A CUNY Law degree adds value in a variety of contexts so vast we haven’t yet begun to imagine all the possibilities.


Some graduates choose to leverage their legal skills and experience to supplement other professional skills, and this happens either right out of law school or after a few years of practice. In these positions, the graduates aren’t in the traditional legal roles of representing a client or advocating in court.

Instead, they may be using their background in the law in their professional roles. Some graduates have been heads of public interest law centers at other law schools, professors in law school or universities, Deans and professionals in law student or academic services, career coaches, pro bono coordinators, professionals in e-discovery, and members and staff of federal, state, and local legislative bodies.

Cristian Farias '14 presents to an audience while a Senior Fellow at the Institute to End Mass Incarceration at Harvard Law School

“Writing about the law, justice, and their failures can be tough sometimes — but not nearly as tough as the impact those things can have on real people. My aim, as a legal journalist, is to never forget that humans bear the brunt of the subjects I cover.”

-Cristian Farias ’14, Journalist and Writer-in-Residence at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund