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New York Law School


Vol. 40, No. 1



Anthony Crowell

To the New York Law School community,

I’m delighted to share the latest digital issue of our School’s magazine highlighting accomplishments from Spring and Summer 2023. In it, you’ll find a deep dive into sports law at NYLS and get a look at how some powerful members of the community are making a difference in professional sports. You also will find a review of our faculty’s achievements in their scholarly writing, service to the profession, and thought leadership in popular media. We spotlight groundbreaking faculty and alumni, and we review the many remarkable opportunities offered to our students to build bridges between their academic work and legal practice and to develop the skills needed to be influential leaders in a fast-changing world.

I hope you will find great inspiration and take pride in the exceptional impacts being made from all corners of our great community.

Anthony W. Crowell
Dean and President



In the Courtroom and On the Field: Leadership in Sports Law at NYLS
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.

Professor Britney Wilson with NYLS students at the 2023 Reclaiming Disability Justice Symposiu

Professor Britney Wilson Answers the NYLS 10
Britney Wilson, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic, weighs in on the most pressing civil rights issues of our time—and much more.

Nicole Mozee

Alumni Spotlight:
Nicole M. Mozee ’16
Nicole M. Mozee went from law student to law school professor—and found a passion for advocacy inspired by her father.

Highlights From Spring 2023

Field and Campus
Get up-to-date with all of the latest happenings from the Spring 2023 semester on our beloved campus in the heart of Tribeca.

Faculty Highlights
Our faculty members have a massive impact in academia and far beyond—check in with our world-class faculty’s recent achievements.

More Stories
Catch up on our student organizations, experiential learning, campus news, and more from the Spring 2023 semester.

Join us in supporting the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Our world needs compassionate, practice-ready lawyers, and NYLS prepares our students to become world-class leaders. Your support enables life-changing student scholarships, innovative academic and experiential learning programs, bar success support, and so much more.

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Professor Britney Wilson Answers the NYLS 10

Britney Wilson

Britney Wilson, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic, joined NYLS in May of 2021. She has a varied and wide-ranging set of skills and interests: In addition to her work advocating for the civil rights of New Yorkers and beyond through NYLS’s Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic, Professor Wilson has written extensively about disability and its intersection with race alongside essays, short stories, and poetry.

Here, Professor Wilson answers the NYLS 10 — 10 questions about her work, her interests, her worries, and the things she looks forward to.

Alumni Spotlight


Nicole M. Mozee ’16

Our Alumni Spotlight Series highlights some of the most exciting, ambitious, and successful members of our alumni community—NYLS graduates who are making real differences in New York City and beyond.

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. She shared her path toward advocacy, her appreciation for community, and the beauty of throwing out the plan.

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Nicole Mozee hugging her father
Nicole Mozee
Nicole Mozee
Nicole Mozee

Field and Campus

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.

We’ve rounded up event highlights from spring 2023 and included pictures and reflections from last semester’s happenings.

2023 Alumni Celebration

Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell invites you to join the New York Law School community for our annual alumni celebration.

Come out to the beautiful, newly-dedicated Abbey Hall for this festive occasion. As we recognize graduates in classes ending in 8 and 3, you can catch up with classmates, reconnect with NYLS, and network with fellow alumni. We’re excited to see you there!

Save the Date
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Stay tuned for more details.

Faculty Highlights

Susan J. Abraham
Penelope Andrews
Andrew Berman
Heidi K. Brown
Kirk D. Burkhalter ’04
Richard Chused
Anna G. Cominsky ’05
Anthony W. Crowell
Gaynor Cunningham
Shane Dizon
Catherine Du Bois
Shahrokh Falati ’08
Kris Franklin
Lisa F. Grumet
Kim Hawkins
Gerald Korngold
Gowri J. Krishna
Erik W. Lane
William P. LaPiana
Matt Gewolb
Molly Guptill Manning
Richard D. Marsico
Justin Murray
Michael Pastor
Gabriel Pell
F. Peter Phillips ’87
Rebecca Roiphe
Ross Sandler
Andrew Scherer
David Simson
Lynn Boepple Su
Ruti G. Teitel
Ann F. Thomas
Claire R. Thomas ’11
Amy Wallace
Britney Wilson

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, across the nation, and around the world.

We’ve cataloged a sample of the activities of NYLS’s full-time faculty, including appointments, publications, awards, and media appearances.

Keep up with the latest from NYLS.

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More Stories

We regularly publish articles, interviews, news stories, and essays—including pieces written by our students and faculty—on our news site. Here’s a sample of stories from the Spring and Summer.

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New York Law School Celebrates Its 131st Commencement Exercises
“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.

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 NYLS’s Criminal Defense Clinic.

Rich McKeon

Student Reflection: Fostering Emotional Connections in the Asylum Clinic
Asylum Clinic student Rich McKeon ’24 is busy representing a client who faces untenable circumstances in his home country.

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NYLS Students Weigh In With Their Advice for 1Ls
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.


Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic Advocates for New York’s Taxi Drivers
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.

Arthur Abbey and Diane Abbey

New York Law School Receives $10 Million Gift From Arthur ’59 and Diane Abbey
New York Law School received 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. NYLS’s main academic building will be named “Abbey Hall.”

Show your NYLS pride with sweatshirts, hats, and more merch!

Looking to wear your NYLS pride on your chest? Our brand shop has tons of options—including items that reflect student organizations. 

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