John E. Sexton
John Edward Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University
John Edward Sexton is the President Emeritus of New York University, as well as the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law and NYU Law School’s Dean Emeritus. President Sexton is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of both the Association of American University Presidents and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Boards of the New York State Commission on Higher Education, the American Council on Education, the Institute of International Education and the Association for a Better New York. While Dean of the Law School he was President of the Association of American Law Schools. President Sexton has received a B.A. in History from Fordham College, an M.A. in Comparative Religion and a Ph.D. in History of American Religion from Fordham University, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before coming to NYU, President Sexton served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States Supreme Court, and to Judges David Bazelon and Harold Leventhal of the United States Court of Appeals.