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Check out the latest digital issue of our School’s magazine highlighting accomplishments from Fall 2023. In this digital issue, you'll get a closer look at art and art law in the NYLS community, spotlights of accomplished alumni and faculty, and more.

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Professor Penelope Andrews (right) speaking at the International Peace Institute Panel

Professor Penelope Andrews Participates in International Peace Institute Panel

For International Women’s Day on March 8, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Penelope Andrews, Director of the NYLS Racial Justice Project, joined a significant panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute (IPI) in collaboration with the Malala Fund and the Atlantic Council.
Hon. Anthony Cannataro ’96, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law

NYLS Appoints Hon. Anthony Cannataro ’96, NYS Court of Appeals Associate Judge and former Acting Chief Judge, as Distinguished Adjunct Professor

The Hon. Anthony Cannataro ’96, currently an Associate Judge on the New York State Court of Appeals and former Acting Chief Judge, has been appointed a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at New York Law School.
Stephen Louis, Distinguished Fellow and Counsel, Center for New York City Law

New York Law School Appoints Stephen Louis as Distinguished Fellow and Counsel to the Center for New York City Law

Stephen Louis will provide leadership and spearhead new projects and programs that position New York Law School as the go-to destination for law students aspiring to public service careers.
Ben Max, Executive Editor and Program Director, Center for New York City Law

New York Law School Appoints Ben Max as Executive Editor and Program Director for the Center for New York City Law

Ben Max is a veteran journalist covering policy and lawmaking in New York. In this new role, he will build upon the Center for New York City Law’s extraordinary legacy as a premier civic hub.
Henry Smith, October 2 is Wrongful Conviction Day

Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic Honors International Wrongful Conviction Day

The Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic (PCIC) at New York Law School’s Plumeri Center is a proud member of the Innocence Network—and alongside our fellow members, we will honor the 10th Annual International Wrongful Conviction Day on October 2.
New York Law School Criminal Defense Clinic students

Criminal Defense Clinic Hosts German Students for Exploration of the American Criminal Legal System

In April, 11 law students from the Free University of Berlin in Germany visited New York Law School to learn about the American criminal legal system and the work that NYLS’s Criminal Defense Clinic does to advocate for indigent New Yorkers who are accused of misdemeanor crimes. 
Rostin Behnam and Ronald Filler

Filler Institute Probes Recent Bank Troubles and the Future of Derivatives Regulation

The Ronald H. Filler Institute for Financial Services Law held a special program on financial services law in conjunction with Women in Derivatives (WIND), a nonprofit organization that aims to attract, retain, educate, and develop female leaders in the financial industry.
New York City subway

Clinic News: Access-A-Ride Users Sue MTA Over Systemic Discriminatory Practices in Transit System

A group of Access-A-Ride participants, on behalf of the more than 170,000 people registered for the service within the five boroughs of New York City, today filed suit against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for discrimination over practices that do not provide them with equitable access to transit.
Honorable Carolyn Walker-Diallo '03

Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo ’03 Appointed Senior Fellow; Will Teach “Behind the Bench” Workshop Series

We are pleased to announce that Justice Carolyn Walker-Diallo ’03 has been appointed a Senior Fellow in New York Law School’s Law and Leadership Institute. She will teach a new and unique workshop series titled “Behind the Bench” to New York Law School students this summer.
Two african children washing hands in water

The Patent Law Clinic at NYLS Helps a Nonprofit’s Efforts to Change Lives in Central Africa

The Patent Law Clinic (PLC) at New York Law School recently assisted one of their nonprofit organization clients to obtain a U.S. patent for their critical product—one that will change lives in Central Africa.
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Digital Commons at New York Law School Reaches One Million Downloads

Scholarship from New York Law School’s esteemed faculty, collections of the School’s many publications, archival documents from the School’s history, and so much more have made their way around the globe as NYLS’s Digital Commons reached a new milestone: one million global downloads.
Arthur Abbey and Diane Abbey

New York Law School Receives $10 Million Gift From Arthur (’59) and Diane Abbey

New York Law School announced today it is receiving a historic $10 million gift from Arthur and Diane Abbey, totaling $17 million from them in charitable giving to the Law School over 60 years. As lifelong champions of the Law Achool, NYLS’s main academic building will be named “Abbey Hall.”
NYLS at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

Leadership and Impact: NYLS at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) held its Annual Meeting in San Diego, California from January 3–7, 2023. The Meeting’s theme centered around, “How Law Schools Can Make a Difference,” and New York Law School was very well represented. 
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Congress Approves $560 Million for Civil Legal Assistance at Law Deans’ Urging

In May of 2022, 99 law school deans signed a letter to the United States Congress imploring legislators to provide increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to address what they called “the ever-growing justice gap in America.”
Top Row: Ross Lazicky, Steven Smith, Megan Galloway-Cole, Bryn Ritchie; Middle row: Jeffrey Noll, Sabrina Smith, Adam Tynan; Bottom row: April Pacis, Jonathan Lerch, Julia Porzio

11 NYLS Alumni Join the New York City Law Department

New York Law School (NYLS) is “New York’s law school,” and in that spirt, we continue our proud tradition of public service and civic leadership. To that end, we are thrilled that 11 members of the NYLS Class of 2022 joined the New York City Law Department as Assistant Corporation Counsels.