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Ronald Dworkin, 1931-2013

I first met Ronald Dworkin 45 years ago in the bar of one of those faceless, interchangeable hotels where conventions of the American Philosophical Association always...

Rosie the Riveter, with a Bunsen Burner

The phrase “the first woman to…” occurs frequently in descriptions of Judge Pauline Newman’s career. She was the first woman to be appointed an appellate judge...

From Blackboard to Bench

Recalling her 1960s childhood on the Lower East Side, Jenny Rivera ’85, one of the newest judges of New York State’s Court of Appeals, says, “My...

Expanding Students’ Horizons

To say that Rachel Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and faculty director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, is...

Leading by Example

Assistant professor of Clinical Law Alina Das ’05, co-teacher of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, was one of this year’s recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King...

A Teachable Moment

Given the location—inside the former Tweed Courthouse—you might assume that Peter Levin ’81 is doing something related to law in this warm and bright room. Instead,...

Experience Is Political

A budget crisis—and resolution—is a lesson learned for newly elected Congressman Scott Peters of San Diego. New members of congress often arrive in Washington agape at...

A Dedicated Server

Public interest lawyers are generally a devoted group, but Lauren Burke ’09 displays a dedication far beyond the norm. After Hurricane Sandy hit, she convinced her...

Brothers in Law

The 2012–13 academic year was huge for a certain Connelly family of Louisville, Kentucky. All three sons were on campus, each at a different stage of...

A President, Knighted

Over the past year, when University Professor Joseph Weiler’s proverbial phone rang, it was often Italy calling. Last December, the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence...

Seeking a Few Good Veterans

Starting this fall, veterans who attend NYU Law can thank Garen Marshall ’14 for helping make possible a free legal education. Marshall, a former explosive ordnance...

The First Time’s a Charm

Like many fledgling novelists, Marlen Bodden ’86 was stymied by traditional book publishing. The veteran Legal Aid Society lawyer had spent nine years researching and writing...

Introducing Jason Schultz

In 2009, Jason Schultz approached Professor Erin Murphy to put together a conference on social media and the criminal justice system, her specialty. “This was in...

Introducing Jeanne Fromer

Here are the signs that Jeanne Fromer is a culture junkie: Her vast iPhone application collection takes up two screens with 16 folders each, a dozen...