Registration Open for “Gun Reform: The Current Legal Landscape” Symposium!


It is our pleasure to invite you to join the New York University Annual Survey of American Law and Brady: United Against Gun Violence for “Gun Reform: The Current Legal Landscape.” This half-day symposium will address the current gun crisis in America with a focus on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second Amendment and gun reform.

This event will be taking place on Monday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall at NYU School of Law.


9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 -10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and Introduction

10:15-10:45 a.m. Keynote Address delivered by Eric Tirschwell

10:45-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel 1: Curbing Gun Violence Through the Courts

12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15-2:45 p.m. Panel 2: Closing Loopholes: Necessary Policy and Regulatory Changes


Please register HERE!

Participating Speakers:

  • Eric Tirschwell, Managing Director of Litigation and National Enforcement Policy, Everytown
  • John Lowy, Vice President, Legal Action Project, Brady
  • Alvin Bragg, Co-Director of the Racial Justice Project, Visiting Professor at NYLS and candidate for Manhattan DA
  • Ira Feinberg, Partner at Hogan Lovells, member of Firearm Accountability Task Force, and lawyer for March for Our Lives
  • Joseph Blocher, Duke Law Professor
  • Alla Lefkowitz, Director of Affirmative Litigation, Everytown
  • Alicyn Cooley,  Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at NYU Law
  • Eric Ruben, Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law and Brennan Center Fellow
  • Christian Heyne, Director of Policy at Brady and Gun Violence Survivor
  • Richard Aborn, President of the Citizen Crime Commission of New York City
  • Alvin Bragg, Co-Director of the Racial Justice Project, Law Professor at New York Law School and candidate for Manhattan DA

The event is co-sponsored by Arnold & Porter, Paul, Weiss, and The Brennan Center.

Coffee and lunch will be served. Free and open to the public. CLE credit available.

Progress and Challenges in Criminal Justice and National Security: Honoring Contributions by Professor Stephen Schulhofer

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:45AM — 5PM
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

This event is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Up to 7.5 CLE credits available. To register, please RSVP here. Please indicate whether you also wish to register for CLE credit. Supplemental material will be provided approximately one week before the conference.

In honor of the scholarship and work of Professor Stephen Schulhofer, Robert B. McKay Professor of Law, the Annual Survey of American Law has partnered with the NYU Criminal Law Faculty to host an all-day conference entitled “Progress and Challenges in Criminal Justice and National Security” on April 26, 2019. The conference will be composed of five panels focused broadly on Policing and Racial Justice, Sexual Assault and Gender Justice, Surveillance and National Security, Plea Bargaining and Sentencing, and Systemic Criminal Justice Reform.

The panels will be comprised of leading scholars, judges, and practitioners in the criminal justice and national security fields, as well as Professor Schulhofer’s current and former students and colleagues. The panelists will assess progress and ongoing challenges in the areas that have been of central concern to Professor Schulhofer during his 45-year career.

Professor Schulhofer has had a distinguished academic career, writing over fifty scholarly articles and seven books that cover a variety of topics from police interrogation to national security to rape law. In addition, he currently serves as the reporter for the American Law Institute’s project to revise the sexual offense provisions of the Model Penal Code. Previously, Professor Schulhofer was the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School, and was the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He completed his BA at Princeton University and his JD at Harvard Law School, both summa cum laude. He then clerked for two years for US Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black and practiced law for three years before beginning his academic career.

Please see here for details.

Dedication of the 76th Volume of the NYU Annual Survey of American Law to Marian Wright Edelman on Tuesday, February 26.


The NYU Annual Survey of American Law is honored to invite you to the dedication of our 76th Volume to Marian Wright Edelman. The ceremony will take place at the Law School, on Tuesday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Greenberg Lounge, located on the first floor of Vanderbilt Hall. A reception will follow.

Please RSVP here.

Mrs. Edelman is a leading public interest advocate, non-profit founder and director, and a prolific author. She has shaped state and national policies for decades and has improved the lives of countless individuals. We are fortunate to dedicate this volume’s scholarship to Mrs. Edelman and to recognize such a dedicated and inspirational member of our national life.

Mrs. Edelman has been a fierce and effective advocate for disadvantaged Americans throughout her professional life. After graduating from Yale Law School, she became the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi State Bar and worked as the Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Jackson, Mississippi. Mrs. Edelman went on to become counsel for the Poor People’s Campaign and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and the Washington Research Project, a public interest law firm. Her long list of accolades includes the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her prolific writings.

Mrs. Edelman currently sits on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Association to Benefit Children and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

We are truly honored to have Mrs. Edelman as a part of our 76th Volume.

Tributes will be delivered by:

Olivia Golden, Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Policy; Former Director of Programs and Policy, Children’s Defense Fund

Martin Guggenheim, Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law

Elaine R. Jones, Former President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health; Former Child Health Director, Children’s Defense Fund

Robert Schwartz, Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, Juvenile Law Center; Beck Chair in Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law

John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University; Dean Emeritus and Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

James D. Weil, President, Food Research & Action Center; Former Program Director and General Counsel, Children’s Defense Fund

Volume 72, Issue 2

Full issue available here


The “New” District Court Activism in Criminal Justice Reform
Jessica A Roth
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 187 (2018)


Democracy in the Digital Age: Why the Equal Time Rule Should be Abandoned
Sarah Warburg-Johnson
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 275 (2018)

Valuing Fatal Cancer at the EPA
Max Yoeli
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 315 (2018)

A New Idea Rather than a New I.D.E.A.: Separate Federal Legislation for RTI Students
Harry I. Black
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 357 (2018)

Volume 72, Issue 1

The 72nd Volume of the Annual Survey of American Law is dedicated to Judge Jack B. Weinstein

Full issue available here

Tributes to Judge Jack B. Weinstein
Dean Trevor Morrison
Christinia Liu
Judge John Gleeson
Elizabeth Cabraser
Leslie Gordon Fagen
Kenneth Feinberg
Samuel Issacharoff
Diane Leenheer Zimmerman

Judge Jack B. Weinstein


Constitutionalizing Equity: Consequences of Broadly Interpreting the “Modern Rule” of Injunctions Against Defamation
Steve Tensmeyer
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 43 (2017)


Just Out of Curiosity? Properly Weighing the Public’s Interest When Deciding Whether to Broadcast a Civil Trial
David A. Giroux
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 91 (2017)

Exit vs. Voice: A Comparison of Divestment and Shareholder Engagement
Alex Gorman
Cite as 72 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 113 (2017)