As one of the 50 states in the United States of America, New York hosts
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Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.R.P.;
J.D./M.P.P.; J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./M.S. Bioethics
Student activities: Students engage in a full range of
co-curricular offerings. Albany Law Review, a top cited journal, is
joined by two other journals. A large number of Moot Court teams,
compete and succeed nationally. Groups that focus on specific areas
of law, others highlighting rich and diverse cultural traditions and
sports clubs make Albany Law a dynamic, enriching and fun experience
outside the classroom.
Address: 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.A. Political Science; J.D./M.B.A. ;
J.D./M.S. Library & Information Science; J.D./M.S. City & Regional
Student activities: Law Review and Journals of International Law;
Law and Policy; and Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.
Renowned Moot Court teams awarded 23 national championships and over
60 other top honors in recent years. 43 student organizations.
Numerous lectures, roundtables and symposia enable students to meet
and network with international scholars and bar leaders.
Address: 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Joint degrees awarded: N/A
Student activities: The diversity of the student body and its
passion for justice are reflected in the varied student
organizations at CUNY, such as the Public Interest Law Association
and the Mississippi Project. The NYC Law Review reflects CUNY's
public interest orientation, and an active Moot Court program
fielded winning teams in local and national competitions this year.
Address: 2 Court Sq, Long Island City, NY 11101
Joint degrees awarded: M.A. Economics; M.A. History; M.A.
Philosophy; M.A. Politics; M.A. Psychology; M.A. Sociology; M.B.A.;
M.F.A.; M.I.A.; M.P.A.; M.P.H.; M.S. Journalism; M.U.P.; M.S.W.;
PH.D. Anthropology; PH.D. History; PH.D. Philosophy; PH.D. Politics;
PH.D. Sociology; PH.D. Economics; M.P.H.I.L.; PH.D. Engineering;
PH.D. Religion; M.A. Anthropology
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Address: 435 West 116th Street, New York City, NY 10027
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./LL.M. International Legal Studies;
JD/Master en Droit French Law Degree; JD/M. Global Business Law ;
J.D./M.LL.P. German Law Degree; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.A.;
J.D./I.L.A. (Intn'l Legal Affairs); J.D./Ph.D.
Student activities: Students participate in many different
activities, journals, and student organizations in the law school.
The large research university of which we are a part offers an even
more extensive range of possibilities both formal and informal.
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at Cornell and in Ithaca.
Address: Myron Taylor Hall, 524 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./M.A.
Student activities: Fordham Law Review. Journals: Urban Law,
International Law, Intelligent Property, Media and Entertainment
Law, Environmental Law, Corp. & Financial Law. Moot Court, Moore
Trial Advocacy Program and ADR Society field award winning teams.
Organizations: Student Bar Assn., Stein Scholars Public Interest
Program; Public Interest Resource Center (19 student service
groups), 50+ other student orgs.
Address: 140 West 62nd Street, New York City, NY 10023
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.
Student activities: Reviews: Hofstra Law; Family Court; Labor and
Emp. Law; Intl Bus. and Law. Moot Court; Amnesty Intl; APALSA; BLSA;
CLSA; Democratic Law Students; Environmental Law; Federalist
Society; Hofstra Law Women; Intl Law; JLSA; LALSA; MLSA; Phi Alpha
Delta; Public Justice Foundation; Real Estate; SALSA; SBA; Sports
and Ent; Tax Law; Trial Competitions; Unemployment Action Center.
Address: 121 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.
Student activities: NYLS Moot Court Association; Robert F. Wagner
National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition; NYLS Law Review;
Asian American Law Students, Black Law Students, Civil Liberties
Union, Media Law & Policy, Student Bar Association, and more.
Address: 185 West Broadway, New York City, NY 10013
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.A.; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A. ; J.D./M.U.P.;
J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./Ph.D.; J.D./M.P.A. (Harvard); J.D./M.P.A.
(Princeton); J.D./LL.B. (Osgoode); J.D./M.P.P.
Student activities: Student-edited publications include the New
York University Law Review, Annual Survey of American Law,
Environmental Law Journal, Journal of International Law and
Politics, Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Journal of Law
and Liberty, Journal of Law and Business, Review of Law and Social
Change, and Tax Law Review. There are more than 55 student
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Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.E.M.
(Environmental Management); J.D./M.S.; J.D./M.A.
Student activities: Pace Law School publishes a Law Review, an
Environmental Law Review, an International Law Review and, with N.Y.
Judicial Institute and Office of Court Innovation, the Journal of
Court Innovation. Students compete in interscholastic moot court
competitions, host the largest environmental moot court competition
in the country and participate in more than 26 student
Address: 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./ M.A.; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./LL.M.
Student activities: Student publications include the St. John's
Law Review; the Journal of Catholic Legal Studies; the St. John's
Journal of Legal Commentary; the American Bankruptcy Institute Law
Review; the New York International Law Review; and the New York
Litigator. Co-curricular activities include the Moot Court Honor
Society; the Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute; and the
Dispute Resolution Society.
Address: 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.A. Economics; J.D./M.A.
International Relations; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.S. Information
Management; J.D./M.A. TV, Radio and Film; J.D./M.A. History;
J.D./M.A. Political Science; J.D/M.A. Journalism; J.D./M.S. Cultural
Foundations of Edu.; J.D./M.S. Bioengineering; J.D./M.S. Media
Management; J.D./M.S. Electrical Engineering; J.D./M.A. Advertising;
J.D./M.S. Computer Science; J.D./M.S. Education, Disability Studies;
Student activities: The Office of Student Life is staffed with an
assistant dean and 3 professional counselors who provide support,
advising, leadership training, professional and diversity
programming, wellness activities, and pro bono and community service
activities. For a listing of student publications and organizations
Address: Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY 13244
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.B.A. (C.W. Post); J.D./M.S.W.;
Student activities: Students play an active role in governing the
entire institution through the Student Bar Association and service
on faculty committees. The Law Center has two honor societies: the
Touro Law Review and the Moot Court Board. There are also 35
professional and social student organizations.
Address: 225 Eastview Dr, Central Islip, NY 11722
Joint degrees awarded: N/A
Student activities: Many scholarly journals (Buffalo Law Review,
ABA Affordable Housing Journal, Environmental Law Journal, Women's
Law Journal, etc.); moot court and mock trial teams win honors
throughout the U.S.; over 35 student groups (such as Buffalo Public
Interest Law Program, Entertainment and Sports Law Society,
Environmental Law Society, and Parent Law Student Association); 1L
Address: John Lord O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.S.W.
Student activities: More than half of Cardozo's second and
third-year students participate on one of six student journals,
which organize some of the law school's most significant and
exciting symposia, or on Moot Court. There are more than 45 student
groups that represent the ethnic, cultural, and political diversity
of the Cardozo student body. Please see: http://www.cardozo.yu.edu
Address: 55 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10003
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15 law programs in
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New York Overview
New York, a state of the northeastern
United States with border with Canada in the west; 141,000
km2, 19.5 million residents (2011), of which 16%
are black. Capital: Albany. Joined the Constitution in 1788
as the 11th State. Nickname: The Empire State.
New York has in the 1900s. has been the second largest immigrant
state in the United States, surpassed only by California. Unlike
California and Texas, which both have a larger population, growth
has stagnated from approx. 1970, when the emigration of especially
many whites to Florida and other southern states has more than
offset a new, large immigration wave from Asia, the Caribbean and
Eastern Europe. The city of New York City (NYC) is 8.1 million
including the dominant center. The rest of the inhabitants live
especially in the cities along the transport corridor that follows
the Hudson and Mohawk rivers valley lowers from NYC in the SE via
Albany in the north to Rochester and Buffalo in the Great Lakes in
West. The line is very busy, especially of cars, but also on trains
and ships, and 4/5 of the population in NY
With a GDP of over 500 billion. New York's economy is so large
that in the United States it is surpassed only by California and in
the rest of the world by only a few countries. All economic sectors
are represented, but banking and insurance, as well as industry,
transport, trade, tourism and service, are highly ranked. The same
applies to the research and education sector, which includes a large
number of private universities and colleges, in addition to SUNY
(State University of New York) with departments in most major
Like the economy in general, the industry is broadly
composed. Since the Second World War, the heavy industry (iron and
steel industry, etc.) has declined, while various high-tech
industries have seen significant growth since the 1980s due to,
among other things, the heavy industry. federal and foreign
investment (Japan, Germany, Canada). The largest industries include
the graphic, electronics and computer and aerospace industries; In
addition, there is a large production of industrial machinery,
clothing, leisure equipment, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. In NYC's
northern suburbs, the headquarters of IBM, Texaco and PepsiCo, while
one of the largest non-metropolitan groups is Eastman
Kodak in Rochester.
54% of the area is covered by forests, but the timber industry is
of little importance. The woodlands, which are mainly found in
the Adirondack Mountains in the north and the south of the lying
Catskill Mountains (west of the Hudson River), in turn are popular
excursion sites. Near the highest point, Mt. Marcy (1629 m),
lies Lake Placid, which in 1932 and 1980 hosted the Winter
Olympics. Agriculture occupies almost 30% of the area and is
dominated by dairy farming as well as fruit growing and
horticulture. Add to this a growing wine production in eastern Long
Island and in the scenic Finger Lakes region of the western
highlands (part of the Appalachians). The climate is rainy and
continental with great variations from north to south. Major tourist
destination outside NYC is Niagara Falls.
2% of US wine is produced in New York. Production takes place on
Long Island and on the mainland in, among other places. The Finger
Lakes region. The main grapes are chardonnay for the white
wines and cabernet sauvignon and merlot for the
reds. The wines are in demand in the city of New York, and prices
are quite high. The best wines are of good quality.
In 1609 Henry Hudson explored for the Dutch the river named after
him, and where they built the colonies of Fort Orange (Albany) and
Nieuw Amsterdam in 1624-26; the latter was conquered by the English
in 1664 and renamed New York. As part of the Anglo-French rivalry,
the English colonists entered into an alliance with the Iroquois
League against France in 1692. But also in relation to the
motherland, conflicts arose as from the beginning of the 1700s. was
increasing aversion in America to the English tax print, and in the
1760s New York became the leader in this protest. In 1776, the
provincial congress declared New York independent, and although the
city of New York during the American Revolution occupied by the
British, the state was one of the strongest bastions of the
rebels. In 1797 the capital was moved from New York to Albany, and
with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 and the expansion of the
railways in the 1840s, the development in the less accessible
northern and western parts of the state was furthered.