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Fall 2019

Law School Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members

SEVEN NEW FULL-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS joined Brooklyn Law School this fall, further strengthening a faculty that is already highly regarded for its scholarly and teaching excellence.

“This is an exceptional group of scholars and teachers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Law School,” said Dean Michael T. Cahill. “It is a pleasure and an honor that I will have a front-row seat to witness the many contributions they will make to advance legal scholarship and legal education.”

Professor Catherine Kim joined the faculty from University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the George R. Ward Distinguished Term Professor. An authority on the role of courts and agencies as engines for social justice reform, Kim will teach Immigration Law, Administrative Law, Anti-Discrimination Law, and Civil Procedure. Kim was previously a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and clerked for Hon. Carlos F. Lucero, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Kim appeared on Brian Leiter’s list of top 10 lateral moves for 2019–20, the third year that Brooklyn Law School’s lateral hires have been cited as noteworthy.

Professor James Macleod, whose scholarship explores doctrines, procedures, and theories that depend on claims about the ordinary understanding of concepts like causation and intent, was associate in law at Columbia Law School. He will teach Torts and Evidence. Macleod previously was an associate at Gibson Dunn and Williams & Connolly, and a judicial clerk for Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Three new full-time faculty members joined the nationally ranked Legal Writing Program.

Professor Aysha Ames was an attorney with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, where she worked to ensure equal access to education and to resolve complaints of discrimination. She taught Appellate Advocacy at Rutgers Law School. She also is an expert in yoga law, advising studios and instructors on employment, business liability, tax, and intellectual property matters.

Professor Catharine DuBois brings to the Law School more than a decade of experience teaching legal analysis and communication. She was a visitor with New York Law School’s Legal Practice team, and taught Legal Writing at the Maurer School of Law and Law and Public Policy at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

As a senior lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Professor Cecilia Silver helped revamp the first-year Legal Practice Skills course, taught Civil Pretrial Litigation, and pioneered the role of writing specialist. She also served as an adjunct assistant professor of lawyering skills and legal writing at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Prianka Nair also joined the Law School as the director of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, and Professor Sarah Lorr joined as the new deputy director. Read full story here.