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

Barton Beebe examines intellectual property law

Professor Barton Beebe gave the inaugural lecture of the John M. Desmarais Professorship of Intellectual Property Law on “Intellectual Property Law and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress.” 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

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 32 centers, faculty research a range of topics, from Law and Economics to Human Rights and Global Justice. 

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

  • 2/2: Samuel Estreicher
  • 2/9: Adam Samaha
  • 2/17: Frank Upham (Note: This workshop is on a Tuesday.)

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.

Fall 2014 Colloquia

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

Colloquium in Legal, Political and Social Philosophy
Professors Liam Murphy and Samuel Scheffler

Colloquium on Law, Economics and Politics
Professors John Ferejohn and Lewis Kornhauser

Hauser Colloquium: International Law and Policy in an Insecure World
Professors Ryan Goodman and Samuel Rascoff

Legal History Colloquium
Professors Daniel Hulsebosch and David Golove