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  • 02.15.19 Brooklyn Law School Honors Distinguished Graduates at Annual Alumni Association Luncheon
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    More than 350 Brooklyn Law School alumni, faculty, trustees, and guests gathered at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, on Feb. 8 for the annual Alumni Association Luncheon. Honored as Alumni of the Year were Hon. Rosalyn Richter ’79, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department; and Professor Linda Feldman '83, founder and past director of Brooklyn Law School’s Academic Success Program. Leslie (Lee) Wellington '13, executive director at Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), was recognized with the Rising Star award.

  • 02.14.19 Professor Minna Kotkin Testifies at Historic New York State Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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    Professor Minna Kotkin, an expert on issues of employment discrimination and sexual harassment and director of the Law School’s Employment Law Clinic, testified before the New York State Legislature on Feb. 13 in a joint Senate and Assembly Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. It was the first public hearing on harassment held by New York lawmakers in nearly 30 years, prompted by an increase in reported incidences of sexual harassment in the workplace and social media and high-profile news reports of sexual harassment allegations that have brought national attention to the issue.

  • 02.07.19 Gail Ennis ’98 Takes Office as Inspector General for the Social Security Administration
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    Gail Ennis ’98 was sworn in as the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) by Acting Commissioner of Social Security Nancy Berryhill on Jan. 29. President Donald Trump nominated Ennis for the position in Oct. 2017, and the Senate confirmed her nomination on Jan. 2.

  • 02.07.19 In the Columbia Law Review and The Nation, Professor Jocelyn Simonson Examines Idea of “The People” in the Criminal Legal System
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    In a recently published article in Columbia Law Review, 119 Columbia Law Review 249 (2019), “The Place of ‘The People’ in Criminal Procedure,” Professor Jocelyn Simonson examined the use of the term “The People” as synonymous with the prosecution in a criminal case, i.e., “The People of the State of X v. John Doe.” The term, which is used in many jurisdictions, Simonson wrote, is problematic because it implies that the prosecution is the neutral party, while defendants are marginalized and excluded.

  • 02.06.19 In New York Law Journal Column, Professor Anita Bernstein and John Crain ’19 Suggest Particularity Pleading to Validate Malpractice Claims
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    In a recent column in a series about legal malpractice in the New York Law Journal, Anita Bernstein, Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law, and John Crain ’19, propose a solution for countering judge-imposed burdens not found in New York Judiciary Law §487, which provides for treble damages in legal malpractice cases when a lawyer’s behavior was particularly egregious.

  • 02.04.19 Professor Jodi Balsam Discusses Regulation of Agents in LawInSport Article, Releases New Textbook
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    Professor Jodi Balsam, a sports law expert and former in-house counsel at the National Football League, recently published her first article in LawInSport, an educational platform and global community focused on sport and the law, since being named to the organization’s editorial board in November 2018.

  • 01.31.19 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Kicks Off Spring Dean’s Law and Policy Series by Examining Bail Reform
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    With more than 460,000 people across the United States confined in pre-trial detention on any given day, and Democratic control of the New York State Senate making criminal justice system reform more likely at the state level, Professor Jocelyn Simonson, co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice, addressed the question “What Comes After Money Bail?” during the January Dean’s Law & Policy Series program. Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton moderated the discussion, kicking off the spring 2019 series.

  • 01.25.19 In New York Law Journal, Professor David Reiss and Students Argue Against “Small Business” Bill
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    In a commentary appearing in the Jan. 25 edition of the New York Law Journal, Areeb Been Khan ’20, Robert Levy ’19, and Juliana Malandro ’19, along with Professor David Reiss, argue that the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), currently being debated by the New York City Council, actually contains no protections tailored to small businesses. Instead, the Act would implement a new lease renewal arbitration system that treats all commercial tenancies the same, allowing businesses as large as Amazon to benefit. Consequently, the Act would create a bureaucratic process that works contrary to its stated goals.

  • 01.23.19 PipS Fellow Jared Riser ’18 Featured in U.S. News Story about Legal Assistance to Low-income Tenants
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    Jared Riser ’18 is featured in a Jan. 22 story in U.S. News highlighting the stubbornly high number of eviction cases across the country and the increasing number of cities offering free attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction as a promising solution. Riser, a Public Interest/Public Service (PipS) Fellow at the Law School who is working with The New York Legal Assistance Group as part of the fellowship program, is  representing Shawn Johnson, a low-income tenant whose story is the focus of the article.

  • 01.11.19 Professor Miriam Baer Discusses Mueller Investigation with CBS News

    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in criminal law and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, spoke with CBS News about the potential impact of the departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the Mueller investigation, following reports that he is planning to resign in the coming weeks.

  • 01.10.19 Business Boot Camp Equips Law Students for Today’s Global Market
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    Brooklyn Law School held its seventh annual Business Boot Camp, a four-day intensive training program designed to enhance the business and financial savvy of its students and to better meet the needs of today’s evolving global business marketplace, Jan. 7 to 10. Nearly 100 students took part in the popular four-day “mini MBA” winter session course, which is led by Professor Michael Gerber, an internationally recognized expert in bankruptcy law, 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 Law School’s Board of Trustees. The program gives students an opportunity to learn from alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs who serve as speakers, panelists, and participants in breakout sessions. This year, more than 80 alumni participated in the program.

  • 01.10.19 Professor Flora Midwood Joins the Law School as Assistant Director of Academic Success
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    Professor Flora Midwood has joined the Law School as Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program. She will work closely with Professor Shane Dizon, Director of Academic Success, to assess, build, and oversee programs and courses aimed at enhancing students’ academic experience, intellectual engagement, and bar preparedness. She will also direct post-graduate bar preparation programming, and this spring semester, will teach the Pre-Bar Review course for 3Ls.

  • 01.08.19 Professor Neil Cohen featured in the Current Issue of The ALI Reporter
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    Professor Neil Cohen, an expert in international commercial law, is the subject of the Member Spotlight in the winter issue of The ALI Reporter, the quarterly newsletter of the American Law Institute. In a Q&A, Cohen discusses how he first became interested in commercial law, his experience studying and applying the rules and principles of the Uniform Commercial Code, and his work as a reporter on significant ALI projects.

  • 01.07.19 Faculty Share Expertise at AALS Annual Meeting
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    Brooklyn Law School was well represented at the 113th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-6, in New Orleans, which drew thousands of law school faculty, deans, administrators, and scholars from around the country. Led by Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton, who attended the annual Dean’s Meeting at the conference, and Vice Dean Christina Mulligan, a contingent of more than a dozen faculty made the trip to the Crescent City to share their expertise and discuss the latest developments in their respective areas of focus in legal education.