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  • 12.28.13 Paul A. Gangsei Named Executive Director of CUBE
    Paul Gangsei

    Brooklyn Law School is proud to announce that Paul A. Gangsei has been named Executive Director of the Law School’s new Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), a hub for exploring legal issues surrounding entrepreneurship and the provision of effective legal representation and support for new commercial and not-for-profit businesses.  read more

  • 12.20.13 Two Recent Graduates Appointed to the BLS Board of Trustees
    The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees appointed two outstanding recent graduates as its newest members, each for a two-year term: Sasha Linney ’11, an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; and Tyler J. Korff ’12, who has his own firm.  read more
  • 12.18.13 Barry Salzberg ’77 Named 2014 Commencement Speaker; Ceremony to be Held at BAM
    Barry Salzberg

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that Barry Salzberg ’77, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), will deliver the 2014 Commencement address on May 28. This year also marks a return to Brooklyn, with the ceremony taking place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

     

     

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  • 12.17.13 Weather Update: Law School is open. All scheduled activities, including exams, will go forward as planned.

    The Law School is open today, December 17 from 8:00 am until 2:00 am. All scheduled activities, including exams, will go forward as planned.  read more

  • 12.10.13 Dean Nick Allard Describes New Legal Frontiers in Entrepreneur Op-Ed
    Nick Allard

    In a new op-ed for Entrepreneur, Dean Nick Allard describes his experience in working with entrepreneurs, recounting the “short tempers, dark days, great victories, multi-million-dollar paydays and multi-million-dollar misses."  read more

  • 11.20.13 Elder Rights Clinic Attracts Coverage, Holds 11/21 Debate on Euthanasia
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    Brooklyn Law School’s newly launched Elder Rights Clinic, a collaboration with the South Brooklyn Legal Services Elderlaw Project and the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, is attracting media attention for its work.   read more

  • 11.20.13 BLS Faculty and Alumni Rank High in Two Significant Reports
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    Brooklyn Law School’s greatest assets are its students, faculty, and alumni. In addition to the ongoing achievements of BLS students, two recent studies highlight the stature of the Law School’s faculty and graduates.    read more

  • 11.14.13 BLS Announces New Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE); Dean Allard Discusses in NY Observer

    Brooklyn has become a world magnet for new businesses. The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) – an extraordinary venture launching in November – will harness this energy.  read more

  • 11.12.13 Brooklyn Law School Names Karen Eisen Assistant Dean of Career Development
    Karen Eisen

    Brooklyn Law School is proud to announce that Karen Eisen has been named the new Assistant Dean of Career Development. Eisen comes to the Law School with a wealth of experience in the public sector as a prosecutor and in private practice as a legal recruiter and director of professional development at several global law firms.  read more

  • 10.31.13 Record-Breaking Bar Passage Rate for Class of 2013
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that 94% of BLS first-time test takers passed the July exam – far surpassing the 86% statewide average for first-time test takers from ABA-approved institutions. The Class of ’13 bar passage rate is the Law School’s highest in the past 25 years.  read more
  • 10.31.13 Panel Discussion Features Past and Present Councilmembers of the 33rd District
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    On October 29, Brooklyn Law School hosted a panel discussion with past councilmembers who represented Brooklyn's 33rd District, which includes Brooklyn Heights.  read more

  • 10.11.13 Dean Nick Allard Discusses 2-Year J.D. in Bloomberg Law Video
    Nick Allard
    In a new interview with Bloomberg Law, Dean Nick Allard discussed the 2-year J.D. program (at 1:28) and the balance between quality and value (at 4:35), among other timely issues in legal education.  read more
  • 10.09.13 Brooklyn Law School Reinvents Third Year with New Public Interest/Public Service Fellowships Program
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    Following a year-long analysis of how to better serve students seeking an alternative to the traditional third year, Brooklyn Law School announced this week the Public Interest/Public Service Fellowships (“PipS”), a new two-year program in partnership with governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.  read more
  • 10.09.13 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of Mary Lee Bedford, Beloved Member of BLS Community
    Mary Lee Bedford

    It is with profound sadness that Brooklyn Law School mourns the loss of Mary Lee Bedford, longtime executive assistant and pillar of the BLS community. Over nearly three decades, Mary Lee assisted four deans and numerous associate deans, worked with all of the faculty and staff, and assisted countless students with her unfailingly calming presence. She looked forward to retiring in just a few weeks.  

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  • 09.26.13 Brooklyn Law School Partners with Labaton Sucharow on New Securities Arbitration Clinic
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    In recent years, millions of individuals — many of them with limited income or small dollar-amount claims — have lost money due to bad advice, unauthorized trading, or misrepresentation. Enter the Securities Arbitration Clinic at Brooklyn Law School, a new partnership formed in September with Labaton Sucharow, one of the world’s leading firms in securities litigation.  read more

  • 09.16.13 Dean Nick Allard Comments on 2-Year J.D. ‘Balance’ in New Jersey Law Journal
    Nick Allard
    In an op-ed for the New Jersey Law Journal, Dean Nick Allard commented on the balance between affordability and educational excellence in legal education. Among the innovations designed to address this balance is the 2-year J.D. program – a concept recently endorsed by President Obama – as well as an increase in “real-world” initiatives for students before or during the third year.  read more
  • 09.12.13 Brooklyn the “Borough of Kings” in Upcoming Election, Says New York Times
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    The New York Times today strongly echoed sentiments expressed in the cover story of the Spring Issue of LawNotes, “Greetings from the New Brooklyn”, which paid homage to this booming borough by profiling the alumni who have played key roles in propelling Brooklyn forward and who have worked to transform it into such a noteworthy neighborhood.   read more

  • 09.05.13 Brooklyn Law School Launches Elder Rights Clinic
    Elderly Clinic story
    This fall marks the launch of the Elder Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School. The news is timely: As more baby boomers enter the 60+ age bracket, the legal needs of older adults will continue to expand dramatically.  read more
  • 08.26.13 Dean Nick Allard Comments on President Obama’s 2-Year J.D. Remark
    Nick Allard

    In a town hall-style meeting at Binghamton University in New York last Friday, President Obama said, “This is probably controversial to say, but what the heck. I am in my second term, so I can say it. I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years.”  read more

  • 06.12.13 President Joan G. Wexler Stepping Down as President of Brooklyn Law School
    Joan Wexler
    Stuart Subotnick ‘68, Chairman of Brooklyn Law School's Board of Trustees, announced today that President Joan G. Wexler will be stepping down from her position as President on June 30, 2013, and will become Dean and President Emerita. President Wexler, who will remain a tenured faculty member, will begin a two-year sabbatical in July 2013, during which time she will continue to assist the Law School with regard to certain real estate matters.  read more
  • 06.10.13 Youth Represent Named NYC Innovative Nonprofit Award Winner, Led by Adjunct Professor Laurie Parise ’04 of Youth Reentry Clinic
    Laurie Parise

    Every week, dozens of underrepresented youth affected by the criminal justice system—many of them finding it difficult to successfully reenter society—receive legal help through Youth Represent (“YR”), a nonprofit organization founded and directed by Adjunct Professor Laurie Parise ’04.   read more

  • 05.23.13 Military Clinic Launches JAG Careers
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    In March 2011, BLS added an innovative program to its roster of clinics. Taught by then-Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Hennigan, a Major in the Air Force reserve with 12 years of Judge Advocate General (JAG) experience, the Military Legal Practice Clinic provides a foundation in military law to BLS students.  read more

  • 05.10.13 BLSPI Awards Michael Madow Bar Grant to 15 Graduating Students
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    Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (“BLSPI”) is pleased to announce that it has awarded 15 Michael Madow Bar Grants to graduating students who will be pursuing public interest careers.  read more

  • 05.08.13 Brooklyn Law School Creates the First Accelerated 2-Year J.D. Program in New York Metro Area
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    Last night the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School (“BLS”) approved an accelerated 2-year J.D. program beginning in summer 2014. With the creation of the program, BLS will be able to offer a range of flexible 2-, 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- or 4-year options—called “Brooklyn 2-3-4”—to adapt to prospective students’ needs. Brooklyn Law School is the first in the New York metropolitan area to enable students to earn a J.D. in 2 years.  read more

  • 05.07.13 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Board of Trustee Members George G. Gallantz ’35 and Frank A. Dellomo
    George Gallantz

    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the loss of two former Board of Trustee members, George G. Gallantz ’35 and Frank A. Dellomo.  read more

  • 04.24.13 New York Supreme Court Dismisses Meritless Class Action Against Brooklyn Law School
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    As we expected, the class action suit that alleged misrepresentation of published employment statistics by Brooklyn Law School (BLS) was dismissed yesterday.   read more

  • 04.23.13 Clinical Education Program Highlighted in Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle featured BLS in a recent article detailing how New York law schools are addressing the 50 hours of pro bono work required for getting a license.  read more

  • 04.23.13 23rd Annual BLSPI Auction Draws BLS Community and Boosts Fellowship Funding
    BLSPI Auction 2013

    On Thursday, March 21, Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) held its twenty-third annual Auction fundraiser, designed to support students pursuing careers in public interest law.  read more

  • 04.03.13 Strong Showing of Brooklyn Law School Scholars in Work of United Nations Commission
    Neil Cohen

    When the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) meets in New York this month, Brooklyn Law School will be represented by more scholars than any educational institution in the world, with Professors Neil Cohen and Edward Janger and Adjunct Professor (and Bankruptcy Judge) Elizabeth Stong each contributing to the Commission’s work.  read more

  • 04.03.13 Sparer Public Interest Law Forum Explores Legal Issues Presented by Hurricane Sandy
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    On Thursday, March 14, the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program hosted its annual Sparer Public Interest Law Forum at Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 04.02.13 Online Scholarly Journal Practicum Launches at Brooklyn Law School
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the launch of Practicum, an online scholarly journal.   read more

  • 03.06.13 Seventh Annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee Raises Money for Memorial Scholarship
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    On February 7, students, faculty, and members of the BLS community filled the Subotnick Center to capacity for the seventh annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee.   read more

  • 02.19.13 Kenneth R. Feinberg to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address
    Kenneth Feinberg

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that Kenneth R. Feinberg will deliver the 2013 Commencement address on June 7, at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.  read more

  • 02.15.13 International Business Law Center Hosts SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes
    IBL Breakfast

    On February 1, Brooklyn Law School faculty, alumni, and current and former Fellows of the Block Center for International Business Law gathered at the Down Town Association for a “Fireside Chat” with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Troy A. Paredes, moderated by Professor Dana Brakman Reiser.   read more

  • 02.06.13 Media Law Team Wins Americas Round of Price Media Law Moot Court Competition
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that its Media Law Moot Court Team has won the Americas Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.   read more

  • 02.01.13 Community Development Clinic Charters NYC Peace Museum
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    With the aid of Professor David Reiss and the students in the Community Development Clinic, the NYC Peace Museum is one step closer to opening its doors.  read more

  • 01.16.13 Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) Clients Making Headlines
    Jonathan Askin

    BLIP clinic students, led by Professor Jonathan Askin, have been busy supporting the innovative tech startups of Brooklyn and are understandably quite proud when their client’s young businesses take off, gaining traction in the media and winning notable victories in uncharted areas of internet law.   read more

  • 01.11.13 Brooklyn Law School Teams with Deloitte to Promote Thinking Like a Business Person
    Business Boot Camp

    This week, Brooklyn Law School, in collaboration with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and John Oswald ’84, President and CEO of Capital Trust Group, conducted a business “Boot Camp” designed to teach law students valuable skills for succeeding in the business world. This unique course, the first of its kind, involved over 200 students during the winter break.   read more

  • 01.03.13 James Renken ’07 Receives the 2012 Christopher Slattery Young Professional Award
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    On December 5, the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) recognized the immense dedication to pro bono work by James Renken ’07, presenting him with the 2012 Christopher Slattery Young Professional Award.  read more

  • 01.03.13 Federal Bar Association Honors Judge Glasser ’48 and Judge Spatt ’49 for Service During World War II
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    On December 5, at the American Airpower Museum, Hon. I. Leo Glasser '48 and Hon. Arthur D. Spatt '49 were among five federal judges honored by the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District Chapter for their service during World War II. The three other judges honored at the ceremony were Hon. Leonard D. Wexler, Hon. Thomas C. Platt, and Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, who previously taught at Brooklyn Law School.  read more