NYU Law professors are leaders in a wide range of disciplines, actively engaged as theorists, practitioners, policymakers, and commentators. Students reap the benefits, as faculty members draw on their research and real-world experience in the classroom.
Leading Scholars With Influential Voices
NYU Law’s reputation for academic excellence is grounded in the scholarship of our faculty, which routinely draws accolades from the legal academy and beyond. Always part of the national conversation about important issues and ideas, NYU Law professors frequently publish opinion pieces in mainstream outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, and Slate and are regularly sought out by news outlets to comment on current events. A growing number of faculty members are developing followings on Twitter, where they comment on everything from law and policy to sports and pop culture.
- Christopher Sprigman weighs in on the GoldieBlox fair use suit against the Beastie Boys, and joins the board of Creative Commons.
- China's government-sponsored newspaper interviews Kevin Davis on corruption.
- Richard Epstein publishes The Classical Liberal Constitution, the culmination of nearly a decade’s work.
- David Garland’s book on capital punishment draws acclaim and is published in Italian. (View a compilation of faculty scholarship.)
- Margaret Satterthwaite' 99 tweets on human rights (@SatterthwaiteML). Follow NYU Law: @NYULaw
Academics Engaging With the World
We pride ourselves on the fact that our scholars live in the real world, not in an ivory tower. Around the country and the globe, NYU Law professors engage directly with the most pressing issues of the day. They pursue matters that are before courts and regulatory agencies, testify before lawmakers, serve on commissions, and advise government entities, NGOs, and other organizations.
- Rachel Barkow is named to U.S. Sentencing Commission.
- Ryan Goodman launches Just Security, an online forum for the rigorous analysis of law, rights, and U.S. national security policy.
- New York Housing Conference honors the Furman Center, directed by Vicki Been '83.
- Bryan Stevenson, who has won Supreme Court rulings on death penalty and mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, gets attention for his efforts to mark the American South's history of slavery.
Teachers Who Are Also Mentors
Law School professors often work closely with students on scholarship and other projects. This gives students the opportunity gain valuable experience outside the classroom and to build a relationship with a mentor who can help them lay the groundwork for a successful career.
- Clayton Gillette forms “student law firm” to help in Detroit’s recovery
- Kirti Datla ’13 and Richard Revesz co-author a law review article on government agencies