Ideas from NYU Law
Our professors' innovative research contributes both to the advancement of their fields and to the intellectual community of the Law School. Ideas from NYU Law is a resource for concise descriptions of recent works and interviews with faculty about their scholarship.
Emptying the Prisons: Rachel Barkow weighs whether arguments for prison abolition will bring needed change to the criminal justice system—or backfire
Surprise Parties: A huge data set gives Ryan Bubb and Emiliano Catan LLM ’10 new insight into how mutual funds vote their shares
NYU Law bookshelf: Faculty books of 2022 covered pressing topics such as human rights, climate change, and artificial intelligence
Troubled American Dreams: Daniel Shaviro traces changing attitudes towards wealth and inequality in popular culture
Shame, Guilt, Violence, and Shakespeare: In a new book, David A.J. Richards and James Gilligan reveal what Shakespeare’s plays teach about the motivations for and perpetuation of violence in the criminal legal system and beyond
Escaping the ‘Novelty Trap’: Existing intellectual property law can make it more challenging for developing countries to innovate, Rochelle Dreyfuss writes.
The Law of Memes: Amy Adler and Jeanne Fromer argue that memes, which raise questions about conventional notions of copyright law, have considerable legal and cultural significance
Retooled Economies: Cynthia Estlund’s most recent book proposes strategies for a world in which automation could dramatically reduce employment