Caleb
Fountain ’15

“The criminal justice faculty here are not just fantastic lawyers and scholars, but they’re fantastic instructors as well…”

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Caleb
Fountain ’15

“The criminal justice faculty here are not just fantastic lawyers and scholars, but they’re fantastic instructors as well…”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

BA, Sarah Lawrence College

 

Academic Interest

Criminal Law

Beyond the Books

NYU Annual Survey of American Law

Unemployment Action Center

Summer Work

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia*

Federal Defenders of New York*

*Supported by PILC Summer Funding Program

After NYU Law

Clerk for Judge Ronald L. Gilman, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016-2017)

Clerk for Judge Janet Hall ’73, US District Court for the District of Connecticut (2015-2016)

The NYU Advantage: Lawyering

Thanks to the Lawyering sequence, “you walk out of your first semester with a legal writing sample that you can send to prospective 1L summer employers. That in itself is a huge deal.”

1L Highlight: Criminal Law

"I took Criminal Law with Professor Erin Murphy and I asked if I could keep working with her. She's an associate reporter for the American Law Institute and I assisted her with research related to revisions of the Model Penal Code sections on sexual assault.”
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2L Highlight: The Clinic Experience

In the Community Reentry and Reintegration Clinic, Professor Tony Thompson's teaching “pushed me and my client to another level.”

Faculty Mentor

“I took Criminal Litigation, which covers everything from meeting your client to your closing argument at trial, with Professor Randy Hertz. I also completed directed research under his instruction and worked as his research assistant. His guidance is invaluable.”
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The Washington Square Way

“Once I’m out and practicing, I really can’t overstate the importance NYU Law’s education will be to my work as an attorney.”