Our Faculty

NYU Law’s permanent faculty members include leading figures in many areas of law, including celebrated groups of scholars working in international law, international business law, environmental and energy law, taxation, legal theory and public interest law

Each year our faculty is augmented by members of our Global Faculty, leading academics from outside the United States who teach regularly at NYU. Our unrivaled location in downtown Manhattan also gives our students easy access to leading practitioners who teach as members of our adjunct faculty, and students take classes with professors from NYU's other schools.

Faculty Director

James Jacobs

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts

Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice

James Jacobs is the Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He was named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in recognition and support of his research on jurisprudential and policy issues related to criminal records. Read more...