Student Bar Association

President's Messages


Welcome to NYU School of Law!

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Greenwich Village and 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 extend an invitation to join our community.

At NYU Law – the academic experience is unparalleled. 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 has designed a unique “Lawyering” course that takes the place of traditional first year Legal Writing courses and provides the opportunity to step into the shoes of a practicing attorney.

NYU Law also offers one-of-a-kind clinical opportunities, such as the Equal Justice and Defender and Environmental Law Clinics—just two of the 38 clinics here at NYU Law. We also have over 80 student groups that focus on everything from litigating benefits cases and claims, to helping domestic violence victims, to mentoring high school students in low income and at-risk neighborhoods.  Want to get active? Join the Law School’s Flag Football league with the rest of your section or join Learned Foot and compete in a citywide soccer league.

New York City is a unique place to live, grow and attend law school. While NYU provides incredible resources and opportunities outside of the classroom—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—the five boroughs will become your playground.

In Greenwich Village alone you will find yourself surrounded by great places to eat anddrinkExperience all that Union Square or the East Village has to offer just a few blocks away, or hop on the train for all of the museums, art galleries, concert halls that you can dream of. 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 venues around the city, designed to help you get to know your classmates and New York City.

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 evan.shepherd@law.nyu.edu 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—It will be a remarkable experience.

Evan Shepherd ‘17
Student Bar Association President