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  • 12.17.15 Professor Roberta Karmel on Narrative and Financial Disclosures in Crowdfunding
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    In her latest New York Law Journal column on Securities Regulation, Professor Roberta Karmel examines “Crowdfunding: Narrative and Financial Disclosures.”  read more

  • 12.16.15 “Spare the Rhetoric and Save the Refugees,” Argues Professor Maryellen Fullerton in Orlando Sentinel Op-ed
    Maryellen Fullerton

    In an op-ed that appears in the Dec. 16 edition of the Orlando Sentinel, Professor Maryellen Fullerton points to examples of major refugee crises – the Mariel refugee crisis of 1980, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the fall of Saigon – to argue that the United States needs to act quickly to allow Syrian refugees into the country.  read more

  • 12.11.15 Article by Professor Minor Myers on Appraisal Arbitrage Reviewed on JOTWELL
    Minor Myers

    JOTWELL (The Journal of Things We Like Lots), a website “where legal academics can go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new scholarship relevant to the law,” gave a positive review to “Appraisal Arbitrage and the Future of Public Company M&A,” by Professor Minor Myers (with Professor Charles Korsmo of Case Western Reserve School of Law).  read more

  • 12.10.15 William Gladstone ’55 Crowned King of Baseball
    William Gladstone

    William Gladstone ’55, former co-chief executive of Ernst & Young (E&Y) and current president and principal owner of the Tri-City ValleyCats (the Troy, N.Y.–based Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros), has been named the 2015 King of Baseball for his longtime dedication and service to the sport. He received the award in early December at the Baseball Winter Meeting Banquet in Nashville, Tenn.  read more

  • 12.10.15 In Letter to The New York Times, Professor Cynthia Godsoe Calls for Better Treatment of Non-violent Juvenile Offenders
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    In a Letter to the Editor published in The New York Times Dec. 10, Professor Cynthia Godsoe argues that we should stop jailing nonviolent juvenile offenders and start providing more services and shelters for young people escaping violence. Professor Godsoe was responding to the newspaper’s Nov. 30 editorial “Women Behind Bars.”  read more

  • 12.10.15 Moot Court Teams Score Major Victories
    Moot Court Victory

    The Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society achieved significant victories in competitions this fall, further advancing its reputation as one of the most distinguished and successful moot court programs in the nation.  read more

  • 12.07.15 Azizah Ahmad ’18 and Katherine Zhang ’17 Honored by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    Azizah Ahmad Katherine Zhang

    Azizah Ahmad ’18 and Katherine Zhang ’17 were recognized for their leadership at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation Nov. 7 at the NAPABA Rising Convention at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.   read more

  • 12.03.15 Trade Secrets Institute Symposium Tackles Cybercrime
    TSI Symposium

    As cybercrime incidents continue to rise, threatening private companies and the government, Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) tackled the most critical security and legal issues during its semi-annual symposium in November: “Protecting Trade Secrets in a World of Cybercrime.”  read more

  • 12.02.15 Professor Anita Bernstein Article on Judicary Law §487 Appears in New York Law Journal
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein’s article “Judiciary Law §487 Claims for Attorney Misconduct" appeared in the Nov. 24 edition of the New York Law Journal. This is the fourth article in a series on legal malpractice she contributes to the publication’s “Outside Counsel” column.  read more

  • 12.01.15 David Karopkin '15 Works to Save New York City Birds
    David Karopkin

    David Karopkin '15 celebrated "Thanksliving" in November not only by chowing down on tofurkey instead of turkey, but by actively celebrating his successful work to protect birds. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, longtime vegan, and committed social justice activist, Karopkin has dedicated countless hours to working for animal rights, founding GooseWatchNYC to protect New York City’s wildlife a year before he enrolled at the Law School.   read more

  • 11.25.15 Dean Nick Allard Responds to New York Times Editorial on Law Schools as Guest Columnist in Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    Dean Nick Allard, serving as guest columnist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s Pro Bono Barrister (a weekly column by Chuck Otey ’67), shared a letter he sent to law school deans nationwide, seeking to reframe the perception of today’s legal profession.   read more

  • 11.20.15 In TIME Magazine Professor Susan Herman Explores the Role of the First Amendment in Recent Campus Activism
    Susan Herman

    In a column that appeared in TIME Magazine’s Ideas section, “ACLU President: We Didn’t Always Have Free Speech,” Professor Susan Herman points to the recent student protests at the University of Missouri as another important chapter in the longstanding battle for free speech and racial equality.  read more

  • 11.18.15 Professor Adam Kolber Article a Top SSRN Download For Criminal Law & Procedure
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    An article by Professor Adam Kolber recently placed among the top 10 downloads of Criminal Law and Procedure papers on SSRN, the world’s top open-access repository for scholarly research. “Free Will as a Matter of Law” will appear in Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience in 2016.  read more

  • 11.11.15 Professor Anita Bernstein Article on Matrimonial Malpractice Appears in New York Law Journal
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein’s article “Matrimonial Malpractice Before, During and After a Client's Divorce" appeared in the Oct. 30 edition of the New York Law Journal. This is the third article in a series on legal malpractice she contributes to the publication’s “Outside Counsel” column.   read more

  • 11.10.15 Professor David Reiss, a Frequent Expert Commentator on Real Estate, Weighs in on the Sharing Economy
    David Reiss

    Amid the nearly nonstop media coverage of real estate finance and development, Professor David Reiss is called on frequently by major media outlets for his expertise and insights on the law and trends in this critical sector of the economy.   read more

  • 11.10.15 Students and Faculty Help to Meet the Legal Needs of NYC Veterans
    Veterans Day

    More than a quarter-million veterans currently live in New York City, many with significant needs for legal and social services tailored to their particular issues, including housing, employment, and healthcare. Brooklyn Law School students, faculty, and alumni are working on several fronts to help veterans throughout the five boroughs navigate the legal and social services systems that can prove daunting to those who have limited resources or health concerns.   read more

  • 11.06.15 Dean Nick Allard Weighs in on Unified Bar Exam with New Jersey Law Journal

    With New Jersey being among the recent states to consider adopting the Unified Bar Exam, the New Jersey Law Journal sought commentary from Dean Nick Allard, who in January 2015 testified on the proposal to adopt the UBE for New York. The UBE is a uniformly administered, graded, and scored exam offering a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE states. New York has since adopted the UBE, effective July 2016.  read more

  • 11.03.15 Disability and Civil Rights Clinic Helps Swing Court Decision in Favor of Man with Down Syndrome
    Professor Natalie Chin

    A 29-year-old man with Down Syndrome maintains his rights to marry and start a family, thanks in large part to the work of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic directed by Professor Natalie Chin.   read more

  • 10.30.15 Professor Jodi Balsam Featured in Media on Daily Fantasy Sports Scandal
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a sports law expert and former in-house counsel at the National Football League, has been a leading voice on the current controversy of daily fantasy sports and the reports of alleged “insider trading” among employees at the biggest names in the field, DraftKings and FanDuel. Over the last two weeks, Balsam has lent her expertise to the Los Angeles Times, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and radio talk show Phil Hulett and Friends.  read more

  • 10.28.15 Anne del Castillo ’11 Named COO and General Counsel of NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
    Anne del castillo

    Anne del Castillo ’11 has been appointed chief operating officer and general counsel of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The agency develops the city's diverse media functions, encourages local economic activity in the entertainment industry, and spurs the development of new media.  read more

  • 10.27.15 David Liederman ‘75, of David’s Cookies Fame, Innovates in the Kitchen Again
    David Liederman '75

    After making a name for himself from his famous chocolate chunk cookies, David Liederman ’75 is back in the kitchen—and the news. This time, the innovative chef has taken his genius to the trash. According to a recent story in The New York Times, Liederman asked a contractor to cut a hole in his butcher block island, so that scraps can be quickly disposed below without making multiple trips to the garbage can. The idea has become so popular among Liederman’s friends that some have even started building their own “David Holes” in their kitchens.  read more

  • 10.22.15 Town Hall Meeting Examines Refugee Crisis in Europe
    Town Hall Maryellen Fullerton

    Students, faculty, alumni, and staff gathered in the Student Lounge on Oct. 13 for a Town Hall meeting to explore the legal and policy issues raised by the refugee crisis in Europe and elsewhere.  read more

  • 10.21.15 Annual Pomerantz Lecture looks at 'The New Governance'
    Jill Fisch

    At the 2015 Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture on Oct. 8, Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School, spoke to an audience of legal scholars, practitioners, and students on the evolution of corporate governance in recent years, with a focus on mechanisms designed to constrain shareholder action and activist influence.    read more

  • 10.16.15 Manhattan Municipal Building Renamed for David Dinkins ’56
    Mayor David Dinkins

    At a ceremony held Oct. 15, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially renamed the Manhattan Municipal Building for former Mayor David Dinkins ’56 in honor of his service to the city. The building at 1 Centre Street is now called the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building.   read more

  • 10.15.15 Professor Cynthia Godsoe in Yale Law Journal on the ‘perfect plantiffs’ in the same-sex marriage case
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    In her essay “Perfect Plaintiffs,” which appears in The Yale Law Journal Forum (Oct. 12), Professor Cynthia Godsoe examines the care in which the Supreme Court selected its plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges,  and how “acutely aware” the Court was of public opinion and its own historic legacy.  read more

  • 10.06.15 Brooklyn Law School Graduates Named New York Super Lawyers

    More than 500 Brooklyn Law School graduates were recognized in the 2015 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. The Law School was ranked fourth – one spot above Harvard Law School— for having the most alumni selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers List. The magazine honors attorneys in each state based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and independent research.  read more

  • 10.05.15 Professor Joel Gora on the Roberts Court and Future of Free Speech
    Professor Joel Gora

    As the new U.S. Supreme Court term opened on Monday, Oct. 5, Professor Joel Gora says that “the [Chief Justice] Roberts Court may well be the most speech-protective Court in a generation – if not in the nation’s history – reaffirming and expanding extraordinary protection for free speech in a variety of settings.”  read more

  • 10.01.15 Professor Gregg Macey on the Legal Fight for Environmental Justice
    Gregg Macey

    Years ago, Professor Gregg Macey spent weeks in a computer lab with two colleagues assembling a mix of spatial, demographic, and public health variables to explore the challenging issue of lead exposure in South Central Los Angeles. They constructed models of health outcomes and were ready to run their final regression. What they found surprised them.   read more

  • 09.30.15 Bernadette Panzella ’81 and Susan Karten ’83 Find Redemption on 91st Street
    Bernadette Panzella and Susan Karten

    More than 35 years ago, Bernadette Panzella ’81 (then a hairstylist) and Susan Karten ’83 (then a secretary) both made their way to Brooklyn Law School, taking classes in the evenings after working during the day. Each built a successful law practice of her own, and they met for the first time in 2008 to join forces in a landmark case: They took on the male-dominated construction industry, representing the families of a pair of construction workers tragically killed in a crane collapse on 91st Street in Manhattan. In August 2015, after the longest civil trial in New York’s history, the powerhouse duo won more than $96 million in damages for their clients.   read more

  • 09.29.15 Elizabeth M. Fink `73, Outspoken Social Justice Lawyer, Dies at 70
    Elizabeth Fink

    Elizabeth M. Fink ‘73, who dedicated her law career to fighting for social justice, died on Sept. 22 at age 70. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, she was named by her parents for Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and later national chairwoman of the Communist Party. For nearly three decades, Fink worked tirelessly as a civil rights attorney, most notably winning a $12 million settlement for inmates involved in the 1971 riot at Attica Correctional Facility, a maximum-state prison in upstate New York.  read more

  • 09.29.15 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Named a 2016 New America Fellow
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman has been awarded a one-year fellowship with the New America Foundation. Rahman was one of 22 individuals selected for this honor for 2016. During his fellowship year, which began earlier this month, Rahman will develop a book about democracy in the “New Gilded Age” of economic and political inequality. Based on his own academic research and practice experience, the book will examine the role of democracy in addressing structural forms of economic inequality, including private power and the “new monopolies,” such as banks deemed “too big to fail” and corporate power in the information economy; urban inequality and economic development; and the changing nature of work and insecurity in the “gig” economy.   read more

  • 09.28.15 Law School Celebrates Magna Carta and Constitution Day
    Magna Carta Exhibit

    The Law School marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and Constitution Day in the United States on Sept. 17 with a daylong program, “From Runnymede to Philadelphia to Cyberspace: The Enduring Legacy of Magna Carta.” The day featured presentations and discussions with an international roster of renowned authors, historians, artists, librarians, archivists, and scholars, including faculty from the Law School.     read more

  • 09.25.15 “Bar Exam Not the Best Test of a Good Lawyer” Writes Dean Nick Allard in The New York Times Op-Ed

    “No one who graduates from an A.B.A.-accredited law school with a strong G.P.A. should have to take the bar exam. The current exam is very expensive, and not a great measure of competence to actually practice law,” Dean Nick Allard wrote in an op-ed published in the September 24 edition of The New York Times.  read more

  • 09.23.15 David Fraiden ’01 Gets Jets Fans Fired Up
    David Fraiden JuggleStar

    Brooklyn Law School graduates are known for their ability to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities—and make it look effortless. But David Fraiden ’01, accomplishes that while also riding a unicycle. Fraiden, a taxi violation hearing officer in Long Island City, has a side career as JuggleStar: a fire-breathing, bowling pin juggler on one wheel who entertains thousands of New York Jets fans at home games in MetLife Stadium.  read more

  • 09.21.15 Professor Aaron Twerski Receives Prestigious William L. Prosser Award
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, has been honored with the prestigious William L. Prosser Award, given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in recognition of outstanding contributions of law teachers in scholarship, teaching and service in torts and compensation systems. Professor Twerski, a preeminent authority on products liability, has been a faculty member at the Law School for nearly 30 years. He was presented with the award on January 8 at the annual AALS meeting in New York City.   read more

  • 09.18.15 Professor Anita Bernstein Article on Legal Malpractice Appears in New York Law Journal
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein’s article “Avoidable and Actionable Errors by Personal Injury Lawyers" appeared in the Sept. 17 edition of the New York Law Journal. This is the second article in a series on legal malpractice she contributes to the publication’s “Outside Counsel” column.   read more

  • 09.16.15 Leonard Silverman ’54, Former Court of Claims Judge and NYS Assemblyman, Dies at 84
    Brooklyn Law School - Leonard Silverman '54

    Leonard Silverman, Class of 1954, a former Court of Claims judge who served five terms in the New York State Assembly and who was known for finding common ground both in Albany and on the bench, died on Sept. 7 of natural causes.  read more

  • 09.16.15 Clara Altman ’07 Named Director of the Federal Judicial History Office
    Clara Altman

    Clara Altman ’07 was appointed Director of the Federal Judicial History Office at the Federal Judicial Center, in Washington, D.C., the research and education agency of the federal courts. In her new role, Altman is tasked with promoting and coordinating programs related to the history of the judicial branch.   read more

  • 09.03.15 Jonathan Wong ’17 named a 2015 Outstanding Filipinos in New York
    Brooklyn Law School - Jonathan Wong '17

    Jonathan Wong ’17 will be honored with the Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Award this October in recognition of being the youngest Filipino American elected to office in Mahwah, NJ.  read more

  • 09.02.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Comments on Religious Freedom in Wake of Marriage Equality Decision
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    The historic U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has raised questions of the role and limits of religious freedom and the law. Professor Nelson Tebbe, a nationally recognized expert on Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, and Professional Ethics, is being widely sought after to provide commentary on the decision as it related to religion and the constitution.   read more

  • 09.02.15 Professor Lisa Smith Statement on Verdict in Trial of St. Paul’s School Student Owen Labrie
    Lisa Smith

    The jury in the St Paul’s case faced the challenge of evaluating the evidence in the context of the burden of proof in a criminal trial ’beyond a reasonable doubt.’ That standard is much higher than ’preponderance of the evidence” currently used in campus hearings, which is defined as ’more likely than not.’ 

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  • 09.01.15 Brooklyn Law School Hosts Summer Law Institute
    Summer Law Institute

    Over the summer, Brooklyn Law School hosted 28 ninth graders from across the borough for a five-week academic program centered on the law in Legal Outreach’s Summer Law Institute (SLI).  read more

  • 08.24.15 Professor Miriam Baer Chosen to Serve on City Marshal Committee
    Miriam Baer

    Professor Miriam Baer was among the 13 new members appointed to the New York City Mayor’s Committee on City Marshals. The committee establishes qualifying criteria for marshal candidates, identifies and recruits candidates, and recommends qualified individuals for appointment by the Mayor.  read more

  • 08.20.15 New Students Welcomed at Annual Convocation Ceremony
    Convocation 2015

    Brooklyn Law School welcomed a new entering class of more than 400 students at the annual Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 18. The event kicked off in the Law School courtyard, where new students, faculty, and staff assembled and then processed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Cadman Plaza.   read more

  • 08.19.15 Brooklyn Law School Faculty Scholarship, Brooklyn Law Review Among Tops in Field
    Faculty Scholarship

    Brooklyn Law School’s faculty has been named to the prestigious Leiter Top 40, ranking 33rd on the Leiter scale in scholarly impact as measured by citations. Among the Law School’s most-cited tenured faculty members were Professors William AraizaMiriam BaerAnita BernsteinDana Brakman ReiserI. Bennett CapersMarsha GarrisonEdward JangerRoberta KarmelElizabeth SchneiderLawrence SolanNelson Tebbe, and Aaron Twerski.  read more

  • 08.18.15 Brooklyn Law School to Host Magna Carta Exhibit and Symposium
    Magna Carta Enduring Legacy

    International traveling exhibit to commemorate 800th anniversary of Magna Carta will be open to public at the Law School and Brooklyn Borough Hall Sept. 14-28

    Brooklyn Law School will serve as the official host when a traveling exhibit commemorating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta comes to New York City from Sept. 14-28. The exhibit, “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” is presented by the American Bar Association in partnership with the Library of Congress and its Law Library.

    The exhibit will be open to the public on the first floor of Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, Sept. 14-19. Public viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibit will then move to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it will be open to the public from Sept. 21-28. School and community groups are especially welcomed to visit the exhibit.     read more

  • 08.13.15 Article by Professor Anita Bernstein on Legal Malpractice appears in New York Law Journal
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein’s article “Nine Easy Ways to breach Your Duty to a Real Estate Client" appeared in the Aug. 11 edition of the New York Law Journal. The article is the first in a series she will contribute to the publication’s “Outside Counsel” column.   read more

  • 08.11.15 Jonathan Soto ’16 named Senior Community Liaison by Mayor de Blasio
    Jonathan Soto

    Jonathan Soto ’16 has been appointed as Senior Community Liaison in the Community Affairs Unit of City Hall by Mayor Bill de Blasio.   read more

  • 08.11.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Quoted by Associated Press on First Amendment Issues Arising in Unlikely Venues
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe, a nationally recognized expert on both Constitutional Law as well as Religion and Law, was quoted in a recent Associated Press story about the rising number of conflicts involving bakeries and the messages customers are requesting to be written on their cakes.   read more

  • 08.10.15 Professor Jodi Balsam Presents at Global Alliance for Justice Education Conference
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam was a lead presenter at the 8th Worldwide Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) Conference in Eskisehir, Turkey, on July 22. The conference, “Justice Education for a Just Society,” was attended by more than 350 academics, judges, lawyers, and law students from 50 countries, and included 200 presentations over the course of a week.   read more

  • 08.06.15 Michael Schnall ’00 Named Vice President of Community Engagement Initiatives at New York Road Runners
    Michael Schnall

    Michael Schnall ’00 has been named by the New York Road Runners (NYRR) to the newly created position of Vice President of Community Engagement Initiatives.  read more

  • 08.05.15 Gil Goldschein ‘99 Heads Entertainment Powerhouse Bunim/Murray Productions
    Brooklyn Law School - Gil Goldschein '99

    Gil Goldschein ’99 took the helm as the new chairman and CEO of reality show pioneer Bunim/Murray Productions in April. Three months later, the company premiered its much-anticipated docuseries, “I Am Cait,” which chronicles the transition of Caitlyn Jenner. The show is the latest in a string of television hits for Bunim/Murray, which is credited with creating the concept of reality programming.  read more

  • 08.04.15 Susan Karten ’83 and Bernadette Panzella ’81 Win Case in Landmark Civil Trial
    Susan Karten and Bernadette Panzella

    Brooklyn Law School alumnae Susan Karten ’83 and Bernadette Panzella ’81 represented the plaintiffs in a landmark civil trial that resulted in more than $96 million in damages being awarded to the families of a pair of construction workers killed in a crane collapse in New York City in 2008. The civil trial, which concluded on August 4, was one of the longest in the City’s history.   read more

  • 08.04.15 Brooklyn Law School Students Selected for Prestigious Fellowships
    Brooklyn Law School Fellows

    Each year, Brooklyn Law School students are awarded coveted fellowships that offer opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and careers, work with seasoned attorneys and judges, and delve deeper into their areas of interest in law. The summer of 2015 is no exception, as BLS students have been awarded the following fellowships.  read more

  • 08.04.15 Statement from Brooklyn Law School President and Dean Nicholas Allard on the Adopted Resolution and Report of the ABA Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education
    Nick Allard

    I commend the leadership of ABA Presidents James Silkenat and William Hubbard and the ABA Task Force for beginning to tackle what is the largest and most correctable problem facing the legal profession: the affordability and cost of legal education. However, the ABA’s report only scratches the surface of addressing the issue of spiraling law school student debt. The high costs of legal education and the disparities in who pays the full sticker price too often places the dreams of being a lawyer out of reach for many talented and promising young people who may be our next Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor,  or Sonia Sotomayor.  read more

  • 07.31.15 Professor Simonson Discusses Police Body Cameras on Brian Lehrer Show
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    Professor Jocelyn Simonson appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC July 31 to discuss issues raised by the use of police body cameras, as well as videos made by bystanders, in cases such as the recent shooting in Cincinnati of Samuel DuBose. Simonson told Lehrer that the ubiquitous presence of cameras is helping to bring to light the ways in which interactions with police for African-Americans in particular have ended in violence.  read more

  • 07.31.15 Professor Cynthia Godsoe Examines Marital Rape Laws in Light of Comment by Trump’s Adviser
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    Donald Trump’s adviser Michael Cohen, who is an attorney, created a media firestorm recently when he stated that marital rape is not a crime. In her op-ed “Why 20 States Treat Raping Your Wife as a Lesser Crime,” which appeared on the news website TPM, Professor Cynthia Godsoe calls the comment “both offensive and wrong on the law” and explores how this belief still informs how some states handle marital rape, which is recognized as a crime in all 50 states.  read more

  • 07.30.15 Professor Jodi Balsam in USA TODAY on Legal Battle between NFL and Tom Brady
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, who served as the NFL's counsel for operations and litigation from 1994-2002 and as counsel to football operations from 2002-2007, commented in USA TODAY on the upcoming legal battle between New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL, by way of Commissioner Roger Goodell.  read more

  • 07.22.15 New Director of Development Joins Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School - Ursula Vesala

    Brooklyn Law School has named Ursula Vesala, a highly accomplished fundraiser and relationship manager, as Director of Development. She comes to BLS from Yale Law School, where she was Associate Director of Philanthropic Engagement.   read more

  • 07.15.15 Faculty and Alumni Authors Offer Legal Tips for Elder Planning
    Brooklyn Law School - Adjunct Professor Judith D. Grimaldi '93 and Joanne Seminara '85

    Adjunct Professor Judith D. Grimaldi '93 and Joanne Seminara '85, who specialize in elder law and estate planning at Grimaldi & Yeung, recently celebrated the release of their new book, 5@55: The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55 (Quill Driver Books, June 2015), at the Borough Hall Rotunda. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile attended the book launch.  read more

  • 07.13.15 New Bridge-to-Success Program for Future Graduates Attracts National Media Attention
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School’s recently launched Bridge-to-Success program was featured in The New York Times on July 13 and has received extensive media coverage nationally and in the New York City area.  read more

  • 07.06.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Comments on Religious Freedom in Wake of Marriage Equality Decision
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    The historic U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has raised questions of the role and limits of religious freedom and the law. Professor Nelson Tebbe, a nationally recognized expert on Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, and Professional Ethics, is being widely sought after to provide commentary on the decision as it related to religion and the constitution.   read more

  • 06.30.15 Alumni Take Top Positions at New York Legal Groups
    Brooklyn Law School - Lady Justice Borough Hall

    Six alumni have been named in recent months to lead statewide and regional legal associations in the New York area.  read more

  • 06.26.15 Professor William D. Araiza on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
    Bill Araiza

    On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited decision on same-sex marriage. In Obergefell v. Hodges, a five-justice majority held that both the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses protected the rights of same-sex couples to wed. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the opinion, has long been the Court’s swing vote on gay rights issues. Justice Kennedy’s analysis rested squarely on what he described as the “fundamental” right to marry. After noting the history of the Court’s constitutional protection of the institution of marriage, he explained that the reasons the Court accorded that protection – reasons that included protection for individual autonomy and for family units – applied equally to same-sex couples.  read more

  • 06.25.15 Professor Susan Herman Discusses First Amendment at Jerusalem Press Club
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, participated in a panel at the international conference on the “Freedom of the Press” hosted by the Jerusalem Press Club on May 25.  read more

  • 06.24.15 Professor I. Bennett Capers Awarded Stanley A. August Chair
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers has been awarded the Stanley A. August Chair in recognition of his excellence in teaching and scholarship. This endowed professorship was made possible by Dr. Stanley August ’83, who attended Brooklyn Law School while practicing medicine as a pediatrician. He passed away in 2013 and, as part of his estate, he made provisions to establish this new chair.  read more

  • 06.24.15 Eulas G. Boyd Jr. Named New Dean of Admissions at Brooklyn Law School
    Eulas Boyd

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of Eulas G. Boyd Jr. as its new Dean of Admissions. He succeeds Henry W. Haverstick III, who retired after 42 years at the Law School.  read more

  • 06.22.15 Professor Marilyn Walter Receives Burton Award for Contributions to Legal Writing Education
    Brooklyn Law School Professor Marilyn Walter

    Professor Marilyn Walter has been named the 2015 recipient of the Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education. The award is presented to “the finest law school teacher who has promoted and advanced legal writing.” She received the award at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., on June 15.   read more

  • 06.18.15 Professor Roberta Karmel Takes ‘A Look Back at the Flash Crash and Regulatory Initiatives’
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    In her Securities Regulation column for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel discusses HFT, direct electronic access, and dark pools, three developments that were publicly identified as possible causes of the 2010 Flash Crash before the arrest of a man trading from his parents' home in England for market manipulation, and the SEC's extensive rule-making initiative since the Flash Crash to alleviate some of the perceived dysfunctional aspects of the structure of the equity markets.  read more

  • 06.18.15 Jeffrey Forchelli ’69 Recognized as ‘Outstanding CEO’
    Jeffrey Forchelli

    Jeffrey Forchelli ’69, a member of Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees, was recently named 2015 Outstanding CEO by Long Island Business News (LIBN).  read more

  • 06.18.15 Professors Christopher Beauchamp and Minor Myers Selected for Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
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    Papers by Professors Christopher Beauchamp and Minor Myers were selected for the prestigious Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17. Brooklyn Law School was the only law school in the nation to have the papers of two faculty members separately selected for the annual Faculty Forum.  read more

  • 06.17.15 Gala Honors Law School Icons on Ellis Island
    Salute to Brooklyn Law School Icons Celebration

    “What a night!” said Dean Nicholas Allard as he welcomed more than 530 guests who filled the Great Hall on Ellis Island for the Salute to Brooklyn Law School Icons Gala on June 11. The event recognized eight individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Law School’s national and international reputation and to their own fields: Professor Emeritus Joseph Crea ’47; former New York City Mayor David Dinkins ’56; Professor Emeritus Richard Farrell ’64; Associate Professor of Legal Writing Linda Feldman ’83; Director of Admissions Henry Haverstick III, who retires at the end of June; Centennial Professor of Law Susan Herman; Centennial Professor of Law Roberta Karmel; and Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law.  read more

  • 06.09.15 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 114th Commencement
    Commencement 2015

    At the Brooklyn Law School 114th commencement ceremony May 28 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer told the 337 J.D. and 21 L.L.M. graduates that their new Brooklyn Law School degree  meant one thing: “Now is the time to figure out what your dream is, and then reach high for it. See if you can achieve it. Then reach deep down inside yourselves, see what you’re made of, see if you can achieve that dream.”

    Schumer’s advice to the class of 2015? “Very simple: go for it.”  read more

  • 06.09.15 Professor Lisa Smith '78 in The New York Times on Rising Crime Rates
    Lisa Smith

    Professor Lisa Smith '78, a former prosecutor, was quoted in the recent New York Times article, “In Grim Rape Statistics, Signs of Progress,” which examines the narrative behind statistics that illustrate rising instances of violence throughout the city.   read more

  • 06.02.15 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on ‘Implications of Omnicare’ in Securities Regulation & Law Report
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    Securities Regulation & Law Report featured an article by Professor Roberta Karmel, “Implications of ‘Omnicare,’” in its May 2015 issue on Antifraud coverage.  read more

  • 06.01.15 Melissa Brennan ’09 and Tanisha McKnight ’04 Named ‘Rising Stars’ by New York Law Journal
    Rising Stars

    Melissa Brennan ’09 and Tanisha McKnight ’04 were among the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges for the New York Law Journal.   read more

  • 06.01.15 Professor Jodi Balsam in The New York Times on NFL and Domestic Violence
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a former lawyer for the NFL, was quoted in the recent New York Times article, “Bears Stumble in N.F.L.’s Quagmire on Domestic Violence,” which illustrates the meandering path the NFL seems to take when addressing courses of action for accused players.  read more

  • 05.29.15 Professor Christopher Beauchamp’s Book Earns Positives Reviews from Boston Review
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    Professor Christopher Beauchamp’s book, “Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America,” was the subject of a recent Boston Review article, How Patent Law Created Inventors.  read more

  • 05.19.15 Securities Arbitration Clinic Featured in The National Law Journal
    Securities Arbitration Clinic

    The May 18 National Law Journal article, “Securities Arbitration Clinic Opens Students' Eyes,” highlighted Brooklyn Law School’s Securities Arbitration Clinic as one of a half-dozen innovative clinics across the nation.   read more

  • 05.19.15 Professor Joe Crea’s 100th Birthday Receives National Attention
    Joseph Crea

    On May 18, Brooklyn Law School faculty, staff and friends gathered to wish happy birthday to Professor Emeritus Joe Crea ’47, who turned 100 on April 26. During the celebration, Professor Crea spoke with an Associated Press reporter about the classes he has taught and the secret to a long career.  read more

  • 05.13.15 Professor Karen P. Simmons Receives State Bar’s Kay Crawford Murray Award
    Adjunct Professor Karen Simmons

    Adjunct Professor Karen P. Simmons, executive director of the Children's Law Center (CLCNY) in Brooklyn, was named the 2015 recipient of the Kay Crawford Murray Award by the Committee on Women in the Law of the New York State Bar Association.  read more

  • 05.11.15 Jennifer Broomfield ’02 Named Title IX Director at Florida State University
    Brooklyn Law School - Jennifer Broomfield '02

    Florida State University (FSU) has named Jennifer Broomfield `02 as its first full-time Title IX Director.  read more

  • 05.11.15 Stuart A. Minkowitz ’92 Named Assignment Judge of Morris/Sussex Vicinage
    Stuart Minkowitz

    New Jersey Superior Court Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz ’92 will lead the Morris/Sussex Vicinage, effective May 28. The appointment was announced by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.  read more

  • 05.08.15 Professor Jodi Balsam in The New York Times on “Deflategate”
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a former lawyer for the NFL, contributed to a New York Times article “An Educated Guess at the Patriots’ Punishment,” that asked leading voices in sports law “What will the NFL do with Tom Brady and the Patriots?” An investigation had found  “it is more probable than not” that the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs to gain an advantage during this year’s A.F.C. championship game.     read more

  • 05.06.15 U.S. Attorney’s Office Names Winston M. Paes '03 Head of the Business and Securities Fraud Section in Brooklyn
    Winston Paes

    In more than six years as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, Winston M. Paes ’03 hasn’t lost a case. Recognizing that winning streak, the U.S. Attorney’s Office recently named him Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section for the Eastern District of New York.   read more

  • 05.06.15 Ting Poon '15 and Paola Uriarte '14 Named 2015 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows
    Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows

    Ting Poon ‘15 and Paola Uriarte ’14 have been selected as two-year postgraduate Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellows. Joining Scott Foletta ’14, who began his IJC fellowship last fall, they will provide legal assistance to immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.   read more

  • 05.06.15 Professor David Reiss Shares Insight on Real Estate and Finance
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss was recently quoted in the May 6 Main Street article “Dipping Into Your 401(k) to Finance the Purchase of a Home is a Tricky Decision.”   read more

  • 05.06.15 Professor Arthur Pinto Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

    In a Letter to the Editor of The Wall Street Journal published May 5, 2015, Professor Arthur Pinto responded to the Apr. 23 op-ed “Getting the Politics Out of Proxy Season.”   read more

  • 05.06.15 Immediate Impact Scholarships: Transforming Lives NOW
    Brooklyn Law School

    Immediate impact scholarships, or prizes, provide current-use funds to recruit deserving students to Brooklyn Law School - students who are capable of and committed to making a difference in their professions and communities. Named for the donors who have generously funded them, these scholarships provide exceptional distinction to recipients throughout their legal careers. Moreover, they provide BLS the resources needed to ensure a strong incoming class, thereby providing an immediate impact to both student recipients and the Law School.  read more

  • 05.06.15 BLS’s 34th Annual Endowed Scholars Celebration
    Brooklyn Law School - Endowed Scholars Celebration

    BLS has always been a school of opportunity. It is committed to supporting students with the ability, and the desire, to make a difference in their professions and communities, regardless of their financial means. Endowed scholarships provide crucial support for these students, while also serving as a powerful example of the ongoing commitment of the donors who make them possible — some of whom are BLS alumni who themselves received financial assistance as students. The Endowed Scholars Celebration is an annual event at which we honor both the donors who have created scholarships and the students who have received them. It is an opportunity for them to meet, share experiences with each other, and forge lasting bonds.  read more

  • 05.01.15 Raja Rajeswari ’98 New York City’s First Indian-Born Woman Judge
    Raja Rajeswari

    Raja Rajeswari ’98 was recently appointed as a criminal court judge in New York City — a first for an Indian-origin woman. She was nominated for the position by Mayor de Blasio in April.  read more

  • 04.30.15 A.G. Schneiderman, NYC Corporation Counsel Carter Partner With Premier Law School Clinics Aiding Tech Entrepreneurs
     Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic

    Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachery Carter announced today that they have joined forces with two premier technology clinics, the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic, operated out of The Brooklyn Law School, and the Tech Startup Clinic, operated out of The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University as well as Fordham University School of Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP).  read more

  • 04.30.15 Brooklyn Law School Announces Senator Chuck Schumer as 2015 Commencement Speaker
    Senator Chuck Schumer

    Brooklyn Law School has announced that U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer will be the commencement speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 28, 2015.  read more

  • 04.29.15 Professor Miriam Baer Named ALI Adviser

    Professor Miriam Baer has been invited by the American Law institute (ALI) to serve as an adviser on the upcoming project “Principles of the Law, Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management for Corporations, Nonprofits, and Other Organizations.”  read more

  • 04.24.15 Brooklyn Law School Professor Joseph Crea '47 Turns 100
    Joseph Crea

    Professor Joseph Crea, who turns 100 years old on April 26, has been teaching at Brooklyn Law School for over six decades, including a course in Commercial Paper and Banking as recently as 2014.

    The Law School will honor Professor Crea and seven others on June 11 at the Salute to Brooklyn Law School Icons Gala, which will be held on Ellis Island  read more

  • 04.21.15 Professor Lisa Smith Hosts New York Times Reporter to Discuss Durst Case
    Professor Lisa Smith's class

    Professor Lisa Smith welcomed New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante to her Criminal Practice Externship Class on April 13 to discuss ethics in the press, using the Robert Durst case as the basis for the discussion.  read more

  • 04.16.15 Professor Minor Myers Co-Authors New York Times Article on Shareholder Litigation
    Minor Myers

    Professor Minor Myers co-authored the “Another View” column in the Dealbook section of The New York Times on April 16.  read more

  • 04.16.15 Rabbi Joseph Potasnik ’86 Delivers Keynote at St. Francis College Holocaust Remembrance
    Rabbi Joseph Potasnik '86

    Rabbi Joseph Potasnik ’86 delivered the keynote address, “Being Human in the Face of Inhumanity” at the St. Francis College Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration, April 16.    read more

  • 04.15.15 Second Annual CUBE Innovators Competition Rewards Student Ingenuity
    Brooklyn Law School CUBE Innovators Patrick Mock Paula Collins

    Five students received seed money to launch new startups after winning the second annual Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) Innovators Competition on April 9. The purpose of the competition is to address legal issues and structures affecting entrepreneurial ventures and legal services for entrepreneurs. Students present their proposals before a panel of judges.  read more

  • 04.07.15 Brooklyn Law School Ranked Among Top 20 in the Nation for Practical Training
    National Jurist cover

    Brooklyn Law School has been ranked among the top 20 law schools in the nation for practical training by The National Jurist. The Law School is among the 20 schools in the nation to earn an A or A+ for practical training, a grade determined by the number of full-time students who enroll in clinics, externships, simulation courses, or who participate in interschool skills competitions.  read more

  • 04.07.15 Professor Larry Solan Appears on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show
    Larry Solan

    Professor Larry Solan was a guest on the April 1 episode of The Diane Rehm Show, discussing how technology is changing criminal linguistic evidence in modern court cases.  read more

  • 04.02.15 BLIP Clinic Boosting Europe’s Startup Community
     Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic

    The Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic continues to grow its international presence by providing affordable legal services to fledgling tech startups, according to a recent article in ABA Journal.  read more

  • 04.01.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Addresses Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe, an expert on law and religion, has been a prominent commentator in national media coverage of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) recently signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.    read more

  • 03.31.15 Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law Hosts SEC Commissioner Stein
    Brooklyn Law School SEC Commissioner Stein

    Kara M. Stein, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was the featured speaker at the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law Breakfast Roundtable on March 26.   read more

  • 03.30.15 Professor Edward Janger’s Scholarship in the Bankruptcy Arena Garners Noteworthy Awards
    Professor Edward Janger

    Professor Edward Janger’s recent scholarship has earned him two prestigious honors:  He was awarded the 2015 Grant Gilmore Award from the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL) for his co-authored article “Ice Cube Bonds,” published in the Yale Law Journal; and his article “The Logic and Limits of Liens,” was recognized for inclusion in the Best of ABI 2014: The Year in Business Bankruptcy.  read more

  • 03.28.15 Professor Lisa Smith Receives Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition 2015 Anti-Violence Award
    Lisa Smith

    Professor Lisa Smith has been honored with the Women of Courage Award from the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition (BAVC) for her dedication to ending violence against women and children. She received the Women of Courage Award at the BVAC Awards Luncheon at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn on March 28.  read more

  • 03.27.15 Dean Nick Allard Calls for Overhaul of Bar Exam System in National Law Journal Op-Ed
    Nick Allard

    “Why should promising students spend years working hard in a demanding law school program only to have their new career derailed by an expensive all-or-nothing test with little relevance to the practice of law?” asks Dean Nick Allard in an op-ed published in the March 30 edition of The National Law Journal.  read more

  • 03.25.15 Brooklyn Law School Teams Score Major Moot Court Victories
    Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society students

    Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society continued to rack up major victories in recent national and international competitions, further fortifying its reputation as one of the most distinguished and accomplished moot court programs in the nation.  read more

  • 03.21.15 Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Forum Spotlights “50 Years of the War on Poverty”
    Brooklyn Law School Sparer Forum

    Brooklyn Law School’s annual Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Forum, held March 19, marked 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” with a discussion of the current policies that promote or prevent access to safety net resources and examine where we are now. The forum, “50 Years of the War on Poverty,” featured an address by Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA)—the largest social services agency in the country. Other program participants included Wayne Ho, Chief Program and Policy Officer of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director of Community Voices Heard; and Professor Ann Cammett of CUNY Law School.   read more

  • 03.19.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Co-authors Slate Op-ed
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe co-authored an op-ed titled “Utah ‘Compromise’ to Protect LGBT Citizens From Discrimination Is No Model for the Nation” that appeared on Slate March 18, 2015.  read more

  • 03.18.15 Professor Joy Kanwar Profiled in Legal Writing Institute Newsletter
    Brooklyn Law School Professor Joy Kanwar

    Professor Joy Kanwar, who teaches Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School, was featured in the March issue of LWI Lives, the newsletter of the Legal Writing Institute.  read more

  • 03.17.15 BLSA Excels at Thurgood Marshal Mock Trial Competition
    BLSA Students

    Two teams from Brooklyn Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) competed in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, hosted by the Northeast Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA) in Mystic, Connecticut, on February 7 and 8.  read more

  • 03.17.15 Professor Sam Murumba Named Co-Chair of a Human Rights Watch Advisory Committee
    Professor Samuel Murumba

    Professor Samuel Murumba has been named co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) Africa Division. He will serve with Ambassador Robin Sanders, the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria and to the Republic of Congo. Professor Murumba, whose expertise is in international human rights and intellectual property, has served on the Advisory Committee since 1994, and he has been a member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 1996.   read more

  • 03.16.15 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Professor Robert Pitler ’66
    Brooklyn Law School Professor Robert Pitler

    Professor Robert M. Pitler ’66, a member of the Law School’s faculty since 1988, died on March 15 after a long illness.   

    “Bob Pitler was a deeply cherished and revered member of the Brooklyn Law School community who had a profound and lasting impact on generations of students,” said Dean Nicholas W. Allard.  read more

  • 03.13.15 Professor Lawrence Solan quoted in The New York Times
    Larry Solan

    Professor Lawrence Solan provided analysis in a March 12, 2015, New York Times article “Wondering what the Fed’s Statements Mean? Be Patient,” about how the meanings of certain words vary in specific contexts. The story comes in light of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen’s use of the word "patient" at a Senate hearing last month.  read more

  • 03.13.15 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Appointed By Mayor de Blasio to Rent Guidelines Board
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    K. Sabeel Rahman, who will join the Brooklyn Law School faculty in the coming academic year, has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. The Board determines annual rent adjustments for approximately 1 million apartments across the city subject to the Rent Stabilization Law. He was one of three new appointments to the Board announced by the Mayor on March 12. Rahman previously has served in a variety of advisory roles to New York City government and other organizations on economic and financial regulatory policies.  read more

  • 03.03.15 Philip Guffy ’15 Wins Distinguished Student Award from the American College of Bankruptcy
    Brooklyn Law School Student Philip Guffy

    Philip Guffy ’15 is one of only six students who were selected from across the nation as Distinguished Law Students for 2015 by the American College of Bankruptcy (ACB).   read more

  • 03.02.15 BLIP Garners Coverage in ABA Journal and Associations Now
    Blip Clinic

    The Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) recently received coverage for providing pro bono legal assistance to small businesses, defending them against patent trolls. “Patent trolls are looking for the easy buck, and they won’t get that from a small business that has free legal advice,” Professor Askin said.  read more

  • 02.28.15 Professor Lawrence Solan Quoted in The Washington Post Article on “Forensic Linguistics”
    Larry Solan

    Lawrence Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Education, was recently quoted in a Feb. 27 Washington Post article about the growing and increasingly controversial realm of forensic linguistics. The sometimes acrimonious controversy, Solan explains, hinges on the state of the science — whether linguists can provide reliable statistics on their accuracy or “error rate.”  read more

  • 02.27.15 Professor Miriam Baer Article Selected for Annual Securities Law Review

    Professor Miriam Baer’s article Confronting the Two Faces of Corporate Fraud (66 Florida Law Review 87) was chosen for inclusion in Securities Law Review 2015, an annual anthology that reprints eight to 10 outstanding securities law articles to give them broader exposure.  read more

  • 02.26.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Testifies Before the House on Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    At the U.S. House Committee on Constitution and Civil Justice hearing on February 13, Professor Nelson Tebbe presented testimony on questions of religious freedom and equality law.  read more

  • 02.19.15 Professor Roberta Karmel Examines SEC Insider Trading Policies
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    In her latest New York Law Journal column covering Securities Regulation, Professor Roberta Karmel takes a critical look at the loosely-defined policies that govern insider trading.  read more

  • 02.19.15 CUBE Hosts BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins
    Brooklyn Law School Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship Brooklyn Academy of Music

    “BAM has had a glorious and difficult past, and I am sure that it will have a glorious and difficult future,” Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) President Brooks Hopkins told the audience at a networking event hosted by the Center for Urban Business and Entrepreneurship (CUBE) on February 18 at the Forchelli Conference Center. The event, “How BAM Became BAM! Innovation in the Cultural World,” featured Hopkins in conversation with Brooklyn Law School President and Dean Nick Allard. focusing on BAM’s emergence as a major cultural institution.  read more

  • 02.18.15 Professor Bennett Capers discusses New York chief judge’s proposal for major grand jury reforms
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers was quoted by the Associated Press in an article covering potential changes to grand jury procedure.  "It's hard to picture downsides. The upside is it gives the public some kind of assurance the game is not rigged," Capers said.  read more

  • 02.18.15 Professor Karen Porter Quoted in Legal Newsline
    Karen Porter

    Professor Karen Porter was quoted in the Feb. 18 Legal Newsline, explaining the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  read more

  • 02.17.15 Martin Bandier ’65 Honored with President's Merit Award at Pre-Grammy Gala
    Brooklyn Law School Alumnus Martin Bandier

    Martin Bandier ’65 was honored with the Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award at the annual pre-Grammy Gala on February 7. Bandier is Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  read more

  • 02.13.15 The New York Times Features BLS Business Boot Camp
    Brooklyn Law School Business Boot Camp Nick Allard

    Brooklyn Law School’s Business Boot Camp was the focus of a feature article in The New York Times that examined the innovative ways laws schools are better equipping students for a changing job market.  read more

  • 02.12.15 REFinBlog Expands Scope with New Fellows
    Serenna McCloud Shea Cunningham

    REFinBlog.com, the blog created and edited by Professor David Reiss to cover real estate finance, has added new fellows Shea Cunningham ’16 and Serenna McCloud ’16 to its staff. They will be known as Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) REFinBlog Fellows. REFinBlog is a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.  read more

  • 02.11.15 Professor Christina Mulligan Authors Washington Post Article on Legal Status of “Fifty Shades of Grey”
    Brooklyn Law School Professor Christina Mulligan

    Professor Christina Mulligan wrote an article that appeared in the Feb. 11 Washington Post, that examined whether the novel (and now film) “Fifty Shades of Grey” infringes upon “Twilight” copyrights, since the former was originally composed as fan fiction of the latter.  read more

  • 02.10.15 Professor Jonathan Askin Appears On Ebru TV’s “Fresh Outlook”
    Jonathan Askin

    BLS Professor Jonathan Askin was featured on Ebru TV’s “Fresh Outlook” news program February 6.  read more

  • 02.06.15 Professors Twerski and Cohen Co-Author New Choice of Law Text
    Brooklyn Law School Choice of Law Twerski Cohen

    Aaron D. Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, and Neil B. Cohen, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, have co-authored a new casebook, Choice of Law: Cases and Materials for a Concise Course on Conflict of Laws. The book is designed for a two-credit course that will provide students with an appreciation of the many methods that courts use to decide choice of law cases.  read more

  • 02.04.15 Adjunct Professor Glenn Magpantay Awarded Top Civil Rights Honor
    Brooklyn Law School - Magpantay

    Brooklyn Law School Adjunct Professor Glenn Magpantay is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Haywood Burns Memorial Award, given by the Committee on Civil Rights of the New York State Bar Association. The award is given to honor the late civil rights lawyer and academic Dean W. Haywood Burns. Nominees must contribute to New York State in a manner that reflects his commitment to justice and civil rights. Magpantay received the award during the State Bar Association's Annual Meeting in New York City on January 29.   read more

  • 02.04.15 Professor Joel Gora Discusses Citizens United Five Years Later
    Professor Joel Gora

    On Jan. 21, 2015, five years after the controversial campaign finance decision Citizens United v. FEC was handed down by the Supreme Court, leading scholars including Professor Joel Gora gathered to discuss the impact of the case on politics and the future of the First Amendment. The conference, “Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years,” was sponsored by the Center for Competitive Politics and held at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.  read more

  • 02.03.15 BLS Community Holds Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Race and Social Justice Issues
    Brooklyn Law School - Town Hall

    On Wednesday, January 28, a packed gathering of BLS students, faculty members, and staff assembled in the Student Lounge for a Town Hall meeting titled: “After Ferguson? After Garner? After…?” The meeting was planned by the faculty in December in response to increasing concerns by the public about protecting the legal rights of minorities after the grand jury decisions in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of unarmed black men.   read more

  • 01.31.15 Professor Jodi Balsam Appears On Ebru TV’s “Fresh Outlook”
    Jodi Balsam

    BLS Professor Jodi Balsam was featured on Ebru TV’s “Fresh Outlook” Super Bowl preview program Jan. 31.  read more

  • 01.29.15 Professor Susan Herman Quoted Slate Article
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman was quoted in an article titled “The History of the Pocket Constitution” that appeared on Slate January 28, 2015.  read more

  • 01.28.15 NYC Proposal to Grade Salons and Spas Cites Note in Journal by Sarah Walsh ’13
    Brooklyn Law School Alumna Sarah Walsh

    A note by Sarah Walsh ’13 in the Journal of Law and Policy, “Beyond the Polish: An Examination of Hazardous Conditions in Nail Salons and Potential Solutions for the Industry in New York City,” recently became the basis for legislation introduced in the New York City Council to institute a review system for salons and spas similar to the grading system for New York City restaurants.  read more

  • 01.22.15 Trustee David Barse ’87 Talks Top Stock Picks on CNBC
    David Barse

    Brooklyn Law School Trustee David Barse ’87 appeared on the CNBC program Squawk Box on Jan. 20 to share his top stock picks in an uncertain market.  read more

  • 01.22.15 Dean Nick Allard Testifies on Proposal to Adopt Unified Bar Exam for New York
    Nick Allard

    Brooklyn Law School President and Dean Nicholas Allard testified before the Committee on the Unified Bar Exam (UBE) at CUNY Law School on Jan. 20, 2015.  read more

  • 01.16.15 Distinguished BLS Graduates to be Honored at Annual Alumni Association Luncheon Jan. 30
    Brooklyn Law School - Alumni Luncheon 2015

    Four Brooklyn Law School graduates will be honored at the Alumni Association Annual Luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Jan. 30, 2015. More than 300 alumni and their guests, faculty, and students will attend.  read more

  • 01.16.15 Professor Christopher Beauchamp Discusses His New Book on Texas Public Radio
    Christopher Beauchamp Brooklyn Law School Professor

    Professor Christopher Beauchamp, whose new book Invented By Law hit stores in October, was a guest on Texas Public Radio’s weekly call-in show The Source. Professor Beauchamp spoke about his book, patent laws in general, and answered questions from listeners.  read more

  • 01.14.15 Allen Grubman ’67 featured in February 2015 issue of Vanity Fair magazine
    Brooklyn Law School Alum Allen Grubman

    Allen Grubman ’67 talked to Vanity Fair about his career as the most powerful lawyer in the music business today representing superstars like Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga, and his not-so-stellar performance at Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 01.12.15 Professor Nelson Tebbe Co-authors New York Times Op-ed “A License to Say Anything?”

    Professor Nelson Tebbe co-authored an op-ed titled “A License to Say Anything?” that appeared in the Jan. 9, 2015 New York Times.  read more