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Professor Rebecca Roiphe has won the Sanford
D. Levy Award for her expertise in legal ethics.

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January 21, 2020  Public Books
Doni Gewirtzman authored “Let Us Now Praise Corporate Persons.” <more>

January 16, 2020 • CBS News
Rebecca Roiphe was featured in “Next Steps in Impeachment Process.” <more>

January 15, 2020 • Newsday
Adele Bernhard and the Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic were featured in “Law clinic to help Suffolk investigate possible wrongful convictions.” <more>

January 28, 2020
Symposium: ADR and Diversity <more>

February 14, 2020
166th CityLaw Breakfast with Janet Sabel, Attorney-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of The Legal Aid Society <more>

February 20, 2020
Master Class: Fashion Brand Licensing with Ricardo Yoselevitz of IMG Worldwide <more>

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Professor Stephen J. Ellmann's Biography of Judge Arthur Chaskalson

Professor Stephen J. Ellmann’s Biography of Judge Arthur Chaskalson Published

Shortly before his death in March 2019, Professor Stephen J. Ellmann finished his masterwork: a biography of the late Judge Arthur Chaskalson, the first President of South Africa’s Constitutional Court and Professor Ellmann’s longtime friend.
Professor Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Constitutional Law Expert Edward Purcell Pens Trio of Op-Eds in The Hill

Professor Edward A. Purcell Jr. is the Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor at NYLS and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the history of the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal judicial system. Purcell published a trio of op-eds in The Hill related to the ongoing impeachment proceedings and presidential executive power.
NYLS’s Moot Court Association

Moot Court Association Celebrates Fall Competition Successes

Through NYLS’s Moot Court Association (MCA), students sharpen their appellate oral advocacy and brief-writing skills while representing the School in competitions across the country. This fall, NYLS was a quarterfinalist in two major moot court competitions, with support through a new MCA Senior Fellow Program.
Celebrating the appointment of Lenni B. Benson as the Distinguished Chair of Immigration and Human Rights Law

Professor Lenni B. Benson Appointed Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law

New York, NY (November 8, 2019) – Lenni B. Benson has been appointed the Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law at New York Law School (NYLS), Dean Anthony W. Crowell announced today. Professor Benson is an internationally recognized advocate who has taught at NYLS for 25 years and established NYLS’s Immigration Law and Litigation Clinic.
Announcing the New York Census and Redistricting Institute

New York Law School Launches New York Census and Redistricting Institute Ahead of Critical 2020 Census and State and City Redistricting

New York, NY (November 7, 2019) – New York Law School (NYLS) today announced the launch of its New York Census and Redistricting Institute. The Institute will engage and educate public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and the public about law and policy relating to the national census in 2020 and subsequent city and state redistricting. It is the first institute of its kind for a New York City academic institution and will provide unique and timely research opportunities for NYLS students.

NYLS and Suffolk County D.A.’s Office Awarded $275K Grant to Investigate Wrongful Conviction Claims

(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and New York Law School (NYLS) today announced that the District Attorney’s Office’s Conviction Integrity Bureau has been awarded more than $849,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to aid in the investigation of wrongful conviction claims, including a $275,000 partnership grant awarded to the District Attorney’s Office and NYLS.
Interfaith Center of New York & New York Law School

NYLS and the Interfaith Center of New York Announce New Partnership and 2019–20 Training Programs

NYLS and ICNY Are Collaborating on Religious Diversity Education Programs That Will Benefit Students, Practicing Lawyers, and the City’s Diverse Religious Communities New York, NY (October 17, 2019) – New York Law School (NYLS) and the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) today announced…
Professor Lisa Grumet

Professor Lisa Grumet’s Research on State Attorneys General and “Hidden Nondefense” Featured in New York Law Journal

A new piece of commentary by the Public Rights Project spotlights Professor Lisa Grumet’s research on state attorneys general and a practice she calls “hidden nondefense.”