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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.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Nathalie Gonzalez ’14
As Legal Director at the nonprofit LIFT, Nathalie Gonzalez ’14 is working hard to help families navigate a host of new legal issues.
Video: Three NYLS Alumni Share Their Experiences
Three alumni speak about their experiences at NYLS and finding the right career paths for them in a new Q&A video.
Why Census 2020 Matters More Than Ever
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.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Dr. Sassan Naderi ’18
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.
New York Law School and Venable LLP Announce Innovative Summer Associate Simulation Program
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.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Estefani Rodriguez ’16
Estefani Rodriguez ’16 is co-leading a large-scale effort to feed healthcare workers while supporting local restaurants.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Katie James 4L Evening
Katie James 4L Evening works at NYC Emergency Management, where she’s managing key response logistics and helping kids understand COVID.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Mendel Taub 2L
In addition to his legal studies, Mendel Taub 2L is a part-time police officer and emergency medical technician.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Kayla Santosuosso 3L Evening
Kayla Santosuosso 3L Evening is working hard for her South Brooklyn neighbors as Deputy Chief of Staff to a New York City Council Member.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Kacia Wilson 1L
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.
Claire R. Thomas ’11 Wins Fulbright Award to Research Solutions for Asylum Seekers in Mexico
She will research long-term solutions for asylum seekers in Mexico.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Jonathan (Jay) Manfre ’15
Jay Manfre ’15 and his company, REDCON1, are helping healthcare workers and emergency responders in South Florida.
Video: Three NYLS Students Share Their Experiences
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’s Academic Programs and State-of-the-Art Facilities Recognized
NYLS has earned top grades in two fast-growing areas of law—plus special recognition for its vibrant downtown campus.