You will not learn by memorizing a textbook. At CUNY Law, deep experiential knowledge will be earned through a deliberate classroom strategy integrating legal doctrine with lawyering skills. You will be the lawyer, client, and judge within small classes, where you have room to develop your skills and confidence in an intensely supportive group of peers and mentors. We teach traditional substantive law courses in ways that ask students to think critically about legal constructs, rule application and procedures, and to synthesize that knowledge holistically. Students learn how the law privileges or disadvantages different groups and how the law might be changed to meet different goals. In astudybytheCarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching, CUNY Law was repeatedly praised for being one of the few law schools in the country to prepare students for practice through its “integrative approach” combining theory, skills, and ethics. Our overall curriculum and academicsupportprogramsaddress individual learning styles and accommodate students’ different learning trajectories. We work with students from day one to explore their interests and choose the electives that will help them determine their path. RECONSTRUCTING CURRICULUM 17 16