Godsoe Cynthia

Cynthia Godsoe

Professor of Law
(718) 780-0681
A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Family Law
Juvenile Justice
Professional Ethics


Cynthia Godsoe is a professor at Brooklyn Law School where she writes about and teaches courses in family law, criminal law, children and the law, legal profession, and sex crimes. She is the Co-Director of the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship and Director of the Marsha Garrison Family Law and Policy Fellowship programs at Brooklyn Law School. Her recent and forthcoming work appears in the UCLA Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, and Tulane Law Review, among others.

Professor Godsoe graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude with distinction, and Harvard Law School, cum laude. Following law school, Professor Godsoe clerked for Judge Edward Korman in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and was a Skadden Public Interest Fellow. Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, she represented children and youth in impact litigation and individual cases in juvenile justice, education, and family law matters as an attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division and at Advocates for Children. She is a Reporter of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Standards on Victims, chair of the AALS Criminal Law section, has trained both prosecutors and public defenders on juvenile justice issues, and participates in pro bono work on a variety of family law and criminal law issues.