The first class of Root-Tilden Scholars graduated from NYU School of Law in 1954. The members of that class and subsequent classes have shown a diversity of professional interests and have become leaders in public service. A large percentage of our alumni have served in government at some point in their careers, including appointed and elected office. Some serve as federal and state court judges. Many graduates have worked with legal services, nonprofit advocacy organizations, public defenders, prosecutors’ offices, and foundations. In addition, some are employed in law school teaching or administration, or serve as partners in public interest law firms. Each year a substantial number of graduating scholars serve as clerks to federal and state judges.
In order to learn more about some of our notable alumni, below are links to profiles of Root-Tilden-Kern alumni who have been selected as "Alumnus/Alumna of the Month" (ALMO) on the Alumni Relations Web site as well as an interview from the PSLawNet blog.
The Honorable Thomas Buergenthal '60, International Court of Justice
Julie Brill '85, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Derwyn Bunton '98, Chief Public Defender of Orleans Parish
Keith Harper '94, Partner, Kilpatrick & Stockton, LLP
Mary Haviland '94, Commissioner, New York State Crime Victims Board
Sharon Hom '80, Executive Director, Human Rights in China
Dorchen A. Leidholdt '88, Director, Center for Battered Women's Legal Services/Sanctuary for Families
Douglas Liebhafsky '64, Special Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office
Nancy Lublin '01, CEO, Do Something
Nancy Mahon '89, Senior Vice President, MAC Cosmetics; Executive Director, MAC AIDS Fund
Tanya Southerland Narcel '00, Resident Country Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Dennis Riordan '74, Partner, Riordan & Horgan, LLP
Jenny Rivera '85, Professor, City University of New York School of Law
Lourdes Rosado '95, Associate Director, Juvenile Law Center