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New York University School of Law

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103 Ratings

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“Would go here again”
July 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The people are the best. So friendly. Everyone works hard but no one is overly competitive.

Downers

Liberal teachers can sometimes shove their beliefs down your throat. focus much more on policy than actual "lawyer" stuff.

Comments

Come stop by and check us out. Come to any events that the school offers

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Ideal Location for Law School”
January 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Student body with diverse interest (not just corporate law)

Ideal location for graduate school

Great corporate and art law instructors

Downers

Lack of cohesiveness to student body

Less name recognition / prestige than similarly ranked schools

Comments

Consider the pros/cons of being in the middle of a large city

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Excellent School with Excellent opportunities”
August 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The atmosphere was not overly competitive, and the professors were top notch.

Downers

Although located in the heart of Greenwich Village may be appealing to some, the lack of a real college campus was a negative for me.

Comments

If you are intending to work in New York City, there is no better school to attend. Employers basically beat down your door to interview you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“NYU Assessment”
August 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great culture and professors. Less competitive culture and more about learning.

Downers

I think that there should be a great emphasis on certain requirements such as corporations.

Comments

There is great career services and all you have to do is decently to get into top law firms. A great choice for anybody.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“NYU Law Review”
February 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The very collegial atmosphere of the school. Students are not cut throat and more than willing to help each other out or share outlines.

Downers

Although all the professors are brilliant, some don't make the best teachers.

Comments

Great T-10 school with laid back back classmates. Also excellent place to study international law and take classes with LLMs from all over the world.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“NYU Law”
September 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Intelligent and friendly students, Location of the University, Quality of Professors

Downers

Sometimes the excitement of the nearby area can be distracting.

Comments

NYU is a great school, which I would recommend to anyone.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Recommended for those looking to work in NYC”
March 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Challenging. A lot of transactional classes. Practical approach. Good career prospects. Many extra curricular opportunities.

Downers

Not much guidance on course selection and work load. Not enough career resources for international LLMs.

Comments

Don't make it harder than it already is. Take easier classes and a few in your field of interest. Don't take too many hard ones at the same time.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great program, too much work and peer pressure”
January 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The professors all extremely knowledgeable in their field and beyond.

Downers

Everyone here is smart and work hard, to achieve you need be working even harder.

Comments

How you handle the pressure is important consideration, but the school name do open a lot of door for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Excellent if slightly one dimensional”
November 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

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.

Downers

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.

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Top Law School”
March 2016FORMER 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

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