Clinics

One-Semester Clinics

To apply for all clinics, please use the Clinic Application and Matching System (CAMS). For specific questions regarding individual clinics, please contact the professors. Their information may be found on the Contact Us page.

*Please note: Admission to the clinics in Buenos Aires and Paris is administered by NYU Law Abroad. Please consult their web page for application instructions and details.*

New York University School of Law offers the following semester-long clinics and externships. Please select from the links at the left to learn more about each clinic.

Bankruptcy Appellate Clinic

The focus of the Bankruptcy Appellate Clinic is on the provision of appellate legal services to indigent bankrupt individuals. Insolvent individuals file over a million bankruptcy cases each year, generating hundreds of federal appeals. Many of these appeals involve issues of vital importance to the administration of bankruptcy cases and the availability of bankruptcy relief to overburdened consumers. As an indication of the significance of these matters, over the past twenty years the US Supreme Court has routinely granted certiorari to review at least one bankruptcy appeal per term, most often a consumer case. In most (if not all) of these appellate cases, the debtors involved are unable to afford appellate counsel. On the other hand, governmental and creditor interests are typically well represented. A case in point is Bullock v. BankChampaign, NA, no. 11-1518 (2013), a recent matter in the US Supreme Court. Bullock involved an important issue concerning the scope of the debtor’s bankruptcy discharge. During the Fall of 2014, the clinic prepared an amicus brief for filing in the US Supreme Court on an important consumer bankruptcy issue in Bank of America v. Caulkett, no. 13-1421 (2015). (Offered Spring 2016)

Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic

This clinic studies public policy advocacy in the context of the Brennan Center's work. Strategies and skills the clinic focuses on include: conducting policy analysis and research; engaging in coalition building and organizing; collecting and analyzing opinion data; drafting and negotiating laws and rules; conducting lobbying; developing public education plans and using media effectively; fundraising; and running a nonprofit organization. All students will do fieldwork at the Brennan Center, in one of the Center's main program areas: Democracy (elections and voting rights, money in politics, fair courts, redistricting and responsive government), Justice (access to civil legal aid, mass incarceration and racial justice reform, and promoting community-oriented defense), and Liberty and National Security (transparency and privacy issues and domestic counterterrorism policies, including intelligence collection). (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Business Law Transactions Clinic

Students participating in the Business Law Transactions Clinic provide legal services on transactional and governance matters relating to the business needs of the clinic’s clients. The clinic provides legal services to non-profit organizations, as well as to small businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises that may not have access to the traditional legal market and that operate in areas of concern to the public. The students’ work will include planning transactions and drafting contracts, memoranda of understanding, leases, promissory notes, employment agreements and other operating agreements; advising executives and boards on governance and disclosure practices; reviewing and preparing bylaws, conflict-of-interest, investment, social media and other board policies and materials, and employee manuals, committee charters; and developing analytical, planning, editorial and counseling skills in the context of client projects and reality-grounded class work; planning transactions; drafting contracts and other operating agreements; and preparing work plan and other project documents. We have a weekly two-hour seminar, which will focus on the business lawyer’s multiple roles in supporting the clinic’s field work. We also conduct weekly one-hour meetings for each student team with their supervising attorneys and meet at additional times during the week as the client work requires. Taught by adjunct professors Stephanie Abramson and Sean Delany. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Children's Rights Clinic

This course will examine the legal and ethical issues, and the unique skills involved, in representing adolescent clients. The seminar focuses in particular on child welfare proceedings. Students will do their fieldwork in one of 3 different organizations that specialize in representing youth in civil matters of various sorts: Advocates for Children, The Door, and The Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society. Taught by adjunct professor Tamara Steckler. (Not offered 2015-16)

Civil Litigation - Employment Law Clinic, Semester-Long

In this clinic, taught by Professor Laura Sager, students represent plaintiffs in claims of employment discrimination and failure to pay minimum way or overtime. The cases are brought in federal and state courts and agencies. Students meet with clients, draft pleadings, discovery requests and motions, take depositions, and appear in court for hearings or trials. They also participate in seminar discussions of substantive and procedural issues related to the clinic's cases, and in simulation exercises to develop written and oral litigation skills. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Community Development and Economic Justice Clinic

The focus of this clinic is the provision of civil legal services to grassroots, community organizing groups that engage in a variety of community development, economic justice and social justice efforts. The clinic seminar focuses on "movement lawyering" and the benefits and challenges of lawyering in partnership and collaboration with the communities they work in.  Students will learn more about the different roles that lawyers can play in supporting campaigns led by communities to advance social change. Students perform fieldwork with attorneys from the Community Development Project (CDP) of the Urban Justice Center and provide legal services to CDP's clients throughout New York City. Specific casework involves workers' rights litigation, housing code enforcement, and consumer debt defense. Students also assist in capacity building by providing organizations with transactional services in areas such as community benefits agreements, land use, tax exemption, bylaws, and incorporation. . Taught by adjunct professors Amy Tai and Nasoan C. Sheftel-Gomes. (Offered Spring 2016)

Comparative Criminal Justice Clinic: Focus on Domestic Violence

This clinic offers students the opportunity (1) to compare and contrast different nations’ uses of criminal prosecution to combat domestic violence, (2) to develop a critical analysis of the advantages and limitations of various criminal justice strategies, and (3) to work directly with clients in New York City, both complainants and defendants, who are involved in ongoing criminal cases. Taught by Professors Holly Maguigan and Shamita Das Dasgupta. (Not offered 2015-16)

Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic

Students in the clinic, which is operated in conjunction with the Office of the Appellate Defender, represent criminal defendants in appeals of their felony convictions in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. There may also be opportunities for students to challenge convictions by means of a motion to vacate the conviction in New York County and Bronx County Supreme Courts. Taught by adjunct professors Eunice Lee and Rosemary Herbert. (Offered Spring 2016)

District Attorney of New York Externship

The Manhattan DA (or DANY) Externship will immerse students in local prosecution, build concrete lawyering skills that lie at the heart of the prosecutorial function and exercise of discretion -- the interviewing, evaluation, and presentation of witnesses – and insure that each student develops the habit of critical reflection.  It will use the evaluation and presentation of witnesses as the focus through which students learn to lawyer, consider difficult ethical issues, understand the scope and challenges of the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, and begin to develop case narratives.  It combines two closely connected components: fieldwork in the office of the DANY (a minimum of 9 hours per week) and a weekly seminar that will support and supplement the on-site fieldwork. The seminar will employ a combination of readings, discussion, simulation and fieldwork case rounds to insure that every student achieves the goals of the externship. Taught by adjunct professor Deborah Gramiccioni. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Education Advocacy Clinic

This clinic represents low-income public school students in New York City school suspension hearings and handles administrative appeals of adverse rulings at school suspension hearings.  Clinic students also advocate for support and services to help address children’s behavioral needs so they can return to school successfully.  The clinic is part of the Pro Bono Scholars Program (PBSP), which allows law students to take the Bar Exam in February of their 3L year if they commit to spending the last semester of law school working full time on pro bono work through the law school for credit.  After law students take the Bar Exam in February, their entire courseload in the Spring semester (March through May) consists of this clinic. Taught by Martin Guggenheim, Randy Hertz and Randi Levine. (Offered Spring 2016)

Education Sector Policy and Consulting Clinic

The United States is undergoing a massive restructuring of public-sector service delivery. Nowhere are these changes more important and challenging than in public education. This full-semester, 14-credit interdisciplinary Clinic brings together graduate students in law, business, education and policy from NYU, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Michigan, and Stanford (1) to immerse themselves in a study of emerging and competing strategies for K-12 legal and institutional reform, and (2) to engage in intensive, high-priority, multi-dimensional consulting projects (i.e., projects with legal, management, educational and policy components) on behalf of state departments of education, local schools districts, charter-management organizations and other public- and social-sector organizations serving the educational needs of children. The Clinic has three components—a seminar on the governance, regulation, management and democratic accountability of public schools; skills training in a constellation of twenty-first century problem solving competencies; and intensive team-based consulting projects, often on-site with client organizations. The Clinic is offered by the Consortium for Public Research and Leadership, a partnership between NYU Law School and professional schools at the universities listed above. Taught by James S. Liebman at Columbia. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Environmental Law Clinic

Students work out of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national, non-profit legal and scientific organization, assisting attorneys in bringing public interest environmental litigation. The students also join in a weekly seminar at which current environmental policy issues, environmental litigation and legal advocacy strategies are discussed. Taught by adjunct professors Eric A. Goldstein and Nancy S. Marks. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Equal Justice and Defender Clinic

This clinic, taught by Professors Bryan Stevenson and Randy Susskind, provides an opportunity to work on racial justice issues or to provide direct assistance to condemned prisoners on death row or children sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Clinic students doing racial justice work will study the history of racial inequality in the United States and work on projects that engage communities directly impacted by slavery, lynching, racial terror, convict leasing and Jim Crow laws. Projects will be focused on communities in the South that have experienced extreme racial violence and terror with a goal of helping communities confront these histories in a meaningful way. Students working on litigation against extreme punishments will be involved in direct assistance to death row prisoners in Alabama or children serving sentences of life imprisonment without parole. The clinic will involve periodic travel for all students to Deep South communities for investigative work, interviewing and local research. (Offered Fall 2015)

EU Regulatory Policy Clinic (Paris)

This clinic in EU law and policy addresses the rising demand to better understand the European Union’s work by focusing both on its institutional structures and substantive standards. By providing a supplement to the fieldwork component of the EU Regulatory Policy Clinic, it aims at developing “administrative lawyering” skills and techniques enabling students to acquire a first-hand experience of the EU decision-making processes. The clinic focuses especially on the different avenues enabling citizens not only to gain access to the EU decision-making process but also to analyze, critique and support legislative and regulatory proposals in the areas of public health as well as environmental, consumer, and safety protection. (Offered Spring 2015 in Paris)

Federal Judicial Practice Externship

The Federal Judicial Practice Externship is designed to teach students about federal practice through exposure to the workings of judicial chambers as well as class sessions that focus on substantive and practical issues of law.  Students participating in the class dedicate their time to both a placement with a district court or appellate court judge and a weekly, two-hour seminar.  To develop advocacy skills, all students are required to participate in a moot court argument before a panel of three judges. While in chambers, students complete extensive research and writing projects, such as drafting bench memoranda, orders, or opinions on a broad range of subjects, including immigration, criminal law, habeas corpus, and complex commercial disputes. Taught by Michelle Cherande and a federal judge TBD. (Offered Fall 2015)

Global Justice Clinic - for LLMs

The Global Justice Clinic explores how human rights law can be brought to bear on situations of global injustice. Working on cases and projects that involve cross-border human rights violations, the deleterious impacts of extraterritorial activities by state and non-state actors, and emerging problems that require close collaboration between actors at the local and international levels, students engage in human rights advocacy in domestic and international settings. Fieldwork consists of projects undertaken for or in collaboration with individual clients, human rights organizations in the United States and abroad, and intergovernmental human rights experts and bodies (including the United Nations). Fieldwork focuses on issues related to global injustice such as: economic and social rights; human rights, national security, and counter-terrorism; transnational corporate accountability; weapons development; and the human rights of marginalized groups. These projects give students an opportunity to assist in formulating policy, research, and legal responses to cross-border human rights problems.  Taught by Meg Satterthwaite and Nikki Reisch. (Offered Fall 2015)

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Eastern District of New York

The U.S. Attorney's Office will select up to twelve students for externships in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), located in Brooklyn. The Civil Division of the EDNY represents the interests of the United States in a wide range of affirmative and defensive civil actions, including in the areas of health care, defense contractor, mortgage fraud, and other qui tam cases brought under the False Claims Act as well as civil rights, asset forfeiture, environmental, employment discrimination, constitutional torts and torts under the Federal Tort Claims action. NYU also will select up to twelve students to participate in a seminar on civil litigation that is separate from, but complementary to, the externship. By participating in this externship, students will have an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the federal justice system and government litigation. Each student will report to, assist and work under the supervision of one or two Civil Division Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the litigation of civil cases in federal court in Brooklyn. The students' work may include, for example, helping AUSAs in their day to day work of drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, preparing and responding to written discovery demands, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, engaging in settlement negotiations, appearing for various Court hearings and conducting jury and non-jury trials. The seminar meets weekly at the Law School for two-hour sessions to discuss, study, and learn about the various phases of civil litigation. Classes will focus on litigation skills and strategies.  Students will also participate in in-class simulations to help them improve their advocacy skills. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Southern District of New York

The United States Attorney’s Office will select up to ten students for externships in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, one of the finest law offices in the country. Students will also participate in a seminar on government civil litigation in the Southern District of New York. The seminar is separate from, but complementary to, the externship.  By participating in the externship, students will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of litigation conducted by the government. Each student will report to, assist, and work under the supervision of one or two Civil Division Assistant United States Attorneys. Students will work closely with each of their supervisors in the investigation and litigation of civil cases in federal court in Manhattan and occasionally White Plains.  The seminar meets weekly for two-hour evening sessions to discuss, study, and explore the many important roles of the government litigator. Classes will focus on ethical and strategic considerations in litigating cases, and will provide simulation opportunities in arguing motions, taking depositions, conducting settlement negotiations, and presenting opening statements. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Immigrant Defense Clinic

Students will work at the Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit, which specializes in the intersection between criminal and immigration law. The Unit staff handles a wide range of cases in which detained and non-detained non-citizens contest removal/deportation from the United States because of criminal convictions or immigration violations, and apply for various forms of relief including cancellation of removal and asylum. Taught by adjunct professors Yvonne Floyd-Mayers and Jojo H. Annobil. (Offered Spring 2016)

International Environmental Law Clinic

Students research and draft laws and regulations, legal and policy positions, and analysis on international and comparative environmental law issues. Clients include public interest environmental groups in the US and abroad, UN and other international organizations, and developing country governments. Taught by Professors Richard Stewart and Bryce Rudyk. (Offered Fall 2015)

International Organizations Clinic

The challenges of global governance are increasingly addressed by regulatory regimes established or overseen by international organizations. These organizations vary significantly in their size, focus, approach, and the powers they exercise. The academic dimension of this clinic aims to introduce students to a range of legal, political and regulatory theories that help us to understand the role and functioning of these organizations and to appreciate the relevance of inter-disciplinary perspectives to law in global settings. Core lawyering skills (legal research, the ability to integrate factual and legal knowledge, analytical and reasoning skills, and the exercise of judgment) matter a great deal in the practice of international law. The practical dimension of the clinic will give students an opportunity to work firsthand on, and in, these organizations. Taught by Professors Gráinne de Búrca and Angelina Fisher. (Offered Fall 2015)

International Transactions Clinic - for LLMs

Students in the International Transactions Clinic (ITC), taught by Professor Deborah Burand, provide legal services to internationally-focused clients that are intent on making the world a better place.  In the ITC, students learn drafting and negotiation skills as applied to cross-border transactions, analyze ethical issues that can arise in international business, build skills in structuring and documenting investments in enterprises that work primarily in emerging markets, and deepen their understanding of international economic and financial policy.  Students also learn how to give legal advice and support to clients working in challenging business and legal environments. (Offered Spring 2016)

The Legal Ethics Bureau at New York University School of Law

Student projects will include: (i) working with the lawyer Grievance Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. This Committee is responsible for responding to alleged violations of the Court’s professional conduct rules by lawyers practicing in the Court; (ii) preparing amicus briefs in the name of the Bureau to the Supreme and appellate courts when significant legal ethics issues arise; (iii) assisting the American Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and ethics committees of the New York State and City bars in researching and writing opinions and in drafting possible changes to the rules governing lawyers and judges; and (iv) advising lawyers in non-profit organizations, NYU clinics, and law firm lawyers working pro bono on professional responsibility issues they may confront. Emphasis will be on practical skills training including fact-gathering, counseling, and preparing effective oral and written presentations. Taught by Adjunct Professor Barbara S. Gillers. (Offered Spring 2016)

Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic

This is a 14-credit clinic for 3Ls, who will spend the fall semester in Washington, DC. Students will work five days a week in a federal agency or Congressional office; placements within federal agencies will generally be in the General Counsel’s Office of regulatory agencies or related positions (e.g., the Office of Policy and Planning at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB); congressional placements will generally be in leadership offices, with committee staffs or non-partisan congressional agencies. There will be a three-hour seminar one day a week; the course work will focus on how the political institutions in Washington (Congress and the Executive Branch) interact, and the roles and obligations of lawyers in influencing that process. The clinic will provide practical experience with how lawyers support the development and implementation of public policy by assisting in defining the available options and identifying and resolving issues before they become the subject of legal contention or litigation. It will emphasize what lawyers do and what they need to know in the policy arena in order to provide effective legal counsel. The clinic will provide an understanding of government decision-making that will be important for those students intending to seek positions in the government and it will offer those heading to the private sector greater insight into the workings of government that often significantly affect their clients. Taught by Sally Katzen and Robert Bauer. (Offered Fall 2015)

LGBTQ Rights Clinic

Students will conduct fieldwork at NY-based non-profit organizations representing LGBTQ individuals. For the Spring 2015 semester, each of the clinic’s eight students have been placed at one of six partnering organizations: the Anti-Violence Project, Immigration Equality; Lambda Legal; the LGBTQ Rights Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group; the Peter Cicchino Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center, and The Sylvia Rivera Law Project. It is anticipated that a similar collection of organizations will host clinic students in future semesters. Substantive case work may include sexual-orientation or gender identity-based asylum claims; discrimination claims; transgender documentation issues (such as correcting gender on a birth certificate); housing cases; or orders of protection. A seminar focusing on the unique legal issues faced by LGBTQ individuals completes the students’ work. Taught by Adjunct Professor Michael Kavey. (Offered Spring 2016)

Litigation, Organizing and Systemic Change Clinic

How can institutions be inspired to respond to the needs of diverse communities and how do members of communities make their voices effectively heard? Clearly neither elections nor the free market make this happen in the absence of organized communities deploying a range of tactics and strategies. Social change lawyers need a flexible and deep base of knowledge and skills to support their clients. Students in this clinic will work with Make the Road New York – an ever-growing membership organization of over 16,000 low-income New Yorkers whose mission is to build the power of working class and Latino communities to achieve dignity and justice; and its national partner, The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), which builds organizing power and works to transform the local and state policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community-based organizing groups nationwide. Through fieldwork with the two sister organizations, and coursework delving into civil litigation, policy negotiation and organizing, students will learn to envision and implement multidimensional social change strategies involving grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy and strategic litigation. The Fall clinic seminar is entitled LOSC Clinic Seminar: Major Concepts Applied and the co-requisite course is Civil Litigation, a simulation trial course. Co-taught by Professor Sarah E. Burns and adjunct professors Deborah Axt and Andrew Friedman. (Not offered 2015-16)

Mediation Clinic

First instituted in Fall 2004, the Mediation Clinic is designed to train students in the practice of mediation while also orienting students to major issues in the intersection between law and informal dispute resolution. After students participate in an intensive mediation training, they co-mediate in various venues including New York and New Jersey Small Claims courts, employment disputes referred by City agencies and NYU residence-related disputes. Third year students will have the opportunity to co-mediate foreclosure cases administered by the State of New Jersey Office of Dispute Settlement. Students will also be able to observe the mediation of complex state and federal court cases. Students will learn the application of mediation in diverse contexts and to contrast facilitative mediation with evaluative mediation often used to resolve complex commercial disputes. Taught by adjunct professors Ray Kramer and Eric R. Max. (Offered Fall 2015)

Mediation Clinic - Advanced: Dispute System Design

The advanced course is designed primarily to train students in dispute system design and provide experience working with a variety of organizations using mediation or other dispute system services in the New York and New Jersey. Building on core mediator principles and skills developed in the fall Mediation Clinic Seminar, students move from focusing on conflict at an individual dispute level, to examining conflict and varied responses to it at an organizational or institutional level. Fieldwork involves assisting client organizations in assessing, improving, evaluating or implementing mediation or dispute systems services, as well as continuing to mediate in a variety of venues. The Clinic is only open to students who have completed the Fall Mediation Clinic Seminar course in 2013 or 2014, or who have completed the Mediation simulation course, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation or had similar experiential training approved by the faculty. Taught by adjunct professors Ray Kramer and Daniel M. Weitz. (Offered Spring 2016)

New York Civil Liberties Clinic

Students in the New York Civil Liberties Clinic spend a semester handling litigation with the New York Civil Liberties Union, including cases involving racial and economic justice, free speech, religious freedom, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people. The cases are all on the docket of adjunct professor Corey Stoughton at the NYCLU who, together with Professor Claudia Angelos of the full-time NYU faculty, supervises all the students’ work. Clinic students are responsible for their cases and clients and for the tasks that the litigation calls for, including making intake decisions, handling clients, case planning and strategy, taking depositions, drafting pleadings, and preparing and arguing motions. The clinic has dedicated workspace at the NYCLU and the students’ work is an important component of the NYCLU’s legal program. A seminar completes the students’ work in the clinic by taking a simulated civil rights case from initial client interview through settlement. (Offered Fall 2015)

Policy Advocacy in Latin America (Buenos Aires)

The goal of the clinic is to provide students with the opportunity to build the conceptual foundations necessary for effective human rights advocacy and public policy analysis in Latin America and to explore different approaches to public policy advocacy in the region. Students in this clinic work on projects for a variety of clients working in the areas of free speech, human rights, and environmental protection. Clients include local or international NGOs, advocates in Latin American countries, and research centers affiliated with local universities. Students prepare petitions and draft public comments on proposed regulations, white papers, model laws, as well as amicus curiae briefs to be presented in cases before local and international courts, among others. (Offered Spring 2015 in Buenos Aires)

Prosecution Externship - Eastern District of New York

The U.S. Attorney's Office will select up to ten students for externships in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), located in Brooklyn. EDNY is a national leader in the prosecution of federal crimes, including terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, organized crime, civil rights, business and securities fraud, violent crime and human trafficking. NYU will also select up to ten students to participate in a seminar on criminal prosecution that is separate from, but complementary to, the externship. By participating in this externship, students will have an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the federal criminal justice system. Each student will report to, assist and work under the supervision of one or two Criminal Division Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases in federal court in Brooklyn. The students' work may include, for example, helping AUSAs who are preparing for trial, interviewing federal agents, attending proffers of cooperating witnesses, and drafting motions. Every student will appear in court on behalf of the United States at a bail hearing and/or other proceeding. The seminar meets weekly at the Law School for two-hour sessions to discuss, study, and explore the many important roles of the prosecutor in the federal criminal justice system. Classes will focus on ethical and strategic considerations in exercising prosecutorial authority and other challenges facing prosecutors. In particular, classes will examine how federal prosecutors may influence criminal cases at all stages of development, investigation and arrest through investigative technique, charging decisions, plea bargaining and sentencing. Students will also participate in in-class simulations to help them improve their advocacy skills. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Prosecution Externship - Southern District of New York

The United States Attorney’s Office will select up to ten students for externships in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, recognized nationally as one of the finest prosecution offices in the country.  Students will also participate in a seminar on criminal prosecution in the Southern District of New York. The seminar is separate from, but complementary to, the externship.  By participating in the externship, students will have an opportunity to learn all about the inner workings of the federal criminal justice system. Each student will report to, assist, and work under the supervision of one or two Criminal Division Assistant United States Attorneys. Students will work closely with each of their supervisors in the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of criminal cases in federal court in Manhattan.  The seminar meets weekly for two-hour evening sessions to discuss, study, and explore the many important roles of the prosecutor in the federal criminal justice system. Classes will focus on ethical and strategic considerations in exercising prosecutorial authority and other challenges facing prosecutors. In particular, classes will examine how federal prosecutors may influence criminal cases at all stages of development, investigation and arrest through investigative technique, charging decisions, plea bargaining and sentencing. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Racial Equity Strategies Clinic

The Racial Equity Strategies Clinic is a semester-long, five-credit course that focuses on the legal strategies employed to achieve racial equity and justice in three principal areas: education, voting rights and democratic governance and, policing and law enforcement. The clinic involves a mixture of fieldwork; seminars on the various lawyering strategies used to achieve racial and economic justice, educational equity, fair policing and law enforcement; oral advocacy; and legal writing and research. Taught by Rachel Kleinman and Natasha M. Korgaonkar. (Offered Spring 2016)

Racial Justice Clinic

Students in the Racial Justice Clinic spend a semester working under the supervision of Professors Claudia Angelos and Dale Ho on cases brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which handles a broad range of racial justice issues nationwide. The work involves advocacy on issues that affect communities of color, including voting rights, criminal justice, immigrants’ rights, education, school to prison pipeline, affirmative action, and national security/post-9/11 discrimination. Each clinic student participates fully with an ACLU team that is handling cases in one of these areas, and may engage in work ranging from initial investigation of a problem through the drafting of pleadings, participation in discovery, hearing preparation and negotiation. The clinic seminar includes a simulation program in pretrial skills and holds discussions of the issues raised by impact civil rights work and racial justice advocacy. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Regulatory Policy Clinic

The Regulatory Policy Clinic gives students the opportunity to participate in regulatory proceedings before federal administrative agencies. Working with non-governmental organizations that focus on improving environmental, public health, and consumer protections, students will prepare petitions, draft public comments for informal rule-makings under the Administrative Procedure Act, and participate in administrative law litigation. Taught by Professors Richard Revesz and Jason Schwartz. (Offered Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Reproductive Justice Clinic

The purpose of this clinic is to train students in the legal knowledge and skill required to secure fundamental liberty, justice and equality for each person regardless of gender, sexuality, reproductive or family circumstance. Taught by Professor Sarah E. Burns with supervising attorney Avram Frey. (Offered Fall 2015)

Advanced Reproductive Justice Clinic

The purpose of this clinic is to enable students already foundationally trained to do further and more sophisticated work to secure fundamental liberty, justice and equality for each person regardless of  gender, sexuality, reproductive or family circumstance. Taught by Professor Sarah E. Burnswith supervising attorney Avram Frey. (Offered Spring 2016)

Technology Law and Policy Clinic

The Technology Law and Policy Clinic focuses on the representation of individuals, nonprofits, and consumer groups who are engaged with these questions from a public interest point-of-view, including addressing free speech, privacy, public domain, and fair use issues. It involves a mixture of fieldwork and seminar discussion ranging from technology law and policy to the ethical challenges of representing public interest organizations. Taught by Adjunct Professors Lee Rowland and Aaron Williamson, and Clinical Fellow Brett Max Kaufman. (Offered Fall 2015)