News

  1. YEAR
  2. 2017
  3. 2016
  4. 2015
  5. 2014
  6. 2013
  7. 2012
  8. 2011
  9. 2010
  10. 2009
  • 08.14.17 Professor Alice Ristroph Writes for Democracy About the Eclipse and Racial Isolation
    Alice Ristroph

    Criminal Justice Professor Alice Ristroph has published an article in the journal Democracy about the upcoming total solar eclipse and its curious path across a swath of America that is home to few black people. Titled “Blackout,” the piece follows the trajectory of the “totality,” or the period when the sun will be almost completely blocked out by the moon. Ristroph takes this as an opportunity to describe the fraught racial history of each of these places—Oregon, Wyoming, Nebraska, etc.—and highlight the divides that remain.  read more

  • 07.26.17 Library Director Janet Sinder Honored with Article of the Year Award from Law Library Journal
    Janet Sinder

    An article by Professor Janet Sinder, Director of the Brooklyn Law School Library, has been honored with the Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award.  read more

  • 07.24.17 Professor William Araiza Interviewed by Texas Public Radio about ‘Animus’ in the Law
    Brooklyn Law School - William Araiza

    How do U.S. courts determine whether a law is biased? Professor William Araiza in an interview with Texas Public Radio discussed this question with the focus on the concept of “animus” in the law. Araiza said the concept extends across a variety of constitutional law doctrines, not just the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause, as seen with same-sex marriage cases, but also the First Amendment Establishment Clause, as evidenced in recent litigation over the Trump travel ban.  read more

  • 07.14.17 Professor Steven Dean Named Vice Dean
    Professor Steven Dean

    Professor Steven Dean has been named Vice Dean at Brooklyn Law School effective July 1. In this role, Dean will oversee the Law School’s academic program and curriculum. At the same time, he will work to advance faculty development and scholarship. He succeeds Professor William Araiza, who is returning to teaching and his scholarly work full time.  read more

  • 07.11.17 Professor Miriam Baer Among Legal Experts Weighing In on Trump Jr.’s Emails and Russia Meeting

    Professor Miriam Baer is among top legal experts in the nation who were asked by Vox whether the email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. on July 11 constitutes clear evidence of collusion or conspiracy by the Trump campaign and whether Trump Jr. as well as Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort are in legal jeopardy because of their meeting last year with a “Russian government lawyer” who purportedly promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton.  read more

  • 06.26.17 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Cited in U.S. Supreme Court Decision
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    The U.S. Supreme Court cited work by Professor Jocelyn Simonson in its majority opinion issued on June 22 in Weaver v. Massachusetts, a case about the right to a public trial.  Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion cited Simonson’s 2014 Harvard Law Review article, “The Criminal Court Audience in a Post-Trial World,” in which she examined the importance of the right to a public trial in the world of plea bargaining.  read more

  • 06.21.17 Judges Can Do More to Help Juries Understand Rape Cases, Professor Schneider Tells the Times
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Professor Elizabeth Schneider was quoted in a New York Times story about the rape case against Bill Cosby that recently ended in a mistrial.  read more

  • 06.20.17 Preserve the Critical Role of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, Argues Professor David Reiss
    David Reiss

    In his latest column for The Hill, Professor David Reiss takes issue with recent recommendations from the U.S. Treasury Department to limit the powers of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  read more

  • 06.08.17 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Quoted in New York Times story on Bill Cosby Trial
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Professor Elizabeth Schneider was quoted in the June 8 New York Times article, “In Cosby Trial, Treatment of Women by Powerful Men Has Its Day in Court.”  read more

  • 06.06.17 Professor Chaumtoli Huq’s Documentary Examines Bangladeshi Workers’ Rights
    Chaumtoli Huq

    The horrifying collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,000 workers in 2013 shined a harsh light on lack of protections and rights for workers in the garment industry and brought about renewed calls for labor law reforms.  Adjunct Professor Chaumtoli Huq’s new documentary, “Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices,” covers the evolution of the labor movement in Bangladesh from the perspective of the workers themselves.   read more

  • 05.30.17 Professor Bennett Convenes Critical Race Theory Legal Scholars for Book Project
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers brought fellow legal scholars in critical race theory to Brooklyn this spring to workshop drafts of their rewritten U.S. court opinions for the forthcoming book Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten Court Opinions on Race and the Law. The book will be the latest entry in the growing endeavor of reimaging past court decisions from a different scholarly perspective.   read more

  • 05.30.17 Professor Gregg Macey Article Included in Land Use and Environmental Law Review
    Gregg Macey

    An article by Professor Gregg Macey, “Boundary Work in Environmental Law,” was recently selected for reprint in the annual Land Use and Environmental Law Review.  read more

  • 05.19.17 NPR’s Scott Simon Shares Memories of Visiting Professor Neil P. Cohen
    Professor Neil P. Cohen

    Neil P. Cohen, who served as a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School for more than a decade died on May 8 at age 72. Professor Cohen taught criminal procedure, criminal law, and evidence at the Law School.   read more

  • 05.16.17 Professor David Reiss Decries New Financial Choice Act in The Hill Column
    David Reiss

    In his regular column for The Hill, Professor David Reiss on Sunday took on the Financial Choice Act, the latest effort to roll back the regulatory powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is the chief proponent of the FCA, claiming the CFPB and its parent, Dodd-Frank, put an undue burden on consumer credit providers.   read more

  • 05.05.17 Professor David Reiss Elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss was recently named a 2017 Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) by the organization’s Board of Governors.  read more

  • 05.05.17 Article by Professor Minor Myers Selected for Top 10 Corporate and Securities List
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Minor Myers

    Appraisal Arbitrage and the Future of Public Company M&A, co-authored by Professor Minor Myers (with Professor Charles Korsmo, Case Western Reserve School of Law), was named a Top 10 Corporate and Securities Article in a list compiled by Corporate Practice Commentator.  read more

  • 04.25.17 Professor Bennett Capers Discusses ‘Rape, Truth, and Hearsay’ on Excited Utterance Podcast
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers recently appeared on Excited Utterance, a podcast focusing on scholarship on evidence law and proof, to discuss his forthcoming article “Rape, Truth, and Hearsay,” which will appear in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender.   read more

  • 04.24.17 Professor Anita Bernstein Joins Amicus Brief in Sandy Hook Lawsuit
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein was among 13 nationally renowned law professors specializing in common-law torts who filed an amicus brief with the Connecticut Supreme Court arguing that negligent entrustment should apply to the gun makers of the AR-15 used in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. The case was brought by families of the victims against Bushmaster Firearms International, a manufacturer and distributor of firearms.    read more

  • 03.31.17 Professor David Reiss Named to NYC Rent Guidelines Board
    David Reiss

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the appointment of Professor David Reiss to the Rent Guidelines Board. The board is mandated to establish rent adjustments for approximately 1 million dwelling units subject to rent stabilization in New York City and holds public meetings and hearings to consider research from staff and testimony from owners, tenants, advocacy groups, and industry experts. Reiss and Hilary Botein of Baruch College will serve as public members of the board.    read more

  • 03.28.17 Professor Stacy Caplow: Fix the Crisis in Immigration Courts
    picture of a teacher

    In a guest column for the Star-Ledger Herald (New Jersey) on Mar. 28, “Deporting 'bad hombres' a Trump sham if region's immigration courts are crippled,” Professor Stacy Caplow outlines the current crisis in the nation’s Immigration Courts, resulting in case backlogs and delayed justice.  read more

  • 03.23.17 New Book Credits BLIP Clinic Role in Brooklyn Business Growth
    The New Brooklyn

    In “The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back” by Kay S. Hymowitz (Rowman & Littlefield 2017), the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic, under the direction of Professor Jonathan Askin, is cited as a significant player in Brooklyn’s recent surge in business growth.    read more

  • 03.20.17 Professor Robin Effron Previews Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings on CBS News
    Robin Effron

    As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch get underway, Professor Robin Effron appeared on CBS News March 19 to discuss what to expect from the process. 
      read more

  • 03.17.17 Dean Nick Allard Writes Opinion Pieces for The Times of Israel and Washington Post
    Dean Allard

    On March 17, Dean Nick Allard had his op-ed about rising anti-Semitism in the United States appear in The Times of Israel, while his opinion piece about a wine bar’s lawsuit against the president appeared in the Washington Post.  read more

  • 03.13.17 Professor Susan Herman Recognized as a Woman 'Changing the World'
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman’s work with the American Civil Liberties Union earned her praise as one of five “women who are changing the world” from Patch news, in honor of National Women's History Month.   read more

  • 03.13.17 Professor Alice Ristroph, an Expert in Criminal Law, to Join Faculty
    Alice Ristroph

    Brooklyn Law School has announced the appointment of Professor Alice Ristroph, an expert in criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law, as professor of law. Her appointment is effective July 1. Ristroph currently teaches at Seton Hall University School of Law, where her scholarship focuses on the relationships among legal concepts and legal practices.     read more

  • 02.27.17 Professor Roberta Karmel Receives William O. Douglas Award
    photo of a professor

    Professor Roberta Karmel was presented with the William O. Douglas Award at the 25th annual Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) dinner on Feb. 24, in Washington, D.C.  read more

  • 02.24.17 Dean Nick Allard Op-ed ‘An unexpected Trump effect: Lawyer as hero’ Appears in The Hill
    Dean Allard

    In an op-ed appearing in the Feb. 24 edition of The Hill, Dean Nick Allard shares his thoughts on how the role of lawyers in society is as critically important as ever given the actions of the Trump administration. Lawyers practicing across varying fields from immigration to religious freedom to international trade are suddenly in the spotlight, and now playing a major role in shaping the nation’s current governmental system.  read more

  • 02.08.17 Does a Bible Class in Public School Violate the Law? Professor Nelson Tebbe Weighs in on CBS News
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe was interviewed for a CBS News story that aired Feb. 8 about a case involving parents in West Virginia who are suing to end a bible class in public schools.   read more

  • 01.27.17 Dean Nick Allard in Oklahoma Legal Group Blog
    Dean Allard

    Dean Nick Allard recently took part in a Q&A with the Oklahoma Legal Group Blog, where he discussed the biggest challenge facing law students, challenges as a dean, the effect of technology on criminal defense cases, and other topics.  read more

  • 01.26.17 Professor Maryellen Fullerton on BBC News Discusses the President’s Actions on Immigration
    Maryellen Fullerton

    Professor Maryellen Fullerton, an expert on asylum and refugee law, was recently a guest on a pair of BBC News programs: World Have Your Say and Newshour. On both programs, she discussed the president’s executive orders on immigration and refugees and building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.  read more

  • 01.11.17 Professor Arthur Pinto Quoted in Crain's on New York Court of Appeals Vacancy
    picture of a teacher

    Professor Arthur Pinto was quoted in the Jan. 11 Crain’s article “Cuomo remakes the state's highest court” on the governor’s overhaul of the New York Court of Appeals. With a judge’s recent retirement, Cuomo’s pick to fill the vacancy could tip the scales against employers in closely divided cases.  read more

  • 01.11.17 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Quoted in The New York Times on Corporate Consolidations
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman was quoted in the Jan. 10 New York Times article, “Obama’s Work to Limit Mergers May Stop With Trump Administration.”  read more

  • 01.11.17 Professor Miriam Baer Elected to Membership in American Law Institute

    Professor Miriam Baer has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.  read more

  • 01.10.17 Professor David Reiss in Politico on President-elect’s Real Estate Holdings
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss was prominently quoted in the Jan. 9 Politico article, “Selling his empire would cost Trump money. A lot of it.  read more

  • 01.09.17 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Article a Top SSRN Download For Criminal Law eJournal
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    The article “Bail Nullification,” by Professor Jocelyn Simonson is the current SSRN top download for Criminal Law papers. SSRN is the world’s foremost open-access repository for scholarly research. The article will appear in the Michigan Law Review later this year.   read more

  • 01.09.17 Professor Stacy Caplow Op-ed on Immigration-related Executive Pardons in Miami Herald
    picture of a teacher

    An op-ed by Professor Stacy Caplow advocating executive pardons for currently law-abiding immigrants appeared in The Miami Herald on Jan. 8.   read more

  • 01.03.17 Professor Rebecca Kysar Op-ed on Constitutionality of Trump’s Tariff Plan Appears in The New York Times
    rebecca kysar

    In an op-ed in the Jan. 3 edition of The New York Times, Professor Rebecca Kysar examines why President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to impose a 5 to 10 percent tariff on imports through an executive order may not be constitutional.  read more