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April 5th, 2014

Law Review Members Excel in Marden Competition, Advance to Finals

Congratulations to N.Y.U. Law Review members Julie A. Simeone and Theresa Mary Troupson for advancing to the Final Round of the Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition!

The final arguments will take place on Monday, April 7th at 5pm in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall. The final panel will include Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and Judge Dennis G. Jacobs ’73 of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Jacobs is a Law Review alum.

Congratulations also to Stephen A. Tensmeyer, Managing Editor for the Class of 2015, who won the Albert Podell Award for Best Brief Writer in the fall Marden Competition. Theresa Troupson, Senior Executive Editor for the Class of 2014, won the Albert Podell Award for Best Oral Advocate in the fall Marden competition. Law Review members Raffi Holoszyc-Pimentel, Shana Knizhnik, Jacob Taber, and Shaun E. Werbelow also advanced as Marden semi-finalists.

The Marden Competition is hosted by the NYU Law Moot Court Board.

May 24th, 2013

Convocation Awards Announced

Congratulations to the following members of the Law Review on their Convocation Awards!

University Graduation Prize
to the student with the highest academic average based on five semesters
Subash Iyer

Law Review Alumni Association Award
to the student with the second-highest academic average based on five semesters
Lori Brooke Day

Law Review Alumni Association Award
to the student with the third-highest academic average based on five semesters
Matthew Kelly

Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award
for outstanding scholarship, character, and professional activities
Lori Brooke Day & Subash Iyer

Benjamin F. Butler Memorial Award
for unusual distinction in scholarship, character, and professional activities
Austin King & Thomas Sosnowski

Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize
for outstanding scholarship and character
Yotam Barkai & Yan Cao

George P. Foulk Memorial Award
for outstanding sincerity and distinguished scholarship
Julia Torti

Vanderbilt Medals
for outstanding contributions to NYU School of Law
Ashley Harrington & Randall Johnston

Administrative Law Prize
to the students who have demonstrated excellence in the field of administrative law
Colleen Lee & Thomas Sosnowski

Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association (BLAPA)
Kim Barry ’98 Memorial Graduation Prize

to a member of APALSA, BALSA, LALSA, MELSA, MULSA, or SALSA who has demonstrated a commitment to international and human rights work and exhibits academic excellence in the best tradition of Kim Barry
Anthony Enriquez

Daniel G. Collins Prize
to the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated excellence in the area of contract law
Vanessa Richardson

David Friedman Memorial Award
for outstanding achievement in evidence
Nitika Gupta

Howard Greenberger Award
for outstanding achievement in the area of comparative law
David Willard

Law and Economics Prize
to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the area of law and economics
Tristan Favro

Judge Abraham Lieberman Award
for outstanding scholarship in the area of criminal law
Yotam Barkai

Robert B. McKay Prize in Constitutional Law
to recognize a student who has demonstrated excellence in constitutional law throughout his or her years at NYU School of Law
Yotam Barkai & Subash Iyer

Gary E. Moncrieffe Award
to the outstanding student in the area of racism and the law
Natasha Silber

Weinfeld Prize for Scholarship in Procedure and Courts
designated by the dean for distinguished scholarship in the area of federal courts, civil procedure, and practice, evidence, and/or trial practice
Kade Olsen & Zachary Savage

For more information and a full list of awards, please see http://www.law.nyu.edu/students/studentaffairs/convocation/convocationaw…

April 5th, 2013

Law Review Members Advance to Finals of Marden Moot Court Competition

We congratulate N.Y.U. Law Review members Yotam Barkai, Zoey Orol, and Theresa Troupson for advancing to the Final Round of the Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition. The final arguments will take place on Monday, April 8 at 5pm in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall. The final panel will include Judge Albert Diaz of the Fourth Circuit, Judge Raymond Kethledge of the Sixth Circuit and Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York. The Marden Competition is hosted by the NYU Law Moot Court Board.

April 3rd, 2013

Law Review Members Star in Law Revue Performance

N.Y.U. Law Review members Mat Ahn (Executive Editor ’14), Andrew Janet (Executive Editor ’14), and Jonathan Yehuda (Notes Editor ’13) starred in this year’s production of the Law Review, which ran from April 3-6, 2013. Ankur Mandhania (Articles Editor ’14) was a member of the crew for the show.

The Law Revue is an annual musical parody about life at NYU School of Law, and it is written, produced, and performed entirely by law students. Each year the show is attended by more than 1,500 students, alumni, faculty, and friends. For photos of the performance: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151494018233926.1073741833.2.

March 28th, 2013

2013 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

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

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

  • Trang (Mae) Nguyen

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

  • Julie Mecca
  • Abigail Nurse
March 4th, 2013

Baynes Selected as Ford Foundation Fellow

Sheila Baynes (Articles Editor ’14) has been selected as one of the Ford Foundation Fellows. She will be working at the Environmental Defense Fund — Air and Land, Water and Wildlife in Boulder, Colorado this summer.

“The students receiving the Ford Fellowship represent the high caliber of public interest talent at NYU School of Law,” said Denise Tomasini-Joshi, assistant dean for public service at the Public Interest Law Center. “They honor NYU’s tradition of public service and rigorous scholarship and will undoubtedly use their experience with the Ford Fellowship as a springboard to a career making positive change.”

To read more: http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/FORD_FOUNDATION_NAMES_25_NYU_LAW_FELLOWS_2013

February 12th, 2013

Alumni Presentation on Fisher v. Texas

Professor Vinay Harpalani (Articles Editor ’09) will be speaking at NYU Law School on February 12 at 6:30 pm in VH206, as part of the NYU BALSA Political Action Speaker Series. The presentation will cover his new article, “Diversity Within Racial Groups and the Constitutionality of Race-Conscious Admissions,” which was just published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

This article examines the key issues in Fisher v. Texas, the case about race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), which the U.S. Supreme Court heard on October 10. He argues that UT can constitutionally justify its race-conscious admissions policy as a means of attaining diversity WITHIN racial groups, which is part of the compelling interest articulated in Grutter v. Bollinger (2003). His article was cited in the Supreme Court amicus brief of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) in Fisher, and UT also used his argument about diversity within racial groups in its Supreme Court brief and at oral argument.

The full article is available for download here.

He also has a brief follow-up essay, entitled “Fisher’s Fishing Expedition,” which will soon be published in Heightened Scrutiny, the online supplement to the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.  The current draft of that essay, which focused on the October 10, 2012 oral arguments in Fisher v. Texas, is available here.