Lectures and Meetings

Why Business Lawyers Are Thinking About Human Rights

  • Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: Boardroom (W204)
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • RSVP: Please click here.

This lunch lecture is for New York Law School students only, and is not open to the public.

Businesses are doing more to address human rights, and countries are increasingly enacting laws that require companies to disclose their efforts on various social issues.

Shubha Chandra ’13 will discuss why lawyers must take into account human rights when advising their companies and clients. As an associate at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), she provides consulting services to companies on human rights and manages a cross-industry business group focused on eliminating human trafficking in global supply chains.

Prior to BSR, she managed the human rights program at the United Nations Global Compact, the UN’s corporate sustainability initiative, where she also served as Counsel to the Chief Legal Officer.

NYLS Alumni in Business and Entrepreneurship Networking Event

  • Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Commons (W-203)
  • RSVP: Please click here or send a message to career@nyls.edu

Please join the Office of Academic Planning and Career Development and the Center for Business and Financial Law for an evening of networking with successful alumni. Gain insight and advice from alumni during a Table Talk session, and stay for a networking reception. Refreshments will be served. Table Talk leaders will include:

Business Lunch Workshop: Smart Legal Contracts, Blockchain, and NYC Legal Hackathon March 16-18

  • Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Location: W-A10
  • Lunch: Will be served for free.
  • RSVP: Please click here.

Professor Houman Shadab will lead an interactive workshop on the latest developments in smart contracting and blockchain technology. He will also discuss an upcoming legal hackathon at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and ways for New York Law School students to get involved. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the hackathon to develop their awareness, skills, and connections for the exciting new world of technology-driven legal practice. Relevant links are:


2018 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival, March 16-18, 2018

NYC Location (“node”) and free sign up: CL+B Fest 2018: New York Node

Smart Legal Contracts Challenge

Houman B. Shadab is Professor of Law at New York Law School and a Co-Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law. He is a prolific and influential expert in financial law and regulation whose research focuses on hedge funds, derivatives, securitization, commercial transactions, and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

How to Legally Raise Equity Capital for Your Startup

  • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway (W-320), New York, NY 10013
  • CLE: 1.0 credit in Professional Practice (at no cost) for newly-admitted and experienced lawyers.
  • Co-sponsor: NYLS Center for International Law
  • RSVP: Please click here.

Travis L. Gering is a Partner at Wuersch & Gering. His practice focuses on international corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced in the corporate department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York, served as in-house counsel to a NASDAQ-listed company, and also served as Chairman of a FINRA-registered broker dealer.


Deal School Transactional Lunch Workshop:
Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Practice

  • Date: October 16, 2017
  • Time: 12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
  • Location: W-A10
  • Lunch: Will be provided for free
  • RSVP: Please click here. (This lunch lecture is for New York Law School students only.)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming corporate legal practice, and familiarity with these cutting-edge technologies is increasingly important in legal settings. Charles Michael Post ’10, an expert in this emerging field, will walk through use cases of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and contract life-cycle management.

Charles Michael Post ’10 works at the Bank of New York Mellon; he is a Managing Counsel and Director of the bank’s Investment Services and Markets businesses. He is also the Legal Lead of one the firm’s largest financial technology projects: the development of an artificially intelligent legal agreement repository.