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New York University School of Law

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104 Ratings

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69 Student Reviews (5 star). See all 104 reviews.

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“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

“NYU”
March 2016FORMER 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”
February 2016FORMER 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”
January 2016FORMER 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.”
September 2015CURRENT 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

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