Brooklyn Law School’s faculty members are contributing to their fields through scholarship, presentations on a global scale, interacting with their students in the community, and engaging with the media across many different platforms. Below are some faculty highlights.
Professor Bennett Capers discuss “Cannibal Cop” trial on WNYC
Professor I. Bennett Capers, was featured on a WNYC radio broadcast discussing the high-profile trial of Gilberto Valle, the so-called “Cannibal Cop,” a NYC police officer charged with conspiracy to kidnap, kill, and eat women. Capers is an expert in criminal law and procedure, and a prolific writer and commentator on these topics. Prior to teaching, he spent nearly ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. This past fall, Capers was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), where he will continue his ongoing service on ALI’s Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses Project.
Listen to the full WNYC interview.
Professor Stacy Caplow Discusses Value of Clinical Education
In this video, Professor Stacy Caplow discusses the value of the clinical education experience at BLS. Celebrating more than three decades of training students, Brooklyn Law School's program is one of the most comprehensive and diverse in the country. Caplow proudly touts the clinics and how they offer students the invaluable opportunity to perform real world lawyering tasks, exercise sound legal judgments, and engage in problem solving methods for actual clients. Watch the video and read more about the full range of clinical opportunities for our students and some of the latest news about our clinics.
Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss Discuss Bank Liability Following Subprime Crash
In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss discuss recent civil suits filed against banks following the collapse of the subprime market. In particular, they are concerned that none of the individuals who are likely responsible for the financial collapse have faced criminal charges due to the fact that most of their actions remained legal.
Professor Dana Brakman Reiser Addresses the New and Growing Field of Social Enterprises
What do Ben and Jerry's, Better World Books, and Tom's Shoes have in common? They are social enterprises that seek to achieve social goals using business methods that earn profits for investors, Professor Dana Brakman Reiser explains in a recent interview.
Professor Bill Araiza on the Public Trust Doctrine
Professor William Araiza addresses competing interests related to the public trust doctrine in his article, "The Public Trust Doctrine as an Interpretive Canon", published by the University of California at Davis Law Review.
Professor Neil B. Cohen an Expert and International Leader on Commercial and Contract Law
Professor Neil B. Cohen, well-known in the field of contracts and commercial law, recently co-authored a joint publication of UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT, and the Hague Conference.
Professor Richard Farrell Recognized for Contributions to Criminal Law Education
Professor Richard Farrell '64 was recognized by the Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association for his contribution to the field of criminal law education. Farrell is a leading authority on the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules and the author of the latest edition of the preeminent New York evidence treatise, Prince, Richardson on Evidence.
Professor Aaron Twerski Appointed Special Master in Second Round of World Trade Center Mass Tort Litigation
Professor Aaron Twerski, a preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law was again appointed by Judge Hellerstein as Special Master to oversee a second round of 9/11 related litigation.
Professor Mary Ellen Fullerton Awarded Second Fulbright Award
The U.S. Fulbright program announced that Professor Maryellen Fullerton, a scholar in comparative refugee law, has been appointed to the Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento in Italy during the 2012-2013 academic year. This is Professor Fullerton's second Fulbright Award.
Professor Marsha Garrison on Marriage and Family: Marriage at a Crossroads
In light of the ongoing debate about marriage in the United States and recent Census statistics about marriage and family makeup, Professor Marsha Garrison's book, Marriage at a Crossroads, is particularly timely.
Professor Roberta Karmel Explores Regulation of “Flash-Crashes”
Did you know that Professor Roberta Karmel authors a column, "Securities Regulation," appearing every other month in the New York Law Journal? Her most recent column explores the causes of "flash-crashes" and how the SEC should regulate these situations of extreme market volatility.
Professor Nelson Tebbe Addresses How Religious Freedom Clauses Apply to Nonbelievers
In a recent interview, Professor Nelson Tebbe discusses the main themes in his article, Nonbelievers, which was published in the Virginia Law Review. He sets out to answer the question: How should courts handle nonbelievers who bring religious freedom claims?
Professor Steven Dean CritiquesTax Simplification
The focus of Professor Steven Dean's article, Tax Deregulation, in the NYU Law Review, sounds pretty straightforward. However, Dean explains in a recent podcast, what is generally understood to be simplification is in fact, not simplification. He notes that tax payers prefer deregulation, autonomy, choice, and the ability to structure, which he argues is not simplification.
Professor Susan Herman Argues the "War on Terror" Erodes Democracy in Her New Book, Taking Liberties
In Taking Liberties, Professor Susan Herman argues that the government's post-9/11 anti-terrorist tactics, including provisions of the USA Patriot Act, have victimized innocent Americans and have the potential to harm many more.
Professor David Reiss Proposes New Organizational Structure for Federal Housing Agencies
Professor David Reiss, a leading expert on federal housing policy, credit rating agencies, and real estate law, authored white papers about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the future of federal housing finance policy. He recommends a series of reform proposals including eliminating any future federal bailouts of Fannie and Freddie.
Professor Claire Kelly's Article Addresses Financial Crisis and Civil Society
Professor Claire Kelly's article, Financial Crisis and Civil Society (11 CHI. J. INT'L. L. 505 (2011)) is one of several in a series of articles that focus on international organizations and financial and commercial law.
Professor Lawrence Solan Publishes New Book: The Language of Statutes
Professor Lawrence Solan argues that statutory interpretation is alive, well, and not in need of the major overhaul that many have suggested. In The Language of Statutes: Laws and their Interpretation (University of Chicago Press) he joins learning from law, linguistics, and cognitive science to illuminate the fundamental issues and problems in this highly contested area.
Professor Elizabeth Schneider Publishes New Book: Women and The Law Stories
Women and the Law Stories, co-edited by Professor Elizabeth Schneider and Professor Stephanie Wildman of Santa Clara University, examines many landmark cases establishing women's legal rights. “It is the first book to look at these stories in depth, and we are excited to have it published,” said Schneider.