Danielle
Arbogast ’15

“I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a public defender. At NYU, I’ve tailored my curriculum to be very focused on criminal law...”

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Danielle
Arbogast ’15

“I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a public defender. At NYU, I’ve tailored my curriculum to be very focused on criminal law...”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

BA, University of Pittsburgh

 

Academic Interest

Criminal Law

AnBryce Scholar

Beyond the Books

NYU Review of Law and Social Change

Unemployment Action Center

NYU Mediation Organization

NYU Christian Legal Fellowship

Summer Work

Public Defender’s Office, Alexandria, VA*

Knoxville Public Defenders Community Law Office, Knoxville, TN*

*Supported by PILC Summer Funding Program

After NYU Law

Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice

1L Highlight: A Course Specially Designed for NYU Law

“Legislation and the Regulatory State ended up being one of the most useful classes I took during my first year. I used the concepts I learned in two appeals during my summer internships in public defender’s offices.”

Finding a Community

The AnBryce program has been “the defining element of my law school education. It’s so much more than just a scholarship.”

2L Highlight: Hands-On Experience

“My favorite class has been the Criminal and Community Defense Clinic. It really builds skills that are going to be useful after graduation. Kim Taylor-Thompson teaches it, and she’s fantastic.”

The NYU Advantage: Leadership Training

“In the EQ program, led by Vice Dean Jeannie Forrest, we learned techniques to improve our emotional intelligence. It’s been valuable for fieldwork, where there are very emotionally charged environments. Being able to help your clients navigate the legal aspects of their situation and deal with the fears and emotions that come along with their legal problems has been very beneficial.”