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  • 05.23.16 Bronx Post Office Named After Herman Badillo ‘54
    Herman Badillo

    A post office in the Bronx has been renamed in honor of Herman Badillo ’54, a trailblazing public servant who passed away in 2014 after a long and distinguished career including four terms in Congress and more than 20 years on the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees.  read more

  • 05.17.16 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 115th Commencement, Announces Honors
    Commencement 2016

    Brooklyn Law School observed its 115th commencement ceremony May 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where 373 J.D. and 18 L.L.M. degrees were conferred. New York University President Emeritus John Sexton was the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.   read more

  • 05.17.16 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman in The Nation Magazine on Making Economic Development More Equitable
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    In an article that recently appeared in The Nation, Professor K. Sabeel Rahman argues that cities can tackle the economic inequality crisis by making the policy process more democratic.  read more

  • 05.09.16 NYU President Emeritus John Sexton to Deliver Commencement Address at Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School

    John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York University, will address graduates at Brooklyn Law School’s 115th commencement on May 16, 2016, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  read more

  • 04.29.16 Annual Race Judicata 5K in Prospect Park Raises Funds for Brooklyn High School
    Race Judicata 2016

    Brooklyn Law School’s annual Race Judicata, held in Prospect Park in April, raised $12,000 for the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) for enrichment programming and college and career services.  read more

  • 04.28.16 ‘Sky’s the Limit’ for Students at CUBE Innovators Competition
    CUBE Innovators 2016

    At the recent third annual Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) Innovators Competition, nine students received seed money to launch new startups for their winning proposals for entrepreneurial ventures and legal services for entrepreneurs.  read more

  • 04.27.16 Jared Goldstein ’17 Examines Copycat Lawsuit, Trademark Law in Complex
    Jared Goldstein

    Jared Goldstein ’17 recently wrote an article for Complex Media about the application of trademark law to shoe designs. “Here's What Happens When a Brand Gets Sued for Ripping Off a Sneaker Design” examines a last year case in which Adidas successfully sued Skechers for its Onix sneaker, a shoe which bore striking resemblance to Adidas’ Stan Smith shoe.  read more

  • 04.22.16 In The New York Times Letter, Professor Emeritus Norman Poser Calls on SEC to Require Brokers to Act in Best Interest of Customers
    photo of a professor

    In a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times, published Apr. 14, Professor Emeritus Norman Poser applauds the Labor Department’s new rules requiring brokers who handle retirement accounts to act in the best interest of their customers, and calls on the SEC to issue similar rules.  read more

  • 04.22.16 Professor Nelson Tebbe Co-Authors Slate Op-Ed on Challenge to the Affordable Care Act Contraception Coverage
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe co-authored the op-ed, “The Contraception Compromise,” recently featured on Slate. Professor Tebbe, along with co-authors Richard C. Schragger and Micah Schwartzman of the University of Virginia School of Law, examine Zubik v. Burwell, a case before the United States Supreme Court involving the question of whether religious institutions other than churches should be exempt from the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Under ACA, the U.S. Department of Human Services requires non-church employers to cover certain contraceptives for their female employees.  read more

  • 04.22.16 Brooklyn Law School Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in Miami and New Orleans
    Alternative spring break

    Through the Public Service Office’s alternative spring break program, nine Brooklyn Law School students traveled to New Orleans and Miami to provide much-needed legal assistance to the Louisiana Civil Justice Center and the Miami Dade Public Defenders Office.  read more

  • 04.21.16 Professor Roberta Karmel on ‘Proposals for Intrastate and Regional Offerings’
    photo of a professor

    In her Securities Regulation column for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel discusses a proposed rule that would replace Rule 147, which has served to define exempt intrastate offerings. The purpose of the new intrastate offering rule is to craft an exemption that would be more usable than Rule 147 exempt offerings and that would mesh with rules passed by some states to facilitate crowdfunding.   read more

  • 04.18.16 Professor Heidi K. Brown Named New Director of Legal Writing
    Heidi Brown

    Professor Heidi K. Brown joined the Law School this spring as director of the legal writing program and associate professor of law, bringing two decades of experience in legal practice and academia. Brown previously served as associate professor of law at New York Law School, where she helped launch the school’s legal practice program. Before that, she was an associate professor of legal research and writing at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, Calif.  read more

  • 04.15.16 Errol Louis ’05 Receives High Praise From The Washington Post
    Errol Louis

    The title said it all. Leading up to the ninth Democratic debate this election season, The Washington Post ran a story titled "We know this is the 10,000th Democratic debate. But you should really tune in — for Errol Louis." Well known to most New Yorkers as host of NY1’s Inside City Hall and a prominent columnist for the New York Daily News, Errol Louis ’05 has steadily built a solid reputation as a thoughtful, well-informed, even opinionated, reporter.  read more

  • 04.14.16 Joe Caldarera ’17 Appears on CNN Presidential Town Hall
    Joe Caldarera

    Brooklyn Law School students know how to ask the tough questions. On April 13, Joe Caldarera ’17 got his chance to do just that on the national stage when he took part in the CNN presidential town hall with Senator Ted Cruz, moderated by Anderson Cooper. After welcoming Cruz to the Big Apple, Caldarera asked the candidate about his recent comments about “New York values."  read more

  • 04.13.16 Leon H. Charney ’64, Television Host, Real Estate Investor, and Force for Peace, Dies at 77
    Leon Charney

    Leon Charney ’64, television host, prominent Manhattan real estate investor, and strong supporter of Israel, died March 21 at age 77.  read more

  • 04.11.16 Brooklyn Law School Hosts an Evening with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Sotomayor

    “Brooklyn Law School treats you like family,” United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a packed audience of hundreds of enthusiastic students and faculty at historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights on April 8.   read more

  • 04.04.16 Mathew Tully ’02 Honored for Work on Behalf of Veterans
    Mathew Tully

    Mathew B. Tully ’02, a decorated Army veteran, has been recognized as one of the one of the nation’s most influential veterans by HillVets, a non-profit that helps veterans with “second service” careers via networking, employment, and educational opportunities.  read more

  • 04.01.16 Claudine K. Brown ’85, Leader in Arts and Education, Dies at 67
    Claudine K. Brown

    Claudine K. Brown ‘85, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access for the Smithsonian, died March 17.   read more

  • 04.01.16 Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, Featured Speaker at Annual Public Service Awards
    Evan Wolfson

    Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, a major figure in the historic victory for same-sex marriage last year, addressed students, faculty, and alumni at the annual Annual Public Service Awards on March 29.   read more

  • 03.29.16 Professor Jocelyn Simonson in Jurist on Why the Ferguson Consent Decree Matters for the First Amendment
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    In an essay that appeared in the Mar. 29 Jurist, Professor Jocelyn Simonson discusses the consent decree between Ferguson, Missouri, and the Department of Justice, notable because it offers a possibility of addressing policing practices that have become a national example of the racial profiling, excessive force, and profit-driven policing.  read more

  • 03.28.16 Nicholas Scoppetta ’62, Former Commissioner of NYC Fire Department, Dies at 83
    Brooklyn Law School - Nicholas Scoppetta '62

    Nicholas Scoppetta ’62, former Commissioner of the Fire Department of New York and the first Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services, died March 24 at age 83.  read more

  • 03.24.16 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman quoted in The New York Times
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman provided analysis in a March 11, 2016, New York Times article “As Americans Take Up Populism, the Supreme Court Embraces Business,” about the growing rift between the many Americans and the Supreme Court on matters of big business and economic power.  read more

  • 03.24.16 Helen Neuborne ’74 Recognized by the Aspen Institute
    Helen Neuborne

    The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC, held a tribute to Helen Neuborne ’74 at its Aspen Forum on Women & Girls: Conversations Across Generations Forum on March 7.  read more

  • 03.23.16 Moot Court Teams Earning Major Victories
    2016 International Criminal Court

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

  • 03.23.16 Brooklyn Law School Ranked 16th in the Nation for Practical Training
    National Jurist Spring 2016

    For the third consecutive year, The National Jurist has ranked Brooklyn Law School as a top 20 law school in the nation for practical training. At 16, Brooklyn Law School was the highest ranked school in New York City and New York State. The rankings are based on experiential learning opportunities, with data from the American Bar Association and individual law schools, emphasizing categories that include clinics, externships, simulation courses, and interschool competitions, and pro bono opportunities.  read more

  • 03.21.16 Professor Michael Cahill Named Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School
    Michael Cahill

    Michael Cahill, Professor of Law and former Vice Dean, has been appointed the first permanent co-dean of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden, effective July 1. As co-dean, Cahill will supervise the academic and administrative operations of Rutgers Law School, which has approximately 1,100 students, 120 full-time faculty, and 20,000 alumni.    read more

  • 03.11.16 Professor Susan Herman: Getting to the Core of the Apple/FBI Dispute
    Susan Herman

    A number of people have told me that they feel ambivalent about whether Apple should be required to enable the government to crack the security of the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, the deceased gunman who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California in 2015.    read more

  • 03.09.16 Professor Bradley Borden Addresses Non-Profits, Property Taxes, Local Tax Policy in WalletHub
    Bradley Borden

    With tax season well underway, personal finance website WalletHub recently sought out Professor Bradley Borden for his expertise on real estate taxation and partnerships.   read more

  • 03.08.16 Professor Jodi Balsam Explores How a Decision from the Second Circuit May Signal a Turning Point in NFL Labor-Management Relations
    Jodi Balsam

    As the sports world awaits a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on whether NFL quarterback Tom Brady will serve a four-game suspension for tampering with footballs, a bigger issue looms for the integrity of labor arbitration everywhere.  What the Second Circuit must decide is not whether Brady is a cheater, but whether the federal district court misapplied the law requiring deference to the arbitrator of a labor-management dispute.  read more

  • 03.07.16 Brooklyn Law School Named a ‘Go-To Law School’ by National Law Journal
    Brooklyn Law School

    The National Law Journal has ranked Brooklyn Law School 36th in the nation on its list of “The 2016 Go-To Law Schools.” This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2015 juris doctor graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms.  read more

  • 03.07.16 Professor Nelson Tebbe on ‘The Religious Freedom Loophole’
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Can a sex club become a church, legally? Professor Nelson Tebbe was recently asked this question for a public radio story "The Religious Freedom Loophole," produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting.  read more

  • 03.07.16 Borough Manhattan Community College Names Odelia Levy ’05 as Chief Diversity Officer
    Odelia Levy

    Odelia Levy ’05 has been named Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President at Borough Manhattan Community College/City University of New York.  read more

  • 02.29.16 Professor Minor Myers Quoted in Reuters on Executive Pay
    Minor Myers

    Professor Minor Myers provided insight in a February 29, 2016, Reuters article “Berkshire's Abel sees 2015 pay surge 48 percent to $40.77 million,” about the compensation received by Gregory Abel, the chairman and chief executive of Warren Buffet’s energy unit Berkshire Hathaway.  read more

  • 02.24.16 Black Law Students Association Earns Recognition, Advances to Nationals
    BLSA

    For the first time ever, Brooklyn Law School’s Black Law Students Association sent two teams to the Frederick Douglas Moot Court competition in Newark, N.J. The national appellate advocacy competition has been held annually since 1975 by the National Black Law Student Association, the largest law student organization in the nation.  read more

  • 02.24.16 WNYC Features Debate on Apple/FBI Case in Dean Nick Allard’s Privacy Law Class
    Courtney Hargrove

    WNYC paid a visit recently to the Law School’s Privacy Law in a Digital Age class taught by Dean Nick Allard to cover a lively and timely presentation by four students who argued on behalf of Apple, the FBI, the victims of Syed Farook in the San Bernardino mass shooting in December, and a privacy-rights group. The other 38 students in the class served as the judges and voted 20-18 to reverse a federal magistrate’s order that Apple help the FBI break into Farook’s iPhone.  read more

  • 02.22.16 Brooklyn Law School Ranked in Top 20 Nationally for Public Service
    Winter 2016 PreLaw

    PreLaw magazine, a leading news source in legal education, has ranked Brooklyn Law School in the top 20 law schools in the nation for public service, earning an “A” grade in the public interest category. The rankings were based on data gathered from every ABA law school in the country, with emphasis on law school curriculum, employment outcomes, and financial factors (salary, debt, and LRAP).

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  • 02.18.16 Professor Roberta Karmel on Narrative and Financial Disclosures in Crowdfunding
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    In her Securities Regulation column for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel examines “Crowdfunding: Rules for Funding Portals.”  read more

  • 02.05.16 Examining Buckley v. Valeo, 40 Years Later
    Professor Joel Gora

    Jan. 30 marked the 40th Anniversary of Buckley v. Valeo, the U.S. Supreme Court case that continues to have a significant impact on campaign finance law. As one of the original attorneys who helped to litigate the case on behalf of the ACLU and argued before the Supreme Court, Professor Joel Gora is leading or participating in a number of high-profile events focused on the anniversary.   read more

  • 02.01.16 Gail Cohen ’85 Named Chair of Fiduciary Trust Company International
    Gail Cohen

    Fiduciary Trust Company International, a leading wealth management firm, recently announced Gail Cohen ’85 as the chair of the company’s board of directors and general trust counsel.  read more

  • 02.01.16 John Rudikoff ’06 Named to Lead Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)
    Brooklyn Law School - John Rudikoff

    John Rudikoff ’06, former general counsel and director of business development for the international architecture firm MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society) Design Group, has been named CEO and managing director of CUBE (the Center for Business Entrepreneurship) at Brooklyn Law School. Rudikoff will lead CUBE’s operations and strategy, cultivate partnerships, and lead fundraising efforts to expand opportunities for student, faculty, and alumni.   read more

  • 01.27.16 Professor Bennett Capers Discusses Police Technology on TalksOnLaw
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers was recently a guest on TalksOnLaw, where he discussed how rapid technological advancement is changing the way the law enforcement operate and interact with the public.   read more

  • 01.26.16 In New York Law Journal, Professor Aaron Twerski Looks Back on a Teaching Career That Almost Didn’t Happen
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    In an essay that appeared in the Jan. 19 edition of New York Law Journal, Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, reflects on his search for a teaching position almost 50 years ago and the prejudice that almost derailed his promising career.  

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  • 01.26.16 Celine Chan ‘10 and Stephen Popernik ’13 Appointed to the Board of Trustees
    Celine Chan '10

    The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees has appointed Celine Chan ‘10 and Stephen Popernik ’13 as Recent Graduate Trustee Members.

    “At a time when innovation is more important than ever to legal education, these highly accomplished young attorneys bring valuable expertise to our leadership,” said Stuart Subotnick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with Celine and Stephen on exciting initiatives that will benefit the entire Law School community.”  read more

  • 01.20.16 Professor Bennett Capers Comments on Law Enforcement Topics
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers, a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, was recently quoted in Salon on how prosecutions of law enforcement for perjury are rare, despite the frequency of lying under oath.  read more

  • 01.20.16 Four Alumni Receive Judicial Appointments from NYC Mayor
    Judge Marguerite Dougherty

    Miriam Cyrulnik '80, Donald Leo '91, Dean Kusakabe '95, and Marguerite Dougherty '01 were among the 26 recent judicial appointments made by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.   read more

  • 01.20.16 Professor Jocelyn Simonson on Gov. Cuomo Pardon Plan, Freddie Gray Case
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    Professor Jocelyn Simonson, a former public defender, was quoted in state and national media outlets on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to pardon up to 10,000 juvenile offenders who committed nonviolent felonies or misdemeanors and on the Freddie Gray case in Maryland.    read more

  • 01.12.16 Jonathan Wong ’17 Featured on ‘Asian American Life’ Television Newsmagazine
    Brooklyn Law School - Jonathan Wong '17

    Jonathan Wong ’17, a student at Brooklyn Law School, has a pretty impressive day job. At age 24, he serves as a town councilman in Mahwah, N.J., and is one of the youngest elected officials in the United States. Wong was recently featured on the television newsmagazine “Asian American Life,” which covers in-depth stories of the Asian American community in the New York City area.    read more

  • 01.08.16 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

  • 01.04.16 Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. '66 and Hon. John M. Leventhal '79 Honored at Annual Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Dinner
    Scales of justice

    Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. ‘66, a Senior Judge in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; and Hon. John M. Leventhal ‘79, Associate Justice, Appellate Division Second Department were among the six honorees at the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in December.   read more