City Bar Summer Series

This annual series features three areas where lawyers and law students can learn about critical practice areas in 2023. We plan to hold these programs in person and webcast the panel presentations. Each program will consist of a one-hour panel presentation followed by small group discussions led by our panel members and other attorneys, giving you the unique opportunity to ask questions and gain significant insight into these exciting practice areas. 

This series is free to students and alumni of the sponsoring law schools, $15 for members, and $30 for non-members. Click here to view the 2023 brochure.


Careers in Real Estate Law

June 27, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New York is the real estate capital of the world. The real estate industry has countless roles for emerging lawyers. The industry is fast-paced and ever-changing. And in recent years, the pandemic has created new challenges for real estate practitioners. A panel of real estate attorneys will discuss their practices from different perspectives— commercial, residential, litigation, and transactional. 


Careers in Cybersecurity

August 8, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cybersecurity and data privacy concerns continue to escalate, making this a hot legal market to enter. International, federal, state, and local laws and regulations in cybersecurity and data privacy are rapidly evolving in response to emerging issues that seem to change almost daily. In response, organizations are working hard to comply and protect the information they hold, paving the way for law firm, in-house, and public sector opportunities for new lawyers, or lawyers in transition. Panelists will discuss how they got started in these areas and what they recommend for breaking into this growing and exciting area of the law. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Albany Law

Brooklyn Law School
Columbia Law
Drexel Law
Duke Law School

New York Law School
Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Quinnipiac Law
Seton Hall
St Johns Law School

To become a sponsoring law school, please contact Melissa De Angelis at


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Careers in Health Law

June 6, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Health care law is a constantly evolving field that remains at the forefront of the legal profession in a variety of ways. Attorneys who specialize in this area work in a vast diversity of roles, which touch upon many different industries and span across the litigation, regulatory and transactional spectrum. The program includes panelists with exceptionally diverse backgrounds who will provide an overview of the field and discuss the emerging trends in health care law. Panelists will offer descriptions of their personal career path in health care as well as specific suggestions of practical steps that law students and lawyers can take to break into the field and make themselves more marketable to potential employers.