Richard C.E. Beck

Professor of Law, Emeritus
Founding Director, Graduate Tax Program

University of Chicago, B.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1973
Yale, J.D. 1980
New York University, LL.M. (Taxation) 1984
Fulbright Fellowships, University of Paris 1965-66, University of Calcutta Sanskrit College 1967-68.

An expert in federal individual income tax who has testified for reform of spousal liability for income taxes before the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, Professor Beck has taught Individual Tax, Tax Policy, International Tax, and the Taxation of Property Transactions.

Robert Blecker

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Tufts University, B.A. 1969
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1974 cum laude

Served as Special Assistant Attorney General, New York State Office of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor. A leading U.S. authority on death penalty and frequent commentator for national media, including CNN, Court TV, and PBS.

Lloyd Bonfield

Professor of Law, Emeritus

University of Massachusetts, B.A. 1971
University of Iowa, M.A. 1974, J.D. 1975
University of Cambridge, Ph.D. 1978, Fulbright Scholar 1975–1977

A legal historian and internationally minded law professor who has taught in the areas of trusts and estates, property, International Business Transactions, European Union law, and legal history.

Frank A. Bress

Professor of Law, Emeritus
Director of Clinical Programs, Emeritus

New York University, B.A. 1969
St. John’s University, J.D. 1972

Expert in white-collar criminal defense and commercial and tort litigation. Taught clinical and advocacy law courses for 23 years, 12 years at New York University Law School, two years at Pace Law School, and nine years at NYLS. Advocate for high professional standards.

James Brook

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Harvard University, B.A. 1968 magna cum laude
Harvard University, J.D. 1972 cum laude
Columbia University, LL.M. 1983

Expert in commercial transactions, contracts, and credit.

Carol A. Buckler

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Yale, B.A. 1978 cum laude
Harvard, J.D. 1982 cum laude

Co-chair, Statewide Law School Access to Justice Council 2012-2014; member, New York State Bar Association Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, 2011 – present; member, New York County Lawyers’ Association Task Force on Meeting the Challenge 2013-2014; member, Law School Conference Planning Committee, Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York. Also served on New York County Lawyers Association Task Force on Professionalism and Ethics Institute; American Civil Liberties Union Privacy Committee and New York City Bar Association Civil Rights Committee.

Eugene Cerruti

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Harvard, B.A. 1966
University of Pennsylvania, J.D. 1970

Expert on trial practice and strategy. Prior practice includes service as a public defender with New York Legal Aid Society and as a federal prosecutor with U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Lung-chu Chen

Professor of Law, Emeritus

National Taiwan University, LL.B. 1958 summa cum laude
Northwestern, LL.M. 1961
Yale, LL.M. 1962, J.S.D. 1964
Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1960–61
Yale Fellowship, 1961–64

Authority on international law and human rights with special interest in Taiwan. Founder and chairman, Taiwan New Century Foundation, a think tank dedicated to the advancement of human dignity.

B. James George Jr.

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Michigan, B.A. 1949, J.D. 1951 (Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor)
New York Theological Seminary, M.Div. 1993

Taught at Michigan, Wayne State, and New York Law School. Former president, Southwestern Legal Foundation. Member, American Law Institute and Japanese-American Society for Legal Studies. Authority on Comparative Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Domestic Relations; Evidence; International Law.

Ronald H. Filler

Professor of Law, Emeritus

University of Illinois, B.A. 1970
George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1973
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. 1976

An expert in the area of financial services law, he has written extensively on several issues involving the financial services industry with a special emphasis on customer asset protections.

Lawrence M. Grosberg

Professor of Law, Emeritus

University of Southern California, B.A. 1965 cum laude, Order of the Palm
Columbia, J.D. 1969 (Journal of Transnational Law, Editor)

Taught at Columbia and New York Law School for several years and prior to academia, ran a legal services office in Manhattan and was an associate at Spear & Hill.

Mariana Hogan

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Brown, A.B. 1976 magna cum laude
Georgetown, J.D. 1979

Member of the Board of Trustees of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Member of the Indigent Defense Organization Oversight Committee for the Appellate Division, First Department. Chair of the Communications Committee of New York County Lawyers’ Association. Lecturer and teacher for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Co-Sponsor of the Federal Criminal Practice Institute. Served on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.

Randolph N. Jonakait

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Princeton, A.B. 1967 cum laude
University of Chicago, J.D. 1970
New York University, LL.M. 1971, Arthur Garfield Hays Graduate Civil Liberties Fellow, 1970-71.

Former attorney at the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society. Spent several years working on a full range of felony cases. A former Garfield Graduate Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union, New York City Human Rights Commission. Professor of Law, New York Law School.

Kim M. Lang

Professor of Law, Emerita

Ohio State University, B.A. 1948
Radcliffe, M.A. 1950
Georgetown, J.D. 1960 (Law Journal)
Harvard, Ph.D. 1972.

Former Foreign Service Officer and U.S. Vice Consul. Served as Attorney for U.S. Department of Justice and worked five years in private practice.

Jethro K. Lieberman

Martin Professor of Law, Emeritus

Yale University, B.A. 1964 cum laude
Harvard University, J.D. 1967 cum laude
Columbia University, M.Phil. 1994, Ph.D. 1995

Served as director of the Writing Program for more than 20 years, and as Vice President, Academic Publishing. From 2000-2007, he was associate dean for academic affairs, a role he reprised as interim associate dean in Spring 2012. He served on active duty in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and for nearly a decade was Legal Affairs Editor of Business Week Magazine. He is an award-winning author of more than 25 books on a variety of legal and other topics, including constitutional law, the legal profession, political theory, and writing.

Richard A. Matasar

Dean Emeritus

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1974, magna cum laude, J.D. 1977 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif (Law Review, Research and Writing Editor)
Law Clerk, Hon. Max Rosenn, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

President and Dean, New York Law School, 2000–2011. Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, where he also served as Dean from 1996 to 1999. Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law (1991–96). Professor of Law (1980–1991) and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1989 to 1991), University of Iowa College of Law.

Carlin Meyer

Professor of Law, Emerita

Radcliffe, B.A. 1970 cum laude
Rutgers University, J.D. 1974
Yale University, L.L.M. 1988

Frequent speaker on issues of sex, sexuality, family, and gender, as well as employment law and practice. Served on New York City Mayor’s Commission on Status of Women and former president of New York City Chapter of National Lawyers Guild. Arbitrator since 1990, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and pro bono consultant for nonprofit organizations on employment issues.

Stephen A. Newman

Professor of Law, Emeritus

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1967
Columbia University, J.D. 1970

Addresses personal, often controversial, issues of euthanasia, right to die, cloning, and cases involving children, as well as consumer law. Legal topics columnist, New York magazine, 1980–88.

Michael Perlin

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Rutgers University, A.B. 1966 magna cum laude
Columbia University, J.D. 1969

Award-winning author on mental disability law, international human rights, therapeutic jurisprudence, sex offender law, and the insanity defense. Honorary lifetime president of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and member of the Society’s Board of Trustees. Co-founder of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates (www.mdlpa.net). Lectures frequently on all continents on the relationship between international human rights and mental disability law. Testifies in trials as expert witness on questions of effectiveness of counsel in cases involving criminal defendants with mental disabilities. Previously Deputy Public Defender, Mercer County (Trenton) New Jersey; Director, Division of Mental health Advocacy, New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate.

Joyce D. Saltalamachia

Professor of Law, Emerita

University of California, Berkeley, A.B. 1969, M.L.S. 1970
Golden Gate University, J.D. 1976 (Law Review, Research and Articles Editor)

The first librarian to serve as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in Washington, D.C. Professor Saltalamachia is an expert on the delivery of services in academic law libraries, with extensive experience in the law school accreditation process, and an authority on delivery of services in academic law libraries, as well as on issues of modern legal research. Gavel Awards Screening Committee of the American Bar Association, Member.

James F. Simon

Martin Professor of Law, Emeritus
Dean Emeritus

Yale, B.A. 1961; LL.B. 1964
New York Law School, LL.D. 1992
Ford Foundation Africa-Asia Fellowship, India, 1964-65
Law and Humanities Fellowship, Harvard, 1974-75

Dean, New York Law School, 1983-92. Award-winning author of books on modern Supreme Court and its justices. Former correspondent and contributing author of Time magazine.

Michael B.W. Sinclair

Professor of Law, Emeritus

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, B.A. 1968; B.A. Hons. (First Class in Philosophy) 1970; Ph.D. 1974
University of Michigan, Fulbright Fellow (Linguistics) 1973; J.D. 1978 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Expert in statutory interpretation. He has also written in the areas of contracts, commercial law, intellectual property, banking, feminist theory, jurisprudence, common law, legal method, and payment systems. Before joining NYLS, he was an assistant professor at the School of Law at Indiana University. Previously, he was in private practice with Dickinson Wright Moon VanDusen & Freeman, specializing in commercial litigation, finance, and municipal bonds.

Nadine Strossen

Professor of Law, Emerita

Harvard College, A.B. 1972 Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1975 magna cum laude (Harvard Law Review, Editor)

Expert and frequent public speaker on constitutional law and civil liberties. Former Law Clerk for the Honorable John J. Todd, Minnesota Supreme Court (1975-76). Former Head of ACLU from 1991–2008 and first woman to hold post. One of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” (National Law Journal).  Member, Council on Foreign Relations.