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    12.17.18 Professors Mulligan, Janger, and Caplow Named to Key Dean Posts
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    Brooklyn Law School has appointed Professor Christina Mulligan as Vice Dean and Professor Edward Janger to the newly created post of Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship. The appointments will take effect Jan. 1, 2019. Professor Stacy Caplow will continue in the role of Associate Dean for Experiential Education.

    Mulligan will oversee the Law School’s academic programs and curriculum. She succeeds Professor Steven Dean, who is taking a leave to serve as faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program at New York University School of Law.

    Janger’s new role will focus on tracking, facilitating, and raising awareness of faculty scholarship and research opportunities. The newly created position will ensure that faculty have the necessary support to continue their scholarly endeavors.

    Caplow, who has served as Associate Dean for five years, supervises experiential learning throughout the law school, in classrooms, in clinics, in externships, in simulation courses, and in workshops, as well as advises the Moot Court and ADR Honor Societies and the Public Service Center.

    “I want to thank Steven Dean for the enormous efforts he has put into the role of Vice Dean,” said Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton. “He has been unfailingly supportive of my work as Interim Dean, as well as exceedingly generous in the time and energy he has devoted to Brooklyn Law School. We all wish him well in his new position.

    “Christina, Ted, and Stacy are highly respected scholars and leaders in their fields who have contributed greatly to the Law School community, and I am delighted they have agreed to serve in these important posts. Creating the separate position of Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship allows the Vice Dean to focus fully on our curriculum, where we will soon see some exciting new developments. It also allows the new Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship to facilitate the work of our prolific Law School faculty. I am pleased as well that the Associate Dean for Experiential Education will continue to manage our exemplary clinical program, expand our already robust externship program, and identify new settings for experience-based learning.”

    Faculty at Brooklyn Law School have been recognized as among the most-cited scholars in their fields, and Brooklyn Law School placed 44th nationally on the list of Top 50 Law Schools Based on Scholarly Impact, according to Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.

    “Brooklyn Law School is an incredible institution, with dynamic students and alumni, engaged faculty, and dedicated administrators and staff,” said Mulligan. “With such a fantastic community, I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining the dean's suite. I'm looking forward to working with Dean Fullerton to make the Law School an even better place to learn and engage with the law."

    “Brooklyn Law School is a true community of scholars. We challenge each other, support each other, and make each other better,” said Janger. “The academic work of the faculty and students serves the community and enriches the life of the Law School. I look forward to supporting that work and helping it to reach a broader audience.”

    “I am delighted to continue to steer the course of our rich and varied experiential education offerings and to be a member of the new team of administrators named by Dean Fullerton,” said Caplow.

    Mulligan, who joined the faculty in 2014, became the newest member of the Law School’s tenured faculty last spring. She focuses her scholarship on efforts to adapt intellectual property law for the digital age, the relationship between law and technology, and theories of constitutional interpretation. Her writing has explored the Internet of Things, robot punishment, and early translations of the Constitution. She teaches in the areas of cybercrime, internet law, intellectual property, and trusts and estates, and has been serving as chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Internet and Computer Law. Mulligan also serves as an adviser on a joint project, Principles for a Data Economy, between the American Law Institute and the European Law Institute in which Professor Neil Cohen is co-reporter. The project will study, identify, and collate the existing and potential legal rules applicable to transactions in data as an asset and as a tradeable item, and assess the “fit” of those rules with such transactions.

    Janger, the David M. Barse Professor of Law and co-director of the Law School’s Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation, is a nationally recognized scholar on bankruptcy issues and resolution of systemically important financial institutions. He teaches and writes in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial law, consumer credit, and data privacy. He is the past chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Commercial and Consumer Law, and a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, the International Insolvency Institute and the American Law Institute. He has also served as consultant to the Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Federal Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee.

    Caplow is a leader in the field of clinical legal education. She directs all aspects of the Law School’s renowned clinical and experiential education programs, which are among the most diverse, extensive, and comprehensive in the country. She established the Public Interest Public Service (PipS) program at Brooklyn Law School, which allows students to spend their third year of law school at a full-time externship and then return post-bar exam to a paid position. She also supervises the Pro Bono Scholars. She teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure and immigration law. For the past 20 years, she has co-directed the Safe Harbor Project. In 2016, she co-founded the Center for Criminal Justice, the Law School’s newest center.