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    03.13.15 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Appointed By Mayor de Blasio to Rent Guidelines Board
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    K. Sabeel Rahman, who will join the Brooklyn Law School faculty in the coming academic year, has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. The Board determines annual rent adjustments for approximately 1 million apartments across the city subject to the Rent Stabilization Law. He was one of three new appointments to the Board announced by the Mayor on March 12. Rahman previously has served in a variety of advisory roles to New York City government and other organizations on economic and financial regulatory policies.

    Rahman is a Four Freedoms Center Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and he was a Reginald Lewis Fellow at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on law, institutional structure, and democratic participation, with an interest in financial and economic regulation. In addition to his academic scholarship, he works extensively with practitioners and policymakers in the fields of civic engagement and democratic institutional reform.

    He is finalizing a book on how a more participatory view of democracy can provide a response to current concerns about economic inequality and political dysfunction, and he continues to work on academic research papers on democratic participation in the regulatory process, and the intellectual history of legal and normative debates about financial regulation.

    Read more about Professor Rahman in the spring 2014 BLS LawNotes.

    Media coverage:

    The New York Times: De Blasio Names 3 to Rent Board as Annual Fight on Increases Nears

    New York Business Journal: De Blasio names new Rent Board members, stays mum on rent increases

    Crain’s: Mayor's rent-board appointments unnerve landlords

    New York Daily News:Bill de Blasio appoints three members to Rent Guidelines Board, giving the mayor complete control