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  • 06.18.18 Professor Kate Mogulescu Co-Authors Op-ed in The Hill Supporting Human Trafficking Survivors
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    In a policy change that could have dire consequences, the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recently dealt a significant blow to legal services for survivors of human trafficking, when it belatedly included language prohibiting the use of $77 million of grants to help survivors clear their criminal records that resulted from their victimization. The change, prompted by the Trump administration, denies survivors access to critical legal representation that helps them achieve independence, safety and stability, argues Professor Kate Mogulescu in an op-ed she co-authored with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. in The Hill.

  • 06.08.18 Hannah Cao ’03 Honored with FT Innovative Lawyers Award
    Hannah Cao '03

    Hannah Cao ’03, General Counsel of China’s Silk Road Fund, has been named one of the top general counsels in the Asia-Pacific region by the Financial Times. Honored at an awards gala in Hong Kong celebrating the FT’s Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2018, Hannah and her team were recognized as one of the most innovative in-house legal departments.

  • 06.04.18 Professor Julian Arato Discusses Trade War with BBC World News
    Brooklyn Law School - Assistant Professor of Law Julian Arato

    Professor Julian Arato, an expert in international economic law and co-director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, spoke with BBC World News about a potential trade war and President Donald Trump’s national security justification.

  • 05.26.18 Nicholas W. Allard to Step Down as President & Dean of Brooklyn Law School

    Professor Maryellen Fullerton Named Interim Dean as Nationwide Search Commences

    Brooklyn Law School has announced that President and Dean Nicholas W. Allard plans to step down effective June 30, 2018, after leading the law school for six years. The law school will launch a nationwide search in early June for a successor. Professor Maryellen Fullerton has been named the Interim Dean and will serve in that capacity during the search process.

  • 05.25.18 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 117th Commencement, Announces Honors
    Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 117th Commencement

    Brooklyn Law School celebrated its 117th commencement ceremony on May 18 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where 370 J.D. and 22 LL.M. degrees were conferred.

  • 05.23.18 Students in Federal Prosecutor Clinic Secure Conviction
    Prosecutors Clinic

    Students in the Brooklyn Law School Prosecutor Clinic in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) recently secured a conviction after a bench trial before Magistrate Judge Steven L. Tiscione. The defendant was charged with a simple assault that occurred on an airplane traveling from Ft. Lauderdale to La Guardia Airport last August after he rubbed and squeezed the victim’s thigh throughout the flight. 

  • 05.22.18 Professor Miriam Baer Discusses Mueller Probe and President’s Demand for DOJ Investigation with CBS News and Vox

    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in white collar crime and criminal law, spoke with CBS News on the one-year anniversary of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. She later spoke with CBS News and Vox about President Donald Trump’s demand via Twitter that the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) infiltrated or surveilled his campaign for political purposes.

  • 05.16.18 In Article for Eater by Andrea Strong ’94, Professor William Araiza Weighs in on Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
    Bill Araiza

    In a recent article for the popular website Eater by Andrea Strong ’94, constitutional law scholar Professor William Araiza discusses what an imminent decision in the Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission means for the food industry—and LGBTQ rights.

  • 05.15.18 Professor Jodi Balsam Says SCOTUS Decision on Sports Gambling Has Pitfalls
    Jodi Balsam

    The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting. The ruling is a victory for New Jersey, which was at the center of the case, and other states who have considered allowing sports gambling as a way to encourage tourism and tax revenue. The NCAA, NFL and NBA had backed the federal prohibition.

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a sports law expert and former in-house counsel at the National Football League, spoke with Law360 about the decision and what it means for the gaming industry and states that wish to legalize sports betting.

  • 05.14.18 Dean Nick Allard Discusses Cohen Payments with CBS News and Slate
    Nick

    Dean Nick Allard, who has been a frequent commentator on issues related to lobbying and the inner workings of Washington, D.C., was featured in recent stories about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's alleged peddling of information about the president to corporations.

  • 05.03.18 Dean Nick Allard Delivers Keynote at St. Francis College Charter Day
    Allard_SFC Charter Day

    Dean Nick Allard delivered the keynote address on April 27 at St. Francis College’s Charter Day Convocation, which commemorates the 134th anniversary of the chartering of the Brooklyn-based school. The event also honored academic award winners from the St. Francis Class of 2018, including new inductees into the college’s Duns Scotus Honor Society.

  • 04.27.18 Professor William Araiza Discusses Travel Ban and DACA with RNN TV
    Bill Araiza

    Professor William Araiza was interviewed about legal developments in two of the most important matters currently being addressed by the U.S. court system—the Trump Administration’s 15-month old travel ban and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—on the Emmy Award-winning public affairs program, “Richard French Live,” on RNN news network.

  • 04.25.18 Dean Allard Applauds Recommendation to ABA That Would Eliminate LSAT Requirement
    Nick

    Dean Nick Allard has issued a statement of support for the proposal put forward by the American Bar Association’s Standards Review Committee (SRC) of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar that would eliminate the longstanding requirement that law schools use the LSAT for admissions. The move is viewed as a way to attract highly talented and diverse candidates with an interest in pursuing a law degree.

  • 04.25.18 Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry of the Eastern District of New York to Speak at 117th Commencement
    Hon. Dora Irizarry

    Hon. Dora L. Irizarry, the first Hispanic District Judge to serve in the Eastern District of New York and the first Hispanic woman Chief Judge within the Second Circuit, will address graduates at Brooklyn Law School’s 117th commencement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 18.

  • 04.20.18 LGBT Advocacy Clinic Wins Historic Settlement for Client
    Professor Susan Hazeldean

    Under the guidance of Professor Susan Hazeldean, students in the Law School’s LGBT Advocacy Clinic recently obtained a historic $100,000 settlement for a transgender woman who was brutally raped while incarcerated in a maximum security men’s prison. The Civil Rights Clinic at Cardozo School of Law served as co-counsel.

  • 04.19.18 Professor William Araiza Keynote at Stetson Law Symposium to be Webcast
    Bill Araiza

    Professor William Araiza will be the keynote speaker and his latest book, Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law (NYU Press 2017), will be featured at a symposium hosted by Stetson Law Review on Friday, April 20, that will be available to view by webcast.

  • 04.18.18 Winners of CUBE Innovators Competition Use AI for Music Copyright Cases
    Winners of CUBE Innovators Competition Use AI for Music Copyright Cases

    Christopher Aranguren ‘18 and Joseph Santiago ’18 were the winners of the 5th annual Innovators Competition on April 12, sponsored by the Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE).

  • 04.11.18 Professor Miriam Baer Discusses F.B.I. Raid and Mueller Probe with The New York Times and Vox
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    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in white collar crime and criminal law and an associate director of the Law School’s Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation, was quoted in recent stories on issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the F.B.I. raids of the office, home, and hotel room of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer.

  • 04.06.18 Symposium Considers What Closing Rikers Means for Brooklyn
    Decarcerate Brooklyn_Jocelyn Simonson
    Following an advocate-driven campaign to #CLOSERikers and a report recommending closure from the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform chaired by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last year his intention to close the Rikers Island Jail Complex over the next 10 years, replacing it with a system of smaller, borough-based jails. The Law School recently hosted “Decarcerate Brooklyn: What Closing Rikers Means for Our Borough,” a discussion with faculty, elected officials, attorneys in the field, and reform advocates to consider what closing Rikers Island means for Brooklyn and, more broadly, the entire city. The Brooklyn House of Detention—located blocks from the Law School—is the proposed site of the new and expanded local jail, but it is far from a done deal. Instead, there are many issues to resolve in the coming months and years.

  • 03.28.18 Sparer Forum Explores Issues of Sexual Harassment and Low-Income Workers
    Liz Schneider Speaks_Sparer Forum

    Amid the uproar about sexual harassment in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, little attention has been paid to women in low-income jobs who often suffer from harassment by supervisors and co-workers and face additional intersectional discrimination based on race, nationality, and age. On March 22, a panel of leading scholars and experts explored the legal and policy issues specific to these workers at the Law School’s annual Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Forum.

  • 03.20.18 Zaretsky Roundtable and Insolvency Symposium Draw Leading Scholars, Judges and Practitioners
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    Distinguished scholars, judges, and legal practitioners in the areas of bankruptcy and M&A gathered at the Law School recently for the Barry L. Zaretsky Roundtable Discussion: Bankruptcy M&A and the symposium held the following day The Market for Corporate Control in the Zone of Insolvency . Both events were moderated by Edward Janger, the David M. Barse Professor of Law, a nationally recognized scholar in bankruptcy issues, and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation.

  • 03.16.18 In Forbes, Professor Miriam Baer Weighs in on Potential Criminal Charges for Theranos Founder

    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in white collar crime and criminal law and an associate director of the Law School’s Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation, was quoted in a March 15 Forbes story about Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos who agreed to settle with the SEC on fraud charges this week. Baer commented on the potential for Holmes to face criminal charges, explaining that, although Holmes and the company didn't admit or deny the allegations that she deceived investors to raise $700 million, she could still face jail time if prosecutors decide to pursue her.

  • 03.14.18 Matthew Dunn ’93 Appointed to Co-Chair Immigration Practice at Kramer Levin
    Matthew Dunn ’93

    Matthew S. Dunn ’93 has been appointed co-chair of the immigration practice at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

    “Matt is a leader in his field who has demonstrated strong commitment to our clients’ success and, by extension, the success of our firm,” said Paul S. Pearlman, managing partner of Kramer Levin, in a press release.

  • 03.12.18 Professor Edward Janger Testifies at Senate Hearing on Small Business Bankruptcy
    Professor Edward Janger

    Edward Janger, the David M. Barse Professor of Law and co-director of the Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts on March 7 in the session on Small Business Bankruptcy: Assessing the System.

  • 03.08.18 In an NBC News Story, Professor Julian Arato Weighs in on Looming Trade Wars
    Brooklyn Law School - Assistant Professor of Law Julian Arato

    Professor Julian Arato, an expert in international economic law and co-director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, was quoted in a March 8 NBC News story exploring the potential impact of the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. Arato commented on the potential for litigation under existing trade law, explaining what might happen if the proposed tariffs trigger a trade war.

  • 03.06.18 TSI Symposium Explores Latest in Trade Secrets Law in the Age of Algorithmic Decision-Making
    TSI Fellows

    Trade secrets now play a central role in both the economy and public policy. Trade secret enforcement has grown to straddle the boundary between civil and criminal law, while algorithmic decision-making—often including secret proprietary code—is widely used in criminal prosecution and everyday government services. Distinguished scholars and practitioners gathered at the Law School in February to discuss these and other recent developments in trade secret law.  

  • 03.05.18 Marvin Espana ’18 Helps Achieve Major Victory for Immigrant Worker
    Marvin Espana '18

    Thanks to the efforts of Marvin Espana ’18, a building porter who often worked seven days a week in exchange for a free room in the basement of a building but was never paid a salary was awarded more than $43,000 in unpaid wages after he filed a claim with the New York Department of Labor (DOL).

  • 03.01.18 Alexa Bordner ’18 Honored with Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award
    Alexa Bordner ’18

    Alexa Bordner ’18, executive articles editor for the Brooklyn Law Review, was one of 10 law school students nationally to receive the Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award. She was honored for her note, How New York Drinks: If and How Third-Party Providers Can Integrate with the Three-Tier System, which appeared Volume 83, Issue 1 (2017) of the Brooklyn Law Review.

  • 02.28.18 Professor Andrew Gold, an Expert in Corporate Law, Fiduciary Law and Private Law Theory, to Join Faculty
    Professor Andrew Gold

    Brooklyn Law School has appointed Andrew Gold as professor of law. Gold, an expert in corporate law, fiduciary law, and private law theory (including contract theory, tort theory, and property theory) will be teaching at the Law School in the fall.

  • 02.23.18 Professor Alex Stein Appointed to Israeli Supreme Court
    Professor Alex Stein

    Professor Alex Stein has been appointed to the Israeli Supreme Court by the country’s Judicial Appointments Committee. 

  • 02.22.18 Health Law Symposium Explores Liability for Defective Drug and Medical Device Design
    Drug and Med Device

    Since the advent of the modern products liability era, courts have had difficulty with claims alleging that drugs or medical devices were defectively designed. Distinguished scholars and practitioners in the area of products liability gathered at the Law School in February to explore issues related to such claims and discuss the most recent case law on the subject.

  • 02.22.18 Anna Ashurov `12 and An Duong `12 Appointed Recent Graduate Trustees
    Anna Ashurov '12 and An Duong '12

    The Board of Trustees has appointed Anna Ashurov `12 and An Duong `12 as Recent Graduate Trustee Members.

  • 02.21.18 In Vox Story, Professor Miriam Baer Explains the Legal Theory Behind Robert Mueller’s Latest Indictments
    Professor Miriam Baer

    In a Vox story, Professor Miriam Baer explained the theory behind the charges against 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies, accusing them of conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and help Donald Trump win the White House.

  • 02.14.18 Lawrence Sucharow ’75 Appointed to Board of Trustees
    Larry Sucharow '75

    The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees has appointed to the Board Lawrence A. Sucharow '75, an internationally recognized securities lawyer and a leader of the class action bar.

  • 02.13.18 Professor William Araiza Leads Timely Discussion of his Recent Book on Animus in the Law
    Bill Araiza

    Professor Araiza was joined by other constitutional law faculty on Feb. 6 for a timely and engaging panel discussion about his most recent book and the concept of animus.

  • 02.12.18 Dean Nick Allard Profiled in ABA Publication Highlighting Lawyers Working in the Public Interest
    Nick

    Dean Nick Allard is featured in the American Bar Association’s Division for Public Services Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter, which reaches thousands of members of the ABA’s Division for Public Services comprising distinguished legal scholars, judges, lawyers in the public interest community, private firm practitioners, corporate and government analysts, health professionals, scientists, and economists.

  • 02.08.18 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of Professor Emeritus Richard T. Farrell ‘64
    Professor Emeritus Richard T. Farrell ‘64

    The Brooklyn Law School community is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Richard T. Farrell ’64, a beloved member of the faculty for more than 50 years. Farrell died at the age of 80 on February 7.

  • 02.07.18 Distinguished Alumni Honored at Annual Luncheon
    2018 Annual Alumni Luncheon Honorees

    Brooklyn Law School alumni, faculty, trustees, and guests gathered at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, on Feb. 2 for the annual Alumni Association Luncheon. Honored as Alumni of the Year were Allen J. Grubman '67, one of the world’s most powerful entertainment lawyers and founder of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks; and Hannah Cao '03, general counsel for China's Silk Road Fund, who has been recognized as one of China’s top general counsels. Andrew Rausa '13, lead advertising and privacy counsel for Facebook, was recognized with the Rising Star award.

  • 02.05.18 Weight Watchers Names Gail Tifford ’94 Chief Brand Officer
    Gail Tifford '94

    Gail (Goldman) Tifford ’94 has been named Chief Brand Officer at Weight Watchers International.

  • 01.31.18 Producer Charles Cohen ’77 Nominated for Two Academy Awards
    Charles Cohen ’77

    Charles Cohen ’77, a New York City real estate magnate and film producer, has received Academy Award nominations for two projects he co-produced: Faces Places and The Insult.

  • 01.24.18 Brooklyn Law School Ranked No. 1 for Public Defenders/Prosecutors and No. 5 for Public Interest Law by preLaw Magazine
    Brooklyn Law Shcool

    Brooklyn Law School topped the list of best law schools in the nation for public defenders and prosecutors and ranked fifth for public interest law in the Winter 2018 issue of preLaw magazine.

  • 01.19.18 Professor Linda Feldman Honored, Faculty Share Expertise at AALS Annual Meeting
    Linda Feldman

    Dean Nick Allard and Vice Dean Steven Dean led a delegation of faculty and staff from the Law School at the 112th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Jan. 3-6, in San Diego, which drew thousands of law school faculty, deans, administrators, and scholars from around the country. A highlight of the annual gathering was the honoring of Professor Linda Feldman with the Section on Academic Support Award.

  • 01.19.18 Law School Welcomes LL.M. Students for First January Session
    Law School Welcomes LL.M. Students for First January Session

    The Law School welcomed five new LL.M. students in January as part of its newly expanded program. Salah Shawa ‘19 of Syria by way of Dubai, Kinga Kurzyna ’18 of Poland, Pranvera Xhafaj ‘19 of Albania, Bindiya Krishnan ’19 of India, and Muhammad Ahmad ’19 of Pakistan began their program with an intensive course in Fundamentals of American Law.

  • 01.16.18 Business Boot Camp Helps Prepare Students for New World of Law
    Business Boot Camp 2018

    Brooklyn Law School held its sixth annual Business Boot Camp, which gives students an opportunity to learn from alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs during a four-day “mini MBA” winter session course led by Professor Michael Gerber and presented in collaboration with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and John P. Oswald ’84, President and Chief Executive Officer Capital Trust Group and member of the Board of Trustees.

  • 01.09.18 Professor Sabeel Rahman’s Research on American Democracy Highlighted in Washington Monthly
    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    There is a major democratic participation problem in the United States, particularly among the young, minorities, and lower-income people, and fixing it starts at the local level, according to a white paper coauthored by Professor K. Sabeel Rahman and cited in a recent Washington Monthly article by Hollie Russon-Gilman and Elena Souris.

  • 01.03.18 Timothy Sini ’05 Takes Office as Suffolk County District Attorney
    Timothy Sini ’05 Elected Suffolk County District Attorney

    Timothy Sini ’05 was sworn in as the district attorney of Suffolk County, N.Y., on Jan. 2, with Professor Elizabeth Schneider, who worked closely with Sini when he was a law student, seated on the stage as his special guest. The oath of office was administered by New York Senator Charles Schumer.

  • 01.03.18 Professor Heidi K. Brown on Fear and Lawyering in the ABA Journal
    Heidi Brown

    Professor Heidi K. Brown kicked off the new year with an article in the ABA Journal about acknowledging—and conquering—fear of lawyering.

  • 01.03.18 ‘Still Serving’ at Age 93, Federal Judge I. Leo Glasser ‘48 Profiled in New York Law Journal
    I. Leo Glasser '48

    I. Leo Glasser ’48, U.S. District Court Judge of the Eastern District of New York and former dean of the Law School, is the subject of a New York Law Journal Still Serving” profile—a series featuring active judges who are older than 90. After graduating from the Law School in 1948, Glasser, 93, served on its faculty until 1969, when he was appointed as a judge of the New York Family Court. He returned to Brooklyn Law School in 1977 to serve as dean, a position he held until 1981 when he was nominated to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan. He has presided over many high-profile federal cases, including the trials of mob bosses John Gotti and Vincent Gigante, and the securities fraud case against former Computer Associates CEO Sanjay Kumar.