Events & Programs

Upcoming Program

Prof. Robert M. Pitler Annual Program on Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence & Ethics

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Law School

Sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice

About the Program
This daylong program provides a comprehensive update in the areas of criminal law, procedure, evidence, and ethics. Leading experts will review recent developments in confessions, search and seizure, and identification evidence. There also will be a review of new criminal justice legislation as well as panels on "hot button topics" and current ethical issues facing prosecutors and defense attorneys. Lunch and hard-copy materials will be provided.

The program honors the late Professor Robert M. Pitler, a member of the Law School’s faculty from 1988 until his death in 2015. Professor Pitler was a leading scholar and practitioner in the area of criminal law who was beloved by generations of students and colleagues.

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CLE Credit Offered
The program provides 7 CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the categories are Professional Practice (5 credits) and Ethics (2 credits). Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. Our financial aid policy is available at www.brooklaw.edu/financialaidcle.

Registration
Register at www.brooklaw.edu/clpe by October 20. The cost of the program is $120, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.

The program is free of charge for Brooklyn Law School faculty, staff and current students.

For businesses and organizations that would like to make a reservation for 5 or more guests, please email events@brooklaw.edu.

Proceeds will benefit the Robert M. Pitler Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship, which supports loan forgiveness for lawyers dedicated to careers practicing criminal law in the public service.

Past Programs

image of flyerEdward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Forum
Righting Wrongful Convictions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4 to 6 p.m.
Feil Hall, Forchelli Conference Center

In a conversation introduced by Associate Dean Stacy Caplow, the panelists will discuss the causes of wrongful convictions, the ways in which they might be challenged and redressed and the potential improvements that are needed to reduce their incidence in the future.


Blood in the WaterBlood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy — A Conversation with Professor Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan

November 10, 2016
6 to 8 p.m.
Subotnick Center, 10th Floor

Thompson, professor of history at the University of Michigan, will discuss her new book about the Attica prison uprising, which sheds new light on the events surrounding the violent uprising at the New York prison in 1971. Her book has been nominated for the 2016 National Book Award in nonfiction.


My Partner, My EnemyA Conversation with Hon. John M. Leventhal ’79 and Professor Elizabeth Schneider

November 14, 2016
6 to 8 p.m.
Subotnick Center, 10th Floor

Hon. John M. Leventhal ’79, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, will be in conversation with Elizabeth Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law and Director of the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program. They will discuss the current crisis in domestic violence and Judge Leventhal’s book My Partner, My Enemy: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims.


October 29, 2016
Professor Robert M. Pitler Program on Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence & Ethics (CLE Program). This annual CLE program was founded by the late Professor Robert M. Pitler. The program offers a comprehensive update in criminal law, procedure, evidence and ethics. Leading experts will review recent developments in confessions, search and seizure, identification procedures and evidence law. Watch all the sessions of this program below.


March 29, 2016
An evening with Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Moderated by Professor Miriam Baer. View the video of the event here.

Prof. Robert M. Pitler Annual Program on Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence & Ethics

Watch the Prof. Robert M. Pitler Annual Program on Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence & Ethics (CLE Program)

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Center for Criminal Justice

Co-Directors:
Stacy Caplow
Associate Dean of Professional Legal Education & Professor of Law
stacy.caplow@brooklaw.edu

Jocelyn Simonson
Assistant Professor of Law
jocelyn.simonson@brooklaw.edu