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  • 12.20.12 Sparkle Sooknanan ’10 to Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Sparkle Sooknanan

    Brooklyn Law School is proud to announce that Sparkle L. Sooknanan ’10 will be clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor starting in July 2013. Sooknanan previously served as a law clerk to Judge Eric N. Vitaliano of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is currently on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.  read more

  • 12.19.12 Community Development Clinic Puts Gowanus Development Under Legal Scrutiny
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss’ Community Development Clinic routinely represents the voices and concerns of community organizations hoping to shape the future of the distinct neighborhoods of Brooklyn.  read more

  • 12.19.12 Professor Cynthia Godsoe Discusses Parent Accountability for Their Children's Actions
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    Professor Cynthia Godsoe was interviewed recently by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle aboue the ongoing debate of whether parents should be held accountable when their children have caused injuries to others.  read more

  • 12.19.12 Shelter From the Storm: Lisa Bova-Hiatt ’94 Oversees Staten Island Sandy Relief Efforts
    Lisa Bova Hiatt

    Lisa Bova-Hiatt ‘94 spends most days as the Deputy Chief in charge of eminent domain in the Tax & Bankruptcy Litigation Division at the New York Law Department.   read more

  • 12.11.12 Professor Arthur Pinto Appointed as Trustee of Law School Admission Council
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    Professor Arthur Pinto has recently been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the non-profit corporation that provides products and services for law schools and their applicants worldwide.  read more

  • 12.06.12 Brooklyn Law School and the David Berg Foundation Create Law and Aging Fellowship
    Mayla Levin

    Brooklyn Law School and the David Berg Center for Law and Aging have created a new joint postgraduate fellowship opportunity.  read more

  • 12.04.12 NAPABA Names Rio Guerrero ’98 and Vinoo Varghese ‘00 “Best Lawyers Under 40”
    Rio Guerrero

    On November 17, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) honored the recipients of the “2012 Best Lawyers Under 40 Award” at the NAPABA Anniversary Gala and Celebration Dinner held in Washington, D.C.  read more

  • 12.04.12 ABA President Jim Silkenat Discusses Networking Value of Bar Association Memberships
    ABA President

    On November 12, American Bar Association President-Elect Jim Silkenat joined Adjunct Professor Diana Sen, immediate past President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, to speak about the networking value of bar association membership.  read more

  • 12.04.12 Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation Hosts "The Promise and Perils of Shareholder Appraisal in Delaware"
    Laster

    On November 28, Brooklyn Law School’s Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation sponsored an event titled "The Promise and Perils of Shareholder Appraisal in Delaware."  read more

  • 11.30.12 Adjunct Professor Barry Kamins Awarded the Cyrus R. Vance Tribute
    Barry Kamins

    On November 29, the Fund for the Modern Court recognized Adjunct Professor Barry Kamins with the 10th annual Cyrus R. Vance Tribute.   read more

  • 11.30.12 Brooklyn Law School Announces New Dual Degree Program with Pratt Institute
    Dual Degree

    Brooklyn Law School, in connection with Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS), is pleased to offer a new dual degree program, Law Librarianship and Information Law, in which students will earn a MSLIS (Master of Science in Librarianship and Information Science) with an LL.M. in Information Law and Society.  read more

  • 11.30.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on Resignation of SEC Chairwoman in the New York Law Journal
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    Professor Roberta Karmel spoke to the New York Law Journal about the recent announcement of Mary Schapiro to step down from her position as Chairwoman of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).   read more

  • 11.26.12 Sparer Program Hosts Panel Advocating for Youth Caught in the School to Prison Pipeline
    School to Prison Panel

    On November 14, the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellowship Program hosted a panel of legal and policy advocates working to address the School to Prison Pipeline.  read more

  • 11.26.12 REMIC Scholarship by Professors Bradley Borden and David Reiss Cited in New York Times’ DealBook Editorial
    David Reiss

    An editorial in the New York Times’ DealBook by University of Colorado Law School Professor Victor Fleischer, references recent scholarship by Professors Bradley T. Borden and David J. Reiss, “Wall Street Rules Applied to REMIC Classification,” an excerpt of which was recently published in Thomson Reuters News and Insights.   read more

  • 11.21.12 Media & Society Lecture Explores Campaign 2012: Who is Setting the Agenda?
    Media & Society

    On October 19, students and faculty packed into the Moot Court Room for the 14th Media & Society Lecture.   read more

  • 11.21.12 Brooklyn Law School Announces Pro Bono Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic
    Sandy Relief Clinic

    Brooklyn Law School, in partnership with the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, has formed the Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic.  read more

  • 11.19.12 Stephanie D’Agostino ’13 Named Susan Solomon Intern by JALBCA
    Stephanie D'Agostino

    Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA), an organization dedicated to mobilizing the legal community of the New York City metropolitan area in the fight against breast cancer, has named Stephanie D’Agostino ’13 as its Susan Solomon Intern for 2012/2013.  read more

  • 11.16.12 BLS Alumni Celebrate the Publication of New Books
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    Brooklyn Law School alumni Michelle Kaminsky ’92, Dan Slater ’05, and Clare Cosslett ’84 have recently published new books on prosecuting domestic violence, the algorithms and implications of dating in the internet age, and the ingredients of successful law careers.   read more

  • 11.15.12 President Obama Nominates Professor Claire R. Kelly to U.S. Court of International Trade
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    President Obama announced the nomination of Brooklyn Law School Professor Claire R. Kelly to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of International Trade. Professor Kelly, a member of the faculty since 1997, primarily focuses her scholarship on international business law and teaches courses in international trade law, international business law, and administrative law.  read more

  • 11.14.12 In the Political Storm of the 2012 Election, Professor Joel Gora Called Upon to Defend “Super PACs,” Citizens United and the First Amendment
    Joel Gora

    Brooklyn Law School Professor Joel Gora is a highly-regarded expert on campaign finance law matters, working in the field as both an advocate and as a scholar for more than three decades. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a full-time lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, where he worked on dozens of United States Supreme Court cases, including Buckley v. Valeo, the Court’s historic 1976 decision on the relationship between campaign finance restrictions and First Amendment rights. Since then, he has devoted much of his scholarship to the intersection of campaign finance law and the First Amendment, continuing to work on behalf of the ACLU on almost every one of the important campaign finance cases to come before the Court, including the controversial decision in Citizens United v. FEC.  read more

  • 11.08.12 Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss Discuss Prosecuting Subprime Crisis Culprits in Huffington Post Op-Ed
    Bradley Borden

    In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss discuss recent civil suits filed against banks regarding their liability for losses following the collapse of the subprime market.  read more

  • 11.07.12 Career Center Hosts Variety of Exciting Employment Events
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    This fall, the Career Center organized a variety of diverse and exciting programs for students to help them learn more about their career options.  read more

  • 11.07.12 Brooklyn Law School Alumni Make Big Gains among 2012 New York Super Lawyers
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    Four hundred and seventy-eight Brooklyn Law School graduates were recognized in the most recent New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.  read more

  • 11.05.12 Prestigious Honors Awarded to Natalie Serra ’13 and Cassye Cole ’14
    Cassye Cole

    The inaugural Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship has been awarded to Cassye Cole ’14.   read more

  • 11.05.12 Professor Nelson Tebbe Comments on Fort Hood Shooting Case
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    Professor Nelson Tebbe spoke to the Killeen Daily Herald about the ongoing trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the accused shooter at Fort Hood in 2009.   read more

  • 11.01.12 Tax Law Association Hosts Panel on Careers in Tax and Accounting at the Big Four Accounting Firms
    Tax Law Panel

    This fall, Brooklyn Law School’s Tax Law Association hosted a panel with attorneys from the “Big Four” accounting firms: Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Deloitte, and KPMG.  read more

  • 11.01.12 Career Center Presents: In Fashion: Four Alumni who Rule the Runway
    Fashion Panel

    On Monday, October 15, students, faculty, and alumni gathered in Feil Hall to get an insider look at the complex high-stakes business of fashion law.   read more

  • 10.28.12 Storm Update: Law School Reopened for Thursday, November 1
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    Updated 10-30 6:10 pm

    On Wednesday, October 31 all Brooklyn Law School day and evening classes are cancelled and the Law School will be closed. The Law School will reopen on Thursday, November 1 and it will follow its normal Thursday and Friday schedule of classes. Make up classes will not begin until next week. More detailed information will follow.

    Follow us on twitter for further updates @blsit.  read more

  • 10.25.12 An Inside Look at Life on the Bench from Judge Frederic Block
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    On September 14, 1994, Frederic Block, then a lawyer in private practice in Suffolk County, was in a Mazda dealership trying to lease a car.   read more

  • 10.19.12 Professor Bill Araiza on the “Class of One” Concept in Thomson Reuters
    Professor Bill Araiza

    In an article on Thomson Reuters, Professor Bill Araiza explores the complications relating to the concept of a “class of one.”   read more

  • 10.19.12 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Profiles Professor Lisa Smith and the BLS Prosecutor’s Clinic
    Lisa Smith

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently profiled Professor Lisa Smith and the Law School’s Prosecutor’s Clinic for its pioneering work.  read more

  • 10.19.12 Professor Brad Borden Writes About the Role the IRS Has Played in the Financial Crisis
    Bradley Borden

    In a recent op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Brad Borden writes about the culpability of the IRS in U.S. financial crisis.  read more

  • 10.19.12 Professor Nelson Tebbe Comments on DOMA Case Before the Supreme Court
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    Professor Nelson Tebbe spoke to Law360 about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the growing possibility that the Supreme Court will decide on its constitutionality.   read more

  • 10.17.12 Safe Harbor Project Secures Asylum for Clients from West Africa and South America
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    Asylum cases often take longer to resolve than anticipated and Safe Harbor students and graduates remain committed to seeking asylum for their clients no matter the length of time it takes.   read more

  • 10.17.12 Professor Jonathan Askin on the E.U.’s Google Privacy Concerns
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to E-Commerce Times about the European Union requests for Google to modify its global privacy policy.   read more

  • 10.16.12 Dean Nick Allard Campaigns for Graduate Employment in the New York Law Journal
    Nick Allard

    Dean Nick Allard was featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal calling for higher employment rates for recent law school graduates.   read more

  • 10.11.12 Professor Robin Effron Comments on Liability Jurisdiction for Foreign Companies
    Robin Effron

    Professor Robin Effron spoke to Law360 about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent refusal of a case concerning foreign manufacturers’ lawsuits.   read more

  • 10.04.12 Sparer Public Interest Law Fellows Initiate Public Interest Conference among New York Area Law Schools
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    Sary Udashkin ’13, a Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow, founded the Public Interest Collective (PIC) with students from twelve New York area law school schools last year.  read more

  • 10.04.12 Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law & Policy Most Cited by Courts in the Category of Public Policy, Politics and Law
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    Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law & Policy is the policy-related law journal most cited by courts in the last eight years, according to a recent ranking conducted by Washington and Lee University School of Law.  read more

  • 10.03.12 Professor Joel Gora Discusses Campaign Finance Reform
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora discusses options for campaign finance reform on Corporate Political Activity Law Blog’s guest blogger series.  read more

  • 09.27.12 Anne Swern '80 Honored by Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
    Anne Swern

    Anne Swern '80 was honored by the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association at its annual membership party.   read more

  • 09.26.12 Professor David Reiss Comments on CFPB’s Broad Document Request
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss commented on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s approach to investigations of companies.   read more

  • 09.25.12 Professor David Reiss on Eminent Domain in National Law Journal Op-Ed
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss discussed new mortgage plans being implemented by local governments across the country in a recent op-ed for the National Law Journal.  read more

  • 09.21.12 Dean Nick Allard Comments on NY State Pro Bono Mandate in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
    Nick Allard

    Dean Nick Allard recently spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about New York State’s new mandate for lawyers, who must now perform 50 hours of pro bono work to be licensed.  read more

  • 09.19.12 Incoming Sparer Public Interest Law Fellows Bring Varied Backgrounds and Experiences to Sparer Program
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that seven first-year students were selected upon admission for the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program.  read more

  • 09.18.12 Professor James Fanto on Leveraged ETF in the Wall Street Journal
    James Fanto

    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Professor James Fanto commented on a recent unsuccessful class-action suit related to leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETF).  read more

  • 09.18.12 Professor Dana Brakman Reiser Addresses the New and Growing Field of Social Enterprises
    Dana Brakman Reiser

    What do Ben and Jerry’s, Better World Books, and Tom’s Shoes have in common? “They are all social enterprises—businesses that seek to achieve social goals using business methods that earn profits for investors,” Professor Dana Brakman Reiser explains in a recent interview.  read more

  • 09.17.12 Brooklyn Law School Hosts Legal Hackers Meetup
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    Brooklyn Law School hosted the second Legal Hackers Meetup, a forum for members of the legal and tech communities to discuss mobile privacy.   read more

  • 09.17.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Leads Anti-Piracy Panel at Entertainment & Technology Law Conference
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin moderated the opening panel at this year’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, which explored issues concerning the intersection of entertainment, technology, and law.  read more

  • 09.17.12 Dean Nick Allard Discusses Campaign Financing on Al Jazeera
    Nick Allard

    Dean Nick Allard was featured on the Al Jazeera show Empire to discuss how the deregulation of campaign financing has affected the political process.   read more

  • 09.14.12 Thompson Reuters Features Excerpt from Forthcoming Study by Professors Bradley Borden and David Reiss
    David Reiss

    Thomson Reuters featured an excerpt from a forthcoming study by Professors Bradley Borden and David Reiss about mortgage securities investors facing huge tax losses and the so-called “Wall Street Rule.”   read more

  • 09.14.12 Professor Joel Gora on Tattoos and the First Amendment
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about a recent Arizona Supreme Court case that held tattoos as protected free speech under the First Amendment.   read more

  • 09.06.12 Visiting Professor Michael Mushlin on Solitary Confinement in New York Law Journal Op-Ed
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    Visiting Professor Michael Mushlin wrote about solitary confinement in New York prisons in an op-ed for the New York Law Journal.   read more

  • 09.04.12 Jeff Gewirtz ’94, General Counsel of Brooklyn Nets, Profiled by Inside Counsel

    Inside Counsel recently profiled an active member of the Law School community, Jeff Gewirtz ’94, who is executive vice president of business affairs and chief legal officer of the Brooklyn Nets and its new arena, the Barclays Center.  read more

  • 08.29.12 Brooklyn Law School Students Participate in Inaugural Orientation Community Service Day
    Community Service

    On August 17, Brooklyn Law School students participated in the Inaugural Orientation Community Service Day, co-sponsored by Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) and the Environmental Law Society.  read more

  • 08.29.12 Brooklyn Law School Appoints Three New Trade Secrets Fellows
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    Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI), a pioneering new intellectual property initiative, appointed Jeremy Apple ’13, Robert Levine ’13, and Stephen Popernik ’13 to serve as TSI Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year.  read more

  • 08.27.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Provides Legal Advice for Entrepreneurs in Investor’s Business Daily
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin provided legal advice for entrepreneurs in a recent article in Inverstor’s Business Daily.  read more

  • 08.23.12 Gary M. Rosenberg ’74 Discusses Real Estate and the World Trade Center in New York Times Interview
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    Gary M. Rosenberg ’74 was featured in “The 30-Minute Interview” in the New York Times’ Business section.   read more

  • 08.23.12 Brooklyn Law School Welcomes Incoming Class at Annual Convocation Ceremony
    Convocation 2012

    On Sunday, August 12, Brooklyn Law School welcomed the entering class of 2012 at its annual Convocation Ceremony.  read more

  • 08.22.12 Douglas Buckley ’13 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute's Law Student Writing Competition
    Douglas Buckley

    Douglas Buckley ’13 was the third place winner of this year’s highly competitive American Bankruptcy Institute’s Law Student Writing Competition.   read more

  • 08.17.12 Brooklyn Law School Launches New Pro Bono & Volunteer Opportunity Initiatives
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce five new pro bono projects and volunteer opportunities through which students can become involved with community organizations and residents.  read more

  • 08.16.12 The Exoneration Initiative, Sponsor of the BLS/EXI Innocence Clinic, Wins Federal Grant
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    The Exoneration Initiative (EXI) partners with Brooklyn Law School to offer the BLS/EXI Innocence Clinic which provides legal assistance to New York state inmates who assert innocence on non-DNA grounds.  read more

  • 08.16.12 Recent Safe Harbor Victories
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    Many of the 2011-2012 clinic cases took longer than anticipated. Despite this, BLS clinic students remained committed and involved with their cases throughout. Happily, two recent cases resulted in a grant of asylum.   read more

  • 08.15.12 Professor Jonathan Askin on FTC’s Allegations against Facebook
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin recently commented on the Federal Trade Commission’s new allegations that Facebook charged app developers for services it never provided.   read more

  • 08.15.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Ad-Free Social Media in Tech News World
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to Tech News World about a new campaign being launched that aims to create ad-free competitors to social networking sites.   read more

  • 08.10.12 Professor Jonathan Askin on Google’s $23 Million User Privacy Violation Fine
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to Law360 about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision to fine Google $23 million for violating a commitment they made to protect user privacy by placing tracking cookies on Safari browsers.   read more

  • 08.10.12 Professor Brad Borden Comments on Bain Capital in the Boston Globe
    Bradley Borden

    Professor Brad Borden recently commented on the politicized public image of Bain Capital in the Boston Globe.   read more

  • 08.10.12 Professor David Reiss Discusses on the CFPB’s Regulation of Mortgage Insurers
    David Reiss

    In an article for Law360, Professor David Reiss discussed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent inquiries into mortgage insurance companies.  read more

  • 08.10.12 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Profiles New Dean Nick Allard
    Nick Allard

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently profiled Brooklyn Law School’s new dean, Nick Allard.   read more

  • 08.10.12 Professor Jonathan Askin on Facebook and the First Amendment
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to Tech News World about an amicus brief filed by Facebook, arguing that clicking the “Like” button on its site is speech protected under the First Amendment.   read more

  • 08.09.12 Lawrence Vogelman ’73 is Appointed New Hampshire Bar President
    Lawrence Vogelman

    Lawrence A. Vogelman ’73 has been appointed as the New Hampshire Bar Association President for 2012-2013.  read more

  • 08.09.12 Professor Gerald Shargel Discusses Arizona Shooter’s Legal Options in the Daily Beast
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    In an op-ed for the Daily Beast, Professor Gerald Shargel explored the case against Arizona shooter Jared Loughner.  read more

  • 08.09.12 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Profiles BLIP Clinic’s New Program CREATE
    Jonathan Askin

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiled Professor Jonathan Askin and the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic and their new initiative, Creative Rights Empowerment Achieved Through Education (CREATE), designed to develop curriculum to teach high school students about copyright law, specifically issues surrounding fair use.  read more

  • 08.09.12 Professor James Fanto on the Need for Stronger Securities Regulation
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto spoke to Bloomberg News about the SEC’s 2005 push toward electronic trading, which has resulted in several high-profile technological lapses over the past few years.  read more

  • 08.08.12 Six New Fellows Selected for Health Law and Policy Fellowship
    Center for Health Science & Public Policy

    Six rising second-year students have been named recipients of the Law School’s Health Law and Policy Fellowship.  read more

  • 08.08.12 Professor Bill Araiza on the Public Trust Doctrine
    Bill Araiza

    Natural resource issues are inherently difficult for courts to rule on.  read more

  • 07.25.12 Professor Roberta Karmel on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital in Op-Ed for CNN
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    In a recent op-ed for CNN, Professor Roberta Karmel critiqued Mitt Romney’s unclear role as CEO in his final years at Bain Capital.   read more

  • 07.24.12 Professor Joel Gora on the Lawyers of Presidential Candidates
    Joel Gora

    In a recent article for Bloomberg Law, Professor Joel Gora spoke about lawyers who have made their careers representing presidential candidates.   read more

  • 07.24.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Apple’s Antitrust Lawsuit
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to Tech News World about a suit filed by the Department of Justice against Apple and six other e-book publishers for antitrust violations.  read more

  • 07.23.12 Peter Antonucci ’90 Receives 2012 Muskie Pro Bono Service Award
    Peter Antonucci

    The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section is honoring Peter Antonucci ’90 as the 2012 recipient of the Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award.  read more

  • 07.19.12 Professor Joel Gora Comments on Super PACs on CNN
    Joel Gora

    With the Supreme Court’s decision of Citizens United v. FEC, political experts are estimating that very wealthy anonymous donors will spend over $6 billion during the 2012 election season.  read more

  • 07.19.12 Professor Susan Herman Contributes to New Book, Learning from Precedent
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    Professor Susan Herman recently contributed to Learning from Precedent, a new book for prospective law students.  read more

  • 07.17.12 Nicholas W. Allard Becomes the Eighth Dean of Brooklyn Law School
    Nick Allard

    On July 1, 2012, Nicholas W. Allard became Dean of Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 07.16.12 Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt Appointed to New NYC Bar Task Force to Study Legal Market
    Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt

    Camille Chin-Kee-Fatt, Brooklyn Law School’s Director of Career Services, is among the elite group of legal industry leaders chosen as part of the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on “New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.”   read more

  • 07.13.12 Professor Steven Dean on President Obama’s Small Business Tax Incentives
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    Professor Steven Dean commented on President Obama’s new proposed tax incentive for small businesses on China Central Television.  read more

  • 07.13.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Mitt Romney and Bain Capital on MSNBC’s “The Last Word”
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    Professor Roberta Karmel was a panelist on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” to discuss Mitt Romney’s role and responsibility as head of Bain Capital.   read more

  • 07.13.12 Professor Chris Serkin Comments on Loopholes to California’s Foie Gras Ban in USA Today
    Christopher Serkin

    Professor Chris Serkin spoke to USA Today about a California chef who claims he has found a loophole to the state’s recent ban on foie gras.  read more

  • 07.13.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on SEC Rulemaking Crunch
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    In Bloomberg BNA, Professor Roberta Karmel, along with several other former SEC Commissioners, spoke about the agency’s current rulemaking crunch.  read more

  • 07.13.12 Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal to Publish Article by Mathews Vattamala ’12
    Mathews Vattamala

    Mathews Vattamala’s article, “The Myth of Cross-Border Cooperation: Mutual Assistance for the Collection of Tax Claims in Cross-Border Insolvencies,” will be published by the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal this fall.   read more

  • 07.09.12 Professor David Reiss Comments on Morgan Stanley Ratings Fraud Case in Bloomberg
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss spoke to Bloomberg about a recent lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, claiming that the company was given unwarranted investment grade ratings.  read more

  • 07.09.12 Professor Mark Noferi on Rutgers Webcam Case and Immigration in New Jersey Law Journal Op-Ed
    MARK NOFERI

    Professor Mark Noferi discussed the Rutgers webcam case in relation to immigration detention in a recent op-ed for the New Jersey Law Journal.  read more

  • 07.09.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Morrison v. National Australia Bank in New York Law Journal
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    In her monthly column “Securities Regulation” for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision of Morrison v. National Australia Bank.  read more

  • 07.03.12 BLIP Clinic Assists High School Students with Legal Art Education
    BLIP

    The innovative Brooklyn Law School Incubator & Policy (BLIP) clinic, which provides legal support to technology start-ups, has developed a groundbreaking curriculum called CREATE (Creative Rights Empowerment Through Education).   read more

  • 06.29.12 Noah J. Hanft ’76 Named General Counsel of the Year at the Global Counsel Awards
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    MasterCard Worldwide’s Noah Hanft ’76 was named General Counsel of the Year at the 2012 Global Counsel Awards, hosted by the International Law Office (ILO) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).   read more

  • 06.27.12 Professor Neil B. Cohen an Expert and International Leader on Commercial and Contract Law
    Neil Cohen

    Professor Neil B. Cohen is well-known in the field of contracts and commercial law, having co-authored one of the leading contracts casebooks and written numerous law review articles on these subjects.  read more

  • 06.27.12 Fifteen Graduating Students Awarded Michael Madow Bar Grant
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    Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) awarded its 2012 Michael Madow Bar Grant to 15 graduates who demonstrated a commitment to public interest legal work to defray bar exam costs.  read more

  • 06.26.12 Chief Judge Lippman Offers Keynote Remarks at Annual Public Service Award Ceremony
    Public Service Awards

    On April 3, 2012, students, faculty, and alumni gathered in Feil Hall to congratulate public service awardees and welcome the evening’s keynote speaker, the Honorable Judge Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at the annual Public Service Awards Ceremony and BLSPI Alumni Dinner.  read more

  • 06.22.12 Benjamin Falber ’12 Wins Two National Writing Competitions
    Benjamin Falber

    Benjamin Falber ’12 won two national student writing competition awards for his research in environmental law.  read more

  • 06.22.12 Brooklyn Law School’s 111th Commencement
    Commencement

    On June 1, Brooklyn Law School held its 111th commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.   read more

  • 06.19.12 Charles A. Archer ’01 Named One of Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty
    Charles Archer

    Charles A. Archer ’01, CEO of the Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need, Inc. (EDCSPIN), will be honored at the 15th Annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards Dinner, on June 28, 2012 for his professional accomplishments and for having made an important contribution to his community.  read more

  • 06.18.12 Professor Joel Gora on Campaign Fundraising from 1970s to Today
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora was interviewed by the Washington Post about various laws that have restricted campaign fundraising over the last few decades.  read more

  • 06.18.12 Professor Adam Kolber Cited in Discussion about Placebo Disclosure to Patients
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    Professor Adam Kolber was referred to by American Medical News about whether or not doctors should disclose the use of placebos to their patients.  read more

  • 06.15.12 Professor Jonathan Askin on Child Pornography Allegations in Environmental Activism Case
    Jonathan Askin

    In a recent op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Jonathan Askin addresses child pornography charges by a Congressional committee against environmental activist, Maria Gunnoe.  read more

  • 06.15.12 Hon. I. Leo Glasser '48 and Hon. Arthur D. Spatt '49 Among Five Federal Judges Who Fought in WWII Featured in Newsday
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    Hon. I. Leo Glasser '48 and Hon. Arthur D. Spatt '49 were recently profiled in Newsday as two of five federal court judges in New York state who fought in World War II.  read more

  • 06.15.12 Professor Lisa Smith, BLS Students, Pediatricians Simulate Child Abuse Case
    Lisa Smith

    Professor Lisa Smith and 15 Brooklyn Law School students teamed up with pediatricians from the Maimonides Pediatric Residency Program to simulate a child abuse case that demonstrated proper medical and legal procedures.  read more

  • 05.22.12 Janet Sinder Appointed New Library Director
    Janet Sinder

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to welcome Janet Sinder as the Library’s new Director and Associate Professor of Law.  read more

  • 05.22.12 Zachary Kuperman ’12 Wins the Burton Award for Legal Achievement
    Zachary Kuperman

    Brooklyn Law School student Zachary Kuperman ’12 has been selected as a recipient of a Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his note, “Cutting the Baby in Half: An Economic Critique of Indivisible Resources Partition,” which was published in the Fall 2011 issue of the Brooklyn Law Review.  read more

  • 05.22.12 BLS-ACLU Hosts Lee Rowland to Discuss Voting Rights in an Election Year
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    In March, the BLS-ACLU hosted Lee Rowland, counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, to discuss current issues concerning election law and careers that focus on voting rights.  read more

  • 05.22.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on the Legal Obstacles Faced by Start-Ups
    Jonathan Askin

    Entrepreneur magazine highlighted the pro bono work of the Law School’s Brooklyn Legal Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic, which “helps startups navigate legislative, regulatory and judicial obstacles.”  read more

  • 05.18.12 Trade Secrets Institute Symposium Addresses Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets Law
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    On April 4, Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) held its inaugural symposium, entitled “Private Data/Public Good: Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets Law.”   read more

  • 05.18.12 Professor Cynthia Godsoe Discusses Impoverished Families in National Law Journal Op-Ed
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    In a recent op-ed for the National Law Journal, Professor Cynthia Godsoe criticizes a new bill in Wisconsin that attempts to criminalize “nonmarital parenthood” as child abuse and neglect.   read more

  • 05.16.12 Jennifer Ashburn ’04 Named Young Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar
    Jennifer Ashburn

    Jennifer Ashburn ’04 was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division.   read more

  • 05.16.12 IBL Roundtable Luncheon Hosts Jeremy Baskin of the Office of International Trade
    Jeremy Baskin

    In March, the Dennis J. Block Center for International Business Law (IBL) and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association hosted an IBL Roundtable Luncheon at Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 05.10.12 Professor David Reiss Comments on Obsolete City Reports
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss recently spoke to Channel 13 News about New York's plan to overhaul obscure committees and reports that no longer hold any purpose.   read more

  • 05.08.12 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Discusses Flaws in "Stand Your Ground" Laws on MSNBC
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Professor Elizabeth Schneider was a featured guest on MSNBC to discuss the “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows individuals in several states to use self-defense against an attacker without an obligation of retreat following the attack.  read more

  • 05.08.12 The Sparer Fellowship Program Addresses Issues in Employment Law for Transgender Employees
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    On March 21, students, faculty and alumni of the Law School joined members of the Sparer Fellowship Program for a luncheon and panel discussion on employment law issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, particularly for transgender workers.  read more

  • 05.08.12 The National Lawyers Guild Honors Members of the Brooklyn Law School Community
    Emily Goodman

    Two members of the Brooklyn Law School community will be honored at the June National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Spring Fling, an event to celebrate the Guild’s continuing commitment to the movement for social change.  read more

  • 05.08.12 Sparer Public Interest Law Forum Addresses Representing the Poor in a Recession
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    This year’s Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Forum, held on March 15, explored the causes of poverty and the impact of the recession on low-income individuals and families.   read more

  • 05.07.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Speaks to the Huffington Post about Traditional Media vs. New Media in Political Campaigns
    Jonathan Askin

    As the number of social media users continues to skyrocket, politicians preparing for the 2012 elections are exploring new forms of media to share their messages.  read more

  • 05.07.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Featured on BronxNet’s “Today's Verdict” Program
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin was a recent featured guest on the “Today’s Verdict” program on BronxNet.  read more

  • 05.07.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses SOPA and Alternative Solutions to Piracy in the Huffington Post
    Jonathan Askin

    In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Professor Jonathan Askin commented on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).  read more

  • 05.07.12 Professor Aaron Twerski Appointed Special Master Again in Second Round of World Trade Center Mass Tort Litigation
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    Professor Aaron Twerski is a preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law and he has garnered numerous awards, including the American Bar Association's Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award and the American Law Institute's R. Ammi Cutter Reporter, to name just a few.  read more

  • 05.03.12 New York City Council Awards the Safe Harbor Clinic for its Work on Behalf of Immigrants
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    As part of New York City’s 9th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week, the New York City Council awarded Proclamations to six Law School clinics for their "outstanding service" to the immigrant community.  read more

  • 05.03.12 Olga Vlasova '13 Discusses Mental Illness and the Death Penalty in The Jurist
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    Olga Vlasova '13 was a featured guest columnist in The Jurist, arguing for the prohibition of the death penalty for severely mentally ill convicts.  read more

  • 05.03.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Questions the JOBS Act in the New York Law Journal
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    In her latest column in the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel comments on the benefits and drawbacks of the newly passed JOBS Act, which eases securities and trade regulations on new media startup companies.  read more

  • 05.01.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Elected to Head the Practising Law Institute Board of Trustees
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    The Practising Law Institute (PLI) recently appointed Professor Roberta Karmel, a longtime PLI Trustee, to head its Board of Trustees.   read more

  • 04.27.12 Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and Journal of Law and Policy Address Issues Related to Child Protection Law
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    On April 13, the Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy and the Journal of Law and Policy cosponsored a symposium, “Reforming Child Protection Law: A Public Health Approach” to discuss strategies to improve child protection laws.  read more

  • 04.27.12 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Speaks in Turkey on Women Rights Issues
    Elizabeth Schneider

    In April, Elizabeth Schneider, Rose L. Hoffer Professor of Law, traveled to Turkey to speak at two conferences on women’s rights and domestic violence.  read more

  • 04.25.12 OUTLaws Hosts Inaugural Alumni Dinner and Awards Banquet
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    On March 22, Brooklyn Law School’s student group OUTLaws, hosted its first alumni dinner and awards banquet celebrating the historic passage of New York State’s Marriage Equality Act.  read more

  • 04.19.12 Rebeccah Golubock Watson ’12 Wins Georgetown University Law Center’s Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship
    Becca Watson

    Rebeccah Golubock Watson ’12 was awarded the prestigious Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship from Georgetown University Law Center, the second in a row that a Brooklyn Law School student received this fellowship.   read more

  • 04.19.12 BLS Students Awarded Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowships
    Kathryn Hensley

    Kathryn Hensley ’13 and Kira Ewig ’13 have been awarded the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship, which encourages outstanding law students nationwide to pursue careers in child advocacy.  read more

  • 04.19.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Comments on Crowdfunding
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    Professor Roberta Karmel spoke to several news outlets about the pending Jumpstart Our Business Start-Ups (JOBS) Act, that will bring crowdfunding to the business sector.  read more

  • 04.17.12 The Peggy Browning Fund Honors Vincent Pitta ’78 and Awards Three Fellowships to BLS Students
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    Four members of the Brooklyn Law School community were recently recognized by the Peggy Browning Fund.  read more

  • 04.17.12 BLIP’s Legal Hackathon: An Experiment in Collaborative Work and Thought
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    On April 15, nearly 300 law students, faculty, lawyers, technologists, and entrepreneurs attended the day-long inaugural Legal Hackathon at Brooklyn Law School.  read more

  • 04.13.12 Four BLS Students Become First Interns for the NYS Bar Association's Real Property Law Section
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    Four BLS students will be the first interns for the New York State Bar Association's real property law section next fall.   read more

  • 04.13.12 Professor Jonathan Askin and BLIP Profiled in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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    Professor Jonathan Askin recently spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the shift of New York's tech industry, nicknamed “Silicon Alley,” from downtown Manhattan to Brooklyn.  read more

  • 04.09.12 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Professor Michael Madow
    Michael Madow

    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the loss of a beloved colleague, fabulous teacher and cherished friend, Professor Michael P. Madow.  read more

  • 04.09.12 Brooklyn Law Review Author Spotlight: Professor Corn Focuses on the Law of War
    Geoffrey Corn

    The Brooklyn Law Review recently hosted its third-annual Author Spotlight speaker event, designed to introduce students to the authors who publish pieces in the scholarly journal.  read more

  • 04.05.12 Professor Derek Bambauer Comments on Arizona's Internet Harassment Bill in the Huffington Post
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    Professor Derek Bambauer criticized a controversial bill in Arizona that seeks to criminalize offensive material on the Internet.  read more

  • 04.04.12 Professor Maryellen Fullerton Receives Fulbright Scholarship
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    The U.S. Fulbright program announced that Professor Maryellen Fullerton, a scholar in comparative refugee law, has been appointed to the Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento during the 2012-2013 academic year.  read more

  • 04.04.12 Sixth Annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee Raises Record Amount for Scholarship
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    The BLS community gathered in the Subotnick Center for the sixth annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee.  read more

  • 04.03.12 Gabriel Taussig ’74 Receives Outstanding Government Service Award from the American Bar Association
    Gabriel Taussig

    Gabriel Taussig ’74, Chief of the New York City Law Department’s Administrative Law Division, recently received the 2011 Mary C. Lawton Outstanding Government Service Award, a prestigious honor given by the American Bar Association (ABA).  read more

  • 04.01.12 Marty D. Singer ’77 Delivers the Media & Society Lecture
    Marty Singer

    Last March, Martin D. Singer ’77 delivered the 13th Media & Society Lecture.  read more

  • 04.01.12 Endowed Scholars Reception Unites Scholars with Generous Donors
    Endowed Scholars Reception

    In March, Brooklyn Law School hosted its 31st annual Endowed Scholars Celebration.  read more

  • 03.28.12 Brooklyn Law School Appoints Nicholas W. Allard as New Dean
    Nicholas Allard

    Stuart Subotnick, Brooklyn Law School’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, today announced the appointment of Nicholas W. Allard as the eighth Dean of Brooklyn Law School, effective July 1, 2012.  read more

  • 03.21.12 Brooklyn Law School Receives Two $1 Million Gifts from Prominent Graduates
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    Brooklyn Law School has received two $1 million gifts, one from the Charitable Lead Annuity Trust of Louis Feil, father of Jeffrey J. Feil, Class of 1973, and one from Dennis J. Block, Class of 1967. Both gifts are directed to help students defray the cost of their legal education.  read more

  • 03.21.12 Professor Jonathan Askin Speaks at FICCI Frames Panel in Mumbai, India
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) annual Frames convention on media and entertainment.  read more

  • 03.21.12 Glen Zipper '00 Wins Oscar for Best Documentary
    Glen Zipper

    Glen Zipper ’00 won the Academy Award for the best feature-length documentary film, “Undefeated,” which he produced.   read more

  • 03.21.12 Professor Jason Mazzone Discusses Copyfraud on Surprisingly Free
    Jason Mazzone

    In an interview with Surprisingly Free, Professor Jason Mazzone discusses his recently published book, Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property.  read more

  • 03.16.12 Alumni Speak to Students about Careers in Tax Law
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    The Tax Law Association recently hosted a “Careers in Tax Law” panel discussion with three prominent alumni.  read more

  • 03.15.12 Professor Adam Kolber Comments on "Anti-Racism" Drug
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    Professor Adam Kolber spoke to Metro about a new drug that may reduce prejudice in users.  read more

  • 03.14.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Crowd-Funding Bills in the New York Law Journal
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    In her latest column in the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel discusses new crowd-funding bills that will allow small businesses to bypass securities law requirements.  read more

  • 03.14.12 22nd Annual BLSPI Auction Sets New Bar for Success
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    On Thursday, March 1, Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) held its twenty-second annual auction fundraiser.  read more

  • 03.05.12 The University of Virginia Journal of Law & Politics to Publish Campaign Finance Article By Nicholas Bamman ’11
    Nickolas Bamman

    Nicholas Bamman’s article, “Campaign Finance: Public Funding After Bennett” was accepted for publication in the University of Virginia’s Journal of Law & Politics (forthcoming 2012).   read more

  • 03.05.12 BLS-ACLU and OUTLaws Present Panel Discussion on Windsor v. United States and Its Impact on the Defense of Marriage Act
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    The Brooklyn Law School student chapter of the ACLU and OUTLaws cohosted a panel discussing Windsor v. United States and other challenges against the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  read more

  • 03.05.12 Professor Derek Bambauer on Unintentionally Breaking Copyright Law on MSNBC's “Digital Life”
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    In a recent MSNBC “Digital Life” article, Professor Derek Bambauer sheds light on the many ways people unintentionally break copyright laws on the Internet.  read more

  • 03.05.12 Professor William Araiza Discusses Douglas Case in Jurist Op-Ed
    Professor Bill Araiza

    In an op-ed for the Jurist, Professor William Araiza explores how larger ideological legal issues can sometimes be hidden in seemingly minor technical disputes.  read more

  • 03.05.12 Professor Derek Bambauer Interviewed on Hearsay Culture about His Forthcoming Article “Orwell's Armchair”
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    Professor Derek Bambauer was a featured guest on Stanford University's radio show, Hearsay Culture, to discuss his forthcoming article, “Orwell's Armchair.”  read more

  • 03.02.12 Professor James Fanto Comments on the Popularity of Compliance Officer Jobs
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto spoke recently with Corporate Secretary about the rising popularity of compliance officer jobs.  read more

  • 03.01.12 David G. Trager Symposium Addresses Post-Zoning, Alternative Forms of Land Use Controls

    In February, the Law School held the David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium to address emerging issues in land use controls.  read more

  • 02.29.12 Brooklyn Law School Students among the First Interns in the State Bar Real Property Law Section’s New Internship Program
    Brooklyn Law School Students among the First Interns in the State Bar

    Brooklyn Law School Students among the First Interns in the State Bar Real Property Law Section’s New Internship Program.  read more

  • 02.29.12 Professor Marsha Garrison on Marriage and Family and Her New Book, Marriage at a Crossroads
    Professor Marsha Garrison

    Professor Marsha Garrison on Marriage and Family and Her New Book, Marriage at a Crossroads.  read more

  • 02.29.12 American Constitution Society Hosts “The Future of Class Action Litigation after Wal-Mart v. Dukes”
    Robin Effron

    American Constitution Society Hosts “The Future of Class Action Litigation after Wal-Mart v. Dukes.”  read more

  • 02.29.12 Miles Schreiner ’12 Wins American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition
    Miles Schreiner ’12 Wins American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition

    Miles Schreiner ’12 Wins American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition.  read more

  • 02.27.12 Recent Safe Harbor Clinic Victories
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    Sayeda Abbas ’12, Dina Kleyman ’12, and Shannon Karam ’12 began working in the Safe Harbor Clinic in Spring 2011.  read more

  • 02.24.12 National Jurist Ranks Brooklyn Law School Among Top Schools for Public Service in the Areas of Government and Prosecutors/Public Defenders
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    The January 2012 issue of the National Jurist ranked Brooklyn Law School among 20 of the best schools in preparing students for public service careers in the areas of government and prosecutors/public defenders.  read more

  • 02.22.12 Twenty New BLSPI Fellows Chosen for 2012
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    Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) recently announced the recipients of the 2012 BLSPI Fellowship.  read more

  • 02.21.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Dodd-Frank on Bloomberg Law
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    Professor Roberta Karmel discussed reforming the financial industry beyond Dodd-Frank on Bloomberg Law.   read more

  • 02.14.12 Professors Hold Town Hall Meeting to Educate Students about SOPA: The Stop Online Piracy Act
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    Brooklyn Law School IP professors Derek Bambauer, Jane Yakowitz, Jason Mazzone, Samuel Murumba, Irina Manta, and Jonathan Askin held a Town Hall Meeting to address the issues surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), and encourage students to get involved in the legal process.  read more

  • 02.13.12 Professor Jason Mazzone Speculates on U.S. Supreme Court Proposition 8 Ruling in the Huffington Post
    Jason Mazzone

    Now that Judge Stephen Reinhardt struck down Proposition 8 in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, supporters and opponents of the same sex marriage ban await the inevitable appeal to U.S. Supreme Court. Constitutional legal experts expect a close vote, but Professor Jason Mazzone anticipates the law will ultimately be struck down.  read more

  • 02.13.12 Professor Brad Borden Criticizes Tax Inequity in Fox Business News
    Bradley Borden

    With the recent release of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's 2011 tax returns, experts are returning to the controversial topic of tax inequity.  read more

  • 02.13.12 Professor Lisa Smith Comments on L.A. School Sex Abuse Scandal in the Christian Science Monitor
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    In light of the school sex abuse scandal in Los Angeles, legal experts, child protection organizations, and concerned parents are questioning who to blame.  read more

  • 02.13.12 Professor Jane Yakowitz on E.U. Data Protection Directive in Forbes
    Jane Yakowitz

    In a guest post for Forbes, Professor Jane Yakowitz discusses the E.U.'s new Data Protection Directive, which will allow E.U. residents the “right to be forgotten” and delete all information about themselves on the Internet.  read more

  • 02.10.12 Karen I. Wu ’04 Named State Bar Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2012
    Karen Wu

    Brooklyn Law School alumna Karen I. Wu ’04 has been named the 2012 recipient of the New York State Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.  read more

  • 02.10.12 Professor David Reiss Comments on Foreclosure Settlements on American Public Media's Marketplace Economy
    David Reiss

    Federal officials have ruled a $25 billion settlement among the nation's largest banks and over 750,000 victims of foreclosure fraud.  read more

  • 02.10.12 Professor Jason Mazzone Predicts Supreme Court Decision on Proposition 8 Case
    Jason Mazzone

    With California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision to overturn Proposition 8, the 2008 vote that constitutionally banned gay marriage in the state, many are expecting the case to ultimately land in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.  read more

  • 02.08.12 Kalish Bell ’12 Awarded Forchelli Diversity Fellowship
    Kalish Bell

    Kalish Bell ’12 has been awarded a 2011-2012 Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn & Terrana, LLP Diversity Fellowship.   read more

  • 02.08.12 First Year Student Wins Best Oral Advocate at Northeast Region Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
    Sylvester Yavana

    Sylvester Yavana ’14 won “Best Oral Advocate” at the recent Northeast Region Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, which was held during the Northeast Black Law Students Association (NEBLSA) 2012 Convention in West Harrison, New York.  read more

  • 02.08.12 Professor David Reiss on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Law360
    David Reiss

    In the wake of the U.S. financial crisis, the Obama administration is following calls by critics to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  read more

  • 02.07.12 Barron's Features Centennial Professor of Law Roberta Karmel on Economic Reform
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    In a recent interview with Barron's, Professor Roberta Karmel addresses problems with the Dodd-Frank Act and the more drastic reforms that are needed to protect the financial industry from self-destruction.  read more

  • 02.07.12 Gault Fellowship Awarded to Sparer Fellow David Shapiro ’12
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    David Shapiro ’12 has been awarded the prestigious post-graduate Gault Fellowship. For the next two years, Shapiro will work at the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, D.C., performing extensive legal work for NJDC and assisting with the provision of training and technical assistance to the juvenile defense community.   read more

  • 02.06.12 Professor Jonathan Askin and BLIP Clinic Profiled in Forbes
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    The Brooklyn Legal Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic and its founder, Professor Jonathan Askin, were profiled by Forbes about the important relationship between young lawyers and the Internet start-up community.  read more

  • 02.03.12 BLIP and Its Clients are Hot for Brooklyn
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin was recently featured in "Made in Brooklyn," a vimeo created by Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, which supports tech startups and other companies in Brooklyn, and has a strong working relationship with the BLIP Clinic.  read more

  • 02.02.12 BLS Hosts an Intellectually Engaging Schedule of Spring 2012 Academic Events
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    The Law School is pleased to announce its spring 2012 roster of academic events. They include intriguing and intellectually engaging symposia, lectures and programs that feature distinguished scholars, practitioners, judges, government officials, and other experts, who come together to explore the most pressing legal and public policy issues of the day.  read more

  • 02.01.12 Professor Brad Borden Addresses Tax Inequality in Huffington Post Op-ed
    Bradley Borden

    In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden examines Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax return and how it exemplifies the inequalities of the American tax system.  read more

  • 01.30.12 Brooklyn Law School Faculty Foster Thought Provoking Scholarship in All Areas of Law
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    Brooklyn Law School’s faculty has produced a remarkable collection of work that has reached readers worldwide.  read more

  • 01.30.12 Michael A. Sabino ’12 Wins the National Law Review Winter 2011 Student Legal Writing Contest
    Michael Sabino

    Michael A. Sabino ’12 was named the December winner of the Winter 2011 Student Legal Writing Contest sponsored by the National Law Review (NLR) for his article, “Football and Antitrust Law: American Needle v. NFL and Its Meaning for Combinations in Restraint of Trade and the Rule of Reason in the 21st Century.”  read more

  • 01.26.12 Professor David Reiss Discusses State and Local Government Debt on American Public Media
    David Reiss

    In an interview for American Public Media's Marketplace, Professor David Reiss spoke about growing fears among state and local governments that budgets will not be able to cover rising pensions and health care costs.  read more

  • 01.24.12 Professor Brad Borden Comments on Romney’s Tax Returns and Tax Disparity in America
    Bradley Borden

    In today's Los Angeles Times and Daily Mail, Professor Brad Borden commented on the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor, which he argued is due to an uneven tax code, exemplified by GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns.  read more

  • 01.23.12 Professor Jason Mazzone Debates President Obama's Recess Appointments on Point of Law
    Jason Mazzone

    Professor Jason Mazzone was one of this week's debaters on Point of Law, a legal discussion forum sponsored by the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute.  read more

  • 01.20.12 Professor Jason Mazzone on the Seizure of Megaupload.com
    Jason Mazzone

    Despite heavy traffic and celebrity endorsements, the file-sharing site Megaupload.com was recently shut down for allegedly diverting $500 million in film, television, and music revenue.   read more

  • 01.20.12 Professor Jason Mazzone Discusses SOPA on CrossTalk
    Jason Mazzone

    Professor Jason Mazzone was a featured speaker on Russia Today's CrossTalk to speak on the validity of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  read more

  • 01.19.12 Professor Nelson Tebbe Addresses How Religious Freedom Clauses Apply to Nonbelievers
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    In a recent interview, Professor Nelson Tebbe discusses the main themes in his article, Nonbelievers, which was published in the Virginia Law Review.  read more

  • 01.19.12 Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society Hosts Panel Discussion on the Role of Law in Fashion, Sports, Film and Television, and Music
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    The Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society (BESLS) recently held its Third Annual Panel Event to discuss ways in which the law intersects with fashion, sports, film, television, and music.  read more

  • 01.19.12 Corporate and Real Estate Clinic Students Close a $400,000 Loan for Low-Income Co-op in Harlem
    Debra Bechtel

    In the midst of finals on December 15, 2011, corporate and real estate clinic students Nandini Sur ’12 and Stephanie La Carrubba ’12 conducted a loan closing for a Harlem building.  read more

  • 01.13.12 Adjunct Professor Barry Kamins Appointed as Administrative Judge for NYC Criminal Court
    Barry Kamins

    Adjunct Professor Barry Kamins, who has served as the Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters, Second Judicial District since 2009, has been appointed Administrative Judge for the Criminal Court of the City of New York.  read more

  • 01.11.12 Seven Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships Awarded
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    A record seven graduates working in the criminal justice field have been awarded the Law School’s Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship.  read more

  • 01.11.12 BLS Students Help Tackle Real Estate Finance Bureau’s Growing Case Load
    Debra Bechtel

    In early 2008, Ira Goldenberg, a partner at the real estate firm of Goldenberg & Selker and an adjunct professor at the Law School, was presented with a unique challenge.  read more

  • 01.04.12 Professor David Reiss Comments on Dodd-Frank Matchmaking Ratings Board in Bloomberg Law Reports
    David Reiss

    Investor advocates and Congress members who favor stricter financial regulation are internally clashing over a proposed addition to the Dodd-Frank Act that would create a board that matched ratings with ratings jobs.  read more

  • 01.04.12 Professor Roberta Karmel on the Causes of "Flash-Crashes" in the New York Law Journal
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    In her recent column for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel explores the causes of "flash-crashes" and how the SEC should regulate these situations of extreme market volatility.   read more