The Morrison Memo

The Dean discusses the concrete work being done at the Law School to make the world more just and the newest additions to our long history of innovation.


Kim Taylor-Thompson inspired “Kim’s Song”; New York State’s former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman ’68 leads reform of Rikers Island; and NYU Law's powerhouse of clemency applications. 

Mapping the Matrix

NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity is shaping public discourse and policy and training attorneys for the jobs of tomorrow. 

A Change for Climate Change

NYU Law faculty and alumni examine how an incoming White House administration could impact climate change policy.

The AnBryce Advantage  

AnBryce Scholar Damaris Hernández ’07 became the first Latina partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore—as the program awarded its 100th scholarship.

Corporate Leaders 

With groundbreaking scholarship and innovative teaching methods, NYU’s corporate and securities law faculty blend the best of theory and practice.

Determined to Win   

Despite a devastating skiing accident, mergers and acquisitions expert Nancy Lieberman LLM ’81 is a force to be reckoned with. 

Closing Statements 

Barry Friedman and his team at the Policing Project are fostering greater engagement between law enforcement and those they serve.

The People

Overseeing the LAPD

Hollywood power lawyer Matthew Johnson ’93 takes over as president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.  

In Memoriam

Remembering Jerome Bruner, Beatrice Silverstein Frank, Marie Garibaldi, Judith Kaye, and Lester Pollack.

Realizing Equality

Law Women recognizes Nancy Duff Campbell ’68 for her work in the civil rights, poverty and welfare, and women’s rights movements. 

Democracy's Diplomat

After seven years with the US Department of State, Ajani Husbands ’17 pursues his public service interests as a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar. 

An In-house Seminar

Meetup General Counsel David Pashman ’97 shows and tells how to be a lawyer for a tech startup. 

Keeping Abortion Legal

Stephanie Toti ’03 takes the fight against Texas’s restrictive abortion laws to the Supreme Court.

Cultivating SEED

Led by Professor Stephen Choi, NYU Law students develop the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database.

Judge of Distinction

The Women of Color Collective honors Judge Doris Ling-Cohan ’79 with the 2016 Woman of Distinction Award.  

For the Defense

Emily New ’16 joins the Orleans Public Defenders to advocate for the rights of criminal defendants as a staff attorney with the Orleans Public Defenders. 

Industry Voice

Dean Garfield ’94, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, represents the interests of the technology sector.  

Teaching Excellence

Peggy Cooper Davis is honored with the University’s 2015-16 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Faculty Award. 

Advocating for Students

The NYU Law students leading the Suspension Representation Project are working to take on the school-to-prison pipeline.  

California Resource

In the face of a historical drought, Felicia Marcus ’83 leads the fight to conserve California’s water.  

Moot Court Problems

NYU Law’s Moot Court Board editors hone their research and writing skills to create the problems that other law schools want. 

New Faculty

Edward Rock, a prolific scholar of corporate law, is welcomed to the NYU Law community. 

Hamilton Presidency

New York University welcomes renowned chemist Andrew Hamilton as the 16th president of the university. 

OUTLaw Honoree

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal ’05, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, is OUTLaw’s Alumnus of the Year. 

From Clinics to Courts

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack ’91 still draws on lessons she learned as a student in NYU Law’s clinics.  

DC Dispatch

Professor Jason Schultz reports on his experience as senior advisor on intellectual property and innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 


Faculty Briefs
Student Briefs
BALSA Dinner
Honoring Latinas
Alumni Briefs
Cyber Lawyer Boris Segal

Arguments & Opinions

The End of Alchemy

Mervyn King considers the future of banking and the global economy. 

Immigration Impossible

Nancy Morawetz ’81 challenges false assumptions about the US immigration system. 

A Hierarchy of Equalities

Gráinne de Búrca examines how the European Court of Justice is dealing with anti-discrimination laws.

Collective Living

In his new book, David Garland asserts the necessity of the welfare state. 

Testing DNA

In her new book, Erin Murphy investigates how the criminal justice system misuses genetic identification. 

Housing in Order

Roderick Hills Jr. proposes comprehensive planning to fight “NIMBYism” and increase affordable housing.

Adverse Reaction

Professors find fatal flaws in a body of work on takeovers and corporate governance.

How to Tax the Rich

Plenty of people call for increasing taxes on the wealthy. David Kamin ’09 looks at how to do it effectively.

The Age of Criminality

Kim Taylor-Thompson advocates for a bright-line rule to keep juvenile offenders out of adult courts.

Doubly Condemned

Alina Das ’05 seeks fairness for convicted criminals in the immigration system. 

Driven by Reputation

Katherine Strandburg investigates why physicians don’t patent medical procedures—and what that means for patent law.

Dueling Legacies

Peggy Cooper Davis examines the history of the conflict between individual rights and the Confederate narrative at the Supreme Court.

A Return to Politics

In his latest book, Jeremy Waldron argues for the importance of focusing on real-world institutions in political theory.

Stricter Scrutiny

Samuel Rascoff sparks debate with his argument for greater presidential oversight of intelligence gathering.

Finding a Place to Sue

Linda Silberman tracks the evolving, and often confusing, Supreme Court decisions on jurisdiction. 


Professorial Publications
Award-Winning Scholarship 



A Survey for Sotomayor

At the Law School, Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on civil juries and is honored by the Annual Survey of American Law.

Impressive FOLCS

The Forum on Law, Culture & Society celebrates its 10th anniversary. 

Laying Down the Law

The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement hosts major discussions on corporate liability.

Repaid Debt in DOMA Case

Roberta Kaplan, who successfully argued the DOMA case, discusses her personal connection to it at the LAA Lecture.

Reverberating Decision 

Sherrilyn Ifill ’87 spotlights Brown v. Board of Education’s crucial shortcoming.

Civil Justice for All

A conference seeks solutions to the plight of Americans unable to afford civil legal representation.

The Junior Justice

During her NYU Law visit, Justice Elena Kagan provides an inside glimpse of a newly post-Scalia Supreme Court. 

Odds-Defying Senator

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota delivers the Abrams Public Service Lecture. 

Latinos' Legal Strides

Judge Jenny Rivera ’85 highlights Latino civil rights victories and challenges.

What it Takes to Lead

NYU Law’s Leadership Mindset series draws successful leaders to offer pointers to future lawyers.

Uber Complicated

Expert panelists analyze a central legal question raised by Uber and its ilk.


Black Lives Matter Globally 

Panelists discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement might benefit from an international human rights framework.

The Civil Jury: Out?

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island calls for preserving the civil jury trial. 

Price of Admission

Judge Pamela Chen of the Eastern District of New York focuses on race-conscious school admissions.

Good Housing Policy

For 20 years, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy has influenced policymakers by collecting crucial data.

Balanced Intelligence

The Center on Law and Security’s symposium focuses on transnational approaches to governing intelligence.


Agreeing on Use of Force

A conference examines the roles of prosecutors, police, and the community in use-of-force cases. 

Topical Punch

The Milbank Tweed Forum’s weekly panels bring multidisciplinary thought leaders to NYU Law. 

Treasured Service

At the Law Alumni Association Luncheon, Christopher Meade ’96 recalls his Treasury Department service. 

Predicting Problems

The Bernstein Institute for Human Rights conference considers problems of human rights and predictive policing.


Chief Concerns 
Chuck Schumer Chats
Hayek Lecture
Tillinghast Lecture
Brennan Lecture
Deans' Cup
Madison Lecture
NYU/KPMG Lecture

Relevant Parties

Leading with Courage

At convocation, graduating JD, LLM, and JSD students hear from Vanita Gupta ’01 and Francis Daniels LLM ’86, ’87. 

Supporting Our Students

At the annual Scholarship Reception, students mingle and meet with the donors who are making their journeys possible.

Double Taxation

NYU Law’s tax faculty and alumni celebrate dual anniversaries for the Graduate Tax Program and the International Tax Program. 

LACA's Evolution

The Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association (BLAPA) becomes the Law Alumni of Color Association (LACA). 

Family Tradition

Members of the class of 2016 pose for hooding photos with family members who are fellow NYU Law graduates.

Celebrating Service

The Public Service Benefit honors NYU Law’s commitment to public service with a night of board games and fun. 

Reunion 2016

Twelve classes from 1956 to 2011 return to the Law School for a weekend that includes academic classes, dining, and dancing. 

Weinfeld GALA

NYU President Emeritus John Sexton receives the Judge Edward Weinfeld Award at this year’s Weinfeld gala, held at the Museum of Modern Art. 


Members of the class of 2016 share where they are going and what they are proud to have done. 

Catch Me If NYU Can!

Every year, NYU Law students write and perform a musical production celebrating and poking fun at Law School life. 

Migrant Crisis

At the Hauser Global Law School Program’s Annual Dinner, Ambassador David O’Sullivan discusses Europe’s response to the refugee crisis.

Scholars and Donors

Scholarship recipients in the class of 2016 pose for hooding photos with the donors of their scholarships. 

The City's Center

NYU’s Furman for Real Estate and Urban Policy marks its 20th anniversary this year. 

The View from Europe

An NYU Law conference hosted in Barcelona addresses the ongoing refugee crisis and its national security implications.


Throwback Ball
A Book Party