Irene Segal Ayers is Deputy Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. She joined the NYU faculty in 2005, and has taught in both the NYU Lawyering Program and the Graduate Lawyering program. Prior to joining the faculty, she practiced international intellectual property and technology law. Ayers is a 1999 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was elected Order of the Coif and was awarded the Timothy Walker Founders Scholarship, the College of Law’s most prestigious scholarship. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Bryn Mawr College and the Indiana University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Before becoming a lawyer, she taught undergraduate English literature and writing for eight years.
Gerald Lebovits is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Lawyering program. A judge since 2001, Justice Lebovits presides in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. He previously presided in the New York City Civil Court, the New York City Criminal Court, and the New York City Housing Court. After completing his Civil Law license in French at the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1979, he received a Master of Civil Law at Tulane University School of Law in 1980 and, in 1986, an LL.M. from NYU, where he studied international and comparative criminal justice. This is his 31st year teaching law. Students at three law schools have elected him Adjunct Professor of the Year.
Dianne Rosky is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Lawyering program. She is the founder of Rosky Legal Education, which trains lawyers and other professionals to write and speak effectively. She is a writing consultant to major law firms, government agencies, and corporations. Until 2003, Ms. Rosky was a full-time faculty member in the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law, teaching legal writing as well as negotiation, mediation, and other lawyering skills. Ms. Rosky previously practiced commercial litigation and was a law clerk in the Southern District of New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.