News@NYU Law

1/30/2015
The vast majority of contracts these days are standard-form contracts: drafted by one party and offered to the other on...
1/29/2015
NYU School of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, a research...
1/28/2015
For a leading labor and employment law scholar such as Cynthia Estlund, the ongoing decline of American unions might...
1/23/2015
Last May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intention to create a mandatory inclusionary zoning program that would...
1/23/2015
University Professor Jeremy Waldron, who has delivered virtually all of the highest-wattage philosophy lectures across...
1/22/2015
Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, visited Paraguay in December when he delivered a lecture at...
1/20/2015
Sri Lanka’s voters shocked themselves and the world this month by tossing out their president, who crushed the Tamil...
1/8/2015
The President signed an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members. The...
12/19/2014
Wtih the US Senate Intelligence Committee's release of its report on the CIA's use of torture, the Global Justice...
12/19/2014
Over the past year, NYU Law faculty have published a host of praiseworthy books covering a diverse range of interests....
12/19/2014
Reuters special report Monday pinpointed eight lawyers who made a whopping 20 percent of the oral arguments at the US...
12/18/2014
Last month, Azhar Majeed, Director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program, debated Jeremy Waldron, a New York...
12/16/2014
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Fellows Awards honorees. The 59th Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet...
12/15/2014
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Museum of We the People, America’s Town Hall, and a Headquarters...
12/15/2014
Alexander Levy ’14 has won first place in the 2014 Tannenwald Writing Competition for his paper, “Believing in Life...
12/11/2014
NYU Law faculty members will play leading roles in two of the American Law Institute's four new projects in 2015....
12/3/2014
The NYU Global Justice Clinic, led by Professor of Clinical Law Margaret Satterthwaite '99, is asking the African...
12/2/2014
In a Washington Post op-ed, Rachel Barkow declares the federal clemency process broken, and calls on Obama to act now...
11/29/2014
Tonight, President Obama announced sweeping administrative reform of immigration law. His efforts raise important...
11/26/2014
The results of the just-concluded midterm elections capture just how polarized our nation is politically. What are the...
11/25/2014
As the number of patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office grows upwards toward 300,000 annually, Laura...
11/19/2014
Copyright and trademark laws are intended to protect the creative work and symbols that permeate our culture, from...
11/17/2014
President Obama has stated that he wants “to begin engaging Congress” over a new Authorization for Use of Military...
11/14/2014
This semester, Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant Comfort Professor of Law, together with Professor David Yermack of the Stern...
11/11/2014
Just eight days after the most recent federal elections, Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law...
11/11/2014
We live in a vast administrative state. Federal agencies issue and implement rules governing a wide range of areas,...
11/6/2014
As the first cases of Ebola have reached the United States, concern about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the...
11/6/2014
On October 16 and 17, Catherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, gave a series of four lectures on US tort...
11/5/2014
Noted climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, visiting professor at NYU School of Law and a principal author of a just-...
11/3/2014
On October 15, Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, gave a keynote address at the Nordic Trust Fund for...
10/31/2014
On October 24, the Law School hosted a daylong conference on antitrust law in emerging and developing countries. In an...
10/27/2014
Professor Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative who teaches NYU Law's Equal Justice and...
10/22/2014
On October 21, the American Law Institute (ALI) announced the election of 50 new members. Among the exceptional group...
10/22/2014
This September, the Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) movement began a campaign of civil disobedience for true...
10/14/2014
What’s even dicier than planning months in advance to teach an entire course about a young, wildly fluctuating digital...
10/13/2014
Spurred by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the police shooting of an unarmed, young black man, New York Times...
10/8/2014
Intense curiosity and a bit of professional envy imbued the fourth annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium, held at NYU...
10/7/2014
On Wednesday, October 1, the Milbank Tweed Forum presented the annual Supreme Court (P)Review. Led by Burt Neuborne,...
10/6/2014
“While people come and people go, philosophical questions are forever, and their fascination and importance never...
9/30/2014
Professor of Law Emeritus John “Jack” Slain ’55 passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 27. A pioneer...
9/29/2014
How ought countries enforce anti-corruption laws? This question lay at the heart of new research co-authored by Kevin...
9/26/2014
Catherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, has been appointed to the independent federal agency...
9/26/2014
On Monday, September 22, Just Security celebrated its one-year anniversary in Washington, DC with a discussion co-...
9/26/2014
On September 25, the US Department of Justice submitted a “statement of interest” in Hurrell-Harring v. State of New...
9/22/2014
Capping its 15th year, the Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) celebrated a round of major achievements and finds need...
9/16/2014
In the wake of recent incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere, NYU Law held a forum on racism, police violence...
9/10/2014
For many NYU Law professors, summer is the season to take their research and scholarship on the road, often to far-...
9/8/2014
One of the hottest domestic policy topics is immigration, and Professor Adam Cox and University of Chicago Law School...
9/2/2014
The NYU School of Professional Studies has named Arthur R. Miller—one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars...
9/2/2014
Do people have a right to some minimum level of economic welfare? Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law,...
8/26/2014
The newly-published Classics in Comparative Law, which traces major developments in the field and delves into...
8/20/2014
The UN Secretary-General has appointed CHRGJ Co-chair and Faculty Director Professor Philip Alston to serve on the...
7/23/2014
Argentinians may be mourning their soccer team’s loss in the World Cup final, but another setback suffered by the...
7/21/2014
In this year’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared, “[W]herever and whenever I can take steps...
7/16/2014
Professor Franco Ferrari, director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, has been...
7/15/2014
Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus as well as director of NYU Law's Institute for Policy...
7/9/2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the formation of the New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and...
7/7/2014
The New York Public Library’s Board of Trustees elected three new members at its meeting–Dr. Anthony Appiah, Beth...
6/27/2014
Is independent political speech the linchpin of our democracy or its Achilles’ heel? Watch video of this Intelligence...
6/26/2014
On May 15 Eleanor Fox ’61, the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, delivered her 30th annual lecture to...
6/20/2014
With her expertise in both administrative and criminal law, Rachel Barkow has a unique perspective on the criminal...
6/16/2014
Deirdre von Dornum has been the assistant dean for public service since September 2013. Before leading NYU’s...
6/11/2014
Andreas Lowenfeld, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law Emeritus, passed away on June 9, at the age of...
6/10/2014
On May 27, University Professor Samuel Scheffler delivered the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at the University of Oxford...
5/29/2014
Christopher Sprigman spoke at TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary, which took place on 6 April 2014 at the Kimball Theatre in...
5/27/2014
The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation bestowed its Lifetime Achievement on Norman Dorsen, Frederick I. and Grace A....
5/23/2014
The Administrative Conference of the United States, together with the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice and...
5/22/2014
Lily Batchelder, professor of law and public policy on leave, has joined the White House as deputy assistant to the...
5/22/2014
When the City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy last July, it presented lawyers and policy makers with a rare...
5/22/2014
It started with a lunch conversation at a Japanese restaurant on West Third Street, and ended with a co-authored...
5/16/2014
Judge Theodor Meron, Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow, has been made a Grand Officier...
5/8/2014
Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, was appointed Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human...
5/7/2014
For the seventh time in the last eight years, the latest of the Corporate Practice Commentator’s annual "Top 10...
5/6/2014
Sujit Choudhry, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, will be the next dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School...
5/2/2014
Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, who formerly served as dean of that institution...
5/2/2014
Professor Margaret Satterthwaite ’99, faculty director of the Root-Tilden-Kern Program as well as the Center for Human...
4/30/2014
With a diversity and inclusion officer posted at most major companies, bias in the workplace would seem a thing of the...
4/29/2014
An article co-authored by Harry First, Charles L. Denison Professor of Law, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law...
4/29/2014
In this post, we’re trying something new. Below, we present an almost line-by-line annotation of yesterday’s New York...
4/28/2014
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court handed down a 6-2 decision in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, upholding the...
4/28/2014
On Wednesday, April 23, the Milbank Tweed Forum welcomed Brad Smith, executive vice president and general counsel of...
4/25/2014
Professor Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has been elected a member of the...
4/23/2014
Jointly hosted by the Bingham Centre, the New York Review of Books (as part of its 50th Anniversary programme), and...
4/16/2014
Emiliano Marambio Catan LLM ’10, a scholar specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate...
4/15/2014
Vicki Been ’83, Boxer Family Professor of Law on Leave and commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing...
4/15/2014
Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, delivered a keynote early in the conference...
4/14/2014
Although the Seventh Amendment guarantees the right to a trial by jury in civil suits, the jury trial has seen a steady...
4/11/2014
In testimony on April 8 before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and...
4/10/2014
The complex and delicate relationship between China and the rest of the world regarding human rights was the focus of...
4/9/2014
Last year, the NYU community lost an intellectual giant in Professor Ronald Dworkin. The school and the Law Review...
4/4/2014
On 31 March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on the impacts of climate...
4/3/2014
Help. American democracy is trapped in a sealed box built by the Supreme Court. As the Court’s decision in McCutcheon v...
4/3/2014
The NYU Furman Center, a joint initiative of the NYU School of Law and Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,...
4/1/2014
To place Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law Richard Epstein on the political spectrum, just consider the titles of some...
3/31/2014
Despite Captain Ryan James's stellar night, the heavily favored NYU Violets couldn't overcome the three-point shooting...
3/28/2014
The March 21, 2003 American bombing of Baghdad marked the beginning of a war as well as the start of Iraq’s difficult...
3/26/2014
New York University Stern School of Business and New York University School of Law today announced that Lord King, the...
3/26/2014
NYU Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic won release for a longtime Brooklyn resident who had been detained by the...
3/24/2014
Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law and director of the Center for Financial Institutions, has...
3/21/2014
The question of whether Edward Snowden is a hero or a villain persists more than a year after he revealed the extent of...

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