Dr. John Sexton, the 15th President of New York University, has been serving as the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law and NYU Law School’s dean for 14 years. He joined the Law School’s faculty in 1981, was named the School’s dean in 1988, and was inaugurated in his current occupation as NYU’s president in September 26, 2002.

John Sexton is also the chairperson of the New York Academy of Sciences, chairperson of the Independent Colleges and Universities of New York, and vice chair of the American Council on Education. John Sexton also authored “Redefining the Supreme Court’s Role: A Theory of Managing the Federal Court System” and the nation’s leading casebook on Civil Procedure in addition to several other books, numerous chapters, articles, and Supreme Court briefs.

John Sexton earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1963 at Fordham College. In 1965, he finished his master’s degree in Comparative Religion, his Ph.D. in History of American Religion in 1978 at Fordham University and then received his J.D. as magna cum laude from Harvard Law School the following year.

John Sexton became part of the NYU Law School’s faculty in 1981, was named the School’s dean in 1988, and became the University’s president in 2001.

John Sexton wrote “Redefining the Supreme Court’s Role: A Theory of Managing the Federal Court System” and the nation’s leading casebook on Civil Procedure.

John Sexton, NYU’s President, is well-recognized through several educational achievements.