Admissions News and Updates

New York Law Journal Names Two NYLS Professors and an alum as “Rising Stars”

Professors Ari Ezra Waldman and Stacy-Ann Elvy, and alum Pei Pei Cheng-de Castro ’00 were named “Rising Stars” by the New York Law Journal. They were among only 42 young lawyers (under age 40) of over 300 nominations submitted. Professors Waldman and Elvy were two of only three law school faculty honorees. Pei Pei Cheng de-Castro is the Director of Investigations and Enforcement for the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

NYLS Student Named “Student of the Year” by National Jurist Magazine

National Jurist magazine has named Carlos Valenzuela, a third-year student at New York Law School, a “Law Student of the Year.” Valenzuela is one of only 25 honorees selected from more than 200 law schools throughout the U.S. Carlos was recognized for demonstrating an enduring commitment to public interest law by participating in a variety of programs that serve to enrich the lives of those who may not otherwise have access to legal services.

NYLS Jumped in the U.S. News & World Report Rankings for the Third Straight Year

In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of law schools, NYLS moved up to #111, up from #127 the prior year and the third straight year moving up. Click here to view the article.

NYLS Earns High Marks for Practical Training: Clinics and Externships

For the past two years, NYLS has been ranked among the top law schools for clinical and experiential learning in New York State and nationally by the National Jurist.  Practical training continues to flourish at NYLS with the opening of The Joe Plumeri Center for Social Justice and Economic Opportunity in Fall 2015. The new center was made possible by a $5 million gift from Joe and Susan Plumeri. It houses the Law School’s “law firm” and more than 20 legal clinics under one roof with ground level access for clients.

NYLS Office of Diversity and Inclusion Recognized by National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine

The Winter 2016 edition of National Jurist’s preLaw magazine recognized the wonderful work being done by our Office of Diversity and Inclusion. NYLS extends its congratulations and gratitude for the wonderful partnerships forged by our Office of Diversity and Inclusion with the faculty and all key units in the School to implement our Institutional Diversity Plan. Click here to view the issue and recognition.

NYLS Earn Highest Grades in Intellectual Property and Technology Law

New York Law School has received the highest available rating of “A” for its Intellectual Property and Technology Law programs in the Winter 2016 edition of National Jurist’s preLaw magazine. Click here to view the issue and ratings.

NYLS Featured in preLaw Magazine’s List of 10 Most Promising Innovations in Legal Education

New York Law School was featured in preLaw magazine’s list of “10 Most Promising Innovations in Legal Education.” The magazine highlighted the Two-Year J.D. Honors Program as an example of an innovation with the “greatest potential to change legal education for the good.” Click here to view the article.

NYLS Among the Most Diverse Schools

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine names NYLS to its list of “Top 25 Law Schools for Hispanics” for the second straight year. Click here to view the article.

 U.S. News & World Report Recognizes NYLS in Two Categories

New York Law School was listed among the top law schools in the nation for part-time programs by U.S. News & World Report. NYLS also scored high on the Law School Diversity Index.

NYLS Ranks in Top 50 Law Schools Nationwide for Alumni Promoted to Law Firm Partnerships

The National Law Journal ranked New York Law School in the Top 50 (No. 38) Law Schools nationwide for the most alumni promoted to law firm partnerships in 2014. Click here to view the complete list.

Clinical Year Program Recognized as One of the 15 Most Innovative Clinics by The National Jurist

The NYLS Clinical Year Program was featured by The National Jurist magazine as one of the 15 most innovative law clinics in the country. Read the complete article here.

NYLS Among the Most Diverse Schools

Hispanic Outlook Magazine named New York Law School to its list of Top 25 Law Schools with Majority/Minority Hispanic Enrollment and its list of Top 25 Law Schools Granting Most Degrees to Hispanics. Click here to view the complete lists. And, as mentioned above, NYLS scored high on U.S. News & World Report‘s Law School Diversity Index.

High Ranking for Faculty Scholarship

New York Law School was ranked in the top third of law schools for scholarly impact in a study by professors at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, using methodology developed by Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law School. Click here to read more.

NYLS Recognized for Law Practice Technology

New York Law School was honored in May 2013 as one of 13 top law schools teaching law practice technology by the eLawyering Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. The Task Force recognized New York Law School’s Certificate Program in Mastery of Law Practice Technology. Click here to read more.

NYLS Honored for Pro Bono Work

New York Law School was named to the 2013 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It was the only law school in New York State to make the list, and one of only three law schools in the country named to the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Click here to read more.

NYLS Announces Two-Year J.D. Honors Program

New York Law School announced that, beginning in January 2015, it will offer a two-year J.D. honors program. Candidates for admission will be expected to have completed at least two to three years of meaningful professional work experience or possess unique academic credentials. Because it is an honors program, admission will automatically come with at least a $50,000 merit scholarship for the two-year program for all enrolled students. The National Jurist and Crain’s New York Business covered the announcement, and Dean Crowell was interviewed about the program on New York Public Radio and Bloomberg Law.

Dean Crowell Honored by Crain’s New York Business

Dean Anthony W. Crowell was selected by Crain’s New York Business as  one of its “People to Watch  in Higher Education” in September 2013. He is the only law school dean to be named to the list. Crain’s  says, “Anthony Crowell was appointed New York Law School  president and dean a little more than a year ago, and he’s already making waves.” Click here to view the complete article.

Two Recent Grads Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Forbes, a prominent business magazine, named Amie Stepanovich ’10 and Trevor Timm ’11 to this year’s 30 Under 30 list. Both are actively involved in some of the most timely and controversial technology and civil liberties issues of the day. Click here to read more.