In Class. In Court. Involved.

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.

Our professors are also leaders in a wide range of disciplines, actively engaged as theorists, practitioners, policymakers, and commentators. We pride ourselves on the fact that our scholars live in the real world, not in an ivory tower. They pursue matters that are before courts and regulatory agencies, testify before lawmakers, serve on commissions, and advise government entities, NGOs, and other organizations. Students reap the benefits, as faculty members draw on their research and real-world experience in the classroom.

Go to our faculty profiles to find out more, and follow some of our faculty on Twitter, where they comment on everything from law and policy to sports and pop culture.


Faculty Scholarship

Our faculty publish a wide array of articles and books each year. Click to see a list of faculty publications.

Social Media

Go to our YouTube channel for lectures, panels, and events. And follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook, too. 

Centers & Institutes

At our over 30 centers, faculty research a range of topics, from Law and Economics to Human Rights and Global Justice. 

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

  • 2/8: Kevin Davis
  • 2/16: Kenji Yoshino
  • 2/29: Catherine Sharkey

Faculty workshops are held Mondays in the Faculty Library. Lunch will be available starting at 12:25 p.m., and discussions will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. NYU Law faculty and fellows are welcome to attend. You can access papers here.

Fall 2015 Colloquia

NYU Law has eleven colloquia, rigorous meta-seminars convened by faculty in their areas of specialty. Here are the ones being offered this Fall:

Colloquium on Constitutional Theory
Professor Daryl Levinson and Dean Trevor Morrison

Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy
Professors Jeremy Waldron and Samuel Scheffler

Colloquium on Legal and Constitutional History
Professors William Nelson and John Reid

Global and Comparative Public Law Colloquium
Professor Mattias Kumm

Law and Economics Colloquium: Business Law and Economics
Professors Emiliano Catan LLM '10 and Florencia Marotta-Wurgler '01

Law and Development Colloquium
Professors Kevin Davis and Frank Upham