Correcting Corrections

Rachel Barkow argues that while the criminal justice system is a regulatory one, it does not incorporate the same checks on its power as other regulatory systems—to criminal justice's detriment. Read more

Workplace IDs

In the 14th annual Korematsu Lecture, Kenji Yoshino argues that the pressure to "cover" prevents members of minority groups—as well as some straight white men—from bringing their authentic selves to work. Read more

Defining Richard Epstein

Summarizing his life’s work, the famous libertarian examines a process of ideological "retooling," and his transformation from libertarian to classical liberal. Read more


Presidential Practice

Dean Trevor Morrison analyzes restraints on presidential power in his inaugural lecture for the Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professorship of Law. Read more

Financing Development

Kevin Davis's popular seminar connects commercial practice in the developed world to the situation in developing countries. Read more

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

  • 4/27: Erin Murphy

The faculty workshops are held Mondays in the Faculty Library from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. You can access papers here.

Spring 2015 Colloquia

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

Colloquium on Culture and the Law
Professor Oscar Chase

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

Innovation Policy Colloquium
Professors Jeanne Fromer and Christopher Jon Sprigman

Institute for International Law and Justice Colloquium
Professor Benedict Kingsbury and Adjunct Professor Harlan Cohen

Law and Economics Colloquium: Business Law & Economics
Professors Jennifer Arlen '86 and Emiliano Catan LLM '10

Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium
Professor Daniel Shaviro and Adjunct Professor Alan Viard