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New York Law School is located in the historic district of TriBeCa in lower Manhattan. It is an extraordinary setting for the study of law, within walking distance of New York's largest concentration of government agencies, courts, law firms, banks, corporate headquarters, and securities exchanges. The Law School's location makes immersion in the legal and business life of New York City an essential part of our identity and curriculum. New York Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and the New York State Board of Regents.




New York Law School reflects the cosmopolitan nature of its setting. Today's 1,450 students are diverse in their backgrounds, experiences, talents, and viewpoints. Students range in age from 21 to 65, with the average age being 26. Over the past several years, students have represented 45 of the 50 states and many foreign countries and over 340 undergraduate schools. Historically, approximately 12 percent of the student body has entered with a graduate or professional degree. Minority students account for approximately 32 percent of the student population, and approximately 51 percent of the students are women.




The School's required and core courses are taught by a distinguished faculty of approximately 82 dedicated teachers, recently ranked among the nations top 50 most productive faculties. The School's extensive elective offerings are taught both by full‑time professors, and more than 182 adjunct professors who are leading experts in their fields.




On August 1, 2006, New York Law School launched a $190 million expansion and renovation program that will transform the School's campus in lower Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood into a cohesive architectural complex nearly double its current size.


The centerpiece of the expansion will be a new glass‑enclosed, 235,000‑square‑foot, nine‑level building, extending five stories above ground and four below. The new building will be constructed on what was the Law School's parking lot, and will be contiguous to and integrated with the School's existing three buildings.


When completed, the new complex will bring together the School's classrooms, library, student spaces, administrative offices, and professional academic centers in a combined 370,000‑square‑foot environment compared with the 135,000 square feet of space the School occupies today. Construction of the new building is the first phase of the project. In the second phase, the School's existing buildings will be extensively renovated.


The new academic building is slated to open in the spring 2009. The second phase will be completed in spring 2010. The two phases have been meticulously planned to ensure that there is no disruption in the academic program and to minimize inconvenience to students.


The Law School's Mendik Law Library is housed in beautifully renovated space across the street from the main campus while its new building is under construction. The Mendik Library is fully functional with access to its collection of more than 500,000 volumes of books, microforms, audio/visual materials, and computer programs. The legal research resources include materials from international, federal, state and local New York jurisdictions. The Library's superb collection is augmented by a sophisticated range of computer research services and other technological enhancements. The temporary facility contains study carrels and tables, lounge seating, and a large number of meeting rooms for student study groups.


The online public access catalog, automated acquisitions, serials, and circulation control systems provide easy and comprehensive access to the Library's collection. To maximize the range of materials and facilities available to students and faculty, the Library has joined several library consortia. As a member of the Consortium of Metropolitan Area Law Schools and the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO), the library can arrange access to other research and academic libraries within the New York Metropolitan area. Through the JILP, the Joint International Law Project, New York Law School provides its students access to a unified research collection of international and comparative law materials. Using the bibliographic databases of OCLC and RLIN, librarians can locate and arrange for the interlibrary loan of materials from academic, court, public, and private libraries throughout New York and the United States.


Terminals dedicated to LEXIS/NEXIS and WESTLAW allow students and faculty to conduct unrestricted computer‑assisted legal research. Access is also available to the Internet, Dialog, and the Dow Jones New Service databases. In addition, the Library subscribes to over 30 electronic research products, including HeinOnline, Index to Legal Periodicals, LexisNexis Congressional, Index to United Nations Documents and Treaties, and JSTOR.




New York Law School's curriculum systematically integrates theory and practice. The traditional study of legal doctrine and institutions is always measured against the perspectives of legal practitioners. Fusing classroom and real‑world perspectives gives the Law School's graduates an extraordinarily rich and strong basis on which to build a productive, responsible, and rewarding life in the profession. The Law School offers a full‑time day program, and a part‑time evening program. Full‑time students usually complete the 86 credits required for the Juris Doctor in three years; part‑time students in four years. The required curriculum comprises the entire first year and part of the second year, providing a foundation in legal reasoning and in areas of law that are considered the indispensable building blocks of a legal education. In the second year and thereafter, students may customize their programs by selecting from over 250 elective courses. Students are also offered the opportunity to participate in more than 30 student organizations, in addition to Moot Court and Law Review.


Academic Centers


Each of the School's eight academic centers allows students to focus their studies on a specialized area of Law.


Center on Business Law & Policy


The Center on Business Law & Policy is designed to provide students an enriched educational experience in the business, securities, and commercial law areas and train them to excel as planners and counselors in general advising, litigation, and especially, deal‑making situations where businesses and other commercial entities are clients. Center graduates will have a firm grounding in the fundamentals needed to enter business‑oriented law firms, law departments in corporations, investment banks, financial services and brokerage firms, institutional investors, as well as regulators and other commercially oriented governmental offices, and will be exposed to the areas of law that are relevant to these types of practices.


Center on Financial Services Law

The Center on Financial Services Law will begin offering programs in fall 2008. The Center's long‑range plan includes developing job opportunities in the financial services industry for students and alumni, providing a forum for discussing regulatory reforms, and creating new educational programs for industry legal and business professionals.


Center for International Law


Established in 1996, the Center for International Law supports teaching and research in all areas of international law but concentrates on the law of international trade and finance, deriving much of its strength from interaction with New York's business, commercial, financial, and legal communities.


Center for New York City Law


Established in 1993, the Center for New York City Law is the only program of its kind in the country. Its objectives are to gather and disseminate information about New York City's laws, rules, and procedures; to sponsor publications, symposia, and conferences on topics related to governing the city; and to suggest reforms to make city government more effective and efficient. The Center produces several publications, including CityLaw, which tracks New York City's rules and regulations, how they are enforced, and court challenges to them; and CityLand, which reports decisions from the New York City land use agencies.


Center for Professional Values and Practice


The Law School's Center for Professional Values and Practice provides a vehicle through which to examine the role of the legal profession and approaches to law practice. The Center's work supports the development of lawyering skills and reflective professionalism, including consideration of how these have evolved over the decades, even as business and ethical pressures have intensified and become more complex, and the roles of lawyers in society have multiplied.


Center for Real Estate Studies


The Center for Real Estate Studies provides students with a unique educational opportunity to study both the private practice and public regulation of real estate. Launched in 2007, the Center offers an extensive selection of classroom courses, advanced seminars, and independent study projects, as well as externships in governmental offices and real estate firms. It also sponsors conferences, symposia, and continuing legal education programs on a broad spectrum of issues. The Center aims to help bridge the existing gap between the private practice and academic study of real estate, and will become one of the premier research centers in the country for the study of real estate.


Institute for Information Law & Policy


Established in 2003, the Institute for Information Law and Policy is New York Law School's home for the study of information, communications, and law in the global digital age. The goal of the Institute is to apply the theory and technology of communications and information to strengthening democratic institutions and the rule of law as technology evolves. Through its curriculum, ongoing conference and speaker series, and a variety of original projects, the Institute investigates the emerging field of information law, which encompasses intellectual property, privacy, free speech, information access, communications, and all areas of law pertaining to information and communications practices.


Justice Action Center


The Justice Action Center brings together New York Law School faculty and students in an ongoing critical evaluation of public interest lawyering. Through scholarship and fieldwork, the Center seeks to evaluate the efficacy of law as an agent of change and social betterment, particularly in the fields of anti‑discrimination law and economic justice, civil liberties, criminal law and death penalty, environmental law, family law, immigration law, labor and employment law, and mental disability law. In addition to availing themselves of a focused curriculum, symposia, and research opportunities, students can gain direct exposure to the field of cause lawyering through externships, clinics, and workshops.


Graduate Programs


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation

In 2003, the Law School began offering the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, becoming one of the only law schools in the New York City area to offer his advanced training to tax attorneys. The program enables students to increase their mastery of tax law and refine their practice skills in order to better serve clients and communities.


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Real Estate

Beginning in the spring 2009 semester, New York Law School will offer a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Real Estate. The program provides students with a thorough grounding in the law, business, and regulation of real estate transactions, finance, and development.


Online Mental Disability Law Program

The School's Online Mental Disability Law Program is offered to professional who work with, or on behalf of, people with disabilities. It is the only program of its kind offered by an ABA‑approved law school. Each of the 14‑week courses is delivered to students though the convenience of distance education. The program offers a Certificate in Advanced Mental Disability Law Studies and will offer a Master of Arts degree in Mental Disability Law Studies beginning in spring 2009.


Additional Distinctive Programs


Lawyering Skills Center

The Lawyering Skills Center was established in 1991 to bring under on heading all of the New York Law School clinical and skills courses: clinics where students represent or work with actual clients under the direct supervision of full‑time faculty or attorneys; externships where students are placed in the offices of practicing attorneys or in judicial chambers; and simulation courses where students interact with actors or others in a variety of lawyering situations. Since 1991, all of these forms of experiential learning have increased significantly and are now an integral part of the New York Law School curriculum.


Labor & Employment Law Program


Ever since New York Law School alumnus Senator Robert F. Wagner, Class of 1903 ‑ the "legislative pilot of the New Deal" ‑ wrote and led the fight to enact the National Labor Relations Act, New York Law School has remained on the cutting edge of labor and employment law and public policy. In the tradition of Senator Wagner, New York Law School's Labor & Employment Law Program is part of the Justice Action Center seeks to advance and influence law and public policy with an action‑oriented, public‑interested agenda.


Media Center


The Media Center, one of the oldest and most extensive programs of its kind, was established in 1977 in response to the explosive growth of communication technologies. The Center continues to promote education, discussion, research, and writing about mass‑communications law. The faculty offers a substantial number of related courses and extracurricular programs dealing with issues such as cable television franchising procedures, direct broadcast satellites, videotext services, racial discrimination in television, and the future of public broadcasting.


Program in Law & Journalism


The Program in Law & Journalism is home to the study of the relationship between and among law, lawyers, the media, and the public. The Program hosts seminars, panels, and colloquia for practicing journalists on legal issues raised by newsgathering activities, for lawyers on the ethics and practicalities of dealing with the media, for academics on issues at the intersection of law and journalism, and for the general public on the role of lawyers in media and the influence of the media on lawyering.


In addition to these academic centers and projects, new initiatives will draw on New York Law School's traditions and strengths in the areas of civil liberties and human rights, immigration law, sexual orientation law, and litigation. Other programs, such as the Public Interest and Community Service project, link students and faculty as volunteers to assist individuals and institutions throughout the metropolitan area.


Moot Court


The student‑run Moot Court Association participates in intermural competitions and hosts the prestigious Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition, which annually attracts more than 30 schools as competitors, and draws distinguished jurists.


Law Review


The New York Law School Law Review is a scholarly journal that is edited and published four times a year by students at New York Law School with the assistance of a faculty publisher. The Law Review publishes articles by faculty authors, as well as notes, comments, and book reviews written by students, in many areas of legal scholarship. It serves the academic community as well as practicing attorneys, judges, and students. Students are selected for membership in the Law Review as well as the John Marshall Harlan Honors Scholars program based on first‑year grades. Some students may also be invited to join the Law Review only through a writing competition held in the summer or based on their combined first‑ and second‑year grades. Participation in the Law Review involves a serious commitment of time and energy. In return, it develops research, writing, and analytical skills that enhance the students' legal education.




New York Law School welcomes your application and seeks to make every effort to ensure that the application process is as straightforward as possible. In 2003, the Law School adopted a flat‑rate tuition to guarantee students the same tuition rate throughout their period of enrollment. By giving students one tuition price, flat for their entire time in school, New York Law School can help students with their financial planning by eliminating the uncertainties that come with annual tuition increases. The flat tuition rate also helps assure students that their financial aid package will retain its value. The Law School's policy is to admit students without regard to their financial means and to assist in securing financial aid to enable any admitted applicant to enroll. In addition to merit scholarship awards, the School's financial aid program provides assistance to students who demonstrate financial need according to the policies established by the federal and state governments. The Career Services staff at New York Law School is committed to increasing career opportunities for students and graduates by an extensive outreach through well‑established networks reaching into all segments of the legal community. The staff includes attorneys and counseling professionals. In career training programs, the counseling staff of the Office of Career Services provides the information, skills, and tools necessary for conducting a successful job search and planning a rewarding and satisfying career.



Richard A. Matasar (212) 431‑2840

Associate Dean for Professional Development:

Lenni B. Benson (212) 431‑2336

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:

Carol Buckler (212) 431‑2182

Vice President, Academic Publishing:

Jethro K. Lieberman (212) 431‑2378

Assoc. Dean for Faculty Development & Collaborative Learning:

Stephen J. Ellmann (212) 431‑2392

Vice Pres. & Assoc. Dean for Development & Alumni Relations:

Suzanne Davidson (212) 431‑2800

Vice President for Finance and Administration:

Fred P. DeJohn (212) 431‑2881

Vice President for Marketing and Communications:

Nancy J. Guida (212) 431‑2325

Director of the Law Library:

Camille Broussard (212) 431‑2354

Associate Dean for Special Projects:

Joan R. Fishman (212) 431‑2850

Associate Dean for Special Projects:

Harry Althaus (212) 431‑2846



RICHARD A. MATASAR, (Dean, President and Professor of Law), born Chicago, June 4, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Pennsylvania; 1978, District of Columbia. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1974; J.D., 1977). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts.

SUSAN J. ABRAHAM, (Associate Professor of Applied Legal Analysis), Education: Oberlin College (B.A., 1977); Rutgers School of Law ‑ Newark (J.D., 1983); Warren Wilson College (M.F.A., 1991). COURSES: Principles of Legal Analysis, Applied Analysis.


DEBORAH N. ARCHER, (Professor of Law), Education: Smith College (B.A., 1993); Yale University (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Externship Course; Discrimination Law Enforcement Clinic, Poverty Law Clinic.


RICHARD C.E. BECK, (Professor of Law and Codirector, Graduate Tax Program), born Baltimore, Maryland, October 19, 1943; admitted to bar, 1982, New York. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1973); Yale University (J.D., 1980); New York University (LL.M., 1984). COURSES: Taxation.


LENNI BETH BENSON, (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Professional Development), born Superior, Arizona, September 27, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Arizona; 1990, California. Education: Arizona State University (B.S., 1980; J.D., 1983). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Immigration Law, Administrative Law.


ANDREW R. BERMAN, (Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Real Estate Studies), born 1962; admitted to bar, 1989, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1984); New York (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Land Transactions and Finance, Property.


MOLLY K. BEUTZ, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Hamline University (B.A., 1996); Yale Law School (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure, International Intellectual Property, International Human Rights.


ROBERT BLECKER, (Professor of Law), born New York, January 31, 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, New York. Education: Tufts University (B.A., 1969); Harvard University (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Criminal Law, Constitutional History.


ELISE C. BODDIE, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Yale College (B.A., 1990); Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.P.P., 1996); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Land Use Regulation, Special Topics in State and Local Government.


LLOYD BONFIELD, (Professor of Law), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, New Jersey. Education: University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1971); University of Iowa (J.D., 1975); University of Cambridge (Ph.D., 1978). COURSES: Property.


MICHAEL BOTEIN, (Professor of Law and Director, Media Center), born New York, New York, January 10, 1945; admitted to bar, 1969, New York. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1966); Cornell University (J.D., 1969); Columbia University (LL.M., 1972; J.S.D., 1979). COURSES: Administrative Law, Antitrust, Communications Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law.


FRANK A. BRESS, (Professor of Law), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, New York. Education: New York University (B.A., 1969); St. John's University (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Negotiation, Counseling & Interviewing.


JAMES BROOK, (Professor of Law), born Buffalo, New York, December 1, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Massachusetts. Education: Harvard College (B.A., 1968); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1972); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1983). COURSES: Commercial Law, Torts.


CAMILLE BROUSSARD, (Professor of Legal Research and Library Director), born Kaplan, Louisiana, January 1, 1954; admitted to bar, 1981, Oregon. Education: University of Nevada (B.S., 1976); Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Advanced Legal Research.


CAROL A. BUCKLER, (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1956; admitted to bar, 1983, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1978); Harvard University (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Civil Law Clinic, Legal Ethics, Lawyering.


EUGENE CERRUTI, (Professor of Law), born Paterson, New Jersey, July 6, 1944; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1966); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy.


ELIZABETH CHAMBLISS, (Professor of Law and Codirector, Center for Professional Values and Practice), Education: College of Charleston (B.S., 1983); University of Wisconsin‑Madison (M.S., 1984; J.D., 1988; Ph.D., 1992). COURSES: Legal Profession, Lawyers in Public Life.


PAMELA R. CHAMPINE, (Professor of Law and Director of Core Curriculum, Graduate Tax Program), born Fort Mead, Maryland, June 1, 1964; admitted to bar, 1988, Illinois; 1991, New York. Education: University of Illinois (B.S., 1985); Northwestern University (J.D., 1988); New York University (LL.M., 1990). COURSES: Wills Trusts & Estates, Property.


DAVID CHANG, (Professor of Law), born Poughkeepsie, New York, May 25, 1957. Education: Haverford College (B.A., 1979); Yale University (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Conflict of Laws, Torts.


LUNG‑CHU CHEN, (Professor of Law and Founder and President, New Century Institute), born Taiwan, December 30, 1935; admitted to bar, 1985, New York. Education: National Taiwan University (LL.B., 1958); Northwestern University (LL.M., 1961); Yale University (LL.M., 1962; J.S.D., 1964). COURSES: International Law, Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, Human Rights.


TAI‑HENG CHENG, (Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director, Center for International Law), admitted to bar, 2004, New York; 2005, Eastern District of New York; 2005, Southern District of New York. Education: Oxford University (B.A., 1999); Yale Law School (LL.M., 2000); National University of Singapore (Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, 2001); Oxford University (M.A., 2004); Yale Law School (J.S.D., 2004). COURSES: Contracts I & II; International Law.


RICHARD CHUSED, (Professor of Law), Education: Brown University (B.A., 1965); University of Chicago (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Gender and Law in American History, Property, Family Law, Copyright.


SYDNEY M. CONE, III, (C.V. Starr Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Law), born Greensboro, North Carolina, November 30, 1930; admitted to bar, 1959, North Carolina; 1960, District of Columbia; 1970, New York; 1992, Paris, France. Education: Haverford College (A.B., 1952); Yale University (LL.B., 1959). COURSES: International Trade Law, International Finance Law.


STEPHEN J. ELLMANN, (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Collaborative Learning), born Boston, Massachusetts, June 20, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Massachusetts; 1978, Alabama; 1987, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1972; J.D., 1976). COURSES: Legal Ethics, Constitutional Law, Clinical Skills, South African Law.


DAVID EPSTEIN, (Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law), Education: New York University (B.A., 1972); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1975).


ALETA G. ESTREICHER, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, May 27, 1948; admitted to bar, 1982, New York; 1983, New Jersey. Education: Bryn Mawr College (A.B., 1970); Columbia University (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Corporations, Securities Regulation, Property.


DIANE FAHEY, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Cleveland State University (B.A., 1979); Cleveland‑Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1983); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2000). COURSES: Civil Procedure.


RONALD FILLER, (Professor of Law and Director, Center on Financial Services Law), Education: University of Illinois (B.A., 1970); George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1973); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Taxation, 1976). COURSES: Derivatives, Market Regulation, Special Topics in Corporate Law, Financial Services, Seminar and Workshop, Special Topics in Corporate Law, Regulation of Brokers/Dealers and Futures Commissions Merchants.


KRIS FRANKLIN, (Professor and Director, Academic Skills Program), Education: Yale University (B.A., 1989); New York University (J.D., 1992). COURSES: Applied Analysis, Principles of Legal Analysis.


DONI GEWIRTZMAN, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1993); University of California‑Berkeley (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Constitutional Law I and II, Sexuality and the Law.


HON. DOUGLAS H. GINSBURG, (Distinguished Visiting Scholar), Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1970); University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1973).


CATHY GLASER, (Professor of Legal Writing and Director, Writing Program), born New York, New York, June 17, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1974); Syracuse University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Writing.


ANNE GOLDSTEIN, (Professor of Law and Director, First‑Year Legal Skills Program), Education: Radcliffe College, Harvard University (A.B., 1978); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Lawyering.


BRANDT GOLDSTEIN, (Visiting Associate Professor of Law), Education: Brown University (A.B., 1987); Yale Law School (J.D., 1992). COURSES: Civil Procedure.


ANNETTE GORDON‑REED, (Professor of Law), born Livingston, Texas, November 19, 1958; admitted to bar, 1985, New York. Education: Dartmouth College (A.B., 1981); Harvard University (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Property, Legal Ethics, Criminal Procedure, American Legal History.


JAMES GRIMMELMANN, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1999); Yale University (J.D., 2005). COURSES: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet Law.


LAWRENCE M. GROSBERG, (Professor of Law and Director, Lawyering Skills Center), born Detroit, Michigan, June 4, 1943; admitted to bar, 1969, New York. Education: University of Southern California (B.A., 1965); Columbia University (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Lawyering, Trial Advocacy, Civil Law Clinic and Negotiating, Counseling and Interviewing, ADR, Mediation Clinic.


KAREN GROSS, (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, President, Southern Vermont College), born Illinois, April 27, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Illinois; 1982, New York. Education: Smith College (B.A., 1974); Temple University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Bankruptcy, Corporate Reorganization, Commercial Law, Contracts, Feminist Theory.


JEFFREY J. HAAS, (Professor of Law), born Oaklawn, Illinois, August 18, 1961; admitted to bar, 1989, New York. Education: Florida State University (B.S., 1984); University of Melbourne, Australia; University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Securities Law, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts.


SETH DAVID HARRIS, (Professor of Law and Director, Labor and Employment Law Program), born Manhasset, New York, October 12, 1962; admitted to bar, 1991, New York; 1992, District of Columbia. Education: Cornell University (B.S.I.L.R., 1983); New York University (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Labor Law, Employment Law, Torts.


MARIANA J. HOGAN, (Professor of Law and Director of Externship Programs), born Washington, D.C., March 8, 1954; admitted to bar, 1980, New York. Education: Brown University (A.B., 1976); Georgetown University (J.D., 1979); New York University, Visiting Student, 1978‑1979. COURSES: Lawyering Skills, Trial Advocacy, Legal Ethics.


DAN HUNTER, (Visiting Professor of Law), Education: Monash University (B.S., 1987; LL.B., 1989); University of Melbourne (LL.M. 1996); University of Cambridge (Ph.D., 1999). COURSES: Intellectual Property; Cyberlaw; Information Law Capstone.


SANDRA JANIN, (Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Director of the Writing Program), Education: Brooklyn College (B.A., 1971); New York Law School (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Legal Reasoning, Writing & Research, Drafting Litigation Documents, Drafting General Principles, Memo and Brief Writing, Persuasion, Principles of Legal Analysis.


DAVID JOHNSON, (Visiting Professor of Law), Education: Yale (B.A., 1967; J.D., 1972). COURSES: Cyberlaw, Information Law Institute Capstone.


RANDOLPH N. JONAKAIT, (Professor of Law), born Sheboygan, Wisconsin, May 10, 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1967); University of Chicago (J.D., 1970); New York University (LL.M., 1971). COURSES: Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law.


KENNETH C. KETTERING, (Associate Professor of Law), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1957; admitted to bar, 1981, Pennsylvania. Education: Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 1977); Harvard University (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Commercial Law, Bankruptcy Debtor‑Creditor.


GERALD KORNGOLD, (Professor of Law), Education: The College, University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1974); University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Center for Real Estate Studies Harlan Capstone, Real Estate Transactions, Property.


PETER C. KOSTANT, (Visiting Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1979, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1968); Washington University (M.A., 1971); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Contracts I, Corporations.


WILLIAM P. LAPIANA, (Rita & Joseph Solomon Professor of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Director of Estate Planning, Graduate Tax Prog.), born Buffalo, New York, March 7, 1952; admitted to bar, 1980, New York. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1973; A.M., 1975; J.D., 1978; Ph.D., 1987). COURSES: Property, Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning, American Legal History, Federal Estate with Gift Tax.


LAWRENCE LEDERMAN, (Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law and Chairman, Board of Advisors, Center of Business Law & Policy), admitted to bar, 1968, New York. Education: Brooklyn College (B.A. 1957); NYU Law School (LL.B., 1966). COURSES: Corporate Governance; Mergers & Acquisitions.


ARTHUR S. LEONARD, (Professor of Law), born Brooklyn, New York, January 17, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1974); Harvard University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Contracts, Labor and Employment Law, Sexuality and the Law, Torts.


LAWRENCE C. LEVINE, (Visiting Professor of Law), Education: Allegheny College (B.A., 1976); Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Torts.


JETHRO K. LIEBERMAN, (Professor of Law and Vice President, Academic Publishing), born Washington, D.C., October 23, 1943; admitted to bar, 1967, New York; 1968, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1964); Harvard University (J.D., 1967); Columbia University (M.Phil., 1994; Ph.D., 1995). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Writing.


JOSEPH L. MARINO, (Professor of Applied Legal Studies and Director, Applied Skills Program), born Canton, Illinois, July 6, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, New York, Florida. Education: C.W. Post College (B.A., 1972); St. John's University (J.D., 1975). COURSES: New York Civil Procedure, New York Law in National Perspective.


RICHARD MARSICO, (Professor of Law and Director, Justice Action Center), born New York, September 29, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., 1982); Harvard University (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Clinical, Lawyering Skills, Legal Ethics.


MICHAEL T. MCCARTHY, (Professor of Legal Research, Senior Reference Librarian), Education: Queens College, City University of New York (B.A., 1983; M.L.S., 1992); University of Notre Dame (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Legal Research, Practical Skills.


CARLIN MEYER, (Professor of Law), born Chicago, Illinois, September 7, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1970); Rutgers University (J.D., 1974); Yale University (LL.M., 1988). COURSES: Employment Law, Family Law.


HOWARD S. MEYERS, (Visiting Professor of Law and Associate Director, Center on Business Law & Policy), Education: Franklin & Marshall College (A.B., 1989); Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Accounting for Lawyers, Corporations, Securities Arbitration Clinic, Corporate Crime: Challenges for the Practicing Attorney.


WILLIAM R. MILLS, (Professor of Legal Research, Associate Librarian for Information Services), born Brooklyn, New York, June 4, 1950; admitted to bar, 1983, New York. Education: State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S., 1971); Columbia University (M.S.L.S., 1978); Fordham University (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Legal Research.


FRANK W. MUNGER, (Professor of Law, Cochair, New York Law & Society Colloquium), born California, December 19, 1942; admitted to bar, 1969, Michigan and District of Columbia. Education: Kenyon College (A.B., 1964); University of Michigan (J.D., 1968; Ph.D., 1977). COURSES: Constitutional law, Land Use; Welfare Law; Legal Profession.


STEPHEN A. NEWMAN, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, November 13, 1946; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1967); Columbia University (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Family Law, Children and Law, Civil Procedure, Persuasion.


BETH SIMONE NOVECK, (Professor of Law, Director Institute for Information Law & Policy and Democracy Design Workshop), Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1991; M.A., 1992); Yale University (J.D., 1997); University of Innsbruck (Ph.D., 1994). COURSES: Constitutional Law II, Intellectual Property, Law and Technology of Government and Democracy.


RUDOLPH J.R. PERITZ, (Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1975, Texas. Education: Penn State University (B.S., 1969); University of Texas (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Antitrust, Regulated Industries, Computers and Law, Contracts, Jurisprudence.


MICHAEL L. PERLIN, (Prof. of Law, Dir., Mental Disability Law Prog & Intl Mental Disability Law Reform Proj., Justice Action Ctr.), born Perth Amboy, New Jersey, March 30, 1946; admitted to bar, 1969, New Jersey; 1983, New York. Education: Rutgers University (A.B., 1966); Columbia University (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Mental Disability Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Criminal Procedure.


EDWARD A. PURCELL, JR., (Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor of Law), born Kansas City, Missouri, July 20, 1941; admitted to bar, 1980, New York. Education: Rockhurst College (A.B., 1962); University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 1968); Harvard University (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Complex Litigation.


SADIQ REZA, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, November 5, 1964; admitted to bar, 1993, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1986); Harvard University (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law.


MICHAEL ROFFER, (Professor of Legal Research and Government Resource Reference Librarian), Education: Brandeis University (B.A., 1980); New York Law School (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Legal Research: Practical Skills.


REBECCA ROIPHE, (Associate Professor of Law), Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1993); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2000); University of Chicago (Ph.D., 2002). COURSES: American Legal History, Criminal Procedure, Legal Profession.


TANINA ROSTAIN, (Professor of Law, Cochair, New York Law & Society Colloquium, Codirector, Ctr. for Prof. Values & Practice), born New York, New York, July 15, 1960; admitted to bar, 1987, Connecticut. Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., 1981); Yale University (M.A., 1983; J.D., 1987). COURSES: Legal Ethics, Evidence, Lawyers & Public Life.


JOYCE D. SALTALAMACHIA, (Professor of Law Emeritus), born California, July 7, 1947; admitted to bar, 1976, California. Education: University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1969; M.L.S., 1970); Golden Gate University (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Torts.


ROSALIE M. SANDERSON, (Professor of Legal Research, Instruction and Automation Librarian), Education: University of Central Arkansas (B.S., 1971); University of Arkansas (M.A., 1973); University of California‑Berkeley (M.L.S., 1975); University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Legal Research: Practical Skills, Tax Research and Writing Seminar.


ROSS SANDLER, (Professor of Law and Director, Center for New York City Law), born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 31, 1939; admitted to bar, 1965, New York and Florida. Education: Dartmouth College (A.B., 1961); New York University (LL.B., 1965). COURSES: State and Local Government, New York City Law.


DAVID S. SCHOENBROD, (Trustee Professor of Law), born Chicago, Illinois, August 18, 1942; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1963; LL.B., 1968); Oxford University (B.Phil., 1965). COURSES: Environmental Law, Remedies.


RICHARD K. SHERWIN, (Professor of Law, Director, Visual Persuasion Project), born New York, June 23, 1953; admitted to bar, 1981, New York. Education: Brandeis University (B.A., 1975); Boston College (J.D., 1981); Columbia University (LL.M., 1986; J.S.D., 1989). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Torts, Legal Ethics, Jurisprudence, Lawyering.


JAMES F. SIMON, (Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus), born Ft. Worth, Texas, November 26, 1938; admitted to bar, 1965, Texas; 1992, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1961; LL.B., 1964). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Legal Journalism.


MICHAEL B.W. SINCLAIR, (Professor of Law), born Manurewa, New Zealand, November 8, 1942; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan. Education: Victoria University (B.A., 1968; B.A., with Honors, 1970; Ph.D., 1974); University of Michigan (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Contracts, Payment Systems, U.C.C., Banking.


FAITH STEVELMAN, (Professor of Law and Director, Center on Business Law and Policy), born Charlottesville, Virginia; admitted to bar, 1990, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1982; M.Phil, 1985); New York University (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Corporations.


CAMERON STRACHER, (Professor of Legal Writing and Publisher, Law Review and Director, Program in Law and Journalism), born Brooklyn, New York, July 25, 1961; admitted to bar, 1988, New York; 1989, District of Columbia. Education: Amherst College (B.A., 1983); Harvard University (J.D., 1987); University of Iowa (M.F.A., 1991). COURSES: Writing Legal Scholarship.


PETER J. STRAUSS, (Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, Codirector, Elder Law Clinic), Education: Bowdoin College (A.B., 1957); New York University (J.D., 1961). COURSES: Elder Law.


NADINE STROSSEN, (Professor of Law and President, ACLU 1991‑2008), born Jersey City, New Jersey, August 18, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, Minnesota; 1979, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1972; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Constitutional Law, International Human Rights, Advanced Constitutional Law and Appellate Advocacy.


LYNN P. BOEPPLE SU, (Professor of Legal Writing, Associate Director, Writing Program), born Jamaica, New York, July 7, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, New York; 1989, District of Columbia; 1990, New Jersey. Education: New York University (B.A., 1982); Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Legal Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy.


RUTI G. TEITEL, (Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, Chair, Comparative Law & Politics Discussion Group), born Buenos Aires, Argentina; admitted to bar, 1981, New York. Education: Georgetown University (B.S., 1977); Cornell University (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Religion and the First Amendment.


ANN F. THOMAS, (Professor of Law and Managing Director, Graduate Tax Program), born South Bend, Indiana, August 4, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, New York; 1980, U.S. Tax Court; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Radcliffe College (A.B., 1973); Yale University (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Taxation.


MARSHALL TRACHT, (Professor of Law and Director, LL.M. in Real Estate), Education: Yale University (B.A., 1983); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1990; M.B.A., 1990). COURSES: Bankruptcy, Real Estate Transactions and Finance, Advanced Real Estate Financing.


DONALD H. ZEIGLER, (Professor of Law and Codirector, Center for Professional Values and Practice), born New Haven, Connecticut, September 19, 1945; admitted to bar, 1972, New York. Education: Amherst College (A.B., 1966); Columbia University (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Federal Courts, Conflicts, Lawyering.