Creating Leaders for the 21st Century

NYU Law’s Leadership Mindset brings members of the vanguard to campus to illustrate powerful leadership concepts for students.


Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

The Law School has long emphasized the importance of leadership skills in a legal career and we recently increased our commitment 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.



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.