New Adjunct Professors in Clinical, Experiential Classes Elevate Our Practical Training

Adjunct Professors 2024

The Law School welcomes a new group of adjunct professors who have joined Brooklyn Law School for the Spring 2024 semester to teach clinical and experiential classes in areas including mediation, negotiations, and community economic development.

The adjunct faculty members listed below bolster the Law School’s reputation as a destination for students seeking practical training, and we welcome them.

Adjunct Professor Antoinette Delruelle, who will co-teach a Mediation Clinic and Seminar with Michelle Minovi, is a senior attorney and mediator at the New York Legal Assistance Group. She earned a B.A. and J.D. from Université libre de Bruxelles and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

Adjunct Professor Michael Haber, who teaches a Community Economic Development Clinic Hybrid Externship, is the director of the community and economic development program at Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A ("Brooklyn A"). He was previously a clinical professor of law at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he led the Community & Economic Development Clinic and taught other clinical and experiential courses. He earned a J.D. from Fordham School of Law, an M.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a B.A. from the New College of Florida.

Adjunct Professor Hon. Marcia M. Henry, who is teaching a Negotiation Seminar, is a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Henry previously worked at the New York State Department of Financial Services in the cybersecurity division, and as an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. She also practiced employment litigation at two private firms. Between law firms, she clerked for the Hon. Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Hon. Sterling Johnson, Jr. '66, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Adjunct Professor Michelle Exline Minovi, who will co-teach a Mediation clinic and seminar with Antoinette Delruelle, is a divorce and family mediator with 14-plus years of family law experience. Although initially focused on litigation, Minovi began thinking about alternatives to divorce and, after taking her first mediation training at the Center for Understanding Conflict, she pivoted to mediation and opened her own practice, Minovi Law & Mediation in Brooklyn. Previously, Minovi was managing attorney at the legal services non-profit Ayuda in Washington, D.C., where she represented low-income and Spanish-speaking immigrant clients in complex matrimonial cases in the context of domestic violence. Minovi is on the roster of mediation panels for matrimonial Supreme Court in Kings, Queens, and New York counties, as well as the borough-wide custody and visitation mediation panel. She sits on the board of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Minovi earned a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Iowa.

Adjunct Professor Ambika Panday, who will teach a Family Defense Clinic seminar, is a supervising attorney in the family defense practice at Brooklyn Defender Services in Brooklyn. Panday earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. from Barnard College.

Adjunct Professor Layaliza Soloveichik, who will teach the Civil Practice externship seminar, is deputy chief of the civil division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Previously, she was chief of the immigration litigation unit.  She has earned a U.S. Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney – Civil.   She has trained many of her fellow assistant U.S. attorneys nationally at DOJ's National Advocacy Center and also runs training programs at the Eastern District of New York. Prior to joining the U.S Attorney's Office, Soloveichik was in private practice at Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and also clerked twice. She received a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. and M.S. from Yeshiva University, from which she graduated as valedictorian.