The Law & Government Society

Welcome to the Law & Government Society!

The NYU Law & Government Society (LGS) is dedicated to creating and cultivating a community of students who are interested in government work. From student mentorship opportunities to practitioner panels and fireside chats, our mission is to inspire students to serve, to provide insight into career pathways, and to show students how the government really works.


We have hosted many events, including:

  • Perspectives on Government Lawyering Panel with Professor Robert Jackson, Professor Bethany Davis Noll, and Judge Ray Kramer

  • Mentor/Mentee Happy Hour 

  • Local Government Panel with lead attorneys from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the NYC Parks Department, and the New York State Inspector General's Office

  • "Rest of Law School" Panel for 2Ls and 3Ls to give advice to 1Ls interested in government work

  • Fireside Chat with Caroline Krass, General Counsel of the CIA

  • Ethics in Government Roundtable: What to do when you disagree? A discussion with Troy McKenzie on the role of the civil servant


For more information about LGS or to sign up for our mailing list, please contact our co-presidents: Gordon Ahl ( and Don Chen (

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