J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
Language and the Law
Trial and Appellate Advocacy
Professor Jim joined the Brooklyn Law School faculty in 2022. His scholarship interests focus on whether traditional methods of teaching legal communication concepts still apply and using technology to better teach today’s law students.
Before joining Brooklyn Law, Professor Jim spent four years at Albany Law School, where he taught legal communication and research as well as criminal justice courses. The 2021 graduating class awarded him the Friend of the Class Award. And in 2020, the Moot Court Board awarded him the Justina Cintron Perino award for service and dedication to the moot court program.
Professor Jim has practiced law in the public and private sectors. He served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he defended state agencies and state employees in federal and state courts, focusing primarily on constitutional law, civil rights, employment discrimination, and administrative law. In 2017, the New York State Attorney General awarded Professor Jim a Louis J. Lefkowitz Award for outstanding performance as a member of the defense team in a major First Amendment case. While at the Attorney General’s Office, he co-created the Attorney General Litigation Bureau Apprenticeship at Albany Law School.
Professor Jim has also served an associate attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, where he practiced commercial, tort, and estate litigation. Immediately after law school, Professor Jim completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Neal P. McCurn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Professor Jim is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was the Form and Accuracy Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. His student note, “Over-Kill”: The Ramifications of Applying New York’s Anti-Terrorism Statute Too Broadly, 60 Syracuse L. Rev. 639 (2010), was cited by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court in People v. Morales, 86 A.D.3d 147, 924 N.Y.S.2d 62 (1st Dept.-App. Div. 2011).
After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in public administration from American University, Professor Jim served as an aide to former U.S. Congressman Jim Turner and a researcher at the National Academy of Public Administration.Publications