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  • 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