Six new professors have joined the NYU School of Law faculty full time for the 2010-2011 school year. They boast an impressive range of specialties including business, criminal law, international law, and procedure.

Photo of Richard EpsteinRichard Epstein will teach two classes during the 2010-11 academic year: Contracts for 1Ls in the fall, and a course on food and drug law in the spring. Considered one of the most influential thinkers in legal academia, Richard Epstein is known for his research and writings on a broad range of constitutional, economic, historical, and philosophical subjects. He has taught courses spanning the legal landscape, including on antitrust, administrative law, communications, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, environmental law, health law, labor, jurisprudence, patents, property, Roman law, and torts. More on Epstein


Photo of Daryl LevinsonA leading expert in constitutional law and theory as well as public law, Daryl Levinson, the inaugural David Boies Professor of Law, has rejoined the NYU School of Law faculty after five years at Harvard Law School. Levinson draws upon interdisciplinary sources from economics, public choice, political theory, and philosophy to touch on a broad array of issues. Levinson will teach Remedies in the fall and Constitutional Law in the spring. He was an NYU Law faculty member from 2002 to 2005 and returned in 2009-10 as a fellow at the Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, where his research focused on the relationship between international and constitutional law. More on Levinson


Photo of Erin MurphyErin Murphy, an expert on criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence, joined the faculty from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Murphy focuses her research on questions related to new technologies, privacy, and the use of state power in the criminal justice system, and her article “Paradigms of Restraint,” published in the Duke Law Journal in 2008, won the AALS Criminal Justice Section award for best paper by a junior scholar. She received her A.B. in comparative literature magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1995 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999, also magna cum laude. She clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Murphy will teach Criminal Law in the spring. More on Murphy


Photo of Ryan BubbFormerly a senior researcher for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), Ryan Bubb is now an assistant professor of law at NYU Law. Bubb has earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in economics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University. He received the Eliot Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics Dissertation Fellowship, as well as the Warburg Funds Award and a Hewlett Foundation grant to perform fieldwork in Ghana. This fall Bubb will teach Corporations. More on Bubb


Photo of Sarah WooNew assistant professor of law Sarah Woo, a bankruptcy and financial regulation expert, will teach International Financial Regulation and the International Insolvency seminar this spring. Woo’s research centers primarily on financially distressed companies and the legal and regulatory frameworks, domestic and transnational, that they operate in, such as the Basel II Accord. Woo earned her LL.B. at National University of Singapore, where she graduated as the valedictorian with First Class Honors, and holds J.S.D and J.S.M. degrees from Stanford Law School. During her time in Stanford, Woo served as a research fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. She also has a courtesy appointment at the Stern School of Business. More on Woo


Photo of Franco FerrariFranco Ferrari has joined the Law School faculty as a full-time professor and a faculty director of the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law. Previously, he was a chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Bologna in Italy. Ferrari has published 190 law review articles in various languages and 12 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous peer-reviewed European law journals and also acts as an international arbitrator. This fall he will teach International Business Transaction; next spring he will teach the Comparative Law of Torts and Forum Shopping & International Commercial Law seminars. Read about Ferrari's latest work

Posted August 6, 2010