Associate Professor of Law
Doni Gewirtzman is an Associate Professor at New York Law School. He joined the faculty in 2007 after serving as the Vanderbilt Fellow at Vanderbilt Law School and the Co-Associate Director and Acting Assistant Professor of Law at New York University School of Law’s Lawyering Program. His work on constitutional law and theory has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, the California Law Review, the American University Law Review, and the University of Richmond Law Review. He was the recipient of New York Law School’s teaching award in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Before entering academia, Professor Gewirtzman was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison and a Skadden Fellow at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. While at Lambda, he represented the mother of Brandon Teena, a Nebraska teen whose murder was portrayed in the film Boys Don’t Cry, in a wrongful death suit against a local police department. He also represented members of gay student organizations that were banned from meeting in Salt Lake City public schools, and spearheaded Lambda’s advocacy efforts on behalf of older lesbians and gay men.
Gewirtzman attended the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where he was Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the California Law Review. Prior to law school, he received his B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and served as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.
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Assistant: Jessa Farkas
Wesleyan University, B.A. 1993 Phi Beta Kappa
University of California-Berkeley, J.D. 1998 (California Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor)