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New York University School of Law

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“LLM”
June 2020FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Good professors, excellent location, good name in the market and useful for future employment

Downers

Expensive tuition, library is bit dated, and class sizes can be big

Comments

Be clear about why you want an LLM - better to do a specialisation

Would You Recommend

Yes

“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

“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

“Great School”
August 2015CURRENT 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

“Great School for Public Interest”
March 2015FORMER 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

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Seems similar to other T14 schools from all the people I've talked to. We have a bigger clinical law program. 1L year has "lawyering" instead of Legal Research and Writing. We have an elective 1L year. Civ Pro is only one semester here.

Quality of Life

Cost of living is outrageous, everything else is pretty great.

Admissions

Uses the common law school application -- LSAT, one personal statement, 2 letters of rec.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are a lot of opportunities to take practical classes, like clinics and litigation simulations. All of my first year classes employed the Socratic method. There is not much (if any) academic advising, and class sizes can border on enormous (100+ people). Our faculty is top-notch--we often steal faculty from CLS and HLS.

Quality of Life

The dorms are overpriced--I had one bedroom in a nasty 3 bedroom apartment last year in Mercer and I am paying 200 dollars less a semester for a one bedroom in the East Village. However, apparently a lot of the apartments are being renovated AND the law school finally got with the program and offered one month free for next year, so it's much more on par with the rental market.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Quality of Life

Being New York City the cost of life is fairly high. The law school facilities with the exception of the dorms are great. The Village is terrific, totally safe, and people are generally quite happy.

Admissions

The admissions process is fairly standard. The school requires both strong LSAT and strong grades, but probably places slightly more weight on the LSAT than the grades. There are both financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and particularly great scholarship opportunities for public interest students.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

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