Fact Sheet

President and Dean: Anthony W. Crowell
Dean and President
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1992, magna cum laude
American University, J.D. 1997, cum laude
Appointed: May 2012
Founded: 1891
ABA Accreditation*: 1954, J.D.
Location: Manhattan’s TriBeCa district—home of New York City’s legal, government, and corporate headquarters.
Campus: Urban campus includes four integrated buildings, including the School’s state-of-the-art, 235,000-square-foot facility, opened in 2009.
Enrollment: The total number of J.D. students enrolled in all divisions, all classes, is approximately 1,200. There are approximately 85 students enrolled in the School’s advanced degree programs. Students are 50 percent women, and 34 percent self-identified minority (entering class of 2013).
Bar Pass Rate:
In July 2013, 352 May graduates sat for the NY bar exam and 84 percent passed.
Graduation Rate:
For the past five years, 86 percent of students, on average, have completed their law degrees at NYLS.
Current Faculty: Full-Time: 77; Adjunct: 103
Degree Programs: J.D. (Full-Time Day and Part-Time Evening Divisions)
LL.M. in Taxation
LL.M. in American Business Law
Bachelor’s/J.D. with Stevens Institute of Technology
J.D./M.B.A. with Baruch College
J.D./M.A. in Forensic Psychology and Law, with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Research Facilities: The Mendik Law Library with extensive special collections, and computer research and training laboratories
Publications: Student-edited journals:
New York Law School Law ReviewPublications of the Centers:
Media Law & Policy
The International Review
Global Human Rights Bulletin
 Other Publications:
New York Law School Magazine (the alumni magazine)
Academic Centers:
Special Programs:
Moots: The Moot Court Association administers two annual moot court competitions:

Student Organizations:
More than 30 student-run organizations
Major Law Firms with NYLS Alumni as Founders and Name Partners Abbey Spanier LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (formerly Davis, Polk, Wardwell, Sunderland & Kiendl)
Kaye Scholer LLP
Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP (formerly Kelley, Drye, Warren, Clark, Carr & Ellis)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC
Our Distinguished Graduates: For more than 100 years, NYLS graduates have enriched their communities—as jurists, public servants, government and corporate leaders, private practitioners, and creative artists.Some of our most distinguished graduates include:

  • Arthur N. Abbey ’59, Chief Trial Attorney and founding partner of Abbey Spanier LLP
  • Chester Carlson 39,inventor of the xerography photocopy process
  • Maurice R. Greenberg ’50, former Chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc.; current Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr and Co., Inc.
  • Kathleen Grimm ’80, Deputy Chancellor of Operations, New York City Department of Education (2002-2015)
  • Hon. John Marshall Harlan 24, United States Supreme Court Justice
  • Lawrence S. Huntington ’64, former Chairman and CEO of Fiduciary Trust International
  • Arnold Kopelson ’59, Academy Award-winning producer of Platoon and The Fugitive
  • Hon. Roger J. Miner ’56, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Charles E. Phillips Jr. ’93, CEO of Infor; former President of Oracle, the world’s largest enterprise software company
  • Elmer Rice, Class of 1912, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright
  • Sybil Shainwald ’76, pioneering women’s health litigator and advocate
  • Hon. Judith Sheindlin ’65, “Judge Judy,” New York family court judge, author, and TV personality
  • Hon. Faviola A. Soto ’78, Judge, New York State Court of Claims
  • Wallace Stevens, Class of 1903, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
  • Robert F. Wagner, Class of 1900, U.S. Senator from New York 1927-49; author of National Labor Relations Act
  • Zygmunt Wilf ’74, principal owner of the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL

* Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738
Fax: 312.988.5681