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  • 12.28.13 Paul A. Gangsei Named Executive Director of CUBE
    Paul Gangsei

    Brooklyn Law School is proud to announce that Paul A. Gangsei has been named Executive Director of the Law School’s new Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), a hub for exploring legal issues surrounding entrepreneurship and the provision of effective legal representation and support for new commercial and not-for-profit businesses.  read more

  • 12.20.13 Two Recent Graduates Appointed to the BLS Board of Trustees
    The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees appointed two outstanding recent graduates as its newest members, each for a two-year term: Sasha Linney ’11, an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; and Tyler J. Korff ’12, who has his own firm.  read more
  • 12.19.13 Caitlin Russell ’15 Named 2014 Ella Baker Fellow; Third Consecutive BLS Student to Win
    Cait Russell
    For the third year in a row, a Brooklyn Law School student has received the prestigious Ella Baker Fellowship. Caitlin Russell ’15, a member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and the Moot Court Honor Society, was named a 2014 winner.  read more
  • 12.18.13 Barry Salzberg ’77 Named 2014 Commencement Speaker; Ceremony to be Held at BAM
    Barry Salzberg

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that Barry Salzberg ’77, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), will deliver the 2014 Commencement address on May 28. This year also marks a return to Brooklyn, with the ceremony taking place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

     

     

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  • 12.17.13 Weather Update: Law School is open. All scheduled activities, including exams, will go forward as planned.

    The Law School is open today, December 17 from 8:00 am until 2:00 am. All scheduled activities, including exams, will go forward as planned.  read more

  • 12.16.13 Professor Bradley Borden Interviewed on ESPN Regarding PGA Tour’s Nonprofit Status
    Bradley Borden
    Professor Bradley Borden appears in a new ESPN investigative report on the PGA Tour’s nonprofit status, which has allowed the organization to avoid paying up to $200 million in federal taxes over the past 20 years.  read more
  • 12.11.13 Jane Hoffman ’84, Leader in Animal Shelter and Rescue, Profiled in New York Law Journal
    Jane Hoffman ’84 recently sat down with the New York Law Journal to describe her role as president and chair of the board of directors of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to about 150 animal shelters and rescue groups in New York.  read more
  • 12.10.13 Dean Nick Allard Describes New Legal Frontiers in Entrepreneur Op-Ed
    Nick Allard

    In a new op-ed for Entrepreneur, Dean Nick Allard describes his experience in working with entrepreneurs, recounting the “short tempers, dark days, great victories, multi-million-dollar paydays and multi-million-dollar misses."  read more

  • 12.09.13 Rio Guerrero ’98 Receives Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Award
    Rio Guerrero
    Rio Guerrero ’98 recently received The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) award in the category of Public Service. At TOFA-NY's annual awards event at Carnegie Hall, Guerrero was recognized for his 15+ years of pro bono legal service benefiting individuals and organizations in the Asian Pacific American community.  read more
  • 11.27.13 Leanne Welds ’14 and Elizabeth Geddes ’15 in Spotlight for Achievements

    Brooklyn Law School’s students are often in the limelight for their accomplishments. Among them are Leanne Welds ’14 and Elizabeth Geddes ’15, whose achievements have earned them prominent scholarships and national visibility, respectively.  read more

  • 11.26.13 Professor Nelson Tebbe on Birth Control Mandate in Slate Op-Ed, Blog Series
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    In a Slate op-ed and a series of blog posts, Professor Nelson Tebbe dissects Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.   read more

  • 11.20.13 Professor David Reiss Comments on JPMorgan Settlement in Christian Science Monitor, Appears on High-Profile 11/21 Panel
    David Reiss
    In a lead story in the Christian Science Monitor, Professor David Reiss commented on JPMorgan’s $13 billion civil settlement with the Justice Department, the largest settlement ever reached between the government and a corporation.  read more
  • 11.20.13 Elder Rights Clinic Attracts Coverage, Holds 11/21 Debate on Euthanasia
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    Brooklyn Law School’s newly launched Elder Rights Clinic, a collaboration with the South Brooklyn Legal Services Elderlaw Project and the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, is attracting media attention for its work.   read more

  • 11.20.13 BLS Faculty and Alumni Rank High in Two Significant Reports
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    Brooklyn Law School’s greatest assets are its students, faculty, and alumni. In addition to the ongoing achievements of BLS students, two recent studies highlight the stature of the Law School’s faculty and graduates.    read more

  • 11.15.13 Professor Roberta Karmel Challenges 'Independent Director' Model in Harvard Law Forum Post
    Roberta Karmel
    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s insistence that independent directors dominate the boards of public companies deserves reexamination, writes Professor Roberta Karmel in a new post for the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  read more
  • 11.14.13 BLS Announces New Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE); Dean Allard Discusses in NY Observer

    Brooklyn has become a world magnet for new businesses. The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) – an extraordinary venture launching in November – will harness this energy.  read more

  • 11.13.13 Professor Jonathan Askin on ‘Clueless Tech Lawyers’ in VentureBeat Guest Post
    Jonathan Askin
    Why not train this next generation of lawyers to think like the next generation of entrepreneurs? Such is the question driving Professor Jonathan Askin’s new guest post for VentureBeat.  read more
  • 11.12.13 Brooklyn Law School Names Karen Eisen Assistant Dean of Career Development
    Karen Eisen

    Brooklyn Law School is proud to announce that Karen Eisen has been named the new Assistant Dean of Career Development. Eisen comes to the Law School with a wealth of experience in the public sector as a prosecutor and in private practice as a legal recruiter and director of professional development at several global law firms.  read more

  • 11.04.13 Media Seek Out BLS Professors on Stop-and-Frisk Controversy
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    Experts and political candidates are still trying to sort out the implications of a federal appellate court ruling in the landmark stop-and-frisk case, Floyd v. New York, which asserted that stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities.   read more

  • 10.31.13 Record-Breaking Bar Passage Rate for Class of 2013
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that 94% of BLS first-time test takers passed the July exam – far surpassing the 86% statewide average for first-time test takers from ABA-approved institutions. The Class of ’13 bar passage rate is the Law School’s highest in the past 25 years.  read more
  • 10.31.13 Panel Discussion Features Past and Present Councilmembers of the 33rd District
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    On October 29, Brooklyn Law School hosted a panel discussion with past councilmembers who represented Brooklyn's 33rd District, which includes Brooklyn Heights.  read more

  • 10.30.13 Professor Joel Gora on “Outside” Money in Daily News Op-Ed
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    In a New York Daily News op-ed, Professor Joel Gora praised the recent ruling by a New York federal appeals court that limitations on contributions to independent political organizations — or “super PACs” — are likely unconstitutional.    read more

  • 10.24.13 Professor Lisa Smith Discusses Domestic Violence in BlogTalkRadio Interview
    Lisa Smith
    One in three women worldwide have been victims of domestic violence. In observance of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Professor Lisa Smith spoke with Dr. Annie Abram on BlogTalkRadio about legal help and support for women at risk.  read more
  • 10.24.13 Professor Joel Gora Comments on Campaign Finance Limits in the National Law Journal
    Joel Gora

    In a recent article in the National Journal, Professor Joel Gora commented on the state of campaign finance law.   read more

  • 10.22.13 Law School Proudly Announces New Deans
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    This summer, Dean Nicholas W. Allard announced the appointment of four new deans at the Law School: Professors Michael Cahill and Dana Brakman Reiser, as Vice Deans; Professor Stacy Caplow, as Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education; and Jennifer Lang, as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.  read more
  • 10.21.13 Professor Norman Poser’s New Book Praised in the Wall Street Journal
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    In a recent Wall Street Journal review, Professor Emeritus Norman Poser was praised for his “fascinating portrait” of Lord Mansfield, the legendary 18th-century judge and statesman.  read more
  • 10.11.13 Dean Nick Allard Discusses 2-Year J.D. in Bloomberg Law Video
    Nick Allard
    In a new interview with Bloomberg Law, Dean Nick Allard discussed the 2-year J.D. program (at 1:28) and the balance between quality and value (at 4:35), among other timely issues in legal education.  read more
  • 10.09.13 Brooklyn Law School Reinvents Third Year with New Public Interest/Public Service Fellowships Program
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    Following a year-long analysis of how to better serve students seeking an alternative to the traditional third year, Brooklyn Law School announced this week the Public Interest/Public Service Fellowships (“PipS”), a new two-year program in partnership with governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.  read more
  • 10.09.13 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of Mary Lee Bedford, Beloved Member of BLS Community
    Mary Lee Bedford

    It is with profound sadness that Brooklyn Law School mourns the loss of Mary Lee Bedford, longtime executive assistant and pillar of the BLS community. Over nearly three decades, Mary Lee assisted four deans and numerous associate deans, worked with all of the faculty and staff, and assisted countless students with her unfailingly calming presence. She looked forward to retiring in just a few weeks.  

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  • 10.07.13 Professor Joel Gora Lends Expertise to Campaign Finance and First Amendment Issues
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    With campaign finance law restrictions and First Amendment rights in the headlines, Professor Joel Gora — one of the country’s most renowned authorities in these fields — has been frequently called upon to share his expertise.   read more

  • 10.07.13 Brooklyn Law School Graduates Recognized as New York Super Lawyers
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    More than 400 Brooklyn Law School graduates were recognized in the annual New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. The magazine honors attorneys in each state based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and independent research.  read more

  • 09.27.13 Larry Bortstein ‘94 on Risk and Rebirth in Corporate Counsel Profile
    Larry Bortstein

    Larry Bortstein ’94 was the subject of an extensive profile in Corporate Counsel, which traced his path from Lehman Brothers in its darkest hour to his own highly successful firm today. At the time of the financial services giant’s collapse, Bortstein served as a senior in-house attorney and global head of Lehman’s Technology Law group. Then, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, he and thousands of other employees were at risk of losing their jobs.  read more

  • 09.26.13 Brooklyn Law School Partners with Labaton Sucharow on New Securities Arbitration Clinic
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    In recent years, millions of individuals — many of them with limited income or small dollar-amount claims — have lost money due to bad advice, unauthorized trading, or misrepresentation. Enter the Securities Arbitration Clinic at Brooklyn Law School, a new partnership formed in September with Labaton Sucharow, one of the world’s leading firms in securities litigation.  read more

  • 09.25.13 Dean Nick Allard on the ‘Business of Legal Education’ in Bloomberg Law Op-ed
    Nick Allard
    In a new Bloomberg Law op-ed, Dean Nick Allard highlights the need to strike a balance between preparing future lawyers to be critical thinkers and providing a legal education that delivers immediate value.  read more
  • 09.25.13 Professor Nelson Tebbe Featured as Frequent Commentator on Constitutional Law and Religious Freedom Issues
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    Recent headlines have brought constitutional law and religious freedom into sharp focus. As one of the country’s foremost experts in these areas, Professor Nelson Tebbe has been frequently called upon to share his expertise.

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  • 09.19.13 Professors Bennett Capers and William Hellerstein Appointed to ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Advisory Council
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    Professors Bennett Capers and William Hellerstein have been named to a new panel that will oversee changes to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies. They join 11 other members of the academic advisory council appointed by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ruled last month that existing stop-and-frisk policies violated the constitutional rights of minorities.  read more
  • 09.16.13 Professor Stacy Caplow Named Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education
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    For nearly 40 years, Brooklyn Law School’s Clinical Education Program has stood among the most respected training grounds for lawyers. Every semester, hundreds of students receive high-quality practical training in its varied clinics and externships, taught by nationally recognized clinical educators. Behind this success has been Professor Stacy Caplow, who has served as the program’s Director since 1984.   read more

  • 09.16.13 Dean Nick Allard Comments on 2-Year J.D. ‘Balance’ in New Jersey Law Journal
    Nick Allard
    In an op-ed for the New Jersey Law Journal, Dean Nick Allard commented on the balance between affordability and educational excellence in legal education. Among the innovations designed to address this balance is the 2-year J.D. program – a concept recently endorsed by President Obama – as well as an increase in “real-world” initiatives for students before or during the third year.  read more
  • 09.13.13 Professor Joel Gora Comments on Campaign Finance Case in USA Today
    Joel Gora
    In a USA Today article, Professor Joel Gora offered context in advance of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court’s first major case of the fall 2013 term. The case concerns whether individual limits on federal election campaign contributions that have stood for nearly 40 years should be eliminated – a decision that will ultimately fall to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.  read more
  • 09.12.13 Brooklyn the “Borough of Kings” in Upcoming Election, Says New York Times
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    The New York Times today strongly echoed sentiments expressed in the cover story of the Spring Issue of LawNotes, “Greetings from the New Brooklyn”, which paid homage to this booming borough by profiling the alumni who have played key roles in propelling Brooklyn forward and who have worked to transform it into such a noteworthy neighborhood.   read more

  • 09.10.13 Frederick Cohen ’67 Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
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    Frederick Cohen ‘67, a Partner at Duane Morris LLP and a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, was recently named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only one individual in each practice area and city is awarded this honor, and Cohen was selected as the best in the New Litigation - Construction Law category for New York City.  read more

  • 09.05.13 Brooklyn Law School Launches Elder Rights Clinic
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    This fall marks the launch of the Elder Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School. The news is timely: As more baby boomers enter the 60+ age bracket, the legal needs of older adults will continue to expand dramatically.  read more
  • 08.26.13 Dean Nick Allard Comments on President Obama’s 2-Year J.D. Remark
    Nick Allard

    In a town hall-style meeting at Binghamton University in New York last Friday, President Obama said, “This is probably controversial to say, but what the heck. I am in my second term, so I can say it. I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years.”  read more

  • 08.21.13 Dean Nick Allard Featured as Frequent Commentator on Technology and Law
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    Dean Nick Allard has published several articles this month, each of them framing recent technology-related headlines in a legal context.   read more

  • 08.14.13 Stan Wilcox ’88 Named Athletics Director at Florida State University
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    Stan Wilcox ’88 was recently named Athletic Director at Florida State University, becoming the first African American and the 15th person in the school’s history to hold the title.  read more

  • 08.13.13 Professor Bennett Capers Comments on Stop-and-Frisk Ruling in New York Times Op-Ed
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    In a New York Times op-ed today, Professor Bennett Capers hailed the ruling in Floyd v. City of New York, which asserted that stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities.  read more
  • 08.07.13 Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss Discuss Foreclosure Commentary in New Thomson Reuters Interview
    Brad Borden

    In an interview with Thomson Reuters, Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss discussed their recent commentary “Show Me the Note!” (Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability, 2013) – the title of which references a defense used to forestall or prevent a foreclosure.  read more

  • 08.02.13 Professor Rebecca Kysar Cited by D.C. District Court in Affordable Care Act Ruling
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    Professor Rebecca Kysar continues to draw attention for her scholarship, most recently by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  read more
  • 08.02.13 Sary Udashkin ’13 Receives National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Outstanding Law Student Award
    Sary Udashkin
    Sary Udashkin ’13 was recently named an Outstanding Law Student Award recipient by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). Udashkin is the sole BLS student to receive the award, presented annually to one standout student per graduating class across participating ABA-approved schools.  read more
  • 07.29.13 Dean Nick Allard on Demand for Energy Lawyers in Breaking Energy Op-Ed
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    The Northeast has joined strongholds like Texas in the demand for energy lawyers, wrote Dean Nick Allard in a new Breaking Energy op-ed – a need that will only surge in light of an "insatiable demand for energy and the lack of a coherent energy policy."  read more

  • 07.25.13 Professor Dana Brakman Reiser Comments on Benefit Corporations in the Wall Street Journal
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    This week, Delaware passed legislation providing for the creation of “benefit corporations,” which require board directors to balance social mission with the bottom line. In advance of the news, Professor Dana Brakman Reiser spoke to the Wall Street Journal about such companies.  read more

  • 07.23.13 Outstanding Brooklyn Law School Alumni Named Rising Legal Stars
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    Brooklyn Law School has a long history of producing graduates who quickly establish themselves as rising stars and win praise from the legal community for their accomplishments. Continuing this tradition, four more alumni have been recognized for their distinguished service and leadership.  read more
  • 07.23.13 Professor Mark Noferi Praised for Work to Provide Immigrants Counsel; Progress Reflected in City Council Announcement

    Carey Dunne, President of the New York City Bar, recently thanked Professor Mark Noferi and others from City Bar’s Immigration and Nationality Committee for “actively helping shape immigration legislation before Congress” to include groundbreaking provisions for appointed counsel to immigrants.   read more

  • 07.19.13 Professor David Reiss on the Continued Success of FIRREA
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    In a recent Law360 article, Professor David Reiss commented on the continued success of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), in particular, the prosecution of credit agency Standard & Poor's over fraudulent ratings.  read more

  • 07.17.13 Professor Lawrence Solan Featured in Wall Street Journal Blog about J.K. Rowling Revelation
    The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog cited Professor Lawrence Solan's scholarship in an article about The Cuckoo’s Calling, the crime novel revealed to be written by J.K. Rowling.  read more
  • 07.16.13 BLS Mourns the Passing of Leonard Garment '49, Counsel to Richard Nixon and Dedicated Alumni Leader

    Leonard Garment ’49, counsel to President Richard Nixon, former member of the BLS Board of Trustees, and, most recently, Adjunct Professor of Law, died on July 12. He was 89.  read more

  • 07.16.13 Dean Nick Allard on Need for Lawyers in Compliance and Risk Management in New Yahoo! Finance Op-Ed
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    In an op-ed for Yahoo! Finance, Dean Nick Allard highlighted the need for highly skilled compliance and risk officers – and the growing desire among hiring managers for J.D. degrees.   read more

  • 07.15.13 Professor Edward Janger and “Ice-Cube Bonds” Featured in Press; Forthcoming Article in Yale Law Journal
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    A forthcoming Yale Law Journal article co-written by Professor Edward Janger and Professor Melissa Jacoby of the University of North Carolina was recently featured in the press, including Bloomberg and the Wall Street Daily Bankruptcy Review.  read more

  • 07.15.13 Alexander Goldman ’14 Awarded Public Service Stipend from FCBA Foundation
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    Alexander Goldman ’14 has been awarded a $5,000 stipend from the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation.  read more

  • 07.03.13 Joseph Lynch ‘02 Tapped to Lead New York Office of Nixon Peabody; Succeeds Arthur Rosner ‘76
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    Joseph Lynch ’02 will become managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s New York office on August 1, following a decade-long career at the firm.  read more

  • 07.03.13 Professor Susan Herman Discusses Historic Supreme Court Decisions on Smiley & West Radio Show
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    In a radio interview with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, BLS Professor and ACLU President Susan Herman commented on a week of extraordinary Supreme Court rulings, from changes to the Voting Rights Act to the strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.  read more

  • 06.28.13 Professor Minor Myers Draws Significant Attention for Paper on Stockholder Appraisal
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    Professor Minor Myers continues to draw attention for “The Law and Economics of Merger Litigation: Do the Merits Matter in Shareholder Appraisal?”, the paper on stockholder appraisal that he co-authored with Charles Korsmo, a former visiting associate professor at BLS.  read more

  • 06.27.13 Professor David Reiss Comments on Renewed Trend of Low Credit Card Rates
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    Professor David Reiss recently spoke about the renewed trend of low-interest credit cards.  read more

  • 06.26.13 Jeet Gulati '13 Awarded Coveted NYC HPD/HDC Housing Fellowship
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    Jeet Gulati ’13 has been awarded the HPD/HDC Housing Fellowship after a national search of accomplished master’s and law graduates. Moira Skeados ’09 was awarded the same two-year fellowship in 2009.  read more

  • 06.25.13 Professor Cynthia Godsoe on Placement of Children with Gay and Lesbian Parents
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    With so much focus on same-sex marriage, we're paying little attention to the placement of children with gay and lesbian parents, argues Professor Cynthia Godsoe in a new Huffington Post op-ed.   read more

  • 06.25.13 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Reforming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
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    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to ECommerce Times about a newly introduced bill that aims to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).   read more

  • 06.20.13 Professor Roberta Karmel Describes Challenges Facing New SEC Leadership in New York Law Journal Op-Ed
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    In her newest New York Law Journal op-ed, Professor Roberta Karmel outlines the challenges facing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which has seen several new changes in leadership.  read more

  • 06.19.13 BLS Alumni Steven S. Elbaum ’74 and Michael D. Grohman ’83 Honored For Giving Back
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    Brooklyn Law School has a long and proud tradition of giving back to the community. Earlier this month, two prominent alumni, Steven S. Elbaum ’74 and Michael D. Grohman ’83, were honored by high-profile public service organizations for their distinguished service and leadership.  read more

  • 06.19.13 Professor David Reiss Comments on Beltway’s “Top Complainers” Status in Baltimore Sun
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    Professor David Reiss was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article about Maryland’s No. 2 ranking in grievances to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  read more

  • 06.18.13 The New York Times Profiles Career of Judge Edward Korman
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    U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66, a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, was profiled in the New York Times for a 28-year career defined by several high-profile cases.   read more

  • 06.14.13 Professor Minor Myers in Spotlight for New Perspective on Shareholder Appraisal
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    The stockholder’s appraisal remedy has never been the most glamorous facet of shareholder litigation. But Professor Minor Myers’s new take on the topic is not only upending assumptions, but also winning acclaim.  read more

  • 06.14.13 Dionne Shuler '14 Awarded NYSBA Minority Summer Internship in Health Law
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    Dionne Shuler ’14 was recently awarded the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Minority Summer Internship in Health Law.   read more

  • 06.14.13 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Concerns about NSA's PRISM Program
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    Professor Jonathan Askin recently spoke to TheLaw.tv about information leaks concerning the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM surveillance program.  read more

  • 06.12.13 President Joan G. Wexler Stepping Down as President of Brooklyn Law School
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    Stuart Subotnick ‘68, Chairman of Brooklyn Law School's Board of Trustees, announced today that President Joan G. Wexler will be stepping down from her position as President on June 30, 2013, and will become Dean and President Emerita. President Wexler, who will remain a tenured faculty member, will begin a two-year sabbatical in July 2013, during which time she will continue to assist the Law School with regard to certain real estate matters.  read more
  • 06.12.13 Professor Gerald Shargel Discusses Closing Office to Join Corporate Firm in New York Times
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    In the latest chapter of a storied career, Professor Gerald Shargel ’69, BLS Practitioner-in-Residence and noted criminal defense lawyer, has closed his law office after nearly four decades to become a partner at the global law firm of Winston & Strawn.   read more

  • 06.10.13 Youth Represent Named NYC Innovative Nonprofit Award Winner, Led by Adjunct Professor Laurie Parise ’04 of Youth Reentry Clinic
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    Every week, dozens of underrepresented youth affected by the criminal justice system—many of them finding it difficult to successfully reenter society—receive legal help through Youth Represent (“YR”), a nonprofit organization founded and directed by Adjunct Professor Laurie Parise ’04.   read more

  • 06.06.13 New Learning Times Interviews Professor Jonathan Askin about BLIP
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    Professor Jonathan Askin was recently interviewed by New Learning Times about the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic and its role in online and digital rights advocacy.  read more

  • 06.06.13 Professor Jonathan Askin on Federal Benefits for Unmarried People
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    In a Huffington Post op-ed, Professor Jonathan Askin discusses the need for federal benefits for unmarried Americans.  read more

  • 06.04.13 Jeffrey Schulman ’00 Lauded by the New York Law Journal and The Legal 500
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    Jeffrey Schulman ’00, a Partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, was selected by the New York Law Journal (“NYLJ”) as one of its 44 Rising Stars for 2013.  read more

  • 05.30.13 Benjamin Kaser ’13 and Hang Liu ’13 Named Among Presidential Management Fellows Finalists
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    Two members of the graduating class of 2013, Benjamin Kaser and Hang Liu, have been selected as finalists in the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program.   read more

  • 05.29.13 Rising Star Eric Eingold ’15 Charts a Steady Course in Public Service
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    Eric Eingold ’15, who will enter his second year at the Law School in the fall, is already charting an impressive and strong course as a public service lawyer.  read more

  • 05.23.13 Professor Mark Noferi and BLS Students Advocate for National Reform for Immigrants’ Rights

    Immigrants detained in deportation proceedings deserve legal representation, writes Professor Mark Noferi in a new Slate op-ed—a right that “criminal defendants have received for 50 years.”  read more

  • 05.23.13 Professor Claire Kelly Confirmed as Judge on U.S. Court of International Trade
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the confirmation of Professor Claire R. Kelly ‘93 by the United States Senate as a Judge on the United States Court of International Trade.  read more

  • 05.23.13 Professor Lisa Smith Elected Co-Chair of the Externship Section of the AALS
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    Professor Lisa Smith was recently elected co-chair of the Clinical Section Externship Committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) for a two-year term.   read more

  • 05.23.13 Military Clinic Launches JAG Careers
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    In March 2011, BLS added an innovative program to its roster of clinics. Taught by then-Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Hennigan, a Major in the Air Force reserve with 12 years of Judge Advocate General (JAG) experience, the Military Legal Practice Clinic provides a foundation in military law to BLS students.  read more

  • 05.22.13 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Discusses Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s Resignation on NY1
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    Professor Elizabeth Schneider was a recent guest on the NY1 show, "Road to City Hall," to discuss the resignation of New York State Assembly member Vito Lopez and the sexual harassment allegations against him.  read more

  • 05.16.13 Cassye Cole ’14 Awarded Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship; Committed to Giving Back
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    Cassye Cole, class of 2014, was awarded the Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship by the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA).  read more

  • 05.16.13 From St. Petersburg to Midtown: Dean Nicholas W. Allard Speaks at Home and Abroad

    In his first year as Dean of the Law School, Nicholas W. Allard has championed several new innovations that the Law School and faculty have developed, including a two-year accelerated J.D. program, the Washington, D.C. semester immersion program, Business Boot Camp over intersession break, and the upcoming two-year fellowship in practice program for third-year students.   read more

  • 05.15.13 Professor Lisa Smith on the Trial of the Cleveland Kidnapper in the Christian Science Monitor
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    Professor Lisa Smith spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the upcoming trial of Ariel Castro, who was charged with the kidnapping and rape of three women he allegedly held in his house in Cleveland for a decade.  read more

  • 05.15.13 Professor James Park Comments on New York State Case against Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
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    Professor James Park’s comments on the New York State case against Bank of America/Merrill Lynch were recently featured in several news sources, including Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, and Insurance Journal.   read more

  • 05.10.13 Adam Horowitz ’13 Receives Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

    Adam Horowitz ’13 has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for his Brooklyn Law Review note, “Giving Battered Immigrant Fiancées a Way Out of Abusive Relationships: Proposed Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act” (2012).   read more

  • 05.10.13 BLSPI Awards Michael Madow Bar Grant to 15 Graduating Students
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    Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (“BLSPI”) is pleased to announce that it has awarded 15 Michael Madow Bar Grants to graduating students who will be pursuing public interest careers.  read more

  • 05.10.13 Judge Edward Korman ’66 Reflects on Career in New York Law Journal Profile

    In a front-page New York Law Journal profile, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66 – a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees – discussed his career on the bench.  read more

  • 05.09.13 Professor David Reiss on the Success of FIRREA
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    Professor David Reiss spoke to Law360 about recent civil cases that demonstrate the broad interpretation of the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery Enforcement Act (FIRREA).  read more

  • 05.08.13 Brooklyn Law School Creates the First Accelerated 2-Year J.D. Program in New York Metro Area
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    Last night the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School (“BLS”) approved an accelerated 2-year J.D. program beginning in summer 2014. With the creation of the program, BLS will be able to offer a range of flexible 2-, 2.5-, 3-, 3.5- or 4-year options—called “Brooklyn 2-3-4”—to adapt to prospective students’ needs. Brooklyn Law School is the first in the New York metropolitan area to enable students to earn a J.D. in 2 years.  read more

  • 05.07.13 Professor Robin Effron Earns National Attention for Recent Scholarship
    Robin Effron

    Even for an accomplished scholar like Professor Robin Effron, few thrills compete with that of peer recognition.  read more

  • 05.07.13 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Board of Trustee Members George G. Gallantz ’35 and Frank A. Dellomo
    George Gallantz

    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the loss of two former Board of Trustee members, George G. Gallantz ’35 and Frank A. Dellomo.  read more

  • 05.07.13 Professor Brad Borden on the Resurgence of the Legal Profession in Huffington Post Op-Ed
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    In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, Professor Brad Borden discusses how third-party litigation financing (TPLF) may ignite the resurgence of the legal profession.  read more

  • 05.07.13 Dominic Saglibene ’14 Wins Trandafir Writing Competition
    Dominic Saglibene

    Dominic Saglibene, class of 2014, has won the Trandafir Writing Competition with his note, “The U.K. Bribery Act: A Benchmark for Anticorruption Reform in the U.S.”  read more

  • 05.01.13 Professor Mark Noferi Discusses Protection for Detained Immigrants in New Jersey Star-Ledger Op-Ed
    MARK NOFERI

    In an op-ed for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, BLS Professor Mark Noferi and Robert Koulish from the University of Maryland discussed changes that must be made in immigration detention laws.  read more

  • 05.01.13 Gideon Martin ’14 and Charlette Matts-Brown ’15 Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowships
    Charlette Mattas

    Gideon Martin ’14 and Charlette Matts-Brown ’15 have each been awarded 10-week summer fellowships supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, a nonprofit organization that encourages students to pursue careers in public interest labor law.  read more

  • 05.01.13 Professor Brad Borden Interviewed on Voice of Russia about Proposed Online Sales Tax
    Bradley Borden

    Professor Brad Borden spoke with the Voice of Russia about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to collect sales tax from Internet retailers for online purchases.  read more

  • 04.30.13 Safe Harbor Clinic Gains Asylum for Transgender Client
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    Ilan Wong ’12, Sara Fraser ’13, and Natalie Serra ’13 from the Safe Harbor Clinic successfully gained asylum for their client, a transgender woman from Mexico.  read more

  • 04.30.13 Professor David Reiss Comments on Empire State Building IPO
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    In television and print interviews, Professor David Reiss commented on today’s ruling to allow the public to buy shares in the Empire State Building. The court rejected arguments by a small group of current investors that the initial public offering of stock would violate state law. “This represents a kind of watershed moment for the case,” Professor Reiss said. The IPO is expected to raise $1 billion for a new company called Empire State Trust Inc.
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  • 04.25.13 Professor David Reiss Discusses Loan Ramifications of Cherryland Case
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    In a new Law360 article, Professor Davis Reiss commented on the latest in Wells Fargo’s loan default fight with Michigan’s Cherryland Center mall, a case that attorneys say could complicate loan negotiations and jeopardize deals in other states.  read more

  • 04.25.13 Professor Susan Herman Argues Against Detaining American Citizens as “Enemy Combatants” in U.S. News & World Report Op-ed
    Susan Herman

    In light of the Boston bombing, Professor Susan Herman, president of the ACLU, argues in U.S. News & World Report against detaining an American citizen suspected of committing a crime within the United States as an enemy combatant.  read more

  • 04.24.13 New York Supreme Court Dismisses Meritless Class Action Against Brooklyn Law School
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    As we expected, the class action suit that alleged misrepresentation of published employment statistics by Brooklyn Law School (BLS) was dismissed yesterday.   read more

  • 04.23.13 Clinical Education Program Highlighted in Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle featured BLS in a recent article detailing how New York law schools are addressing the 50 hours of pro bono work required for getting a license.  read more

  • 04.23.13 23rd Annual BLSPI Auction Draws BLS Community and Boosts Fellowship Funding
    BLSPI Auction 2013

    On Thursday, March 21, Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest (BLSPI) held its twenty-third annual Auction fundraiser, designed to support students pursuing careers in public interest law.  read more

  • 04.23.13 Ritika Kapadia ’15 Wins Blank Rome Diverse Scholarship; Championed by Michelle Gitlitz Courtney ’04
    Ritika Kapadia

    Ritika Kapadia ’15 recently won the Diverse Scholarship, sponsored by Blank Rome LLP and its Diverse Scholars Program. Kapadia is the first BLS student to win this award.  read more

  • 04.19.13 Professor Roberta Karmel Offers Latest Perspective on Amgen Case in New York Law Journal Op-Ed
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    In a new op-ed for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel again applies her securities law expertise to the case of Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds.   read more

  • 04.18.13 Dennis Brown ’83 Tapped to Head Suffolk County Attorney's Office
    Dennis Brown

    Dennis Brown ’83 has been appointed head of the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office. Brown assumed the County Attorney position in early March and his appointment was approved by the County Legislature shortly thereafter.   read more

  • 04.15.13 Professor Stacy Caplow on Gubernatorial Pardon Power in National Law Journal Op-Ed
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    In a recent op-ed for The National Law Journal, Professor Stacy Caplow discusses the “sound public policy” of gubernatorial pardon power in preventing deportation of worthy residents.  read more

  • 04.12.13 Nicole Wyskoarko ’04 Named Senior Vice President at Island Def Jam Music Group
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    Nicole Wyskoarko ’04 was recently named Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Island Def Jam Music Group.   read more

  • 04.10.13 Professor Rebecca Kysar’s Articles on Tax Legislative Process Published in Top Law Journals
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    Tax matters have dominated the political landscape in recent months, from the Affordable Care Act to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Helping to navigate the waters is Associate Professor Rebecca Kysar, whose teaching and scholarship in the areas of federal income tax, international tax, and legislation are earning significant attention.  read more

  • 04.09.13 Professor David Reiss Featured as a Frequent Media Commentator on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss, an expert in real estate and consumer finance law, has been a frequent commentator on issues concerning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  read more

  • 04.08.13 David Kober ’14 Wins Competitive Fellowship from New York Bar Foundation

    David Kober ’14 was recently awarded a Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship by the New York Bar Foundation. As one of only two recipients of the $5,000 fellowship, Kober will serve in the chambers of Richmond County Surrogate Judge Robert J. Gigante this summer.  read more

  • 04.08.13 Hastings Law School Takes Top Honors at Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition

    Saturday marked the conclusion of Brooklyn Law School’s 2013 28th Annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition. The premier appellate advocacy evidence competition drew 36 teams from law schools nationwide, exemplifying the very best of legal education.  read more

  • 04.05.13 Recent Graduates Rachel Bien ’05, Leila Hull ’09, and Eleonora Zlotnikova ’11 Making Real Impact on the Law
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    Three graduates of the last decade, Rachel Bien ’05, Leila Hull ’09 and Eleonora Zlotnikova ’11 have been making names for themselves as advocates. These women are but three of the many BLS graduates that have made a real impact on the law within just a few years of leaving school.  read more

  • 04.05.13 Stacy Kanter ’84 Named “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer
    Stacy Kanter

    Stacy Kanter ’84, a corporate finance partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was included in The American Lawyer’s list of “Dealmakers of the Year.”  read more

  • 04.03.13 Professor Brad Borden Answers Common Consumer Tax Questions on Card Hub
    Bradley Borden

    Professor Brad Borden was featured in Card Hub's "Ask the Expert" series, answering common consumer tax questions.  read more

  • 04.03.13 Strong Showing of Brooklyn Law School Scholars in Work of United Nations Commission
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    When the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) meets in New York this month, Brooklyn Law School will be represented by more scholars than any educational institution in the world, with Professors Neil Cohen and Edward Janger and Adjunct Professor (and Bankruptcy Judge) Elizabeth Stong each contributing to the Commission’s work.  read more

  • 04.03.13 Sparer Public Interest Law Forum Explores Legal Issues Presented by Hurricane Sandy
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    On Thursday, March 14, the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program hosted its annual Sparer Public Interest Law Forum at Brooklyn Law School.   read more

  • 04.02.13 BLS Team Wins Best Draft at the Mid-Atlantic Division of the National Transactional LawMeet
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    Sonal Mehta ’14, Boyan Toshkoff ’14, and Paul Fraulo ’15 won Best Draft at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet for the 2013 National Transactional LawMeet held at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  read more

  • 04.02.13 Online Scholarly Journal Practicum Launches at Brooklyn Law School
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the launch of Practicum, an online scholarly journal.   read more

  • 03.19.13 Professor David Reiss Discusses Leadership Changes in the Federal Housing Finance Agency
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    Professor David Reiss spoke to Law360 about the call by nine state attorney generals for the replacement of Federal Housing Finance Agency acting director Edward DeMarco over his handling of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  read more

  • 03.19.13 Professor James Fanto Comments on Recent SEC Decisions
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto, an expert on corporate finance and securities law, commented on decisions that have recently come out from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  read more

  • 03.19.13 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Professor Albert DeMeo ’34
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    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the loss of a beloved colleague, teacher, and friend, Professor Albert DeMeo.  read more

  • 03.15.13 Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss Launch REFinblog.com with Focus on Real Estate Finance
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the launch of REFinblog.com, a collaborative effort between Professors Brad Borden and David Reiss and law students, focused on tracking the latest law and practice developments in the rapidly changing field of real estate finance.  read more

  • 03.14.13 Professor James Fanto Quoted on Judicial Decision to Block Supersized Drinks
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    Professor James Fanto was quoted in an article in Investor’s Business Daily focusing on the separation of powers issue in the case of the recent blockage of Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on supersized sugary drinks.  read more

  • 03.13.13 BLS Awards a Record Eight Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that eight graduates have been awarded Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships, the most that have been awarded in one year since the inception of this innovative fellowship program nearly two decades ago.   read more

  • 03.12.13 Professor Minor Myers’ Article on Retired Supreme Court Justices Cited in Washington Post
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    Professor Minor Myers’ article, “The Judicial Service of Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justices,” 32 Journal of Supreme Court History 46 (2007), was prominently cited in a recent Washington Post article.  read more

  • 03.11.13 Dean Nick Allard on the Relationship Between Startups and Lawyers in Fast Company Op-Ed
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    In a recent op-ed for Fast Company, Dean Nick Allard discusses the important relationship between tech startups and lawyers.   read more

  • 03.08.13 Professor Stacy Caplow Discusses Clinical Legal Education in the New York Times
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    A recent article in the New York Times discussed the growing trend of “law firms” developed by law schools across the country that pair students in need of practical experience with low-income clients.  read more

  • 03.06.13 Seventh Annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee Raises Money for Memorial Scholarship
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    On February 7, students, faculty, and members of the BLS community filled the Subotnick Center to capacity for the seventh annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee.   read more

  • 03.06.13 Professor David Reiss Comments on Upcoming Changes to Multifamily Finance Operations
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    Professor David Reiss recently spoke to GlobeSt.com about the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s new plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily finance operations.   read more

  • 03.01.13 Professor Karmel’s Students on a Winning Streak; Papers Selected for Business and Law Journals
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    Professor Karmel’s students are on a hot streak. Four of her students —Emily Kehoe ’13, Tyler O’Reilly ’13, Kan Zhang ’13 and Julia Zukina ‘13— have had papers written for Karmel’s securities courses selected for publication in well-respected business and law journals.  read more

  • 02.27.13 Professor Bennett Capers Discusses "Cannibal Cop" Trial on WNYC
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    On February 26, Professor Bennett Capers was featured on a WNYC radio broadcast discussing the trial of Gilberto Valle, the so-called “Cannibal Cop," a 28-year-old New York City police officer charged with conspiracy to kidnap, kill, and eat women.  read more

  • 02.21.13 Professor Mark Noferi Discusses Immigrant Detention Reform in Baltimore Sun Op-Ed
    MARK NOFERI

    In an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun, BLS Professor Mark Noferi and Professor Robert Koulish from the University of Maryland discuss recent efforts to reform U.S. immigration detention policies.   read more

  • 02.19.13 Kenneth R. Feinberg to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that Kenneth R. Feinberg will deliver the 2013 Commencement address on June 7, at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.  read more

  • 02.15.13 International Business Law Center Hosts SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes
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    On February 1, Brooklyn Law School faculty, alumni, and current and former Fellows of the Block Center for International Business Law gathered at the Down Town Association for a “Fireside Chat” with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Troy A. Paredes, moderated by Professor Dana Brakman Reiser.   read more

  • 02.13.13 Professor David Reiss Discusses Florida Robosigning Crisis
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    Professor David Reiss spoke to Law 360 about the robosigning crisis that was recently overlooked by the Florida Supreme Court.  read more

  • 02.12.13 Professor Bradley Borden Discusses Tax Loopholes on Voice of Russia Radio
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    Professor Bradley Borden was the featured guest on Voice of Russia radio to discuss President Obama's plan to close tax loopholes as a means of generating more revenue.   read more

  • 02.11.13 Professor David Reiss Speaks about Tactics in the S&P Federal Lawsuit
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    Professor David Reiss recently commented on the Justice Department's lawsuit against credit ratings giant Standard & Poor's.  read more

  • 02.07.13 Professor Susan Herman Awarded Prize for Her Book Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy
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    Professor Susan Herman has been awarded the 2012 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for her book Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy.  read more

  • 02.06.13 Media Law Team Wins Americas Round of Price Media Law Moot Court Competition
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that its Media Law Moot Court Team has won the Americas Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.   read more

  • 02.01.13 Community Development Clinic Charters NYC Peace Museum
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    With the aid of Professor David Reiss and the students in the Community Development Clinic, the NYC Peace Museum is one step closer to opening its doors.  read more

  • 01.30.13 Professor Christopher Serkin on the Costs of Hurricane Sandy Property Buy Outs
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    Professor Christopher Serkin recently commented on Governor Andrew Cuomo's new proposal to buy homeowners out of properties that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  read more

  • 01.30.13 Death Penalty Abolishment Essay by Professor Bennett Capers Praised by the Open Society Institute - Baltimore
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    Professor Bennett Capers' essay “Defending Life” was recently discussed by the open Society Institute - Baltimore.  read more

  • 01.30.13 Teisha Ruggiero ‘14 Wins National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
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    Teisha Ruggerio ’14 was awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in collaboration with the National Italian American Bar Association.   read more

  • 01.28.13 Professors Nelson Tebbe and Bill Araiza Take to the Stage
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    After the curtain call at a mid-January performance of the Public Theater’s Arguendo, a dramatic and humorous theatrical verbatim reading of the oral argument court transcript of the 1991 U.S. Supreme Court case of Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc., Brooklyn Law School Professors Nelson Tebbe and Bill Araiza took to the stage for an audience “talkback.”  read more

  • 01.25.13 Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearings Held for Hon. Nelson Stephen Román '89 and Prof. Claire R. Kelly '93
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    Five federal judicial nominees appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 23. Of the five nominees, two were Brooklyn Law School graduates: Nelson S. Román ’89, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Professor Claire R. Kelly ‘93, who was nominated by the President to the Court of International Trade. “We are extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments of these two distinguished graduates. They embody the best of Brooklyn Law School,” said Dean Nick Allard. “When they are confirmed, as we expect, they will join the long line of BLS graduates who have served and are serving the nation on the bench,” he added. Other nominees included Analisa Torres for the Southern District of New York; Raymond Moore for the District of Colorado; and Derrick Watson for the District of Hawaii.  read more

  • 01.23.13 Professor Lawrence Solan's Op-Ed on Law Firm Associate Pay Featured in Huffington Post
    Larry Solan

    Professor Lawrence Solan’s op-ed “Pay Associates Less? A Novel Response to a Rapidly Changing Legal Market” was recently featured in the Huffington Post.  read more

  • 01.23.13 Mary Willis White ’13 Fighting Cancer “One Show at a Time”
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    Mary Willis White ’13, co-founder of Heiress Productions, is turning a family history of cancer into a legacy of great theater, cancer awareness, and fundraising for charitable cancer organizations.  read more

  • 01.16.13 Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) Clients Making Headlines
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    BLIP clinic students, led by Professor Jonathan Askin, have been busy supporting the innovative tech startups of Brooklyn and are understandably quite proud when their client’s young businesses take off, gaining traction in the media and winning notable victories in uncharted areas of internet law.   read more

  • 01.11.13 Brooklyn Law School Teams with Deloitte to Promote Thinking Like a Business Person
    Business Boot Camp

    This week, Brooklyn Law School, in collaboration with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and John Oswald ’84, President and CEO of Capital Trust Group, conducted a business “Boot Camp” designed to teach law students valuable skills for succeeding in the business world. This unique course, the first of its kind, involved over 200 students during the winter break.   read more

  • 01.09.13 Professor Lisa Smith Comments on Social Media and Ohio Rape Case in the Christian Science Monitor
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    Professor Lisa Smith recently spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the developing role of digital devices and social media in the criminal justice system.  read more

  • 01.08.13 Adjunct Professor Lauren Burke Named to Forbes “30 Under 30” List
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    Forbes has named Adjunct Professor Lauren Burke, to its “30 Under 30: Law and Policy” list. She was recognized for her advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrants and victims of survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.   read more

  • 01.07.13 Professor Brad Borden Discusses Effects of Payroll Tax Increase in Radio Interview
    Bradley Borden

    On January 3, 2013, Professor Brad Borden was a featured guest on the Morning Show radio broadcast of The Voice of Russia: American Edition.  read more

  • 01.04.13 Spreading Holiday Cheer, Public Service Style
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    On November 28, the Public Service Office and BLSPI, in co-sponsorship with Themis Bar Review and the Career Center, hosted an end of year event in support of the Children’s Law Center (CLC), which is dedicated to representing abused and neglected children.   read more

  • 01.04.13 Amgen Case Mooted at Brooklyn Law School; Professor Karmel as Judge and Expert Commentator
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    On November 5, the case of Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement System was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case explored whether materiality must be proved at the class certification stage in a securities fraud case that relies on the fraud-on-the-market theory. At stake is whether the traditional rules for certifying class actions in the securities area will be toughened to make it more difficult for investors to bind together to form class actions.  read more

  • 01.03.13 James Renken ’07 Receives the 2012 Christopher Slattery Young Professional Award
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    On December 5, the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) recognized the immense dedication to pro bono work by James Renken ’07, presenting him with the 2012 Christopher Slattery Young Professional Award.  read more

  • 01.03.13 Federal Bar Association Honors Judge Glasser ’48 and Judge Spatt ’49 for Service During World War II
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    On December 5, at the American Airpower Museum, Hon. I. Leo Glasser '48 and Hon. Arthur D. Spatt '49 were among five federal judges honored by the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District Chapter for their service during World War II. The three other judges honored at the ceremony were Hon. Leonard D. Wexler, Hon. Thomas C. Platt, and Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, who previously taught at Brooklyn Law School.  read more