Dean Anthony W. Crowell often says that NYLS is a “family.” That’s especially true when it comes to the School’s social media accounts, which are followed by thousands of alumni around the world. 

Here are some of NYLS’s most popular posts this spring on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Yesterday, a judge in Suffolk County, Long Island overturned the 1976 murder conviction of Keith Bush, who has been represented by the #NYLS Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic for 13 years. • He was convicted as a teenager and served in prison for 33 years—most of his adult life. After reinvestigating his case, the clinic was able to demonstrate that all of the evidence used to convict Bush has since been disproved. • In addition, the clinic discovered reports hidden for 40 years confirming that police were quietly investigating another suspect with direct links to the crime scene. Evidence indicates that the other suspect, now deceased, was the likely culprit.
A Win for Justice: The Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic succeeds in overturning the conviction of a man wrongfully imprisoned for 33 years (May 2019).

NYLS's 127th Commencement was one week ago. Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Catch up on all the memories: #NYLS2019Congratulations, Graduates! The Class of 2019 crosses the stage of Lincoln Center to join NYLS’s distinguished alumni community (May 2019).

Congratulations to the incomparable Professor Lenni B. Benson, who is celebrating 25 years of teaching at #NYLS! 
A Very Special Lenniversary: Professor Lenni Benson celebrates a quarter century at NYLS (May 2019).

Originally from Bhutan, Yeshey Choden 3L moved to New York City when she was 8 years old. She studied law because she was determined to provide a voice for others. As an NYLS student, receiving the Max Reich Scholarship and the Shepard Broad ’27 Scholarship gave Yeshey more freedom to focus on her studies, internships, and activities, all of which helped her land a great job after graduation. Read Yeshey's story, and be part of #NYLSGivingDay by making a gift on or before May 16:’s Story Inspires: Yeshey Choden ’19 describes the life-changing power of scholarships for NYLS Giving Day (May 2019).

Finals season is beginning for #NYLS students. To help fuel their studies, we hosted “Breakfast for Dinner.” Happy studying, everyone!Eggs, With a Side of Cheerleading: NYLS faculty and staff serve up a hearty breakfast—and a dose of encouragement—to kick off finals (April 2019).

Today hashtag#NYLS announced that Nicholas Haysom—a Special Advisor on Sudan to the United Nations Secretary-General and the former Chief Legal and Constitutional Advisor in the office of South African President Nelson Mandela—will keynote at NYLS’s 127th Commencement ceremony. (He's the first headshot below.) The ceremony will be held at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on Monday, May 20, 2019. The theme of Commencement 2019 is “Lawyers and Global Citizens Promoting the Rule of Law.” NYLS will also recognize distinguished alumni Virginia Sher Ramadan ’84 (second headshot) and Edward Chukwuemeke Okeke ’97 (third headshot) for their extraordinary contributions to preserving the rule of law globally. More details here: the Rule of Law: NYLS announces the theme and the lineup of distinguished speakers for Commencement 2019 (April 2019).

For months, NYLS students have traveled to moot court competitions near and far, collecting top honors. But from March 22 to 24, it was NYLS’s turn to welcome law students from around the country to Tribeca for the annual Robert F. Wagner Moot Court Competition. For 43 years, NYLS’s Moot Court Association has hosted the event. After the competition, the Moot Court Association celebrated with a special reception.Welcome to Tribeca: NYLS hosts law students from around the country for the 43rd Robert F. Wagner Moot Court Competition (March 2019).

We were proud to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by hosting the daylong 2019 New York Asylum and Immigration Law Conference. Thanks to the hundreds of immigration lawyers who came to #NYLS today to talk about gender violence, detention, and other critical issues.Celebrating Women Worldwide: NYLS holds the 2019 New York Asylum and Immigration Law Conference on International Women’s Day (March 2019).