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  • 12.05.17 Clinic Successes are Highlighted at 4th Annual Disability and Civil Rights Roundtable
    Clinic Successes are Highlighted at 4th Annual Disability and Civil Rights Roundtable

    On a recent morning at Brooklyn Law School’s Forchelli Conference Center, Daisy Concepcion stood before more than a hundred members of New York City’s disability rights community to tell her story of how the Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic helped to transform the quality of life for her daughter with severe disabilities. Thanks to the work of students in the clinic, under the supervision of Professors Natalie Chin, who serves as director, and Amy Mulzer, Concepcion’s 30-year-old daughter had her right to a private duty nurse restored and is no longer confined to her home.

  • 12.05.17 Brooklyn Law School to Accept GRE for Fall 2018 Admission
    GRE News
    Brooklyn Law School will accept Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores beginning with applications for fall 2018 admission to its J.D. programs.
  • 11.21.17 Women’s Leadership Network Launches to Promote Career Success
    Women’s Leadership Network Launch

    Brooklyn Law School launched the new Women’s Leadership Network on Nov. 14 with a program that drew more than 120 attendees and featured a presentation and small group discussions focused on sponsorship and networking.

  • 11.20.17 Dean Nick Allard Discusses High-profile Cases on RNN TV Legal Affairs Show
    Dean Allard

    Dean Nick Allard discussed several headline-grabbing legal topics, including the Connecticut Supreme Court hearing in the Sandy Hook case against gunmaker Remington and the deadlocked jury in the case against New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, on the Nov. 15 edition of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs program “Richard French Live,” which reaches 6.5 million viewers across the Tri-State area.

  • 11.15.17 CUBE Panel Explores Legal Issues and Business Opportunities in Cannabis Industry
    CUBE Panel Explores Legal Issues and Business Opportunities in Cannabis Industry

    The nascent cannabis industry and changes in drug laws are offering opportunities for new entrepreneurial endeavors as well as long sought-after criminal justice reforms. Those dual themes were discussed by a panel of lawyers, entrepreneurs, legislators, and activists—including several graduates—who spoke at a packed event at the Law School on Nov. 6. The program, “Cannabis Law—From Criminalization to Opportunity,” was sponsored by CUBE (Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship) and the Center for Criminal Justice.

  • 11.13.17 Brooklyn Law School Faculty Ranked 30th in the Nation for Scholarly Excellence
    Brooklyn Law Shcool

    Brooklyn Law School’s faculty has been ranked 30th in the nation for “scholarly excellence, 2017 edition” according to the influential blog Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. The list is compiled by University of Chicago Law School Professor Brian Leiter and is based on a poll of law school faculty peers in the field.

  • 10.24.17 National Expert in Health Law Shows How ‘Money Changes Everything’
    Health Law

    While most Americans are by now fluent in the politics of the health care debate, few understand the critical role played by the congressional budget process. Nothing in government gets done without money, and that money is subject to many rules and limitations. Timothy M. Westmoreland, professor at Georgetown University Law Center and former congressional counsel, argues that this complex process “distorts legislative policy even as it appears to be agnostic about outcome.”

  • 10.20.17 CUBE Panel Imagines the Future of Workspace
    CUBE Panel Imagines the Future of Workspace

    Anyone in the real estate or technology industries in recent years has come across three terms that can sometimes be hard to disentangle from one another: incubator, accelerator, and coworking space. At a recent panel sponsored by the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and P/PREP, a peer networking group for professionals who work on public-private real estate and economic development projects, alumni and other professionals in those industries sought to clarify the differences and similarities between these phenomena, and discuss their future.

  • 09.29.17 Brooklyn Law School Mobilizes to Support Immigrants
    Brooklyn Law School Mobilizes to Support Immigrants

    Responding to tougher U.S. immigration policies, students, faculty, and staff headed to the village of Brewster in Putnam County, N.Y., on Sept. 29, to provide free legal screenings for immigrants at a Community Legal Clinic hosted by Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York. The initiative, which will also send volunteers from the law school to Peekskill, N.Y., on Oct. 20, is the latest in a series of outreach efforts by Brooklyn Law School’s students and faculty, and alumni, to assist New York’s immigrant population.

  • 09.28.17 Brooklyn Law School Marks Constitution Day with Preview of SCOTUS Term
    Constitution Day Program 2017

    Faculty and students at the Law School recently celebrated Constitution Day, the annual commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, with a preview of notable cases to watch in the upcoming term of the Supreme Court of the United States and a discussion of current constitutional issues. Professors William Araiza, Joel Gora, and Susan Herman, president of the ACLU, led the event, with each highlighting cases that may have significant legal and societal implications.

  • 09.25.17 Dean Allard and Faculty Authors Take Part in Brooklyn Book Festival
    Brooklyn Book Festival

    At this year’s annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 17, Dean Nick Allard delivered opening remarks for the day’s event in the Moot Court Room and served as moderator for a panel discussion aired live on C-SPAN that focused on the legal and political issues related to the Trump Administration and the Supreme Court.

  • 09.25.17 Brooklyn Law School Voted #2 Best Overall Law School in New York Law Journal
    Brooklyn Law Shcool

    Brooklyn Law School placed second in a reader poll of Best Overall Law Schools in the New York Law Journal Best of 2017 magazine, published on Sept. 25. NYU School of Law placed first, while St. John’s University Law School took the third spot. This is the first year the Law Journal included the Best Overall Law School category in the annual survey of the legal community.

  • 09.19.17 Ethics Roundtable Questions Assumptions About Free Will and Criminal Law
    Ethics Roundtable

    Can society hold people morally responsible for crimes if their choices were determined by forces in the universe predating their birth? This was the philosophical question explored by Professor Adam Kolber at an Ethics Roundtable on Sept. 12, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law, Language & Cognition.

  • 09.13.17 C-SPAN to Broadcast Brooklyn Book Festival Panels from Moot Court Room on Sept. 17
    Brooklyn Book Festival

    C-SPAN Book TV will broadcast live from the Moot Court Room on Sunday, Sept. 17, as part of the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City. The Law School, a festival partner, will host a full day of panel discussions and talks in the Moot Court Room and Student Lounge.

  • 09.07.17 Dean Allard Statement on the Trump Administration Decision to Rescind DACA
    Statue of Liberty

    The following message was sent to the Brooklyn Law School community by Dean Nick Allard on Sept. 6, 2017.

  • 09.05.17 Safe Harbor Clinic Wins Asylum for Client
    A Lighthouse, figuratively suggesting the Safe Harbor Clinic

    A client of Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Harbor Clinic has been granted asylum after almost two years of advocacy on his behalf. The client was active in an opposition party in a West African country that was violently suppressed by that nation’s longtime dictator. The client was detained and beaten on account of his own activities and because he was trying to help his brother who was imprisoned after a sham proceeding. He chose to flee when it became apparent that he would be rearrested.

  • 08.31.17 Dean Nick Allard Discusses the President’s Legal Team in TV Interview
    Nick

    Dean Nick Allard was interviewed about President Trump’s legal team on the Emmy Award-winning public affairs program, “Richard French Live,” which reaches 6.5 million viewers across the Tri-State area.

  • 08.29.17 Brooklyn Law Faculty Hires Draw Praise from Influential Leiter’s Law School Reports
    Law School exterior with new banners

    Recent faculty hires by the Law School are prompting legal academia to take note, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, the influential blog of the University of Chicago Law School professor.

  • 08.22.17 Convocation Ceremony Welcomes New Students to the Law School
    Brooklyn Law School Convocation Ceremony 2017

    Brooklyn Law School welcomed 371 new students on August 21 at the annual Convocation Ceremony, held in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

  • 08.18.17 Dean Nick Allard Discusses Charlottesville and Other Lessons for the New School Year
    Nick
    Dean Nick Allard in his address to the entering Class of 2017 discusses Charlottesville and other lessons for the new school year.
  • 07.21.17 Wall Street Journal Credits Brooklyn Law Study for Fueling Push for Urban Farming
    Urban Agriculture

    New York City has the largest urban agriculture system in the country, including community and rooftop gardens and greenhouses, as well as “vertical farms,” windowless rooms aglow with LED lights for nurturing herbs and lettuces to life. And yet new growers are often unable to break into the urban farming business, stymied by confusion and lack of regulations. Thanks to Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business and Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and a seminal white paper written by CUBE fellow Tatiana Z. Pawlowski ’17 examining urban agriculture in New York City, the future of urban farming may open up significantly.

  • 07.18.17 Brooklyn Law Named to Billboard Top Schools for Music Law
    Law School exterior with new banners

    Brooklyn Law School has once again been named to Billboard magazine’s list of top music law schools, published in the July 22 print edition.

  • 07.14.17 In The New York Times, Dean Allard Applauds Court Decision on California Bar Exam

    Dean Nick Allard praised a decision by the California Supreme Court to lower the passing score on that state’s bar exam, telling The New York Times it is a significant measure to “take back control of licensing and admitting new lawyers.”

  • 06.28.17 Journal of Law and Policy Free Speech Symposium Issue Receives Praise
    Professor Joel Gora

    The recent issue of the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy devoted to the Law School’s February 2016 Free Speech Symposium received praise from the popular legal blog Concurring Opinions.

  • 06.13.17 Michael Tenenhaus Joins Career Center as Professional Development Manager
    Michael Tenenhaus

    Michael Tenenhaus has joined Brooklyn Law School as Professional Development Manager in the Office of Career and Professional Development. In this new position at the Law School, Tenenhaus will coordinate learning and development programming for the Career Center, work with alumni and student organizations to develop training plans, and develop strategies to further advance the Law School’s career development programs. He will report to Karen Eisen, Dean of Career and Professional Development.

  • 06.13.17 Citywide Art Installation Celebrating the World’s Oceans Comes to Law School Courtyard
    Wave sculpture

    The Brooklyn Law School courtyard at 250 Joralemon St. recently became the home of two sculptures—a circular wave and a surfboard—that are part of a temporary art installation around New York City celebrating U.N. World Oceans Day and highlighting efforts to protect the oceans. 

  • 05.22.17 Law School Celebrates 116th Commencement, Announces Honors, Prizes, and Awards
    Commencement 2017

    Brooklyn Law School celebrated its 116th commencement ceremony on May 18 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where 368 J.D. and 31 LL.M. degrees were conferred.

  • 04.19.17 Immigration in the Age of Trump: Professors, Students, and Alumni Launch ‘Know Your Rights’ Campaign
    Know Your Rights

    “I am from Yemen and I have a United States citizenship, but I want to know this: Is it a second-class citizenship? Is that something this country has? Because I am always harassed,” said the women wearing a hijab. The room was silent.

  • 04.12.17 CUBE Event Explores Future of Agriculture in the City
    Urban Agriculture panel

    The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship hosted “Growing Greens in the Grid: The Future of Urban Agriculture in NYC,” a two-part discussion on April 6 that featured Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York City Councilman Rafael L. Espinal.

  • 04.10.17 ‘Making a Murderer’ Defense Lawyers Featured at Celebration of Public Service
    Stacy Caplow

    Jerome Buting and Dean Strang, who defended Steven Avery, the subject of the hit Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” were the special guests at a Celebration of Public Service on March 28 that included the annual Public Service Awards, the 31st annual Sparer Forum, and the official launch of the new Public Service Law Center.

  • 03.17.17 Criminal Justice Seminar Focuses on ‘Making a Murderer’ Documentary Series
    Making a Murderer

    On a recent Wednesday afternoon at Brooklyn Law School, a group of students in a criminal justice seminar acted as a panel of judges, directing pointed questions at a classmate who was arguing that his client deserved a change of venue.

  • 03.13.17 Ethics Roundtable Questions Assumptions About Moral, Causal Judgment
    Casual Moral Judgment Seminar

    “People think morally bad acts are more intentional than good ones, regardless of the moral goodness or badness of the person,” Joshua Knobe, professor of philosophy, psychology, and linguistics at Yale University, said to an audience at the Ethics Roundtable on March 8, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition.

  • 02.27.17 CUBE Panel Tackles eSports Industry’s Growing Pains
    CUBE Esports panel

    Imagine getting an offer of nearly $1 million per year to play a sport but no contract to make it official, or getting paid thousands of dollars for winning a game but having no bank account in which to deposit the money. That’s the reality for a growing number of people around the world who make a living in eSports. Once an obscure pastime, today watching players practice and compete against one another in video games, like the multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends, is approaching a $1.1 billion industry and in dire need of good lawyers. The growing pains and opportunities in this booming “sport” were the focus of a Feb. 23 panel sponsored by the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and Legal Hackers.

  • 02.22.17 TSI Symposium Tackles Tough Questions on Managing Employee Trade Secrets
    TSI Panel

    When Russell Beck, a partner at Beck Reed Riden, asked a roomful of students and attorneys at the Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) symposium “Working Knowledge: Managing Employee Trade Secrets,” on Feb. 15, whether they had ever left a job, almost every hand shot up. When he then asked whether anyone had taken trade secrets when they left a job, all but two hands went down. The reality however, Beck said, is that around 50 percent of employees take trade secrets with them – knowingly or unknowingly – when they switch from one employer to another.

  • 02.17.17 Law School Launches Discussion Series on Presidential Powers
    Legal Lunch

    On Feb. 15, Brooklyn Law School launched Legal Lunches, a series of talks for the Law School community and the public about the critical legal issues arising under the current presidential administration.

  • 02.13.17 Neuroscience Meets Law in Roundtable and Panel Discussion
    Neuroimaging discussion

    The Center for Health, Science and Public Policy held a panel discussion Feb. 3 on “Measured Experience: Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law.” Participants discussed brain injuries, the ethics of pain and suffering, and how health insurance and rehabilitation rights might be drastically changed under the new presidential administration, among other topics.

  • 02.02.17 Race & the Law Week Events Held at Brooklyn Law School
    BLS logo square
    The student organization Brooklyn Law School for the Public Interest (BLSPI) presents 'A Seat at the Table' Race & the Law Week Feb. 6-10 during Black History Month.
  • 01.30.17 Dean Nick Allard Statement on Entry into the United States and the Rule of Law
    Dean Allard

    To the Brooklyn Law School Community:

    The short time since the Inauguration already has produced many trying days. Most recently, many of us are concerned about the President’s Executive Order regarding entry into the United States based on citizenship, religion, refugee status, and national origin.

  • 01.13.17 Business Boot Camp Offers Lessons for Lawyers and Entrepreneurs Alike
    Business Boot Camp 2017

    Brooklyn Law School held its annual Business Boot Camp in collaboration with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and John P. Oswald ’84, president and CEO of the Capital Trust Group and a member of the Law School’s board of trustees. Now in its fifth year, the four-day “mini MBA” winter session course, led by Professor Michael Gerber, brought together industry experts, alumni, and students to discuss business issues often faced by lawyers and their clients.