LLM students engage in co-curricular opportunities at the Law School, within New York City’s rich legal community, and beyond:
Law School Centers and Institutes generate cutting-edge research based on faculty interests and expertise, host conferences and symposia and develop specialized academic programs. Plug into developments in a particular area of law, by exploring the activities of relevant Centers.
International Moot Courts
NYU School of Law teams have had great success in an array of international law moot court competitions including the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition (Vienna and Hong Kong), the Jean Pictet Moot Court Competition, the K.K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court (University of Delhi, India) and the World Human Rights Moot Court (University of Pretoria, South Africa). The Hauser Global Law School Program accepts applications for funding to support participation by JD and LLM students.
The Law School’s student-run journals publish articles by leading scholars and practitioners, comments and notes by Journal members and host symposia and events. The Environmental Law Journal, Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, Journal of International Law and Politics, Journal of Law and Business, Journal of Law & Liberty, Review of Law and Social Change welcome applications from LLM students. The nature of work assignments and the application process vary by journal; consult the LLM Handbook for details.
NYU works with local and international public interest organizations and law firms to create meaningful pro bono opportunities specifically for LLM students. These opportunities are not only available to students interested in fulfilling the pro bono requirement for NY Bar admission. NYU encourages all LLM students to consider undertaking some form of legal volunteerism during their degree. You may contact Amy Heading, Pro Bono Manager at Amy.Heading@nyu.edu.
The student community organizes a wide range of activities through over 70 student groups. To find out what NYU Law students do outside of the classroom, from athletics to advocacy, visit the web sites of student organizations via the link above.