I am a big fan of the Legislation and the
Regulatory State class as a 1L. I think it’s one of the most important classes that you can take at NYU, and I don’t just say that as a government nerd. I did not actually know that much about how
the US government is structured, and all the different ways that agencies have to interact with the public and with the judiciary before I took the class. It was a huge help to understand why I was doing
the things I did when I worked in the federal government, and it was really useful, I think,
to understanding how to apply laws and how to think about laws as a lawyer, whether you’re
in the private sector or in the public sector. You get this really specific and thoughtful
picture of what it means to have a government of laws out of that class, and I don’t really
think any other class is really giving you that big picture sense in the same way.