Faculty At New York Law School Honored As New York Law Journal Rising Stars

Professors Stacy-Ann Elvy and Ari Ezra Waldman Distinguished for Their Legal Skills, Commitment to Education, Scholarship and Service to Community

New York  (April 11, 2016) — New York Law School (NYLS) professors Stacy-Ann Elvy and Ari Ezra Waldman are among New York Law Journal’s 2016 Rising Stars, 42 lawyers age 40 or younger who have “established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.”  They were selected from a field of nearly 300 nominees from every sector of the bar, and were two of only three professors named to the list from among the state’s 15 law schools.

“Professors Stacy-Ann Elvy and Ari Ezra Waldman are two of New York Law School’s most innovative scholars, educators, and legal professionals. They bring years of practice experience to the classroom, and are on the cutting edge in their legal scholarship and thought leadership. They are tremendous teachers, advocates, and role models for our wonderful students.  We congratulate them on their recognition as stars of New York’s legal community,” said Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President.

Elvy, a Jamaican immigrant, from Mt. Vernon, New York, is the Associate Director of the Center for Business and Financial law at NYLS, where she is also an Associate Professor and an affiliate of the Center for International Law.  She is an expert on commercial law, the internet of things, and human rights issues in the Caribbean and Africa.  Through the International Refugee Rights Initiative Professor Elvy offers her services as a country of origin expert on Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. She also has served as an expert to the ABA-United Nations Development Program International Legal Resource Center. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law and a B.A. from Cornell University and she is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School.

Professor Elvy is also a consumer protection advocate and her upcoming publication in Volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review, “Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things”, explores the consumer protection implications of the internet of things.

Waldman, who grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is Associate Professor and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at NYLS and an affiliate scholar at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.  He is the Founder and Director of the Tyler Clementi Institute for CyberSafety, a full service academic and direct outreach initiative that includes the first law school clinic providing free counsel to victims of cyberharassment. An expert on data privacy and online harassment, Professor Waldman’s scholarship has been published in leading law reviews and he is invited to speak across the country on cyberharassment, data privacy, and marginalized communities. He often appears as an analyst on radio and television, including most recently on Syfy’s miniseries, “The Internet Ruined My Life.”  He serves on various boards and advisory committees, including the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Data Privacy Working Group. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.

Professor Waldman’s work focuses on how to protect personal information in the digital age and how to combat the epidemic of cyberharassment facing women, LGBTQ persons, and other marginalized groups.

The New York Law Journal 2016 Rising Stars honors were announced earlier this month and will be awarded in June. Also among this year’s honorees is NYLS alumna Pei Pei Cheng-de Castro ’00.

About New York Law School

Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the City as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the City, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and finance; government and public interest; and intellectual property, media, technology, and applied sciences. NYLS has more than 18,000 graduates and currently enrolls approximately 900 students in its full-time, part-time, and Two-Year Honors J.D. programs. The Law School also offers an advanced-degree program in Tax Law.