Emma Kaufman and Michael Ohlrogge join NYU Law faculty

Two new faculty members, Emma Kaufman and Michael Ohlrogge, have arrived at NYU Law as Assistant Professors of Law. “I am thrilled that Emma and Michael have joined us at NYU Law,” Dean Trevor Morrison said.

Michael Ohlrogge and Emma Kauffman
Michael Ohlrogge (left); Emma Kaufman

Kaufman comes to NYU Law from University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and a lecturer in law. She earned a dual BA in philosophy and gender studies, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappafrom Columbia University and a JD from Yale Law School, where she served as the Comments Editor for the Yale Law Journal. She also holds an MPhil with Distinction and a DPhil in Criminology from the University of Oxford, where she was a Marshall Scholar and a Clarendon Scholar and received the Roger Hood Prize for Best Thesis in Criminology.

Kaufman works in the areas of criminal law, immigration, and administrative law, and her scholarship has been published in the Harvard Law ReviewUniversity of Chicago Law Review, and Stanford Law & Policy Review, among others. Her book, Punish and Expel: Border Control, Nationalism and the New Purpose of the Prison (Oxford University Press, 2015) was based on a yearlong ethnography in men's prisons. She clerked for Judge J. Paul Oetken of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge David Tatel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Ohlrogge earned his PhD at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, with a concentration in finance and economics. He received a BA in ancient civilizations and biblical studies, with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan; a JD from Stanford Law School, where he was awarded prizes for outstanding performance in law and economics, bankruptcy, and corporations; and an MA in economics from Stanford. 

Working in the areas of corporate, securities, bankruptcy, and banking law, Ohlrogge has published his scholarship in journals across academic disciplines, including the Journal of Law and CommerceEconomic Letters, and CityScape. His work has been covered by media outlets such as the Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, and the New York Times.  

Posted June 14, 2019