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Camille Broussard, Associate Dean and Library Director at New York Law School’s Mendik Library, was honored by American Association of Law Libraries with an AALL Hall of Fame Award in the organization’s 2022 award cycle.
This year, Franklin University Switzerland bestowed special honors on Professor Penelope Andrews. At the school’s 52nd annual graduation ceremony, she was presented with an Honorary Degree for her distinguished legal career and global human rights advocacy, and she addressed the class of 2022 as the keynote speaker.
For the first time since 2019, New York Law School graduates convened in person for the 130th Commencement Exercises—a joyful return to in-person ceremony and celebration.
Meet the law students in our dynamic community through the Humans of NYLS series.
The Fines & Fees Justice Center, located at NYLS, has received a generation donation to support the organization’s efforts to restore integrity to the U.S. justice system by eliminating the harmful and unjust impacts of fines and fees.
Gay City News, New York City’s weekly LGBTQ+ newspaper, won first prize in the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for coverage of crime, policing, and courts. The award included Professor Emeritus Arthur S. Leonard’s article “Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for Catholic Social Services in Foster Care Policy Dispute” about the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia case.
Professor Kirk Burkhalter reflects on the research that fueled the development of NYLS Pro to fit the needs of the busy 21st-century professional, as well as his own experiences with the Evening Division.
Madeleine Robinson 3L has won recognition for her legal writing in the 13th annual Hofstra Law and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Family Law Writing Competition.
Learn more about law students in our vibrant community through the Humans of NYLS series.
The New York Law School community congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic Senate confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
In an op-ed for CNN, Professor Ruti Teitel writes about what legal actions can be taken to address what may be war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Ford Foundation has awarded New York Law School’s Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic a generous grant to support the Clinic’s work over the next three years. The award will help propel the Clinic in its critical advocacy for civil rights.
Television icon Judge Judy Sheindlin ’65 will give the keynote address for NYLS’s first traditional in-person commencement ceremony in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a sampling of articles from our archives that highlight women and law.
In an article for The National Jurist, NYLS’s Executive Director of Career Development and Employer and Alumni Relations shares key advice for law students on emerging and nontraditional legal careers.
NYLS is meeting the evolving needs of 21st century working professionals committed to transforming their careers with a redesigned Evening Division that’s more accessible, flexible, and affordable.
Filler and this year’s class join 165 other members of the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005.
Two NYLS students have been awarded the AT&T Pro Bono Excellence Scholarship in recognition of their exemplary pro bono service to those in need.
Members of the NYLS community gathered for a panel discussion about the impact of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and how his principles can be used to meet the challenges of racial justice we face today.
PreLaw Magazine’s Winter 2022 issue honored the work of our community in three distinguished areas: 25 Most Innovative Schools, Leaders in Public Policy, and Best Schools for Hispanics.
Trustee Ross F. Moskowitz ’84 and Adjunct Professor Jeffrey M. Wice are among “the age disruptors who changed New York” named in City & State’s new “50 Over 50” list.
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.
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.
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.
A recent issue of preLaw magazine spotlights the benefits of attending an independent graduate institution like New York Law School.
At NYLS, students have exceptional opportunities to work with judges in one of the many courthouses near campus to gain valuable legal experience.
Fill out this Business Needs Assessment Survey to help inform the pandemic recovery strategy for the Tribeca neighborhood.
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.
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 provides an unprecedented opportunity for law students to represent victims of online harassment.
New York Census and Redistricting Institute has launched a statewide Public Mapping Redistricting Project to coincide with the 2021 state redistricting cycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read Dean Crowell’s message of reflection on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we commemorate the tragedy that shook the world, reshaping New York City and the nation.
In the latest issue of preLaw magazine, New York Law School was named a top school for its programs in several key areas.
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, 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.
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.
The Milwaukee Bucks are in the NBA Finals, playing against the Phoenix Suns for the chance to win their first championship since 1971.
Members of the newly created Tribeca Pandemic Recovery Task Force will coordinate a cohesive, community-driven pandemic recovery strategy for the neighborhood.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NYLS’s Housing Rights Clinic has helped clients stay in their homes.
Michael Pastor is a seasoned in-house counsel leader and the former lead technology counsel for New York City.
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.
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 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.
On June 8, 2021, Judge Cannataro was confirmed to the Court. The statement has been updated to reflect this.
The conversation with Mr. Donovan focused on leadership and management. Mr. Chang’s portion dealt with technology and public policy.
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.
Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Jeff Wice, Professor Kirk Burkhalter ’04, and Professor Rebecca Roiphe recently appeared in the national media.
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.
Titled “Managing Change in New York City,” the event drew over 100 attendees and featured questions from students.
The development follows a discovery conference in the case yesterday.
Read a message by Dean Crowell and other NYLS leaders to the School community.
Kacia Wilson 2L is one of just seven law students nationwide featured in The National Jurist’s “Law Students of the Year.”
On April 14, NYLS hosted the first event in its series of student-led Law and Leadership Mayoral dialogues
Professor Wilson is an accomplished civil rights attorney who has litigated cases involving disability rights, discriminatory policing, and racial justice.
Professor Emeritus Michael Perlin is Co-Editor of a forthcoming book, “Justice Outsourced.” Six alumni, including Distinguished Adjunct Professor Heather Cucolo ’03, authored chapters.
The new programs will prepare NYLS students to lead as the nation rebuilds from the events of 2020.
Three members of NYLS’s Class of 2021 recently shared their experiences at the School in a new Q&A video.
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.
In honor of Women’s History Month, NYLS pays tribute to alumnae who lead local bar associations.
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.
The prestigious two-year fellowship places recent law graduates in host organizations dedicated to supporting immigrants’ rights and representing those in need.
NYLS leadership and student leaders condemn acts of violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian Americans.
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 earned accolades for its programs on legal technology, racial justice, public policy, and more.
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.
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.
Attorney General James has garnered national recognition for her accomplishments on behalf of New Yorkers.
Professor Cominsky’s piece focuses on how the pandemic is affecting New Yorkers involved in the criminal justice system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Inauguration Day, Professor Roiphe appeared live to discuss former President Trump’s final pardons and upcoming legal challenges.
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.
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.
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,
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.