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Biden Administration Officials Honor NYLS and Other Law Schools
NYLS faculty and students were among those honored at the White House for answering the call to address the housing and eviction crisis and to help access to justice.
Dean and President Anthony Crowell Co-Authors Beyond Imagination?: The January 6 Insurrection
In the days following the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Dean Crowell and 13 other law school deans came together to write a book grappling with the events from a legal perspective.
Judge Judy Sheindlin Makes Legacy Gift to New York Law School to Support Women in the Law
Television icon Judge Judy Sheindlin ’65 and Dean Anthony W. Crowell announce a historic gift creating substantial opportunities for women to attend law school and become leaders in the legal profession.
preLaw Magazine Features NYLS as a Standout Stand-Alone Law School
A recent issue of preLaw magazine spotlights the benefits of attending an independent graduate institution like New York Law School.
Highlighting Judiciary Experiences at NYLS
At NYLS, students have exceptional opportunities to work with judges in one of the many courthouses near campus to gain valuable legal experience.
Tribeca Pandemic Recovery Task Force: Business Needs Assessment Survey
Fill out this Business Needs Assessment Survey to help inform the pandemic recovery strategy for the Tribeca neighborhood.
Spotlight on NYLS’s Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic
NYLS’s Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic helps law students develop the knowledge and skills to handle a wide-range of transactional legal matters by working with nonprofits and small businesses throughout New York City.
Statement by NYLS Dean and President Anthony Crowell on the Election of NYLS Professor Alvin Bragg as Manhattan District Attorney
NYLS proudly congratulates our friend and colleague, Professor Alvin Bragg, for making New York City history with his election as the next Manhattan District Attorney.
NYLS’s Cyberharassment Clinic Helps Victims of Online Harassment
NYLS’s Cyberharassment Clinic provides an unprecedented opportunity for law students to represent victims of online harassment.
New York Law School Launches Public Redistricting Mapping Project
New York Census and Redistricting Institute has launched a statewide Public Mapping Redistricting Project to coincide with the 2021 state redistricting cycle.
NYLS’s Graduate Tax Program Voted No. 1 for 12th Year in a Row
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. Register for an upcoming information sessions.
Stories From the Asylum Clinic: 2020–21
The 2020–21 academic year was fully remote for the Asylum Clinic. Though many of the eight clinic students have never met in real life, they learned to work as a team and to advocate tirelessly for their clients.
New York Law School Appoints Erin Felker Bond ’08 as Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Career Development
A leader and innovative administrator, Erin Bond ’08 will build upon NYLS’s record of career placement success and ensure graduates thrive in a transforming legal industry.
New York Law School Receives Transformative Gift to Establish a National Public Interest Scholars Program
Dean Anthony W. Crowell and NYLS Trustee and distinguished alumnus Zygi Wilf ’74, Principal Owner of the Minnesota Vikings, announce a historic $5-million gift that will expand NYLS’s public interest work.
Message From the Dean: Remembering 9/11
Read Dean Crowell’s message of reflection on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of September 11
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we commemorate the tragedy that shook the world, reshaping New York City and the nation.
NYLS a Top School for Criminal Law, Family, Government, and Human Rights
In the latest issue of preLaw magazine, New York Law School was named a top school for its programs in several key areas.
NYLS Combating the Housing and Eviction Crisis
Dean Crowell joined dozens of law school deans across the country to issue a public statement in support of Attorney General Garland’s statement urging the legal community to provide support in the coming housing and eviction crisis.
Philips Device Users, Civil Rights and Disability Advocates Call for Immediate Repair and Replacement of Recalled Philips Respironics Devices
Philips device users, the Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic at NYLS, and more than two dozen disability rights organizations and advocates, sent a letter to Philips Respironics requesting immediate action to repair, replace, and offer guidance to medical professionals on recalled devices relied upon by many users for life-sustaining care.
Professor Ann F. Thomas Elected to American College of Tax Counsel
As a leader in tax law who has made exceptional contributions to her chosen profession, Professor Ann F. Thomas has been elected to the American College of Tax Counsel.
Alumni Spotlight: Marc Lasry ’84, Co-Owner of the Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks are in the NBA Finals, playing against the Phoenix Suns for the chance to win their first championship since 1971.
NYLS Announces Tribeca Task Force Members As Part of Community-Driven COVID-19 Recovery Effort
Members of the newly created Tribeca Pandemic Recovery Task Force will coordinate a cohesive, community-driven pandemic recovery strategy for the neighborhood.
Inside NYLS’s Latest Work Protecting Housing Rights
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NYLS’s Housing Rights Clinic has helped clients stay in their homes.
Message From the Dean on Honoring Juneteenth
NYLS will officially observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 18, 2021.
NYLS Appoints Michael J. Pastor the Inaugural Director of the James Tricarico Jr. Institute for the Business of Law and In-House Counsel
Michael Pastor is a seasoned in-house counsel leader and the former lead technology counsel for New York City.
Statement on the Passing of the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
NYLS mourns the passing of one of its most deeply cherished friends, the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Independent Graduate Schools Launch Groundbreaking Coalition
The National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools, a first-of-its-kind coalition, will offer a collective voice and platform for independent graduate institutions while serving as a source of innovative partnerships and strategies.
NYLS Earns Recognition From Billboard Magazine and Business Insider
NYLS was featured as among the “leading law schools of the top music lawyers” by Billboard and for its alumni presence at major law firms by Business Insider.
Statement by Dean Anthony W. Crowell on the Nomination of Hon. Anthony Cannataro, Class of 1996, to the New York State Court of Appeals
On June 8, 2021, Judge Cannataro was confirmed to the Court. The statement has been updated to reflect this.
NYLS Hosts Mayoral Candidates Shaun Donovan and Art Chang
The conversation with Mr. Donovan focused on leadership and management. Mr. Chang’s portion dealt with technology and public policy.
NYLS Launches the Ronald H. Filler Institute for Financial Services Law
The Institute’s inaugural Advisory Board is composed of national leaders in financial services who will help shape best-in-class programming for students and practitioners.
NYLS Faculty Share Their Expertise on the Census Count, Policing, and the Derek Chauvin Trial
Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Jeff Wice, Professor Kirk Burkhalter ’04, and Professor Rebecca Roiphe recently appeared in the national media.
Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Answers Questions From Student Leaders
NYLS’s Law and Leadership mayoral series continued on April 28, with Andrew Yang. After Mr. Yang delivered an address, Dean Anthony W. Crowell moderated a question-and-answer session with four student leaders.
NYLS Hosts Address by Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley
Titled “Managing Change in New York City,” the event drew over 100 attendees and featured questions from students.
Racial Justice Project Case Update: Judicial Inquiry into Eric Garner’s Death Could Begin on July 19
The development follows a discovery conference in the case yesterday.
Message From the Dean on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
Read a message by Dean Crowell and other NYLS leaders to the School community.
Kacia Wilson 2L Named a “Law Student of the Year”
Kacia Wilson 2L is one of just seven law students nationwide featured in The National Jurist’s “Law Students of the Year.”
NYLS Students Interview Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams and Kathryn Garcia
On April 14, NYLS hosted the first event in its series of student-led Law and Leadership Mayoral dialogues
NYLS Welcomes Britney Wilson as Associate Professor of Law and Director of the New Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic
Professor Wilson is an accomplished civil rights attorney who has litigated cases involving disability rights, discriminatory policing, and racial justice.
Six Alumni Contribute to a Former Professor’s Book on Outsourcing Judicial Decision-Making
Professor Emeritus Michael Perlin is Co-Editor of a forthcoming book, “Justice Outsourced.” Six alumni, including Distinguished Adjunct Professor Heather Cucolo ’03, authored chapters.
NYLS Launches Three Institutes Dedicated to 21st-Century Policing, Criminal Justice Reform, and Educational Equity
The new programs will prepare NYLS students to lead as the nation rebuilds from the events of 2020.
Video: Three NYLS Students Answer Questions About the School
Three members of NYLS’s Class of 2021 recently shared their experiences at the School in a new Q&A video.
NYLS to Host Student-Led ‘Law and Leadership’ Forums With Mayoral Candidates
The forums, to be held on April 14 and 28, will allow students to directly interact with candidates on the topic of leadership and management.
Spotlight on Alumnae Who Lead Local Bar Associations
In honor of Women’s History Month, NYLS pays tribute to alumnae who lead local bar associations.
ABA Publishes First Issues of the Family Law Quarterly Edited by NYLS Students
NYLS students source-checked and edited journal articles written by leading scholars and practitioners, researched and analyzed state laws across the country, and monitored important cases—all while working remotely.
Jessica Rouf 3L Named a 2021 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow
The prestigious two-year fellowship places recent law graduates in host organizations dedicated to supporting immigrants’ rights and representing those in need.
Message From the Dean on Violence and Harassment Against Asian Americans
NYLS leadership and student leaders condemn acts of violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian Americans.
Sherbune Paul ’16 Elected President of the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York
As a young child, Sherbune Paul ’16 wasn’t sure what lawyers did—but she knew she wanted to become one. Paul is now a Supervising Attorney at the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission. Tonight, she will be inducted as President of the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York.
NYLS Named a Top School in Several Key Areas
NYLS earned accolades for its programs on legal technology, racial justice, public policy, and more.
Dean Crowell Publishes Open Letter and NYLS to Host Meeting on Supporting Tribeca’s Recovery
On the one-year anniversary of NYLS’s initial closure due to COVID-19 precautions, Dean Anthony W. Crowell has published an open letter in Tribeca Citizen.
Impact Center Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Pioneers During Black History Month
NYLS’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law has published a series of tributes to 18th- and 19th-Century civil rights pioneers in honor of Black History Month.
New York Attorney General Letitia James to Keynote at NYLS’s 129th Commencement
Attorney General James has garnered national recognition for her accomplishments on behalf of New Yorkers.
Professor Anna Cominsky Writes Op-Ed on a Fairer Criminal Justice System Post-COVID
Professor Cominsky’s piece focuses on how the pandemic is affecting New Yorkers involved in the criminal justice system.
New Career Development Program Connects 2020 Grads and Experienced Alumni
Like the Venable-NYLS Summer Associate Simulation Program last summer, LEAD directly responds to the challenges young professionals face in a job market impacted by COVID-19.
NYLS Launches the James Tricarico Jr. Institute for the Business of Law and In-House Counsel
Made possible by a substantial gift from distinguished alumnus James Tricarico Jr. ’77, the Institute will prepare law students and practitioners for the future of in-house counsel roles.
Students Present Innovative LegalTech Tools to Microsoft
Three NYLS students recently built first-of-their-kind legaltech apps using Microsoft’s Power Platform and presented their work to Microsoft’s Legal Operations Technical Sharing Committee.
Matthew Gaeta 2L Evening Is a Rising Star Sports Agent by Day, Law Student by Night
At age 20, Gaeta took the Major League Baseball Players Association agent certification exam, built a business plan, and founded his own company, Gaeta Sports Management, becoming one of the youngest certified agents in the sport’s history.
Message From the Dean on Black History Month
This year’s celebration comes at a deeply somber time, when Black Americans disproportionately bear the unjust burden of a global pandemic and a national crisis in policing.
Professor Rebecca Roiphe Discusses Former President Trump’s Final Pardons on CBS
On Inauguration Day, Professor Roiphe appeared live to discuss former President Trump’s final pardons and upcoming legal challenges.
Message From the Dean on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Today we honor the memory of our most iconic civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who possessed boundless courage and an enduring passion to better our country on behalf of people of color, and all oppressed peoples.
157 Law Deans Publish Rare Joint Statement on the 2020 Election and Events at the Capitol
Dean Crowell joined with 156 Law School Deans from schools across the country to publish a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week.
Message From the Dean on the Capitol
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.
The Top 10 Stories of 2020
Take a look at NYLS’s top-performing feature stories in 2020.
Reflections on the Passing of Mayor David N. Dinkins
New York Law School mourns the passing of one New York City’s most trailblazing, civic leaders, Mayor David N. Dinkins.
Criminal Defense Clinic Partners With Good Call to Support Low-Income New Yorkers Pre-Arraignment
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,
New York Legal Community Rates NYLS’s Graduate Tax Program No. 1 for 11 Years Straight
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.
Message From the Dean on the 2020 Election Results
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.
Dean Crowell’s Lessons in Leadership Featured in Inside Higher Ed
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.
Strategic Plan Guides NYLS’s Approach to Navigating the Pandemic
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.
NYLS Student and Alumna Named to City & State’s “40 Under 40”
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 Joins National Coalition to Address Racial Inequities in Policing
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.
NYLS, Interfaith Center of New York, and State Bar Association Offer Lawyering and Religious Diversity Training
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.
International Law Scholars Honor Professor Ruti Teitel’s Landmark Book on Its 20th Anniversary
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.
NYLS Racial Justice Project Celebrates Key Win in Case Seeking Judicial Inquiry into Eric Garner’s Death
A major ruling today in Carr v. de Blasio paves the way for a judicial inquiry into the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
Message From the Board Chair and Dean on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Board Chair Arthur N. Abbey ’59 and Dean Anthony W. Crowell reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s life, career, and 2018 visit to NYLS.
Camille Mackler ’06 Launches Immigration Advocacy Nonprofit
After years of coalition-building within the immigration law community, Mackler has become Executive Director of an innovative new nonprofit.
NYLS Wins Recognition in Family Law and Human Rights Law
preLaw Magazine has awarded NYLS “A” grades in Family Law and Human Rights Law.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Danney Salvatierra ’19
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 Joins Preet Bharara’s Production Team
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.
In the News: Professor Alvin Bragg
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 Recognizes Virtual Gala 2020 Donors
NYLS is proud to honor the individuals and organizations that participated in its first-ever virtual Gala this spring.
Watch Live: NYLS Racial Justice Project Argues for Judicial Inquiry into Eric Garner’s Death
Professor Alvin Bragg will appear in court on behalf of the family of Eric Garner and police accountability advocates.
NYLS Welcomes Alex Dimitrief as a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
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.
Four Alumni Make Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers List
2020 has been no ordinary year for the profession.
New York Law School Announces Winner and Finalists of “HackNYLS 2020” Student App Development Competition
Students built software applications to address corporate legal operations challenges.
Statement by the NYLS Racial Justice Project on the State Legislature’s Passage of the Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act
In February 2020, the Racial Justice Project published an influential report on the stark racial disparities in traffic enforcement across New York.
Dean Crowell and the NYLS Racial Justice Project Reflect on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis
NYLS mourns the loss of a great American, a warrior for justice, and a friend of our institution.
Professor Kirk Burkhalter ’04 Is a Leading Voice on Police Education
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
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…
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: John Pezzillo ’00
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.
New York Law School Announces New Faculty Appointments
Dean Anthony W. Crowell and Associate Dean William P. LaPiana announced new faculty appointments, effective July 1, 2020.
Message From the Dean on Pride Month
Read Dean Crowell’s message on Pride Month and human rights.
New York Law School Expands Its Nationally Recognized Family Law Program With New Journal and Juvenile Rights Clinic
This fall, NYLS is adding a new journal and juvenile rights clinic to its robust Family Law offerings.
Message From the Dean on Juneteenth
Read Dean Crowell’s message recognizing Juneteenth as an official School holiday and sharing learning and advocacy opportunities.
Student Organizations Express Commitment to Racial Justice
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.
Dean Crowell’s Community Messages on George Floyd, Police Violence, and Racial Justice
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.