Courses

Anita Bernstein

Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7934 |  Email
Areas of Expertise
Torts
Legal Profession
Feminist Jurisprudence
Family Law
Products Liability
Education
B.A., Queens College
J.D., Yale Law School

Family Law

This course explores the relationship between the family and the state. Specific topics will be selected by the instructor from among the following: premarital regulation, antenuptial agreements, marriage, nontraditional families, parent-child relationships, adoption, termination of parental rights, divorce, property distribution, support, custody, and separation agreements.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

Legal Profession

This three-credit course analyzes law and ethics governing the legal profession; it also examines the history, goals, and structure of the profession and the professional responsibility of judges. A detailed study of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct is undertaken. Taking the course satisfies the law school's professional responsibility requirement.

Students who have earned credit for Professional Responsibility cannot take this course.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Professional Responsibility

This course analyzes the duties and responsibilities of the legal profession, including its history, goals and structure. A detailed analysis and discussion of the Code of Professional Responsibility are undertaken.

Students who have earned credit for The Legal Profession cannot take this course.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Torts

This course is an introduction to the principles governing civil liability for intentional and unintentional injuries to people and property. Specific topics covered may include negligence and personal injury law; strict liability; an introduction to product liability; remedies; and alternatives to the tort system.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.