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  • 05.22.19 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 118th Commencement
    Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 118th Commencement

    Brooklyn Law School celebrated its 118th commencement ceremony on May 17 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where 328 J.D. and 21 LL.M. degrees were conferred. The ceremony featured an inspiring address by Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York, who received an honorary degree, and a surprise appearance by U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer.

  • 04.30.19 Brooklyn Law Team Top 32 in the World, Third in General Rounds at Vis Moot in Vienna; Terry Frederic ’19 Named Top Oralist, Rebecca Meyer ’19 Honorable Mention
    Brooklyn Law Team Third in the World at Vis Moot in Vienna; Terry Frederic ’19 Named Top Oralist, Honorable Mention for Rebecca Meyer ’19

    The team from Brooklyn Law School received the third highest score in the General Rounds—the four rounds that determine which teams will advance to the Elimination Rounds—at the 26th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held in Vienna in April, with Terry Frederic ’19 capturing the Martin Domke Award, the top honor for best individual oralist, and Rebecca Meyer ’19 awarded Honorable Mention.

  • 04.30.19 Symposium Examines Incitement Doctrine 100 Years after First Free Speech Case and 50 Years After Brandenburg
    Symposium Examines Incitement Doctrine 100 Years after First Free Speech Case and 50 Years After Brandenburg

    This year marks the centennial of the first U.S. Supreme Court cases giving serious consideration to free speech, decided in response to convictions of dissenters who opposed American participation in World War I and allegedly incited interference with the war effort.

  • 04.26.19 Professor of Law Emeritus Joseph “Joe” Crea ’47 Turns 104
    Professor of Law Emeritus Joseph “Joe” Crea ’47 Turns 104

    Professor of Law Emeritus Joe Crea ‘47, a much beloved faculty member and alumnus, turned 104 on April 26. Crea’s teaching career at the Law School spanned more than six decades, and he taught as recently as 2014.

  • 04.25.19 Professor Miriam Baer Offers Analysis of Mueller Report for Multiple Media Outlets
    Professor Miriam Baer

    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in criminal law and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, provided her analysis on the impact of the U.S. Department of Justice’s release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report to Vox and Politico, and on the program “Airtalk” on Southern California Public Radio and WSNC public radio’s “The Public Morality.” Baer concluded that while President Trump’s supporters can call it an exoneration, the report could provide a road map for impeachment.

  • 04.23.19 In NYU Law Review Article, Professor Bennett Capers Explores Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and Policing in the Year 2044
    Bennett Capers

    What might the future look like in 2044, when the United States is projected to tip from being majority white to majority minority, or in the ensuing years, when people of color also wield the majority of political and economic power? And specifically, what might policing look like? These are the questions Bennett Capers, the Stanley A. August Professor of Law, takes up in his article “Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and Policing in the Year 2044,” recently published as the lead article in the New York University Law Review.

  • 04.16.19 Sixth Annual CUBE Innovators Invitational Draws Teams from Around New York City
    Sixth Annual CUBE Innovators Competition Draws Law School Teams from Around New York City

    At Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) sixth annual Innovators Invitational, student teams from Brooklyn Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Cardozo School of Law, and Cornell Tech competed for $12,000 in prizes.

  • 04.09.19 Professor Julian Arato Elected to the Executive Council of American Society of International Law
    Brooklyn Law School - Assistant Professor of Law Julian Arato

    Professor Julian Arato, Associate Professor of  Law and Co-Director of the Dennis J. Block Center for International Business Law, has been elected to the Executive Council of American Society of International Law (ASIL) for a three-year term.

  • 04.09.19 Professor Aaron Twerski Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette Law School
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    Professor Aaron Twerksi, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law and preeminent authority in the areas of products liability and tort law, was honored by Marquette Law School with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Twerski is a graduate of the law school. The awards program was held April 3.

  • 04.08.19 In New Book Professor Anita Bernstein Examines how Common Law Can Advance Gender Justice
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein, a nationally recognized authority on tort law, feminist jurisprudence, professional responsibility and products liability, has authored a new book, The Common Law Inside the Female Body (Cambridge University Press 2019). Bernstein breaks new ground with her in-depth exploration of U.S. common law through history—focusing on crimes, contracts, torts and property—as a fertile source for strengthening women’s rights and freedoms.

  • 04.05.19 Marty Singer ’77 and Andrew Brettler ’05 Named to Hollywood Reporter’s 2019 Power Lawyer List; Allen Grubman ’67 Named Legal Legend
    Marty Singer ’77 and Andrew Brettler ’05 Named to Hollywood Reporter’s 2019 Power Lawyer List; Allen Grubman ’67 Named Legal Legend

    Hollywood Reporter has named Marty Singer ’77 and Andrew Brettler ’05 of Lavely Singer to its 13th annual Power Lawyers 2019 Top 100 Attorneys list. The magazine selected Allen Grubman ’67, senior partner, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, as a Legal Legend.

  • 03.29.19 In a Texas Law Review article, Professor Miriam Baer Proposes Gradation of Federal Fraud Offenses in White Collar Crime
    Professor Miriam Baer

    In her recent article Sorting Out White-Collar Crime, 97 Texas Law Review 225 (2018), Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in criminal law and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, examines the federal criminal code’s lack of gradation in its fraud offenses.

  • 03.28.19 Chloe Gordils ’19 Honored with Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award
    Chloe Gordils ’19

    Chloe Gordils ’19, Executive Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, was one of 10 law school students nationally to receive the Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award. She was honored for her note, Google, Charlottesville, and the Need to Protect Private Employees’ Political Speech, 84 Brooklyn Law Review 189 (2018). The awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 20.

  • 03.27.19 Professor Miriam Baer Appears on CNN and in Vox, Politico, and Politifact on Mueller Report
    Professor Miriam Baer

    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in criminal law and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, offered her thoughts to CNN, Vox, and Politico on whether Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report was sufficient to exonerate President Donald Trump of wrong-doing. Baer concluded that the report does not exonerate Trump and that, without further details, Barr’s summary is not conclusive.

  • 03.25.19 Professor David Reiss Appointed Chair of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board
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    Professor David Reiss, an expert in Real Estate Finance and Consumer Finance Law and founding director of the Law School’s Community Development Clinic, has been appointed Chair of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

  • 03.21.19 Symposium Brings Together Law and Business Scholars to Examine Trends in Corporate Compliance
    Symposium Brings Together Law and Business Scholars to Examine Trends in Corporate Compliance

    No longer a new or emerging phenomenon, corporate compliance has become an essential component of corporate life. Compliance has become increasingly complex, and its failures can have dramatic consequences for a firm. At the recent symposium, Emerging Trends in Corporate Enforcement and Corporate Compliance, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation and the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law, experts from law schools and business schools explored the critical issues and challenges facing the field and shared their research, knowledge of compliance practice, and diverse perspectives on corporate compliance.

  • 03.20.19 Professor Kate Mogulescu Co-Authors New Report Grading States on Criminal Record Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Law Kate Mogulescu

    Professor Kate Mogulescu, a national expert on human trafficking issues, has co-authored a new report, State Report Cards: Grading Criminal Record Relief Laws for Survivors of Human Trafficking, that rates all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on the effectiveness of their criminal record relief laws for survivors of human trafficking.

  • 03.14.19 Brooklyn Law School Named a Top 50 “Go-To Law School”
    Go-To Law Schools

    Brooklyn Law School has once again been named as one of 50 “Go-To Law Schools” in the nation in an annual ranking that appeared on Law.com, the online arm of The National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal.

  • 03.11.19 Professor Cynthia Godsoe Discusses Sex Crimes in the #MeToo Era at Dean’s Law and Policy Series
    Professor Cynthia Godsoe

    Professor Cynthia Godsoe, an expert on family and criminal law, explored Sex Crimes in the #MeToo Era during the February Dean’s Law & Policy Series program. Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton moderated the discussion.

  • 03.01.19 John Jozkowski ’19 Named 2019 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow
    John Jozkowski ’19 Named 2019 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow

    John Jozkowski ’19 has been selected as a two-year postgraduate Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellow. He will provide legal assistance to immigrants fighting deportation and seeking lawful status and citizenship.

  • 02.27.19 Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York, to Receive Honorary Degree at 118th Commencement
    Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York, to Speak at 118th Commencement

    Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York and the first woman to serve as New York State Attorney General, will address graduates at Brooklyn Law School’s 118th commencement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 17, 2019.

  • 02.22.19 In Visit to the Law School, ABA President Focuses on Improving Wellness in the Legal Profession
    In Visit to the Law School, ABA President Focuses on Improving Wellness in the Legal Profession

    American Bar Association President Bob Carlson visited Brooklyn Law School on Feb. 14 to meet with students, faculty, and staff to explore some of the pressing issues of the practice of law today. Carlson has a special interest in improving law student and lawyer wellness and mental health, and he brought his message to a series of gatherings at the Law School, including a special lunchtime open forum attended by more than 100 students and faculty in the Subotnick Center.

  • 02.19.19 Charles A. Montorio-Archer ’01 Named President and CEO of One Hope United
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    Charles A. Montorio-Archer ’01, a New York nonprofit entrepreneur, child and family advocate, attorney, and author, has been named president and CEO of the Chicago-based One Hope United, one of the oldest and most respected human service nonprofits in the country. Montorio-Archer, the first African American CEO of the 124-year old organization, assumed the leadership position in January following a national search. 

  • 02.17.19 In The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Law360, Professor Jodi Balsam Weighs in on Kaepernick-NFL Settlement
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a sports law expert and former in-house counsel at the National Football League, spoke with multiple media outlets about the settlement between Colin Kaepernick and the NFL. Kaepernick and his former 49ers teammate Eric Reid claimed that teams around the league colluded to penalize them for leading national-anthem protests. The resulting controversy made Kaepernick the face of a broader social justice movement.

  • 02.15.19 Professor William Araiza Advises on Critically Acclaimed Broadway Play, “What the Constitution Means to Me”
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    When Professor William Araiza, a widely published constitutional law scholar, was recently quoted in The New Yorker in a preview of playwright Heidi Schreck’s autobiographical play, “What the Constitution Means to Me,” he demonstrated unique insight into the show. Araiza, as it happens, had served as an adviser to Schreck and her team on the law behind the play, which opens on Broadway in March after a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run.

  • 02.15.19 Brooklyn Law School Honors Distinguished Graduates at Annual Alumni Association Luncheon
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    More than 350 Brooklyn Law School alumni, faculty, trustees, and guests gathered at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, on Feb. 8 for the annual Alumni Association Luncheon. Honored as Alumni of the Year were Hon. Rosalyn Richter ’79, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department; and Professor Linda Feldman '83, founder and past director of Brooklyn Law School’s Academic Success Program. Leslie (Lee) Wellington '13, executive director at Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), was recognized with the Rising Star award.

  • 02.14.19 Professor Minna Kotkin Testifies at Historic New York State Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    Minna Kotkin

    Professor Minna Kotkin, an expert on issues of employment discrimination and sexual harassment and director of the Law School’s Employment Law Clinic, testified before the New York State Legislature on Feb. 13 in a joint Senate and Assembly Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. It was the first public hearing on harassment held by New York lawmakers in nearly 30 years, prompted by an increase in reported incidences of sexual harassment in the workplace and social media and high-profile news reports of sexual harassment allegations that have brought national attention to the issue.

  • 02.07.19 Gail Ennis ’98 Takes Office as Inspector General for the Social Security Administration
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    Gail Ennis ’98 was sworn in as the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) by Acting Commissioner of Social Security Nancy Berryhill on Jan. 29. President Donald Trump nominated Ennis for the position in Oct. 2017, and the Senate confirmed her nomination on Jan. 2.

  • 02.07.19 In the Columbia Law Review and The Nation, Professor Jocelyn Simonson Examines Idea of “The People” in the Criminal Legal System
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    In a recently published article in Columbia Law Review, 119 Columbia Law Review 249 (2019), “The Place of ‘The People’ in Criminal Procedure,” Professor Jocelyn Simonson examined the use of the term “The People” as synonymous with the prosecution in a criminal case, i.e., “The People of the State of X v. John Doe.” The term, which is used in many jurisdictions, Simonson wrote, is problematic because it implies that the prosecution is the neutral party, while defendants are marginalized and excluded.

  • 02.06.19 In New York Law Journal Column, Professor Anita Bernstein and John Crain ’19 Suggest Particularity Pleading to Validate Malpractice Claims
    Anita Bernstein

    In a recent column in a series about legal malpractice in the New York Law Journal, Anita Bernstein, Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law, and John Crain ’19, propose a solution for countering judge-imposed burdens not found in New York Judiciary Law §487, which provides for treble damages in legal malpractice cases when a lawyer’s behavior was particularly egregious.

  • 02.04.19 Professor Jodi Balsam Discusses Regulation of Agents in LawInSport Article, Releases New Textbook
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a sports law expert and former in-house counsel at the National Football League, recently published her first article in LawInSport, an educational platform and global community focused on sport and the law, since being named to the organization’s editorial board in November 2018.

  • 01.31.19 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Kicks Off Spring Dean’s Law and Policy Series by Examining Bail Reform
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    With more than 460,000 people across the United States confined in pre-trial detention on any given day, and Democratic control of the New York State Senate making criminal justice system reform more likely at the state level, Professor Jocelyn Simonson, co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice, addressed the question “What Comes After Money Bail?” during the January Dean’s Law & Policy Series program. Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton moderated the discussion, kicking off the spring 2019 series.

  • 01.25.19 In New York Law Journal, Professor David Reiss and Students Argue Against “Small Business” Bill
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    In a commentary appearing in the Jan. 25 edition of the New York Law Journal, Areeb Been Khan ’20, Robert Levy ’19, and Juliana Malandro ’19, along with Professor David Reiss, argue that the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), currently being debated by the New York City Council, actually contains no protections tailored to small businesses. Instead, the Act would implement a new lease renewal arbitration system that treats all commercial tenancies the same, allowing businesses as large as Amazon to benefit. Consequently, the Act would create a bureaucratic process that works contrary to its stated goals.

  • 01.23.19 PipS Fellow Jared Riser ’18 Featured in U.S. News Story about Legal Assistance to Low-income Tenants
    Scales of justice

    Jared Riser ’18 is featured in a Jan. 22 story in U.S. News highlighting the stubbornly high number of eviction cases across the country and the increasing number of cities offering free attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction as a promising solution. Riser, a Public Interest/Public Service (PipS) Fellow at the Law School who is working with The New York Legal Assistance Group as part of the fellowship program, is  representing Shawn Johnson, a low-income tenant whose story is the focus of the article.

  • 01.11.19 Professor Miriam Baer Discusses Mueller Investigation with CBS News
    Professor Miriam Baer

    Professor Miriam Baer, an expert in criminal law and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, spoke with CBS News about the potential impact of the departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the Mueller investigation, following reports that he is planning to resign in the coming weeks.

  • 01.10.19 Business Boot Camp Equips Law Students for Today’s Global Market
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    Brooklyn Law School held its seventh annual Business Boot Camp, a four-day intensive training program designed to enhance the business and financial savvy of its students and to better meet the needs of today’s evolving global business marketplace, Jan. 7 to 10. Nearly 100 students took part in the popular four-day “mini MBA” winter session course, which is led by Professor Michael Gerber, an internationally recognized expert in bankruptcy law, and presented in collaboration with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and John P. Oswald ’84, President and Chief Executive Officer Capital Trust Group and member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees. The program gives students an opportunity to learn from alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs who serve as speakers, panelists, and participants in breakout sessions. This year, more than 80 alumni participated in the program.

  • 01.10.19 Professor Flora Midwood Joins the Law School as Assistant Director of Academic Success
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    Professor Flora Midwood has joined the Law School as Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program. She will work closely with Professor Shane Dizon, Director of Academic Success, to assess, build, and oversee programs and courses aimed at enhancing students’ academic experience, intellectual engagement, and bar preparedness. She will also direct post-graduate bar preparation programming, and this spring semester, will teach the Pre-Bar Review course for 3Ls.

  • 01.08.19 Professor Neil Cohen featured in the Current Issue of The ALI Reporter
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    Professor Neil Cohen, an expert in international commercial law, is the subject of the Member Spotlight in the winter issue of The ALI Reporter, the quarterly newsletter of the American Law Institute. In a Q&A, Cohen discusses how he first became interested in commercial law, his experience studying and applying the rules and principles of the Uniform Commercial Code, and his work as a reporter on significant ALI projects.

  • 01.07.19 Faculty Share Expertise at AALS Annual Meeting
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    Brooklyn Law School was well represented at the 113th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-6, in New Orleans, which drew thousands of law school faculty, deans, administrators, and scholars from around the country. Led by Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton, who attended the annual Dean’s Meeting at the conference, and Vice Dean Christina Mulligan, a contingent of more than a dozen faculty made the trip to the Crescent City to share their expertise and discuss the latest developments in their respective areas of focus in legal education.