Student Bar Association

President's Messages

Welcome to NYU School of Law!

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to NYU Law! As President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the student government here at NYU Law, I would like to introduce you to some of the opportunities available to NYU Law students, and personally invite you to join our community.

New York City is a unique place to live and attend law school. While NYU provides incredible resources and opportunities on-campus, such as free yoga, wellness massages, and Speak Freely -- an informal, non-credit, no-cost language instruction for students who want to acquire practical communication skills in a foreign language, there is nothing quite like having the five boroughs as your permanent playground.

In Greenwich Village alone you will find yourself surrounded by great places to eat, drink, and take in celebrity sightings. Museums, art galleries, and concert halls are also an easy subway ride or walk away. As a student government, we help students take advantage of living in the heart of the Village by hosting weekly events called Bar Reviews at different bars around the city.

At NYU Law – the academic experience is unmatched. The faculty, staff and administrators at NYU are synonymous to our students – first class, diverse, talented, and above all, interesting. In addition to our doctrinal offerings, NYU Law also offers one-of-a-kind clinical opportunities, such as the Equal Justice and Defender and Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinics. We have also have over 80 student groups, which focus on everything from litigating real cases for unemployment benefits, veterans claims, and domestic violence victims to mentoring high school students in low income and at-risk neighborhoods.

I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit the Law School during one of our Admitted Students Days (or at any time that is convenient for you) to get a feel for the community yourself. We would love to have you learn more about the spirit of our student body, student life, our faculty, the curriculum and anything else that will aid in your decision-making process. Please feel free to contact me via email at if you have any questions. You can also get more information on the student perspective by liking the SBA Facebook page and learn more about how our student government can serve as a resource in your admissions process on our website.

Congratulations, once again, and we hope you’ll join us here at NYU.

Taaj Reaves '16
Student Bar Association President