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Driving While Black and Latinx: Stops, Fines, Fees, and Unjust Debts

New Report Finds New York Has Severe Racial Disparities in Traffic Enforcement and Driver’s License Suspensions

A new report released today by the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School (NYLS) found that New Yorkers of color are disproportionately stopped, ticketed, arrested, charged, and convicted for traffic violations and driving on a suspended license.
PV Anantharam joins NYLS as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

PV Anantharam Joins New York Law School as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Plachikkat V. (PV) Anantharam has been appointed Senior Vice President and CFO of New York Law School (NYLS). In the role, Anantharam will oversee NYLS’s budget, finance, business operations, and human resources functions. He joined the School on February 3, 2020.
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.”