Reunion 2021 celebrates NYU Law alumni April 23-25

Reunion '21

On April 23-25, Reunion 2021 brought NYU Law alumni together in a virtual celebration that welcomed members of 13 classes from 1956 to 2016. A diverse range of virtual events was held over the weekend, including a wine tasting, an NYU Law trivia game (hosted by 2017 Jeopardy! champion Zoey Orol ’13), individual class reunions, a reception for international alumni, and reflections by three NYU Law deans: NYU President Emeritus and Dean Emeritus John Sexton, Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law; Dean Emeritus Richard Revesz, AnBryce Professor of Law; and Dean Trevor Morrison, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law.

In classes offered for CLE credit and presented in partnership with the Law Alumni Association, alumni heard commentary and analysis on current developments in the law and government from NYU Law faculty members Stephen Gillers ’68, Elihu Root Professor of Law; Deborah Archer, Jacob K. Javits Professor and president of the American Civil Liberties Union; Burt Neuborne, Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties Emeritus, and Robert Jackson Jr., Pierrepont Family Professor of Law and former commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the work of the newly formed Tax Law Center in a Q&A session with executive director Chye-Ching Huang. 

On April 25, Dean Morrison delivered a State of the Law School address. “Even in these very challenging times, we’ve been able to move forward, and that is because in very large part because of the support of our community, of our alumni in particular,” Morrison said, as he noted that several new full-time faculty members will join NYU Law this summer. The dean recognized six alumni for their professional achievements:

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney LLM ’01, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and co-founder and co-president of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, received the Alumni Achievement award.

Margaret Lemos

Margaret Lemos ’01, Robert G. Seaks LL.B. ’34 Professor of Law at Duke Law School, received the Legal Teaching Award.

Laurie Malman

Laurie Malman ’71, professor of law at NYU Law, received the Legal Teaching Award.

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01, Boxer Family Professor of Law at NYU Law, received the Legal Teaching Award.

Nadiya Beckwith-Stanley

Nadiya Beckwith-Stanley ’16, LLM ’17, special assistant to the President for budget and tax policy at the National Economic Council, received the Recent Graduate award.

Raymond Lohier

Judge Raymond J. Lohier ’91 of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit received the Public Service award.

Watch video of the State of the Law School Address and recognition of the reunion awardees: 

Posted April 19, 2021; Updated with video July 22, 2021