A blog by students about life inside and outside of the classroom.
I sat down with Amy Wolfe, a 1L, this week to ask her a few questions about NYU Law School from the perspective of a student.
There's this weird tradition in American law schools that seems particularly out of place in a world of musty casebooks, crippling workloads, and reflexively competitive people. Every year, all across this great nation of ours, future litigators, judges, educators, and businessmen stop studying, put on stage makeup, and pretend like they're actors in the strange, sometimes scary ritual of legal education we call Law Revue.
Not sure what to expect when you visit NYU Law? Food, drink, and general merriment, certainly. But that's far from all.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a moot court competition?
One thing I recall from school is how my friends would say, “Wow, that year went by so fast,” or “It felt like that year went by so much faster than last year.” Every year they would say this, and I could never tell if they remembered saying the exact same thing the year before. [...]
Nearly the whole 1L class packed Tishman Auditorium on March 5, leaving only a few seats to spare as NYU School of Law hosted live Second Circuit oral arguments.
Two months into the spring semester, I share some of my experiences as an exchange student at the National University of Singapore.
At a public meeting in Greenberg Lounge two weeks ago, I saw Professor Samuel Estreicher, who teaches employment law and appellate advocacy here at NYU, defend his position that students should be allowed to sit for the bar after two years of law school and to have the option of walking with a certificate, rather than a J.D.
Instead of seeing a loan as a giant weight I must carry, I think of myself as the bank. My school invests money in me, and I use their cash investment to make an even better investment with a greater return.
Apart from the breadth of its academic and career resources, renowned professors, and beautiful buildings in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU Law offers something else that no other school can match: Lawyering.