Creating Leaders for the 21st Century

New Program on Corporate Compliance

NYU Law's new Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, directed by Professors Jennifer Arlen and Geoffrey Miller, enables students to gain unparalleled expertise in this area, both through courses and through access to leading practitioners. Read More

Full Speed Ahead

With ambitious changes to the curriculum, NYU Law is pushing legal education forward. Following the recommendations of a committee led by NYU Law Trustee Evan Chesler '75, NYU Law has added study abroad programs in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai, as well as a new DC-based clinic, and leadership training. Read More

Equal Justice

Bryan Stevenson (left) was the recipient of the 2013 Brennan Legacy Award. Stevenson is the leader of the Equal Justice and Defender Clinic and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a nonprofit law organization that provides legal representation to impoverished clients, including those wrongly convicted. Read More

Alumna Achievement 

Julie Mao ’11, an attorney at the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice (NOWC), was recently named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30, an annual list recognizes the best young minds in a variety of fields, from law to technology to finance. Read More

Capital Ideas

With a wide array of government-focused events and the new Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic, led by Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel, and Sally Katzen, former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington Square extends to Washington, DC. Read More

Internships Abroad

Read accounts from students who interned around the globe through CHRGJ’s International Law and Human Rights Fellowships, the Public Interest Law Center Summer Funding Program, and the Ford Foundation Fellowships. 


Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

The Law School has long emphasized the importance of leadership skills in a legal career and we recently increased our committment to this important area. 

Formal leadership training is introduced in the Lawyering Program during 1L year, and students are encouraged to take an Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Assessment that will help them determine and develop the skills they need to become effective leaders. For 2L and 3L students, we offer a variety of simulation courses, clinics, and seminars that involve collaborative learning and delve deeply into skills-based components. The Law School is also participating in the creation of a new advanced certificate program in leadership for select students in NYU professional schools. 

In addition, the AnBryce Scholarship Program, Furman Public Policy ScholarshipJacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business, and Root-Tilden-Kern Program offer scholarships to students who demonstrate an aptitude for  leadership.


Leadership Seminars

The Law School offers many seminars that focus on the exercise of leadership, such as the Guarini Leadership in Government Service Seminar and the Law and Business of Corporate Transformation and Leadership course in collaboration with Stern.

Boosting EQ  

Recognizing that the secret ingredient for being an effective leader in business, law, and many other spheres may be emotional intelligence, often known as EQ, NYU Law has rolled out an emotional intelligence training program led by Vice Dean Jeannie Forrest.

Alumni Leaders 

Our alumni often participate in forums such as the Leaders in Public Interest Series, the NYU Leadership Series in Law and Business, and the Dean’s Roundtable Series. A new Conversations with Leaders Series features alumni talking about their paths to success. 


Jacobson Leadership Program

Professors Helen Scott and Gerald Rosenfeld direct the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business, which includes competitive scholarships and a dedicated mentor network that connects students to leaders in their field of interest. 

Careers in Government

The Furman Public Policy Scholarship trains selected top students who are interested in pursuing careers in the public policy sector. 

The Frank J. Guarini Institute for Government Leadership provides structured support for students interested in leadership roles in all levels of government, as well as at think tanks and policy organizations. 

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