Clinics

One-Semester Clinics and Externships

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.

To apply, 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.*

Bankruptcy Appellate Clinic

The focus of the Bankruptcy Appellate Clinic is on the provision of appellate legal services to 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 2017)

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; and litigating. 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, and redistricting), Justice (mass incarceration), and Liberty and National Security (transparency and privacy issues and domestic counterterrorism policies, including intelligence collection). (Offered Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 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. Past students have worked on planning transactions and drafting term sheets, contracts, memoranda of understanding, leases, promissory notes, employment agreements and other operating agreements; advising senior executives and boards about governance and disclosure practices; and preparing bylaws and other board policies (i.e., conflict-of-interest, investment, social media, whistleblower), employee manuals, committee charters, and similar documents.  We expect students will develop analytical, planning, editorial and counseling skills in the context of client projects. We have a weekly two-hour seminar that focuses on the business lawyer’s multiple roles in supporting the clinic’s client 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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 2016-17)

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 2017)

Education Advocacy Clinic

Clinic students work on education cases with a focus on special education cases and school discipline cases. In these cases, law students work closely with families from low-income backgrounds to help their public school students get supports and services to address their educational and behavioral needs. Clinic students may also work on education policy initiatives focused on the needs of students most at risk of academic failure. The Education Advocacy Clinic is open to 2Ls and 3Ls, as well as to 3Ls who are participating in the Pro Bono Scholars Program. Taught by Randi Levine. (Offered Spring 2017)

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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 and administrative proceedings, and in legislative drafting and advocacy. The students also join in a weekly seminar at which current environmental litigation, legal advocacy strategies, and policy issues are discussed. Taught by adjunct professors Eric A. Goldstein and Nancy S. Marks. (Offered Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

Equal Justice and Defender Clinic

In this clinic, taught by Professors Bryan Stevenson and Randy Susskind, students provide direct assistance to condemned prisoners on death row, children who have been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, or other inmates facing extreme punishment. The focus will be on collateral litigation in Alabama where many prisoners, including those on death row, are without counsel. Students will also work with staff attorneys at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery on projects that relate racial history to contemporary racial inequality. The clinic will involve periodic travel for all students to Deep South communities for investigative work, interviewing witnesses, and local research. (Offered Spring 2017)

EU Public Interest Clinic (Paris)

The fieldwork component of the HEC-NYU EU Public Interest Clinic is designed to engage the students as practicing EU public interest advocates. Students are responsible for running their own advocacy projects in collaboration with NGO partners based throughout the EU. NYU and HEC Paris law students will be required to work for NGOs that seek to provide a countervailing force to business in the EU policy process by representing diffuse public interests, such as consumer, environmental and public health protection, as well as other underrepresented citizen interests, such as institutional transparency and good administration. Advocacy projects might, for example, relate to international trade negotiations, data protection, Internet regulation, as well as the regulation of lobbying. Work might involve writing blog posts, drafting legal memos and designing an online lobbying/advocacy/communications strategy.  (Offered Spring 2016 in Paris.)

Family Defense

The Unites States has the most expansive child protective system of any country in the world. In striking contrast to countries that fund social supports for children – through publically funded parental leave, child care, and healthcare – our child welfare system focuses resources primarily on identifying and prosecuting parenting that is deemed substandard. The Family Defense Clinic critically examines child welfare law and policy, with particular emphasis on the roles of race, class, and gender. In the fall 2016 semester, the Family Defense Clinic will focus in particular on the due process concerns raised by child abuse registries. Field work will provide significant opportunities to develop litigation skills. Students will represent parents in fair hearings challenging registry records of child abuse and neglect. Students will handle all aspects of the representation, including client contact, investigation, legal research, settlement negotiations, opening and closing statements, and direct and cross exams. Taught by Christine Gottlieb (Offered Fall 2016)

Family Defense with NY Defenders

The child welfare system disproportionately targets minority and poor families for government intervention in family life, too often taking children into foster care rather than providing the social services to which they are entitled. The Family Defense Clinic critically examines child welfare law and policy, defends the fundamental constitutional right to parent, and works to prevent the unnecessary break-up of indigent families and ensure due process and equal treatment by government authorities. In the spring 2017 semester, students will work with premier defender offices in New York City to represent parents in Family Court, directly handling various aspects of litigation in child abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights proceedings. Fieldwork includes extensive client contact, interviewing, counseling, investigation, legal research, motion practice, discovery, out-of-court advocacy, and preparing for and conducting trials and other contested court hearings. Taught by Christine Gottlieb and Martin Guggenheim (Offered Spring 2017)

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 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. Students also are encouraged to attend court proceedings. Taught by Michelle Cherande and Judge Alison Nathan. (Offered Fall 2016)

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 2016)

Government Civil Litigation Externship - Eastern District of New York

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, located in downtown Brooklyn at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, is one of the premier U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the country.  The EDNY’s Civil Division of the EDNY represents the interests of the United States in a wide range of affirmative civil actions involving Residential Mortgaged Back Securities, Civil Rights, Health Care Fraud, Defense Contractor Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture, and Environmental Litigation.   Its defensive practice, representing most Federal agencies, is also extraordinarily diverse, and includes bankruptcy cases, employment discrimination actions, and suits involving constitutional and common law torts. The USAO-EDNY selects up to twelve students to work as externs in its Civil Division each term.   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).  Among other things, students help draft dispositive motions, complaints and answers, prepare written discovery demands, assist AUSAs in taking and defending depositions, in settlement negotiations and at trial.  A few students each semester may have the opportunity to argue a motion before a federal district judge.  The externship is designed to give students the broadest possible exposure to federal practice and the day-to-day tasks that litigators perform.  The seminar meets weekly at the Law School for two-hour sessions to discuss, study, and learn how to perform those tasks as well as consider the strategic and tactical considerations that underlie litigation decisions.   Students will also participate in in-class simulations to help them develop their advocacy skills. (Offered Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 2017)

International Environmental Law Clinic

Students research and draft laws and regulations, legal and policy memos, 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 Professor Bryce Rudyk. (Offered Fall 2016)

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 2016)

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 2017)

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 2016)

LGBTQ Rights Externship

Students will conduct fieldwork at NY-based non-profit organizations representing LGBTQ individuals. For the Spring 2016 semester, each of the course’s ten students has 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 course 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 2017)

Local Prosecution Externship

The Local Prosecution 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 12-15 hours per week, depending on the office) 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 and Evan Krutoy. (Offered Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 Daniel M. Weitz. (Offered Fall 2016)

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 2015 or 2016, 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 2017)

NYC Law Department Externship

Students in this clinic will be assigned to one of the division’s of the City’s Law Department, which handles all of the legal business of the City, its agencies, and its officials. Divisions that have housed clinic  externs in the past have included the Legal Counsel Division (which advises the Mayor and City agencies on proposed policy initiatives and legislation, such as those related to public health), the Affirmative Litigation Division (which brings suits on behalf of the City, including those brought against companies illegally selling untaxed cigarettes), and the Environmental Law Division (which advises City officials on environmental issues such as remediation). In their clinic roles, students will be assigned to work on matters with division attorneys. Work might include research on legal issues, written memoranda for Law Department attorneys or clients, and the drafting of legal papers. The goal of the clinic is to give students a broad introduction to the work of the City’s government and the lawyers who serve the government, whether by representing it in court or advising City officials in purely policy settings. Students will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week at the Law Department. Taught by Michael Pastor and Gail Rubin. (Offered Fall 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The cases are all on the docket of an attorney 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 Spring 2017)

Policing Project Externship

The chief mission of the Policing Project at NYU Law is to strengthen policing by applying the regular rules of democratic governance—by promoting greater engagement between police departments and their communities around matters of policy; drafting model policies on various aspects of policing; developing metrics that are better tailored to the goals of community policing; and engaging in cost-benefit analysis around policing practices. The Policing Project is pursuing these goals in various ways: we are working directly with police departments and communities on demonstration projects, researching and evaluating existing oversight models, engaging in public advocacy, convening conferences and roundtables with academics and law enforcement personnel, and engaging in some targeted litigation around policing issues. Students in the Policing Project Externship will work closely with the Policing Project at NYU Law as well as its coalition partners on all these various endeavors. The Externship is offered in both Fall and Spring, and students may sign up for either or both semesters. Taught by Barry Friedman and Maria Ponomarenko (Offered Fall 2016 and Spring 2017) To apply for this Externship, please go to this page.

Policy Advocacy in Latin America (Buenos Aires)

The 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. The 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. The goal of the clinic is to provide students with the opportunity to explore different approaches to public policy advocacy in the region. Students begin by researching their policy area, and then prepare a background paper and present their field-work to the class. Approximately 12 to 15 hours of work per week is required, including 3 hours of meetings every week to discuss the clinic projects. (Offered Spring 2016 in Buenos Aires. Section 1 taught by Eduardo Bertoni. Section 2 taught by Florencia Saulino. )

PBSP Externship/Cinic: Litigation, Organizing and Systemic Change

The Pro Bono Scholars Program (PBSP) is a program started during the 2014-2015 school year under special rules of the New York Court of Appeals that allows law students to take the New York 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) will consist of this clinic. During the 12 weeks of this reconfigured semester, per Court rules, students will be expected to spend approximately 50 hours each week participating in the externship’s/clinic’s fieldwork and seminar. The fieldwork performed in this clinic must provide legal services to the underserved. The Clinic offers structured fieldwork opportunities with Make the Road NY and the Education Advocacy Clinic. The PBSP program will also on a case by case basis partner to develop work experience opportunities with other fieldwork providers.Students working with MRNY will have the option of providing direct legal services in immigration, fair wage employment work, housing and health policy matters.  Law students working with the Education Advocacy Clinic will represent low-income students in New York City school suspension hearings and special education cases. Taught by Professor Sarah E. Burns and Adjunct Professor Deborah Axt, with assist from Professor Randi Levine for the Education Advocacy fieldwork training and supervision.  (Offered Spring 2017)

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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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 2017)

Racial Justice Clinic

Students in the Racial Justice Clinic spend a semester working under the supervision of Professors Claudia Angelos, Dale Ho and Jason Williamson 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 2016 and Spring 2017)

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. (Not offered 2016-17)

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 people across their reproductive lives, with a particular focus on pregnancy and birth. Clinic participants have worked on, e.g., challenges to state fetal protection laws and child chemical endangerment statutes; litigation concerning a city ordinance requiring so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” to disclose that they do not provide abortion or contraceptive services or referrals; and have performed legal research on standards for medical treatment for pregnant women, medication abortion, and a host of other issues. Taught by Professors Sarah E. Burns and Julie Ehrlich. (Offered Fall 2016)

Advanced Reproductive Justice Clinic

The purpose of this clinic is to enable students already foundationally trained in reproductive justice litigation and advocacy to do further and more sophisticated work to secure fundamental liberty, justice and equality for people across their reproductive lives, with a particular focus on pregnancy and birth. Taught by Professors Sarah E. Burns and Julie Ehrlich. (Offered Spring 2017)

Technology Law and Policy Clinic

With technological advances driving greater social, economic, and political change—from access to information, health care, and entertainment to impacts on the environment, education, and commerce to increased surveillance by law-enforcement agencies—issues related to privacy, consumer rights, free speech, and intellectual property are becoming increasingly critical and complex. The Technology Law & 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. 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 Professor Jason Schultz and Adjunct Professor Brett Max Kaufman. (Offered Fall 2016)