Troy McKenzie Is Next Dean of NYU Law

Troy McKenzie Is Next Dean of NYU Law

Troy A. McKenzie will serve as the next dean of New York University School of Law, effective June 1. He is currently the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, faculty Co-Director of the NYU Law Institute of Judicial Administration, and faculty Co-Director of 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 wide-ranging scholarly interests and support of colleagues, his readiness to mentor and support students, his dedication and work ethic, and his manifest love of the school. His range of experience, which encompasses both private law and public law, is highly respected and considered a great asset. He has compiled a great record of achievement and exceptional service within the field, the profession, and the University.

He is, in short, an outstanding choice to lead NYU’s School of Law, one of the finest law schools in the world.

McKenzie was elected to ALI in 2015, and to 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, complex litigation, and the federal courts. From 2015 to 2017, he took a leave of absence from NYU to serve in the U.S. Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. Before joining NYU, he was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton. He clerked for John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Pierre N. Leval for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Read more about the appointment here.

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