As protestors rallied at airports and other locations around the country in opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Omar Jadwat '01 has helped lead the battle against a controversial immigration ban.
Growing up with a mother who worked as a police officer, Emily New ’16 got a kind of homeschooling in the criminal justice system, but her sympathies lay with criminal defendants. This fall she will join the Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans as a state attorney.
In Ajani Husbands ’17 last posting with the US Department of State, South Sudan, he found himself at the airport wearing a helmet and flak jacket as he helped resident Americans leave a country suffering from violent civil unrest. Less than a year after the US military evacuated Husbands and the rest of his team, he arrived at NYU School of Law.
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Public Interest News in Brief
Chantá Parker ’06 defines herself as a “helper.” And it is through this lens, she says, that she relates to the world. That disposition led Parker to NYU Law, where she uncovered a strong interest in...
A Powerhouse for Advocacy: At NYU Law, the Brennan Center for Justice, founded in honor of a Supreme Court legend, uses a multipronged approach to pursue social justiceNYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice was unique from its inception. Founded through the efforts of dozens of US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr.’s former clerks, who raised $5 million for...
Reproductive Justice Clinic prevails in Constitutional challenge to Wisconsin’s "Unborn Child Protection" lawOn April 28, 2017, a federal court in Wisconsin struck down a state law authorizing the detention, involuntary treatment, and incarceration of pregnant women as unconstitutional and enjoined its...
In conversation with Dean Trevor Morrison, Preet Bharara discusses his career as US Attorney for the Southern District of New YorkEarlier this year Preet Bharara joined NYU School of Law as a distinguished scholar in residence to continue working on issues he focused on as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York,...