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As we prepare for classes, I would traditionally take this opportunity to offer you New Year’s wishes. And, as I have said to a number of you, it has been my deep hope that this year would bring us all — as a community of families, friends and colleagues, and as a nation — closer together.
Take a look at NYLS’s top-performing feature stories in 2020.
New York Law School mourns the passing of one New York City’s most trailblazing, civic leaders, Mayor David N. Dinkins.
This semester, NYLS’s Criminal Defense Clinic has partnered with Good Call to create comprehensive, unified training materials for its growing base of attorney volunteers,
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.
The program is open to qualified lawyers who hold a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school or an equivalent foreign law degree. Registration is open for Fall 2020 information sessions.
Today was an historic one for our nation and the world with the election of former Vice President Joe Biden as President, and Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President, the first woman and person of color to serve in that Office.
When Dean Anthony Crowell was asked to speak to fellow law deans at a meeting hosted by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) about how to support students through this election season, the lessons he learned leading New York Law School through the 2016 election were top of mind.
Months into the unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the Plan is guiding NYLS’s successful admissions, bar success, and career development initiatives.
The magazine’s prestigious 2020 list spotlights “unsung heroes who are influencing policies on a number of fronts, whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic, the recession, police brutality, or climate change.”
NYLS has joined the American Bar Association (ABA) and other law schools nationwide in a new five-year initiative to improve U.S. police practices and oversight.
The training, which offers CLE credit, will help attorneys work effectively with clients from New York City’s diverse faith communities, in order to ensure equal access to justice for New Yorkers of all religious and secular backgrounds.
Published in 2000, the book launched a new field—transitional justice—that applied a legal and scholarly framework to the rapid transitions to democracy many countries experienced during the late Twentieth Century.
A major ruling today in Carr v. de Blasio paves the way for a judicial inquiry into the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
Board Chair Arthur N. Abbey ’59 and Dean Anthony W. Crowell reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s life, career, and 2018 visit to NYLS.
After years of coalition-building within the immigration law community, Mackler has become Executive Director of an innovative new nonprofit.
preLaw Magazine has awarded NYLS “A” grades in Family Law and Human Rights Law.
Danney Salvatierra ’19 was always drawn to immigration law, a field that is unpredictable even in the best of times. But in Salvatierra’s first year of practice, she’s had to confront unprecedented challenges brought by COVID-19.
Jake Kaplan ’20 arrived at NYLS with plans to work at the intersection of law and journalism. Having landed an Editorial Producer role at CAFE Studios, Preet Bharara’s production company, he’ll get the chance to do just that.
On August 10, Professor Alvin Bragg, Co-Director of NYLS’s Racial Justice Project, delivered oral arguments on behalf of the family of Eric Garner. The hearing—held virtually—drew widespread media coverage.
NYLS is proud to honor the individuals and organizations that participated in its first-ever virtual Gala this spring.
Professor Alvin Bragg will appear in court on behalf of the family of Eric Garner and police accountability advocates.
Professor Dimitrief, a global business leader and former General Counsel of GE, will teach Corporations and advise NYLS’s Center for Business and Financial Law.
2020 has been no ordinary year for the profession.
Students built software applications to address corporate legal operations challenges.
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.