Graduate Lawyering Faculty Biographies

 

Mary Holland

Phone: 212-998-6212
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 107
 
Mary Holland is Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. She joined the NYU Lawyering faculty in 2002 and has directed the Graduate Lawyering Program since 2004. Before teaching, she clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, worked for an international human rights organization, and was an associate at two major US law firms in international transactional law.  She worked for American law firms in Moscow, Russia for three years.  She graduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard College.  Her research interest is in human rights and health law, with a particular focus on the law and policy of vaccination.

 

Irene Segal Ayers

Phone: 212-998-6347
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 107
 

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. 

 

Karen Ross

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 107
 
Karen Ross has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU since 2010. Before teaching, Ms. Ross worked in private practice and as a law clerk to judges in the state court system. She also served as an administrative law judge in New York City for various city agencies. Ms. Ross received a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Tufts University. She designed the Legal English Intensive Workshop and Legal English courses.  As well as teaching in the Graduate Lawyering Program, she advises students one-on-one and in small groups on development of academic skills.
 

Gerald Lebovits

gerald.lebovits@nyu.edu

Gerald Lebovits is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Lawyering program.  He has been a judge since 2001. Judge Lebovits currently presides in the New York City Civil Court.  He previously presided in 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 LLM from NYU, where he studied international and comparative criminal justice.   This is his 27th year teaching law. Students at two law schools have elected him Adjunct Professor of the Year.

 

Dianne Rosky

dianne.rosky@roskylegaled.com

Dianne Rosky is and Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Lawyering program. She is the founder of Rosky Legal Education LLC, 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.

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