Long Branch, New Jersey
Long Branch is a beachside city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 30,719, reflecting a decline of 621 from the 31,340 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,682 from the 28,658 counted in the 1990 Census. Long Branch was formed on April 11, 1867, as the Long Branch Commission, from portions of Ocean Township. Long Branch was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, based on the results of a referendum, replacing the Long Branch Commission. Long Branch was a beach resort town in the late 18th century, named for its location along a branch of the South Shrewsbury River. In the 19th century, theatrical performers of the day gathered and performed there, it was visited by presidents Chester A. Arthur, James A. Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson. Seven Presidents Park, a park near the beach, is named in honor of their visits.
The Church of the Presidents, where all seven worshiped, is the only structure left in Long Branch associated with them. President Garfield was brought to Long Branch in the hope that the fresh air and quiet might aid his recovery after being shot on July 2, 1881, an incident that left the assassin's bullet lodged in his spine, he died here on September 19, 1881 two months before his 50th birthday. The Garfield Tea House, constructed from railroad ties, laid to carry Garfield's train, is in Elberon; the famous Long Branch Saloon of the American Old West, located in Dodge City, was given its name by its first owner, William Harris, who had moved west from Long Branch, New Jersey, his hometown. A resort town with a few hotels and large estates and many farms in the early 20th century, Long Branch grew in population. Italian and Jewish immigrants settled in during this period. During the 1930s, the city used government policies to enforce racial segregation against Blacks at local beaches, assigning all black applicants for beach passes to a single, segregated beach.
By the 1950s, Long Branch like many other towns had developed new residential spots and housing to make room for the growing population. Many of the former farms of Long Branch were transformed into residential suburbs. Many of the estates and a few old historic resorts still remain. In the early 20th century, Long Branch lost much of its activity as a theater spot. In addition, the opening of the Garden State Parkway in the mid-1950s allowed shore visitors to access points further south, which added to Long Branch's decline; the civil unrest of the 1960s caused riots in neighboring Asbury Park, many fled the shore cities for the suburban towns west of the beach. Decades the older, more dilapidated parts of the resort town were condemned and redeveloped, in part by using eminent domain legislation. Long Branch still continues to be a popular resort area. Many people from New York City travel or settle into the area to escape the crowded city and enjoy Long Branch's beaches; the area attracts some tourists from the Philadelphia area as well.
On October 29, 2012, Long Branch was one of many shore communities that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Although Sandy's winds were powerful, Long Branch's position between Long Beach Island and Sea Bright gave Long Branch a much larger wall of security because it could not be engulfed by surrounding waters. Despite this mainland advantage, there were still several instances of flooding in Long Branch during the storm. Many residents went without electricity for as long as two weeks; the boardwalk was destroyed. Long Branch takes its name from south branch of the Shrewsbury River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 6.283 square miles, including 5.274 square miles of land and 1.009 square miles of water. The city borders the Monmouth County communities of Deal, Monmouth Beach, Ocean Township and West Long Branch. There are several distinct neighborhoods and areas in the City of Long Branch, each with its own character. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the city include Branchport, East Long Branch, Hollywood, Kensington Park, North Long Branch, Pleasure Bay and West End.
Other areas include North End, Beachfront North and South and Uptown. As the city's redevelopment initiatives continue to expand, the lower Broadway area will become an Arts District. In years past, Long Branch was a major destination for beachgoers, along with Asbury Park, enjoyed an upscale connotation with tourists. Long Branch is home to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, named for the United States presidents who visited the fashionable resort town, including Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson and James Garfield. Long Branch's fame as the Nation's First Seaside Resort waned in the years following World War II; the defining moment marking the end of this era occurred on June 8, 1987 when the largest fire in the history of the city destroyed the landmark amusement pier and adjoining Haunted Mansion, "Kid's World" Amusement Park and other businesses. Broadway Center is a planned entertainment and commercial hub of Long Branch, as envisioned by the City Government and Thompson Design Group, w
Manhattan referred to locally as the City, is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City and its economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, historical birthplace. The borough is coextensive with New York County, one of the original counties of the U. S. state of New York. The borough consists of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson and Harlem rivers. S. mainland, physically connected to the Bronx and separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem River. Manhattan Island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: Lower and Upper Manhattan. Manhattan has been described as the cultural, financial and entertainment capital of the world, the borough hosts the United Nations Headquarters. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, Manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization: the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
Many multinational media conglomerates are based in Manhattan, the borough has been the setting for numerous books and television shows. Manhattan real estate has since become among the most expensive in the world, with the value of Manhattan Island, including real estate, estimated to exceed US$3 trillion in 2013. Manhattan traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan. Manhattan is documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders, which equals $1038 in current terms; the territory and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York, based in present-day Manhattan, served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790; the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a world symbol of the United States and its ideals of liberty and peace.
Manhattan became a borough during the consolidation of New York City in 1898. New York County is the United States' second-smallest county by land area, is the most densely populated U. S. county. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 1,664,727 living in a land area of 22.83 square miles, or 72,918 residents per square mile, higher than the density of any individual U. S. city. On business days, the influx of commuters increases this number to over 3.9 million, or more than 170,000 people per square mile. Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York City's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, is the smallest borough in terms of land area. Manhattan Island is informally divided into three areas, each aligned with its long axis: Lower and Upper Manhattan. Many districts and landmarks in Manhattan are well known, as New York City received a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017, Manhattan hosts three of the world's 10 most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Grand Central Terminal.
The borough hosts many prominent bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, part of the Stonewall National Monument, is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement; the City of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan, the borough houses New York City Hall, the seat of the city's government. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Manhattan, including Columbia University, New York University, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the world; the name Manhattan derives from the Munsee dialect of the Lenape language'manaháhtaan'. The Lenape word has been translated as "the place where we get bows" or "place for gathering the bows". According to a Munsee tradition recorded in the 19th century, the island was named so for a grove of hickory trees at the lower end, considered ideal for the making of bows.
It was first recorded in writing as Manna-hata, in the 1609 logbook of Robert Juet, an officer on Henry Hudson's yacht Halve Maen. A 1610 map depicts the name as Manna-hata, twice, on both the west and east sides of the Mauritius River. Alternative folk etymologies include "island of many hills", "the island where we all became intoxicated" and "island", as well as a phrase descriptive of the whirlpool at Hell Gate; the area, now Manhattan was long inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. In 1524, Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano – sailing in service of King Francis I of France – became the first documented European to visit the area that would become New York City, he entered the tidal strait now known as The Narrows and named the land around Upper New York
University of Toledo College of Law
The University of Toledo College of Law is the law school at the University of Toledo, is located on the University's main campus in a residential neighborhood in western Toledo, Ohio. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools; the College of Law offers a full-time program leading to a Juris Doctor degree. It offers Certificates of Concentration, permitting a student to focus on a particular field of interest such as Criminal, Environmental, or International Law. According to the College of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 48.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners. The College of Law was established in 1906; the school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1939 and joined the Association of American Law Schools in 1941. First year students are required to take classes on civil procedure, constitutional law, criminal law, property and legal research and appellate advocacy.
The school offers more than 90 classes beyond the first-year curriculum and students can earn certificates in six concentrations: criminal law, environmental law, intellectual property law, health law, or labor and employment law. Students can attend the College of Law on a part-time basis; as of Fall 2013, the school had 45 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 11.71 to 1. University of Toledo College of Law students may participate in clinics focused on civil advocacy, criminal law practice, dispute resolution, domestic violence and juvenile issue, public service externships. University of Toledo College of Law enrolled 362 J. D. students for the 2013-2014 academic year, 78.5% of whom were enrolled full-time. 9.1% of the J. D. students were minorities and 39% were female. College of Law students may participate in 28 extra-curricular groups; the median LSAT score for incoming students in 2013 was 152 and the median undergraduate GPA was 3.34. According to University of Toledo College of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 48.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners.
The school ranked 135th out of 201 ABA-approved law schools in terms of the percentage of 2013 graduates with non-school-funded, full-time, long-term, bar passage required jobs nine months after graduation. University of Toledo School of Law's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 28%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation. 82.2% of the Class of 2013 was employed in some capacity while 2.5% were pursuing graduate degrees and 11% were unemployed nine months graduation. The top three employment destinations for 2013 University of Toledo School of Law graduates were Ohio and California; the total cost of full-time attendance at University of Toledo College of Law for the 2013-2014 academic year was $37,898 for Ohio residents living on campus and $49,447 for non-residents living on-campus. The schools's tuition and fees for Ohio residents on average increased by 3.78% annually over the past five years.
The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $157,733. The average indebtedness of the 88% of 2013 College of Law graduates who took out loans was $99,889. University of Toledo College of Law ranked in U. S. News & World Report's 2014 law school ranking; the school ranked 55th in U. S. News & World Report's ranking of part-time law programs. Jack Zouhary, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Nicholas Joseph Walinski, Jr. Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Richard B. McQuade Jr. Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Joseph James Farnan, Jr. Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Tyrone Yates, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 33rd District. Bob Latta, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives for the 5th Congressional district Judith Lanzinger, Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Betty Montgomery, Former Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Auditor Anthony P. Capozzi, Former President of the State Bar of California Matt Szollosi, Assistant Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives Andrew Douglas, Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Bill Cunningham and television talk show host and conservative commentator Alan G. Lance, Sr. Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims University of Toledo College of Law
Isaac Vail Brokaw
Isaac Vail Brokaw was a pioneer New York City clothing merchant who headed Brokaw Brothers. He was born in November 1835 in Plainfield, New Jersey to Simeon Brokaw and Prudence Vail, his siblings included William Vail Brokaw. His paternal grandparents were Isaac Brokaw, who fought in the American Revolution, Maria Brokaw, his mother's side of the family were the Vail Quakers of New Jersey. He was descended from Bourgeon Broucard, a French Huguenot who settled on Long Island in 1675 and founded the first French Protestant church in New York. Brokaw went into business with the cloth importing firm of Wilson G. Co.. In 1856, Brokaw organized a clothing firm with his brother; the business sold: "children's outfits in every style. Each season finds them changing their make and style to suite the various wants of the time, nothing which the most fashionable custom houses in the City produce is wanting to the stock of Brokaw Brothers." Brokaw was a Republican in politics. He was a member of the Huguenot Society.
After Brokaw's death in 1913, his son Howard became head of the clothing firm. In 1887, Brokaw hired Stone to build a mansion for him at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street; the grand and imposing mansion was completed in 1891. In 1905, Brokaw built twin Gothic style adjoining houses at 984 and 985 5th Avenue, designed by Charles Frederic Rose, for Howard and Irving. Henry Mandel attempted to purchase the homes in 1940; the land where the properties were was bought by Bernard Spitzer in 1968. In 1911, Brokaw built 7 East 79th Street for his daughter, designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle. After his death, his wife and youngest son, lived in the mansion. After his wedding in 1923 to Clare Boothe, they lived in the house together. After his mother's death in 1926, George filed a lawsuit requesting permission to tear down the mansion and erect an apartment house, he asked that his brothers and Howard, who opposed the demolition plans, be prevented from interfering with the new building. George won his suit and in November of the same year and filed plans for the construction of a 13‐story building.
The Supreme Court, reversed its decision on appeal and the plans were dropped. Again in 1928, George sued for permission to tear down the mansion, but lost on grounds that his father's will would be violated. After George's death in 1935, his daughter inherited half of the house. After the daughter's death in an automobile accident, George's ex-wife, sold her share to her husband, Henry Luce. After being designated a landmark but the City of New York, Brokaw's home was torn down in 1964. Following the death of his eldest son, Frederick, in 1891, Brokaw paid for The Brokaw Memorial at Princeton University, in memory of his son's tragic death; the $42,000 gift, made in 1892, was for a memorial athletic grounds. The building was completed and in use by 1896. In 1893, he donated $50,000 to the Madison Avenue Reformed Church, on the corner of Madison Avenue and Fifty-Seventh Street, so they could build a missionary building. Abbott Eliot Kittredge pastor of the Church, was in charge of raising funds to purchase land where the missionary could be built upon.
On November 14, 1860, he married Elvira Tuttle Gould, the daughter of Joseph Paxton Gould and Eloise Elvira Tuttle, in Newark, New Jersey. Her brother was George Tuttle Gould. Together, they were the parents of: Frederick Brokaw, a student at Princeton who drowned while trying save a girl. Grace Brokaw, who died young. Isaac Irving Brokaw, a noted skater, married to Lucile Nave. Elvira Brokaw, who married Carl Aage Vilhelm Frederick von Fischer-Hansen, a Danish nobleman, in 1896, they divorced in 1911, in 1914, she married William McNair an attorney. Howard Crosby Brokaw, who married Edna Goadby Loew in 1903, they had three daughters. Ernest Brokaw, who died young. George Tuttle Brokaw, who married Clare Boothe, in 1923, they divorced in 1929. In 1931, he married Frances Ford Seymour, he died in Elberon, New Jersey on September 29, 1913. The Brokaw estate, left in a Trust, was valued at $12,318,569 after his death; the entire estate was left to his living children. Through his son Irving, he was the grandfather of Lucile Nave Brokaw, who married James Duane Pell Bishop, in 1936, Barbara Lucile Brokaw, who married Leonard Jarvis Cushing, Louise Elvira "Mimi" Brokaw, who married Richard Derby Tucker.
Through his daughter Elvira, he was the grandfather of Elvira McNair, married to Reginald Lovett Hutchinson in 1922. They divorced in 1925, she married William Samuel Fairchild, son of Samuel W. Fairchild. After Fairchild's death in 1940, she married Vicomte Jacques de Sibour, the nephew of Jules Henri de Sibour, in 1949. De Sibour had been married to Violette Selfridge, daughter of Harry Gordon Selfridge, with whom he had a son, Jacques de Sibour, Jr. before their divorce in 1949. Through his son George, he was the grandfather of Ann Clare Brokaw, killed in an automobile accident while a senior at Stanford University, Frances de Villers "Pan" Brokaw, a half-sister of Jane a
Leland Stanford Junior University is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, proximity to Silicon Valley, ranking as one of the world's top universities; the university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr. who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a U. S. Senator and former Governor of California who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon; the school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford University struggled financially after the death of Leland Stanford in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would be known as Silicon Valley; the university is one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.
The university is organized around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine and Business. Stanford's undergraduate program is the most selective in the United States by acceptance rate. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference, it has gained the most for a university. Stanford athletes have won 512 individual championships, Stanford has won the NACDA Directors' Cup for 24 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995. In addition, Stanford students and alumni have won 270 Olympic medals including 139 gold medals; as of October 2018, 83 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, faculty or staff. In addition, Stanford University is noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups.
Stanford alumni have founded a large number of companies, which combined produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and have created 5.4 million jobs as of 2011 equivalent to the 10th largest economy in the world. Stanford is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires and 17 astronauts, is one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress. Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, dedicated to Leland Stanford Jr, their only child; the institution opened in 1891 on Stanford's previous Palo Alto farm. Despite being impacted by earthquakes in both 1906 and 1989, the campus was rebuilt each time. In 1919, The Hoover Institution on War and Peace was started by Herbert Hoover to preserve artifacts related to World War I; the Stanford Medical Center, completed in 1959, is a teaching hospital with over 800 beds. The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, established in 1962, performs research in particle physics. Jane and Leland Stanford modeled their university after the great eastern universities, most Cornell University and Harvard University.
Stanford opened being called the "Cornell of the West" in 1891 due to faculty being former Cornell affiliates including its first president, David Starr Jordan. Both Cornell and Stanford were among the first to have higher education be accessible and open to women as well as to men. Cornell is credited as one of the first American universities to adopt this radical departure from traditional education, Stanford became an early adopter as well. Most of Stanford University is on one of the largest in the United States, it is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, in the northwest part of the Santa Clara Valley 37 miles southeast of San Francisco and 20 miles northwest of San Jose. In 2008, 60% of this land remained undeveloped. Stanford's main campus includes a census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land is within the city limits of Palo Alto; the campus includes much land in unincorporated San Mateo County, as well as in the city limits of Menlo Park and Portola Valley.
The academic central campus is adjacent to Palo Alto, bounded by El Camino Real, Stanford Avenue, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Sand Hill Road. The United States Postal Service has assigned it two ZIP Codes: 94305 for campus mail and 94309 for P. O. box mail. It lies within area code 650. Stanford operates or intends to operate in various locations outside of its central campus. On the founding grant: Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve is a 1,200-acre natural reserve south of the central campus owned by the university and used by wildlife biologists for research. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a facility west of the central campus operated by the university for the Department of Energy, it contains the longest linear particle accelerator in the world, 2 miles on 426 acres of land. Golf course and a seasonal lake: The university has its own golf course and a seasonal lake, both home to the vulnerable California tiger salamander; as of 2012 Lake Laguni
Elberon, New Jersey
Elberon is an unincorporated community, part of Long Branch in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 07740; as of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07740 was 31,038. Elberon derives its name from the name of one of L. B. Brown; the Elberon station offers NJ Transit train service along the North Jersey Coast Line. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978; the original station burned down and was removed from the Register in 1990. Elberon was a beach resort community in the late 18th century. In the 19th century it was a "Hollywood" of the east, where some of the greatest theatrical and other performers of the day gathered and performed, it was visited by presidents Chester A. Arthur, James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson. Seven Presidents Park, a park near the beach, is named in honor of their visits.
The Church of the Presidents, where all seven worshiped, is the only structure left in Long Branch associated with them. The church was built in 1879, designed by New York architects William Appleton Potter and Robert Henderson Robertson. President James A. Garfield was brought to Long Branch in the hope that the fresh air and quiet in Elberon might aid his recovery after being shot on July 2, 1881, an incident that left the assassin's bullet encysted behind the pancreas, he died here on September 19, 1881 two months before his 50th birthday. The Garfield Tea House, built from railroad ties that carried Garfield's train, is in Elberon. People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise associated with Elberon include: George Tuttle Brokaw, American lawyer and sportsman. Mel Ferrer, actor
New York Law School
New York Law School is a private law school in New York City. NYLS has a full-time day program, a part-time evening program, a two-year accelerated J. D. honors program. New York Law School's faculty includes 54 full-time and 59 adjunct professors. Notable faculty members include Edward A. Purcell Jr. an authority on the history of the United States Supreme Court, Nadine Strossen, constitutional law expert and president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008. Prominent NYLS alumni include Maurice R. Greenberg, former Chairman and CEO of American International Group Inc. and current Chairman and CEO of C. V. Starr and Co. Inc.. Other past graduates include United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan II and Wallace Stevens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. According to ABA-required disclosures, 88.2% of the NYLS class of 2015 had obtained employment 10 months after graduation, 69% of the 2015 class had obtained long-term, full-time JD-required or JD-Advantage employment.
During the winter of 1890, a dispute arose at Columbia Law School over an attempt to introduce the Case Method of study. The Case Method had been pioneered at Harvard Law School by Christopher Columbus Langdell; the dean and founder of Columbia Law School, Theodore Dwight, opposed this method, preferring the traditional method of having students read treatises rather than court decisions. Because of this disagreement, Dwight and a number of other faculty and students of Columbia Law School left and founded their own law school in Lower Manhattan the following year. On June 11, 1891, New York Law School was chartered by the State of New York, the school began operation shortly thereafter. By this time, Theodore Dwight was in poor health, was not able to be involved with the law school, so the position of dean went to one of the other professors from Columbia Law School, George Chase. New York Law School held its first classes on October 1, 1891, in the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway, in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.
In 1892, after only a year in operation, it was the second-largest law school in the United States. Steady increases in enrollment caused the law school to acquire new facilities in 1899, at 35 Nassau Street, only blocks away from the law school's previous location. Continuous growth led the law school to acquire a building of its own in 1908, at 172 Fulton Street, in the Financial District. New York Law School would remain at this site until 1918, when it closed for World War I; when New York Law School reopened in 1919, it was located in another building at 215 West 23rd Street, in Midtown. However, George Chase contracted an illness that resulted in him running New York Law School for the last three years of his life from his bed. New York Law School continued without Chase, seeing its enrollment peak in the mid-1920s, but it saw a steady decline after that. At the onset of the Great Depression, the law school began seeing a serious decline in enrollment, which forced the law school to accept a much lower quality of students than they had accepted.
With much fewer and poorer performing students, the law school moved to smaller facilities at 253 Broadway, just opposite City Hall. In 1936, the law school moved to another location at 63 Park Row, on the opposite side of City Hall Park. However, as enrollment was still declining, both because of the Great Depression and because of the military draft started in 1940, the school closed in 1941; the remaining students that were still enrolled finished their studies at St. John's University School of Law, in Brooklyn. After reopening in 1947, the law school started a new program, influenced by a committee of alumni headed by New York State Supreme Court Justice Albert Cohn; the law school resumed operations in a building at 244 William Street. In 1954, New York Law School was accredited by the American Bar Association, in 1962, moved to facilities at 57 Worth Street, in Tribeca. In 1973, E. Donald Shapiro became the dean of the law school, reformed the curriculum, expanding it to include many more classes to train students for more than passing the Bar Examination.
These reforms, combined with the addition of new Joint Degree Programs with City College of New York in 1975 and Manhattanville College in 1978, helped the law school to recruit new students. Dean Shapiro's reform of the curriculum was behind New York Law School gaining membership to the Association of American Law Schools in 1974; that year, the New York State Department of Education changed its view of the law school, which in 1973 it had criticized in a report as the worst school in the state, proclaiming that the law school had started to undergo a "renaissance."The buildings of the law school underwent renovation during the leadership of Dean James F. Simon, from 1983 to 1992. Under Simon's successor, Dean Harry H. Wellington, who served in that position until 2000, the curriculum was revised to put greater emphasis on the practical skills of a professional attorney. In late June 2006, under the leadership of Dean Richard A. Matasar, New York Law School sold its Bernard H. Mendik building at 240 Church Street.
This sale enabled the school to move forward with the sale of $135 million in insured bonds, which were issued through the New York City Industrial Development Agency. The school's securities were given an A3 credit rating by Moody's and an A-minus rating by S&P, both reflective of the school's stable market position and solid financial condition; the proceeds