The Center for International Law Are you interested in international law, study abroad, writing for an award-winning international law newsletter, getting involved in international moot court competitions, and other activities in international law? Come and learn about the Center for International Law!
The Center for Professional Values and Practice Wondering what you will do after law school? Interested in learning about the future of the legal profession? come hear about innovations and changes in the global legal services market-- and what they mean for your career. The Center for Professional Values and Practice (CPVP) focuses on the future of law practice and law-related services in the US and abroad. Based on case studies, legal press coverage, and cutting-edge empirical research, students learn about the conditions of practice in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional practice settings -- from the court room to the board room to emerging virtual networks and legal process outsourcing firms. The goal of the Center is to provide students with a sophisticated understanding about the conditions of modern law practice to equip students for successful careers in the next generation of law practice organizations.
The Center for Real Estate Studies Do you want to be a real estate developer? Engage in high-level real estate finance? Negotiate complex commercial leases? Participate in the development of land use policy? Or represent the buyers and sellers of major office buildings? You'll learn about the Center for Real Estate studies and the comprehensive real estate curriculum offered as well as the professional development tracks available for JD students -- including the new LL.M. program in Real Estate Law. As an extra treat, we'll discuss NYLS's recent major construction project (185 West Broadway). Named "Deal of the Year", this project involved creative financing, sale of development rights, land use planning and a team of top attorneys to get it all done. It's the perfect example of what makes the study and practice of real estate law at NYLS so exciting!
Financing Your Legal Education Your decision to apply to law school means that you've recognized the benefits of a law degree; we know that financing will play a major role in your decision where to go. Our financial aid experts will share tips and advice and give you tools to make decisions that will put you ahead of the game. You'll learn how to finance your New York Law School education and steps you can take to make financing law study a great investment. Whether you're unfamiliar with the financial aid process, or an old pro, you'll take away good information that you can put to use right away.
Finding Legal Information in the Electronic Age DRAGNET, FDSys, Lexis, Westlaw and Google! Maybe BNA, Bloomberg, CCH or Hein? Where do we find the law these days? The legal research landscape is changing at a rapid pace. This session, held in one of the Library's new Electronic Research Classrooms, will offer a hands-on tour of some of the many legal electronic resources and tools now available. What will be in your toolbox?
Fashion to Cyberspace Want to write a blockbuster
novel? Videogame? Movie score? Or represent the people who
do? Then come learn about the intellectual property law curriculum
at NYLS and such cutting-edge courses as Intellectual Property and
International Intellectual Property, Cybercrime and Cyberterror
and Innovation and the Law. We'll talk about
opportunities to use what you learn in practice through our professional
development job tracks in videogame law and fashion law and to work at the
intersection of intellectual property and new technology on world-changing
projects for the White House and the Patent Office.
"Inheritance, Disinheritance, and Why your Parents Don't owe You a Thing" One of the distinguishing features of our legal system's rules for the passing of property on death is what we call "testamentary freedom" which means that we don't have to leave anybody anything (with the exception of a surviving spouse). That means not only that a parent can disinherit a child but that the parent can require the child do something if he or she is to receive an inheritance. in the case we're going to discuss, the parent in his will requires his son to marry within the family's religious faith. Is that requirement legal, that is, will it be enforced? The answer may surprise you.
Is There Life Outside the Classroom? What do law students do when they're not studying? Where do they live? And how do students find out when free food is being served at a law school event? The Office of Student Life, which includes the Housing Office, can provide answers to these questions, along with other important considerations such as student health insurance, international student concerns, services for students with disabilities and the general campus community.
Justice Action Center New York Law School's Justice Action Center ("JAC") engages students with a dynamic program that explores the relationship between social justice and law. JAC faculty members are committed to developing socially conscious lawyers dedicated to utilizing law as an agent of social change. JAC Faculty work closely with students to study and work in the areas of anti-discrimination law, civil liberties, criminal law, economic justice, educational law, environmental law, family law, immigration law, international human rights law, labor and employment law, mental disability law, and social change advocacy. JAC offers students a diverse array of projects to bring together the theory they learn in JAC's curriculum with practical experience in clinics, externships, project-based learning courses, placements, and employment. In this session you'll learn more and participate in part of a typical class!
Lawyering Skills Center Interested in represnting clients while still in law school? Then you'll definitely want to learn about the various clinics offered at NYLS. Come and hear NYLS Clinic alumni talk about their experiences while involved in the Criminal Defense Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Securities Arbitration Clinic and Urban Law Clinic. Alumni will speak on the incredible opportunities they gained as a result of their experiences in the NYLS Clinical Program.
Planning your Career Becoming a Lawyer: It's more than going to class! Learn about the NYLS Signature Plan to help you build the experiences and relationships necessary to start a rewarding career. Career Services at NYLS is hands-on. We give our students the building blocks and tools to get there. Hear how it works from our career coaches, alumni and students.
Program in Law and
Journalism You love keeping on top of the news,
watching it on TV, or reading it online (or even, some of you, in
print). You've always thought it would be fun to be in the news
business. And you'd love to combine your expertise in the law with a
career in the media. But how? One key thing you'll need to
do: write clearly. Not the kind of writing you'll learn as a
1L, writing memos to the court, but the kind of writing about the law than
an audience of non-lawyers will understand. So you can communicate
with your audience effectively. And keep your audience coming back
for more. Find out about PLJ's array of coursework, projects, and
externships at top media companies. Get yourself published online or
in print, with work you can be proud of, and which helps you market
yourself. You'll be glad you did.
Why Every Lawyer Needs to Know Tax Law Should you advise your client to accept the $2 million settlement being offered in the lawsuit that you are handling for him? Is is better for a new business to be operated through an LLC or a business corporation? Is the alimony being offered to your other client enough to pay for her to go back to school and to finish her graduate degree? Your new client wants to know if she should invest in municipal bonds -- what should you tell her? Should you get married on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day? The answer to all of these questions is that it depends at least in part on the tax consequences. What every lawyer needs to know about taxation is that there are tax consequences to consider in practically every business transation and transfer of money and also in an amazing range of personal decisions. The basic course in federal income tax can help you become the lawyer whom your clients want you to be. Find out about TAX 1100, the extraordinary number of advanced tax and estate planning courses for JD students at NYLS, and the Graduate Tax Program for those students who discover that tax or estate planning is the field for them.
Who Gets the Ring When the Engagement is Off? Ever wondered, as you imagined opening that small square box with the beautiful (and perhaps pricey) twinkling ring inside, what would happen if things didn't work out? Would you get to keep it, if he disappeared with your best buddy a week before the wedding? Would you get to, if you ran off with his best man? What if it fell through for more mundane reasons - one or the other or both of you just decided it wasn't going to work? You find out you are allergic to his cats, and he can't bear to give them up? Does it matter how much it's worth? Does it matter if it has your names engraved in it?
Does the law have an answer? Is it the same everywhere, or would things be different if you lived in Connecticut or New Jersey or Colorado? Come and find out, before it's TOO LATE and that gem is gone!
Why NYLS? Unique New York. Say it three times fast and it's a tongue twister, but it also describes New York Law school -- we are uniquely New York. Gifted with the best location in the United States for the study of law, NYLS exploits our TriBeCa location for the benefit of our students. And generations of NYLS alumni have launched successful careers within steps of the Law School. It's also why our accomplished faculty is drawn to NYLS. Learn about how we synthesize experiential learning opportunities like clinical education and externships, with work-study and part-time employment, in the heart of New York City's legal and civic center and world's financial center.