Biography

Cynthia Godsoe

Assistant Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Areas of Expertise
Family Law
Professional Ethics
Public Interest Law
Juvenile Justice
Education
A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Harvard Law School

Cynthia Godsoe teaches courses in family law, criminal law, children and the law, professional responsibility and public interst lawyering. Her scholarship centers on family law, juvenile justice, and ethics, and she has presented widely on these issues. Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, Professor Godsoe represented children and youth in impact litigation and individual cases in juvenile justice, education and child protection matters as an attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division and Advocates for Children, among others. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Edward Korman in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and was a Skadden Public Interest Fellow. She was chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee of the New York City Bar from 2008-2011 and participates in pro bono work on a variety of children's rights issues.