WELCOME TO YU PRE-LAW ADVISING
It's never too early to start thinking about applying to law school. The Office of Pre-Law Advisement provides one-on-one guidance to students (and alumni) from the time they begin to consider a career in the law until they matriculate in law school. Students are encouraged to meet with the pre-law adviser at least once per semester to map out their courses, learn of internship opportunities and in their later years, draft their personal statements and complete their law school applications.
The Pre-Law Office also provides information about Pre-Law Internships, volunteer opportunities and Pre-Law events.
Dina Chelst, Esq.
500 West 185th Street
Furst Hall, Room110
2015 LANGFAN CONSTITUTIONAL ORATORY COMPETITION
WHEN DO THREATS HAVE FIRST AMENDMENT VALUE?
Location: Wilf Campus, Weissberg Commons
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Congratulations to this year's winners:
Winners shown with honored guest William Langfan.
1st Place...Uri Segelman
2nd Place...Nathaniel Kukurudz
3rd Place...Avi Strauss
1st Place...Michal Segall
2nd Place...Rachel Rolnick
3rd Place...Miriam Klahr
THINKING OF APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL IN FALL 2015?
Dear Students and Alumni,
If you are applying or thinking of applying to law school in Fall of 2015, it is time to start getting your material together. At this time, you should be taking the following steps:
1. Send me an email with:
YU/Stern ID #;
any LSAT scores you have (including cancellations);
a list of schools you are considering;
the names of at least 2 recommenders (preferably professors); and
2. Make an appointment to see me through the Advising Web Site. If none of the times on the site work with your schedule, email me and we'll work out at time.
3. Start thinking about a topic for your personal statement.
4. Make sure you have a summer internship/opportunity lined up.
5. Contact me with any questions or concerns.
I look forward to working with you.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Law School Proximity Matters for Partner Prospects, Study Finds, The New York Times, May 19, 2015
Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire, The New York Times, May 18, 2015
4 BigLaw Firms Join Female Attorney 'Returnship' Program, Law 360, March 30, 2015
JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, SUMMER 2015
Pre-law students from both campuses have the opportunity to gain practical first-hand experience with this unpaid internship with judges in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Bergen Counties. DEADLINE: Friday, April 17, 2015. For more information, click 2015 Summer Judicial Internship Application.
NEW! WOMEN JFEW INTERNSHIP GRANT (STERN STUDENTS ONLY)
Already have an UNPAID summer internship? Click here to learn how you can apply for a $3,500 stipend. DEADLINE TO APPLY-Friday, April 17 .
YU INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
Students wishing to earn credits for internship must complete the YU Internship Application.
Advocates for Children of New York
215 Lexington, Room 209
Ms. Midha is a tireless advocate on behalf of at-risk children in New York City. Ms. Midha spoke about the work being done on behalf of New York City children at risk of discrimination and/or academic failure and explained what lawyers at Advocates for Children are doing, by way of litigation, lobbying and other lawyering techniques, to better our education system so it can best serve ALL of NYC's children. For more information, click Advocates for Children Of New York.