In the past months, we have found ourselves living through world-changing events that will affect the way we live for both the immediate future and the long term, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the mass protests in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.
Dean Michael T. Cahill sits down with members of the Brooklyn Law School faculty to discuss the legal ramifications of our responses to the current moment, and envision what the world may look like in 2021 and beyond.
Episode 16. Authority and Humility: Female Leaders' Response to COVID
Oct 06, 2020
Professor Anita Bernstein
looks at the characteristics that make a good leader during uncertain times.
Episode 15. Restoring the Rule of Law: Voter Suppression, Election Administration, and Legitimacy
Sep 16, 2020
Professor Sabeel Rahman
, president of Demos, discusses the many challenges to democracy we are currently facing, such as voter suppression and election administration, and how we might rebuild from them.
Episode 14. New York City Real Estate: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Sep 04, 2020
Deborah Riegel '93, partner at Rosenberg and Estis, talks about the current state of the New York City real estate market and why, despite naysayers, she's positive the city will come back.
Episode 13. Crisis at the Border, of Health and Humanity
Aug 25, 2020
Professors Maryellen Fullerton
and Stacy Caplow
discuss how an already desperate situation for asylum seekers at the borders has been further exacerbated by the pandemic.
Episode 12. The 2020 Election Year: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Aug 13, 2020
Professor Wilfred Codrington III
expounds on the particular difficulties of managing a contentious presidential election in the midst of a pandemic.
Episode 11. Reform from Within: The Emerging Role of the Progressive Prosecutor
Jul 28, 2020
Professor Cynthia Godsoe
explains how prison populations are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and what progressive prosecutors are doing to help.
Episode 10. White Collar Crime: Conspiracy and Fraud during a Pandemic
Jul 16, 2020
Professor Miriam Baer
discusses the types of fraud and white collar crime that crises can trigger, including the fomenting of long-term criminal activities.
Episode 9. The Cost of Crises: Grappling with International Tax Issues
Jul 10, 2020
Professor Steven Dean
explains why global digital companies pay little to no tax, and how economic fallout from the pandemic could force the issue.
Episode 8. From Bail Funds to Police Reform: Crisis as Catalyst
Jul 01, 2020
Professor Jocelyn Simonson
takes on the most pressing issues of criminal law: police reform, bail funds, and the critical problem of prisons in a pandemic.
Episode 7. Technology, Healthcare, and the Privacy Dilemma
Jun 15, 2020
Professor Frank Pasquale
looks at how technology and the use of big data create concerns for the balance between public health and privacy.
Episode 6. Learning to Adapt: Attorney Mental Wellness During Changing Times
Jun 10, 2020
Professor Heidi K. Brown
discusses the pandemic’s effect on attorney mental health, and how students and practitioners alike need to adapt to changing needs.
Episode 5. Protests and Policing: Protecting Civil Liberties
Jun 05, 2020
Professor Susan Herman
, President of the ACLU, discusses the unique set of civil liberties and health law challenges posed by the current wave of protests, and offers historical context.
Episode 4. Managing the Arena: Sports in a Post-Pandemic World
Jun 02, 2020
Brooklyn Law School Professor Jodi Balsam
delves into the myriad legal issues arising from the postponement of professional and amateur sports seasons, and when and how they might realistically come back.
Episode 3. From AIDS to COVID-19: Managing Public Health Crises
May 28, 2020
Professor Karen Porter
looks at current government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to past public health crises.
Episode 2. The Ripple Effect in Real Estate
May 20, 2020
Professor David Reiss
examines the current legal challenges faced by commercial and residential tenants, landlords, and many other real estate-related entities.
Episode 1. The Lending Clause that Could Decimate Small Businesses Post-COVID-19
May 08, 2020
Professor Robin Effron
to discuss how “confession of judgment clauses” in loan agreements could decimate small businesses already facing economic challenges post-COVID-19.
Stay tuned for upcoming episodes exploring the impact of the pandemic on real estate, law student and lawyer mental wellness, the criminal justice system, sports, international trade, the U.S. financial system, employment law and workers' rights, and more.