NYLS Awards Tenure to Three Faculty Members

New York, NY (April 26, 2018) – New York Law School (NYLS) is celebrating the promotions of three dynamic, accomplished faculty members to full-time tenured positions during the 2017–18 academic year.

Stacy-Ann Elvy, Professor of Law
Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy is the Associate Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law at NYLS and a renowned authority on Internet of Things privacy and security issues, commercial law, and human rights law. Her scholarship has been published by or is forthcoming in the Columbia Law ReviewBoston College Law ReviewWashington and Lee Law Review, the Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Edward Elgar Press)and other academic journals. Her articles have been peer reviewed and identified as some of the best recent works of scholarship on commercial law and privacy law in the online legal journal Jotwell. In 2016, she received the Rising Star Award from the New York Law Journal after being selected from a field of nearly 300 nominees of New York lawyers age 40 or younger. In 2017, Professor Elvy was appointed Vice Chair of the Article 2 Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the American Bar Association. She was an invited speaker at the 2017 Centre for European Policy Studies Ideas Lab Conference in Belgium and the exclusive Internet of Things roundtable held by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. She began her career practicing law at Akerman Senterffit and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom after receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S. from Cornell University. Her promotion was effective as of November 2017.

Jacob S. Sherkow, Professor of Law

Professor Jacob S. Sherkow is an expert on intellectual property and the biosciences and a leading voice in the patent dispute over CRISPR, a powerful new gene-editing technology. He is affiliated with NYLS’s Innovation Center for Law and Technology and teaches a variety of courses related to intellectual property. He is also the winner of NYLS’s Class of 2017 Teaching Award. Professor Sherkow is often quoted in national and international press on patent litigation and related issues. He has authored dozens of articles in law reviews and scientific journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, Science, and Nature. He was a 2016 Finalist for the Young Researchers in Intellectual Property Law Essay Contest and was recently named to the board of editors of the newly founded journal, CRISPR. Professor Sherkow is also a community representative of the New York Genome Center and has advised a committee of France’s National Assembly on issues concerning the patenting of biotechnological research tools. Before joining NYLS, he served as a Fellow in the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School, a patent litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan, his M.A. in Biotechnology from Columbia University, and his B.Sc. from McGill University.

Ari Ezra Waldman, Professor of Law

Professor Ari Ezra Waldman is Founding Director of NYLS’s Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the Founder and Director of the School’s Institute for CyberSafety, which includes the first-of-its-kind law school pro bono clinic representing victims of online harassment. Professor Waldman’s research and writing focus on privacy, technology, and society; hate and harassment on the internet; and online social networks. His acclaimed new book, Privacy as Trust: Information Law for an Information Age, argues that privacy law should protect information disclosed in contexts of trust. Professor Waldman’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review Online, the Notre Dame Law Review Online, the Iowa Law Review, the Indiana Law Review, and other top scholarly journals. In 2016, he received the Rising Star Award from the New York Law Journal after being selected from a field of nearly 300 nominees of New York lawyers age 40 or younger. In 2017, his paper, “Designing Without Privacy,” won the Best Paper Award at the 2017 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the highest academic award in privacy law. The paper is the basis for his second book, now under consideration by several publishers. In 2018, he was selected to deliver the Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture in Privacy at the University of Ottawa, Canada’s premier privacy honor. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, The Advocate, and other popular press, and he has appeared on “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” MSNBC’s “The Docket,” and Syfy’s miniseries, “The Internet Ruined My Life.” Professor Waldman holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.