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Reading Groups

First-year Reading Groups

 

NEW - SPECIAL:  Spring 2022 only 1L Reading Group available for registration as listed below.

Jan 10, 2022 1:30 PM  New York time through  Jan 19, 2022 9:30 AM New York time

Class: 1L Reading Group: Feminist Tort Law

Open to all 1L students who do not have a reading group assignment for spring 2022.  You may not drop a year-long group to participate in this spring-only offering.

Results will be published on January 21, 2022.

 


 

First-year JD students have an exciting opportunity to enroll in faculty-led reading groups.  The groups, of no more than 12 students, will meet four or five times over the course of the academic year to discuss readings, films, or other materials related to a topic of special interest to the faculty convener. 

The reading groups will be ungraded and highly informal.  For 2021-2022 reading groups will occur via various methods. See below.  The idea is to provide small groups of students the opportunity to get to know a professor and each other, in the context of discussing interesting topics that will range well beyond the 1L curriculum.

Participation is entirely optional.

Please take a look at the 1L Reading Group descriptions to determine which groups might interest you:

There will be no food served at reading group sessions.  See the course description of the various reading groups to see their mode of operation:

  • Remote
  • Hybrid
  • Exclusively In-Person

See the hyper links below to determine if a faculty member will offer their sessions remote, hybrid, or exclusively in person. The “Fn” column on the far left of the schedule will have a footnote telling you the mode used for each reading group.  

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Please keep in mind that the reading group modes are described slightly differently than the standard footnote definition.  See below for the slight changes to the footnote definitions and how they will apply to reading groups.   

  • EPCV - Exclusively in person COVID schedule. This particular section is offered in an exclusively in-person mode. The class requires all enrollees to participate in person unless ill.
  • HCV - This class is offered in a hybrid mode integrating in-person and remote instruction. Despite in-person opportunities, enrollees in this class may opt to participate remotely in some or all sessions and in some or all aspects of the course. *EXCEPTION - Morawetz/Rofe reading group - sometimes will meet remote and sometimes exclusively in person.
  • RCV - This class is offered via remote instruction only.
  • [NOTE:  You can see descriptions of all the reading groups under both links, but the fall and spring meeting times are specifically listed for the designated semester.]

Please note that 1L Reading Groups were scheduled so that they will not conflict with your classes.  Also note that you will not be permitted to register for a 1L Reading Group with a faculty member that is teaching one of your assigned 1L courses. (This does NOT apply to 1L electives.  Therefore, you may sign up for and take a 1L Reading Group with someone who later becomes your 1L Elective faculty member.)

Registration

Register for a 1L Reading Group

  • The site will be available August 19 at 1:30pm through August 24 at 9:30am. 
  • Log in using your netID (your initials and a series of numbers – ex. xyz123) and related password.  This would be the same information you use to log in to Albert/ NYU Home.  
  • Click on “Registration” on the left sidebar.
  • The list of 1L Reading Groups and a text box to list your ranking will appear.
  • The results of the 1L Reading Group registration process will be posted to Albert on August 27 by 4:00pm. 

This is a simple ranking system. Please indicate your first, second, third, etc. choices. You can rank as many as 10 reading groups, and we encourage you to number all the way to 10 to avoid the risk of getting shut out entirely. Ranking fewer groups will not increase the odds of getting into your highest choices.

Remember that you will not be permitted to register for a group led by a faculty member who is teaching one of your assigned 1L courses. By checking your unofficial transcript in Albert you can see who your fall and spring semester professors will be. You should not rank groups that either your fall or spring semester faculty lead. 

We will honor your preference to the extent possible, while maintaining classes of no more than 12 students. The results of the 1L Reading Group registration process will be posted on August 27 by 4:00pm.  Please check your schedule in Albert.

If you obtain a seat in your preferred 1L Reading Group, please be sure to check NYU Bright Space to see if there are any announcements from your Professor.  

 

Upper Level Reading Groups

Upper-level JD and LLM students have an exciting opportunity this year to enroll in reading groups led by our JSD students.  The groups, of no more than 12 students, will meet four times during the spring semester to discuss readings or other materials related to a topic of special interest to the JSD convener(s).

The idea is to provide small groups of students the opportunity to get to know each other, in the context of discussing interesting topics that range well beyond the Law School curriculum.  Participation is, of course, entirely optional.  The name of the reading group along with a grade of "CR" (credit) in this ZERO credit class will appear on the transcripts of those who participate in a group and attend its meetings.

Reading Group descriptions are included in the Spring 2022 online class schedule at the class titles “Upper-Level Reading Group.” 

Registration

Register for an Upper-Level Reading Group

  • The site will be available January 10 at 1:30 PM (NY EST) through January 19 at 9:30 AM (NY EST).
  • Log in using your netID and password – the same information you use to log in to Albert/ NYU Home.  
  • Click on “Registration” on the left sidebar.  The list of Upper-Level Reading Groups and a text box in which to list your choices will appear.  Please indicate your first, second, third, etc. choices. You can rank as many groups as you wish. We will honor your preference to the extent possible, while limiting groups to no more than 12 students.
  • Registration results will be posted to your schedule in Albert on January 21.

Please note: After January 19th, registration for an upper-level reading group can be requested via an add request through the Law Registrar's Service Desk. When you log into COURSES, locate the blue "Law Registrar's Service Desk" button on the bottom right hand corner of the page. select "Add a Course" and provide all of the information requested on the form (please be sure to include both the full name of the reading group and course code with section number of the particular reading group you are requesting).