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    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.

    Midwood joins the faculty of Brooklyn Law School from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she taught for three years as an Adjunct Professor of Law. She worked closely with the Director of Academic Support and the Director of Legal Writing to develop a pre-bar writing program and a 2L doctrinal course emphasizing legal writing skills and aimed at facilitating bar passage.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Flora to our Academic Success team,” said Dizon, who joined the Law School last year upon the retirement of Professor Linda Feldman, the creator and longtime director of the program. “She brings a high level of innovation in curricular design to both law school classrooms and bar preparation environments, as well as a genuine passion for working closely with students. Her addition to the faculty demonstrates Brooklyn Law School’s firm commitment to providing impactful resources to our students to help them succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and beyond.”

    “Brooklyn Law School has a wonderful, lively atmosphere, and I am honored to join such a vibrant community of faculty, administration, and students,” said Midwood. “Shane’s plan for developing Brooklyn’s Academic Success Program is ambitious and impressive. Coupled with his dedication and wealth of knowledge in this field, I believe it ensures an even brighter future for the school.”

    Midwood said she also looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the stellar faculty in the Law School’s nationally recognized Legal Writing Program.

    Originally trained as a musician and singer, Midwood worked with the Center for Art Law, an art and cultural heritage law research nonprofit in Brooklyn, before teaching, and she continues to perform occasionally at local venues.