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  • 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

  • 07.22.14 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

  • 07.11.14 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

  • 06.16.14 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

  • 06.11.14 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

  • 06.05.14 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
  • 05.22.14 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

  • 05.13.14 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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  • 05.09.14 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 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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  • 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
  • 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

  • 03.20.14 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

  • 03.10.14 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

  • 02.10.14 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

  • 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

  • 01.15.14 Professor Joel Gora Writes in Defense of Super PACs on Election Law Blog
    Joel Gora

    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
    Jonathan Askin

    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

  • 01.09.14 Professor David Reiss on Mortgage Bonds in Reuters
    David Reiss

    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