Areas of Study

Criminal Law

Overview

Criminal law is a thriving part of the Law School’s intellectual life. Top policymakers and practitioners regularly converge on Washington Square to explore critical issues in meting out justice. A world-class faculty offers courses, clinics, and colloquia on everything from organized crime control to reentry programs to the death penalty.

News from Washington Square

When classes end each May, NYU School of Law faculty disperse from campus to give lectures, attend workshops, pursue...
The Connecticut Supreme Court’s August 13 ruling that banned the executions of the 11 men on the state’s death row...
The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law (CACL) has launched the Clemency Resource Center (CRC), a...
Merging both ends of the criminal justice system by pairing indigent defense with offender reentry, the Criminal...