The Legal Beat
Preet Bharara Joins NYU Law
Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017
What’s a recently fired U.S. Attorney to do? In Preet Bharara’s case, the answer is to join the faculty at NYU School of Law.
The school has announced that Bharara will serve as a “distinguished scholar in residence,” a title that definitely sounds cooler than “adjunct,” yet less accurate than “higher office jumping-off point.”
“I am honored to join the NYU School of Law, one of the great educational institutions in America, and I welcome the chance to contribute in such a thoughtful setting. I am thrilled for this opportunity to continue addressing the issues I so deeply care about—criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights, and corporate accountability, to name a few,” Bharara said.
Bharara’s decision puts him in line with Barbara McQuade, the former Eastern District of Michigan U.S. Attorney who landed at Michigan Law after finding herself out of a job.
It’s yet another great catch for NYU, continuing its long tradition of drawing in legal luminaries, and a tremendous coup for law students interested in criminal law. And it’s personally a great move for Columbia Law grad Bharara, who finally gets to associate his name with New York’s superior law school.
Preet Bharara to join NYU Law [NYU Law]
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