New York Law School offers its students the substantive knowledge and professional skills necessary to represent clients responsibly, effectively, and creatively. We offer students a wealth of intellectual opportunities to engage in the profession through experiences in and out of the classroom. But what distinguishes our law school from most is an emphasis on meeting students’ individual needs. We recognize that students have different professional ambitions that may change during the course of their studies and we offer our students early and individualized attention to help them set their course for professional development. Law School gives each student a solid foundation in the law—
A Supportive Environment
New York Law School devotes significant resources, administered by the Offïce of Professional Development, to provide students the individual attention and support they need. These include: a liaison program linking students to senior administrators and upper-division students; a faculty advising system encouraging faculty-to-student mentoring; and an alumni mentor program that engages hundreds of graduates in career counseling of our students. Within this environment, students exercise personal responsibility for their professional development.
The majority of New York Law School students will establish rewarding careers as general practitioners and advocates. Our curriculum emphasizes broad-based advocacy and skills training and allows students to build course concentrations in numerous areas. The curriculum is further described on our Web site and in the 2008–09 Academic Catalog.
The Comprehensive Curriculum Program
Through a combination of required courses and a guided approach for selecting electives, students in the Comprehensive Curriculum Program will focus on strengthening skills, including reading, listening, writing, and speaking carefully and meticulously; retaining fully and accurately what is read and heard; comprehending cases, statutes, and other legal materials; and analyzing facts in relation to legal materials with disciplined creativity. This program is required for students who are experiencing academic difficulty in their early semesters. Details are provided in the 2008–09 Academic Catalog and on this Web site at CCP.