Troy McKenzie is NYU’s next Dean of Law



Troy McKenzie is NYU’s next Dean of Law

Troy A. McKenzie will be the next dean of New York University Law School, effective June 1. He is currently the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, co-director of the faculty of the NYU Law Institute of Judicial Administration, and co-director of the faculty. from the NYU Law Center on Civil Justice.;

In the university’s announcement, NYU President Andrew Hamilton said of McKenzie’s appointment:

Support for Troy McKenzie as dean is both universal among law school constituencies and overwhelming. He is widely admired for his good judgment, his equanimity, his respectful treatment of colleagues, his varied academic interests and the support of his colleagues, his willingness to mentor and support students, his dedication and work ethic, and his manifest love of school. . His vast experience, which encompasses both private and public law, is highly respected and considered a major asset. He has compiled an excellent record of outstanding achievement and service in the field, the profession and the University.

In short, he is an outstanding choice to lead NYU Law School, one of the best law schools in the world.

McKenzie was elected to ALI in 2015 and to the ALI Council in 2017. He has been a professor at NYU Law since 2007, where he researches and teaches in the areas of bankruptcy, civil procedure, litigation complexes and federal courts. From 2015 to 2017, he took a leave of absence from NYU to serve in the United States Department of Justice as Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. Prior to joining NYU, he was a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. He clerked for John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court and Pierre N. Leval for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Learn more about the appointment here.

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