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Happy Anniversary ! 105 years….. & still counting !!

The New York Law Institute celebrates its 105th anniversary of residence at 120 Broadway this month!

Proudly one of the original tenants in what is better known as the landmark Equitable Building, it is our sixth home in downtown NYC… & our longest stay….

And NYLI has often resided in a building that was a […]

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Two Sides of David Dudley Field….

Creator of the model Field Codes of civil procedure that were adopted by Montana and California. “Field Codes” also went international; they became a foundation for civil procedure in England, Ireland and India.

Nearly disbarred for his activities on behalf of financiers Gould & Fiske in their litigation with […]

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NYLI’s Director of IT Wins Andrews Award

NYLI’s Director of Information Technology and Marketing, Ellyssa Valenti Kroski has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2020 AALL Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award this year for Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, the book which she edited for ALA Editions.

The book features chapters from thought leaders in the […]

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Alien v. Terminator… NYLI’s Evarts v. O’Conor

Upon entering The New York Law Institute’s offices at 120 Broadway, visitors may notice the foyer area medallions depicting two men in profile……

Who are these dudes, anyway?

Before the advent of the “Cravath system” , as described in John Oller’s history White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big […]

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Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Birthday.. with NYLI !

Celebrate Earth Day’s entry into middle age by reading up on its history…

Check out this one by Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson……

Available @ NYLI as an Ebook!

And let’s not forget one of the early heroes of environmentalism — […]

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The Winning Couplet is……

Judges Eileen Dolan, Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, Karen Oesterle, and Ellyssa Valenti Kroski were moved by poems that honored doctors, nurses, the unemployed and essential workers who bravely soldier on during the Coronavirus. All the poems touched their hearts, and proved a moving way for The New York Law Institute to acknowledge both National […]

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Sons of Irish Patriots…. and NYLI luminaries

Inspired by both the American and French Revolutions, particularly by the writings of Thomas Paine, historians consider the Irish Rebellion of 1798 as the greatest threat to English Rule between 1641 revolt and the Easter Uprising of 1916.

And the participants and sons of this rebellion would help shape 19th Century American Law […]

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Impeachment Docs… free & voluminous..on web….

Our colleagues at the Government Printing Office are living up to their motto of “Keeping America Informed” — releasing many key documents from the Trump Impeachment process.

Scholars, legal experts… really anyone with internet access!.. can now examine….

H.R. 116-346… House Report with dissenting views (12/15/2019).

H.R. 116-335…. Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report with Minority Views […]

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In honor of African American History Month – Kindred is discussed

LLAGNY Graphic Book Club’s February selection — Kindred – honored African American History Month.
The graphic novel , based on Octavia Butler’s 1979 science fiction work, explores slavery through the unique prism of time travel.  The main characters toggle between 1970s San Francisco and Antebellum South.  Female protagonist Dana experiences slavery’s horrors and discovers that […]

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Author Stacy Horn @ LLAGNY Book Club

The Law Library Association of Greater New York Book Club began its 2020 selection with a very somber look at the social problems of 1800s New York. Damnation Island: Poor Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York ‘s author Stacy Horn was in attendance, and members shared a thought-provoking discussion […]

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