Four new professors join NYU Law faculty

On May 24, Dean Trevor Morrison announced that four new faculty members will take up positions at the Law School this summer: Maggie Blackhawk, as professor of law; César Rodríguez-Garavito, as professor of clinical law; Noah Rosenblum, as assistant professor of law; and—as previously reported—Vincent Southerland, as assistant professor of clinical law. “Please join me in welcoming these wonderful new colleagues to NYU Law!” Morrison said in his email announcement to the Law School community.

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Maggie Blackhawk

Maggie Blackhawk comes to NYU Law from the University of Pennsylvania, where she started as an assistant professor of law in 2017 and was recently voted tenure. Her teaching and scholarship focus on legislation, constitutional law, and federal Indian law. Blackhawk is the author of pathbreaking scholarship on the Petition Clause, equity outside the courts, and the place of federal Indian law in U.S. public law. Previously, she was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Blackhawk earned her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she served as a senior managing & articles editor of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. After graduating, she worked in private practice and clerked for Judge Susan Graber of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Chief Judge James Ware of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.    

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César Rodríguez-Garavito

César Rodríguez-Garavito has been connected to the Law School for a number of years, first as a Hauser Global Scholar and then as a visiting professor of clinical law; in the latter capacity, he co-taught the Global Justice Clinic, supervising students on climate litigation in Brazil. In 2020, he became the founding director of the Climate Litigation Accelerator at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law. Rodríguez-Garavito is also the co-founder and former executive director of Dejusticia, Colombia’s leading human rights organization. Earning his law degree from the University of Los Andes Law School in Colombia, Rodríguez-Garavito received PhD and Master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s in philosophy from the National University of Colombia, and a Master’s in Law and Society from NYU.   

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Noah Rosenblum

Noah Rosenblum earned his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as articles editor of the Yale Law Journal and received the Joseph Parker Prize in Legal History. He is slated to earn his PhD in history from Columbia University this year. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jenny Rivera ’85 of the New York Court of Appeals and then for Judge Guido Calabresi of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Rosenblum has most recently been a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at NYU Law. His teaching and scholarship interests are in legal history, administrative law, constitutional law, and legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Vincent Southerland

Vincent Southerland has served as executive director of NYU Law’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law since 2017. Before coming to NYU Law, he was a public defender at the Federal Defenders of New York and the Bronx Defenders, and a senior civil rights lawyer at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Southerland earned his first law degree from Temple University School of Law, where he served as articles editor of the Temple Law Review. After graduating, he clerked for Judge Theodore A. McKee of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then for Judge Louis H. Pollak of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Southerland received an LLM in Trial Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow.

Posted May 23, 2021