New York Law School Michael H. Roffer, Professor and Associate Librarian Awarded the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award

American Association of Law Libraries Awards Recognize the Achievements of Law Librarians

New York, NY – Michael H. Roffer, Associate Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at New York Law School, has been awarded the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) for The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law.

In The Law Book, he explores 250 of the most fundamental, controversial and consequential cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our world from the dawn of jurisprudence until modern times, from the Code of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments and the Trial of Socrates to the Bill of Rights, women’s suffrage, the insanity defense, assisted suicide and the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Professor Roffer, who is an alumnus, joined the New York Law School Library in 2003.   He currently teaches legal research classes, the Judicial Externship Seminar and engages in scholarly research with both faculty and students. He has published articles on antitrust law, criminal procedure law, and employment law, as well as reviews of various legal research databases.  He is the co-author of a chapter on judicial externships in the recently published third edition of Learning From Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education.

Professor Roffer holds a J.D. degree magna cum laude from New York Law School, a Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University and a B.A. degree magna cum laude with Honors in Economics from Brandeis University.

An AALL member, he served most recently on its Digital Access to Legal Information Committee and is active in its Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section and local affiliate, the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY).  He is also a member of the Washington University in St. Louis Libraries’ National Council.

The AALL Awards Program was established as a way to publicly recognize the achievements of law librarians based on service to the profession and contributions to legal literature and materials.  The award will be presented in July at the AALL annual meeting and conference in Chicago.

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 17,000 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.

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