Your Finger on the Pulse
Our central location, close to government offices such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New York City Housing Authority, the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and the New York City Law Department, as well as private law firms, real estate offices, and construction companies, provides an extraordinary learning laboratory.
Easy access to a host of guest speakers on almost every area of real estate law sustains a roster of engaging events, luncheons, and lectures where students can participate in a robust exchange of ideas on a wide range of topics. For example, a recent symposium that drew a notable list of panelists explored the government’s changed role in housing and economic development in response to our new political and financial environment.
Our student organizations offer an exciting community of like-minded peers and they host many academic programs and social events where you can interact with professionals in New York’s real estate law profession. The Brooklyn Real Estate Society organizes at least one event per semester, often attended by key members of the city’s major real estate practices, to address current issues such as the latest changes to rent control and rent stabilization. The Environmental Law Society and the Real Estate Society also plan regular events, some recent events included a Critical Mass bike ride, Lunch with Environmental Prosecutors, and a conference on climate change.