How to Navigate Your 3L Year

The third year is a great time to take a colloquium, meta-seminars in which faculty and students read and discuss papers and works-in-progress by top scholars, or get invaluable hands-on training through one our more than 40 clinics

Before Your Arrive

Academics

  • Register for your Fall and Spring courses. Use COURSES to register for classes, check your law school schedule, or check for blocks that prevent registration.
  • Register for the New York Law Exam (NYLE).

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Areas of Study

NYU Law’s 16 areas of study offer students a wide choice of academic specialties with courses taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields. 

 

 


Fall Semester

Academics

Outside of Class

Careers

Private Sector

  • Attend Fall OCI.

Public Interest

Clerkships

  • Apply for a clerkship.

 

 

Spring Semester

Academics

  • Check if you're on track to meet JD Program Requirements prior to graduation. Counselors in Academic Services are available to meet by appointment to discuss.
  • Read graduation information
  • The Office of Records and Registration will automatically register you for graduation.
  • Register for the bar. Consult the NCBE Bar Admission Guide for details about different jurisdictions. 
  • Review the NY Bar Timeline for important dates. 

Outside of Class

  • Participate in student organizations. 
  • Consider getting involved with one of our more than 30 centers and institutes.

Careers

Public Interest

Clerkships

  • Attend the Judicial Clerkship Diversity Panel and Reception and hear a panel of judges speak about the value of a clerkship and the application process and meet the judges and current and former NYU Law clerks.

 

Student Stories

To hear directly from students about their NYU Law experiences, go to The View from Washington Square.

 

 


3L Summer

  • Diplomas are mailed in late August/early September.