Life at NYU Law blogger Andrea Ravich '12 offers counsel to new admits

Andrea Ravich '12 has some advice for prospective students deciding where to attend law school: Don't worry! Just one year removed from her own visit to NYU School of Law for Admitted Student Days (ASD), Ravich, already nostalgic, details her 1L experience on the Life at NYU Law blog.

ASD events, organized by the Office of Admissions, span two days and happen three times a year; today and tomorrow are the last to be held for the prospective Class of 2012. The program is meant to give future 1Ls maximum opportunity to learn more about the Law School and to interact with members of the community. During the first day, students sit in on classes, attend a fair featuring representatives of dozens of student journals and organizations, get a look at the Law School residence halls, and listen to a panel of recent NYU Law graduates talk about their work experiences.

The second day starts off with a stirring introduction to NYU Law delivered by Dean Richard Revesz, who continues to teach and do research despite his administrative duties. "Ricky" as everyone calls him, covers the Law School’s unique strengths, including its global perspective, strong support of public service work, pioneering lawyering and clinical programs, incredible faculty, and diverse colloquia. He also tries to define some of the intangible things that make the place special. The rest of the day is chock-full of thought-provoking discussions of current legal issues, descriptions of various Law School programs, and conversations with faculty.

Posted April 8, 2010