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  • 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

  • 12.03.10 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

  • 12.01.10 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

  • 11.22.10 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 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

  • 11.09.10 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

  • 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

  • 10.25.10 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

  • 10.05.10 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

  • 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

  • 09.09.10 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

  • 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

  • 08.24.10 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

  • 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

  • 07.09.10 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 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

  • 06.28.10 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

  • 06.17.10 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

  • 06.11.10 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 04.06.10 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

  • 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

  • 03.05.10 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

  • 03.05.10 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

  • 03.04.10 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 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

  • 02.05.10 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

  • 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

  • 01.11.10 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