Kenji Yoshino to receive NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award

On April 14, NYU announced that Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and faculty director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, is among the 2021-2022 recipients of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Yoshino specializes in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature, and regularly teaches Constitutional Law and Leadership, Diversity, […]

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Global Crises and the Renewed Relevance of Human Rights

A Conversation with the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council

In the third decade of the new millennium, the simultaneity, speed, and depth of existential challenges like climate change, geopolitical instability, war, technological disruption, and intensifying social inequalities are testing the traditional human rights paradigm like never before.

The UN Human Rights Council […]

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NYU Law Forum: NFTs Explained … To the Extent Possible

What is an NFT, and why are people talking about them? In this Forum, Professors Amy Adler and Chris Sprigman—joined by Mitchell F. Chan, an artist and leading NFT innovator—will look at what NFTs do, and just as importantly, what they don’t do. They’ll discuss a number of recent NFT controversies and examine the role […]

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Risk Scoring and Children’s Rights in Chile

The Chilean government, like many others, has deployed predictive modelling software to assess children’s risk of facing harm or abuse. The Childhood Alert System, an “early warning system” based on algorithmic predictions, assigns risk scores to children and adolescents. But this system consistently and disproportionately focuses on low-income families and is deemed merely an exercise […]

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