In 2010, NYU Law faculty garnered a great deal of significant recognition:

Lily Batchelder (now on leave) was selected to serve as chief tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

Richard Pildes gave the Thomas M. Jorde Symposium keynote address at both the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton on the causes and consequences of polarized politics.

Stephen Choi and Marcel Kahan once again had articles chosen as among the "Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2009" by the Corporate Practice Commentator. Over the 16-year history of the poll, Marcel has written or co-written more winning articles than any other author, with a total of 13, and Steve is in second place with 10.

Moshe Halbertal's "The Goldstone Illusion" was selected by New York Times columnist David Brooks as one of the year's best magazine pieces.

Richard Stewart received the 2009 Award for Excellence from the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Anthony Amsterdam received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Jeremy Waldron has delivered 17 major lectures since 2005, in addition to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Lecture series at Harvard, and published a book of essays, Torture, Terror, and Trade-offs.