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NYLS is proud to be recognized for its public service, family law, and human rights law programs in preLaw magazine’s back-to-school issue.
Earlier this summer, New York Law School Assistant Professor of Law Amy Wallace and Suzanna Neal ’24 traveled to Uzbekistan for the first-ever Uzbekistan Street Law Academy.
“We want our incoming students to come away from the NYLS Orientation feeling supported, comfortable, and confident for the start of their legal education,” Assistant Dean of Students Shani Darby says.
Professor Wilson answers the NYLS 10—10 questions about her work, her interests, her worries, and the things she looks forward to.
From major deals to late night flights after class, these are the alumni, faculty, and current students who are making major moves in the sports world
New York Law School faculty are dedicated educators and renowned experts in their respective fields. Read more about a selection of our full-time faculty’s scholarship and professional achievements from Academic Year 2022–23.
Campus was abuzz this spring with remarkable opportunities to engage with experts across industries, for legal scholars and practitioners to come together and advance scholarship in their fields, and for law students to put to practice their leadership and legal skills.
In this installment, we caught up with Nicole M. Mozee ’16, who is about to embark on a new career as a full-time faculty member at the newly opened Wilmington University School of Law.
This spring, New York Law School students took part in the school’s week-long Mini-M.B.A. program, the flagship initiative of NYLS’s James Tricarico Jr. Institute for the Business of Law and In-House Counsel.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court departed from decades of case law that enabled colleges and universities to explicitly use race conscious admissions to help redress centuries of America’s history of racial discrimination and inequality.
June is Pride Month, in which we celebrate our nation’s extraordinary LGBTQ+ community. It has been held every year since the Stonewall Riots took place 54 years ago.
Congratulations to Wendy Zeng ’25 and Esfandiar Zoujaji ’25 on their selection as recipients of the 2023 New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship.
On June 19, our nation celebrates Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
New York Law School is honored to be acknowledged in preLaw magazine’s spring 2023 issue. The magazine recognized NYLS for our practical training, environmental law, intellectual property, and alternative dispute resolution programming.
The New York Law School community is thrilled to see E. Drew Britcher ’84 named one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Consumer Plaintiff Lawyers in America.
Our New York Law School (NYLS) students have a broad array of dreams and passions—both on campus and out in the wider world. We sat down with three of our students, nominated by their peers, in the graduation edition of Humans of NYLS.
“It’s a beautiful day to graduate law school,” Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell said, to the cheers of graduates, loved ones, and the NYLS community.
Dean Heidi K. Brown will focus on helping students meet the new writing demands that the NextGen Bar Exam will place on graduates, as well as the modern writing demands placed on new lawyers by the profession.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Lynn Boepple Su as our inaugural Dean for Advocacy and Co-Curricular Programs. Dean Su will oversee, coordinate, and continue to build our highly successful Advocacy Program.
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.
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.
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.
The Moot Court Association’s Alexandra Adams ’23 and Max Skidelsky ’23 share their recent achievements at the National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion.
Asylum Clinic student Rich McKeon ’24 is busy representing a client who faces untenable circumstances in his home country.
In the April edition of Humans of NYLS, meet four of our dynamic students, nominated by their peers, and learn about their diverse array of interests and passions—both inside and outside of the classroom.
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.
New York Law School is delighted to be honored in preLaw magazine’s winter 2023 issue. preLaw assigned NYLS top grades for our public policy, trial advocacy, real estate law, government law, and technology law programs.
The Honorable Kathy Hochul, 57th Governor of the State of New York, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree at New York Law School’s 131st Commencement Ceremony.
Women have played a profound role in shaping New York Law School for decades, including our deeply impactful faculty leaders, extremely influential alumnae who are at the top of their profession, and a student body compromised of 62 percent women.
New York Law School (NYLS) Dean Anthony W. Crowell today announced that Professor Molly Guptill Manning, has been appointed as Associate Professor of Law.
New York Law School is proud to congratulate alumna Heidi Goldsmith ’21 Evening on her feature in Weil Quarterly.
The Dispute Resolution Team’s Natalie Klein ’24 and Austin LaBorwit ’23 recount their accomplishments at the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris.
From intellectual property and public policy to managing financial crime risk and writing novels, learn more about the interests that shape four of our dynamic students, nominated by their peers, in the March edition of Humans of NYLS.
We got to know Jordan Eyal ’17, who has dedicated her life to service and community. Read on to learn about her biggest influences, her time at NYLS, and her work with an innovative new program addressing over-incarceration in New York City.
The Patent Law Clinic (PLC) at New York Law School recently assisted one of their non-profit organization clients to obtain a U.S. patent for their critical product—one that will change lives in Central Africa.
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.
In the February edition of Humans of NYLS, we sat down with four engaging law students, nominated by their peers, and got to know them as people—both inside and outside of the legal profession.
The Mendik Library librarians have created a selection of books and recent research that delve deeper into Black history and its impacts with regard to the judiciary, civil rights, policing, property ownership, and other areas of law and society.
We spoke to 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4L evening students to get their best advice for first-year students, and they offered words of encouragement from people who truly understand.
When it comes to advocacy, it’s a family business for Tanvir Ashraf. He’s fighting for members of the Taxi Workers Alliance—including his dad.
Today we recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Anti-Semitism has been a scourge for many centuries, and the Holocaust and World War II was a singularly devastating event that nearly destroyed the Jewish people, and the entire world.
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.”
As we prepare for the new semester, we honor the memory of our nation’s most iconic civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
New York Law School congratulates Board of Trustees member Ross F. Moskowitz ’84 as he receives the John E. Higgins, Esq., Diversity Trailblazer Award from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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.
We hear from two Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic students who worked on behalf of a client whose release they secured.
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.”
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.
“I had the opportunity to apply the rules of securities law to real cases in the Securities Arbitration Clinic.”
Take a look at some of NYLS’s top feature stories from around the law school community in 2022.
As finals come to an end, we write in response to requests from a number of you for recommendations of books to read over winter break.
In the December edition of Humans of NYLS, we sat down with four engaging law students, nominated by their peers, and got to know them as people and future legal professionals.
We sat down with New York Law School students in our Day Division and NYLS Pro Evening Division to find out what drew them to apply for law school.
New York Law School is proud to be recognized as a leader in business law, criminal law, tax law, and racial justice.
After a semester of classes with Street Law Clinic students, high school students from the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice came to NYLS to show off their skills in a moot court competition.
After a 20-year battle, NYLS’s client, Mr. H., was finally granted asylum in the United States. From Indonesia to New York City, read about Mr. H.’s winding journey through an impossible immigration system and the NYLS students and faculty who helped him start a new life.
We sat down with New York Law School students in our Day Division and NYLS Pro Evening Division to find out their favorite aspect of NYLS.
Thanksgiving is a quintessential American holiday—a time to join together, reflect, and express gratitude for all that we have, big and small.
Meet the law students featured in November’s edition of Humans of NYLS, and read about their career goals after law school.
We sat down with students from our Day Division and Evening Division to discuss how scholarships at NYLS have given them the opportunity to become the lawyer they dream of being.
Veterans Day is a time for the nation to come together and celebrate our veterans, and to honor their contributions and sacrifices.
New York Law School is proud to publish a special edition of the New York Law School Law Review, featuring groundbreaking scholarship by faculty who lead the School’s Race, Bias, and Advocacy course and racial justice programs.
Judge Judy Sheindlin ’65 has had a remarkable legal career and blazed a trail for women in law. In an interview with New York Law School, she reflected on the changes to the legal landscape since the beginning of her career as well as her legacy and her enduring impact on the future of women in law.
Meet an alumnus who’s working hard to support his beloved New York City community and making tremendous strides in bettering the lives of his fellow New Yorkers.
At this year’s Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) annual awards, Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo ’03 was named one of the recipients of the 2022 Lynn Terrelonge Bridge to Diversity Award.
NYLS leadership and student leaders condemn rising anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts of violence against Jewish people.
At New York Law School, we’re extremely proud of our hometown and our vibrant neighborhood. We rounded up our Student Ambassadors’ favorite places to grab a meal in between classes or study sessions.
In the latest Humans of NYLS series feature, get to know a few of the law students who are leading in student organizations across campus.
New York Law School (NYLS) has launched their new “NYLS in D.C. Honors Externship” program this semester. The externship provides NYLS students with in-person work placements, including at The Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, leading advocacy groups and technology firms, and law firms, among others.
Here are four things NYLS students can do to manage their mental health.
In preLaw magazine’s 2022 Back to School issue, New York Law School (NYLS) was recognized for its exceptional programs in several key areas.
Nominated by Mayor Adams and confirmed by the City Council, Dean Anthony Crowell will serve the remainder of a five-year term while continuing his work leading New York Law School.
An experienced immigration attorney, Desireé Hernández is being honored for her leadership and work on behalf of immigrants in New York.
Following graduation from New York Law School, several postgraduate fellows are continuing their work in areas of social justice using skills they honed over their time at the School.
Josephine Bahn ’16 will serve a one-year term as national Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Four NYLS law students discuss highlights from their summer internships and how their experiences helped them grow professionally.
Catch up on some of the spring programs, events, and achievements from 185 West Broadway.
New York Law School faculty are dedicated educators and renowned experts in their respective fields. Their scholarship and professional achievements advance the rule of law and legal educational excellence in New York and across the nation.
As newly-designated Acting Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Anthony Cannataro ’96 will lead the State’s Judiciary.
In preparation for a bright new school year, New York Law School welcomed its newest 1L students to a two-week orientation.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor Michael Pastor joined the Pathway To Success video series for an interview with host Valerie Phillips, Associate Partner and Head of Americas Legal Practice, Danos Associates.
New York Law School’s Joe Plumeri Center for Social Justice and Economic Opportunity is proud to receive New York State’s Justice for Heroes grant, which provides funding for law schools that offer innovative programs to assist service members, veterans, and military families with legal services.
A successful letter of recommendation will showcase an applicant’s academic and personal strengths and will speak to the qualities that makes the applicant unique.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor Peter J. Strauss was honored as the 2022 recipient of the 28th Annual NAELA Theresa Award for his outstanding work in elder law and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
A personal statement rounds out a law school application with critical information about the applicant: It shows who they are as a person, a student, and a future lawyer.
New York Law School congratulates Anthony Perrotto ’14 on his appointment as Board President of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL).
New York Law School (NYLS) Dean Anthony W. Crowell today announced that Professor David Simson is joining NYLS as Associate Professor of Law. His initial teaching assignments include constitutional law, and courses on race and the law. He will be affiliated with the Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law and the Racial Justice Project.
New York Law School Trustee Professor of Law Rebecca Roiphe has made a number of media appearances in recent weeks, offering expertise on everything from the January 6 hearings to Supreme Court rulings on gun laws to celebrity chef Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct trial.
Camille Broussard, Associate Dean and Library Director at New York Law School’s Mendik Library, was honored by American Association of Law Libraries with an AALL Hall of Fame Award in the organization’s 2022 award cycle.
This year, Franklin University Switzerland bestowed special honors on Professor Penelope Andrews. At the school’s 52nd annual graduation ceremony, she was presented with an Honorary Degree for her distinguished legal career and global human rights advocacy, and she addressed the class of 2022 as the keynote speaker.
For the first time since 2019, New York Law School graduates convened in person for the 130th Commencement Exercises—a joyful return to in-person ceremony and celebration.
Meet the law students in our dynamic community through the Humans of NYLS series.
The Fines & Fees Justice Center, located at NYLS, has received a generation donation to support the organization’s efforts to restore integrity to the U.S. justice system by eliminating the harmful and unjust impacts of fines and fees.
Gay City News, New York City’s weekly LGBTQ+ newspaper, won first prize in the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for coverage of crime, policing, and courts. The award included Professor Emeritus Arthur S. Leonard’s article “Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for Catholic Social Services in Foster Care Policy Dispute” about the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia case.
Professor Kirk Burkhalter reflects on the research that fueled the development of NYLS Pro to fit the needs of the busy 21st-century professional, as well as his own experiences with the Evening Division.
Madeleine Robinson 3L has won recognition for her legal writing in the 13th annual Hofstra Law and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Family Law Writing Competition.
Learn more about law students in our vibrant community through the Humans of NYLS series.
The New York Law School community congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic Senate confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
In an op-ed for CNN, Professor Ruti Teitel writes about what legal actions can be taken to address what may be war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Ford Foundation has awarded New York Law School’s Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic a generous grant to support the Clinic’s work over the next three years. The award will help propel the Clinic in its critical advocacy for civil rights.
Television icon Judge Judy Sheindlin ’65 will give the keynote address for NYLS’s first traditional in-person commencement ceremony in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a sampling of articles from our archives that highlight women and law.
In an article for The National Jurist, NYLS’s Executive Director of Career Development and Employer and Alumni Relations shares key advice for law students on emerging and nontraditional legal careers.
NYLS is meeting the evolving needs of 21st century working professionals committed to transforming their careers with a redesigned Evening Division that’s more accessible, flexible, and affordable.
Filler and this year’s class join 165 other members of the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005.
Two NYLS students have been awarded the AT&T Pro Bono Excellence Scholarship in recognition of their exemplary pro bono service to those in need.
Members of the NYLS community gathered for a panel discussion about the impact of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and how his principles can be used to meet the challenges of racial justice we face today.
PreLaw Magazine’s Winter 2022 issue honored the work of our community in three distinguished areas: 25 Most Innovative Schools, Leaders in Public Policy, and Best Schools for Hispanics.
Trustee Ross F. Moskowitz ’84 and Adjunct Professor Jeffrey M. Wice are among “the age disruptors who changed New York” named in City & State’s new “50 Over 50” list.
NYLS faculty and students were among those honored at the White House for answering the call to address the housing and eviction crisis and to help access to justice.
In the days following the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Dean Crowell and 13 other law school deans came together to write a book grappling with the events from a legal perspective.
Television icon Judge Judy Sheindlin ’65 and Dean Anthony W. Crowell announce a historic gift creating substantial opportunities for women to attend law school and become leaders in the legal profession.
A recent issue of preLaw magazine spotlights the benefits of attending an independent graduate institution like New York Law School.
At NYLS, students have exceptional opportunities to work with judges in one of the many courthouses near campus to gain valuable legal experience.
Fill out this Business Needs Assessment Survey to help inform the pandemic recovery strategy for the Tribeca neighborhood.
NYLS’s Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic helps law students develop the knowledge and skills to handle a wide-range of transactional legal matters by working with nonprofits and small businesses throughout New York City.
NYLS proudly congratulates our friend and colleague, Professor Alvin Bragg, for making New York City history with his election as the next Manhattan District Attorney.
NYLS’s Cyberharassment Clinic provides an unprecedented opportunity for law students to represent victims of online harassment.
New York Census and Redistricting Institute has launched a statewide Public Mapping Redistricting Project to coincide with the 2021 state redistricting cycle.
The program is open to qualified lawyers who hold a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school or an equivalent foreign law degree. Register for an upcoming information sessions.
The 2020–21 academic year was fully remote for the Asylum Clinic. Though many of the eight clinic students have never met in real life, they learned to work as a team and to advocate tirelessly for their clients.
A leader and innovative administrator, Erin Bond ’08 will build upon NYLS’s record of career placement success and ensure graduates thrive in a transforming legal industry.
Dean Anthony W. Crowell and NYLS Trustee and distinguished alumnus Zygi Wilf ’74, Principal Owner of the Minnesota Vikings, announce a historic $5-million gift that will expand NYLS’s public interest work.
Read Dean Crowell’s message of reflection on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we commemorate the tragedy that shook the world, reshaping New York City and the nation.
In the latest issue of preLaw magazine, New York Law School was named a top school for its programs in several key areas.
Dean Crowell joined dozens of law school deans across the country to issue a public statement in support of Attorney General Garland’s statement urging the legal community to provide support in the coming housing and eviction crisis.
Philips device users, the Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic at NYLS, and more than two dozen disability rights organizations and advocates, sent a letter to Philips Respironics requesting immediate action to repair, replace, and offer guidance to medical professionals on recalled devices relied upon by many users for life-sustaining care.
As a leader in tax law who has made exceptional contributions to her chosen profession, Professor Ann F. Thomas has been elected to the American College of Tax Counsel.
The Milwaukee Bucks are in the NBA Finals, playing against the Phoenix Suns for the chance to win their first championship since 1971.
Members of the newly created Tribeca Pandemic Recovery Task Force will coordinate a cohesive, community-driven pandemic recovery strategy for the neighborhood.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NYLS’s Housing Rights Clinic has helped clients stay in their homes.
Michael Pastor is a seasoned in-house counsel leader and the former lead technology counsel for New York City.
NYLS mourns the passing of one of its most deeply cherished friends, the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
The National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools, a first-of-its-kind coalition, will offer a collective voice and platform for independent graduate institutions while serving as a source of innovative partnerships and strategies.
NYLS was featured as among the “leading law schools of the top music lawyers” by Billboard and for its alumni presence at major law firms by Business Insider.
On June 8, 2021, Judge Cannataro was confirmed to the Court. The statement has been updated to reflect this.
The conversation with Mr. Donovan focused on leadership and management. Mr. Chang’s portion dealt with technology and public policy.
The Institute’s inaugural Advisory Board is composed of national leaders in financial services who will help shape best-in-class programming for students and practitioners.
Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Jeff Wice, Professor Kirk Burkhalter ’04, and Professor Rebecca Roiphe recently appeared in the national media.
NYLS’s Law and Leadership mayoral series continued on April 28, with Andrew Yang. After Mr. Yang delivered an address, Dean Anthony W. Crowell moderated a question-and-answer session with four student leaders.
Titled “Managing Change in New York City,” the event drew over 100 attendees and featured questions from students.
The development follows a discovery conference in the case yesterday.
Read a message by Dean Crowell and other NYLS leaders to the School community.
Kacia Wilson 2L is one of just seven law students nationwide featured in The National Jurist’s “Law Students of the Year.”
On April 14, NYLS hosted the first event in its series of student-led Law and Leadership Mayoral dialogues
Professor Wilson is an accomplished civil rights attorney who has litigated cases involving disability rights, discriminatory policing, and racial justice.
Professor Emeritus Michael Perlin is Co-Editor of a forthcoming book, “Justice Outsourced.” Six alumni, including Distinguished Adjunct Professor Heather Cucolo ’03, authored chapters.
The new programs will prepare NYLS students to lead as the nation rebuilds from the events of 2020.
Three members of NYLS’s Class of 2021 recently shared their experiences at the School in a new Q&A video.
The forums, to be held on April 14 and 28, will allow students to directly interact with candidates on the topic of leadership and management.
In honor of Women’s History Month, NYLS pays tribute to alumnae who lead local bar associations.
NYLS students source-checked and edited journal articles written by leading scholars and practitioners, researched and analyzed state laws across the country, and monitored important cases—all while working remotely.
The prestigious two-year fellowship places recent law graduates in host organizations dedicated to supporting immigrants’ rights and representing those in need.
NYLS leadership and student leaders condemn acts of violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian Americans.
As a young child, Sherbune Paul ’16 wasn’t sure what lawyers did—but she knew she wanted to become one. Paul is now a Supervising Attorney at the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. Tonight, she will be inducted as President of the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York.
NYLS earned accolades for its programs on legal technology, racial justice, public policy, and more.
On the one-year anniversary of NYLS’s initial closure due to COVID-19 precautions, Dean Anthony W. Crowell has published an open letter in Tribeca Citizen.
NYLS’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law has published a series of tributes to 18th- and 19th-Century civil rights pioneers in honor of Black History Month.
Attorney General James has garnered national recognition for her accomplishments on behalf of New Yorkers.
Professor Cominsky’s piece focuses on how the pandemic is affecting New Yorkers involved in the criminal justice system.
Like the Venable-NYLS Summer Associate Simulation Program last summer, LEAD directly responds to the challenges young professionals face in a job market impacted by COVID-19.
Made possible by a substantial gift from distinguished alumnus James Tricarico Jr. ’77, the Institute will prepare law students and practitioners for the future of in-house counsel roles.
Three NYLS students recently built first-of-their-kind legaltech apps using Microsoft’s Power Platform and presented their work to Microsoft’s Legal Operations Technical Sharing Committee.
At age 20, Gaeta took the Major League Baseball Players Association agent certification exam, built a business plan, and founded his own company, Gaeta Sports Management, becoming one of the youngest certified agents in the sport’s history.
This year’s celebration comes at a deeply somber time, when Black Americans disproportionately bear the unjust burden of a global pandemic and a national crisis in policing.
On Inauguration Day, Professor Roiphe appeared live to discuss former President Trump’s final pardons and upcoming legal challenges.
Today we honor the memory of our most iconic civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who possessed boundless courage and an enduring passion to better our country on behalf of people of color, and all oppressed peoples.
Dean Crowell joined with 156 Law School Deans from schools across the country to publish a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week.
As we prepare for classes, I would traditionally take this opportunity to offer you New Year’s wishes. And, as I have said to a number of you, it has been my deep hope that this year would bring us all — as a community of families, friends and colleagues, and as a nation — closer together.
Take a look at NYLS’s top-performing feature stories in 2020.
New York Law School mourns the passing of one New York City’s most trailblazing, civic leaders, Mayor David N. Dinkins.
This semester, NYLS’s Criminal Defense Clinic has partnered with Good Call to create comprehensive, unified training materials for its growing base of attorney volunteers,
The program is open to qualified lawyers who hold a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school or an equivalent foreign law degree. Registration is open for Fall 2020 information sessions.
Today was an historic one for our nation and the world with the election of former Vice President Joe Biden as President, and Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President, the first woman and person of color to serve in that Office.
When Dean Anthony Crowell was asked to speak to fellow law deans at a meeting hosted by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) about how to support students through this election season, the lessons he learned leading New York Law School through the 2016 election were top of mind.
Months into the unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the Plan is guiding NYLS’s successful admissions, bar success, and career development initiatives.
The magazine’s prestigious 2020 list spotlights “unsung heroes who are influencing policies on a number of fronts, whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic, the recession, police brutality, or climate change.”
NYLS has joined the American Bar Association (ABA) and other law schools nationwide in a new five-year initiative to improve U.S. police practices and oversight.
The training, which offers CLE credit, will help attorneys work effectively with clients from New York City’s diverse faith communities, in order to ensure equal access to justice for New Yorkers of all religious and secular backgrounds.
Published in 2000, the book launched a new field—transitional justice—that applied a legal and scholarly framework to the rapid transitions to democracy many countries experienced during the late Twentieth Century.
A major ruling today in Carr v. de Blasio paves the way for a judicial inquiry into the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
Board Chair Arthur N. Abbey ’59 and Dean Anthony W. Crowell reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s life, career, and 2018 visit to NYLS.
After years of coalition-building within the immigration law community, Mackler has become Executive Director of an innovative new nonprofit.
preLaw Magazine has awarded NYLS “A” grades in Family Law and Human Rights Law.
Danney Salvatierra ’19 was always drawn to immigration law, a field that is unpredictable even in the best of times. But in Salvatierra’s first year of practice, she’s had to confront unprecedented challenges brought by COVID-19.
Jake Kaplan ’20 arrived at NYLS with plans to work at the intersection of law and journalism. Having landed an Editorial Producer role at CAFE Studios, Preet Bharara’s production company, he’ll get the chance to do just that.
On August 10, Professor Alvin Bragg, Co-Director of NYLS’s Racial Justice Project, delivered oral arguments on behalf of the family of Eric Garner. The hearing—held virtually—drew widespread media coverage.
NYLS is proud to honor the individuals and organizations that participated in its first-ever virtual Gala this spring.
Professor Alvin Bragg will appear in court on behalf of the family of Eric Garner and police accountability advocates.
Professor Dimitrief, a global business leader and former General Counsel of GE, will teach Corporations and advise NYLS’s Center for Business and Financial Law.
2020 has been no ordinary year for the profession.
Students built software applications to address corporate legal operations challenges.
In February 2020, the Racial Justice Project published an influential report on the stark racial disparities in traffic enforcement across New York.
NYLS mourns the loss of a great American, a warrior for justice, and a friend of our institution.
Professor Burkhalter has brought his experience as a retired NYPD Detective and expertise as a criminal law scholar to the national conversation on American policing.
Colleagues Remember Professor Emerita Aleta Estreicher New York Law School mourns the loss of Professor Emerita Aleta Estreicher (1948–2020). Members of the faculty and administration recently shared their reflections on Professor Estreicher, a beloved longtime colleague and a recognized authority…
John Pezzillo ’00, who leads a South Carolina-based chemical company, quickly shifted his team’s operations to meet the growing need for affordable hand sanitizer.
Dean Anthony W. Crowell and Associate Dean William P. LaPiana announced new faculty appointments, effective July 1, 2020.
Read Dean Crowell’s message on Pride Month and human rights.
This fall, NYLS is adding a new journal and juvenile rights clinic to its robust Family Law offerings.
In recent days, NYLS’s student-led organizations have shared community-wide messages expressing their support of Black Lives Matter and their commitment to advancing equity and justice within the School and the broader legal community.
Read Dean Crowell’s recent messages to the NYLS community following the police killing of George Floyd and countless other unarmed Black men and women.
As Legal Director at the nonprofit LIFT, Nathalie Gonzalez ’14 is working hard to help families navigate a host of new legal issues.
Three alumni speak about their experiences at NYLS and finding the right career paths for them in a new Q&A video.
This spring, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Jeff Wice, who leads NYLS’s Census and Redistricting Institute, has been a key voice on why Census 2020 is critical.
Sassan Naderi ’18 is an Attending Physician of Emergency Medicine at Coney Island Hospital, a public hospital in one of the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. He’s witnessed the impacts of COVID in a way that few others have.
This summer, NYLS and Venable LLP are partnering on an innovative simulation program to provide NYLS students with academic credits and opportunities to work through real-world legal challenges related to COVID-19.
Estefani Rodriguez ’16 is co-leading a large-scale effort to feed healthcare workers while supporting local restaurants.
Katie James 4L Evening works at NYC Emergency Management, where she’s managing key response logistics and helping kids understand COVID.
In addition to his legal studies, Mendel Taub 2L is a part-time police officer and emergency medical technician.
Kayla Santosuosso 3L Evening is working hard for her South Brooklyn neighbors as Deputy Chief of Staff to a New York City Council Member.
For the past four years, Kacia Wilson 1L has balanced full-time school with a part-time job in the Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency Room.
She will research long-term solutions for asylum seekers in Mexico.
Jay Manfre ’15 and his company, REDCON1, are helping healthcare workers and emergency responders in South Florida.
In a new Q&A video, three current students—Shay Thomas 3L, M.J. Recanati 4L Evening, and Nick Nosce 2L—open up about their experiences at NYLS.
NYLS has earned top grades in two fast-growing areas of law—plus special recognition for its vibrant downtown campus.
Professor Kim Hawkins has been appointed the inaugural Stephen J. Ellmann Dean for Clinical and Experiential Learning at NYLS, effective July 1, 2020.
Read Dean Crowell’s latest message to the NYLS community.
Amid the major changes caused by COVID-19, members of the NYLS community are finding innovative ways to do meaningful work.
She’s a rising political star by day and a law student by night. And now, according to The National Jurist, Kayla Santosuosso 3L is one of the country’s most impressive law students.
NYLS’s management team is taking proactive steps to make sure the School is fully prepared for the possibility of local cases. All students, faculty, and staff are asked to be partners in preparedness.
NYLS’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has won the 2019–20 “Chapter of the Year” award for the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA).
Gabrielle Esposito ’19 and Alexandra Simels ’19 have teamed up with Associate Dean Cynara McQuillan ’03 to launch a mentoring program that pairs last year’s graduates with members of the Class of 2020.
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.
NYLS graduate Trisha Sobha ’19 reflects on the experience of representing a young Yemeni woman, “S.,” in the Asylum Clinic.
The latest issue of preLaw magazine points to NYLS as a top law school for students pursuing government law and public policy.
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.
NYLS announced new programs and activities in coordination with the start of Legalweek 2020. In 2018, preLaw magazine ranked NYLS No. 8 of 30 “Top Schools for Legal Technology.”
Hon. Frederic S. Berman ’51, a distinguished NYLS graduate and an adjunct professor at the School for more than four decades, passed away on January 19, 2020.
New York Law School (NYLS) Professor Rebecca Roiphe, an influential legal ethics scholar, will receive the Sanford D. Levy Award from the New York State Bar Association.
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. 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.
When considering ways to give back to NYLS, Herman Edelman ’56 had two goals: to help pro se litigants—those representing themselves in court—and to support practical training. Through a gift he made earlier this year, Edelman accomplished both.
New York, NY (December 13, 2019) – Five New York Law School (NYLS) alumni who serve at the New York City Law Department were honored at the Department’s 2019 Awards Ceremony on December 12 for their exceptional performance.
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.
NYLS’s Dispute Resolution Team is celebrating a string of victories this month.
In New York City, there is heavy demand for lawyers who can operate on the global stage. Founded in 1996 with funding from the Starr Foundation, NYLS’s Center for International Law is a hub of activities for students pursuing international business, international law, and global human rights.
On November 1, NYLS hosted Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School, for the 2019 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture.
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.
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 earned top grades in the fall 2019 issue of preLaw magazine—an A+ in business law, an A in criminal law, and an A- in tax law. The grades were based on law schools’ curricular offerings, including clinics, concentrations, and centers.
(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.
Seven members of NYLS’s Class of 2019 have joined the New York City Law Department as Assistant Corporation Counsels this fall.
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…
For a decade, New York Law Journal readers have voted NYLS’s LL.M. in Taxation Program No. 1 in the category “Banking/Bankruptcy/Tax LL.M. Programs.”
NYLS’s Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic seeks to right these wrongs while providing NYLS students with valuable investigative and criminal procedure skills training.
On October 4, NYLS will host the all-day 2019 Northeast Regional Convening of the American Constitution Society (ACS).
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.”
Professor Lenni Benson, one of the country’s top experts on child immigration, is featured in a new video project with a powerful mission: advocating for children detained at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
NYLS faculty members are frequently quoted in the media on high-profile topics.
Sharma recently reflected on his new role, his career path, and NYLS.
NYLS’s Asylum Clinic has succeeded in securing asylum for M.A., a man who fled Ghana seeking safety in the United States.
Sharon Brown ’13 LL.M., a partner at Barclay Damon LLP, has been named to Law360’s 2019 “Influential Women in Tax Law” list.
NYLS earned A’s from preLaw magazine in both Family Law and Human Rights Law.
I want to take this opportunity to share why NYLS’s approach to professional development is unique and effective.
A recent New York Times column spotlights Professor Lenni Benson and the Safe Passage Project, the nonprofit she founded at NYLS.
Salvatierra recently reflected on her time at NYLS and her professional goals.
NYLS’s Cyberharassment Clinic, led by Adjunct Professor Andrew Santa Ana, is the only law school clinic exclusively dedicated to helping victims of online harassment obtain justice.
On August 2, campus buzzed with law students from across the northeast and more than 60 high-profile employers.