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  • 12.19.12 Community Development Clinic Puts Gowanus Development Under Legal Scrutiny
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss’ Community Development Clinic routinely represents the voices and concerns of community organizations hoping to shape the future of the distinct neighborhoods of Brooklyn.  read more

  • 12.06.12 Brooklyn Law School and the David Berg Foundation Create Law and Aging Fellowship
    Mayla Levin

    Brooklyn Law School and the David Berg Center for Law and Aging have created a new joint postgraduate fellowship opportunity.  read more

  • 12.04.12 ABA President Jim Silkenat Discusses Networking Value of Bar Association Memberships
    ABA President

    On November 12, American Bar Association President-Elect Jim Silkenat joined Adjunct Professor Diana Sen, immediate past President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, to speak about the networking value of bar association membership.  read more

  • 12.04.12 Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation Hosts "The Promise and Perils of Shareholder Appraisal in Delaware"
    Laster

    On November 28, Brooklyn Law School’s Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation sponsored an event titled "The Promise and Perils of Shareholder Appraisal in Delaware."  read more

  • 11.30.12 Adjunct Professor Barry Kamins Awarded the Cyrus R. Vance Tribute
    Barry Kamins

    On November 29, the Fund for the Modern Court recognized Adjunct Professor Barry Kamins with the 10th annual Cyrus R. Vance Tribute.   read more

  • 11.30.12 Brooklyn Law School Announces New Dual Degree Program with Pratt Institute
    Dual Degree

    Brooklyn Law School, in connection with Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS), is pleased to offer a new dual degree program, Law Librarianship and Information Law, in which students will earn a MSLIS (Master of Science in Librarianship and Information Science) with an LL.M. in Information Law and Society.  read more

  • 11.26.12 Sparer Program Hosts Panel Advocating for Youth Caught in the School to Prison Pipeline
    School to Prison Panel

    On November 14, the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellowship Program hosted a panel of legal and policy advocates working to address the School to Prison Pipeline.  read more

  • 11.21.12 Media & Society Lecture Explores Campaign 2012: Who is Setting the Agenda?
    Media & Society

    On October 19, students and faculty packed into the Moot Court Room for the 14th Media & Society Lecture.   read more

  • 11.21.12 Brooklyn Law School Announces Pro Bono Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic
    Sandy Relief Clinic

    Brooklyn Law School, in partnership with the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, has formed the Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic.  read more

  • 11.07.12 Career Center Hosts Variety of Exciting Employment Events
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    This fall, the Career Center organized a variety of diverse and exciting programs for students to help them learn more about their career options.  read more

  • 11.01.12 Tax Law Association Hosts Panel on Careers in Tax and Accounting at the Big Four Accounting Firms
    Tax Law Panel

    This fall, Brooklyn Law School’s Tax Law Association hosted a panel with attorneys from the “Big Four” accounting firms: Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Deloitte, and KPMG.  read more

  • 10.28.12 Storm Update: Law School Reopened for Thursday, November 1
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    Updated 10-30 6:10 pm

    On Wednesday, October 31 all Brooklyn Law School day and evening classes are cancelled and the Law School will be closed. The Law School will reopen on Thursday, November 1 and it will follow its normal Thursday and Friday schedule of classes. Make up classes will not begin until next week. More detailed information will follow.

    Follow us on twitter for further updates @blsit.  read more

  • 10.25.12 An Inside Look at Life on the Bench from Judge Frederic Block
    Disrobed

    On September 14, 1994, Frederic Block, then a lawyer in private practice in Suffolk County, was in a Mazda dealership trying to lease a car.   read more

  • 10.17.12 Safe Harbor Project Secures Asylum for Clients from West Africa and South America
    safe harbor project

    Asylum cases often take longer to resolve than anticipated and Safe Harbor students and graduates remain committed to seeking asylum for their clients no matter the length of time it takes.   read more

  • 10.04.12 Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law & Policy Most Cited by Courts in the Category of Public Policy, Politics and Law
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    Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law & Policy is the policy-related law journal most cited by courts in the last eight years, according to a recent ranking conducted by Washington and Lee University School of Law.  read more

  • 09.17.12 Brooklyn Law School Hosts Legal Hackers Meetup
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    Brooklyn Law School hosted the second Legal Hackers Meetup, a forum for members of the legal and tech communities to discuss mobile privacy.   read more

  • 08.29.12 Brooklyn Law School Appoints Three New Trade Secrets Fellows
    TSI fellows 2012

    Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering new intellectual property initiative, appointed Jeremy Apple ’13, Robert Levine ’13, and Stephen Popernik ’13 to serve as TSI Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year.  read more

  • 08.23.12 Brooklyn Law School Welcomes Incoming Class at Annual Convocation Ceremony
    Convocation 2012

    On Sunday, August 12, Brooklyn Law School welcomed the entering class of 2012 at its annual Convocation Ceremony.  read more

  • 08.17.12 Brooklyn Law School Launches New Pro Bono & Volunteer Opportunity Initiatives
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce five new pro bono projects and volunteer opportunities through which students can become involved with community organizations and residents.  read more

  • 08.16.12 The Exoneration Initiative, Sponsor of the BLS/EXI Innocence Clinic, Wins Federal Grant
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    The Exoneration Initiative (EXI) partners with Brooklyn Law School to offer the BLS/EXI Innocence Clinic which provides legal assistance to New York state inmates who assert innocence on non-DNA grounds.  read more

  • 08.16.12 Recent Safe Harbor Victories
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    Many of the 2011-2012 clinic cases took longer than anticipated. Despite this, BLS clinic students remained committed and involved with their cases throughout. Happily, two recent cases resulted in a grant of asylum.   read more

  • 08.09.12 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Profiles BLIP Clinic’s New Program CREATE
    Jonathan Askin

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiled Professor Jonathan Askin and the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic and their new initiative, Creative Rights Empowerment Achieved Through Education (CREATE), designed to develop curriculum to teach high school students about copyright law, specifically issues surrounding fair use.  read more

  • 07.16.12 Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt Appointed to New NYC Bar Task Force to Study Legal Market
    Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt

    Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt, Brooklyn Law School’s Director of Career Services, is among the elite group of legal industry leaders chosen as part of the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on “New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.”   read more

  • 07.03.12 BLIP Clinic Assists High School Students with Legal Art Education
    BLIP

    The innovative Brooklyn Law School Incubator & Policy (BLIP) clinic, which provides legal support to technology start-ups, has developed a groundbreaking curriculum called CREATE (Creative Rights Empowerment Through Education).   read more

  • 06.26.12 Chief Judge Lippman Offers Keynote Remarks at Annual Public Service Award Ceremony
    Public Service Awards

    On April 3, 2012, students, faculty, and alumni gathered in Feil Hall to congratulate public service awardees and welcome the evening’s keynote speaker, the Honorable Judge Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at the annual Public Service Awards Ceremony and BLSPI Alumni Dinner.  read more

  • 06.22.12 Brooklyn Law School’s 111th Commencement
    Commencement

    On June 1, Brooklyn Law School held its 111th commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.   read more

  • 05.22.12 BLS-ACLU Hosts Lee Rowland to Discuss Voting Rights in an Election Year
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    In March, the BLS-ACLU hosted Lee Rowland, counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, to discuss current issues concerning election law and careers that focus on voting rights.  read more

  • 05.18.12 Trade Secrets Institute Symposium Addresses Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets Law
    TSI Symposium

    On April 4, Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) held its inaugural symposium, entitled “Private Data/Public Good: Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets Law.”   read more

  • 05.16.12 IBL Roundtable Luncheon Hosts Jeremy Baskin of the Office of International Trade
    Jeremy Baskin

    In March, the Dennis J. Block Center for International Business Law (IBL) and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association hosted an IBL Roundtable Luncheon at Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 05.08.12 The Sparer Fellowship Program Addresses Issues in Employment Law for Transgender Employees
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    On March 21, students, faculty and alumni of the Law School joined members of the Sparer Fellowship Program for a luncheon and panel discussion on employment law issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, particularly for transgender workers.  read more

  • 05.08.12 The National Lawyers Guild Honors Members of the Brooklyn Law School Community
    Emily Goodman

    Two members of the Brooklyn Law School community will be honored at the June National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Spring Fling, an event to celebrate the Guild’s continuing commitment to the movement for social change.  read more

  • 05.08.12 Sparer Public Interest Law Forum Addresses Representing the Poor in a Recession
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    This year’s Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Forum, held on March 15, explored the causes of poverty and the impact of the recession on low-income individuals and families.   read more

  • 05.03.12 New York City Council Awards the Safe Harbor Clinic for its Work on Behalf of Immigrants
    Safe Harbor

    As part of New York City’s 9th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week, the New York City Council awarded Proclamations to six Law School clinics for their "outstanding service" to the immigrant community.  read more

  • 04.27.12 Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and Journal of Law and Policy Address Issues Related to Child Protection Law
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    On April 13, the Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy and the Journal of Law and Policy cosponsored a symposium, “Reforming Child Protection Law: A Public Health Approach” to discuss strategies to improve child protection laws.  read more

  • 04.25.12 OUTLaws Hosts Inaugural Alumni Dinner and Awards Banquet
    Outlaws Dinner

    On March 22, Brooklyn Law School’s student group OUTLaws, hosted its first alumni dinner and awards banquet celebrating the historic passage of New York State’s Marriage Equality Act.  read more

  • 04.17.12 The Peggy Browning Fund Honors Vincent Pitta ’78 and Awards Three Fellowships to BLS Students
    Vincent Pitta

    Four members of the Brooklyn Law School community were recently recognized by the Peggy Browning Fund.  read more

  • 04.17.12 BLIP’s Legal Hackathon: An Experiment in Collaborative Work and Thought
    BLIP

    On April 15, nearly 300 law students, faculty, lawyers, technologists, and entrepreneurs attended the day-long inaugural Legal Hackathon at Brooklyn Law School.  read more

  • 04.13.12 Professor Jonathan Askin and BLIP Profiled in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin recently spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the shift of New York's tech industry, nicknamed “Silicon Alley,” from downtown Manhattan to Brooklyn.  read more

  • 04.09.12 Brooklyn Law Review Author Spotlight: Professor Corn Focuses on the Law of War
    Geoffrey Corn

    The Brooklyn Law Review recently hosted its third-annual Author Spotlight speaker event, designed to introduce students to the authors who publish pieces in the scholarly journal.  read more

  • 04.04.12 Sixth Annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee Raises Record Amount for Scholarship
    Spelling Bee

    The BLS community gathered in the Subotnick Center for the sixth annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee.  read more

  • 04.01.12 Marty D. Singer ’77 Delivers the Media & Society Lecture
    Marty Singer

    Last March, Martin D. Singer ’77 delivered the 13th Media & Society Lecture.  read more

  • 04.01.12 Endowed Scholars Reception Unites Scholars with Generous Donors
    Endowed Scholars Reception

    In March, Brooklyn Law School hosted its 31st annual Endowed Scholars Celebration.  read more

  • 03.28.12 Brooklyn Law School Appoints Nicholas W. Allard as New Dean
    Nicholas Allard

    Stuart Subotnick, Brooklyn Law School’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, today announced the appointment of Nicholas W. Allard as the eighth Dean of Brooklyn Law School, effective July 1, 2012.  read more

  • 03.21.12 Brooklyn Law School Receives Two $1 Million Gifts from Prominent Graduates
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    Brooklyn Law School has received two $1 million gifts, one from the Charitable Lead Annuity Trust of Louis Feil, father of Jeffrey J. Feil, Class of 1973, and one from Dennis J. Block, Class of 1967. Both gifts are directed to help students defray the cost of their legal education.  read more

  • 03.14.12 22nd Annual BLSPI Auction Sets New Bar for Success
    BLSPI Auction

    On Thursday, March 1, Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) held its twenty-second annual auction fundraiser.  read more

  • 03.05.12 BLS-ACLU and OUTLaws Present Panel Discussion on Windsor v. United States and Its Impact on the Defense of Marriage Act
    professor tebbe

    The Brooklyn Law School student chapter of the ACLU and OUTLaws cohosted a panel discussing Windsor v. United States and other challenges against the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  read more

  • 03.01.12 David G. Trager Symposium Addresses Post-Zoning, Alternative Forms of Land Use Controls

    In February, the Law School held the David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium to address emerging issues in land use controls.  read more

  • 02.29.12 American Constitution Society Hosts “The Future of Class Action Litigation after Wal-Mart v. Dukes”
    Robin Effron

    American Constitution Society Hosts “The Future of Class Action Litigation after Wal-Mart v. Dukes.”  read more

  • 02.24.12 National Jurist Ranks Brooklyn Law School Among Top Schools for Public Service in the Areas of Government and Prosecutors/Public Defenders
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    The January 2012 issue of the National Jurist ranked Brooklyn Law School among 20 of the best schools in preparing students for public service careers in the areas of government and prosecutors/public defenders.  read more

  • 02.14.12 Professors Hold Town Hall Meeting to Educate Students about SOPA: The Stop Online Piracy Act
    Panel

    Brooklyn Law School IP professors Derek Bambauer, Jane Yakowitz, Jason Mazzone, Samuel Murumba, Irina Manta, and Jonathan Askin held a Town Hall Meeting to address the issues surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), and encourage students to get involved in the legal process.  read more

  • 02.06.12 Professor Jonathan Askin and BLIP Clinic Profiled in Forbes
    Jonathan Askin

    The Brooklyn Legal Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic and its founder, Professor Jonathan Askin, were profiled by Forbes about the important relationship between young lawyers and the Internet start-up community.  read more

  • 02.03.12 BLIP and Its Clients are Hot for Brooklyn
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin was recently featured in "Made in Brooklyn," a vimeo created by Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, which supports tech startups and other companies in Brooklyn, and has a strong working relationship with the BLIP Clinic.  read more

  • 02.02.12 BLS Hosts an Intellectually Engaging Schedule of Spring 2012 Academic Events
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    The Law School is pleased to announce its spring 2012 roster of academic events. They include intriguing and intellectually engaging symposia, lectures and programs that feature distinguished scholars, practitioners, judges, government officials, and other experts, who come together to explore the most pressing legal and public policy issues of the day.  read more

  • 01.19.12 Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society Hosts Panel Discussion on the Role of Law in Fashion, Sports, Film and Television, and Music
    BESLS Panel

    The Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society (BESLS) recently held its Third Annual Panel Event to discuss ways in which the law intersects with fashion, sports, film, television, and music.  read more

  • 01.11.12 Seven Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships Awarded
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    A record seven graduates working in the criminal justice field have been awarded the Law School’s Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship.  read more

  • 01.11.12 BLS Students Help Tackle Real Estate Finance Bureau’s Growing Case Load
    Debra Bechtel

    In early 2008, Ira Goldenberg, a partner at the real estate firm of Goldenberg & Selker and an adjunct professor at the Law School, was presented with a unique challenge.  read more