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    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.

    Feldman, a nationally recognized expert on issues of academic support, accepted the award via Skype when a snowstorm grounded her flight in New York City, preventing her from attending. “Not even a ‘bomb cyclone’ could stop the tribute to Linda,” said Professor Jodi Balsam, who was among the Brooklyn Law group that attended in person.   

    A former chair of AALS Academic Support Section, Feldman currently serves on its nominating committee. She has dedicated her career to pioneering innovative programs to help students successfully navigate the rigors of law school. She joined the faculty of Brooklyn Law School in 1988 and a year later founded its Academic Success Program, which was among the first of its kind in the nation. The goal of the program is to promote an environment of learning through the practice of the essential skills that are vital to students’ future success as lawyers.

    Allard attended the annual Dean’s Meeting at the conference, while other faculty were featured speakers or panelists, including: 

    Professor William Araiza – Moderator, Reconstruction, the Second Founding  
    Professor Miriam Baer – Panelist, What is Fraud Anyway? and Commentator, Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation
    Professor Jodi Balsam – Speaker, Learning Together: Diverse Models of Collaborative Learning in Law School
    Professor Heidi Brown – Speaker, Applying Positive Psychology and Strengths-Oriented Approaches
    in Teaching
    Professor Natalie Chin – Speaker, Legal Competency at the Crossroads: Mental Disability and Family Law
    Professor Marsha Garrison – Speaker, Keeping Up with the Changing Face of the American Family
    Professor Cynthia Godsoe – Speaker, Juveniles, Incarceration, and the Constitution: A Conversation
    Professor Rebecca Kysar –Moderator, Congressional Procedure, Politics, and Power
    Professor Christina Mulligan – Moderator, Influencing Information in the Internet Age
    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman – Speaker, Politics in Antitrust and Panelist, Community Economic Development is Access to Justice
    Professor David Reiss – Speaker, Exploring New Frontiers in Real Estate Development and Panelist, A New Era for Business Regulation?

    Other Brooklyn Law faculty attending the meetings in San Diego included Professors Roberta Karmel, Janet Sinder, and Marjorie White.

    Read the AALS Awards news release here.
    See the full AALS Annual Meeting program here.