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  • 09.26.14 Brooklyn Law School’s BLIP Clinic and Prof. Jonathan Askin: Training a New Generation of Lawyers to Represent Tech, Internet, and New Media Companies
    Blip Clinic

    Professor Jonathan Askin’s six-year-old Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic is tackling some of the most critical and timely issues in technology — detailed in a recent article in The Brooklyn Paper.  read more

  • 09.26.14 Professor Jodi Balsam comments in NY Times on N.F.L.'s Record in Hiring Women
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, Director of Brooklyn Law School’s Civil Externship Program and a former senior executive with the N.F.L., spoke to The New York Times about how the league and its 32 teams have done a poor job hiring women.  read more

  • 09.19.14 Office of Career and Professional Development Adds New Talent: Fei Zhong ’06 and Robin Nackman
    Fei Zhong

    This year, the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) continues its trajectory, with two new attorneys who will bolster its ability to work on its students behalf from professional development, through interviewing, to job placement.  read more

  • 09.19.14 Carol Buell `80 Awarded 2014 Leading Practitioner Award by the National LGBT Bar Association
    Carol Buell '80

    Carol Buell `80, a founding partner of Weiss Buell & Bell, was awarded a 2014 Leading Practitioner Award by the National LGBT Bar Association at the Lavender Law Conference last month.  read more

  • 09.19.14 Professor Minor Myers Details New Perspectives on Stockholder Litigation
    Minor Myers

    Professor Minor Myers, who focuses his scholarship on corporate governance and stockholder litigation, recently co-authored a new article forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal exploring whether the merits matter in suits brought by stockholders to challenge mergers.  read more

  • 09.16.14 Dean Allard Interviewed by Lawdragon on What Makes BLS So Unique

    In a detailed Q&A with Lawdragon, Dean Nick Allard describes how Brooklyn Law School provides one of the most “student-centric,” personally tailored law school experiences in the nation.   read more

  • 09.12.14 Professor Lisa Smith Weighs in on Ray Rice Domestic Violence Case
    Lisa Smith

    Professor Lisa Smith, an expert in criminal law and domestic violence law, has been a major contributor to media dialogue surrounding the NFL’s decision to indefinitely suspend former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice after a video emerged of him assaulting his fiancée.  read more

  • 09.11.14 PBS Interview with Professor Susan Herman Aired Sept. 13
    Susan Herman

    BLS Professor and ACLU President Susan Herman was interviewed by Alexander Heffner on the PBS Series "Open Mind" on Saturday, September 13.   read more

  • 09.05.14 Professor Minor Myers Comments on HP Shareholder Suit in New York Times
    Professor Minor Meyers

    Professor Minor Myers recently spoke to the New York Times about the outcome of a shareholders’ suit against HP.  read more

  • 09.05.14 Brooklyn Law School Appoints Three New Trade Secrets Fellows
    TSI Fellows 2014-2015

    Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering intellectual property initiative, is pleased to announce three new TSI Fellows who will serve for the 2014-2015 academic year: Alexandra Caleca ’15, Paul Fraulo ’15, and Diyang Liu ’15 to serve as TSI Fellows.  read more

  • 08.22.14 Professor Marsha Garrison Elected President of the International Society of Family Law
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    Professor Marsha Garrison, an expert on law and policy relating to families, children, and reproductive technology, was recently elected President of The International Society of Family Law at the organization’s triennial World Conference.   read more

  • 08.22.14 Jennifer R. Kasman ’05 Launches Own Firm, Draws Media Attention

    Jennifer R. Kasman `05 recently launched her own real estate and business law firm in Washington, D.C., JR Kasman, PLLC, and was featured in Real Estate Bisnow.  read more

  • 08.22.14 BLS Adds Exceptional New Professors to its Clinical Faculty
    New Clinical Faculty

    Brooklyn Law School is proud to introduce its four newest members of the clinical faculty: Jodi Balsam, Director of Civil Externships; Natalie Chin, Director of the new Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Clinic; Marjorie White, Associate Professor of Clinical Law, who will work with the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic and the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE); and Edward De Barbieri ’08, who will also work with CUBE and co-teach the Community Development Clinic and the Corporate/Real Estate Clinic.  read more

  • 08.20.14 Monday, August 25 -- BLS Service Day
    BLS Service Day

    On Monday, August 25, Brooklyn Law School will hold its inaugural Service Day in Brooklyn. More than 150 BLS student, faculty, and staff volunteers will work with the Prospect Park clean-up, the Bed-Stuy food pantry, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, the NYC Parks Department, and other efforts.  


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  • 08.20.14 Anjanette Cabrera ’00 Named National VP of Hispanic National Bar Association
    Anjanette Cabrera

    Anjanette Cabrera ‘00, a shareholder in the New York City office of the employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C., was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as its National Vice President of Membership for the 2014-15 term.   read more

  • 08.18.14 Brooklyn Law School’s Entering Class Size Increases for Second Consecutive Year
    Convocation

    On Tuesday, August 19, Brooklyn Law School (“BLS”) held opening exercises welcoming 399 new students, reflecting an increase of 30 students over last year’s entering class. Selected from nearly 3,400 applicants, the admitted class is distributed across the Law School’s flexible program options.  read more

  • 08.13.14 BLIP Clinic Students Defeat Patent Troll
    PatentTrolls

    Patent trolls are the scourge of the Internet – but they are no match for the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic, as one troll recently discovered.  read more

  • 08.11.14 Dean Allard Addresses Legal Education Costs at ABA Annual Meeting
    Nick Allard

    This weekend, Dean Nick Allard traveled to Boston for the first public hearing of the Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education, held during the American Bar Association’s annual meeting.   read more

  • 08.07.14 Professor Karen Porter Appointed to the NYS Task Force on Life and the Law
    Karen Porter

    Professor Karen Porter, Executive Director of the Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy, was recently appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.  read more

  • 08.01.14 David Shapiro ’15 Publishes Debut Novel and “Love Letter” to Law School
    David Shapiro

    As if being a full-time law student was not enough, David Shapiro ’15 has taken on another role: novelist.  read more

  • 08.01.14 Professor Maryellen Fullerton on NPR to Discuss Edward Snowden’s Future Challenges
    Maryellen Fullerton

    In a radio interview with NPR’s Marketplace, Professor Maryellen Fullerton commented on Edward Snowden’s attempt to continue to live in Russia and the challenges he might face.


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  • 07.28.14 Professor Stacy Caplow Appointed to the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary
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    Professor Stacy Caplow, Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education, has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.  read more

  • 07.24.14 Meghan Walsh ’16 in USA Today on ‘Surviving’ Law School
    Meghan Walsh

    Meghan Walsh ’16 was the featured “expert” in a recent extensive Q&A with USA Today. From social life advice to secrets for academic success, Walsh offered candid advice for incoming and prospective law students.   read more

  • 07.23.14 David E. Leach III '76 Named Regional Director of National Labor Relations Board
    David Leach

    David E. Leach III ’76 was recently promoted to Regional Director of the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB)’s Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey (Region 22). An adjunct professor at the Law School since 2001, Leach will enforce the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in northern and central New Jersey.  read more

  • 07.22.14 Professor Nelson Tebbe Plays Role in Historic Order on LGBT Equality
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Yesterday, President Obama signed an executive order expanding protections for federal workers and contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The historic order follows recent urgent recommendations by Professor Nelson Tebbe and other legal scholars to resist requests for broad religious exemptions.   read more

  • 07.17.14 BLS Among Law Schools with Top Employment Rates, According to National Jurist
    Rankings

    BLS was among just 20 law schools to improve their employment rate by 10 percent or more for recent graduates, according to new rankings in The National Jurist.   read more

  • 07.11.14 Amanda Lee Shapiro ’15 Named Law School’s First Patton Boggs Fellow
    Amanda Shapiro

    Amanda Lee Shapiro ‘15 has been awarded the Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship for this summer. The $5,000 fellowship is aimed at enabling students who have finished their first or second years of law school to work in a public policy position. This is the first year that Patton Boggs has made a grant to Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 07.11.14 Professor Janet Sinder Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Librarianship
    Janet Sinder

    Professor Janet Sinder, Director of the Library and Associate Professor of Law, has been named the winner of this year’s Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship.  read more

  • 07.08.14 Let Brooklyn Host 2016 Democratic Convention, Dean Allard Writes
    Dean Allard

    In a new op-ed for Roll Call, Dean Nick Allard spells out why Brooklyn should host the 2016 Democratic convention – or any political convention, for that matter.


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  • 07.03.14 Professor David Reiss Featured as Leading Commentator in Media
    David Reiss

    Among the most dominant issues in any news cycle are housing policy, real estate finance, and consumer protection. As a leading authority in these and other areas, Professor David Reiss is regularly called upon to share his expertise, appearing in approximately 70 prominent news stories in the past year.  read more

  • 07.02.14 Professor Nelson Tebbe on Hobby Lobby Ruling in New York Daily News Op-Ed
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    In a New York Daily News op-ed, Professor Nelson Tebbe criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which will allow businesses to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate on the grounds of religious freedom.   read more

  • 06.26.14 Johane Severin ’08 Selected to Join Racial Justice Training Institute
    Johane Severin

    Johane Severin ’08 was recently selected as a member of the newly created Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI), a groundbreaking program that prepares advocates to advance issues of racial justice.   read more

  • 06.26.14 Legal Hackers Profiled for Tackling Revenge Porn and Parolee Reentry
    Jonathan Askin

    New York Legal Hackers – largely an offshoot of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy ("BLIP") Clinic – is the subject of an extensive profile in this week’s Law Technology News.

     


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  • 06.23.14 Dean Allard on 'Broken' Law School Model in New Op-Ed
    Dean Allard

    In a new op-ed for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dean Nick Allard describes the backdrop of legal education and why the Law School’s upcoming tuition reduction is so significant.   read more

  • 06.18.14 Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) Featured at CALI Conference This Weekend
    Jared Brenner

    CUBE will play a prominent role at this weekend’s CALI Conference for Law School Computing, a high-profile event at Harvard Law School.   read more

  • 06.17.14 Scott Foletta '14 Receives First-Ever Immigrant Justice Fellowship
    Immigrant Rights

    Scott Foletta ‘14 was recently named a recipient of the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, awarded by the Immigrant Justice Center (IJC). The highly competitive fellowship debuted this year with the goal of providing critical legal counsel and support for poor immigrants and their families.   read more

  • 06.16.14 Prof. Cynthia Godsoe Speaks to New York Times About the ‘Poor People’s Court’
    Cynthia Godsoe

    Professor Cynthia Godsoe was quoted extensively in a New York Times article about family courts, which have become notorious in recent years for long delays, soaring caseloads, and a flat supply of judges.  read more

  • 06.13.14 BLS Clinic Partner 'Youth Represent' Featured in New York Times
    Youth Represent

    Youth Represent, a community-based organization that works closely with BLS students enrolled in the Youth Reentry and Legal Services Clinic and provides legal services to young people, was recently featured twice in the New York Times.  read more

  • 06.11.14 Three Outstanding BLS Professors Granted Tenure
    Law Notes Spring 2014

    Our faculty is the heart of Brooklyn Law School, helping shape the next generation of lawyers. BLS is proud to announce that three of its outstanding professors have received tenure: Miriam Baer, Robin Effron, and Rebecca Kysar.  read more

  • 06.09.14 Ned Schultheis ’16 Receives Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Judicial Internship
    Ned Schultheis
    Ned Schultheis ’16 has been awarded the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Judicial Fellowship for this summer. He is the first Brooklyn Law School student to receive this honor, which was established to commemorate the “selfless dedication of Judge Brieant to public service and the federal courts,” according to the New York Bar Foundation.
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  • 06.05.14 Peter Travitsky ’14 Awarded Borchard Fellowship
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    Peter Travitsky ’14 has been awarded the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Fellowship. The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging is dedicated, through education, research and service, to helping improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.  read more

  • 06.05.14 Forthcoming Paper on Appraisal Rights by Professor Minor Myers Highlighted in New York Times
    Minor Myers

    The New York Times DealBook blog recently discussed the trend of exercising appraisal rights, which allow shareholders in the midst of an acquisition to request a court’s assessment of share values.   read more

  • 05.30.14 Prof. Bennett Capers Comments on ‘Broken’ Plea-Deal Process in NY Daily News
    Bennett Capers
    Prof. Bennett Capers recently spoke with the New York Daily News about the plea bargain process, which critics say is broken and lands too many innocent people in prison.  read more
  • 05.30.14 Coveted Fellowships Awarded to BLS Recent Graduates
    Cody Carlson

    Three BLS recent alumni have been awarded coveted fellowships for the 2014-2015 year: Cody Carlson ’13 and Justine Pelham ’14 received the Equal Justice Works Fellowship; and Daniel Faessler ’13 received the Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship.   read more

  • 05.23.14 Elizabeth Hersey '14 Named Winner of 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
    Elizabeth Hersey

    Elizabeth Hersey ’14 has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for her Brooklyn Journal of International Law note, “No Universal Target: Distinguishing Between Terrorism and Human Rights Violations in Targeted Sanctions Regimes” (2013).  read more

  • 05.22.14 Professor Maryellen Fullerton on ‘Failed’ Cuba Embargo in Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed
    Maryellen Fullerton

    Cuba’s revised migration law is further reason to end the “failed” U.S. embargo, according to Professor Maryellen Fullerton in a thought-provoking new op-ed.    read more

  • 05.22.14 Nithya Das ’06 Honored by NOW; Named a 2014 “Women of Power and Influence”
    Nithya Das

    Nithya Das ’06 was one of six named to the 2014 “Women of Power and Influence” by the National Organization of Women.   read more

  • 05.16.14 Judge Edward Korman ’66 to Receive Honorary Degree at Brooklyn College Commencement
    U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66 – a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees – will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Brooklyn College’s 89th Commencement Exercises on May 28.  read more
  • 05.14.14 An Obituary for 3,000: Meet Amy Weinstein '83 of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Amy Weinstein

    New York’s 9/11 museum will finally open its doors on May 21. It’s taken nearly 13 years to transform this hole in the heart of downtown New York City into a memorial, museum, and tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that morning in September.  read more

  • 05.14.14 An Obituary for 3,000: Meet Amy Weinstein ’83 of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    New York’s 9/11 museum will finally open its doors on May 21. It’s taken nearly 13 years to transform this hole in the heart of downtown New York City into a memorial, museum, and tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that morning in September.  read more
  • 05.13.14 Professor Lisa Smith Discusses New York’s ‘Perfect Crime’ on WNYC
    Professor Lisa Smith recently appeared on WNYC’s “Freakonomics Radio” to comment on “the perfect crime” – that is, driving a car and running over a pedestrian in New York, where convictions for such cases are rare.
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  • 05.13.14 BLS Alumni Named to Hollywood Reporter’s Top Entertainment Lawyers List
    Hollywood Reporter story
    The star power of BLS and its powerhouse entertainment law graduates won praise in The Hollywood Reporter, which recently ranked the Law School #6 among its Top 12 Entertainment Law Schools for Hollywood.  read more
  • 05.09.14 Professor Nelson Tebbe on Religious Neutrality in Balkinization Op-Ed
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    In a recent op-ed in Balkinization, Professor Nelson Tebbe, along with Professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman of the University of Virginia School of Law, discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Town of Greece v. Galloway and its potential repercussions on religious freedom.  read more

  • 05.09.14 New York Law Journal Names Two BLS “Rising Stars”
    Brooklyn Law School

    Two Brooklyn Law School graduates -- Vinoo Varghese ‘00, Varghese & Associates, and Benjamin Fischer ‘02, Morvillo Abromovitz Grand Iason & Anello -- were named to The New York Law Journal’s list of 2014 Rising Stars.   read more

  • 05.09.14 Professor Adam Kolber’s Article on ‘Neurolaw Revolution’ Places in Recent Top 10 SSRN Downloads
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    An article by Professor Adam Kolber recently placed among the top 10 downloads of Criminal Law and Procedure papers on SSRN, the world’s top open-access repository for scholarly research.
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  • 05.01.14 BLS Board of Trustees Appoints Three New Members
    Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School has announced three outstanding additions to its Board of Trustees: The Honorable Claire R. Kelly ’93, U.S. Court of International Trade; Debra Humphreys ’84, Founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School; and Manuel H. Quintana, Founder and President, Bravo! Bravo! Sports Management and Marketing Inc.  read more
  • 04.29.14 Justice Matthew D’Emic ’77 Appointed Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in NYC Supreme Court
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    Justice Matthew D'Emic `77 was recently appointed by NYS Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti as Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in NYS Supreme Court, Kings County.  read more
  • 04.25.14 Brooklyn Law School Names Public Interest/Public Service (PipS) Fellows
    PipS

    Last fall, Brooklyn Law School inaugurated the Public Interest/Public Service Fellowship (PipS), a new two-year program in partner­ship currently with 12 governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.  read more

  • 04.24.14 Dean Allard Visits Fox Business Network and CNBC to Discuss 15% Tuition Reduction
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    Dean Nick Allard appeared today on “Varney & Co.,” the top-rated program on the Fox Business Network, to discuss Brooklyn Law School’s upcoming 15 percent tuition cut.

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  • 04.21.14 Winners Named in Inaugural CUBE Innovators Competition
    CUBE Innovators winners
    Four BLS students received seed money to launch new startups after winning the first annual Innovators Competition last week, hosted by the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE).
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  • 04.14.14 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on New Cybersecurity Disclosures in Compliance Week
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    Compliance Week featured Professor Roberta Karmel in its coverage of a recent Securities and Exchange Commission roundtable on cybersecurity. The daylong event gathered a cross-section of executives, advisers, and regulators to consider the pros and cons of greater cyber-security disclosure.   read more

  • 04.10.14 Professor David Reiss Sought After By Media for Real Estate/Consumer Finance Law Expertise
    David Reiss
    Professor David Reiss continues to be highly sought-after for his expertise in real estate, real estate finance law, and consumer financial services law.  read more
  • 04.03.14 Professor Joel Gora on McCutcheon v. FEC in New York Daily News Op-Ed
    Joel Gora
    In a New York Daily News op-ed today, Professor Joel Gora asserted that the Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC will only serve to strengthen democracy and free speech.  read more
  • 04.02.14 Brooklyn Law School Announces 15% Tuition Cut, Initiatives to Address Law School Accessibility and Affordability
    Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees today announced a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The cost reduction program further enhances an evolving package of student-centric initiatives designed to address the national challenges of law school accessibility, affordability, and quality.  read more
  • 03.31.14 Professors Miriam Baer and Bennett Capers Featured in Yale Law Journal Symposium on Justice Sotomayor

    Professors Miriam Baer and Bennett Capers are among the select scholars featured in “The Early Jurisprudence of Justice Sotomayor,” a Yale Law Journal Forum symposium published last week.   read more

  • 03.26.14 Professor Nelson Tebbe on Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Birth Control Mandate
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    As a guest blogger for Balkinization, Professor Nelson Tebbe wrote about yesterday’s oral arguments in U.S. Supreme Court for Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.  read more

  • 03.24.14 Scalia at La Scala: BLS Hosts a Memorable Evening with Justice Antonin Scalia
    Scalia
    On Friday, March 21, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Law School hosted a stimulating conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia moderated by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, a BLS Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.  read more
  • 03.21.14 IBL Center Hosts Breakfast Roundtable with SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney
    IBL Andrew Ceresney

    SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney spoke at a recent IBL Breakfast Roundtable on the role of international cooperation and globalization in SEC enforcement.  read more

  • 03.20.14 Professor Joel Gora Speaks on the State of U.S. Democracy in New Video
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora was a guest panelist at the recent 20th Annual Edward Brodsky Legal Conference, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.  Titled “American Democracy in the 21st Century: Voting Rights, Redistricting and Campaign Finance,” the high-profile event drew more than 300 attendees – several BLS alumni among them – for a conversation that touched on Citizens United, gerrymandering, and the Voting Rights Act, among other timely topics.  read more

  • 03.19.14 Students from the Capital Defender and Federal Habeas Clinic Visit United States Supreme Court
    Ursula Supreme Court visit
    Professor Ursula Bentele and her students in the Capital Defender and Federal Habeas Clinic visited Washington this month to hear Supreme Court arguments in Hall v. Florida.  read more
  • 03.18.14 Horace Ng '93 Named Corporate Counsel Award Finalist by San Francisco Business Times
    Horace Ng

    Horace Ng ’93 was named a 2014 Corporate Counsel Award finalist this week, as selected by the San Francisco Business Times. Ng, who placed in the Best IP Lawyer category, is Managing IP Counsel and Director of IP Development at Marvell Semiconductor Inc., a worldwide semiconductor firm.   read more

  • 03.14.14 Colleen Caden ’99 Featured in “Female Powerbrokers Q&A” on Law360
    Colleen Caden

    Colleen L. Caden '99, a partner in the New York office of Pryor Cashman LLP and chair of the firm's Business Immigration Group, was recently featured in Law 360's "Female Powerbrokers Q&A.”  read more

  • 03.10.14 Professor James Fanto Named Gerald Baylin Professor of Law
    James Fanto

    Brooklyn Law School recently named Professor James Fanto the Gerald Baylin Professor of Law. Established in 2010, the professorship honors a distinguished member of the BLS Class of 1953. Gerald Baylin was a World War II veteran, renowned New York City litigator, and dedicated alumnus.

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  • 03.07.14 Professor Susan Herman Comments on Snowden and Surveillance in New Interviews
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman, president of the ACLU, was interviewed by Pasadena Weekly and The Santa Barbara Independent in advance of her appearances on the West Coast next week. Her talk, titled “Civil Liberties in National Security Era: What Happened to Edward Snowden?,” will explore the balance between safety and maintaining basic rights – a theme drawn in part from her book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy (2011), recently published in paperback. The new edition features a new foreword and new epilogue.

    “As I will explain, it is far from clear that the mega-surveillance programs and other post-9/11 laws are actually contributing to our safety,” she told Pasadena Weekly.  

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  • 03.05.14 Professor Minor Myers Featured in NY Times Article on Shareholder Activism
    Minor Myers
    Professor Minor Myers was featured today in the New York Times for a draft paper that he is co-authoring with Charles Korsmo, a former visiting associate professor at BLS. The article highlights their findings – taken from a work-in-progress titled Appraisal Arbitrage and the Future of Public Company M&A – on the “skyrocketing” number of appraisal rights actions.  read more
  • 03.03.14 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on New Frontiers for 3D-Printed Fashion in Mashable Article
    Jonathan Askin

    If 3D-printed bracelets and rings are already well within consumers' budgets, how far behind are items like high heels and tank tops? A new Mashable article explores just that, drawing on Professor Jonathan Askin’s legal expertise to illustrate 3D printing’s ramifications for fashion.   read more

  • 02.25.14 Professor Adam Kolber Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on Medical Child Abuse
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    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Professor Adam Kolber commented on the pending case of a Connecticut couple who lost custody of their teenager over allegations of medical child abuse.   read more

  • 02.19.14 Professor David Reiss Comments on Credit Suisse Case in Bloomberg Article
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss was quoted extensively in today’s Bloomberg article on Credit Suisse, the current target of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in his pursuit of Wall Street banks for mortgage fraud.  read more

  • 02.13.14 Winter Storm Update as of Thursday, February 13 at 12 noon
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    As of 12 noon, Brooklyn Law School is open. Day and evening classes will take place as scheduled. As with past storms, we will make arrangements for the recording of all classes for students who may have difficulty getting to the Law School.

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  • 02.12.14 Former New York Mayor David Dinkins ’56 Featured as NewsOne's Person of the Day for Black History Month
    David Dinkins
    In celebration of Black History Month, David Dinkins ‘56 was named Person of the Day by NewsOne and Mass Mutual.  read more
  • 02.10.14 New Scholarship Honors Judge and Former Dean I. Leo Glasser
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    To honor the life and career of Brooklyn Law School’s fifth dean, Judge I. Leo Glasser, the Board of Trustees has created The Glasser Scholarship.   read more

  • 02.10.14 Professor William Araiza Elected to American Law Institute
    Bill Araiza

    Professor William Araiza was recently elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI), an independent U.S. organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. He joins several other BLS faculty members who have earned this distinct professional honor, bestowed upon an elite group of lawyers, judges, and law professors worldwide.  read more

  • 02.07.14 BLS Announces New International Programs and Opportunities
    International Human Rights Fellowship

    Over the last decade, Brooklyn Law School has seen a dramatic expansion of international opportunities. Students can now apply to exciting semester-long exchange programs — in Argentina, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, and Israel — through partnerships with prestigious law schools worldwide.  read more

  • 02.07.14 BLS Announces New Mandatory Clinic Requirement; Ranks as a ‘Top School for Clinics’
    Reiss Clinic

    Brooklyn Law School has long been known as a trailblazer in providing clinic experience. Recently, BLS faculty took this reputation a step further, mandating that students complete at least one clinic or externship course before graduation.

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  • 02.05.14 Noah Hanft ’76 Named President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
    Noah Hanft

    Noah Hanft ’76 was today appointed President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), effective May 1, 2014. Earlier in the day, Hanft announced his retirement from MasterCard, where he currently serves as General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer, overseeing legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, and compliance.  read more

  • 02.04.14 Brooklyn Law School OPEN Wednesday, February 5th.
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    Like New York City public schools, Brooklyn Law School will remain open today, February 5. We will make arrangements to record 9am classes. Please exercise caution when traveling.  read more

  • 02.03.14 Brooklyn Law School will remain open Monday, February 3, 2014
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    Brooklyn Law School will remain open Monday, February 3, 2014. Evening classes will take place as scheduled.

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  • 01.31.14 Professor Neil Cohen to be Presented with Two Prestigious Awards
    Neil Cohen
    The Council of the American Law Institute (ALI) has voted to present Neil B. Cohen, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, with the John Minor Wisdom Award.  read more
  • 01.28.14 Professor Cynthia Godsoe on Restitution for Prostituted Minors in HuffPo Op-Ed
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    In a new Huffington Post op-ed, Prof. Cynthia Godsoe sheds light on victims of sexual exploitation – specifically, the 100,000 children sold for sex in the U.S., many of whom are later prosecuted and jailed.  read more

  • 01.28.14 Stan Wilcox ’88, Athletic Director of FSU, Featured in Sports Business Journal
    Stan Wilcox

    Stan Wilcox ’88, the Athletic Director of Florida State University, was recently featured in an article in Sports Business Journal.  read more

  • 01.28.14 BLS Journals Highlight Citizenship, Drones, and Copyright Infringement Issues
    Practicum

    Among the timely topics featured in Brooklyn Law School journals are birthright citizenship and copyright infringement, featured in the spring 2014 issue of the Brooklyn Law Review and the current issue of Practicum, respectively.  read more

  • 01.27.14 Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and the 'Tech Mecca' Featured in Business Insider
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    With technology companies flourishing across Brooklyn, the benefits of this new ecosystem hold incredible potential – reflected in the Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), according to a new Business Insider article.  read more

  • 01.22.14 Three BLS Graduates Receive 2013 Prosecutor of the Year Awards
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    Claire S. Kedeshian ’89 and Carolyn Pokorny '94, both Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, and Steven G. Sanders '95, Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey, were awarded a Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FELF) "Prosecutor of the Year Award" in November 2013. FLEF’s annual awards ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria recognizes excellence in service during the preceding year.   read more

  • 01.21.14 Storm Update: Law School will be open Wednesday, January 22
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    Brooklyn Law School will be open Wednesday, January 22, 2014. All regularly scheduled classes will take place as well as other scheduled activities.

    Please note that 9AM classes will be recorded for students who may have difficulty getting to the Law School.  read more

  • 01.15.14 Professor Joel Gora Writes in Defense of Super PACs on Election Law Blog
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    Election Law Blog recently featured an excerpt of a new article by Professor Joel Gora defending Super PACs as a First Amendment right.  read more

  • 01.13.14 Professor Jonathan Askin on Narrowing Gap Between U.S./European Education in National Law Journal Op-Ed
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    In an op-ed for the National Law Journal, Professor Jonathan Askin writes that Europe lags behind the United States in two seemingly unrelated categories: experiential legal education; and, fostering and sustaining new entrepreneurial ventures.   read more

  • 01.13.14 Peter Pottier ’17 Highlighted in Wired for “Cool, Useful” Invention
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    Peter Pottier '17, is featured in Wired for his “cute and cool and useful” invention, MyBell. The customizable bell/light for bikes stood out at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), best known as the province of “multi-gazillion dollar booths.”  read more

  • 01.10.14 Brooklyn Law School Announces Expanded Resources for Public Service and Appoints Danielle Sorken as Director
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    Brooklyn Law School has long been known for its commitment to developing a strong public interest/public service community among students and its graduates. Dean Nick Allard announced a number of new staffing resources that reinforce this commitment and will enhance the Law School’s strength and reputation in this area.  read more

  • 01.09.14 Professor David Reiss on Mortgage Bonds in Reuters
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    A prominent expert in real estate and finance law, Professor David Reiss recently spoke to Reuters about the Federal Reserve’s newest promise to maintain low interest rates on investments.  read more

  • 01.02.14 Weather Closing: the Law School will be closed Friday, January 3, 2014
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    With the impending winter storm/blizzard that is heading our way and the difficulty that many of our staff who travel a distance to get to the Law School, we will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 3.

    Please note the following:

    • The library will be closed and will open at the regular scheduled hours on Saturday.  
    • All administrative offices will be closed, but 250 Joralemon St. will be open its usual hours and 1 Boerum Place will be open from 9am until 5pm.

    Please exercise caution when traveling and stay warm and safe.  read more