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  • 08.23.17 Sarah Capasso-Kosan ’18 Wins LGBT Bar Association Writing Competition
    Sarah Capasso-Kosan ’18

    Sarah Capasso-Kosan ’18 won First Place in the Michael Greenberg Writing Competition at the National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference in San Francisco in August.

  • 06.27.17 Safe Harbor Project Helps Transgender Client Win Asylum Case
    A Lighthouse, figuratively suggesting the Safe Harbor Clinic

    A transgender woman from a totalitarian nation has been granted asylum in the United States thanks in part to the work of students in Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Harbor Project clinic.

  • 06.15.17 Brooklyn Law School Students Selected for Prestigious Summer Fellowships
    Scales of justice

    Each summer, Brooklyn Law School students are awarded coveted fellowships that offer opportunities to gain valuable professional experience, work with seasoned attorneys and judges, and delve deeper into their areas of interest in law. The following students join a long list of fellowship awardees from the Law School.

  • 05.02.17 LL.M. Program Receives High Marks for Academics and Student Experience
    International Jurist 2017

    Brooklyn Law School’s LL.M. program has garnered high marks for academic excellence, student experience, and career opportunities for graduates in the latest issue of The International Jurist.  

  • 04.12.17 Legal Research Tool is Winning Idea at Annual CUBE Innovators Competition
    4th annual Innovators Competition

    At the fourth annual Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) Innovators Competition, James Allen ’18 and Omar Mustafa ’17 earned the $2,000 grand prize for their proposal FileFix, a legal research tool that provides seamless bookmarking and document storage. Functioning as a widget, FileFix provides synchronized webpage bookmarking and cloud pdf storage for swift cataloging of research sources.

  • 03.27.17 Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights
    Students in the Dominican Republic

    Every spring break, many Brooklyn Law School students forego rest and relaxation in order to serve others by doing pro bono work. Through the Public Service Office’s alternative spring break program, 11 students traveled to one of three different sites: New Orleans, Miami, and Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.

  • 01.27.17 Students Assist Asylum-seekers in Texas Immigration Proceedings
    Public Service students at Karnes County Residential Center

    In early January, on their third day at the Karnes County Residential Center—an immigrant detention center for women and children in Karnes City, Tex.—Marvin Espana ‘18 and Martyna Kaznowski ‘18 were pulled into a last-minute appeal. A mother had just been denied an opportunity to apply for asylum while her children had been approved. The children were scheduled to leave the detention center the next day, and the students had less than 30 minutes to conduct research before a judge would decide the family’s fate. The judge vacated the denial of the woman’s application, and Espana, Kaznowski, and four other Brooklyn Law School students had just a few minutes to celebrate before moving on to the next case.

  • 01.27.17 Disability and Civil Rights Clinic Takes Aim at Health Insurance Company to Secure Client’s Civil Rights
    Professor Natalie Chin

    Lauren Wechsler, a 30-year-old-woman with severe developmental disabilities, is no longer confined to her home following the year-long advocacy of students in the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, under the direction of Professors Natalie Chin and Amy Mulzer. Students challenged the discriminatory actions of two private health insurance companies that left Lauren homebound despite her ability to participate in the community.