Thank you for your service

Message From the Dean: Veterans Day

Dear NYLS Community,

On Veterans Day, we come together to honor our nation’s veterans. I am extraordinarily proud that so many members of our community have served, or are now serving, in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans have faced significant challenges as many others, affected by the ongoing pandemic, political disruption, and global economic recession. Despite all these events, they continue to carry out their duties with honor and dedication to service, regardless of their own personal difficulties.

We are grateful for the example they provide, and remind us all of our own responsibilities as lawyers and advocates that we are a profession in service of others, with an unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law and expanding justice for everyone.

I am especially grateful to our chapter of the Student Veterans of America and to our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for supporting our NYLS veterans during such a challenging time, and ensuring that they receive the support they need wherever they may be.

To our veteran students, alumni, faculty, and staff who are members of the armed forces––thank you for your service, today and every day.

Dean Crowell


NYLS Veteran Student Recognition
Congratulations to Michael Burten 2L, Marine Corps veteran, who is the winner of Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD’s 2020 Law School Scholarship for Veterans. The award honors Burten’s deep commitment to the pursuit of justice, particularly for military veterans and service members. <Read more>