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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.
Read Dean Crowell’s message recognizing Juneteenth as an official School holiday and sharing learning and advocacy opportunities.
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.
As 2019 draws to a close, here’s a look at NYLS’s top-performing feature stories this year.
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.