this makes me feel better from the ASW:
Dear Admitted Student,
Congratulations on your admission to New York University School of Law! As President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the student government here at NYU Law, I would like to use this opportunity to introduce you to the myriad opportunities available to NYU Law School students, and personally invite you to join our community.
In the coming weeks and months, you will have many choices to make regarding your law school experience. You will be comparing schools that offer stimulating classes, talented faculty members, and wonderful facilities. NYU certainly has all of those things, but what sets us apart? I would say that the unparalleled level of collaboration and community involvement at NYU distinguishes us from our peer schools in a vital and important way. Law school can be an overwhelming place, and ensuring that students have a support system on which to rely has become one of our community’s top priorities.
The student body at NYU is comprised of talented, motivated, and enthusiastic people constantly striving to make our community as vibrant and active as possible. We have over sixty student groups, which focus on everything from human rights issues to “adventuring.” Students are also involved in many of the policy decisions the Law School makes, whether they serve on Student-Faculty Committees or work directly with administrative officials to represent the student viewpoint on issues as varied as course registration and public interest fellowships.
Essentially, NYU Law recognizes that you are coming to law school not just to become a lawyer, but also to develop a wide range of professional, practical, and personal skills. Whether you are interested in pursuing a joint degree, specializing in tax, obtaining clinical fieldwork experience, or just relaxing and playing flag football by the East River, NYU has the opportunity for you to do so. We further encourage students to get to know each other by hosting weekly social events, which provide students with the opportunity to network and just get to know each other in an informal setting.
Through my work with the SBA, I have seen firsthand how passionate and devoted my fellow students are. I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit the Law School during one of the Admitted Students Days (or at any time that is convenient for you) to get a feel for the community yourself. We would love to have you learn more about the spirit of our student body, student life, our faculty, the curriculum and anything else that will help you in making your decision. Please feel free to contact me and the SBA by email (email@example.com
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Congratulations, once again, and we hope you’ll join us here at NYU.
Student Bar Association President