About UCI Law in NYC

UCI Law offers exciting and diverse academic and professional opportunities throughout the United States—including New York City.  Launched in 2020, UCI Law in NYC is an innovative program that supports students who are interested in exploring career paths in New York, offers an annual series of summer events for students who are in New York City and brings together UCI Law alumni practicing in the New York metropolitan region.  
Read the press release announcing the program >

Summer Program

Each summer, UCI Law students who plan to be in New York have the opportunity to participate in a ten-week series of educational and social events.

Under the guidance of a full-time member of the UCI Law faculty, students are invited to gather for roundtable discussions with leading figures from the New York legal community, including judges, partners in major law firms, lawyers working at investment funds and financial institutions, lawyers working at legal aid organizations, prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, human rights advocates and United Nations officials. 

Every other week during the program, students are invited to participate in law-themed activities throughout the city, such as visits to the New York Stock Exchange, the Tenement Museum, the High Line public space project, the New York-Historical Society, and a theater outing featuring law-related issues. 

UCI Law alumni are encouraged to participate in the program as a way to mentor current students and to meet one another.

For a description of events, see UCI Law in NYC Summer Program »

Career Opportunities

As part of the UCI Law in NYC program, the Career Development Office and the UCI Law Externship Program help students learn about professional opportunities in New York, including summer positions following 2L year and externships that take place during the academic year and summer.

To learn more, see Career Opportunities and Externships in New York »

Alumni in NYC

Throughout the year, UCI Law alumni in the New York metropolitan region have several opportunities to meet one another at social events and to participate in programs featuring UCI Law faculty.

See a description of recent programs and events »

Summer 2022 Events

Virtual UCI Law Alumni and Student NYC Kick-off Meeting

  • Thursday, April 8, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Roundtable with Boris Bershteyn, Skadden, Partner (Complex Litigation and Trials) (Zoom)

Virtual Roundtable with Shaun Mathew, Kirkland & Ellis, Partner (Shareholder Activism & Hostile Takeover Defense) (Zoom)

Breakfast in Central Park and New York Historical Society (Title IX Exhibition)

Walking Tour of The High Line

Virtual Roundtable with Rose Ohanesian, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Partner (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits) (Zoom)

Virtual Roundtable with Elizabeth McCullough-Sanden, UCI Law ‘15, Legal Aid Society, Staff Attorney (Juvenile Rights Practice) (Zoom)

Museum of the City of New York