New York Law School continues to engage actively with legal and policy issues raised by the new Presidential administration. Recent highlights are below:
Faculty Media Highlights
- Professor Lenni Benson, who oversees New York Law School’s immigration law programming and founded the Safe Passage Project at the Law School, was featured in the New Yorker story “Sudanese Refugees After the Ban.” The piece covers a meeting between Sudanese refugees and immigration attorneys, including Professor Benson, about the Trump administration’s latest actions on immigration.
- Professor Arthur Leonard wrote about the Trump administration’s position on gender identity and bathroom access in schools, in his recent column for Gay City News, “Trump Action on Transgender Students Carries Contradictions.”
- Professor David Schoenbrod authored a The Daily Caller op-ed, “Washington’s War Against the People,” in which he lays out a strategy for federal politicians to regain public trust. He has just written the new book: DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington.
- The Law School is holding three student forums during the Trump administration’s first 100 days, titled “The Presidential Transition: Finding Your Voice in a Time of Change.” The forums are timed to coincide with Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).
- The Impact Center for Public Interest Law is hosting the bi-weekly lunch series, “Impact Today!” in which faculty, staff, and students explore constitutional and civil rights issues in the wake of the Presidential transition. Thus far, the series has focused on executive power, featuring Professors Doni Gewirtzman and Rebecca Roiphe, and LGBT rights, featuring Professor Arthur Leonard. View photos here.
- On February 16, the Impact Center hosted the event “The Trump Administration and Its Implications for Economic Justice.” Professor Andrew Scherer moderated a panel that included David R. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Service Society of New York, Janet Sabel, Chief Deputy Attorney General of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Paul K. Sonn, General Counsel and Program Director of the National Employment Law Project, and David S. Udell, Executive Director of the National Center for Access to Justice. View photos here.