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Troy McKenzie

A Letter from the Dean

Dean Troy McKenzie ’00 highlights some ongoing priorities for the Law School, including recruiting world-class faculty and keeping a great legal education within financial reach of students.

News in Brief

The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging goes to Broadway, NYU Law alumni find seats on the federal bench, and the NAACP honors Deborah Archer.

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One of Our Own

After 25 years in the NYU Law community, Troy McKenzie ’00 takes the helm as dean, bringing deep insight and affection for the Law School to his new role.

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Leading the Way

During Trevor Morrison’s deanship, the Law School maintained a strategic focus on innovating in education, building diversity, and ensuring student success.

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Broadening the Conversation

By championing new perspectives, the online forum Just Security has changed the debate around national security and human rights.

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A New Financial Landscape

How are ESG standards—environmental, social, and governance factors—impacting business, investing, and law practice? Ask these NYU Law faculty and alumni.

The Conversation

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, and California Attorney General Rob Bonta were among the speakers who discussed law and current events at NYU Law this year.

Pamela Mittman

A Q&A with Pamela Mittman

Pamela Mittman, new assistant dean for career services, explains how the Office of Career Services supports alumni—and why NYU Law students inspire her.


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Reflecting on Public Service

Vicki Been ’83, New York City’s former deputy mayor for housing and economic development, discusses her time in government and how it will inform her future academic research.

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A New Degree

NYU School of Law and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service establish a new MS in Health Law and Strategy.

Roger Meltzer

Center Support

NYU Law’s Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging will have a new name that honors Roger Meltzer ’77, an NYU Law trustee and chairman emeritus of DLA Piper.

Lirion Brish

Start-Up Success

Liron Brish ’08, co-founder of the agricultural app Farm Dog, shares how lessons learned from past startups helped him build a successful business.

Eliot Peters

Litigation Leader

Keker, Van Nest & Peters name partner Elliot Peters ’85, who has handled major litigation cases representing clients including cyclist Lance Armstrong and the Major League Baseball Association, found his calling as a litigator at NYU Law.

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Standing Up for Tampa Tenants

Deborah Archer and her Civil Rights Clinic students mount a successful challenge to a program in which Tampa, Florida, police notified landlords of their tenants' arrests.

Eleanor Fox

Antitrust Pioneer Honored

A 500-page liber amicorum with contributions from three dozen friends and colleagues celebrates the work of pioneering antitrust scholar Eleanor Fox ’61.

Anna McGrane

Legal Innovator

Anna McGrane ’10, co-founder and COO of PacerPro, co-founded the NYU Law & Tech group to help grow the networks that originally helped her.

Patrick Bradford

Firm Founder

Antitrust and complex commercial litigation expert Patrick A. Bradford ’89 describes his path from big-firm practice to the launch of a new, Black-owned firm.

Song Kim

Combating Disparities Through MedTech

Song Kim ’13 discusses how a shift from public interest law to medtech entrepreneurship allows her to advocate for vulnerable populations.

Maggie Blackhawk

A Joint Initiative on American Indian Sovereignty

The NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project, co-led by Maggie Blackhawk, supports the sovereignty of Native nations and addresses the impact of American colonialism on Native peoples.

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New NYU Law Trustees

Three new members join a board of trustees whose;varied backgrounds highlight the broad range of professional experience in the NYU Law community.

Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson

Health Care Counsel

Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson ’99 talks about her work with the Hispanic Bar Association and the importance of building networks to bring innovation to market.

Dawn Botti

A Contracts Rock Star

Dawn Botti ’94, executive vice president of legal and business affairs for AMC Studios, talks about the roles that curiosity and contracts have played in her entertainment law career.


Peter Zimroth

A supporter of what is now the Peter L. Zimroth Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and the inaugural director of the Center on Civil Justice, Zimroth passed away on November 7, 2021.

Irene Dorzback

At Retirement, Irene Dorzback Reflects

In her nearly four decades at NYU Law, Irene Dorzback helped launch the legal careers of thousands of students.

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BWLN's First Graduates

Three inaugural Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network fellows discuss what the fellowship has meant to them as they start their careers.

Tanya Coke


Tanya Coke ’94, director of the Ford Foundation’s gender, racial, and ethnic justice team, talks about her work fighting racial injustice.

Laura Ricciardi

Artistic Practice

As a professor of arts management and as a multimedia artist, Laura Ricciardi ’08 examines the intersection of art and law.

In Memoriam

NYU Law remembers community members who have passed away during the past academic year.


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Broken Tools

Vincent Southerland illuminates the problem of bias in the criminal legal system’s use of algorithmic tools.

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Eating to Win

Scott Hemphill spotlights an antitrust problem for highly innovative industries: anticompetitive acquisitions of nascent competitors.

Daniel Hemel

Tax Plus

Daniel Hemel’s broad-ranging scholarship draws on tax law, administrative law, and intellectual property law to explore the central issue of redistribution.

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The Law of Memes

Amy Adler and Jeanne Fromer argue that memes, which raise questions about conventional notions of copyright law, have considerable legal and cultural significance.

Brittany Farr

Contracts Under Review

Brittany Farr conducts innovative research on race and contract law in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Avani Mehta Sood

Legal Mind

Avani Mehta Sood uses original psychological research to challenge unexamined assumptions and biases in legal decision-making.

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Escaping the ‘Novelty Trap’

Existing intellectual property law can make it more challenging for developing countries to innovate, Rochelle Dreyfuss writes.

Daniel Francis

A Passion for Antitrust

With a background in antitrust enforcement and policy, Daniel Francis JSD ’20 focuses on competition law and the constitutional underpinnings of regulation.

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Retooled Economies

Cynthia Estlund’s most recent book proposes strategies for a world in which automation could dramatically reduce employment.

Brant Hellwig

Solving Problems

Brant Hellwig LLM ’00 brings a love of tax law and NYU Law to his role as faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program.


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Weinfeld Gala

This year’s event marked the successful conclusion of NYU Law’s record-breaking $540 million Lead the Way capital campaign.


A LACA Tradition

The Law Alumni of Color Association (LACA) Spring Dinner honored the achievements of alumni and the Law School’s students of color.


Scholars & Donors

In the lead-up to NYU Law’s Convocation ceremony, student scholars celebrated with the donors that helped make their legal educations possible.

Tsion Gurmu

Building Community Power

Tsion Gurmu ’15, legal director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and founder of the Queer Black immigrant project, received the Women of Color Collective’s Woman of Distinction Award.

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Graduates from 10 classes ranging from 1972 to 2017 reconnected at class dinners, at the Tax Alumni Reception, and at brunch at the Rainbow Room.

Chinelo Ojike LLM ’22 with her cousin-in-law, Ngozi Joan Nwanta LLM ’19

Family Tradition

Class of 2022 graduates celebrated with family members who are also graduates of the Law School.

Bridget McCormack

Innovating in Michigan’s Courts

NYU Law Women presented Bridget McCormack ’91, Chief Justice at the Michigan Supreme Court, with the group’s 2022 Alumna of the Year award.

Four NYU Law deans, past and present: John Sexton, Troy McKenzie ’00, Richard Revesz, and Trevor Morrison

Convening in Edinburgh

An NYU Law conference in Edinburgh examined pressing current issues involving international security, democracy, and free speech.

Jenny Pizer

Setting Priorities for Protecting LGBTQ Rights

OUTLaw honored Jennifer Pizer ’87, senior counsel and director of strategic initiatives at Lambda Legal, with the group’s Alumna of the Year award.

Students at Convocation

Honoring Graduates at Convocation

Cheered on by family, friends, and faculty, more than 900 members of the Class of 2022 received their diplomas at Madison Square Garden in May.

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