New York, NY (August 15, 2012)—New York Law School (NYLS) will host the NYC Districting Commission’s Manhattan public hearing, one of five in the city, on the drafting of a new districting plan for the city’s 51 Council Districts. The New York City Charter requires that after each decennial census, an independent Districting Commission be appointed to undertake this task. The public is invited to comment on this process, which occurs once every 10 years to ensure that district lines are drawn to accurately reflect the city’s demographics. The hearing at NYLS will be held on Thursday, August 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 185 West Broadway.
“As the new Dean of New York Law School, I am pleased to host an event of such great civic importance,” NYLS Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell said. “This hearing, along with other upcoming public events being held at NYLS, demonstrates how the Law School is continuing and expanding upon our longtime tradition of serving as a center for public discourse and engagement for New Yorkers.”
The event will be webcast live on
the Law School’s website at: http://nyls.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/6afe97b8949c405f98e40cc6c21d4fd71d
The NYC Districting Commission is a 15-member independent group tasked with redrawing council district lines. The public hearing at New York Law School is one of five total hearings to be held throughout New York City from August 13 to August 23. Other locations are Brooklyn Borough Hall, Staten Island Borough Hall, Queens Library at Flushing, and Lehman College in the Bronx. For more information about the public hearings and the NYC Districting Commission, please visit www.nyc.gov/districting.
New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, tax law, real estate and urban legal studies, international law, financial services and regulation, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, , Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and currently enrolls some 1,365 full-time students and 400 part-time students in its J.D. program and 95 students in its five advanced degree programs in American business law, financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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