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April 16th, 2021

Announcing the Winner and Runner-Up of the 2020 Law Review Symposium Student Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Law Review Symposium Student Essay Contest, co-hosted with the Brennan Center at NYU Law.

Congratulations to J. Colin Bradley, our winner, for his essay entitled The Continued Relevance of the Equal Access Theory of Apportionment, and to Joseph Krakoff, our runner-up, for his essay entitled Battle Lines/Ballot Lines: Democracy Stabilization and Election Administration. Both wrote fantastic essays and were selected by a committee made up of members of the Law Review, the faculty, and staff at the Brennan Center. Thank you to all who participated in the Symposium and Essay Contest.

September 27th, 2020

Announcing: Law Review Symposium Essay Contest

We are excited to announce that in conjunction with this year’s symposium, Voting and Representation: New Issues and Challenges, we are hosting a student essay contest. The Law Review invites current NYU Law students to submit a reaction essay of at least 1,500 but not more than 3,000 words (excluding footnotes) in response to the themes, panels, and speakers at the symposium. The essay topic is up to you, but should respond to the themes of the symposium and panel discussions. The event and panel descriptions are available here. Outside research is permitted, essays should be Bluebooked, and the work should be entirely the student’s own. Essays should include a one-page cover letter introducing the paper and the student, but the essay itself should not include the student name as it will be reviewed anonymously. The finalists will be selected by a panel of students, faculty, and Brennan Center staff, and winners will be offered publication on the Law Review website and a small cash prize. 

Essays are due here by November 12th at 11:59 PM, and you can register for the symposium here. Please send any questions to

June 23rd, 2020

Call for Papers for Fall Symposium: Voting and Representation: New Issues and Challenges

The New York University Law Review invites papers for its Fall Symposium, Voting and Representation: New Issues and Challenges, to be published in its October 2021 issue, 96 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (No. 4). The Law Review anticipates inviting authors of the papers selected for publication to participate in a virtual Symposium, with limited in-person components subject to public health recommendations, on October 1 and October 8, 2020. The Symposium is presented in conjunction with the Brennan Center for Justice.

This dynamic Symposium will address the urgent issue of who counts and who gets counted in our democracy. In November 2020, Americans will go to the polls in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis – one that has already posed a “stress test” for our democracy, exacerbating structural racism and inequality in our political system and shining a light on weaknesses and vulnerabilities in our institutions. Almost immediately afterward we will turn to a new decennial apportionment and redistricting cycle, where congressional seats will be reallocated among the states and states will draw new congressional and legislative district lines. These milestone events will have vast implications for the distribution of political power within the United States. They occur during a period of hyperpolarization and declining public trust in our institutions and at a moment when on many dimensions, American democracy is under strain. This symposium will examine cutting edge legal and policy issues regarding voting and representation for the decade to come, with an emphasis on the next generation of legal fights and innovative legal and policy solutions for the current moment.

We invite papers that consider how to preserve and protect our democracy, including voting and fair representation, addressing these critical issues from a diversity of perspectives. We would be especially pleased to consider submissions from practitioners and scholars in the early stages of their academic careers.

Manuscripts should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words in length and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. The Law Review anticipates selecting three papers for publication from this call for papers. We will begin accepting submissions on August 3, 2020 at

For more information, please contact Safeena Leila Mecklai, Managing Editor, Vols. 95–96, at

May 1st, 2020

NYU Law Review Article Selected as Top 10 Article in Corporate and Securities Law

We are excited to announce that the Corporate Practice Commentator has selected The Death of Corporate Law, published in 94 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 263-315 (2019), by Zohar Goshen and Sharon Hannes, as one of the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2019. The article was selected from almost 400 articles, and it will be published in the upcoming issue of the Corporate Practice Commentator.

Congratulations to Professor Goshen and Professor Hannes!

April 8th, 2020

2020 Journal Awards Announced

We are proud to announce the winners of the annual journal awards!

Paul D. Kaufman Memorial Award
The graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Law Review

  • Tim Duncheon, Litigation Risk as a Justification for Agency Action

Judge Rose L. & Herbert Rubin Law Review Prize
The graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Law Review in International, Commercial, or Public Law

  • Maia Cole, Permanently Excluded
  • Caroline Tan, What the Federal Reserve Board Tells Us About Agency Independence 

Edmond Cahn Award
A third-year editor other than a senior editor who has contributed to the Law Review in an outstanding fashion

  • Joy Kim

Morton Geller Award
A third-year editor other than a senior editor who has contributed to the Law Review in an outstanding fashion

  • Eremipagamo Amabebe
  • Ryan Fackler
April 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 and Shipping our Spring Issues

Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to ship physical copies of the April issue to our university subscribers until it is safe to do so. We hope that you will review our online version in the meantime.

February 11th, 2020

NYU Law Review Contributed to the Women and Law Joint Publication

In celebration of the centennial of the ratification of 19th Amendment and the first time that women occupy the editor-in-chief role at the 16 top-ranked law journals in the United States, the 16 EICs collaborated on joint publication called Women & Law. The joint publication included 14 essays by prominent women in the legal community.

We would like to thank Professor Melissa Murray, the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, for her wonderful essay, Law School in a Different Voice.

NYU Law Review Contributing Editors: Amanda Adian, Anna Applebaum, Rebecca Guterman, Jessica Li, Nina Loshkajian, Nicholas Mendez, Chelsye Nelson, Jonathan Riedel, Erica Rosenbaum, Ashley See, Adrianne Spoto, and Caroline Tan.


October 23rd, 2019

NYU Law Review Presents a Lunchtime Series on The Anatomy of Racism and Inequality

The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law and the NYU Law Review are pleased to present a lunchtime series on The Anatomy of Racism and Inequality. Racism infects the way policies are developed and applied at all levels of government. It infiltrates our laws, institutions, and systems, resulting in enduring racial inequities. This series will explore the use of the law as a tool to foster, sustain, confront, and address racial inequality in education, housing, democracy, and the criminal legal system. The series will focus on understanding the source, nature, and impact of racial inequality with an eye toward providing a framework and vision that incorporates and develops emerging strategies—legal and otherwise—to challenge race-based inequality. The series will feature three panels with distinguished experts, academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers that will address some of the manifestations of racial inequality. Selected articles from the series will be published in the NYU Law Review Online.

Please RSVP here.

  1. The Anatomy of Racism and Inequality: The United States: Separate and Unequal

October 28, 2019, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Lester Pollack Colloquium

W.E.B. Du Bois famously predicted that the “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line.”  The same is true of the 21st century.  Race continues to impact every aspect of life in America, and racism remains a potent driver of unequal opportunity and outcomes.  The panelists will explore the impact of racism in areas including education, housing, community development, and economic opportunity, and explore how advocates can disrupt and ultimately eradicate the systems that disadvantage people of color.


Mehrsa Baradaran, UC Irvine School of Law

Richard R. Buery, The KIPP Foundation

Dennis D. Parker, The National Center for Law and Economic Justice

Kim Sweet, Advocates for Children

Phil Tegeler, The Poverty and Race Research Action Council

Moderated by Russell K. Robinson, University of California, Berkeley School of Law


  1. The Anatomy of Racism and Inequality: Race and an Exclusionary American Democracy 

November 4, 2019, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Lester Pollack Colloquium

This panel will explore how racial identity has colored American democracy and political participation.  Panelists will discuss how racism, xenophobia, and religious intolerance have impacted public conceptions of who is an American, and therefore who has the right to vote and otherwise participate in the nation’s political life.  The panelists will also consider contemporary efforts to expand and restrict active engagement in the democratic process including discriminatory redistricting efforts, voter ID laws, and felon disenfranchisement.


Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Atiba Ellis, Marquette University Law School

Ryan Haygood, New Jersey Institute of Social Justice

Danielle Lang, Campaign Legal Center

Myrna Perez, Brennan Center for Justice

Moderated by Vincent Southerland, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law,

  1. The Anatomy of Racism and Inequality: Examining Racial Inequality in the Criminal Legal System

November 15, 2019, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Lester Pollack Colloquium

Nowhere is racism more clearly ingrained than in our criminal legal system—the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, the vast majority of whom are people of color. This panel will examine origins of structural injustice and racial inequality in the criminal legal system, and efforts to remedy biased and discriminatory decisionmaking by actors in the system, including the advent and adoption of technology and algorithmic tools. Panelists will also explore the collateral consequences of involvement with the criminal legal system, including the effect of criminal convictions on access to housing, employment, and education.


Deborah N. Archer, NYU School of Law

ReNika Moore, ACLU Racial Justice Program

Michael Pinard, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Vincent Southerland, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law

Christina Swarns, Office of the Appellate Defender

Moderated by Alexis J. Hoag, Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil & Political Rights, Columbia Law School

October 9th, 2019

NYU Law Review Presents “Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration” on October 21st

The Symposium held jointly by the NYU Law Review and the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law will discuss some of the issues in Professor Rachel Barkow’s recent book, Prisoner of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, and will examine the pathological politics of criminal justice and how this has contributed to our current mass incarceration problem. Panelists will discuss specific examples of counterproductive criminal justice policies that were enacted in response to these broken politics, and how these policies actually fail to make us safer; discrete reforms that target how prosecutors exercise their power and discretion; the creation and/or consultation of administrative and expert agency reforms to help change decision-making and policy analysis in the criminal justice space; and a discussion of recent case law suggesting that judges can and should play a greater role in improving criminal justice outcomes, as well as a discussion focused on the need for judicial diversity at the state and federal levels. The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Shon Hopwood from Georgetown University School of Law.

Monday, October 21st, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall

40 Washington Square South

Register here  (Registration is required for an accurate headcount)

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