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 JD students enrolled in all divisions, classes, is approximately 1000.  There are approximately 60 students enrolled in the school’s advanced degree programs.  Students are 53% women, and 35% percent self-identified minority (entering class of 2014).
Bar Pass Rate:
In July 2014, 304 May graduates sat for the NY bar exam and 72% passed.
Graduation Rate:
For the past five years, 84% of students, on average, have completed their law degrees at NYLS.
Current Faculty: Full-Time 72, Adjunct 67
Degree Programs: J.D. (Full-Time Day and Part-Time Evening Divisions)
LL.M. in Taxation
Two-Year JD Honors Program
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:
Moot Court Competitions: 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