Student Bar Association

President's Messages

Welcome to NYU School of Law!

My name is George Harris, and I’m the President of NYU Law’s Student Bar Association (SBA). The SBA is the law school’s student government, and we’re proud to represent over 1,300 JD students here in the heart of Greenwich Village. By combining our world-class location along Washington Square Park with an incredible sense of community, high levels of faculty interaction, and ample opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career, NYU Law provides an unparalleled legal education.

One of my favorite things about NYU Law is the people: the students, faculty, and staff that make the law school such a vibrant place. We are all part of a diverse, engaging, and driven community, working to tackle some of the most pressing legal problems of our time. From the start, you’ll meet students in your section from all over the world, with many different backgrounds – the public sector, the private sector, non-profits, healthcare, you name it – coupled with a passion for learning about the law. To supplement your courses, you can join over 90 student groups that focus on everything from the legal issues facing start-up companies, helping domestic violence victims, or advocating for bail reform.

At NYU Law, the faculty are both exceptional and easy to get to know. Our doctrinal courses are taught by leaders in their fields of research. NYU Law’s unique “Lawyering” course takes the place of traditional first year legal writing courses and provides the opportunity to simulate practical skills like consulting a client, drafting a contract, and preparing for oral argument. We also offer one-of-a-kind clinical opportunities such as the Equal Justice and Defender Externship or the Environmental Law Clinic – just two of the 38 clinics available here at NYU Law. NYU Law will also help you to find a career that excites you, with one-on-one help from experienced career counselors in our Office of Career Services and Public Interest Law Center.

Finally, New York City is an amazing place to attend law school. Not only will you have the resources available at NYU, you’ll also have the chance to explore all that the five boroughs have to offer. Along with the thousands of places to eat, drink, and dance around New York City, you’ll have free access to some of the world’s greatest museums and art galleries, all with your NYU ID.

I hope you’ll take the opportunity to visit the law school during one of our Admitted Student Days (or at any time that works for you!) to get a feel for the community yourself. We would love to help you learn more about the spirit of the student body, life in New York, or law school in general. If you’d like, feel free to contact us at

Once again, welcome! NYU Law has been a remarkable experience for me, and I hope it will be for you too.

George Harris, 2018
President, NYU Law SBA