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).

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.

3L Summer

  • Diplomas are mailed in late August/early September.