Center for Health, Science & Public Policy

  • Professor Porter has taught courses at Washington University Law School on law and medicine, and AIDS and the law. Prior to teaching, she held a post-doctoral fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine. Professor Porter's background also includes work as a senior policy analyst and staff counsel to the National Commission on AIDS, and she has authored numerous publications related to AIDS policy.

  • Professor Brakman Reiser is an expert in non-profit organizations. She was a Legal Fellow in the Office of the General Counsel of Partners HealthCare System before joining the faculty.

  • Professor Chin is Faculty Director of the new Disability and Civil Rights Clinic: Advocating for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Professor Chin’s scholarship focuses on discrimination and the aging LGBT population.
  • Professor Cohen has co-authored important works on new possibilities for the law of informed consent, and informed decision-making and the law of torts, which have been cited by appellate courts.

  • Professor Garrison has co-authored a leading bioethics casebook: Bioethics and the Law: Individual Autonomy and Social Regulation (West, 2003). She has written and lectured widely in the area of reproductive technology.

  • Professor Godsoe teaches courses in family law, criminal law, children and the law, professional responsibility and public interest lawyering. Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, Professor Godsoe represented children and youth in impact litigation and individual cases in juvenile justice, education and child protection matters as an attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division and Advocates for Children.


  • Professor Janger specializes in bankruptcy law and has lectured on health care bankruptcies in a variety of settings. He led a seminar on this issue at the United States Bankruptcy Court Conference of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

  • Professor Kolber writes and teaches in the areas health law, bioethics, and neuroethics and is the founder of the Neuroethics & Law Blog. He has taught law and neuroscience topics to federal and state judges as part of a MacArthur Foundation grant and has been frequently quoted in the media. In 2007-2008, he was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at Princeton University where he wrote about the theory of punishment and how advances in our understanding of the mind and brain ought to inform our punishment practices.
  • Professor Macey’s research interests include environmental regulation and responses to natural and man-made disasters. His co-edited volume on the future of the Superfund program, Reclaiming the Land (with Jon Cannon), was published by Springer-Verlag. His forthcoming work, Sheltering in Place: Negotiating with Irrational Organizations, will be published by New York University Press. Professor Macey is the current Chair of the American Bar Association's Environmental Justice Committee, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Professor Solan serves on the board of directors of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. He is an expert on law and linguistics, and insurance law.

Prof. Dana Brakman Reiser teaches Corporate Law.

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Center for Health, Science and Public Policy
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 

Phone: (718) 780-7559
Email: karen.porter@brooklaw.edu