New York Law School
Professor of Law Rebecca Roiphe is the 2020 recipient of the Sanford Levy Award
presented by the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York State Bar
Roiphe will receive her
award on January 29 during the NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in New York City. It is
presented to an individual or institution that, in the opinion of the
committee, has contributed most to understanding and advancement in the field
of professional ethics.
“Professor Roiphe has written
wisely and instructed incisively on legal ethics. She is frequently and rightly
quoted for her expertise on legal ethics and criminal justice in the media,”
said Gerard E. Harper of Manhattan (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &
Garrison), chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics. “We are pleased to
honor her contributions to the field.”
Roiphe studies lawyers’
ethics and the history of the legal profession. Her scholarship focuses on the
role of prosecutors and the country’s tradition of prosecutorial independence.
Her opinion pieces have appeared in Slate, the New York Review of Books,
Politico and U.S. News. She is a contributing legal analyst at CBS News.
She is a graduate of
Columbia University. She received her law degree cum laude, from Harvard
Law School and her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Chicago.
attorneys who render extraordinary service to the public and the profession is
part of NYSBA’s Annual Meeting, which each January attracts thousands of lawyers
from around the state, the nation and the world. They come to meet and connect
with colleagues and to learn from experts in many areas of law.
wide range of programs at NYSBA’s 143rd Annual Meeting January 27-31 explores
current issues for lawyers and legal practice.
Presidential Summit on Wednesday, January 29, will look at White Nationalism
and Domestic Terrorism in America. At Thursday evening’s sold-out Gala
Dinner, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will receive the Gold
Medal, NYSBA’s highest honor, and participate in a fireside-style chat with
Prof. John Barrett of St. John’s University School of Law.
featured speakers at the Annual Meeting include New York State Attorney General
Letitia James, the first African American and the first woman elected to that
office; Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals; and
Craig Boise, dean of Syracuse University College of Law.
more information on NYSBA’s Annual Meeting, visit nysba.org/am2020.
About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar
Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since
1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the
legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers
through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
Contact: Brandon Vogel