The diversity of the legal profession’s next generation was on full display at the 2018 graduation ceremony for New York Law School, held at Carnegie Hall on June 1. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer gave the keynote address, headlining a ceremony that was at times emotional.
Bobby Chesney has been at the University of Texas School of Law since 2008, after a stint at Wake Forest Law. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on national security law, including cybersecurity. He may be best known for the Lawfare blog and the National Security Law Podcast.
This past year, the ultra-elite Lawdragon 500 guide featured 2008 Harvard Law graduate Alec Karakatsanis, the founder and executive director of Washington, D.C.-based Civil Rights Corps – and one of the youngest lawyers ever to make the 500 guide.
There is no better lawyer than Neal Katyal to give advice on how to succeed in law. Katyal has argued 34 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, 32 of them in the last eight years.
Innovation has always been the hallmark of Southwestern Law School’s SCALE program. The Associate Dean for SCALE, Harriet Rolnick, explains how reforms have increased “fluidity” between SCALE and the traditional program. The most recent change is a new two-year program for students interested in media and entertainment law.
While the city of Pittsburgh was celebrating its mighty Penguins’ Stanley Cup win with a wonderful parade last Thursday, the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) was holding its 2017 conference just a few blocks away. Lawdragon Campus was proud to serve as a sponsor.
Though one of New York’s smallest law schools with a total student body of 380 in the state capitol, Albany Law School packs a punch. It claims to be the oldest independent law school in the U.S., has produced a president, two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, numerous members of New York’s highest appellate court – and let’s not forget Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Megyn Kelly.
About 30 miles north of Manhattan, you arrive at an American Revolutionary War battlefield in White Plains. It’s always astounding how quickly after leaving the city you can find leaves and history, traffic permitting. There, you’ll find Pace Law School (now the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace) in a mishmash of buildings in a residential neighborhood. It’s an interesting school that clearly tries harder.
It’s hard to fault Touro for wanting to provide legal education in Suffolk County, just an hour or so outside of the global center of lawyering. And there are many positives about the school, including the opportunity to attend law school adjacent to Suffolk County’s center of law and government. The school is one of the newer New York law schools, and offers a more cost-effective alternative to Manhattan schools.
Founded in 1970, Hofstra Law School is a strong suburban alternative to the hectic pace and living expense of attending school in the City. The 30 miles down Grand Central Parkway from Brooklyn Law School are night and day, and offer a pipeline to Long Island law practice that is second to none.