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2015 • volume xxv assistant dean for communications Rebekah Carmichael managing editor Jeanhee Kim creative director David Niedenthal designers Michael Bierman, Jessica Eckert, Cheryl Hark, Kara Van Woerden writers Rachel Burns, Atticus Gannaway, Michael Orey, Michelle Tsai


41 67 Arguments Relevant & Opinions


Margaret Satterthwaite ’99 explores how data visualization can tell human rights stories; Kenji Yoshino celebrates the importance of Hollingsworth v. Perry; Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01 produces an empirical foundation for the legal discussion of consumer contracts; Richard Pildes sways the Supreme Court in a racial gerrymandering case

US Attorney Preet Bharara and University Professor Anthony Appiah speak at Convocation; graduates reflect; hooding album; former Chief Judge Judith Kaye ’62 receives 2014 Weinfeld Award; Reunion 2015; scholarship reception

editorial coordinator Gina Rodriguez design coordinator Christine Perez contributing writers Thomas Adcock, Jane Sujen Bock ’85, Candy J. Cooper, Jennifer Frey, Aisha Labi, Alexander Levy ’14, Duff McDonald, Graham Reed, Craig Winters ’07 photographers Mathieu Asselin, Dan Creighton, Phil Gallo, Sam Hollenshead, Elena Olivo, Brooke Slezak, Leo Sorel, Juliana Thomas, Jackie Weisberg copy editor Heidi Ernst director of digital content Jill Rachlin Marbaix

Inez Milholland (1912) for the new 10-dollar bill?; Stephen Ross LLM ’66 pledges $20 million; the New York Civil Liberties Clinic wins a historic settlement for reforming the state’s public defense system; NYU Law launches projects on policing and civil jury trials

25 The People

web director Clayton Gates digital media specialist Leslie Hart editorial assistants Kaileigh Allen, Dena Behnam, Arsh Harjani, Edelawit Hussien, Sarah Kwon, Mahwish Mahbub, Shivali Malhotra, Francesca Masella Photo retouching by Tito Saubidet Cover photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig Printed by Full Circle Color Special thanks to the NYU Photo Bureau and NYU Archives Please send your comments to © 2015 New York University School of Law. All rights reserved.

University Professor Jerome Bruner at age 100; Vanita Gupta ’01 takes the top civil rights position in the US; Etienne Chénier-Laflèche LLM ’15 testifies on the right of access to information in Haiti; Margaret Middleton ’07 leads the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center


new faculty The Law School welcomes two new faculty members: Deborah Burand and Scott Hemphill

55 Proceedings EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks on the implications of globalization; Thomas Piketty responds to questions about Capital in the Twenty-First Century; the NYU Annual Survey of American Law is dedicated to Judge Jack Weinstein; Stephen Ross LLM ’66, Harold Koh, and Kenneth Feinberg ’70 are among this year’s Milbank Tweed Forum speakers

80 Closing


Bryan Stevenson publishes his first book, wins exoneration of a death row client, and releases an unflinching report on America’s history of lynching, sparking a yearlong national dialogue

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