Career Resources

Whatever career path you want to pursue, NYU Law is there to help you take the next step. 

NYU Law students meeting with potential employers at Early Interview Week

Private Sector

The Office of Career Services offers one of the most extensive placement programs in the country, organizing numerous career panels, job search skills workshops, webinars, networking events, practice interviews, and individual coaching sessions for students. 

Jenny Yang

Public Service

The Public Interest Law Center offers a wide variety of funding opportunities and career planning programs to students and alumni, resulting in the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation. The culture of public service is pervasive: about half of the first-year class spends the summer working in public interest internships.

Left to Right: Judge Padmanabhan Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Jane B. Stranch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Clerkships

The Judicial Clerkship Office offers individual counseling and guidance for those students and alumni interested in clerking. During the past five academic years, NYU students and graduates accepted more than 550 clerkships, 160 of which were with judges on the federal Courts of Appeals, including 80 on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Second Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit.

Academic Careers

The Academic Careers Program offers individual counseling, support, information, and special programming to those interested in teaching law. The Furman Program is unique in its commitment to training individuals to obtain and hold jobs at the very top levels of the legal academy. The Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship Program is the oldest legal history program of its kind. 

What if you're undecided? 

Don't worry if you're not sure what career you want. You have time to decide. Begin by thinking about what sparks your interest. What was your favorite 1L class? What student groups do you belong to? What events have you enjoyed attending? Why did you apply to law school in the first place? Once you have a sense of the answers, reach out to academic advising to make a counseling appointment. They are happy to help you.