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In the nearly 50 years since Stephen Ross LLM ’66 earned his Master of Laws in Taxation at the Law School, he has built a truly impressive...

Change for a $10

When Rolling Stone entered the debate about putting a woman on the $10 bill by offering a list of 10 worthy female candidates, number two on their...

Gideon’s Reprise

In Hurrell-Harring v. New York, the Law School’s New York Civil Liberties Clinic made key contributions to a seven-year-long class action lawsuit that culminated in a historic...

A Judge Who Delivered

Jersey City, New Jersey, posthumously honored native daughter Judge Shirley Tolentino LLM ’82 last December, when the Bergen South Post Office was renamed for her. Tolentino, the...

Directorial Deficit

Although women fill most movie theater seats, behind the scenes they are scarce—comprising only seven percent of directors of top-grossing 2014 films. Melissa Goodman ’03 of...

Boies, Scouts

Law School Trustee David Boies LLM ’67, already a powerful legal advocate for same-sex marriage, successfully represented the first openly gay Boy Scout leader challenging a...

Center Stage

This June, the US Senate unanimously confirmed Eileen Decker ’90 as US attorney for the Central District of California (CDCA). The CDCA encompasses seven counties including...

Art Imitating Art

In the final show at the Madison Avenue location of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Amy Adler scored a first: she was featured on the...

Of Law and Order

Unlike most other government agencies, policing agencies from the local police department all the way up to the National Security Agency act with little explicit legislative...

Under Pressure

On January 16, Matthew Ahn ’14 entered the Guinness World Records by breaking the speed record for traveling to every single stop in the New York...

Foundational Knowledge

Before law school, William McCracken ’00 had never set foot in New York, yet today he is an expert on the city’s most basic elements—cornerstones. For...

Celestial Reasoning

In the 21 years that Barbara Walters has anointed the Most Fascinating People of the Year, the top spot has gone to luminaries such as Nelson...

In Good Company

New faculty members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: David Garland Lewis Kornhauser New faculty and alumni members of the American Law Institute: Theresa...

Moral Support

Since May, professors Anthony Appiah (pictured above, left) and Kenji Yoshino (right) have comprised two of the three New York Times Magazine Ethicists, who respond every...

Corps Values

Antonia House ’15 and Annie Mathews ’14 have been named 2015 Justice Fellows by the Immigrant Justice Corps, founded by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the...

Congressional Testimonies

“I’ve tried today to emphasize that regulations are an important and valuable force in our society, and are the reason that the air we breathe and...

A-Paper Confessions

Professor David Richards’s spring seminar Free Speech, Ethical Transformation, and Social Change: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation explored the role free speech played in resistance, such...

No Trial by Jury

A new undertaking at the Law School will focus on a venerable yet disappearing feature of the American legal system: the civil jury trial. Why are...

A Worthy Dozen

Selected by 24 judges from nearly 300 nominations of lawyers ages 40 years and younger, 12 NYU Law alumni were named among New York Law Journal’s...

Area of Agreement

With a foreword by Bill Clinton and acknowledgments of the Koch Brothers and the Heritage Foundation, Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice explores bipartisan opposition...

Country Miles and Decades

In Around the World in 50 Years, Albert Podell ’76 writes a charming, engaging, and sometimes harrowing chronicle of: The journey began in 1965 when Podell...

New Frontiers

The Center on Law and Security selected Joshua Fattal ’18 (pictured above, far left) and Kevin Kirby ’17 (center) as scholars for ASPIRE (A Scholarship for...

The Ambassadors

For 29 diplomats from 17 nations, an NYU Law classroom offered a chance to learn about the internal law of the United Nations. José Alvarez, Herbert...

Grumpy Court

University of Virginia Law Professor Michael Livermore ’06 and two Dartmouth College computer scientists will publish an article in the 2016 Washington University Law Review asserting...