NYU Law School’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. This year we welcome two new permanent faculty members: Professor Christopher Sprigman, whose research focuses on how legal rules affect innovation and the deployment of new technologies; and Associate Professor Jason Schultz, a first-rate clinical professor and intellectual property lawyer and policy expert. 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.
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...