Monday, May 2, 2022
Troy McKenzie, a highly regarded bankruptcy and civil procedure scholar, was recently appointed as the new Dean of NYU School of Law. Dean McKenzie will be the second bankruptcy scholar to lead a top-5 law school (Douglas Baird at Chicago was the first). McKenzie is unusual among law school deans because of his undergraduate background in chemical engineering.
McKenzie has written about aggregate litigation in bankruptcy, the independence of bankruptcy judges, bankruptcy jurisdiction, mass torts in bankruptcy, forum shopping, and the governance of complex litigation.
McKenzie, who was born in Jamaica, will be the second Black dean of a top law school, after Chris Edley at Berkeley.
The full announcement from NYU is available here.