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volume xxiii

assistant dean for communications Elyse Mall Klayman

managing editor Jeanhee Kim

creative director David Niedenthal

designers Michael Bierman, Cheryl Hark, Kara Van Woerden

writers Atticus Gannaway (Senior Writer), Michael Orey (Media Relations Manager), Michelle Tsai (Public Affairs Officer)




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Ar uments & pinions


contributing writers Thomas Adcock, Marlen Bodden ’86, Alexander Burns, Amy Feldman, Catherine Fredman, Jennifer Frey, Nadya Labi, Christine Pakkala, Duff McDonald, Anthony Ramirez, Ellen Rosen, Dylan Sands, Dan Slater, Wanchee Wang ’86, Jesse Wegman ’05

photographers Cover photograph by Juliana Thomas Mathieu Asselin, Stephen Barrett, Jayne Burke, Dan Creighton, Mark Finkenstaedt, Phil Gallo, Martyn Hicks, Sam Hollenshead, Elena Olivo, Don Pollard, Deb Rothenberg, Brooke Slezak, Leo Sorel, Juliana Thomas

Constitutional Transitions Clinic students meet the president of Tunisia; Anthony Foxx ’96 joins Obama’s cabinet; Wayne Perry LLM ’76 leads the Boy Scouts into a more inclusive era; and more.

43 The People

Thomas Nagel’s new book shocks the intellectual community; Samuel Estreicher proposes a paradigm shift in legal education; Emily Kidd White LLM ’09, JSD ’15 explores the role of emotion in adjudicating human rights claims; and more.


faculty scholarship

copy editors Heidi Ernst, Parlan McGaw, Kelli Rae Patton

Rachel Maddow interviews David Boies LLM ’67 and Theodore Olson about their Supreme Court marriage equality case; Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher ’56 shares his unconventional wisdom; and more.

101 Relevant Parties

editorial coordinator Rachel Burns

design coordinators Samantha Miller, Christine Perez

editorial adviser Elizabeth Rohlfing

magazine online producer Brad Tucker

magazine online designer Karin Wood

director of digital content Jill Rachlin Marbaix

web director Clayton Gates

editorial assistants Alexandria Ethridge, Sarah Kwon, Jamila Lyndon, Natasha Thalla Photo retouching by Benjamin Jackson and Tito Saubidet Printed by Full Circle Color Special thanks to the NYU Photo Bureau and NYU Archives Please send your comments to © 2013 New York University School of Law. All rights reserved.

Tributes to the late Ronald Dworkin and Dwight D. Opperman; Jenny Rivera ’85 is named to New York’s Court of Appeals; Rachel Barkow joins the US Sentencing Commission; Garen Marshall ’14 helps establish greater tuition support for fellow veterans; and more.

Jeanne Fromer, Douglas Ginsburg, and Daryl Levinson share excerpts from their recent works.


student scholarship



additions to the roster The Law School welcomes three new faculty members, including Jason Schultz from Berkeley, and 39 visiting faculty, fellows, and scholars.

NYU Commencement and the JD Convocation feature sage advice from David Boies LLM ’67; Joseph Weiler addresses the LLM/ JSD Convocation; Frank Guarini ’50, LLM ’55 is honored at the Weinfeld Gala; 2013 Reunion; and more.

Yan Cao ’13 examines ways to combat racial discrimination in auto loan rates; Yotam Barkai ’13 identifies a paradox in First Amendment doctrine regarding freedom of speech to or by children.

Closing Statements Sherrilyn Ifill ’87, president and directorcounsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, talks about the Voting Rights Act, her goals for LDF, and being from Queens.

NYU Law Magazine 2013  
NYU Law Magazine 2013  

The annual magazine from NYU School of Law.