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    06.24.15 Professor I. Bennett Capers Awarded Stanley A. August Chair
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers has been awarded the Stanley A. August Chair in recognition of his excellence in teaching and scholarship. This endowed professorship was made possible by Dr. Stanley August ’83, who attended Brooklyn Law School while practicing medicine as a pediatrician. He passed away in 2013 and, as part of his estate, he made provisions to establish this new chair.

    Professor Capers is a highly respected expert and prolific writer on criminal law and procedure, as well as evidence law. He has published articles and essays in numerous top law reviews, including the California Law Review (twice), Fordham Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review (twice), Indiana Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Washington University Law Review. A highly regarded teacher, in 2015, he was named by the student body as the academic year’s “best professor.”

    “The Stanley A. August Chair is clear recognition of Professor Capers’ outstanding scholarship and dedication to Brooklyn Law School students,” said Dean Nick Allard. “He exemplifies our extraordinary faculty, and we take great pride in his accomplishments.”

    “I am honored and privileged to be the recipient of this new chair,” Professor Capers said, “especially given Stanley A. August’s commitment to teaching, scholarship, and giving back to the law school.  And I am extremely grateful to Dean Allard for his continuing generosity and leadership.”

    Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School, Professor Capers taught at Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and where he received the 2006–07 Teacher of the Year Award and the 2009 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication.

    Professor Capers is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an appointed member of the AALS Committee on Professional Development, an appointed member of the New York State Judicial Screening Committee, and an appointed member of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board.

    Read more about Professor Capers.