As the new Dean and President of New York Law School, I invite you to explore what makes us such an extraordinary institution. In May 2012, I joined the Law School after serving for 10 years at City Hall, where I was Counselor to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. During that time, I also taught here as an adjunct professor and mentored many students who have gone on to impressive careers. I’m more excited today than ever about the power and promise of New York Law School. I know that after learning more, you will be too.
Simply put, New York Law School is a wonderful place. So many aspects of the Law School’s character drew me to become part of this community—the outstanding faculty, the first-rate curriculum, and, of course, the deep commitment to preparing students for the practice of law with distinction. The School’s location in New York City—the undeniable capital of the world—means that studying here is filled with opportunities to learn law, take action, and build a foundation for a meaningful and successful career. And because our campus is in the heart of the city’s legal, government, and financial districts, students are provided with an unmatched opportunity to work with many lawyers at the top of their fields and gain invaluable practical experience in so many different areas of law, just steps from their classroom.
This section of our website gives you the information you need to understand what a New York Law School education can do for you. It starts by showing you students who are collaborating with top-notch professors on real-world projects, embodying the Law School’s motto of: “Learn law. Take action.” It also tells the stories of five of our graduates—what drew them to our school, and what they have done with their education. Their stories show the kind of difference a New York Law School education can make. You’ll also get a glimpse into our state-of-the-art campus, and our prime location in Lower Manhattan. Finally, you’ll come to appreciate the importance we place on our core values in delivering a quality education to our students.
Indeed, you’re beginning an exciting chapter of your life and, when you decide to attend New York Law School, we will give you the tools and support necessary to help you reach your goals. Before you do so, I encourage you to visit NYLS, meet current students and faculty, and speak to some of our alumni. I know you’ll be impressed by our cutting-edge classrooms, library, and collaborative learning spaces. Equally exciting is the vibrant energy and dedication felt throughout the Law School community—it’s like nothing else around. Thank you, and I look forward to welcoming you to New York Law School.
Anthony W. Crowell
Dean and President