New York Law School


Vol. 40, No. 2


Anthony Crowell

To the New York Law School community,

In her collection of personal essays, Letters to My Daughter, American poet and playwright Maya Angelou says, “All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us all that we are more alike than we are unalike.” It’s a sentiment that rings equally true of impactful lawyers and leaders. It takes vision and a compassionate understanding of humanity to advance justice, build the economy, and serve the needs of our communities.

In this digital issue of our School’s magazine, I’m proud to share with you a closer look at the art that inspires our law school community, and the talented faculty and alumni who weave together the practice of law and art. We also spotlight accomplished faculty and alumni, and you will find a review of our faculty’s scholarly achievements and some of the standout community events from last semester.

Anthony W. Crowell
Dean and President


The Art of Law at NYLS

Take a tour around campus to discover the natural partnership between the study of law and the appreciation and practice of art. Plus, meet a few of our NYLS alumni who put art law into practice at Sotheby's.

NYLS's Tuskegee Airmen display

A display of photographs and memorabilia honoring the Tuskegee Airmen.

David Schoenbrod's photography

“March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963” series of photographs by Trustee Professor of Law, Emeritus, David Schoenbrod.

NYLS Keith Haring's Display

A display of Keith Haring’s prints showcasing “Keith Haring’s New York.”

David Chang's photography

A series of photographs from around Lower Manhattan by Theodore Dwight 125th Anniversary Professor of Law, Emeritus, David Chang.

Professor Molly Manning

Professor Molly Guptill Manning Answers the NYLS 10
Associate Professor Molly Guptill Manning weighs in on historical and modern freedom of expression issues and more.

Andrew Kassner

Alumni Spotlight:
Andrew C. Kassner ’83
Faegre Drinker Chair Emeritus Andrew Kassner ’83 shares insights from his career in bankruptcy law and firm management, including one of the largest law firm mergers in American history. 

Highlights From Fall 2023

Field and Campus
Get up-to-date with all of the latest happenings from the Fall 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 Fall 2023 semester.

"Thank you" in multiple languages

Thank you to all who supported NYLS in our most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2023. We are pleased to recognize your generosity.

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Every gift creates opportunities for the next generation of leaders.


Professor Molly Guptill Manning Answers the NYLS 10

Professor Molly Manning

Associate Professor Molly Guptill Manning is a researcher and author focusing on freedom of expression, and as a member of the New York Law School faculty, she teaches a number of courses to our student body. Her 2023 book, The War of Words: How America’s GI Journalists Battled Censorship and Propaganda to Help Win World War II, received a tidal wave of praise in a series of rave reviews in major publications.

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

Alumni Spotlight

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.

Andrew C. Kassner ’83

In this installment, we caught up with Andrew C. Kassner ’83, who is Chair Emeritus of Faegre Drinker, about his career path and his insights from his 40-year career in bankruptcy law and firm management, which included one of the largest law firm mergers in American history.



NYLS Giving Day is our annual 24-hour campaign calling on all alumni, faculty, staff, students, family, and friends to show their support and to further NYLS’s mission and the impact our students have in the communities they serve. Join us this year and make a donation on March 6 or March 7, 2024. Every gift made between noon ET on March 6 and noon ET on March 7 will count towards Giving Day.

Your support helps empower the next generation of bright, hardworking, and practice-ready NYLS lawyers!

Field and Campus

There’s always something new happening on New York Law School’s campus. From civic programs and panel discussions to community celebrations and student organization events, the fall semester was a busy one.

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

Arthur Abbey speaking at Abbey Hall dedication
Anthony Crowell, Meryl Fiedler Lieberman, and New York Law School students
Mayor Eric Adams with NYLS students
New York Law School Froessel competition winners
New York Law School alumni
Diane Abbey
New York Law School alumni
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signing bill
Anthony Crowell

Faculty Highlights

Penelope Andrews
Lenni Benson
Heidi Brown
Kirk D. Burkhalter
Richard Chused
Anna Cominsky
Anthony Crowell
Catharine Du Bois
Shahrokh Falati
Kris Franklin
Doni Gewirtzman
Matt Gewolb
Gowri Krishna
William LaPiana
Molly Guptill Manning
Justin Murray
Rebecca Roiphe
Andrew Scherer
David Simson
Lynn Boepple Su
Ruti Teitel
Claire Thomas
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 Fall 2023.

Rey Llena, Karl C. Clarke, Sarah Glassman, and Shahrokh Falati

NYLS Patent Law Clinic Achieves Win for First-Time Inventor
The Patent Law Clinic (PLC) at New York Law School (NYLS) recently secured a United States patent for their client, Mr. Karl C. Clarke.

Hailey Fletcher, Kimberly Aranda, Jason Miranda, Kayla Dobrinski, Brandon Smith, Olivia Hellerich, Dylan Gorodetsky

Belonging at New York Law School: Law Students Speak About the NYLS Community
We spoke with leaders from a few of our many engaged student organizations at New York Law School to hear more about what being a member of the NYLS community means to them.

2023 Health Law Scholars Lauren Roth, Tomar Pierson-Brown, Britney Wilson, and Anjali Deshmukh

Professor Britney Wilson Presents Pathbreaking Work-in-Progress
In September 2023, Associate Professor of Law and Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic Director Britney Wilson presented on her paper-in-progress, “Predisposed: Race, Disability, and Death Investigations,” at the 22nd Annual Health Law Scholars Workshop.

New York Law School's Professor Kim Hawkins and Caitlin Mcguire with the delegation from the Philippines.

NYLS Shares Experiential Learning Expertise With Delegation From the Philippines
Since most legal education in the Philippines is on a part-time basis with an emphasis on evening classes, the delegation was particularly curious about NYLS’s Evening Division experiential learning opportunities.

Amy Wallace and Suzanna Neal

Street Law Goes International at the Uzbekistan Street Law Academy
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.

New York Law School students in lobby of Abbey Hall

Incoming 1Ls Build Community at NYLS’s 2023 Orientation
“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.


New York Law School’s Top 10 Stories of 2023
Take a look at some of NYLS’s top feature stories from around the Law School community in 2023.

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