Welcoming Our New Professors

New Professors 2024

New Faculty Members Bring Expertise in Tax Law, Community Development, and Legal Writing to Brooklyn Law

Five new professors will join the Brooklyn Law School faculty this academic year, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience that promises to enrich our students and our community.  

In interviews, each of these talented teachers shared what they enjoy most about teaching in their areas of expertise, what they looked forward to in joining the Law School, and some of their favorite things about Brooklyn itself. The new professors, who officially join the faculty on July 1, include the following: 

Richard Winchester, a national authority on small business and federal employment tax policy, will join the faculty as Professor of Law, in January 2025, and will be teaching Federal Income Tax and the International Tax Skills Workshop. Previously, he was associate professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where in 2023 he was named Faculty Teacher of the Year. 

Congressional Reports frequently cites Winchester’s work, giving him an influential voice in contemporary tax policy debates. The University of Carthage hosted him when he was a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia, a year after the country gave birth to the Arab Spring. His work and expertise in the tax field has earned him admission to the National Academy of Social Insurance and the American College of Tax Counsel.  

Before entering legal education, Winchester spent 10 years as a corporate tax planner, helping privately owned and publicly traded companies structure their business operations and financial transactions. He ended his time in practice as an international tax attorney in the national tax office of PwC, where he advised both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign firms investing in the United States. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  

Winchester is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University in its School of Public and International Affairs. 

He is currently working on a book describing the origins of the largest U.S. Black community whose construction was financed by the Federal Housing Administration during a time when the agency restricted its programs to whites.   

More than a legal scholar, Winchester is a lifelong pianist, an award-winning baker, and a masters-level ocean swimmer with several age group awards to his credit. 

On student discovery: “Teaching tax is a joy because I get to help students see that it’s nothing close to what they expected, and that studying it gives them a window into just about every aspect of life.” 

On furthering Brooklyn Law’s mission: “I’m looking forward to joining a scholarly community that is committed to helping its students realize their full potential.” 

Brooklyn favorite: “I’m eager to explore the live-music scene in the area.” 

Jon Endean, an expert in tax law, is joining the faculty as Assistant Professor of Law, and will be teaching Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and International Taxation. Previously, Endean served as a visiting assistant professor of tax law at the NYU School of Law and, before entering academia, Endean worked as a tax associate at Covington & Burling in New York.  

Endean’s scholarly research focuses on tax law, with a particular focus on unearthing its foundational principles, investigating its relationship to non-tax law, and understanding how these principles can help inform broader theoretical debates surrounding property rights, sovereignty and federalism, and the relationship between code-based and common law regimes.  

Tax is everywhere: “As a tax person, what I enjoy teaching most is both its practicality as well as its uniqueness. It’s practical because of the inevitability of tax—it permeates everything, affecting not only other areas of law, but also our own personal lives! But it’s also unique, because law school classes tend to build of a set of cases, whereas the heart of the tax law is a set of codified rules—the Internal Revenue Code. I’ve seen that a number of students find that when they realize that tax law requires a different way of approaching the law than they’re used to, they flourish, and I love to be a part of students experiencing that.” 

Faculty commitment: “At Brooklyn Law, I’m looking forward to being a part of an amazing faculty that is both committed to producing scholarship at the highest levels and teaching and investing in our students becoming good lawyers and future leaders of our community.” 

Brooklyn favorites: "The joy I get from exploring the borough on my runs. I love running along the waterfront, whether it’s Domino Park in Williamsburg, the greenway going under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, or the boardwalk of Coney Island. Then there are the parks, such as Brooklyn Bridge Park or the magical trails of Prospect Park. Any run through the borough is going to be a full sensory experience—a kaleidoscope of unique smells, sights, sounds, and even tastes."  


Kerry Fulham ’15 joins the full-time faculty as Assistant Professor of Legal Writing after spending the 2023-24 academic year as a visiting professor. She will be teaching Gateway to Lawyering I and II. 

Before joining the Law School faculty, Fulham taught legal writing and research as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and practiced law in the private and public sectors. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she represented individuals and corporations in a wide range of cases, including securities class actions, antitrust cases, and international arbitrations. She also acted as pro bono counsel in class actions on behalf of veterans and in wrongful death cases involving the NYPD. She then worked as an assistant district attorney in the appeals division of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  

On legal writing: “I love that the name of the legal writing course is ‘Gateway to Lawyering,’ because the class involves so much more than explaining how to throw sentences together. It teaches students how to think like a lawyer and present their arguments in a clear and compelling way. The law is really a literary profession, and I feel privileged to introduce my students to that idea each year.” 

An alumna’s return: “I graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2015 and feel so honored to return as a faculty member and teach alongside the incredible professors who taught me so much about how to practice law and be a better human.” 

Brooklyn favorite: “Walking along the Brooklyn promenade whenever I want to clear my head or be close to the sea.”  

Michael Haber, a seasoned attorney and academic in the fields of community and economic development, joins the faculty as Assistant Professor of Law, and will direct the Law School’s Community Development and Movement Infrastructure Clinic, as well as teaching courses related to property, real estate, and corporate and transactional law. Haber’s scholarship is focused on affordable housing and community development, the history of voluntary associations, and the relationships between social movements, nonprofit law, and the state, and has appeared in the Fordham Urban Law Journal, Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Hofstra Law Review, among others. 

Previously, he was a clinical professor of law at Hofstra Law School, where he led Hofstra’s Community & Economic Development Clinic, Disaster Recovery Clinic, and Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinical Practicum. He is also a past director of the Community & Economic Development Program at Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A (“Brooklyn A”), where he began his legal career as an Equal Justice Works fellow. 

The importance of clinics: “One of the things I like most about teaching a clinic is when students say that they have developed a richer understanding of concepts they studied in Contracts, Property, and Corporations from having hands-on experience with real clients who need them.” 

Joining a new Brooklyn community: “I’ve lived in Brooklyn since the 1990s, and the cornerstone of my career has been providing legal services to community groups across the borough. I’m honored to be able to continue doing that work in a community of such engaged scholars and dedicated teachers.” 

Brooklyn favorite: “One of the things I’ve been fortunate to be able to do in my career is help develop community institutions here in Brooklyn and across New York. I get great joy from seeing high-quality affordable housing in East New York, a community center in Bushwick, a mutual aid project in Sunset Park, knowing that the hard work my clients put into these projects make their communities more vibrant and equitable.” 


Alba Morales brings her expertise in criminal law and as a professor of lawyering skills to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Legal Writing. She will teach Gateway to Lawyering I and II. Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, Morales taught in the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law. Her research focuses on criminal procedure, particularly the rights of indigent defendants.  

Morales graduated from New York University School of Law. Her litigation career began in the Legal Aid Society’s criminal defense division. She has also worked at the Innocence Project, developing a curriculum for its clinic at Cardozo School of Law; at Human Rights Watch, where she both researched and authored reports on human rights violations within the U.S. criminal legal system; the Federal Community Defender Office (Capital Habeas Unit) of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and the Office of the Appellate Defender. In addition, she clerked for the Hon. Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. 

On the language of law: “I love teaching legal writing because it gives you a chance to see tremendous student growth. The law is a language, and nobody is a native speaker. It’s very satisfying to see students gain fluency and develop their voices as advocates. I also like the fact that legal writing classes tend to be small, thereby giving me the opportunity to get to know my students.” 

On joining a team of great colleagues: “I'm looking forward to joining Brooklyn Law because of its people. The BLS faculty is top-notch, and I’ve always been impressed by their collegiality and their enthusiasm for both teaching and scholarship.” 
Brooklyn favorite: “My favorite place in Brooklyn is Prospect Park. It’s got great people-watching, good birding, a decent hill—useful when you want to get some bike training in—and wonderful programming over the summer.”