Spring 2019

Brooklyn Law Notes Spring 2019

The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees recently appointed the Hon. Ramon E. Reyes Jr. ’92, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York, to the board.

“Brooklyn Law School was instrumental in getting me started in my legal career,” Judge Reyes said, “and I look forward to working with the board to continue the Law School’s great tradition of preparing the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.”

Judge Reyes entered service as a U.S. magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York in February 2006. At the time of his appointment, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, serving as deputy chief of civil appeals.

Previously, he was an associate in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers and served as a law clerk to the late Hon. David G. Trager, former dean of Brooklyn Law School. Judge Reyes also served as a legislative attorney for the New York City Council and as an adjunct professor of clinical law at the Law School for 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master of laws degree from New York University School of Law.

Today, Judge Reyes serves as president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. Considered by many to be a role model, particularly in the Hispanic community, he is also a member of the Latino Judges Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, and Federal Bar Association. In 2005, he received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army, and the Federal Bar Association honored him with the inaugural Jack B. Weinstein Mediation Settlement Award in 2016. He was also honored by Brooklyn Law School with an Alumni of the Year award in 2012.

Judge Reyes has employed countless Brooklyn Law School students and graduates as his interns and law clerks. He is married to Jane Landry-Reyes ’93, a deputy director of the Tenant Rights Coalition of Brooklyn Legal Services.