New Faculty 2021-2022

A law school builds its reputation, most of all, on the excellence of its faculty, and New York University School of Law has rightfully received wide recognition for the quality of its faculty's scholarship and pedagogy. NYU Law's full-time faculty is made up of more than 100 professors, top academics from around the globe, many of whom have interdisciplinary expertise, as well as those who come to the Law School after gaining experience in private practice, on the bench, in policy-making and advisory positions in government, in business and industry, and in the nonprofit sector.

Assistant Professors

Noah Rosenblum

Noah Rosenblum

Noah A. Rosenblum is Assistant Professor of Law.  He holds an A.A. from Deep Springs College, an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an M.A. and M.Phil. from Columbia University, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in history.

Rosenblum works primarily in administrative law, constitutional law, and legal ethics. His research takes a historical approach to the study of state institutions and the regulation of the bar, exploring how law can be used to promote democratic accountability. Rosenblum’s academic work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and the Yale Law Journal, among other venues. He also remains involved in the legal community outside of his research. He is currently a historical consultant to the New York City Bar’s Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Public Markers, and his public writing on state and federal legal issues has appeared in the Washington Post and the New York Daily News.

Prior to his current appointment, Rosenblum was Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. Before that, he clerked for Judge Jenny Rivera of the New York Court of Appeals and Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is the recipient of several scholarly awards, including a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, the Joseph Parker Prize in Legal History from Yale Law School, and the Fred C. Zacharias Award in Legal Ethics from the American Association of Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility.

Vincent Southerland

Vincent Southerland

Vincent M. Southerland is Assistant Professor of Clinical Law. He holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, a J.D. from Temple University School of Law, and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center.

Southerland’s expertise centers on racial justice, civil rights, and the criminal legal system. His research explores the intersection of race, technology, and the criminal legal system, including the social and racial justice implications of predictive and surveillance technologies. His most recent scholarship applies a racial justice lens rooted in critical race theory to the design and use of algorithmic tools in the criminal system. Southerland serves as the co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU, and he teaches the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic and a seminar on race and the criminal system. He also serves on the boards of The Bail Project, the Federal Defenders of New York, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Washington Square Legal Services, and is on the steering committee of the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology.

Prior to his current appointment, Southerland was the inaugural executive director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law. Before joining NYU School of Law in that role, he was an Assistant Federal Public Defender with the Federal Defenders for the Southern District of New York, a Senior Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders, and an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center.  He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Theodore McKee, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was named an Alumni Merit Award Recipient by Temple Law Review in 2021.

Professors

Maggie Blackhawk

Maggie Blackhawk

Maggie Blackhawk (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) is Professor of Law.  She holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and received her B.A. in Linguistic Anthropology from UCLA.
 
Blackhawk’s research focuses on the fields of constitutional law, federal Indian law, and legislation, and has been published or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, Supreme Court Review, Cambridge University Press, and the New York Times. She examines the ways that American democracy can and should empower minorities, studies how the political agency of marginalized communities has shaped American democracy historically, and how those communities have leveraged the law to redistribute power. She is particularly interested in how law can structure institutions in ways that empower minorities to govern and engage in lawmaking. She is currently crafting a book manuscript on the centrality of Native Nations, Native peoples, and American colonialism to the constitutional law and constitutional history of the United States, and is co-editing (with Laura Edwards and Naomi Lamoreaux) two edited volumes for the Tobin Project’s Institutions of Democracy Initiative on Rethinking the History of American Democracy. Blackhawk serves as an executive editor for Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law.
 
Prior to joining NYU, she served as professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Harvey Levin Award for Excellence in Teaching by a majority vote of the graduating class of 2021. She was elected and served a term as President of the AALS section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process, was appointed Senior Constitutional Advisor to the President of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and was awarded the American Society for Legal History's William Nelson Cromwell Article Prize.

César Rodríguez-Garavito

César Rodríguez-Garavito

César Rodríguez-Garavito is Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director and Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from NYU’s Institute for Law and Society, an M.A. in Philosophy from the National University of Colombia, and a J.D. from the University of the Andes.

Rodríguez-Garavito’s research interests focus on global governance, climate change, socioeconomic rights, business and human rights, and the human rights movement. His publications include Litigating the Climate Emergency: How Human Rights, Courts and Legal Mobilization Can Bolster Climate Action (forthcoming); Business and Human Rights: Beyond the End of the Beginning; Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South (co-authored with Diana Rodríguez-Franco ); and Balancing Wealth and Health: The Battle over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America.

Prior to joining NYU, Rodríguez-Garavito is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Global Justice and Human Rights Program and the Center for Socio-Legal Research at the University of the Andes (Colombia). He has also served as Director of Dejusticia and has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, Brown University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Pretoria (South Africa), and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil). He has been an expert witness of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, an Adjunct Judge of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, a member of the Science Panel for the Amazon, and a lead litigator in climate change, socioeconomic rights, and Indigenous rights cases.

Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty

Christine Park

Christine Park is a Reference Librarian and Assistant Librarian of Practice at the Law Library. She obtained her M.I. from Rutgers University, her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and her B.A. from Barnard College.

Park is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Law Library Association of Greater New York. In March 2021, she delivered a presentation at the Southeastern Chapter-American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, entitled, "Helping Students Focus in a World on Fire: Using the Science of Keeping Attention to Improve Our Teaching in a Distracting Year and Beyond."

Prior to joining NYU, she interned at Emory University's MacMillan Law Library and was a George A. Strait Fellow at Fordham University's Maloney Law Library.