NYLS in the News

Vincent Viola Nominated to be Secretary of the Army “Trump taps New York financier Vincent Viola as Army secretary” – USA Today (

December 19, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Vincent Viola '83

Viola, founder and chairman of Virtu Financial and owner of pro hockey’s Florida Panthers, said in a statement that, if confirmed by the Senate, “I will work tirelessly to provide our President with the land force he will need to accomplish any mission in support of his National Defense Strategy.”

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Benjamin Gilman ’50 passed away “Benjamin Gilman dead; longtime NY congressman was 94”

December 18, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Benjamin Gilman '50

Former Rep. Benjamin Gilman, a New York Republican who chaired the House Committee on International Relations in the 1990s, died Saturday at age 94.

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Mark Uncapher ’78 “Mark Uncapher Joins MWAA Board of Directors”

December 14, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Mark Uncapher ’78

Mark Uncapher joined the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors at its monthly meeting Dec. 14. Uncapher was appointed to a six-year term by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, effective Dec. 1.

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Deanne H. Peterson ‘89 featured in “County appoints new counsel”

December 14, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Deanne H. Peterson ‘89

As county counsel, Peterson will oversee all aspects of the Office of County Counsel and will serve as the chief legal adviser to the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Office, Civil Grand Jury, and County elected officials, and department heads.

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Paul Harvey ’88 mentioned in “City Bar Recognizes Prosecutors”

December 08, 2016

The New York City Bar Association presented its 12th Annual Thomas E. Dewey Medals on Tuesday, honoring outstanding assistant district attorneys in each of the DA offices within New York City and the city’s Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

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NYLS Racial Justice Project filed amicus briefs in a case featured in “Supreme Court Hears Two Cases Probing the Use of Race When Creating Voting Districts”

December 05, 2016

NYLS Center: Racial Justice Project

On the heels of an election that exposed deep divisions between white and minority voters, the Supreme Court Monday weighed an issue at the heart of race and politics: drawing legislative districts based on race.

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CityLaw Breakfast w/ PA Tish James mentioned in “Where Do We Go From Here? New York Dems Weigh in on the Party’s Future”

December 02, 2016

NYLS Center: CityLaw Breakfast Forum mentioned in the Obsever

Similarly, Public Advocate Letitia James argued the party needs to get back “those Reagan Democrats, Obama Democrats” Trump peeled off with promises to restore manufacturing in the Rust Belt.

“We should not take them for granted, and we should continue to bring the rural South, the Midwest and urban centers together and take back the Democratic Party,” James said during a New York Law School breakfast speech.

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Breakfast Forum Event on Zoning featured in “No more rubber stamps: City Council is pickier about rezoning”

November 30, 2016

NYLS Centers: Center for Real Estate Studies and CityLaw Event featured in The Real Deal

Kimball was one of four panelists at the New York Law School on Wednesday who discussed the city’s current zoning law and its future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program was one of the biggest changes in how the city — and in turn, developers — handles zoning.

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Vincent Viola ’83 mentioned “Brooklyn Law School professor in bitter eviction war”

November 29, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Vincent Viola ’83 mentioned in New York Post article

Viola’s company is suing the school for $2 million, and the school has sued Murumba in city Housing Court.

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Mae Estrada and NYLS Two Year Program quoted and featured “Coming to Grips with Change: Law Schools Respond with Innovative Approaches”

November 22, 2016

NYLS Academics: Mae Estrada and Two Year Program featured on CLEO Edge 2017

“”New York Law School is the first law school in the nation to reduce the cost of tuition for an accelerated program by a third,” said Mae Estrada, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and Deputy Diversity Officer…[Furthermore] New York Law School will also guarantee postgraduate fellowships to all two-year honor students through partnerships with firms, companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.”

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