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  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.   

  • 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).

  • 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.   

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.