Sarah
Dowd ’15

“My 1L year was a transformative experience. I fell completely in love with procedure and the rules of the game in litigation…”

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Sarah
Dowd ’15

“My 1L year was a transformative experience. I fell completely in love with procedure and the rules of the game in litigation…”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

BA, University of Wisconsin

 

Academic Interest
Civil Procedure

Beyond the Books

NYU Moot Court Board

Summer Work

Judicial Intern for Justice Patrick N. Crooks, Wisconsin Supreme Court

Miller & Chevalier, DC

Career Goal

Miller & Chevalier, DC

1L Highlight: Inspiring Faculty

“Professor Helen Hershkoff is definitely my favorite professor. I had her for Procedure. She was tough and that exam was hard, but she was able to bring procedure to life in so many ways. She was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I worked as her teaching assistant as a 2L, too.”

The NYU Advantage: Unique Core Courses

“Legislation and the Regulatory State was a stand-out first-year class for me. I enjoyed learning about the interplay between the different branches of government to establish and enforce a regulatory scheme.”

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2L Highlight: Favorite Course

“Complex Litigation with Professors Arthur Miller and Samuel Issacharoff has been my top course so far. We looked at exactly what goes into due process and procedure at the abstracted level of having thousands of plaintiffs, or millions of plaintiffs, and how you still are able to achieve due process when you have so many different pieces working against each other.”

Judicial Internships

“I did two judicial internships. First, I interned at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which was appellate-level work, and that made me want to do a second internship at the Southern District of New York to get a better grasp of exactly what happens at the trial level. It was interesting to see the balance of what happens on either side.”

NYU Law in two words

“Tough. Vibrant.”