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  • 12.19.10 Professor Gregg Macey on Potential Law Suit against BP for Gulf of Mexico Spill
    Gregg Macey

    The Department of Justice announced that it plans to sue BP and eight other companies in connection to the oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico that lasted throughout the summer of 2010.  read more

  • 12.18.10 Oregon Live Published Op-ed by Professor Jason Mazzone on Constitutionality of New Health Care Law
    Jason Mazzone

    Professor Jason Mazzone wrote an op-ed that was published in Oregon Live discussing whether or not the Supreme Court will declare the new health care law unconstitutional.  read more

  • 12.16.10 Op-Ed by Professor Jason Mazzone on the Health Care Law Featured in The New York Times
    Jason Mazzone

    The New York Times published an op-ed by Professor Jason Mazzone that explores the recent decision on the health care law.   read more

  • 12.15.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Cited by the U.S. Supreme Court
    Jason Mazzone

    Professor Jason Mazzone was cited on June 24, 2010, by Justice Antonin Scalia in his opinion in Doe v. Reed, 130 S.Ct. 2832 (2010).  read more

  • 12.15.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Quoted by the Supreme Court of Minnesota
    Jason Mazzone

    Professor Jason Mazzone was quoted on March 11, 2010, in State v. Lessley, a decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court, 779 N.W.2d 825 (Minn. 2010).  read more

  • 12.14.10 Professor Bradley Borden Discusses Tax Cuts in The Huffington Post
    Bradley Borden

    Professor Bradley Borden wrote an op-ed that was published by The Huffington Post, about the recent tax cut agreement in Congress.   read more

  • 12.13.10 Loretta Lynch Sworn in as 40th U.S. Attorney at Brooklyn Law School
    Loretta Lynch

    Brooklyn Law School was proud to host the investiture of Loretta E. Lynch as the 40th United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Joined by family, friends, colleagues, and many of the EDNY judges, Lynch took the oath of office before a standing-room only crowd in the Law School’s Moot Court Room.  read more

  • 12.10.10 Brooklyn Law School Hosts Panel Discussion on the Dodd-Frank Act: “Regulation to the Rescue, or Too Little, Too Late?”
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    The Business Law Association and the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law hosted a panel discussion on November 17th, entitled, “Regulation to the Rescue, or Too Little, Too Late?” to address the new Dodd-Frank legislation, which was recently signed into law.   read more

  • 12.08.10 Brooklyn Law School Lauds Class of 2010 for 90% Bar Passage Rate
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that 90% of the Class of 2010 passed the July 2010 New York bar examination.  read more

  • 12.08.10 BLS Director of Public Service Programs, Elizabeth Kane Wins Brooklyn Bar Association Letica Award
    Elizabeth Kane

    At a gala Volunteer Recognition Event hosted by TD Bank in Brooklyn Heights on December 8, 2010, Brooklyn Law School’s Director of Public Service Programs, Elizabeth Kane, was recognized for her commitment to public service.   read more

  • 12.06.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses Wikileaks in Huffington Post Op-Ed
    Jonathan Askin

    In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Professor Jonathan Askin discusses the potential consequences of the release of over 250,000 American diplomatic cables by Wikileaks.  read more

  • 12.03.10 Safe Harbor Clinic Helps Tibetan Client Gain Asylum
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    After an almost two-year stretch, a Safe Harbor client from Tibet was granted asylum. The client had been imprisoned, badly beaten, and tortured for pro-Dalai Lama activities.  read more

  • 12.02.10 NYC Department of Design and Construction Highlights BLS Student’s Work on Environmental Quality in New York City
    Meghan O'Malley

    Brooklyn Law School student Meghan O’Malley ’11 was chosen to make a presentation at City Hall on November 22 as part of her participation in the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) Town+Gown project.  read more

  • 12.02.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Online "Do Not Call" Registry in New York Times' Room for Debate
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin contributed to the New York Time's Room for Debate discussion of a possible "do not call" registry for the Internet.   read more

  • 12.02.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Cited by U.S. District Court for the Southern District
    Roberta Karmel

    Judge Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District cited Professor Roberta Karmel in the Court’s Memorandum Decision and Order in the case, SEC v. Obus on September 20, 2010. The Court cites an article Professor Karmel wrote entitled, “Outsider Trading on Confidential Information- A Breach in Search of a Duty,” 20 Cardozo L. Rev. 83, 108.  read more

  • 12.01.10 Lebron’s Lawyer Delivers the Media and Society Lecture
    Allen Grubman

    On Wednesday, October 27, Allen Grubman ’67, a man who counts Madonna, Lebron James, and Robert DeNiro as clients, delivered the Media & Society lecture. Peppering his talk with a little Yiddish and a lot of humor, Grubman led the sold-out crowd of alumni, faculty, and students through the intriguing arc of his remarkable career.   read more

  • 11.30.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Google Earth 6
    Jonathan Askin

    Google has released the sixth version of its program Google Earth, which provides 3D interactive digital models of cities and towns around the world. The newest version includes additional details such as 3D trees and a virtual assistant called “Pegman.”   read more

  • 11.29.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses Wikileaks with Tech News World
    Jonathan Askin

    Wikileaks, the online organization that publishes government documents unauthorized for the public, has gone forward with releasing more than 250,000 cables between the U.S. State Department and 274 embassies around the world.   read more

  • 11.24.10 Professor Lawrence Solan Cited in State of Iowa v. Hicks
    Larry Solan

    Professor Lawrence Solan was cited on November 24, 2010 in State v. Hicks, a decision of the Supreme Court of Iowa.   read more

  • 11.22.10 Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: A Panel to Ask and Tell
    Don't Ask Don't Tell Panel

    In light of the ongoing debate over the constitutionality of barring openly gay soldiers in the military, the student group, OutLaws, hosted “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: A Panel to Ask and Tell,” to discuss the recent developments surrounding the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The panel featured Professors Bill Araiza and Nelson Tebbe, both experts in constitutional law.  read more

  • 11.22.10 Professor Susan Herman on the Constitutionality of TSA Full-Body Scans in the Christian Science Monitor
    Susan Herman

    While some call the Transportation Security Administration's new screening procedures necessary for homeland security, a growing number of critics are calling the enhanced pat downs and full-body scans a violation of the Fourth Amendment.   read more

  • 11.22.10 Local GC's Are Bullish About Brooklyn
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    Brooklyn Law School hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Economic Development: A Lawyer’s Role,” to foster community among General Counsels (GCs) working at local businesses and continued economic development.   read more

  • 11.19.10 BLS Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Margaret Berger
    MARGARET BERGER

    Brooklyn Law School mourns the loss of its esteemed colleague and dear friend, Professor Margaret A. Berger.  read more

  • 11.09.10 Art Law Association Hosts Panel on Holocaust Art Restitution Claims
    Art Law

    In recent years, the filing of decades-old art restitution claims has led to unprecedented monetary settlements and a small measure of justice for the descendants of Holocaust victims. Such claims touch on a variety of legal topics, including statutes of limitations, choice-of-law, and international law, and have reinvigorated the debate as to the legal standards that should govern these claims. To promote further discussion and analysis of these issues, the Art Law Association (ALA) sponsored “Art Restitution Claims: Where Do We Stand, Where Are We Headed?” a panel discussion including experts from the academic, legal and regulatory fields.   read more

  • 11.09.10 Fashion Week Comes to Brooklyn Law School
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    Fashion Week arrives in New York City every fall, and with it comes the over-the-top glamour of the runways – the world’s hottest designers, the most sought-after models, and many celebrities and journalists. But in addition to the excitement of the runway itself, Fashion Week is evidence of a booming industry on the rise. With revenue of around $196 billion, double that of all the other entertainment industries combined, the fashion industry has ushered forth a new specialty within the law dealing specifically with fashion. To explore this new specialty, Brooklyn Law School held its own Fashion Week this fall.  read more

  • 11.04.10 Treating Mental Disorders in Poor and Vulnerable Children
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    It’s an unfortunate, but true fact, that poor and vulnerable children in foster care, are misdiagnosed with mental disorders, and receive more psychotropic drugs than other children their age. Brooklyn Law School recently hosted a Theory Practice Seminar co-sponsored by the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan bioethics research institution to bring this issue to the forefront.   read more

  • 11.04.10 Brooklyn Law School Hosts “A Day in the Life of a Law Student”
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    Recently, seven high school students from the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) shadowed seven Brooklyn Law School students to learn more about what being a law student is like.  read more

  • 11.04.10 Brooklyn Law School Alumni Among Top New York Super Lawyers
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    Two hundred ninety-four Brooklyn Law School graduates were recognized in the annual New York Edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Brooklyn Law School ranked 5th in the nation for producing attorneys on this year’s list of outstanding lawyers in the New York metro area. The Law School ranked 47th overall for producing lawyers on all Super Lawyers editions nationwide.  read more

  • 11.03.10 Three Clinic Students Win Asylum for Client Fleeing Political Oppression
    Safe Harbor

    Three students enrolled in Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Harbor Project recently won asylum for a woman from a Caribbean nation who had been assaulted repeatedly for her political beliefs. Dave Hattendorf ’11, Meghan O’Malley ’11 and Bohee Rhee ’11 represented the woman, who was attacked on two separate occasions after she spoke out against calls to riot by a political party.   read more

  • 10.29.10 Brooklyn Law Review Hosts Craig Martin for its Second Annual Author Spotlight
    Brooklyn Law Review

    On October 15th, the Brooklyn Law Review hosted its second-annual Author Spotlight, designed to introduce students to authors submitting pieces to this scholarly journal.  read more

  • 10.27.10 Journal Note by Heather Martone ’11 Cited by Maryland Appellate Court
    Heather Martone

    Heather Martone ’11 recently celebrated a rare distinction for a law student. Her note, “2.2 Million Children Left Behind: Food Allergies in American Schools – A Study on the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act,” originally published in Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law and Policy, was cited by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in Pace v. Maryland (2010 WL 3770566, footnote 1).   read more

  • 10.27.10 Professor Susan Herman Quoted on My Daily Constitution Event in the New York Post
    Susan Herman

    The New York Post publicized My Daily Constitution's weekend celebration of the First Amendment.   read more

  • 10.27.10 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Publishes New Book: Women and The Law Stories
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the publication of Women and the Law Stories, co-edited by Elizabeth M. Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and Stephanie M. Wildman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University.   read more

  • 10.25.10 Brooklyn Law School to Honor Three Distinguished Graduates at Annual Alumni Association Luncheon
    Alumni Luncheon 2010

    On November 12, 2010, Brooklyn Law School will present distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards to Hon. Dorothy Eisenberg ’50, Howard Finkelstein ’59 and David Barse ’87.   read more

  • 10.25.10 BLS Celebrates Pro-Bono Week
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    Brooklyn Law School joins the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in recognizing pro bono work performed by its students, faculty, and extended partnering community.  read more

  • 10.25.10 Brooklyn Law School Adds New LL.M. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
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    Brooklyn Law School has established a new LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers that will begin in August 2011.   read more

  • 10.24.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Discusses Constitutionality of "Don't ask Don't Tell" in The Washington Times
    Jason Mazzone

    Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips declared the "don't ask, don't tell" military policy as unconstitutional, citing Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down laws against sodomy in Texas.   read more

  • 10.22.10 Professor Lisa Smith Comments on Ohio’s Fetal Homicide Case in The Associated Press
    Lisa Smith

    A precedent-setting case is unfolding where an Ohio man is accused of trying to force his girlfriend at gunpoint to have an abortion.  read more

  • 10.22.10 Professor Jonathan Askin on Political Rallies in The Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    As voters begin to turn away from traditional political party lines, the most talked-about political rallies have been hosted by cable talk show hosts.  read more

  • 10.22.10 Professor David Reiss Comments on Rising Costs of Pension and Health Care on NPR’s Marketplace program
    David Reiss

    Although state and local officials are beginning to express worry that they will be unable to afford rising pension and health care costs, many credit rating agencies do not seem to be factoring this risk.  read more

  • 10.22.10 BLS Student Presents Oral Arguments before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
    Anita Aboagye-Agyeman

    Anita Aboagye-Agyeman ’11 eloquently and forcefully argued before The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the nation’s highest military appellate court, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  read more

  • 10.20.10 Professor David Reiss on Bank of America and GMAC Foreclosures
    David Reiss

    After a period of temporary stops due to reports of allegedly incorrect paperwork, Bank of America and GMAC Mortgage are resuming foreclosures.  read more

  • 10.20.10 Professor Derek Bambauer Comments on Internet Censorship in the ABA Journal
    Derek Bambauer

    Critics of China's widespread Internet firewalls are calling the censorship issue a matter of human rights, arguing that barring citizens from unlimited online access violates World Trade Organization treaties.  read more

  • 10.19.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Featured in New York Daily News for "Do Gooders" Award Nomination
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin was featured in the New York Daily News for his Brooklyn Community Foundation "Do Gooder" award nomination.  read more

  • 10.16.10 Professor James Fanto Comments on Countrywide Financial Settlement in The New York Times
    James Fanto

    Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial, and two of his top lieutenants have settled civil securities fraud charges filed against them by the SEC.  read more

  • 10.15.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Discusses the Controversy of Rhode Island's Official Name
    Jason Mazzone

    A group of legislators are pushing to have Rhode Island change its official name, "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," due to connotations with slavery.  read more

  • 10.15.10 BLS New Pro Bono Program Partners with Local Groups to Train Students and Attorneys on Fair Hearings
    Project Fair

    The Student Bar Association recently approved the Fair Hearings Representation and Assistance Project (FHRAP) as an independent student organization that will represent low-income individuals in public assistance benefits proceedings.  read more

  • 10.14.10 Brooklyn Law School Student Wins Writing Competition Sponsored by New York State Bar Association
    Lesley Peterson

    The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law awarded Lesley Peterson ‘11 first-place in its third annual Student Writing Competition, Interim Dean Michael Gerber announced today.  read more

  • 10.14.10 Professor Jonathan Askin on President Obama's MTV Town Hall in The Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to The Christian Science Monitor about President Obama's town hall meeting, which was broadcasted on MTV, BET, and CMT and streamed on the Internet.  read more

  • 10.08.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Sought After News Commentator on Technology Issues
    Jonathan Askin

    Brooklyn Law School professor Jonathan Askin is the founding director of the Brooklyn Law Incubator Clinic (BLIP), which functions like a law firm that represents Internet, new media, communications, and other tech entrepreneurs and innovators on both business and policy advocacy.  read more

  • 10.08.10 Professor David Reiss Sought After News Commentator on Residential Mortgage Market and Housing Policy
    David Reiss

    Brooklyn Law School Professor David Reiss is the founding director of the Community Development Clinic , which represents community-based organizations, cultural institutions, affordable housing providers, and small businesses that serve underrepresented communities.  read more

  • 10.07.10 Professor David Reiss Comments on Vetoed Foreclosure Notarization Bill
    David Reiss

    President Obama vetoed a bill on October 7 that would have made it more difficult for homeowners to fight foreclosures that may have been improperly documented.  read more

  • 10.06.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Offers Privacy Policy Suggestions for Small Businesses
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin offers privacy policy suggestions for small businesses on MSNBC.com, Business on Main.   read more

  • 10.06.10 Professor Joel Gora Comments on Supreme Court First Amendment case in The New York Times’ Room For Debate
    Joel Gora

    In his piece, “Beware of Little Exceptions,” Professor Joel Gora argues that the famous principle of free thought has informed the importance of U.S. Constitutional tolerance of intolerable messages.  read more

  • 10.05.10 Professor Jonathan Askin on Verizon's $90 Million Reimbursements
    Jonathan Askin

    An estimated 15 million Verizon Wireless customers have been charged incorrect additional fees on their phone and internet bills.  read more

  • 10.05.10 Theory and Practice: Essentials for Public Interest Lawyering
    Aliza Kaplan and Cynthia Godsoe

    Public Interest lawyering requires knowledge beyond the law. Many lawyers who work at nonprofits quickly learn that their responsibilities involve many tasks for which law school may not have prepared them, such as writing fundraising letters, interacting with the media, and giving board presentations.  read more

  • 10.04.10 Brooklyn Law School Race Judicata $10K Proceeds Benefit Local SLJ High School
    Race Judicata

    Interim Dean Michael Gerber praised the Law School’s Student Bar Association (SBA) for raising $10,000 to fund a summer internship program for the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ), a public high school for at-risk students choosing to study law. The money was raised through an annual charity event, Race Judicata, a 5k run, that is held in memory of the late Professor Barry L. Zaretsky.  read more

  • 10.04.10 BLS Students Recognized for Participation in New York City Bar Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Mentor Program
    Amy Jen and Dong-Joo Lee

    Brooklyn Law Students Amy Jen ‘11, Nicole Phillips ‘12, and Dong-Joo Lee ‘12, were recognized by the New York City Bar Association for their involvement with its Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Mentor Program.  read more

  • 09.30.10 Professor Robin Effron Quoted by Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    Robin Effron

    On September 22, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit filed its opinion on a multi-million dollar class action case in which it cited Professor Robin Effron’s article.  read more

  • 09.27.10 Brooklyn Law School Offers a Range of New Courses for the 2010-2011 School Year
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the addition of 19 new courses to its curriculum for the 2010-2011 academic year.   read more

  • 09.23.10 Professor David Reiss Speaks to ABC News about National Foreclosure Rates
    David Reiss

    ABC News covered the top 10 cities in the country with the highest rates of foreclosures and warned buyers interested in this real estate.  read more

  • 09.22.10 Professor David Reiss on Lender/Insurer Side Deals
    David Reiss

    Mortgage insurers have been cutting cash payment deals with lenders in exchange for turning a blind eye to bad underwriting practices.  read more

  • 09.17.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Participates in Net Neutrality Debate
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin participated in 4GWE's net neutrality audio-conference, arguing for stronger federal net neutrality policies.  read more

  • 09.17.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Quoted in Corporate Counsel
    Roberta Karmel

    Professor Roberta Karmel was featured in the Corporate Counsel column "What If?", which asks five experts a hypothetical question regarding corporate law.  read more

  • 09.15.10 Professor Jonathan Askin on the use of Social Media as an Election Device in the Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    The Christian Science Monitor explores the use of social media, in particular “tweets,” as a form of grassroots campaigning. Professor Jonathan Askin, who was on President Obama's 2008 campaign tech task force, commented on the power behind tools like Facebook and Twitter.  read more

  • 09.14.10 Student Group, the Suspension Representation Project, Wins National Equal Justice Works Award
    Ari Cohen and Kathryn Wood

    The Suspension Representation Project (SRP), a law student organization that represents New York City public school students facing long-term suspensions, has garnered national recognition with an Exemplary Public Service Award for Student Groups from Equal Justice Works (EJW).  read more

  • 09.13.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Gives Insight on Net Neutrality Debate
    Jonathan Askin

    Many from the Tea Party movement are calling to end net neutrality and are receiving huge donations from telecom companies in return.   read more

  • 09.09.10 Experienced Alumni - Take Charge of Your Career: Three Pathways to Change
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    Brooklyn Law School Career Services Office is offering for the first time a three-part series on career management, growth, and change for experienced alumni.  read more

  • 09.08.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Comments on The New York Times Story That Suggests a Sign of the Supreme Court’s Polarization is Its Clerks
    Jason Mazzone

    Daniel Fisher, a Forbes blogger, features Professor Jason Mazzone and his response to a recent The New York Times article about the Supreme Court.  read more

  • 09.08.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Profiled in the National Law Journal
    Jason Mazzone

    The National Law Journal profiled Professor Jason Mazzone and his recent research on the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts, particularly focusing on the relationship between federal and state courts.  read more

  • 09.03.10 Professor Jonathan Askin on Consumer Watchdog’s Critical Video of Google
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke with E-Commerce Times about Consumer Watchdog’s short video that blasts Google for privacy invasion.  read more

  • 08.31.10 Professor Nelson Tebbe and the BLS Summer Law Institute
    Nelson Tebbe

    During the summer of 2010, Brooklyn Law School hosted a five-week legal education Summer Law Institute for rising 9th-grade students from all five boroughs.  read more

  • 08.30.10 This Week in Law Hosts Professor Jonathan Askin to Discuss Net Neutrality
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin was a guest on episode 75 of This Week in Law, “Morons in a Hurry,” with Greg Sandoval.  read more

  • 08.30.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses Verizon-Google Agreement and Net Neutrality
    Jonathan Askin

    Denise Howell interviews Professor Jonathan Askin on This Week in Law podcast on net neutrality and the Verizon-Google agreement.  read more

  • 08.30.10 ABC News Profiles Brooklyn Law School and the Summer Law Institute Program
    Legal Outreach

    On Monday August 30, 2010, ABC Eye Witness News profiled Brooklyn Law School’s partnership with Legal Outreach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing middle and high school students from underserved communities in New York City.  read more

  • 08.26.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on FCC Fines
    Jonathan Askin

    The FCC is suing Saga Communications, owner of the radio station WAQY, for awarding a contest winner his prize a month after the agreed upon date of receipt.  read more

  • 08.25.10 Brooklyn Law School Community Mourns the Loss of Irina Shekhets ‘10
    Irina Shekhets

    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the tragic loss of its recent graduate, Irina Shekhets ‘10, who was killed in a plane crash in Nepal on her 30th birthday.  read more

  • 08.24.10 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Comments on Swanson v. Citibank in BNA Law Week
    Elizabeth Schneider

    In a recent decision, a majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit sided with the plaintiff in the case of Swanson v. Citibank, saying that the plaintiff’s complaint concerning a Fair Housing Act claim was sufficient and reversing the District Court judge who had dismissed the plaintiff’s case.  read more

  • 08.24.10 Brooklyn Law School Welcomes Entering Class of 2010 at its Annual Convocation Ceremony
    Convocation

    On Sunday, August 15, Brooklyn Law School proudly welcomed the entering class of 2010 at its annual Convocation Ceremony.  read more

  • 08.24.10 Three 2010 Graduates are Selected for Presidential Management Fellowships
    Caitlin Coan

    Three members of the Class of 2010, Caitlin Coan, Nicholas Z. Enrich, and Elyssa B. Feins, have been selected for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship Program.  read more

  • 08.23.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Weighs in on the Net Neutrality Debate
    Jonathan Askin

    In a humorous guest post for technology blog TechCrunch, Professor Jonathan Askin compared the controversy surrounding the Google-Verizon deal with the turn of Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side in the Star Wars films.  read more

  • 08.22.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Index in USA Today
    Roberta Karmel

    USA Today reported on the progress of the Ho Chi Minh Stock Index, Vietnam’s decade old stock exchange.  read more

  • 08.19.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Opines on Municipal Securities Reform in the New York Law Journal
    Roberta Karmel

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act remains a heated topic.  read more

  • 08.13.10 Professor Miriam Baer Quoted on the Search for HP’s New CEO in The New York Times
    Miriam Baer

    With the resignation of Hewlett-Packard’s CEO last Friday, business experts are beginning to compile a list of potential replacements to lead the company. Professor Miriam Baer, whose expertise includes corporate compliance, was quoted by The New York Times on the qualities to look for in a new CEO.  read more

  • 08.12.10 Professor Lisa Smith Discusses Domestic Violence and the Recession in Newsday
    Lisa Smith

    With the sinking American economy, recent studies are showing that levels of domestic violence rise with financial difficulties. Newsday spoke to Professor Lisa Smith, who runs the BLS Family Justice Center Clinic, who connected the depressed economy to the negative environment in the homes of potential domestic abusers.  read more

  • 08.10.10 Michael Pope '10 Is Awarded Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship
    Michael Pope

    Michael Pope ’10 was awarded a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship as the new Director of the Community Youth Reentry Project (CYRP) at the non-profit organization, Youth Represent. Pope’s passion for social justice is what brought him to Brooklyn Law School.  read more

  • 08.05.10 Professor Nelson Tebbe Offers Unique Perspective on California Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
    Nelson Tebbe

    A federal judge in California overturned the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. Associate Professor Nelson Tebbe, who has extensively researched the court's views of marriage, commented on the ruling.  read more

  • 07.29.10 The Los Angeles Daily News Publishes Professor Ressler's Editorial on Civil Contempt Confinement Policies
    Jayne Ressler

    An article by Professor Jayne Ressler was featured in the Los Angeles Daily News concerning suspicious civil contempt confinement policies.  read more

  • 07.29.10 Professor Derek Bambauer on "Defining Internet Freedom" in eJournal USA
    Derek Bambauer

    Professor Derek Bambauer recently contributed to the U.S. Department of State's eJournal USA issue on "Defining Internet Freedom."  read more

  • 07.28.10 Professor Derek Bambauer Quoted on Chinese Online Censorship in Intellectual Property Watch
    Derek Bambauer

    Professor Derek Bambauer, an expert on Internet Law, spoke to Intellectual Property Watch about China's online censorship laws and their potential violation of World Trade Organization rules.  read more

  • 07.15.10 Diane Mirabile Rafal ’11 Argues Habeas Case Before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
    Diane Mirabile Rafal

    On July 15, Diane Mirabile Rafal ‘11, a student in Professor Ursula Bentele’s Capital Defender and Federal Habeas Clinic, argued before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of the Clinic’s client, Jerry McBee who has been in prison for felony murder since 1999.  read more

  • 07.14.10 BLIP Clinic Assists with Entertainment Consumers Association Amicus Brief
    Jonathan Askin

    The Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) has been tapped to assist in the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to Schwarzenegger v. EMA.   read more

  • 07.14.10 Professor Derek Bambauer Comments on eBay Lawsuit in E-Commerce Times
    Derek Bambauer

    Professor Derek Bambauer explains the challenges of patent infringement cases.  read more

  • 07.14.10 Professor Jonathan Askin Quoted on the FCC’s Expletive Fines in Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    On July 13, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission must revise its policy on fining broadcasters thousands of dollars for “fleeting expletives” unintentionally aired on television.  read more

  • 07.13.10 Professor Jonathan Askin on Facebook’s Lawsuit in E-Commerce News
    Jonathan Askin

    A New York web designer is suing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for up to 85% ownership of the company for breach of contract.  read more

  • 07.09.10 Brooklyn Law School Hosts Inaugural Law and Religion Roundtable
    Law and Religion Roundtable

    Brooklyn Law School recently hosted the Inaugural Annual Law and Religion Roundtable, a new forum designed to give scholars of religious freedom a place to share cutting-edge works and engage in discipline-shaping conversations. The Roundtable focused on sessions in which scholars presented works in progress.  read more

  • 07.06.10 Brooklyn Law School Career Experts Publish Advice for Lawyers
    Jill Backer

    Jill Backer, Associate Director for Employer Relations at the Brooklyn Law School Career Center, gives advice to students and recent graduates in the Daily Business Review: Network, network, network. She offers 10 action items to rev up networking skills to land the right opportunity in a tough financial market.  read more

  • 06.30.10 Professor Lawrence Solan Quoted in State of Minnesota v. Andersen
    Larry Solan

    Professor Lawrence Solan was quoted on June 30, 2010 in State v. Andersen, a decision of the Supreme Court of Minnesota.   read more

  • 06.30.10 Brooklyn Law School Begins Search for New Dean
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    Stuart Subotnick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School, announced today the search for a new dean. Effective July 1, Joan G. Wexler will be the Law School’s President and Professor Michael A. Gerber will serve as Interim Dean.  read more

  • 06.29.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Named Gerald Baylin Professor of Law
    Jason Mazzone

    2010 has been a very good year for Jason Mazzone. A professor and noted scholar of constitutional law, intellectual property, and legal history, Mazzone has been on the receiving end of a number of coveted honors from the Federalist Society, the American Law Institute, the Copyright Society, and Brooklyn Law School.  read more

  • 06.29.10 Professor Edward Janger on Data Privacy in the EU Observer
    Edward Janger

    Professors Edward Janger and Derek Bambauer hosted a reporters roundtable with over a dozen international reporters at Brooklyn Law School to discuss U.S. and E.U. privacy rules and their impact on business practices.   read more

  • 06.29.10 BLS Faculty Reconnect with Alumni Around the World
    Alumni

    As the Brooklyn Law School alumni base continues to expand worldwide, the Law School has sought ways to continue to reconnect with these graduates and keep them informed on the latest news.  read more

  • 06.28.10 Brooklyn Law School to Host 7th Prawfsfest! July 6-7, 2010
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    Brooklyn Law School will host the 7th Prawfsfest! faculty workshop from July 6-7, 2010.   read more

  • 06.25.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on the Financial Reform Bill in the American Banker
    Roberta Karmel

    Following the passage of the final financial reform bill, experts and critics are sifting through the legislation to assess the fate of all those involved.   read more

  • 06.17.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses the Balance of Federal and State Corporate Governance Laws in the New York Law Journal
    Roberta Karmel

    Professor Roberta Karmel explores how the Securities Exchange Commission balances corporate governance laws on the federal and state levels.  read more

  • 06.17.10 Brooklyn Law School Career Experts Publish Advice for Lawyers
    jill backer

    The Career Center at Brooklyn Law School is home to a team of seasoned experts who educate current students and alumni about the skills they will need to succeed as lawyers, open their eyes to opportunities that exist at BLS and elsewhere, and facilitate relationships among employers, mentors, students, and alumni. Recently, two Career Center staff members – Jill Backer and Tamara Stephen, both experienced lawyers in their own right – published career advice articles for lawyers.  read more

  • 06.16.10 Professor Joel Gora Discusses the Paradox of Re-electing Incumbents
    Joel Gora

    On average 95% of Congressional incumbents are re-elected despite their low job approval ratings.   read more

  • 06.16.10 Professor Marsha Garrison on No-Fault Divorce in the New York Times
    Marsha Garrison

    On June 15, the New York State Senate approved a bill that would allow divorces to be filed without naming which party is at fault, making New York one of the last states to implement a no-fault divorce system.  read more

  • 06.16.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Mylan Inc.
    Roberta Karmel

    Generic-drug maker Mylan Inc. is the most recent company being put under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission for selective disclosure of material information.  read more

  • 06.15.10 Associate Deanship for Student Affairs Renamed to Honor Robert B. Catell
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    Brooklyn Law School recently honored former Law School trustee and past National Grid Chairman Robert B. Catell by naming an Associate Deanship after him as a tribute to his remarkable life’s work and his contributions to the Law School.  read more

  • 06.11.10 Mayor Bloomberg Bids Farewell to Class of 2010 with Mix of Wisdom and Insiders’ Humor
    Mayor Mike Bloomberg

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed members of the class of 2010 at Brooklyn Law School’s 109th Commencement held on June 4 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Stuart Subotnick ’68, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dean Joan G. Wexler presented the 463 members of the graduating class with their degrees and also conferred upon Mayor Bloomberg the Law School’s highest honor, an honorary doctor of laws degree.  read more

  • 06.09.10 Three BLS Students Win State Bar Diversity Internships
    Anita Aboagye-Agyeman

    June 7, 2010 – Out of a total of nine law students statewide, three from Brooklyn Law School have been chosen to receive the prestigious Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). The program provides placements in corporate legal offices with compensation of $6,000 for each student.  read more

  • 06.07.10 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Himan Brown ’31, a Pioneer in Radio
    Himan Brown

    Himan Brown, the classic radio drama creator and producer, died on Friday, June 4, in Manhattan at the age of 99. His work spanned the 20th century and included the immensely popular serials: “The Adventures of the Thin Man”; “Dick Tracy”; and the “CBS Radio Mystery Theater.”  read more

  • 06.03.10 Professor David Reiss Discusses FCIC Hearings on Bloomberg TV
    David Reiss

    On June 3, Professor David Reiss was featured on Bloomberg TV to discuss statements made in the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) hearings, which look to better understand the causes of the current economic crisis.  read more

  • 06.01.10 Professor Cynthia Godsoe’s Op-Ed on Pending New York Family Legislation Published in the National Law Journal
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    Professor Cynthia Godsoe recently published an op-ed about family-focused legislation in New York State in the National Law Journal. The article discussed a newly passed amendment to the Family Court Act which would restore the rights of certain parents whose parental rights have been terminated, but who have been deemed “rehabilitated.”   read more

  • 05.28.10 Scott Ruplinger ’10 Completes “Penny School Project” to Build School in Kenya
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    Scott Ruplinger ’10 recently celebrated a remarkable achievement: he raised enough money to finance the construction of a Kenyan school through his online fundraising project and brainchild, the Penny School Project.    read more

  • 05.26.10 Sarah Westby ’11 Wins Iowa School of Law International Business Writing Award
    Sarah Westby

    Sarah A. Westby ’11 has won the 2009-2010 University of Iowa School of Law Trandafir International Business Writing Competition with her article, “Associations to the Rescue: Reviving the Consumer Class Action in the United States and Italy.”   read more

  • 05.26.10 An Duong ’12 Awarded Summer Clerkship in Vietnam Office of Lovell LLP
    An Duong

    An Ngoc Duong ’12 has been awarded the Hong Duc Clerkship by the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (State) to work this summer at the Ho Chi Minh City office of Lovells LLP.   read more

  • 05.20.10 High Honors for Professor Miriam Baer: Selected for Yale Stanford Junior Faculty Forum
    Miriam Baer

    “Cooperation’s Cost,” a paper written by Professor Miriam Baer, was competitively selected for presentation at Yale Law School as part of the Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum in late June.   read more

  • 05.18.10 New York Times Pronounces Downtown Brooklyn “Mainstream Chic”
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    Over the last decade, Downtown Brooklyn has taken on a well-publicized life as the place to be. Artisan gourmet shops, indie boutiques, and chef-driven restaurants have helped build this borough from its plucky days as the once-home to the Dodgers, to a thriving Mecca of bohemian chic.  read more

  • 05.14.10 Professor Derek Bambauer and Professor Richard Epstein Debate Internet Censorship
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    Professor Derek Bambauer was a featured contributor in the U.S. State Department’s series of “Who’s Right” debates, a forum for two experts to discuss a current hot topic of issue.  read more

  • 05.10.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Speaks about Losses from May 6 Stock Market Freefall on CNBC
    Roberta Karmel

    The stock market dropped nearly a thousand points on May 6, bringing the worth of many stable companies down to pennies, only to rebound within the next hour. Although the strange event, whose cause remains unknown, is encouraging new rules for the market, investors who sold their temporarily depressed shares will likely keep those losses.  read more

  • 05.10.10 Professor Jason Mazzone Comments on New Yorkers in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Jason Mazzone

    AOL News pointed out the prevalence of Supreme Court Justices who hail from New York City. New Yorkers currently on the bench are Justices Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Sonia Sotomayor. President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens is Solicitor General Elena Kagan who grew up on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.   read more

  • 05.05.10 Professor Gerald Shargel Criticizes Senators’ Call to Omit Miranda Rights for Terrorist Suspects
    Gerald Shargel

    The Daily Beast blog featured an editorial by Professor Gerald Shargel, who criticized various U.S. senators’ reactions to the handling of Faisal Shahzad’s arrest.  read more

  • 05.04.10 Professor Gerald Shargel Named Most Visible Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year
    Gerald Shargel

    Since graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1969, Gerald Shargel has spent practically every day building a reputation as one of the country’s most dynamic, effective, and acclaimed defense attorneys.  read more

  • 04.30.10 Professors Joel Gora and Susan Herman in Wall Street Journal on Campaign Finance Restriction and the ACLU
    Joel Gora

    In an editorial for the Wall Street Journal, Professor Joel Gora, along with Floyd Abrams and Ira Glasser, explores the ACLU’s new stance on campaign finance restrictions.  read more

  • 04.27.10 Dennis J. Block ’67 Honored as American Lawyer Dealmaker of the Year for Third Year
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    Dennis J. Block ’67 has been named Dealmaker of the Year by American Lawyer for the third time in his impressive career. Block, a senior partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and a household name in the world of mergers and acquisitions, offers his expertise as an Adjunct Professor at the Law School, where he teaches advanced corporate law and the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law bears his name in recognition of his distinguished work as an international business lawyer.  read more

  • 04.26.10 Jeffrey Toobin Helps Celebrate 75 Years of the Brooklyn Law Review
    Toobin

    On April 15, the Law School celebrated 75 years of the Brooklyn Law Review with a dinner held at the Forchelli Center at Feil Hall and a captivating speech by Jeffrey Toobin, senior legal analyst for CNN and staff writer at The New Yorker. Toobin was welcomed by nearly 200 Law Review alumni and current Law Review students from as far away as Miami and Montreal.  read more

  • 04.20.10 Brooklyn Law School Selects Four International Human Rights Fellows
    International Human Rights Fellowship

    Since Brooklyn Law School initiated the International Human Rights Fellowship three years ago, a select group of students who have demonstrated particular promise in their study of international and human rights law are honored each year as International Human Rights Fellows. The Fellows take their talent abroad for a summer spent solving real-world legal challenges in a variety of settings. In the past, Fellows have explored areas including free expression and speech, international criminal law, and legal issues of art theft and antiques.  read more

  • 04.16.10 David A. Shapiro ’12 Awarded Three Fellowships for Juvenile Justice Summer Externship
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    David A. Shapiro ’12 has won a trifecta of awards – three public service law fellowships – to fund his summer externship at the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn. He received a Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) Fellowship; an Equal Justice America Fellowship and a Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship.  read more

  • 04.15.10 Graduating Students Honored for Public Service Work
    Public Service Awards

    At the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Law School Public Service Awards Ceremony on April 7, one hundred students in the Class of 2010 were honored for pro bono legal work in government and non-profit settings.   read more

  • 04.15.10 Professor Roberta Karmel on SEC’s New Rules on Shorts Sales in New York Law Journal
    Roberta Karmel

    In her column, “Securities Regulation,” Professor Roberta Karmel discusses the SEC’s new rules on short sales—a common subject of blame for the current financial crisis.  read more

  • 04.14.10 Professor David Reiss Interviewed on Bloomberg TV about Ratings Companies
    David Reiss

    On April 8, Professor David Reiss appeared on Bloomberg Television’s Investment Program “Taking Stock” to discuss the ever-growing need for rating agency regulation.   read more

  • 04.12.10 Two New Graduate Members Join Board of Trustees
    Scott Selinger

    The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees welcomed two outstanding recent graduates to the Board this winter. Kathleen M. Chastaine ’06, an associate in the Private Equity Group at Winston & Strawn LLP, and Scott B. Selinger ’06, an associate in the Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, were appointed in December 2009 for a two-year term.  read more

  • 04.09.10 Endowed Scholars Celebration Pays Tribute to Students and Scholarship Donors
    Endowed Scholars Celebration

    On the evening of March 17, over 175 students, alumni, family and friends of Brooklyn Law School gathered in the Forchelli Conference Center for the annual Endowed Scholars Celebration. The event is a special opportunity for those who have established scholarships to meet the students who have received them and share experiences.   read more

  • 04.08.10 Double Honors in Vienna for BLS Moot Court Team
    Vis Team

    Brooklyn Law School’s Moot Court Team received a double honor last week when Rachel Green ‘10 and Adam Scheinman ’10 each took home the Honorable Mention for the Best Oral Advocate at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (“the Vis”), an international moot court competition held in Vienna, Austria.  read more

  • 04.08.10 Marjorie Yang ’11 Awarded New York State Bar Association Minority Fellowship in Environmental Law
    Marjorie Yang

    Marjorie Yang ’11 has won a New York State Bar Association Minority Fellowship in Environmental Law, which provides a $6,000 stipend for a summer internship with a government or public interest environmental organization in New York State. She will be working at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, in various areas of environmental enforcement. Two prominent environmental law practitioners, Jeff Gracer and Yelann Momot, will serve as her mentors.  read more

  • 04.06.10 Student Organizations Host an Exciting Mix of Annual Alumni Dinners This Spring
    Alumni Dinners

    Each spring, many student organizations plan and host annual alumni dinners to bring alumni back to campus and celebrate the work of their respective organizations. These events are all well attended and offer valuable networking opportunities for both students and graduates. The dinners also recognize graduating students’ service to the organization throughout their law school careers and distinguished alumni are honored for their contributions to different fields of law.  read more

  • 04.05.10 Professor Roberta Karmel Quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the SEC "Revolving Door"
    Roberta Karmel

    In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal explored the potential for a conflict of interest when employees leave the Securities and Exchange Commission for the private sector. Several instances have recently come public in which former SEC employees turn to more profitable private companies and represent the very clients they had once investigated.  read more

  • 04.05.10 Professor Ted Janger Elected to American Law Institute
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    Ted Janger, the David M. Barse Professor of Law, was elected on March 16, 2010 to The American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI is comprised of 4,200 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications who produce scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law.  read more

  • 03.29.10 Professor James Fanto Cited in Wachovia Bank N.A. v. VCG Special Opportunities Master Fund, Ltd.
    James Fanto

    Judge Laura Taylor Swain, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York cited Professors James Fanto and Norman Poser’s case book, Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (4 ed. 2009) on March 29, 2010 in her opinion in the case of Wachovia Bank N.A. v. VCG Special Opportunities Master Fund, Ltd.   read more

  • 03.24.10 Professor Lawrence Solan Cited in United States ex rel. Gonzalex v. Fresenius Medical Care North America
    Larry Solan

    Professor Lawrence Solan was cited on March 24, 2010, in United States ex rel. Gonzalez v. Fresenius Medical Care North America, a decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division.  read more

  • 03.22.10 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates New Study Abroad Programs in Cork and Hong Kong
    Cork

    Beijing, Bologna, Hamburg, and Colchester are already among the impressive international destinations BLS students can call home for a semester or summer. Now, two new programs, one at University College Cork (UCC) and one at Hong Kong University (HKU), offer an exciting chance for students to study abroad for a semester in additional renowned legal programs.  read more

  • 03.19.10 Data Security and Data Privacy in the Payment System
    Data Security

    The increased use of credit card transactions, online banking, and Internet commerce generates an enormous amount of sensitive data and raises questions about legal mechanisms to protect and secure this information.  read more

  • 03.18.10 Nearly $50K, a Record Amount, Raised at 20th Annual BLSPI Auction
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    On March 11, at the Forchelli Conference Center at Feil Hall, three hundred impassioned students, alumni, professors, and friends of BLS gathered together for the 20th Annual Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) auction.  read more

  • 03.17.10 Healing Haiti: BLS Alumnus Aids Disabled Victims
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    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 8, incredible stories of the tragedy’s bravest heroes—donors, rescuers, doctors, and Samaritans—have flooded the media. But closer to home, just a few blocks from the Law School on Pierrepont Street, a solo practitioner with muscular dystrophy is fighting a battle for victims of the earthquake largely forgotten: those with disabilities.  read more

  • 03.05.10 Law School Reports Over 20% of Class of 2009 Hired by the Nation's Top 250 Firms
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School graduates are consistently recruited by the top law firms in the nation. Of our graduating Class of 2009, over 20% were hired as first-year associates by the nation’s top law firms. However, a recent issue of the National Law Journal, and its website, which highlighted law schools with the highest percentage of graduates hired by NLJ top 250 firms, omitted Brooklyn Law School from its “Go-To-School” rankings.  read more

  • 03.05.10 Matthew Handler ’10 Wins First Place in Oklahoma Supreme Court Writing Competition
    Matthew Handler

    Matthew Handler ’10 has won first place in the 2009 Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. His article, “Tribal Law and Disorder: A Look at the System of Broken Justice in Indian Country and the Steps Needed to Fix It,” was published in the Oklahoma Supreme Court Sovereignty Symposium Compendium (2009), and was recently republished in Brooklyn Law Review (2010).  read more

  • 03.05.10 Sparer Forum Discusses Providing Adequate Healthcare to Immigrants in Detention
    Sparer Forum

    For New York Times reporter Nina Bernstein, it all began with an email from an immigration lawyer. He had heard from his client in detention that another detainee had fallen ill and been left to languish in his cell, screaming in pain, until it was too late. When Bernstein inquired into the anonymous man’s death, government officials told her that no record of his death existed. Undeterred, Bernstein continued to inquire into the man’s fate, her investigation eventually uncovering a systematic and sometimes fatal lack of medical services in immigrant detention, the fastest growing form of incarceration in this country.  read more

  • 03.04.10 A Conversation with William F. Patry
    William Patry

    William F. Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google, Inc. and one of the foremost copyright experts in the nation, spoke with students and faculty on March 4, 2010. He discussed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), fair use, digital licensing, and he also explored some of the pressing issues faced by new media companies. The discussion was co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Association, The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, and the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP).  read more

  • 03.03.10 Memories of an Exemplary Life: Eve Cary
    Eve Cary

    On February 18th, a memorial service organized by Professors Ursula Bentele, Betsy Fajans, Mollie Falk, Linda Feldman, Elizabeth Schneider, Marilyn Walter, and Carrie Teitcher, was held to celebrate the life of Eve Cary, a beloved colleague, teacher, and friend who lost a brave battle with cancer this September.  read more

  • 03.03.10 The National Jurist Names Brooklyn Law School Among Four of the Best Schools for Public Service Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School is among the four best public service law schools in the nation, according to an article in the February 2010 issue of The National Jurist. Using data collected by The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools, The National Jurist selected four schools for the “public service honor roll” – Brooklyn Law School, Boston University School of Law, Cornell Law School and the University of Maryland School of Law.  read more

  • 02.23.10 Supreme Court Justice Alito Visits BLS
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    In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition this spring, the Law School was delighted to welcome Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. as one of the presiding judges for the final round held on April 10, 2010.  read more

  • 02.22.10 Professor Anita Bernstein Featured as Guest Blogger on TortsProf Blog
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein was featured as a guest blogger on the TortsProf Blog, which provides an ongoing conversation among torts professors from law schools around the country. In her post, Professor Bernstein discussed how instructors can include professional responsibility and legal ethics in torts courses without these issues monopolizing classroom time. Among other points, she suggests explaining contingent fees, conflicts of interest, solicitation, and witness coaching to students during lessons on relevant topics.  read more

  • 02.18.10 Professor Roberta Karmel on Market Competition vs. Fragmentation in New York Law Journal
    Roberta Karmel

    In her column, "Securities Regulation," Professor Roberta Karmel opines about the SEC’s approach in addressing the aftermath of market deregulation.  read more

  • 02.17.10 Jason Jendrewski ’10 Wins State Bar Labor and Employment Writing Competition
    Jason Jendrewski

    A paper written by Jason Jendrewski ’10 won first place in the Dr. Emanuel Stein Memorial Writing Competition of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. “The Wholesale Seizure of Major League Baseball’s Confidential Drug Testing Records and the Consequences for the War Against Substance Abuse in America’s Workplaces” will be published in the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Newsletter. Jendrewski also received an award of $3,000.  read more

  • 02.12.10 Professor and Producer: Aliza Kaplan's Post-9/11 Film, "The Oath," wins Sundance Award
    Professor Aliza Kaplan
    The Oath, a documentary co-produced by professor Kaplan, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it took the prize for Best Cinematography in a documentary.  read more
  • 02.08.10 Jacqueline Tate Wins 2009 Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Competition for Art Auction House Reform Paper
    Jacqueline Tate

    Jacqueline Tate ’10 has won a writing award for her paper, “The House Always Wins: A Call to Reform Art Auction House Regulations,” in a competition sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Scholarship Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section. The 2009 Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Competition award includes publication of the paper in the EASL Journal as well as a $2,500 scholarship.  read more

  • 02.06.10 Professor Susan Herman Headlines Debate on Patriot Act
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    Professor Susan Herman headlined the 26th annual Jefferson B. Fordham debate at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law about the Patriot Act, which will be reexamined by Congress this year.   read more

  • 02.05.10 David G. Trager Symposium on Punishing Collective Entities
    David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium

    On February 5, 2010, only a couple of weeks after the Supreme Court expanded a corporation’s First Amendment rights, sparking a public debate about corporate rights, Brooklyn Law School held the annual David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium, “Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities.” Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition and the Journal of Law and Policy, the symposium was organized by Brooklyn Law School Professors Michael T. Cahill and Miriam H. Baer.  read more

  • 02.02.10 Professor Lawrence Solan Quoted in O'Donnabhain v. Comm'r
    Larry Solan

    Professor Lawrence Solan was quoted on February 2, 2010, in O’Donnabhain v. Comm’r, a decision of the United States Tax Court.  read more

  • 01.31.10 Professor Gerald Shargel in The Daily Beast on Terror Trials
    Gerald Shargel

    Professor Gerald Shargel posted an article "Stop Dithering, Holder" on the blog The Daily Beast, where he is a frequent contributor. In his editorial, he opines on the ongoing discussion of where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the terrorist allegedly behind the September 11 attacks, will be tried.  read more

  • 01.28.10 Professors Claire R. Kelly and Jason Mazzone Elected to American Law Institute
    Jason Mazzone

    The American Law Institute (ALI) announced recently that Brooklyn Law School professors Claire R. Kelly and Jason Mazzone have been elected as members. The ALI is a leading independent organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.  read more

  • 01.25.10 Professor Adam Kolber Referenced in New York Times Editorial
    Adam Kolber

    Professor Adam Kolber was quoted in a New York Times editorial on the potential legal repercussions of a baby with more than two parents. Recent scientific breakthroughs have resulted in the birth of baby monkeys with one father and two mothers, in which defective DNA from one mother's egg is replaced with DNA from the second mother.  read more

  • 01.21.10 Professor Joel Gora in New York Times "Room for Debate" on Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling
    Joel Gora

    The New York Times Opinion Section's Room for Debate, which maintains a running commentary on recent news, explored the political spending case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.  read more

  • 01.20.10 Roundtable Discussion: Medical Orders on End-of-Life Decisions
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    On January 20, 2010, the Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center sponsored a roundtable discussion at the Law School on Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST).  read more

  • 01.19.10 Professor Gerald Shargel in Wall Street Journal
    Gerald Shargel

    Professor Gerald Shargel was featured on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog for his article "Haiti's Lawless Streets" in the online magazine The Daily Beast. In the post, he illustrates Haiti's legal system and how it both affected and was affected by the earthquake that hit the country on January 12.  read more

  • 01.19.10 BLS Moot Court Teams Start 2009-10 Season Strong
    Moot Court

    Brooklyn Law School’s Moot Court teams started the 2009-2010 competition season strong, becoming Regional Champions at the ABA Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition;  read more

  • 01.15.10 Michael Pope ’10 Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship for Community Youth Reentry Project
    Michael Pope

    Michael Pope ’10 has received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to implement a project of his own design that will provide civil legal representation to New York’s indigent youth reentering society after a criminal or juvenile delinquency conviction.  read more

  • 01.13.10 Analiese Wilcox ’10 Accepted by DOT’s Honors Attorney Program
    Analiese Wilcox

    Analiese Wilcox ’10 has been accepted to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Honors Attorney Program, one of the federal government’s most prestigious and competitive honors programs. She is one of nine attorneys chosen from a group of about 2,700 applicants.   read more

  • 01.11.10 Mayor Michael Bloomberg Addresses 2010 Graduates
    Michael Bloomberg

    Dean Joan G. Wexler announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the speaker at Brooklyn Law School's 109th commencement on Friday, June 4, 2010. At the ceremony, at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, he will receive the Law School's honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.  read more

  • 01.08.10 Professor Gerald Shargel in USA Today's Opinionline
    Gerald Shargel

    Professor Gerald Shargel was featured on USA Today’s Opinionline, which compiled statements from various experts on the attempted terrorist attack on a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day.  read more

  • 01.06.10 Alum Joshua Bauchner Quoted in the New York Times
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    Joshua Bauchner, class of 2001, was quoted in the New York Times about the demographic shift in Harlem that has happened over the past decade.  read more

  • 01.04.10 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Percy Sutton '50, a Trailblazing Civil Rights Leader
    Percy Sutton

    Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney, political leader and media icon, died on December 26, 2009 at the age of 89. A member of the Class of 1950, he was one of Brooklyn Law School’s most distinguished graduates and one of the nation’s most influential African-American leaders.  read more