Faculty News

FAC-Spotlight-Thumbnail-for-Web-v1New York Law School introduces its inaugural issue of Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship. As you will see, our longstanding tradition of excellence in legal scholarship, professional leadership, and advocacy has never been more robust. These developments among others reflect New York Law School’s ongoing commitment to scholarship and intellectual innovation, which is evident in the breadth and depth of scholarly activity and recognition from diverse corners as described in this newsletter. Click here to view the newsletter.

Spotlight on Faculty News


For the 30th anniversary edition of the journal Continuity and Change, Lloyd Bonfield, its Founding Editor, has written a retrospective that appears in Volume 30, and the editorial board selected an article of his to appear in the top 10. To read more from Continuity and Change, click here.



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Alan I. Appel ’76 will participate as a panelist in the Fifth Annual Town Hall meeting at the New York City Bar on issues concerning the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act on Tuesday January 20, 2015. For more information, click here.




Houman_Shadab-235x225Houman Shadab discussed bitcoins and blockchain derivatives before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) in Washington D.C. on October 9. To see the complete video, click here.




Doni_Gewirtzman-235x225Doni Gewirtzman delivered a presentation “Teaching and Theater: The Craft of Law Teaching” at the Igniting Law Teaching Conference at American University Washington College of Law. To see the complete video of his presentation, click here.



Deborah_Archer-235x225Deborah N. Archer was recently appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. To read the complete press release from the Office of the Mayor, click here.




Kim_Hawkins-235x225Kim Hawkins delivered a presentation at a LegalED talk at American University Washington College of Law on “What Law Professors Need to Know About Visual Arts.” To see the complete video, click here.




Spotlight on Publications

To view a complete list of faculty publications from 2013, click here.


Professor Emeritus Michael B. Sinclair’s newest book, Karl Llewellyn’s Dueling Canons in Perspective, examines the twenty-eight pairs of “dueling canons,” the sources from which they were derived, their historical use in case law and treatises, their intuitive and theoretical justifications, and, critically, their contrariety. It is now available from Vandeplas Publishing here.





Professor Ruti Teitel’s new book, Globalizing Transitional Justice provides an interdisciplinary analysis of political and legal developments that impact the broader social and cultural tendencies of our time. Published by Oxford University Press this May, Professor Teitel is also the author of Humanity’s Law, and Transitional Justice. Order your copy of Globalizing Transitional Justice by clicking here.



blecker_death of punishmentProfessor Robert Blecker’s book The Death of Punishment analyzes the supporting arguments for the use of the death penalty in the criminal justice system. Professor Blecker is a widely known death penalty advocate. Published by Palgrave Macmillian, the book will hit the shelves this November. Order your copy by clicking here.





LiberalismUndressedcovProfessor Jethro Lieberman has also been receiving great reviews for his book, Liberalism Undressed. The New York Law Journal praised the book as “Lieberman’s masterwork, a brilliant, provocative and mature product of decades of thought about some of the most fundamental issues of our time or any time. The book catapults Lieberman to the first rank of modern political and legal philosophers.”