Marking a Milestone
In 2019, for the first time, law reviews at 16 top schools were led by women editors in chief. At NYU Law, that leader was Maia Cole ’20. A commemorative joint publication, Women & LawThử kết hợp xổ số, features 14 essays by influential women in the legal profession, including Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law . In her words, Murray’s essay examined “the progress that women have made in the legal profession over the last 50 years, while also considering areas of concern for women’s professional representation.”
Thử kết hợp xổ sốProfessor of Philosophy and Law received the Getty Medal, established by the J. Paul Getty Trust to recognize contributions to the arts and humanities. “Anthony Appiah’s writings on culture and identity are of the greatest importance as we confront increasing populism and ethnic nationalism in our daily lives,” Getty Trust President James Cuno said in announcing the award.
NYU Law Professors Offer Free IP
The primary rationale for intellectual property protection is that it incentivizes people to create expressive work, to invent, and to market products. But some NYU Law IP professors are demonstrating that—at least when it comes to legal textbooks—such incentive isn’t always necessary. In July, John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law released Version 7 of Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook, which he makes available for download at no charge. First published in 2014, the book is now being used in whole or in part at more than 50 law schools. This summer also saw Professors and publish Version 2 of Copyright Law: Cases and MaterialsThử kết hợp xổ số, similarly available for free online, and now in use at over 30 law schools.
Law textbooks can be expensive, and saving students money was a major objective for all three faculty members. “It means a lot to me to receive random emails from around the world thanking me for making the book available for free,” Beebe says. Those who prefer hard copies of the books can order them from Amazon for essentially the cost of printing—$19.17 for Beebe’s textbook and $15.08 for Fromer and Sprigman’s.
Friedman to Aid in Assessment of NYPD
On June 10, 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the appointment of NYU Law Professor as a special advisor to guide and support her investigation into the recent interactions between the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and people engaging in protests across the city. Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch will also serve as a special advisor. The announcement came after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer and subsequent violent clashes between police officers and protesters sparked outrage and more demonstrations nationwide. The NYPD is among police departments across the country facing scrutiny for its response to protests.
“My work is dedicated to promoting public safety through transparency, equity, and democratic engagement,” said Friedman, the founder and faculty director of the Policing Project at NYU Law, in a statement. “We know that our communities are best served and protected when all stakeholders have a seat at the table, not just those in power. It’s clear New York is ready for an in-depth look at our policing policies, and I appreciate the opportunity to work with Attorney General James on this investigation.”
In Love and Law
Did you find love at NYU Law? For these couples, the Law School holds special memories of blossoming romance while earning their degrees.
Taina Bien-Aimé ’91 and Veronica Jordan ’91
Where they met: An NYU Law orientation for incoming students of color
“Our favorite place was Vanderbilt Hall, in which so many rich events, conversations, and celebrations, including with our beloved BALSA family, occurred during our time at NYU Law.”
Matthew Cantor ’95 and Jill Rubenstein Cantor ’94, LLM ’97
Where they met: Mercer [now Hayden Hall]
Thử kết hợp xổ số“Our favorite NYU Law hangout was Tre Giovani pizzeria on LaGuardia…. Jill would often find me eating lunch at Tre Giovani several times a week, reading the sports section while there.”
Hillela Simpson ’16 and Shana Knizhnik ’15
Where they met: An OUTLaw Alumni Reception
“As first- and second-year law students, the majority of our time was spent in or around the law library, where we got to know each other over Gchat as we studied, sometimes unsuccessfully stifling giggles and getting dirty looks from other students.”
Fernando Jesus Filártiga Cantero LLM ’14 began serving a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Paraguay in January 2020.
On February 22, 2020, Just Mercy, the film based on the memoir of the same name by Aronson Family Professor of Criminal Justice (see “Double FeatureThử kết hợp xổ số”), took home four NAACP Image Awards, including the award for outstanding motion picture. “This film is for the thousands of innocent people in jails and prisons in this country,” said Stevenson in his acceptance speech.