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  • 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

  • 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

  • 10.27.10 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

  • 10.22.10 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

  • 10.15.10 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

  • 10.04.10 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

  • 09.14.10 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 05.28.10 Scott Ruplinger ’10 Completes “Penny School Project” to Build School in Kenya
    photo of Ruplinger

    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

  • 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
    shapiro

    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

  • 04.09.10 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

  • 03.18.10 Nearly $50K, a Record Amount, Raised at 20th Annual BLSPI Auction
    picture of teachers

    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

  • 03.05.10 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

  • 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

  • 02.08.10 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

  • 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