students. Stronger in some areas than others.

Comments

The school ranking fluctuates somewhat over time, so that's worth considering, as far as the value of being an alum.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great School for Public Interest

4.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Great academics, and lots of course choices. Big emphasis on public service and public interest.

Downers

Large student body meant less faculty contact than at other schools.

Comments

Make efforts to connect with professors. Go to office hours and work as a research assistant.

Would You Recommend

Yes

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

incredible clinic opportunities, the ONLY place to study international law in terms of faculty and breadth and depth of offerings, unique academic scholarships with institutions that involve mentoring and opportunities to write your own scholarship, fantastic term time internships, great associated centers in land use, human rights, etc

Quality of Life

high cost of living is to be expected, not a ton of space on campus b/c it's in new york, but being downtown is great- it also means you can get a cheap(er) apartment in brooklyn, totally safe

Admissions

fantastic scholarship opportunities in public interest, international law, law and business, environmental law, academia, etc

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

NYU has an outstanding academic program. Many of the full-time professors are experts in their respective fields, and the school attracts excellent adjunct faculty as well.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

the quality of classes is exceptional. Professors are leaders in their field and are often arguing or consulted in upcoming Supreme Court cases. Some classes are theoretical while others are practical. The school officers a well-balanced curriculum between the two. Research opportunities are frequent for those who want them.

Admissions

essays, LSAT, GPA

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Academics are great, professors even prestigious ones are still very approachable. Clinics and research programs are great, and the fact that there is no rankings or GPA is nice. People really aren't competitive at all, and very normal and helpful. Having the small lawyering class for the whole year (under 25 people) really helps get to know people.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2010

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Admissions

I applied online through the LSAC portal, but I don't remember the application essay topic at all. Financial Aid was straightforward in application, but not easy to come by.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

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