University of Denver

N.Y.U. Law to Change Third Year Curriculum

IAALS Intern

To address concerns about the utility of law school's third year, New York University School of Law is overhauling its students' third year curriculum. The law school plans to offer third year students optional programs that include the option of studying abroad, working for the Environmental Protection Agency or the Federal Trade Commission, and a chance to build a specialty in a particular field under a "professional pathways" program. By changing their curriculum to focus less on elective courses and more on outside experience, N.Y.U. Law  hopes to make their graduates more appealing in the legal job market.