‘‘We’re thrilled to have so many CUNY Law graduates at Mobilization for Justice both as staff attorneys and supervisors. They have a passion and commitment to social justice, and are well prepared for the rigors of legal practice. –  Jeanette Zelhof Executive Director, Mobilization for Justice *Part-time evening students participate in their third or fourth years. ‘‘ #1 IN NEW YORK FOR CLINICAL PROGRAMS At CUNY Law, students don’t wonder why they need to do a third year of school. At CUNY Law, the third-year capstone clinical program is the experience they’ve been waiting for.* As one of the few law schools in the country that requires all students to engage in an intense clinical practice before graduation, we offer a sequenced curricular path. It consists of three lawyering seminars and culminates in a clinical experience. In your first year, you analyze legal problems, and begin to develop the professionalskillsofaneffective public interest lawyer. In your second year, your lawyering seminar will focus on a public interest area of your choice. In your third year, you expand your experiences with an intensive, closely supervised field placement program or a live-client clinic housed within the law school. Our clinical programs confront and challenge the urgent legal and political issues of our times. At CUNY Law, you will represent real clients with real legal problems, and advocate for those who would otherwise be denied access to justice. We train attorneys to directly represent individuals, whilealsoexaminingandchallenging broader systemic inequities. As a CUNY Law graduate, you will be fully prepared to practice law in the service of human needs. Rated #1 in New York and #3 in the United States, our clinical programs provide comprehensive experiences: > Community & Economic Development > Criminal Defense > Economic Justice Project > Elder Law > Equality & Justice > Family Law > Health Law > Human Rights & Gender Justice > Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights > Mediation Our clinical faculty and fellows have an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge and experience. THE THIRD-YEAR DIFFERENCE 19 18