J.S.D. Program

Career Services

NYU School of Law has the most extensive and intensive career counseling and placement program of any law school in the country, designed to provide students with knowledge of, and an opportunity to explore, a wide range of career choices in the United States and around the world.

For J.S.D. candidates who are interested in becoming law professors, the Law School provides the guidance of the Academic Careers Program ("The ACP"). The ACP is designed to help prepare NYU students and graduates for careers in legal academia by providing information, training, and encouragement throughout their time at NYU in general and during the process of entering the academic job market in particular. While the ACP’s primary focus is on law teaching positions within the United States, it is pleased to assist students who seek positions in other countries as well.

If you intend to pursue a career in law teaching, your first step should be to access the ACP website, and complete the ACP registration form.  The registration form allows the ACP to personalize the support you receive, and to contact you about relevant upcoming events and employment opportunities.  In addition, it serves as a guide to building the credentials that are important to a law school appointments committee.

Once you have registered with ACP, you will be able to review the ACP website.  The website provides information regarding the legal academic market, relevant credentials, and the importance of publishing. The website also discusses how to develop a scholarly agenda, refine your writing, and get your articles published.  Finally, if you plan to attend the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference,  the website contains information about the registration process, required materials, the conference, and the interview process.

The Academic Careers Program also provides counseling and conducts a number of programs ranging from a basic introduction to the law teaching market to a full day of workshops for each year’s law teaching candidates.  NYU School of Law is confident no other law school in the United States provides more resources for students interested in becoming law professors.

Our graduates obtain positions in the faculties of the finest law schools worldwide. In many cases, substantive experience in the legal world is essential to a successful entry into the academic world, and NYU School of Law assists students with these opportunities as well.  NYU School of Law is pleased to assist J.S.D. students with applying to judicial clerkships. Our graduates have clerked at the United States Supreme Court, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and other prestigious clerkships across the globe. The availability of clerkship opportunities in the U.S. for international J.S.D. students will depend largely on treaty agreements between the U.S. and the student's home country.  The Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Center offer individual counseling sessions and also invite J.S.D. students to participate in career panels, job search workshops and practice interview programs.

The Academic Careers Program also provides counseling and conducts a number of programs ranging from a basic introduction to the law teaching market to a full day of workshops for each year’s law teaching candidates.  NYU School of Law is confident no other law school in the United States provides more resources for students interested in becoming law professors.

Our graduates obtain positions in the faculties of the finest law schools worldwide. In many cases, substantive experience in the legal world is essential to a successful entry into the academic world, and NYU School of Law assists students with these opportunities as well.  NYU School of Law is pleased to assist J.S.D. students with applying to judicial clerkships. Our graduates have clerked at the United States Supreme Court, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and other prestigious clerkships across the globe. The availability of clerkship opportunities in the U.S. for international J.S.D. students will depend largely on treaty agreements between the U.S. and the student's home country.  The Office of Career Services and the Public Interest Law Center offer individual counseling sessions and also invite J.S.D. students to participate in career panels, job search workshops and practice interview programs.

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