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4.6 of 5 stars (94 Ratings)

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Top Law School

4.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Great classes, top-notch faculty, wide variety of employment options, excellent location, friendly community

Downers

Cost – like most law schools it costs too much, unequal spread of scholarship money (handful of students receive full-tuition scholarships, most receive nothing or pittance)

Comments

NYU offers an excellent education in an exciting city. The school's reputation and the work of the various counselors and career services administrators open many employment opportunities unavailable at lower-ranked schools. If you are sure you want to practice law, it's a great place to get the degree to do so.

Would You Recommend

Yes

NYU

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Interesting students from a variety of backgrounds. Self-selection of people who want to be in downtown NYC - seems to draw a different type of student. Generally very good professors. Good facilities. Unbeatable location. Outstanding employment opportunities.

Downers

Extremely expensive, in terms of both tuition and cost of living. Very difficult to get through 3 years without a high debt load. May be hard to focus on studying in such a great location if you're distractable.

Comments

I couldn't be more satisfied with my choice of law school. Received a great legal education, came away with outstanding career prospects and made a number of lifelong friends to boot.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school, Great Professors

5.0 of 5 stars

February 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Virtually all of my professors were interested in the subject matter.

Downers

Lack of a campus. Yes, I know, the village is a wonderful campus. Still, it a college campus it is not.

Comments

Renowned for its placement office, or for the ability to land a job in a top law firm in New York city.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fantastic Education, Amazing Students, Deserves Better Prestige

5.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Fantastic faculty and an amazing education.
Extremely high caliber of students both as intellectual peers and as social peers. A Very collegial social environment.
Lawyering (Legal Reading and Writing Elsewhere) is ungraded--as it should be
Very good institutional support for helping students find jobs

Downers

Limited financial aid for those (a majority) who aren't going into public interest positions
Income-based repayment (including negative amortization if you leave) requirement for loan forgiveness under public interest
With respect to federal clerkships, NYU Law does well, but appears to punch a bit below its weight on sheer name prestige--the faculty are world-class, but the name recognition is catching up relatively gradually

Comments

NYU's reputation as a place of tremendous collegiality between students is richly deserved--people will hang out with each other after class and are always willing to help each other and form study groups. You will get to know and find your friends from among your 90-person section and the 30-person Lawyering section-within-a-section. The education is amazing--NYU has poured resources into poaching top faculty in recent years, and while the money charged for law school is (as everywhere) an enormous sum, at least it's being put to good use.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great School to learn the Law at.

5.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Location and professors are the top notch. There is great food and drink surround the school and its a nice place to be. The people are great here.

Downers

For exam on Exam4 you are locked out of your computer. You can only take 8 adjunct credits that count.

Comments

If you get into NYU Law you should definitely consider going. Firms love hiring NYU students.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

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