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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.

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