Celebrating alumni at Reunion 2024

NYU Law welcomed alumni back to campus for social and academic gatherings during Reunion weekend, April 19–21. The celebration brought together graduates from the classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019, as well as Golden Circle alumni.

Alumni waving purple pom-poms in Vanderbilt Hall courtyard

On Friday night, April 19, activities kicked off with a round of parties: the Tax Alumni reception, the joint LACA and Public Service Alumni Reception, and the International Alumni reception, followed by the All-Alumni Reception in Greenberg Lounge. On Saturday evening, attendees renewed ties with classmates at individual class dinners and then mingled on the dance floor at the Lotte New York Palace. The weekend finished with a family brunch, hosted by the Law Alumni Association, on Sunday morning. Dean Troy McKenzie ’00, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, delivered updates on the Law School during the brunch.

Several alumni were honored with awards during the Reunion weekend:

  • Alumni Achievement Award: Nancy Friedman Atlas ’74, who served as US district court judge in the Southern District of Texas from 1995 until her retirement in 2022.
  • The Legal Teaching Award: Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe ’99, clinical professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and David Kamin ’09, Charles L. Denison Professor of Law at NYU Law.
  • The Public Interest Award: Janet Sabel ’84, adjunct professor at NYU Law and director of the Access to Justice Initiative of the Center on Civil Justice, and Doris Ling-Cohan ’79, retired justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department.
  • The Recent Graduate Award: Zachary Kolodin ’14, chief infrastructure officer in Michigan’s Executive Office of the Governor and director of the Michigan Infrastructure Office. 

Also on the weekend’s agenda were a range of panel discussions featuring NYU Law faculty members and alumni, including two that offered CLE credit:

  • The Jerome Manning ’52 Tax Salon featured Amy Heller LLM ’09, co-head of the private clients/trust and estates group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Brant Hellwig LLM ’00, faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program, in conversation.
  • Stephen Gillers ’68, Elihu Root Professor of Law Emeritus, explored legal ethics issues related to artificial intelligence and the Georgia criminal prosecution of former president Donald Trump (CLE credit available).
  • Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser ’94 discussed ESG and antitrust with Bethany Davis Noll, executive director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, and Katrina Wyman, Wilf Family Professor of Property Law (CLE credit available).
  • Melissa Murray, the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, and Professor of Practice Andrew Weissmann spoke about their book, The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary.

Posted May 3, 2024

Joyous crowd of alumni at Reunion 2024
Alumni at NYU Law Reunion 2024
Nancy Friedman Altas and Troy McKenzie
Nancy Friedman Atlas ’74 (left) and Troy McKenzie ’00
Attendees at Reunion 2024
Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe ’99 and Troy McKenzie ’00
Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe ’99 (left) and Troy McKenzie ’00
Crowd of alumni at reception during Reunion 2024
Troy McKenzie and David Kamin
David Kamin ’09 (right) and Troy McKenzie ’00
Alumni at NYU Law Reunion 2024
Troy McKenzie and Zachary Kolodin
Zachary Kolodin ’14 (right) and Troy McKenzie ’00
Alumni at NYU Law Reunion 2024
David Tanner, Janet Sabel, and Troy McKenzie
David Tanner ’84, Janet Sabel ’84, and Troy McKenzie ’00
Alumni dancing at Reunion 2024




Alumni at Reunion 2024