Brooklyn Law Notes

Back Issue : Spring 2011


Feature Articles

A World of Opportunity
Every summer, a growing number of BLS students are funded through a variety of international fellowships to work abroad. Whether crusading for the environment in China, combating human trafficking in Thailand, representing asylum seekers before the UNHCR in Hong Kong, or prosecuting genocidaires in Tanzania, the nine fellows profiled in this piece had the opportunity to perform what many would consider the legal work of a lifetime.…

An Era of Transformation: Strategic Leadership Fosters Exceptional Growth
Over the course of former Dean Joan G. Wexler’s 16-year deanship, the Law School achieved new heights in every key area of its development. This feature shines a light on Wexler’s leadership and vision and celebrates her significant accomplishments, including recruiting top students, attracting quality faculty, and developing a strong and thriving endowment.…

Lasting Legislation: Banishing the Temporary Tax Code
This insightful piece by Professor Rebecca Kysar explores the rampant use of sunset provisions in tax legislation which have effectively removed the certainty from the tax code and transformed it into a temporary body of statutes with devastating effects. For nearly all tax law, she proposes a policy presumption against temporary legislation and argues in favor of legislation that does not expire by its own terms, which she calls “lasting legislation.”…

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