Law New – Staying Up-To-Date With the Law

In a rapidly changing legal world, keeping up with the law is crucial. That’s why we’re proud to present Law New, a weekly roundup of news and updates from our full-time faculty and alumni.

Whether you’re in search of the latest developments in bankruptcy, criminal law, civil rights, or real estate law, you can count on Law New to keep you up-to-date. We’ll also provide you with insights on emerging legal trends, and offer an inside look at the life of a lawyer in practice.

As the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Trump’s travel ban, NYU Law Professor Michael Dorf weighs in. He explains the legal history of the travel ban and its relationship to executive authority, and offers his analysis of the case’s implications for the country’s future.

NYU Law’s public policy and trial advocacy programs have both been lauded in preLaw magazine’s winter 2023 issue. The publication awarded top grades to our public policy, trial advocacy, and government law programs, as well as a best-in-class grade for our technology law program.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul will deliver the keynote address at NYU Law’s 131st Commencement Ceremony on June 1. The Governor will receive an honorary degree and will be presented with a plaque recognizing her accomplishments and leadership.

The Supreme Court’s decision to block the Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting carbon dioxide emissions has put state and industry leaders in a tough spot. They may need to revise their climate strategies, or prepare for a long battle against the federal government.

A bill is a proposal for a new law or change to an existing law that is brought before Congress or another legislative body for consideration and debate. It can originate from a member of the House or Senate during their election campaign, from petitions submitted by people and citizens groups, or from a commission or task force established to study a particular issue. The bill will then be assigned to a committee where members will research, discuss, and make changes to the legislation. The final bill is known as a statute.

The process of a bill becoming law is a complicated one. It’s important to understand the different stages of the legislative process and how each affects a bill’s ultimate fate. This primer breaks down each step, including the difference between a bill and a statute. It also describes how the lawmaking process differs between the House and Senate, and explains terms like a call of the House or Senate and the calendar.