NEW YORK, NY – New York Law School (NYLS) Dean Anthony W. Crowell today announced that Professor Molly Guptill Manning, has been appointed as Associate Professor of Law. She has taught at NYLS since 2017, and her courses include Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Federal Courts. She is the author of three books including The Myth of Ephraim Tutt: Arthur Train and His Great Literary Hoax (2012), New York Times bestseller When Books Went to War (2014), and The Best-Read Army in the World (2020).
“Professor Molly Manning is a vital member of our community, and I am so pleased she will continue to serve on our extraordinary faculty,” said Anthony W. Crowell, NYLS Dean and President. “Professor Manning is an impressive historian and scholar and has been a dedicated mentor and teacher to many of our students. Through her scholarship and published work, she has shined a light on how words and writing shape the most important and difficult moments in our history. We are very fortunate that she will continue to expand upon her work, and I know she will make deeply meaningful contributions to the profession, to our nation’s understanding of our history, and ensuring that future generations understand the importance and impact of the written word.”
“I am grateful and excited to continue my work at New York Law School,” said Professor Molly Manning. “It is an honor to be part of such an incredible community of faculty and students. I appreciate the support for my work inside and outside the classroom, and I am proud to play a role in shaping our profession and practice. New York Law School is at the cutting edge of legal higher education, and I look forward to working with my faculty colleagues to prepare our students for fulfilling and meaningful legal careers.”
“Professor Molly Manning has been an exceptional colleague and member of distinguished faculty, and I am very pleased that we will benefit from her extraordinary scholarship and writing,” said Dean of Faculty William P. LaPiana. “Professor Manning has made invaluable contributions to the public’s understanding of our nation’s history and cares deeply about the development and success of our students. Our law school community, the legal profession, and the general public will benefit from Professor Manning’s work and teaching for many years to come.”
Professor Manning’s articles have been published in the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and the Federal Bar Council Quarterly. She is currently working on a fourth book, The War of Words: How America’s GI Journalists Battled Censorship and Propaganda, to be published in September. She has been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR Morning Edition, and WNYC, and she has given talks across the United States, including at the FDR Presidential Library, the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Senate Library.
Professor Manning will be curating the exhibit “The Best-Read Army in the World” at the Grolier Club from September to December 2023. The exhibit examines how the United States, during World War II, fought against Germany’s book bans and viewpoint censorship by arming troops with books, magazines, and newspapers to spread information and ideas.
Before joining NYLS in 2017, Professor Manning served at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit including as a supervisory staff attorney. She also clerked for the Honorable Kevin Nathaniel Fox at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She holds a J.D. from Cardozo Law School and a B.A. and M.A. in American History from the University of Albany. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.