Center for New York City Law

Center for New York City Law

Photo: New York City Hall

The Center for New York City Law, a one-of-a-kind-program, disseminates information about New York City’s laws, rules, and procedures; sponsors publications, symposia, and conferences on city governance topics; and suggests reforms to make city government more effective and efficient.

Upcoming Center for New York City Law Events

Founded in 1994 by New York Law School Professor Ross Sandler, the Center seeks to make the City’s government and decisions more fair, comprehensible, and open to the public. The Center pursues its mission through scholarly research and writing and by widely disseminating information about New York City in accessible and easily understood formats.

Generous financial supporters make its work possible.

For Students

All students are welcome to join the Center as affiliates. The Center helps students gain practical experience and build a network for future employment in government. Those interested inpursuing civic leadership are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about joining the Center and apply.

Faculty Leadership

Ross Sandler
Professor of Law
Founder and Director, Center for New York City Law

Brian Kaszuba ’04
Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate Director, Center for New York City Law


The Center hosts the CityLaw Breakfast Series, which features prominent speakers discussing current government and political issues. See videos of past breakfasts. The Center also sponsors continuing legal education seminars and other lectures and trainings.


The Center produces the following publications:

Institutes and Projects

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