Cedric Merlin Powell ’87 details why service and scholarship are central to his teaching philosophy

’68 to discuss a casebook Gillers had written on the topic.

“NYU has been very supportive always,” says Powell, noting that when he decided to pursue teaching, he looked to NYU president emeritus and NYU Law dean emeritus for advice. Sexton had been Powell’s professor in a civil procedure course. “Even today, if I am trying to think something out, or trying to move forward in my career, or just need some advice, I know I could reach out and the community would be helpful,” Powell says.

Posted March 26, 2021