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Alberto Alemanno, who teaches at NYU Law Abroad in Paris, was selected as a 2015 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Philip Alston was appointed by the UN secretary-general to serve on the Central African Republic Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Events Since January 1, 2013.

The Clinical Legal Education Association gave Claudia Angelos the 2015 award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers.

Anthony Appiah joined the New York Public Library’s Board of Trustees.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Rachel Barkow and a co-author called on President Obama to fix the federal clemency process.

Stephen Gillers ’68 received the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation’s 2015 Outstanding Scholar Award.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Ryan Goodman and two co-authors listed five principles Congress should follow when authorizing use of force.

Samuel Issacharoff was awarded the inaugural Appellate Advocacy Award by the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

Arthur Miller was named associate dean and director of the Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business and received the 2015 Brandeis Medal from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

Richard Pildes is scholarly co-chair of the National Constitution Center’s three-year project Coalition of Freedom, which aims to raise awareness of constitutional rights.

Catherine Sharkey was named a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Anthony Thompson was appointed to Governor Cuomo’s new Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration.

In a New York Times op-ed, Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke ’11 praise President Obama’s Clean Power Plan for correcting a major error in the Clean Air Act.



Neil Barofsky ’95, a partner at Jenner & Block, was tapped to monitor Credit Suisse Group AG after the bank pleaded guilty to helping Americans evade taxes.

Lauren Burke ’09, co-founder of Atlas: DIY, and Michael Lwin ’09, co-founder and managing director of Koe Koe Tech, received Echoing Green’s 2014 Global Fellowships, which support emerging social entrepreneurs.

Lawrence Byrne ’84 was appointed as the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for legal matters.

Yan Cao ’13 and Geoffrey Wertime ’14 were named 2015 Skadden Fellows.

Evan Chesler ’75 was named chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library.

Martin Lipton ’55 received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the New York Law Journal’s Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards.

Amy Marshak ’11 and Matthew Shahabian ’11 will clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, respectively, in the 2015–16 term.

Wendy Scott ’80 began her tenure as the Mississippi College School of Law’s first African American dean.

Jonathan Wolfson ’00, CEO of Solazyme, was honored with the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s 2015 George Washington Carver Award.

Jenny Yang ’96 was named chair of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.



Max Bernstein ’15, Ijeoma Eke ’16, Rahul Hari ’16, and Neil Thakore ’15 took first place at the White Collar Crime Invitational, hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center Barristers’ Council.

Rahul Hari ’16 also won Baylor Law School’s 2015 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition with a 6-0 record.

Amanda Russo ’15 won Best Direct Examination at the National Trial Advocacy Competition Region 2, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section.

Jeremy Schiffres ’16 and William Simoneaux ’16, led by coach Sarah Dowd ’15, won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

Dian Yu ’16 was awarded the 2014 Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

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