National Jurist

NYLS Wins Recognition in Family Law and Human Rights Law

National Jurist

NYLS earned “A” grades from preLaw Magazine in Family Law and Human Rights Law—two areas of strength for the School. The recognition was included in the magazine’s latest issue.

In its analysis of top Family Law programs, preLaw spotlighted NYLS’s new offerings, which complement the School’s already robust programming. They include the new Juvenile Rights Law Clinic, launched through a partnership with The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice. In addition, after a comprehensive search, the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section chose NYLS as its academic partner in publishing the Family Law Quarterly, a top scholarly journal.

NYLS’s Diane Abbey Law Institute for Children and Families, part of its highly active Impact Center for Public Interest Law, is a dynamic hub for students who wish to specialize in the field. NYLS alumni go on to represent children in custody or child welfare cases, domestic violence advocacy, private matrimonial practice, education advocacy, and work with government child welfare and juvenile justice agencies.

Human Rights Law is another area of excellence for NYLS. NYLS was one of two New York-based schools that earned an “A” grade in this area from preLaw. The School’s Center for International Law organizes major events and student projects on human rights law and international law. NYLS’s Asylum Clinic assists international refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking safety in the United States and has achieved remarkable successes for its clients. And the NYLS’s Stephen J. Ellmann Judicial Fellows have served as judicial clerks at the Gauteng Division of the High Court in South Africa, working to support the rule of law and democracy across the globe. (Read about the Fellowship in New York Law School Magazine.)