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4.0 of 5 stars
There are ample resources for any kind of law that you'd like to study, though the curriculum trends toward public interest. If you want to be a corporate lawyer, you can make your way here, but if you want to be a public defender, work for a non-profit or work for the government, there are so many offerings you won't adequately be able to take everything you want to.
Given the emphasis on public interest, it's awfully expensive. Most of the people I went to school with ended up at big law firms because of crushing student loan debt. Many will stay there. Most of us went to law school to study public interest law, but it's hard to practice this with so much debt. I think the school should offer more opportunities such as part time programs or scholarships for public interest work.
Studying in New York can be wonderful but can also make it difficult to focus. If you want a more studious experience, go to Cornell or Michigan. In Greenwich Village, there's always something else going on that can keep you from hitting the books, for better or worse.
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Great classes, top-notch faculty, wide variety of employment options, excellent location, friendly community
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)
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.
5.0 of 5 stars
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.
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.
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.
Virtually all of my professors were interested in the subject matter.
Lack of a campus. Yes, I know, the village is a wonderful campus. Still, it a college campus it is not.
Renowned for its placement office, or for the ability to land a job in a top law firm in New York city.
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 beVery good institutional support for helping students find jobs
Limited financial aid for those (a majority) who aren't going into public interest positionsIncome-based repayment (including negative amortization if you leave) requirement for loan forgiveness under public interestWith 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
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.
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.
For exam on Exam4 you are locked out of your computer. You can only take 8 adjunct credits that count.
If you get into NYU Law you should definitely consider going. Firms love hiring NYU students.
The professors, students, organizations are all top notch. Very intellectually stimulating environment.
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.
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.
The value of my degree continues to increase - faculty star power, overall prestige, high rankings
It's competitive, but it's not socially acceptable to be openly competitive, so the competition burbles under the surface.
It's a great place to go if you want to pursue a public interest career - loan repayment assistance, job/fellowship connections, clinics, etc.
Phenomenal connections to NYC law firms and public interest outfits.
The resulting debt load, at least if you are not eligible for public interest loan forgiveness.
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.
Outstanding - lives up to its reputation. Engaged professors and students.
Easy to get lost among other students. Stronger in some areas than others.
The school ranking fluctuates somewhat over time, so that's worth considering, as far as the value of being an alum.
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