Diversity and Inclusion

Outstanding Faculty

Brooklyn Law School faculty are as diverse as their backgrounds and experience. They are active in shaping law and policy in the outside world and are known for their extraordinary contributions to legal scholarship, public service and the practice of law. We are proud to introduce you to some of our outstanding faculty. Here are examples of their work and contributions:

Bill Araiza is an expert in constitutional and administrative law, and teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law III: First Amendment, and Sexuality and the Law.

I. Bennett Capers is an expert in criminal law and procedure, and evidence law. He teaches a Race, Gender, and Crime Seminar, as well as Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

Shane Dizon is Director of the Academic Success Program. He is an expert on intersectional work on doctrinal learning and skills development in law school, critical reading, and resource creation processes.

Susan Hazeldean is founder of the Law School’s LGBT Advocacy Clinic. Her work focuses on gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and civil rights.

Beryl Jones-Woodin specializes in copyright law, art law, and professional responsibility. She teaches an Art Law Practicum and Seminar, as well as Copyright Law, Professional Responsibility, and Property.

Joy Kanwar teaches legal writing courses, and is also a torts expert.

Samuel Murumba teaches and writes principally in the fields of intellectual property and international human rights. He teaches Copyright Law, Human Rights and Intellectual Property, International Human Rights, Property, and Trademark and Unfair Competition.

Karen Porter is an expert in AIDS policy, law and medicine, and public health law. She is the Executive Director of Brooklyn Law School's Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy and teaches the Health Law Clinic and Public Health Law and Policy.

Winnie Taylor is a national authority in consumer law, contracts, and credit and employment discrimination. She has written extensively on the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act and legal issues related to the subprime mortgage crisis and fair lending compliance issues.

Our faculty take pride in being accessible to students and maintain an open-door policy. To learn more about them, visit the Faculty Directory.