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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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NYU Law drops to No. 9 in U.S. News rankings

Despite the decline in the general rankings, the School of Law placed first for international law, tax law and criminal law.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 10, 2024

NYU’s School of Law was ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News & World Report, down two positions from last year. This year marks the second time the law school — as...

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Inside NYU’s Immigrant Rights Clinic

Every year, up to 12 NYU Law students participate in the school’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, where they provide legal representation in immigration cases.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Every year, up to 12 second and third-year law students work at the School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic — a yearlong course where students provide legal representation...

To the right, there is a sign on a brick wall that reads, “New York University School of Law.” Behind that wall is the entrance to a brick building.

Student pushes for class-action status in Law Review suit

An anonymous NYU Law student claiming the school’s journal discriminates on the basis of race and sex in selecting editors wants to bring his lawsuit to class-action status.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 30, 2024

A first-year law student who filed a complaint against NYU, accusing it and its Law Review of discriminating on the basis of race and sex, is requesting class-action status for...


NYU Law students protest LexisNexis contract with ICE

Law students from NYU and Columbia University demonstrated outside the Park Avenue headquarters of the data brokering company to demand that it end its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor April 11, 2023

Almost two dozen students from NYU's School of Law and Columbia Law School gathered outside the headquarters of LexisNexis on Friday to protest the data firm’s contract with...

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NYU Law students demand compensation for academic journal work

Students at NYU Law are calling for administrators to allow all students to receive credit hours or hourly wages for their work on law journals.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 10, 2023

Students at NYU’s School of Law are demanding compensation for their work on student-run journals — scholarly publications affiliated with the law school that focus on legal...

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Respite for NYU student parents as COVID restrictions ease

A student parent who was previously told she could not bring her unvaccinated 3-month-old inside university buildings can now do so due to the recent COVID-19 policy change.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor September 27, 2022

Because Devorah Neiger’s 3-month-old son was ineligible to be vaccinated, the NYU Law student was forced to have a caregiver bring her son to campus so she could breastfeed him...

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Alum and prof. Troy McKenzie appointed as next NYU Law dean

Troy McKenzie, a professor at the NYU School of Law, is set to take over as the school’s new dean on June 1.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2022

Troy McKenzie was appointed as the dean of the NYU School of Law, President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced on April 29. McKenzie will take over from outgoing...

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Teach-in condemns NYU Law Policing Project

Two NYU School of Law groups hosted a teach-in to discuss the funding and research of the school’s Policing Project, which they say harms marginalized communities.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

More than 70 NYU community members participated in a virtual teach-in about the NYU School of Law’s Policing Project on April 20. The event was hosted by the NYU Law student...

The NYU School of Law’s Lead the Way campaign raised over $540 million. NYU Law students want that money to be used for student financial aid. (Photo by Kevin Wu)

Law students want more say in spending of $540M fundraised by NYU Law

The NYU School of Law is beginning to allocate money from its Lead the Way capital campaign. Students want a role in the process.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

The NYU School of Law completed its Lead the Way campaign in August 2021, raising more than $540 million to increase student financial aid, add faculty and create new academic...

NYU Law Dean Trevor Morrison will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. He has held the position since 2013. (Image via

NYU Law dean Trevor Morrison to resign

Trevor Morrison, a tenured dean at NYU’s School of Law, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year after nine years as dean.
Kristian Burt, Contributing Writer October 8, 2021

Dean Trevor Morrison of the NYU School of Law announced Oct. 7 that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2021-22 academic year in an email to the law school community. Morrison...

The latest installment in the Top Chef franchise sees amateur chefs competing for glory. NYU Law student Sharila Stewart was one of the show’s newest contestants. (Image courtesy of Sharila Stewart)

NYU Law student shares her ‘surreal experience’ on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Amateurs’

Sharila Stewart, a third-year student at NYU Law School, talks about her experience competing in Bravo’s latest cooking competition, “Top Chef Amateurs.” 
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 10, 2021

What started as a hobby to escape the stress of graduate school led to the opportunity of a lifetime.  Last October, third-year NYU Law student Sharila Stewart competed in...

Police departments across the United States have joined the 30x30 Initiative, a research coalition affiliated with the Policing Project at the NYU School of Law, that aims to address women’s inadequate representation in police forces in an effort to curb police brutality. However, with cases like the killing of Daunte Wright by former female police officer Kimberly Potter some scholars and students argue that hiring more women will not address the structural flaws in policing. (Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

NYU Law Policing Project wants to curb police brutality by hiring more women

Scholars and students, however, argue that hiring more women will not address broader structural issues in policing.
Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter shot and killed Duante Wright on April 11 after allegedly mistaking her gun for her taser. Former Dallas police...