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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.
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.
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.
New York, NY (November 8, 2019) – Lenni B. Benson has been appointed the Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law at New York Law School (NYLS), Dean Anthony W. Crowell announced today. Professor Benson is an internationally recognized advocate who has taught at NYLS for 25 years and established NYLS’s Immigration Law and Litigation Clinic.
New York, NY (November 7, 2019) – New York Law School (NYLS) today announced the launch of its New York Census and Redistricting Institute. The Institute will engage and educate public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and the public about law and policy relating to the national census in 2020 and subsequent city and state redistricting. It is the first institute of its kind for a New York City academic institution and will provide unique and timely research opportunities for NYLS students.
NYLS earned top grades in the fall 2019 issue of preLaw magazine—an A+ in business law, an A in criminal law, and an A- in tax law. The grades were based on law schools’ curricular offerings, including clinics, concentrations, and centers.
(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and New York Law School (NYLS) today announced that the District Attorney’s Office’s Conviction Integrity Bureau has been awarded more than $849,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to aid in the investigation of wrongful conviction claims, including a $275,000 partnership grant awarded to the District Attorney’s Office and NYLS.
Seven members of NYLS’s Class of 2019 have joined the New York City Law Department as Assistant Corporation Counsels this fall.
NYLS and ICNY Are Collaborating on Religious Diversity Education Programs That Will Benefit Students, Practicing Lawyers, and the City’s Diverse Religious Communities New York, NY (October 17, 2019) – New York Law School (NYLS) and the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) today announced…
For a decade, New York Law Journal readers have voted NYLS’s LL.M. in Taxation Program No. 1 in the category “Banking/Bankruptcy/Tax LL.M. Programs.”
NYLS’s Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic seeks to right these wrongs while providing NYLS students with valuable investigative and criminal procedure skills training.
On October 4, NYLS will host the all-day 2019 Northeast Regional Convening of the American Constitution Society (ACS).
A new piece of commentary by the Public Rights Project spotlights Professor Lisa Grumet’s research on state attorneys general and a practice she calls “hidden nondefense.”
Professor Lenni Benson, one of the country’s top experts on child immigration, is featured in a new video project with a powerful mission: advocating for children detained at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
NYLS faculty members are frequently quoted in the media on high-profile topics.
Sharma recently reflected on his new role, his career path, and NYLS.
NYLS’s Asylum Clinic has succeeded in securing asylum for M.A., a man who fled Ghana seeking safety in the United States.
Sharon Brown ’13 LL.M., a partner at Barclay Damon LLP, has been named to Law360’s 2019 “Influential Women in Tax Law” list.
NYLS earned A’s from preLaw magazine in both Family Law and Human Rights Law.
I want to take this opportunity to share why NYLS’s approach to professional development is unique and effective.
A recent New York Times column spotlights Professor Lenni Benson and the Safe Passage Project, the nonprofit she founded at NYLS.
Salvatierra recently reflected on her time at NYLS and her professional goals.
NYLS’s Cyberharassment Clinic, led by Adjunct Professor Andrew Santa Ana, is the only law school clinic exclusively dedicated to helping victims of online harassment obtain justice.
On August 2, campus buzzed with law students from across the northeast and more than 60 high-profile employers.