September 11, 2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of “9/11,” the horrific terrorist attacks on America that took nearly 3,000 lives.


New York Law School sits just blocks away from what became known as Ground Zero, the site of the former World Trade Center’s “Twin Towers,” which collapsed after being struck by two hijacked jetliners.


In the weeks immediately following the attack, NYLS students, staff, and faculty—eyewitnesses all—were asked to put their thoughts about what they had experienced that day on paper. These essays and reflections were compiled and published as Eight Blocks Away: Memoirs of September 11, 2001.


Submissions from 2011


Eight Blocks Away: Memoirs of September 11, 2001, New York Law School