We know that being a successful lawyer for the public good is a lifelong pursuit. We have the strongest record of placing our graduates in public interest jobs, and we know that throughout a career, public interest attorneys grow to serve their communities in many ways. We support you throughout that pursuit before and during law school and long after graduation.
Pipeline to Justice
The Pipeline to Justice offers a second chance at admission to CUNY Law to excellent, public interest-focused students whose LSAT scores seem incompatible with their achievements. The program prepares students to enter CUNY School of Law and, once admitted, supports them throughout their law school career. Pipeline students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some come directly from undergraduate programs, while others have been in the workforce for decades. Pipeline students, like the entire student body at CUNY Law, are incredibly diverse across race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Professional Skills and Writing Centers
The philosophy of our Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center is skill-based: we believe that the best service we can provide is to help students develop the academic and study skills necessary to do excellent work. We build on the enormous strengths that you bring to law school and help you identify your individual learning style so that you can get the most out of the academic program.
Our Writing Center is a multipurpose resource serving the entire CUNY Law community. Among other services, we help you develop strategies and techniques and give you examples for mastering the skills necessary to produce high-quality legal writing. The Writing Center offers workshops and individual tutorials led by three highly qualified writing fellows, each of whom is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center with extensive writing experience and training in the theory and teaching of rhetoric and composition.
Career Planning Services
CUNY Law’s Career Planning Office works with both students and alumni to prepare you for the job market and to help you find the in-demand public interest and public service jobs that will have an impact on your community.
The Career Planning Office does this through individual counseling and by preparing you to ensure you have the proper skills (resume and cover-letter writing and interviewing and networking skills) to secure employment. The Career Planning Office collaborates with students, faculty, and law school departments to offer special programs and networking events and to keep you informed about the current employment market and the skills and experience needed to secure a job.
Professional Development Opportunities
Your relationship with CUNY Law doesn’t end at graduation. With programs, events, and networking opportunities, we’re with you throughout your career. CUNY Law is committed to the lifelong development of our graduates. Professional development and continuing legal education (CLE) programs are a reflection of that commitment.