Our Students Do More Than Learn. They Change Lives.
With more than 35 clinics—the most of any top law school—and more than a dozen externships, NYU Law's clinical and advocacy program is unmatched in breadth and depth, providing a range of experiential learning opportunities that equip students with the skills to provide high caliber individual client representation and challenge systemic and institutional inequality. That means that students get valuable hands-on experiences working with clients and communities in the areas that matter most to them.
Clinics and externships are open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and, in some cases, LLM students, and include a classroom component as well as fieldwork. In our clinics, students have a unique opportunity to represent real clients with real legal problems; in externships, they work directly at a non-profit or governmental organization for academic credit and take a seminar on campus. Both clinics and externships offer rich, focused experiences that help students develop into effective advocates able to engage in complex problem solving.