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  • 11.13.18 Brooklyn Law School ADR Honor Society Hosts ABA Regional Arbitration Competition, Places Third
    Brooklyn Law School ADR Honor Society Hosts ABA Regional Arbitration Competition, Places Third

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society (ADRHS) at Brooklyn Law School hosted 13 law school teams from around the country for the regional round of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Arbitration Competition, Nov. 9-10. More than 50 alumni and other experienced practitioners served as judges for the competition.

  • 11.02.18 Vigil Honors Those Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh
    Tree of Life Vigil_121x131

    Three student organizations—the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA), the Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA), and Chabad—came together Nov. 1 to host a sunset vigil in memory of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The vigil, proposed by MLSA to show support for Jewish members of the Law School community, was held in the plaza in front of the Law School and was attended by students, faculty members, and staff.

  • 08.20.18 Disability and Civil Rights Clinic Awarded New Multi-Year Taft Foundation Grant
    Disability Roundtable

    Launched in 2014 with an initial grant from The Taft Foundation, the Law School’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, under the direction of Professor Natalie Chin, has been a leader in addressing the pressing legal needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In recognition of the clinic’s accomplishments and to continue supporting its important work, The Taft Foundation has awarded a new grant—increasing its total support of the program to $1.6 million—that will enable an expansion of the clinic’s programs over the next two years.

  • 08.03.18 For Summer Fellowship Recipients, Opportunities Abound in a Range of Fields
    Scales of justice

    This year, 26 Brooklyn Law School students are the recipients of prestigious and competitive summer fellowships, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience, work with seasoned attorneys and judges, and delve deeper into their areas of interest in law. Fellowship placements include government agencies, non-profit organizations, judges’ chambers, and private practice, in New York City and abroad.

  • 07.19.18 Brittany Bell ‘18 Garners Media Attention for Research on Genetic Data Collection
    Brittany Bell '18

    Long before Facebook faced backlash over unauthorized use of its users’ data, Brittany Bell ’18 was exploring privacy issues related to the collection and use of personal genetic information by companies such as Ancestry.com and Fitbit. When she learned that genetic information collected by these companies did not enjoy the same protection under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as do medical records gathered by doctors she decided to focus on this topic for her upperclass writing requirement.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.