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

Launch of Our
Census Institute

NYLS is partnering with national census expert
Jeffrey M. Wice on a dynamic new institute.


preLaw magazine has named NYLS a top school for business law, criminal law, and tax law.

If you are a reporter on deadline, please contact Liz Thomas at elizabeth.thomas@nyls.edu.

In the Media

November 17, 2019 • News24
Professor Penelope Andrews authored "Opinion: Zuma, Trump and the destructive trend breeding cynicism about democracy." <more>

November 14, 2019 • The Hill
Professor David Schoenbrod authored "Make democracy real again." <more> 

November 13, 2019 • CBS News
Professor Rebecca Roiphe was featured in “Public Impeachment Inquiry Hearing Concludes.” <more>

November 11, 2019 • Law & Crime Network
Professor Kirk Burkhalter ’04 was featured in “Law Professor Says He Thinks Kellen Winslow Is Looking at the Higher End of the Charges.” <more>

November 7, 2019 • POLITICO
NYLS was featured in “New York Law School seeks to boost Census participation.” <more>

October 25, 2019  C-SPAN
NYLS, Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell, and Trustee Emeritus James Zirin were featured in “Plaintiff in Chief.”<more>


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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.”