New York Law School Trustee Professor of Law Rebecca Roiphe has made a number of media appearances in recent weeks, offering expertise on everything from the January 6 hearings to Supreme Court rulings on gun laws to celebrity chef Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct trial.
A frequent feature in national media, Professor Roiphe studies both ethics and the history of the legal profession. Her scholarship focuses on the mediating role of prosecutors in American democracy, centering the American tradition of prosecutorial independence with special emphasis on the President’s relationship to the Department of Justice. She joined NYLS after serving as a Manhattan prosecutor and as a law clerk for the Honorable Bruce Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Professor Roiphe’s writing has appeared in Slate, the New York Review of Books, Politico, U.S. News, and more. She is a contributing legal analyst at CBS News, where she regularly weighs in on national legal issues.
“Professor Roiphe has an extraordinary ability to distill the essence of critical events and explain their legal and political impacts. Because she can so ably bring light and life to the complex and often hidden contours of so many issues, the American public is better informed, and thus better able, to make important choices that will have long-term effects on our society and culture,” says Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President.
January 6 docuseries filmmaker speaks out after meeting with House select committee
Professor Roiphe discusses the impact of a filmmaker who has become a part of the House select committee’s investigation into January 6.
January 6 hearing to focus on Trump’s effort to sway Justice Department after 2020 election
Professor Roiphe discusses the relationship between the White House and the Justice Department.
Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law that restricted concealed carry
Professor Roiphe offers expertise on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a New York gun control law.
Supreme Court rules Maine can’t exclude religious schools from tuition assistance program
Professor Roiphe explains the implication of the Supreme Court’s ruling on future separation of church and state cases.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali found not guilty in sexual misconduct trial
Professor Roiphe discusses the verdict in the case of celebrity chef Mario Batali.