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The Morrison Memo

NYU Law’s Dean Trevor Morrison discusses the important work our community is doing to support racial justice both at the Law School and in society more broadly.

News in Brief

Clinics mark influential wins, Barry Friedman is tapped for an inquiry on police tactics, and alumni share stories of love at the Law School.

The Undoing of Democracy?

Populism, pandemic—and internal failings—threaten to unravel a form of government recently seen as ascendant around the globe.

Covid-19 Crisis

As the pandemic hit, the Law School took strong measures to protect students, faculty, and staff. The next steps will be just as important.

Double Feature

Bryan Stevenson and Kenneth Feinberg ’70 get the Hollywood treatment with biopics Just Mercy and Worth

Embracing Change

Taking paths they didn't expect, these five NYU Law graduates reinvented themselves and their careers. 

The Conversation

NYU Law hosts incisive discussions on diversity, corporate responsibility, cybersecurity, public service, and climate change, among other subjects.

Boundless Energy

In the shift away from carbon-based fuels toward green, more sustainable energy sources, NYU Law alumni are power players.

People

The Graduate Tax Program Celebrates

Members of the Graduate Tax Program community commemorated the program’s 75th anniversary.

A New Tax Chair

In Lily Batchelder's inaugural lecture as Robert C. Kopple Family Professor of Taxation, she explored ways to raise more tax revenue from the wealthy.

An Advocate for Immigrant Rights

In a Q&A, Sonia Lin ’08, deputy commissioner and general counsel of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, discusses making a difference for immigrants’ rights through local government. 

Sharing an Inheritance

Tom Kirdahy ’88 reflects on how producing The Inheritance brings his career full circle. 

Championing Diverse Stories

Ara Tucker ’04, senior vice president and head of talent and culture at Audible, shares how she uses storytelling to bring diverse voices to the table.

NYU Law Venture Fund

Supporting Start-Ups

The NYU Law Venture Fund announced its first equity investment, and two past recipients of Venture Fund summer grants took top honors in the social venture category of NYU’s $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge.

Reproductive Rights  
on the Line

Travis “TJ” Tu ’03 played a pivotal role in achieving a major Supreme Court victory in a closely watched abortion case.

Feeding a Need

In a Q&A, Todd Arky ’98 describes his current role as executive vice president for business development at Sharebite, a mission-driven food ordering platform, and how it dovetails with his broader philanthropic interests.

An Anti-Corruption Authority

Bingna Guo LLM ’02, a partner at White & Case, has built a career in international corporate compliance.

William T. Allen (19442019)

Judge Allen, former chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, was the Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business and founding director of the Pollack Center for Law & Business at NYU Law. 

A Q&A with Lamar Alexander

Senior US Senator Lamar Alexander ’65 of Tennessee celebrated his 55th reunion year by reflecting on his career and the value of a legal education in a conversation with NYU Law Magazine.

Artifacts of NYU Law

In many ways, law schools are ever-changing. But tangible pieces of the past remain, and sometimes can help bring history to life.

Building Biotech

Heat Biologics founder and CEO Jeffrey Wolf ’88 explains his company's work on a COVID-19 vaccine and highlights what excites him about starting biotech companies.

Holding Corporations Accountable

Robert Nelson '87 has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for plaintiffs in class actions against tobacco companies and oil companies, among others.

James Jacobs (1947–2020)

Jacobs, the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts, was the director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice and a prolific author on criminal justice issues.

An Inspiring Figure

The Women of Color Collective honored Dean of Students and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Lindsay Kendrick.

Successful Premiere

Tishman Auditorium in Vanderbilt Hall reopened after a major renovation made possible by a gift from alumni Rita Hauser and Gustave Hauser LLM ’57.

Litigator and Leader

Grasford Smith ’05, a partner at Akerman, has emerged as a leader in Florida’s legal community.

Reading Groups Connect 1Ls and Faculty

Reading groups allow 1Ls to engage with faculty members in an informal setting and to connect with classmates who have the same interests.

 

In Memoriam

Remembering members of the NYU Law community who have passed away during the last academic year.

Ideas

Diversifying Big Law

A new book edited by Anthony Thompson looks at law firms’ lack of progress in recruiting and retaining people of color.

A Hidden Housing Crisis

Deborah Archer’s research reveals how today’s crime-free housing ordinances uphold the legacy of segregation.

Climate Change and the City

Danielle Spiegel-Feld '10 and Katrina Wyman consider the growing role major cities play in protecting the environment.

Global Crackdown?

Kevin Davis examines whether the US model for fighting transnational bribery is appropriate for the rest of the world. 

Inner Workings

Katherine Strandburg analyzes arguments for and against greater transparency in algorithmic decision-making.

Urban Planning

Nobel Laureate Paul Romer believes cities can drive long-term economic growth.

Digital Dystopia

As governments embrace technology for social welfare systems, Philip Alston warns of potential abuses. 

Keeping Watch on the Markets

Robert Jackson Jr. returns to NYU Law after two years as an SEC commissioner.

Celebrations

Supporting Students

Student scholarship recipients mingled with the donors who help make their NYU Law experience possible. 

A Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020

In a streamed ceremony, NYU honored the Class of 2020.

Global Gatherings

Alumni from around the world gathered at regional events to reminisce and network with classmates, faculty, and other members of their local NYU Law communities. 

Family Tradition

Graduates from the Class of 2020 celebrated with family members who are also graduates of the Law School.

Awards for Alumni

NYU Law recognizes graduates for their professional achievement, legal teaching, public service, and commitment to the Law School.

Honoring Jonathan Lippman 68

The 2020 Judge Edward Weinfeld Award recipient was Judge Jonathan Lippman ’68, former chief judge of New York as well as of the New York Court of Appeals.

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