NYLS Strategy

A Letter from Dean Anthony W. Crowell


To the New York Law School Community:

On behalf of the faculty, administration, and Trustees of New York Law School, I am pleased to present you with our third annual report marking the progress and outcomes achieved to date in implementing our 2013 Strategic Plan.

This year, NYLS celebrated its 125th Anniversary which provided a powerful backdrop against which to showcase the many exciting and innovative ways NYLS is charting new academic and career pathways for its students in the structurally changing legal marketplace. To do this we adopted a new curriculum, opened a new clinical and experiential learning center like none other in American legal education—The Joe Plumeri Center for Social Justice and Economic Opportunity—and engaged in an effort to even more comprehensively involve students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the School in every aspect of our institution.

In the following pages you will see how we made such meaningful progress. While our important work is ongoing, the new NYLS will continue to pursue a core mission built over its first 125 years, always recognizing our special role as an innovator that has fueled the development and diversity of the profession in a way worthy of a place known as New York’s law school.

Anthony W. Crowell
Dean and President
Professor of Law