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Directors' Activities

Norman Dorsen Receives Lifetime Award

Norman Dorsen received the first triennial award of the Association of American Law Schools for lifetime contributions to the law and to legal education in January 2007. Read his remarks.

Helen Hershkoff Completes Study with World Bank Economist

Helen Hershkoff completed a study headed up by a World Bank economist: “Transforming Legal Theory in the Light of Practice: The Judicial Application of Social and Economic Rights to Private Orderings,” published in Courting Social Justice: Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights in the Developing World (Varun Gauri and Daniel M. Brinks, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2008). Read her essay now.

Sylvia Law’s Article Wins Award

Sylvia Law’s article “Who Gets to Interpret the Constitution? The Case of Mayors and Marriage Equality” (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, 2007) received the UCLA School of Law/Williams Institute Dukeminier Award as the best law review article on issues involving gender identity and sexual orientation.  Read her article now.

SALT Fellowship Created in Norman Dorsen's Name

Norman Dorsen, who established the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), has been honored by SALT with a student fellowship in his name.

Sylvia Law Showcased in New Yorker Article

A recent New Yorker article calls Sylvia Law "the unofficial godmother to progressive students and their causes."

Read what The Law School says about Norman and Sylvia.

Read what The Law School says about Norman and Helen.

Helen Hershkoff Wins Teaching Awards

Helen Hershkoff was honored with the NYU 2014–2015 Distinguished Teaching Award, recognized by the Association of American Law Schools as a 2013 Teacher of the Year, and received the Law School's 2013 Podell Distinguished Teaching Award.