Throughout the year, NYLS hosts a variety of events, from forums that address challenges to our civil society to gatherings that celebrate the achievements of our faculty and students. Past events include Opportunities and Challenges: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Today’s Legal Profession; Putting Diversity Into Practice: What the Legal Industry Says (and Doesn’t Say) About Today’s Diversity Challenges; Judicial Confirmation Hearings in the Era of #MeToo; and the Black Law Students Association’s Alumni Awards Dinner.
Charles Phillips ’93 Ranked No. 4 on “Top 50 Tech Services CEOs of 2019” List
Phillips joined Infor as CEO in 2010. Prior to Infor, he was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. Read the full story.
Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic Wins New Hearing for Client
NYLS’s Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic won a favorable decision from a state appeals court on behalf of one of its longtime clients. Read the full story.
Amelia Persaud 3L Named Black Law Students Association’s Northeast Region President of the Year
Persaud largely credits her success as a BLSA chapter president to the support of the Black lawyer community and NYLS alumni in particular. Read the full story.
Students and Alumni Contribute Over 1,000 Hours to LawHelpNY
In 2018, NYLS students and alumni provided more than 1,000 hours of pro bono service to people using LawHelpNY’s LiveHelp program. Read the full story.
Dominican Bar Association’s 2019 Board of Directors Includes Seven Alumni
This year, six of the incoming DBA Board members, as well as the DBA’s Immediate Past President, are NYLS alumni. Read the full story.
Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo ’03 Named Supervising Judge of Kings County Civil Court
Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo ’03, the first Muslim woman elected as a judge in the United States and the first Muslim to serve as a judge in New York State, is taking the next step in her groundbreaking career. Read the full story.
Rick Shea ’18 Prepares to Become a U.S. Army JAG Officer in Korea
A year after he applied to become a JAG (Judge Advocate General) officer in the U.S. Army, Rick Shea ’18 is preparing to undergo basic training, study military law, and tackle a two-year assignment in Korea. Read the full story.
National Black Law Students Association Spotlights Maraya Aboly-Brown 1L
Maraya Aboly-Brown 1L was recently featured on the website of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) as a “1L Spotlight,” one of just four students featured from local BLSA chapters. Read the full story.
Law Students Provide Counsel to Diverse New York City Nonprofits and Small Businesses in Rigorous New Clinic
NYLS added a new clinic to its experiential learning offerings in August 2018. The Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic is a yearlong, 8-credit commitment composed of both seminar and fieldwork experience. Read the full story.
At NYLS,Jenna D’Attilo 3L has channeled her personal commitment to veterans’ issues, inspired by her father’s story, into a rewarding professional pathway. Read the full story.
Shambree Bonner ’18 Wins Prestigious Real Estate Scholarship
The New York Women Executives in Real Estate—known as WX—has named Shambree Bonner ’18 a WX Scholar based on her talents and interest in real estate law. Read the full story.
Professor Lenni Benson Co-Authors Letter Criticizing Immigration Court Quotas
NYLS Wins Recognition for Supporting Diversity in the Legal Profession
NYLS has been recognized by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) for its outstanding commitment to diversity as a legal educator. Read the full story.
Sophia Barclay Wins Fellowship for Her Work to Empower Women
Sophia Barclay 3L has won a 2018–19 fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leading supporter of women’s graduate education. Read the full story.
NYLS Team Journeys Upstate to Assist Detained Immigrants
“Do you want to spend the weekend at Albany Jail with me?”
When Adjunct Professor Claire R. Thomas ’11 sent the text message to Barbie Melendez 4L Evening on a late July afternoon, she knew the answer would be yes, even if the details came later. Read the full story.
NYLS Hosts Northeast Job Fair for the National Black Law Students Association
For the eighth consecutive year, NYLS hosted a daylong job fair for the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA). Read the full story.
NYLS’s Immigration Law Leadership
As “New York’s law school,” supporting a pipeline of competent, ethical, and compassionate immigration lawyers who will lead in all parts of the field is vital to our mission. So too is expanding access to justice for vulnerable communities. Read the full story.
Mary Stewart-Holmes 2L Wins Equal Justice Works’ Public Interest Award
Mary Stewart-Holmes 2L has won the 2018 Regional Public Interest Award from Equal Justice Works. As the Mid-Atlantic Region winner, she was among eight law students honored for providing extraordinary service, including through clinics, volunteer work, internships, and extracurricular projects. Read the full story.
Professor Arthur S. Leonard Co-Authors Brief in Case on LGBT Prison Conditions
Dominican Bar Association’s Board of Directors Includes Four Alumni
NYLS is well-represented among the Dominican Bar Association’s 2018 leaders. Four of its five officers are NYLS graduates. Read the full story.
CNN Features NYLS’s Safe Passage Project and Professor Lenni Benson
Niyati Sangani ’17 Wins New York State Bar Association Writing Award
For the second year in a row, an NYLS student won a prestigious writing competition sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section. The annual competition is open to all J.D. and LL.M. degree candidates. Read the full story.
On World Refugee Day 2018, Listen to a Podcast on Immigration and Women With Professor Claire R. Thomas ’11
June 20 is World Refugee Day, an international day dedicated to raising awareness about the struggles of refugees throughout the world. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, there are 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Read the full story.