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  • 07.12.19 Seven New Faculty Members Join Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School

    Seven new full-time faculty members joined Brooklyn Law School on July 1, further strengthening a faculty that already is highly regarded for its scholarly and teaching excellence.

  • 07.12.19 Professor Julian Arato Named to Academic Council of Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    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 appointed by The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) to its prestigious Academic Council.

  • 07.10.19 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Cited in U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Filming of Police
    SCOTUS

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited Professor Jocelyn Simonson’s article, Beyond Body Cameras: Defending a Robust Right to Record the Police, 104 Georgetown Law Journal 1559 (2016), in her dissent to the majority opinion in Nieves v. Bartlett, a case about the constitutional right of civilians to talk back to or film the police in public without fear of retaliatory arrest.

  • 06.18.19 Corporate and Real Estate Clinic Closes $1.03 million Rehabilitation Loan for Lower East Side Building
    Professor Debra Bechtel

    A five-year effort by the Corporate and Real Estate Clinic, led by founder and director  Professor Debra Bechtel, culminated on June 13 when Rayelle Washington ’20 represented a non-profit resident-controlled building owner in a $1.03 million rehabilitation loan closing.

  • 06.17.19 Professor Susan Herman Named to Crain’s 2019 Most Powerful Women List
    Susan Herman

    Crain’s New York Business has once again named Susan Herman, Centennial Professor of Law and president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), one of 50 Most Powerful Women in New York.

  • 06.14.19 Professor Cynthia Godsoe Discusses Teen Sex Statutes on Ipse Dixit Podcast
    Professor Cynthia Godsoe

    Professor Cynthia Godsoe recently appeared on the podcast Ipse Dixit to discuss her article “Recasting Vagueness: The Case of Teen Sex Statutes,” 74 Washington and Lee Law Review 173 (2017). The podcast, which highlights legal scholarship, rel="noopener noreferrer" is produced by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

  • 06.12.19 Professor Jonathan Askin Featured in Law360 Story about “Legal Hacking”
    Professor Jonathan Askin Featured in Law360 Story about “Legal Hacking”

    A recent Law360 story, “How Hackathons Are Helping To Decode The Justice Gap,” prominently featured Professor Jonathan Askin, whom the story credits as a tech law and legal tech pioneer and creator of the first legal hackathon in 2012 at Brooklyn Law School.

  • 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.

  • 04.09.19 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.

  • 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.

  • 03.27.19 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.

  • 03.20.19 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.

  • 03.11.19 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.

  • 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.

  • 02.14.19 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 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.

  • 01.11.19 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 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.