Daniel Shaviro evaluates two tax proposals aimed at addressing misbehavior by the financial industry: the so-called "Robin Hood" tax on financial transactions, and the Financial Activities Tax (FAT), which targets the industry's excess profits.
NYU Law professors who teach criminal law focus their scholarship in a range of areas, from organized crime to domestic violence to sentencing policy. Erin Murphy, the newest member of the criminal law faculty, discusses her areas of interest.
Margaret Satterthwaite '99, winner of a 2011 Podell Distinguished Teaching Award, discusses a project examining issues of access to food and water in Haiti's camps for the internally displaced and how they make women more or less vulnerable to gender-based violence.
Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, discusses his book, A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice.
In his book, One Nation Under Surveillance, A New A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty, Global Professor of Law Simon Chesterman argues that society needs to move the debate from whether government collects copious information about its citizens to how that information will be used.
David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law, discusses his book, Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition, from Harvard University Press. Watch the video above for an overview.
Professor Nancy Morawetz '81 talks about the Immigrant Rights Clinic's recent work documenting immigration enforcement on domestic train and bus routes by the US Border Patrol in Rochester, NY, and how it led to several lawsuits and two pieces in the New York Times.
Samuel Issacharoff discusses the tension between equality and liberty in regulation of campaign finance, one focus of his work in the law of democracy, and the topic of his new article in the Harvard Law Review.
Oscar Chase discusses the new book that he has co-edited, Common Law, Civil Law and the Future of Categories, and how his work as faculty co-director of the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration has helped inform his scholarship.
Anthony Thompson, who leads the Offender Reentry Clinic and the Criminal and Community Defense Clinic, discusses the increasing importance of advocacy outside the courtroom, and how his clinics give students an opportunity to hone this now essential skill.
Samuel Rascoff discusses two of his recent articles, "Domesticating Intelligence," published in May in the Southern California Law Review, and "Law of Homegrown (Counter) Terrorism," which appeared in June in the Texas Law Review.