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  • 12.22.16 Law School’s ‘Free Speech Under Fire’ Symposium Named 2016 Best Scholarly Conference
    Constitution Day 2016

    Brooklyn Law School’s symposium “Free Speech Under Fire: The Future of the First Amendmenthas been named the best scholarly conference of 2016 by First Amendment blog Concurring Opinions in its annual “Best of” year-in-review list.   read more

  • 12.12.16 Dean Nick Allard in The New York Times on the President-Elect’s White House Counsel

    In a Dec. 12 New York Times story profiling newly appointed White Counsel Donald McGahn, Dean Nick Allard said that the president-elect’s success could hinge on McGahn’s legal advice.  read more

  • 12.02.16 Celebration of the Roberta S. Karmel Scholarship Draws Alumni and Faculty
    Roberta Karmel

    On November 16th, about 80 members of the Brooklyn Law School community gathered at Allen & Overy, in Midtown Manhattan, to celebrate the newly created endowed scholarship in honor of a Brooklyn Law School icon, Roberta S. Karmel, Centennial Professor of Law. This scholarship, given for the first time this year, was awarded to Kristin Lin ’17, an IBL Fellow and a member of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, the Moot Court Honor Society, and the BLIP Clinic.  read more

  • 11.09.16 Dean Allard ‘Open Letter to the President-Elect’ Appears in The Detroit News
    Nick Allard

    In an op-ed appearing in the Nov. 9 edition of the The Detroit News, Dean Nick Allard shares his thoughts on how the next president should proceed to govern and win the trust of Americans.  read more

  • 10.31.16 Professor Nelson Tebbe in The New York Times on the First Amendment and the Trump Name
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe was quoted in a New York Times story on October 28 about First Amendment issues related to public and private organizations that are seeking to distance themselves from the Trump Organization name.  read more

  • 10.28.16 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Book Launch Features Timely Discussion of Economic Inequality
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman celebrated the launch of his new book, Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press), with a panel discussion at Brooklyn Law School on October 25. The discussion, like the book itself, tackled important questions about addressing economic inequality in the United States and the future of American politics.   read more

  • 10.26.16 Professor Dale Ho: Current Voting Laws ‘Make It Harder to Vote’
    Dale Ho

    Adjunct Professor and ACLU Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho recently discussed with Salon how a 2013 Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder, ended up negatively affecting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by making it more difficult to monitor the voting rules of individual states – particularly those with a history of discrimination.  read more

  • 10.17.16 Professor David Reiss Discusses Legal Developments in Real Estate Finance with NPR and The Wall Street Journal
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss recently spoke with NPR and The Wall Street Journal about the implications for consumers of legal developments in the real estate finance sector.   read more

  • 10.17.16 Constitutional Law Faculty Discuss the State of SCOTUS
    Constitution Day 2016

    On October 13, Brooklyn Law School hosted a panel discussion with members of its Constitutional Law faculty who previewed the new term of the United State Supreme Court. Professors Susan Herman, Joel Gora, Bill Araiza, Dean Nick Allard, and Judge Andrew Napolitano shared their thoughts on the cases that the court will consider this term as well as their insights about the future of the Court. The panel was part of the Law School’s annual celebration of Constitution Day. 
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  • 10.13.16 Professor Maryellen Fullerton Delivers Keynote on Refugee Resettlement at International Conference
    Maryellen Fullerton

    Professor Maryellen Fullerton, an expert on asylum and refugee law, delivered the keynote speech at a major international conference on immigration, “Flight, Journey and Territories: Analysing the Life Paths of Migrants,” hosted by the University of Trento, in Trento, Italy, in September.  read more

  • 09.27.16 An Overlooked Solution: Temporary Protected Status for Central American Women and Children
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    For more than two years, the United States has addressed the dramatic flood at the Southern border of desperate Central American women and children with a range of responses.  None, however, provide a concerted, public-spirited answer to the plight of this vulnerable population women who have managed, with extreme peril, to escape the undisputed every day violence.   read more

  • 09.18.16 In Letter to The Washington Post, Dean Nick Allard Explains “How to Better Regulate the Lobbyists”
    Dean Allard

    In a Letter to the Editor published in The Washington Post Sept. 16, Dean Nick Allard points out that the approach taken by the White House to more strictly enforce lobbying practices ignores a set of suggestions provided by the American Bar Association’s task force on how best to regulate the practice. Allard was responding to the newspaper’s Sept. 12 editorial “Fewer registrations in thriving influence industry.”  read more

  • 09.08.16 Professor Edward Janger Article a Top SSRN Download For Bankruptcy
    Professor Edward Janger

    An article co-authored by Professor Edward Janger recently placed among the top 10 downloads, all-time, of Bankruptcy papers on SSRN, the world’s top open-access repository for scholarly research. Janger wrote “Ice Cube Bonds: Allocating The Price Of Process In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy” with University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Professor Melissa B. Jacoby.  read more

  • 09.01.16 Professor Susan Hazeldean: Court Ruling a Breakthrough for LGBT Parents’ Rights in New York State
    Professor Susan Hazeldean

    The New York Court of Appeals recent decision in Brooke B. vs. Elizabeth C is a tremendous advance for LGBT rights in New York State.  At last, the court has reversed its 20-year-old ruling in Allison D v. Virginia M., 77 N.Y.2d 651 (1991), which had undermined the safety and security of thousands children with same-sex parents.  read more

  • 08.22.16 Professor Bennett Capers Comments on Policing, Gun Violence in The Village Voice
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers, a leading authority on policing and criminal justice, recently spoke with The Village Voice about a 2013 case in which an unarmed man with mental illness was fired on by police, then charged with assault for injuries sustained by two innocent bystanders from stray police bullets.    read more

  • 08.16.16 ‘Harness the Skills of the Introverted Lawyer,’ Writes Professor Heidi K. Brown in the New York Law Journal
    Heidi Brown

    In the New York Law Journal’s recent Special Report on Law Schools, Professor Heidi K. Brown argues that introversion can be an asset for law students and attorneys, and suggests a variety of techniques to reduce anxiety for introverts, as well as changes to the profession that would make it more inclusive.   read more

  • 08.09.16 Professor Julian Arato Cited in Major International Investment Arbitration Case
    Brooklyn Law School - Assistant Professor of Law Julian Arato

    An article by Professor Julian Arato, “The Margin of Appreciation in International Investment Law” (54 VA. J. INT’L L. 545 (2014)), was recently cited in a major international case concerning national tobacco regulation.   read more

  • 08.08.16 Professor Joel Gora on Campaign Finance, the Roberts Court and Citizens United
    Professor Joel Gora

    In the new book Business and the Roberts Court (Oxford University press 2016), Professor Joel Gora provides insight into how campaign finance law can be faithful to the protections of speech, press, and association in the First Amendment. His chapter, “In The Business of Free Speech: The Roberts Court and Citizens United, examines the Roberts Court's handling of free speech and business-related cases through a series of empirical and doctrinal analyses.    read more

  • 07.27.16 Professor Anita Bernstein a Top-Cited Scholar in Torts and Products Liability
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of Torts and Products Liability, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.   read more

  • 07.27.16 New Faculty Members Join the Law School
    New Faculty

    Brooklyn Law School continues to attract the finest legal scholars and clinicians in the nation. This fall the Law School welcomes three new distinguished faculty members: Susan Hazeldean, assistant professor of clinical law; Christina P. Skinner, assistant professor of law; and Alex Stein, professor of law. They join a faculty already renowned for excellence in teaching and for scholarly impact and influence. 
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  • 07.26.16 Professor Natalie Chin: Twenty-Six Years After Americans with Disabilities Act, Some Rights Remain Elusive
    Professor Natalie Chin

    July 26 marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – a federal non-discrimination law implemented with a promise that has fallen short for many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live at the intersection of poverty, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The language of the ADA recognizes that “unlike individuals who have experienced discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or age, individuals who have experienced discrimination on the basis of disability have often had no legal recourse to redress such discrimination.”    read more

  • 07.11.16 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Discusses 'Rise in Police Violence' on Bloomberg Law Radio
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    Professor Jocelyn Simonson joined On Today’s Bloomberg Law radio program to discuss the increase in police violence against minorities in the United States, with a focus on the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in Minnesota.   read more

  • 07.11.16 Professor Elizabeth Schneider a Top-Cited Scholar in Feminist Legal Theory
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Professor Elizabeth Schneider has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of feminist legal theory, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.   read more

  • 06.24.16 Professor Jodi Balsam on Daily Fantasy Sports, Rights of Publicity for Athletes and Entertainers, and Mentorship
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a leading expert in sports law, was recently quoted in CBS Moneywatch concerning a proposed merger between daily fantasy sports rival companies DraftKings and FanDuel.  read more

  • 06.24.16 Professor Minor Myers Quoted in Fortune, other Major News Outlets on Corporate Law Issues
    Minor Myers

    Professor Minor Myers, a leading authority on legal issues related to corporate litigation, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance, spoke with Fortune about the alleged conflict of interest between Tesla and SolarCity. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is also the chairman of SolarCity and the largest shareholder of both companies, owning more than 20 percent of each.   read more

  • 06.24.16 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Her Remarkable Life and Career in Interview with Business Law Today
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    The American Bar Association's Business Law Today recently interviewed Professor Roberta Karmel about her remarkable and distinguished career highlighted by important “firsts,” including being named the first female commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1977 and the first woman partner at her law firm, Rogers & Wells, among other trailblazing distinctions. In a wide-ranging Q&A, Karmel spoke with the publication about her extraordinary career path, the barriers to being a woman in the law during the early days of her career, and her appreciation for her students at Brooklyn Law School.  read more

  • 06.24.16 Professor William Araiza: Obergefell One Year Later
    Brooklyn Law School - William Araiza

    June 26 marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing the constitutional rights of same-sex couples to wed. “Anniversary” is truly the apt description of that milestone.  read more

  • 06.16.16 Professor Neil B. Cohen Named UNIDROIT Correspondent
    Neil Cohen

    The Governing Council for the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) officially elected Professor Neil B. Cohen as a correspondent at its annual meeting in May.  read more

  • 06.08.16 Professor Alex Stein Among the Most Highly Cited Scholars in Evidence
    Alex Stein

    Professor Alex Stein, who will join the Brooklyn Law School faculty July 1, has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of Evidence, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.   read more

  • 06.06.16 Professor Miriam Baer Presents Paper at American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Harvard Law School

    Professor Miriam Baer’s forthcoming article, Pricing the Fourth Amendment, was among those chosen for presentation at the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) annual meeting at Harvard Law School, held at the end of May.  Every year, ALEA convenes a meeting that draws law and economics scholars from across the country to discuss their cutting edge research in numerous areas related to law and regulation.   read more

  • 05.25.16 Professors Heidi K. Brown and Carrie Teitcher Help Lawyers Amplify Their Voices
    Professors Brown and Teitcher

    Professors Heidi K. Brown and Carrie Teitcher recently brought their expertise on oral advocacy and legal writing skills to more than 30 female attorneys during a Women’s Leadership Initiative meeting at Pryor Cashman, a midsized law firm headquartered in New York City. During their presentation, “Amplifying Your Lawyer Voice: Communicating with Clarity and Confidence,” Brown and Teitcher offered a variety of techniques to reduce anxiety related to public speaking. They counseled the attorneys to recognize the unique assets they bring to the law office, be substantively prepared, adopt new mental messages, and tweak their physical stance. The professors also provided suggestions on how to write more clearly and create the most effective PowerPoint presentations.  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

  • 05.12.16 Professor Bennett Capers on Diversity in American Cities, President Obama’s Focus on Issues of Concern to African Americans
    Bennett Capers

    Professor I. Bennett Capers was recently quoted in WalletHub, a personal finance website, discussing the pros and cons of living and working in a “diverse city” – provided the diversity is genuine and not simply diverse in terms of numbers but racially segregated. He also provided expert commentary to Long Island news outlet Newsday concerning President Obama’s final year in office, and how he is using this time to focus more on issues of concern to African Americans.  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
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    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

  • 04.21.16 Professor Roberta Karmel on ‘Proposals for Intrastate and Regional Offerings’
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    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

  • 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

  • 03.24.16 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

  • 03.21.16 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 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

  • 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

  • 02.18.16 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

  • 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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  • 01.20.16 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 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

  • 01.08.16 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