Browse by Area of Expertise

The NYLS Experts Guide lists professors who can assist members of the media with insights and observations about diverse areas of expertise. 

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Abortion
Doni Gewirtzman

Administrative Law
Lenni B. Benson
David Schoenbrod

Affirmative Action
David Chang
Doni Gewirtzman

AIDS
Arthur S. Leonard

Alternative Dispute Resolution
F. Peter Phillips
Kris Franklin

Appellate Advocacy
Susan J. Abraham
Justin Murray

Arbitration
F. Peter Phillips

Banking Law
Houman B. Shadab

Bankruptcy
Ann F. Thomas
Marshall Tracht

Bitcoins
Houman B. Shadab

Business Structures
Ann F. Thomas

Church-State Separation
Ruti G. Teitel

Civil Law
Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Civil Rights
Alvin Bragg
Doni Gewirtzman
Richard D. Marsico

Comparative Law
Penelope Andrews
Ruti G. Teitel

Complex Litigation
Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Computers and Information Technology
Richard K. Sherwin

Constitutional Law
David Chang
Doni Gewirtzman

Contracts
Jeffrey J. Haas
Arthur S. Leonard
Houman B. Shadab

Copyright
Richard Chused
Ari Ezra Waldman

Corporate Governance and Finance
Tamara C. Belinfanti
Jeffrey J. Haas
Howard S. Meyers
Ann F. Thomas

Corporate Taxation
Alan I. Appel ’76

Criminal Law and Procedure
Susan J. Abraham
Alvin Bragg
Martha Hochberger
Justin Murray
Rebecca Roiphe
Richard K. Sherwin
Daniel A. Warshawsky

Damages
David Schoenbrod

Derivatives
Houman B. Shadab

Discrimination (see also: gay and lesbian issues, housing, immigration, race and the law, reproductive rights, women and the law)
Penelope Andrews
Alvin Bragg
David Chang
Doni Gewirtzman
Kris Franklin
Arthur S. Leonard
Richard D. Marsico

DNA
Jacob S. Sherkow

Education Law and Policy
Richard D. Marsico

Employment Law
Arthur S. Leonard

Empirical Methods/Qualitative Analysis
Ari Ezra Waldman

Environmental Law
Ross Sandler
David Schoenbrod

Estates
William P. LaPiana

Ethics (legal)
Penelope Andrews
Carol A. Buckler
Justin Murray (prosecutorial)
Rebecca Roiphe (prosecutorial)
Richard K. Sherwin

Evidence
Susan J. Abraham
Martha Hochberger

Family Law
Richard Chused
Kris Franklin

Federal Courts
Edward A. Purcell Jr

Federalism
Doni Gewirtzman
Edward A. Purcell Jr
David Schoenbrod

Feminist Law (see also: women and the law)
Penelope Andrews
Kris Franklin

Finance
Jeffrey J. Haas (corporate finance)
Houman B. Shadab

Financial Modernization
Houman B. Shadab

Financial Regulation
Houman B. Shadab

First Amendment (see also: free speech)
David Chang
Doni Gewirtzman
Ruti G. Teitel (religion)

Foreign Law
Ruti G. Teitel

Free Speech
David Chang
Doni Gewirtzman
Ari Ezra Waldman (anonymity) 

Gay and Lesbian Issues
David Chang
Kris Franklin
Doni Gewirtzman
Arthur S. Leonard
William P. LaPiana
Ari Ezra Waldman

Gender Issues
Richard Chused
Kris Franklin

Genocide
Ruti G. Teitel

Government (New York City and State)
Anthony W. Crowell
Ross Sandler

Harassment, Sexual
Arthur S. Leonard

Hedge Funds
Houman B. Shadab

Holocaust
Ruti G. Teitel

Housing
Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Human Rights
Penelope Andrews
Ruti G. Teitel (Europe, South America, genocide)

Immigration
Lenni B. Benson (Contact at 917.596.3523)

Income Tax
Alan I. Appel ’76 
Richard C. E. Beck
Ann F. Thomas

Injunctions
David Schoenbrod

Intellectual Property
Jacob S. Sherkow
Ari Ezra Waldman

Internal Revenue Service (income tax)
Alan I. Appel ’76
Richard C.E. Beck
Ann F. Thomas

International Law
Ruti G. Teitel

International Criminal Law
Ruti G. Teitel

International Tax
Alan I. Appel ’76

Internet
Jeffrey J. Haas (stock offerings)
Ari Ezra Waldman (privacy, harassment, data tracking, and “data mining”)

Interpreters in the Courtroom
Camille Broussard

Investing
Jeffrey J. Haas
Houman B. Shadab

Investment Advisors
Jeffrey J. Haas

Jefferson, Thomas
R. B. Bernstein

Judiciary
Penelope Andrews

Juries
Richard K. Sherwin

Jurisprudence
Kris Franklin
Richard K. Sherwin

Labor Law
Arthur S. Leonard

Land Use
Richard Chused

Landlord and Tenant Law
Kris Franklin

Lawyering Skills
Carol A. Buckler
Kris Franklin
Martha Hochberger
Mariana Hogan

Legal Education
Penelope Andrews
Doni Gewirtzman
Kris Franklin
William P. LaPiana
Rebecca Roiphe

Legal History
R. B. Bernstein
Richard Chused
William P. LaPiana
Rebecca Roiphe
Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Legal Profession
Justin Murray
Rebecca Roiphe

Legal Writing
Anne Goldstein
Martha Hochberger
Sandra K. Janin ’75
Lynn Boepple Su

Limited Liability Companies
Jeffrey J. Haas
Ann F. Thomas

Marriage and Tax Law
Richard C.E. Beck
Ann F. Thomas

Media
Richard K. Sherwin (effect of media on law)

Mediation
F. Peter Phillips

Mergers and Acquisitions
Jeffrey J. Haas

Military Law
Ari Ezra Waldman

Mortgages
Andrew R. Berman

Mutual Funds
Jeffrey J. Haas
Houman B. Shadab

Neuroscience and Law
Jacob S. Sherkow

Not-for-Profit Organizations
Ann F. Thomas

New York City Law
Anthony W. Crowell
Ross Sandler

New York Law School (background/history)
communications@nyls.edu

Patents
Jacob S. Sherkow

Popular Culture and the Law
Richard K. Sherwin

Privacy
Ari Ezra Waldman

Property
Richard Chused
William P. LaPiana
Jacob S. Sherkow

Public Defense and Right to Counsel
Justin Murray

Public Education
Richard D. Marsico

Real Estate (property)
Richard Chused
Gerald Korngold
William P. LaPiana
Marshall Tracht

Regulation

David Schoenbrod

Religion
Ruti G. Teitel

Remedies
David Schoenbrod

Research (Legal)
Camille Broussard
William R. Mills

Restorative Justice
Susan J. Abraham

“Right to Die”
Doni Gewirtzman

Securities Regulation and Litigation
Jeffrey J. Haas
Howard S. Meyers
Houman B. Shadab

Securities and Securitization
Jeffrey J. Haas
Howard S. Meyers
Houman B. Shadab

South African Law and Politics
Penelope Andrews

Social Sciences and the Law
Ari Ezra Waldman

Tax
Alan I. Appel ’76
Ann F. Thomas

Tax Legislation
Alan I. Appel ’76

Tax Litigation
Alan I. Appel ’76

Thailand
Frank W. Munger

Torts
Ross Sandler

Transitional Justice
Ruti G. Teitel

Trial Procedure
Martha Hochberger
Mariana Hogan

Trial Skills
Susan J. Abraham
Martha Hochberger

Visual Law (visual evidence and visual advocacy)
Richard K. Sherwin

Voting Rights/Election Law
Doni Gewirtzman

War Powers
Doni Gewirtzman

Women and the Law
Penelope Andrews
Carol A. Buckler
Richard Chused
Kris Franklin