NYU Law celebrates career and legacy of Helen Scott

A gathering of students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the NYU Law community celebrated the extraordinary career of Helen Scott, who retired from the Law School at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Scott is a co-founder and former co-director of the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business and former faculty co-director of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship. She has been a member of the NYU Law faculty since 1982, teaching a wide variety of business law courses, including Contracts and Corporations.

The April 10 event began with a fireside chat between Pierrepont Family Professor of Law Robert J. Jackson Jr., Gerald Rosenfeld, and Scott, followed by a reception. Jackson, director of the Jacobson program, and Rosenfeld, a program co-founder, hosted Scott’s retirement celebration.

Watch a gallery of photographs from Helen Scott's retirement celebration:


“Helen’s leadership of the Jacobson Program in Law and Business and the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship were of immense value to our students and to the overall reputation of NYU Law School,” says Rosenfeld.

“Helen’s unparalleled contributions to the study of business and law, from the pedagogical insights that built the Jacobson Program and its curriculum to the generosity of time and wisdom that she showed so many NYU students, will influence the teaching of business law for years to come,” says Jackson. “But the greatest testament to Helen’s work may well be the senior practitioners in law and finance, once her students, who bring Helen’s lessons to their work every day—and teachers of our future students, like me, for whom Helen has shown the way.”

Posted on August 2, 2023