Get an inside look at the real practice of law — the courtroom, the law firm, the press room and the boardroom — while exploring what working as a legal professional really means.
This course will provide a broad introduction to the diverse legal world and its various practice areas while engaging with intellectual discourse on civil rights, free speech and how citizens of a society engage with legal systems in place. Students will explore what motivates lawyers to practice law and consider firsthand whether a life in the law is a fit for them, while simultaneously engaging with the intellectual discourse of how citizens of a society engage with the legal systems in place.
The course will also examine the use of legal skills outside of the courtroom and the law firm. Students will delve into a range of non-lawyer careers and investigate how a legal background can be an asset in a variety of fields including business and journalism. This course is intended for students looking to explore pathways into the field of law and to help them discover their passion for one of the many avenues available for working within this field.
Previous faculty for this course include Tawia Ansah (Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law) and Hillary Richardson (Supervising Attorney, National Immigrant Justice Center).
Cost and Session Information
Term 3: July 5 - July 16
Term 4: July 19 - July 30
Tuition is $2,850
Admission to the program requires the successful completion of an online application and a $50 application fee. For additional details, visit our website or call 646-438-7269.
*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.