Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise
B.A., Queens College
J.D., Yale Law School
Media Seeks Out Professor Anita Bernstein on Stop-and-Frisk Controversy
Experts and political candidates are still trying to sort out the implications of a federal appellate court ruling in the landmark stop-and-frisk case, Floyd v. New York, which asserted that stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities. Professor Anita Bernstein, a nationally recognized expert on professional responsibility, was quoted in a Newsday article entitled “New Stop-Frisk Judge,” which reported on the removal of Judge Scheindlin from the case and the appointment of Judge Torres, who was once a state judge in criminal court.
Professor Bernstein Featured as Guest Blogger on TortsProf Blog
Professor Anita Bernstein was featured as a guest blogger on the TortsProf Blog, which provides an ongoing conversation among torts professors from law schools around the country. In her post, Professor Bernstein discussed how instructors can include professional responsibility and legal ethics in torts courses without these issues monopolizing classroom time. Among other points, she suggests explaining contingent fees, conflicts of interest, solicitation, and witness coaching to students during lessons on relevant topics.
Professor Anita Bernstein Warns Students About Practice Perils
Law students will be better prepared for practice if they are fully aware of the perils, says Professor Anita Bernstein in the American Bar Association Journal. Her working paper, "Pitfalls Ahead: A Manifesto for the Training of Lawyers," presents potential problems--why lawyers lose their licenses and when to fight with a judge, among others--to equip students with a full picture of their future careers.