New York Law School has long been a leader in legal education and innovation. With deeply impactful faculty leaders, influential alumnae who are at the top of their profession and a student body comprised of over 62 percent women, NYLS is at the forefront of advancing the legal profession in the 21st century. This is reflected in our scholarship, our many publications and the collection of archival materials that are available on our Digital Commons.
The legal industry is always changing, as are the clients that we serve and the ways in which they do business. As a result, we must constantly come up with new ideas to meet the needs of those we serve. One of the new concepts that has emerged is that of law new, which focuses on coming up with strategies for providing legal services in completely different ways than we have in the past. This includes working with underserved communities, creating new ways to reach clients and more.
While this can be a difficult concept to pin down, it is clear that the goal of this type of practice is to provide clients with the services they need while also allowing the firm to generate revenue and grow as a whole. Often this means using technology to streamline processes, coming up with innovative approaches to meeting client needs and creating unique strategies that have not been part of traditional law practice in the past.
As the legal industry continues to change, it will more closely resemble its corporate customers and society at large. It will be more holistically diverse — cognitively, demographically, culturally, and experientially. It will be more collaborative — across firms, in-house legal functions and with outside counsel. It will be more tech and data-proficient and empathetic. It will be integrated into the business of a corporation, erasing artificial, lawyer-created distinctions between supplier sources and working cross-functionally with other business units.
Local Law 1 of 2021
The bill would amend the city’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements under state law. Specifically, the bill would require City agencies that experience a data breach involving the private identifying information of individuals to promptly notify affected persons and the Office of Cyber Command.
NYU Law reaches one million downloads on the Digital Commons
This month, NYU Law’s Digital Commons has reached a milestone—one million global downloads! The Digital Commons is home to scholarship from our esteemed faculty, collections of our many publications and archival documents that span the School’s rich history. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the legal issues that affect our world. We are proud to share our work with the global legal community and look forward to continuing to enhance this repository. Thank you for your continued support.