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  • 12.15.11 Professor James Fanto on the Cost of Financial Industry Self-Regulation
    James Fanto

    A recent study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concluded that self-regulatory organizations that examine investment advisors may actually cost twice as much as enhanced examination programs performed through the Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC).

  • 12.13.11 Barry Salzberg ’77 Honored at Inaugural Robert B. Catell Awards Dinner for Civic Leadership
    Barry Salzberg
    On December 6, Brooklyn Law School honored Barry Salzberg ’77, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited, and eight individuals for their commitment and service to their respective communities, at its inaugural Robert B. Catell Awards Dinner for Civic Leadership.
  • 12.09.11 Thomas Curtin ’11 Named National Finalist in American Constitution Society National Student Writing Competition
    Thomas Curtin

    Thomas Curtin ’11, a first-year associate in the Financial Restructuring Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, was named a National Finalist in the Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition run by the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 12.09.11 Homeless Appellate Rights Project (HARP) Introduces New Pro Bono Project

    On October 18, the Homeless Appellate Rights Project (HARP) presented its new pro bono project for BLS students interested in becoming involved in homeless rights advocacy.

  • 12.06.11 Professor David Reiss Comments on the Rise of Credit Card Usage in Forbes
    David Reiss

    Although major banks are pleased with the renewed trend of credit card usage over debit cards, the Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) seeks to educate consumers on the potential dangers of high credit card balances.

  • 12.05.11 Professor Steven Dean on Tax Deregulation
    Steven Dean

    The focus of Professor Steven Dean’s most recent article, “Tax Deregulation,” in the NYU Law Review, sounds pretty straightforward.

  • 12.05.11 LAW and OUTLaws Co-Host Discussion on Race, Class, Sexual Orientation, and Domestic Abuse

    On October 13, LAW and OUTLaws co-hosted “Mapping Dimensions of Abuse,” a discussion exploring the roles of race, class, culture, and sexual orientation in domestic violence.

  • 12.05.11 Professor Lisa Smith Comments on Child Sex Abuse Scandals in Philadelphia Inquirer
    lisa smith

    In light of recent child sex abuse scandals about the former coaches at Pennsylvania State University and Syracuse University, Professor Lisa Smith, an expert in domestic violence and sex crimes, spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about the importance of reporting abuse.

  • 11.30.11 Professor Neil Cohen Leads Group to Prepare Uniform Commercial Code Report
    Neil Cohen

    On November 14, the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code (PEB) issued its report, “Application of the Uniform Commercial Code to Selected Issues Relating to Mortgage Notes.”

  • 11.30.11 Animal Rights: Property or Legal Personhood?
    Steven Wise

    On November 11, the Brooklyn Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (BLS SALDF) hosted a dinner with Professor Steven Wise of Vermont Law School, who gave a passionate lecture about the nonhuman animal rights movement.

  • 11.28.11 BLS-ACLU Addresses International Law in U.S. Courts

    The BLS-ACLU recently hosted Steven Watt, senior staff attorney at the ACLU Human Rights Program, to discuss the function of international law in U.S. courts.

  • 11.22.11 City Council Speaker Quinn Addresses Reproductive Justice Issues in New York
    Christine Quinn

    On November 9, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Marjana Banzil, Director of Dr. Emily Women’s Health Center, spoke to students about reproductive justice issues in New York, including the legal and practical challenges women continue to face long after abortion was legalized in 1973.

  • 11.21.11 Spotlight on Federalist Society Student Events

    Among the 40 student organizations at the Law School, the Federalist Society has put together an active roster of programs to facilitate discussion among students.

  • 11.21.11 William Hellerstein Honored by The Legal Aid Society
    William Hellerstein

    Professor Emeritus William Hellerstein, who retired in the fall of 2010 after 25 years of service to the Law School, was honored by the Legal Aid Society at its 40th anniversary Prisoner’s Rights Project reception held on November 15th at offices of Davis Polk and Wardwell.

  • 11.21.11 Adam Blander '13 Wins National Law Review Student Writing Competition
    Adam Blander

    Adam Blander ’13 has won The National Law Review (NLR) Winter 2011 Student Legal Writing Contest for his note, “Ford Motor Credit Company v. Chesterfield County: Reading Constitutional Fairness And Supply Side Economics Into The Virginia Tax Code,” a topic about which he wrote for a Brooklyn Law Review competition.

  • 11.18.11 Professor Robin Effron on Wal-Mart v. Dukes in Westlaw Journal Expert Commentary Series
    Robin Effron

    In a recent Westlaw Journal Expert Commentary Series, Professor Robin Effron discussed the impact of Wal-Mart v. Dukes on commonality in class action cases.

  • 11.16.11 Professor David Reiss Comments on High Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Executive Salaries in the International Business Times
    David Reiss

    One day after Congress suspended the compensation packages of top executives at companies that received federal bailout funds, representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac defended their high salaries.

  • 11.15.11 Professor Rebecca Kysar’s Scholarship is Referenced in The Atlantic
    rebecca kysar

    A recent op-ed in The Atlantic explores how the propsal to sunset all federal regulations by Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry would actually affect legislation.

  • 11.14.11 Visiting Scholar Presents Paper on the U.K.’s Initiative to Foster Financial Stewardship at IBL Economic Law Forum
    IBL Forum

    International Business Law (IBL) Fellows regularly meet to hear form experts in the field of financial regulation and reporting.

  • 11.14.11 Sparer Fellows Discuss the Inequity of Criminal Justice Debt

    Every month, Edward V. Sparer fellows attend a lunch to hear from speakers about public interest law.

  • 11.14.11 Professor David Reiss Comments on the Influence of Wall Street on Municipal Bankruptcies
    David Reiss

    In a recent article, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explored the differences between Wall Street-engineered upgrades to water and sewer systems in Atlanta and Birmingham.

  • 11.14.11 Professor Jason Mazzone Discusses New Book Copyfraud on TorrentFreak Blog
    Jason Mazzone

    In an article for the popular tech blog, TorrentFreak, Professor Jason Mazzone discussed his new book Copyfraud, which explores the abuses of intellectual property law by copyright owners claiming more rights than they are legally given.

  • 11.10.11 Colin Hedrick ’13 Awarded LeGal’s Judicial Internship Fellowship
    Colin Hedrick

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of New York (LeGal) selected Colin Hedrick ’13 as a 2011 fellow of the Dr. M.L. "Hank" Henry Jr. Fund for Judicial Internships Program.

  • 11.10.11 National Jurist Ranks BLS Among Top Law Schools for Externships

    The National Jurist ranked Brooklyn Law School seventh in the nation among law schools that offer externships.

  • 11.08.11 Brooklyn Named the “Coolest City on the Planet”

    Located at the intersection of Brooklyn Heights’ beautiful historic district, the Brooklyn Civic Center, and downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Law School has long been at the heart of a distinctive legal, cultural, social, and visually stunning neighborhood, and is one that draws visitors from around the world.

  • 11.08.11 Foreign-Trained Lawyers Bring Excitement and Diversity via New LL.M. Program
    LLM Program

    Brooklyn Law School’s new LL.M. program was recently ranked in The New York Law Journal Reader Rankings as the second best program in New York.

  • 11.07.11 Erin Shinneman ’11 Places Second in Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
    Erin Shinneman

    Erin Shinneman ’11, a first-year associate in the commercial litigation group at Chadbourne & Parke, placed second in the 18th annual Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation’s Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing Competition.

  • 11.02.11 Fred Feingold ’69 Makes Tax Law Come Alive at International Economic Forum
    Fred Feingold

    International business law (IBL) students had the opportunity to hear from Fred Feingold ’69, senior partner at Feingold & Alpert and international tax law expert, on a range of issues related to tax law at a recent international economic forum sponsored by the Dennis J. Block Center for International Business Law.

  • 11.02.11 BLS-ACLU and Muslim Law Student Association Co-Host Discussion on NYPD’s Mosque Surveillance

    Brooklyn Law School’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Brooklyn Muslim Law Student Association co-hosted an event in response to a recent Associated Press (AP) investigation that found that the NYPD had gathered domestic intelligence in Muslim communities in ways that would violate civil liberties.

  • 11.02.11 Public Service Office Introduces Students to Public Defenders to Learn More About Defense Work

    On October 10, Scott Ruplinger ‘10, a staff attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), and Adam Heyman of the Legal Aid Society (LAS), spoke at a Public Service Office event designed to introduce students public defense work and how to apply for internships and jobs.

  • 11.01.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Compares Occupy Wall Street Movement to Digital Startups
    Jonathan Askin

    In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Jonathan Askin defends the fluid and catch-all message of the Occupy Wall Street movement, comparing it to the modern format of digital startups.

  • 10.26.11 Graduates and Students Participate in BLS Mentoring Program, Forge New Partnerships

    On October 11, Brooklyn Law School held its 19th Annual Mentor Program Reception at Duane Morris LLP. Partners at the firm, Michael Grohman ’83, a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, and Fred Cohen ’67, a member of the Board of Trustees were gracious hosts.

  • 10.26.11 Bowen Ranney ’11 Argues Case Before Second Circuit Court of Appeals
    photo of student and professor

    Bowen (“Bo”) Ranney ‘11 recently graduated from Law School, but his work with Professor Ursula Bentele’s Capital Defender and Habeas Clinic wasn’t finished.

  • 10.24.11 The Lawyers Weekly Discusses Professor Lawrence Solan's Article on Insurance Policy Interpretation
    Larry Solan

    In a recent issue, Canadian legal magazine The Lawyers Weekly compared insurance policy interpretation practices in Canada versus the United States.

  • 10.20.11 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses the SEC and Proxy Access in New York Law Journal Op-Ed
    photo of a professor

    In an op-ed for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel urges the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to allow corporations to handle all proxy access.

  • 10.14.11 Brooklyn Law School Alumni Among Top New York Super Lawyers
    Gerald Shargel

    Three hundred and twenty-six Brooklyn Law School graduates were recognized in the annual New York Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, which featured Gerald Shargel ‘69 on the cover.

  • 10.14.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on "Occupy Wall Street" and the "What If?" Generation in Huffington Post Op-Ed
    Jonathan Askin

    In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Jonathan Askin discusses how the "Occupy Wall Street" protests spreading across the nation is an accurate reflection of the digital age.

  • 10.14.11 U.S. Customs Commissioner Alan Bersin Gives the Ira M. Belfer Lecture: Discusses the Challenges of Border Protection in a Post-9/11 World
    Alan Bersin

    On October 6, Alan Bersin, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security, gave the Ira M. Belfer Lecture at Brooklyn Law School, addressing the challenges his department faces in a post-9/11 world.

  • 10.13.11 Newly-Created Pro Bono Project, FLAG, Offers Assistance to Foreclosed Homeowners
    flag pro bono

    Nathan Wilson ’12, a former chef and carpenter, was an intern with the Volunteer Lawyers Project in their Foreclosure Prevention Program when he was struck by the lack of information given to homeowners facing foreclosure. “There was this huge information gap,” he said.

  • 10.13.11 Amy Hsieh ’11 Wins Georgetown University Law Center’s Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship to Practice Policy Work on Behalf Women Living with HIV/AIDS
    Amy Hsieh

    Amy Hsieh ’11 was awarded the prestigious Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship from Georgetown University Law Center, the first for a Brooklyn Law School graduate. The fellowship is designed to provide professional development opportunities for attorneys who are dedicated to using their legal talents to advance women’s rights. Through this fellowship, Hsieh will advocate on behalf of women living with HIV/AIDS in international communities by working at the public interest organization, ICW Global (International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS).

  • 10.13.11 Professor Effron to Present Paper on Procedural Reform at AALS Annual Meeting
    Robin Effron

    Professor Robin Effron’s forthcoming paper, The Shadow Rules of Joinder, was chosen to be presented at the AALS Civil Procedure Section Panel to be held in Washington D.C. in January, 2012.

  • 10.13.11 American Constitution Society Addresses the Execution of Troy Davis
    Troy Davis Panel

    On October 5th, the American Constitution Society (ACS) hosted a discussion about the controversial execution of Troy Davis. Despite serious doubts being raised over the soundness of his conviction, Davis, 42, was executed by lethal injection on September 21 for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer.

  • 10.13.11 New York Law Journal Readers Rank BLS LL.M. Program Second Best
    LLM Program

    Brooklyn Law School’s new LL.M. program was voted “Best general LL.M. program” behind Columbia University in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings.

  • 10.12.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on "Occupy Wall Street" Protests in the Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    In a recent article, the Christian Science Monitor examines how social media became a driving force for the growth and spread of "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations.

  • 10.10.11 Professor Mazzone Publishes New Book, Copyfraud, Addresses Overly Broad Claims to Intellectual Property Rights
    Graphic of Program Music and Copyright A Panel Discussion Featuring George Clinton

    “Intellectual property law in the United States does not work well and it needs to be reformed,” Professor Jason Mazzone argues in his new book, Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law, published by Stanford University Press.

  • 10.07.11 Brooklyn Law School Hosts Philosophy and Linguistics Law Series

    Brooklyn Law School will host a series of interdisciplinary talks from October 10-20, 2011 focused on how linguistics and philosophy intersect with the interpretation of the law. Drawing on the expertise of distinguished scholars in the area, the Center for Law Language and Cognition and the Philosophy and Linguistics Society (PLS) will co-host a series of talks designed to address cutting edge issues in this area of law.

  • 10.05.11 Puichun (Jane) Li ’12 Wins NYC Bar’s Diversity Essay Competition
    Jane Li

    Brooklyn Law School congratulates Jane Li ’12 on her first place essay in the Michael Oshima Diversity Law Student Essay Competition of the New York City Bar Committee on Minorities in the Profession.

  • 10.05.11 Ilan Wong, ’12 Receives NYS Bar Internship to work at FINRA
    Ilan Wong

    This past summer, Ilan Wong ’12, had the opportunity to work at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), through the New York State Bar Association’s Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program.

  • 10.05.11 IBL Panel Addresses Challenges Global Corporations Face in a Post Dodd-Frank Era
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    On September 14, IBL Fellows and legal practitioners had the opportunity to hear from three distinguished panelists about the challenges global corporations face post Dodd-Frank at a Breakfast Roundtable hosted by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law.

  • 10.05.11 Brooklyn Law School Faculty Address Civil Liberty Violations Ten Years after 9/11
    image of flyer

    On September 15th, faculty, students, and members of the New York City legal community gathered to discuss the War on Terror’s effect on civil liberties and the erosion of American democracy at a panel discussion entitled “Ten Years of 9/11.”

  • 10.04.11 Professor Adam Kolber Defends Memory-Dampening Drugs in USA Today
    photo of a professor

    USA Today explores the ongoing debate over memory-dampening drugs, which proponents argue will help millions of people with post-traumatic stress disorders, including veterans and assault victims.

  • 10.04.11 Professor Derek Bambauer on Soft and Hard Censorship
    professor baumbauer

    On Technology Liberation Front's weekly podcast, Professor Derek Bambauer discussed his article Orwell's Armchair, forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review.

  • 09.29.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
    Jonathan Askin

    With the forthcoming merger of telecom giants AT&T and T-Mobile, Dish Network Corp. has been pressing the Federal Communications Commission to investigate whether the buyout would create threats to competition.

  • 09.29.11 Professor Susan Herman Interviewed on NY1 About Her New Book
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman was interviewed by NY1 to discuss her new book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy.

  • 09.27.11 Professor David Reiss Discusses Disputes Between Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Wall Street in the National Law Journal
    David Reiss

    The ongoing battle of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac against Wall Street banks continues as the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) files 18 lawsuits against financial institutions that sold $200 billion worth of securities to the two mortgage giants.

  • 09.20.11 Professor Derek Bambauer Discusses "Good" Computer Hacking in CQ Researcher
    professor baumbauer

    In a recent report, CQ Researcher explored how businesses and government security officials are beginning to hire "good" hackers, who may be able to counter attacks by cybercriminals.

  • 09.20.11 Professor Adam Kolber on Italian Earthquake Manslaughter Trial on LiveScience
    photo of a professor

    American geologists are closely watching the trial of six Italian scientists and one government official who have been charged with manslaughter for not warning the public enough about an impending earthquake in 2009 that killed over 300 people.

  • 09.18.11 Professor David Reiss Comments on CFPB in Crain's New York
    David Reiss

    As the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) comes into effect, small business owners grow worried about how the new agency will influence business.

  • 09.16.11 New York Southern District Courts Enlist Brooklyn Law Students for Employment Discrimination Mediations

    In order to alleviate a growing number of mediations, the New York Southern District Courts have enlisted students from Brooklyn Law School, as well as New York Law School and Seton Hall Law School, to represent about 20 employment discrimination plaintiffs in court-referred mediations.

  • 09.15.11 Professor Joel Gora Presents at Cato Institute's Constitution Day
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora spoke at a panel for the Cato Institute's annual Constitution Day Symposium entitled, "Elections, Video Games, Scholarships: Another Big Year for the First Amendment."

  • 09.15.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on Google's "Patent Arsenal"
    Jonathan Askin

    Google continues to develop its "patent arsenal," acquiring over a thousand patents to maintain a competitive edge against other tech companies.

  • 09.14.11 Sean M. Ryan '92 Elected Assemblyman for New York's 144th District
    image of flyer

    In a landslide special election, Sean M. Ryan '92 was chosen as the new assemblyman for New York state's 144th District in Buffalo.

  • 09.14.11 Ten Years Later, 9/11 Op-Ed by Professor Roberta Karmel in the New York Law Journal Still Rings True
    photo of a professor

    In 2001, one month after the 9/11 attacks, Professor Roberta Karmel commented on how the tragedy would affect Wall Street in an op-ed for the New York Law Journal.

  • 09.09.11 Professor Susan Herman Argues the "War on Terror" Erodes Democracy in Her New Book, Taking Liberties
    Susan Herman

    In Taking Liberties, Professor Susan Herman argues that the government’s post-9/11 antiterrorist tactics, including provisions of the USA Patriot Act, have victimized innocent Americans and have the potential to harm many more.

  • 09.09.11 Professor David Reiss Discusses the History of Finance in a Westlaw Journal Op-Ed
    David Reiss

    In an op-ed for the Westlaw Journal Expert Commentary Series, Professor David Reiss discusses the recent history of American finance, which he argues many politicians and Wall Street figures forget when negotiating policies.

  • 09.06.11 Professor David Reiss Quoted on GSEs in The New American
    David Reiss

    In a recent article on the federal government's plan to help struggling homeowners, The New American discusses the problems with government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that privatize profits and socialize losses.

  • 07.17.11 Larry Silverstein '55 Profiled by Crain's New York
    Larry Silverstein

    Crain's New York recently interviewed Larry Silverstein '55, the developer overseeing the rebuilding the World Trade Center.

  • 07.15.11 Professor Lawrence Solan Cited by Courts
    Larry Solan

    The Don Forchelli Professor of Law Lawrence Solan’s scholarship and research has been cited by three courts.

  • 07.14.11 Professor David Reiss Speaks to Business News Network on Ratings Agencies
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss was a recent guest on Headline, on Canada's Business News Network.

  • 07.13.11 Professor Bradley Borden on Rising Unemployment in the Huffington Post
    Bradley Borden

    In a recent article for the Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden explores the correlation between small government and rising unemployment.

  • 07.08.11 Professor Joel Gora on Citizens United at Center for Competitive Politics
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora, an academic advisor at the Center for Competitive Politics, discussed the controversial Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allowed corporations to financially support political candidates.

  • 07.07.11 Professor Bradley Borden Discusses Jon Huntsman in Huffington Post Op-Ed
    Bradley Borden

    In his regular column for the Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden discusses Jon Huntsman, a possible Republican presidential candidate who is a practicing Mormon.

  • 07.06.11 Professor Susan Herman Interviewed by Thought Economics Blog
    Susan Herman

    Thought Economics, a blog that publishes one on one interviews with the some of the most influential people around the world, spoke with Professor Susan Herman in a post on the leading experts on justice.

  • 07.01.11 Professor Derek Bambauer Profiled in The West Virginia Record
    Derek Bambauer

    The West Virginia Record recently profiled Professor Derek Bambauer, who once used the contract dispute of Rich Rodriguez as a teaching example for a Contracts course.

  • 07.01.11 Professor Gerald Shargel on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn Case in The Daily Beast
    Gerald Shargel

    In an op-ed for The Daily Beast, Professor Gerald Shargel outlines the events surrounding the sex-crime allegedly committed by director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

  • 07.01.11 Cody Carlson ‘13 Receives Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship
    Cody Carlson

    Cody Carlson ’13 was awarded the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship.

  • 07.01.11 Catherine Frizell '12 Awarded Education Pioneers Fellowship
    Catherine Frizell

    BLS congratulates Catherine Frizell ‘12 for her selection as an Education Pioneers Fellow for Summer 2011.

  • 07.01.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses President Obama's Re-Election Campaign on ABC News
    Jonathan Askin

    In ABC News' coverage of President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, several experts are evaluating his progress to date compared to this point in 2007.

  • 06.30.11 The National Law Journal Features Op-Ed on Class Actions by Professor Robin Effron
    Robin Effron

    In a recent op-ed for The National Law Journal, Professor Robin Effron discussed the implications of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, a class action suit involving 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees who claimed salary discrimination.

  • 06.28.11 Professor Derek Bambauer Discusses International Internet Censorship
    Derek Bambauer

    In light of the social media-supported revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, experts, including executives at Google, are anticipating a rise in online censorship around the world.

  • 06.24.11 Professor Gerald Shargel on Tort Reform Documentary in Daily Beast Op-Ed
    Gerald Shargel

    In an op-ed for The Daily Beast, Professor Gerald Shargel reviews the new documentary Hot Coffee, about those who seek to reform tort policy.

  • 06.23.11 Professor Claire Kelly Publishes New Article on the Financial Crisis
    Claire Kelly

    Professor Claire Kelly’s new article, Financial Crisis and Civil Society (11 CHI. J. INT'L. L. 505 (2011)) is one of several in a series of articles that she has written about international organizations and financial and commercial law.

  • 06.21.11 Brooklyn Law School Launches Trade Secrets Institute
    trade secrets logo

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the formation of the Trade Secrets Institute, an initiative of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law.

  • 06.20.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses Impact of President Obama's Twitter in the Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    As Republican presidential hopefuls take more and more advantage of social media, President Obama's Twitter account has been posting messages signed "-BO" that are personally written by the president, as opposed to staffers.

  • 06.20.11 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Professor Emeritus Jerry Leitner
    Jerome Leitner

    Professor Emeritus Jerry Leitner, a beloved colleague, teacher, and friend, died on June 17, 2011.

  • 06.16.11 Brooklyn Law School Announces New International Human Rights Fellows

    Brooklyn Law School recently announced the selection of four students as International Human Rights Fellows for the summer of 2011.

  • 06.16.11 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Investment Adviser SRO in the New York Law Journal
    Roberta Karmel

    In her New York Law Journal column "Securities Regulation," Professor Roberta Karmel discusses whether investment advisers might find incentives in forming an self-regulatory organizations (SRO).

  • 06.13.11 Professor Bradley Borden Discusses Raising Taxes on the Very Wealthy in the Huffington Post
    Bradley Borden

    In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden explores the disconnect between arguments in Congress over taxes and the many offers of millionaires willing to pay higher taxes.

  • 06.11.11 Former Head of Ticketmaster Fredric D. Rosen '69 Profiled by The New York Times
    Alumni in the News

    Former head of Ticketmaster, Fredric D. Rosen '69 was profiled by The New York Times for his newest business venture--cutting out sports and concert event middlemen, such as Ticketmaster.

  • 06.09.11 Professor Jonathan Askin's Huffington Post Op-Ed Discusses the Possible Effects of Too Much Media v. Hale
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin's recent op-ed in the Huffington Post explored the possible aftermath of Too Much Media v. Hale.

  • 06.08.11 Professor James Fanto on "Pre-Marketing" on Bloomberg
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto commented to Bloomberg on the recent "pre-marketing" of Sino-Forest Corp. by Muddy Waters Research to various hedge funds.

  • 06.07.11 Lindsey A. Zahn ’12 Wins Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
    Lindsay Zahn

    Lindsey A. Zahn ’12 has won the Trandafir International Business Writing Competition for her note, Australia Corked its Champagne and So Should We: Enforcing Stricter Protection for Semi-Generic Wines in the United States.

  • 06.07.11 Brooklyn Law School 2011 Commencement
    Commencement 2011

    On June 6, Brooklyn Law School held its 110th commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.

  • 06.01.11 Professor Lisa Smith Defines Cyberstalking on Internet Evolution
    Lisa Smith

    Professor Lisa Smith's definition of stalking was referenced in an Internet Evolution article that explored potential remedies for cyberstalking.

  • 05.31.11 Professor Bill Araiza on the Legality of Hipster Discrimination
    Professor Bill Araiza

    The Brooklyn Paper took a humorous look at several examples of apparent "hipster discrimination" that have occurred this year.

  • 05.27.11 Media Post Recommends Professor Jane Yakowitz's "The Tragedy of the Data Commons"
    Jane Yakowitz

    Media Post blog "Behavioral Insider" praised Professor Jane Yakowitz's forthcoming article, "The Tragedy of the Data Commons."

  • 05.27.11 Professor Gerald Shargel Discusses Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the New York Times' Room for Debate
    Gerald Shargel

    Professor Gerald Shargel contributed to the New York Times' Room for Debate discussion on how international publicity will affect the trial of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker.

  • 05.26.11 Professor Stacy Caplow Calls for New Lawyers to Assist Poor Immigrants in National Law Journal Op-ed
    Stacy Caplow

    In "What about an Immig-Corps?", an op-ed published in the National Law Journal, Professor Stacy Caplow discusses the dearth of lawyers for immigrants facing deportation.

  • 05.25.11 Business Law Panel Addresses Expert Networks Used by Hedge Funds
    hedge fund discussion

    With more than 40 student organizations at the Law School the range of student programming is broad. On any given day students are hosting academics and practitioners to discuss timely and relevant legal topics.

  • 05.23.11 Barry Salzberg '77 & Martin D. Singer '77 Profiled in The New York Times

    Brooklyn Law School has produced countless alumni who have found great success in their fields. Two accomplished members of the class of 1977 were featured in The New York Times Sunday Business edition.

  • 05.23.11 Professor Jane Yakowitz Discusses Theory of "Data Commons" in The Boston Globe
    Jane Yakowitz

    Professor Jane Yakowitz discussed the concept of "data commons"—which she explores in her forthcoming Harvard Journal of Law & Technology article "Tragedy of Data Commons"—with the Boston Globe in a recent profile.

  • 05.19.11 Professor Derek Bambauer's "Conundrum" Praised on Jotwell
    Derek Bambauer

    Professor Derek Bambauer's article "Conundrum" was identified on Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) as one of the best works of recent scholarship in Cyberlaw.

  • 05.19.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses the FCC's Revolving Door Policy
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin spoke with about the most recent example of the FCC's apparent revolving door.

  • 05.19.11 NYSBA Awards President's Pro-Bono Service Award to BLS' Student Group CLARO
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    On May 2, 2011 the New York State Bar Association presented its annual service awards at a Law Day luncheon to 20 recipients of its 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Awards.

  • 05.18.11 David Shapiro ’12 Awarded Equal Justice America Fellowship for Second Consecutive Year
    David Shapiro

    For the second time in his Law School career, David A. Shapiro ’12 has been awarded an Equal Justice America fellowship.

  • 05.18.11 Professor Lawrence Solan Publishes New Book: The Language of Statutes
    Larry Solan

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce the recent publication of Professor Lawrence Solan’s book, The Language of Statutes.

    The Language of Statutes: Laws and their Interpretation (University of Chicago Press) joins learning from law, linguistics, and cognitive science to illuminate the fundamental issues and problems in this highly contested area. In the book, Solan argues that statutory interpretation is alive, well, and not in need of the major overhaul that many have suggested. Rather, he suggests, the majority of people understand their rights and obligations most of the time. The difficulty, Solan explains, arises in cases where there is a gap between, on the one hand, our limited ability to write crisp yet flexible laws, and on the other, the ways in which our cognitive and linguistic faculties are structured.

  • 05.16.11 Ted Anastasiou '12 Nominated President of the National Democratic Law Students Council
    Ted Anastasiou

    Ted Anastasiou ’12 was recently elected president of the National Democratic Law Students Council (NDLSC), the umbrella organization for Democratic law students in the United States and the official law student arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

  • 05.16.11 Aimée Scala ’13 Wins National Law Review Contest for Article on Copyright Law and Visual Arts
    Aimee Scala

    Aimée Scala ’13, a part-time student, has won the National Law Review (NLR) 2011 Student Legal Writing Contest for her article, “Notions of the Transformative in Law and the Visual Arts.”

  • 05.16.11 Professor Joel Gora Testifies Against Obama's Executive Order
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora, a former ACLU attorney, contributed written testimony opposing President Obama's draft executive order concerning political spending disclosures by federal contractors.

  • 05.13.11 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Alleged SEC/Wall Street "Revolving Door"
    Roberta Karmel

    Professor Roberta Karmel spoke with CNBC about the allegation that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street firms have a mutually beneficial revolving door.

  • 05.11.11 SABANY Awards Two Fellowships to BLS Students
    Maweza Razzaq ’13

    Two Brooklyn Law Students-—Maweza Razzaq ’13 and Riti Singh ’12-—were awarded South Asian Bar Association of New York Fund (SABANY Fund) public interest fellowship grants.

  • 05.06.11 Coco Culhane ’10 Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship
    Coco Culhane

    Brooklyn Law School alumna Coco Culhane ’10 has received the coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship.

  • 05.04.11 Safe Harbor Project Victories
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    The hard work of Safe Harbor Clinic students Mary Margaret Anderson ‘11, Nabilah Hossain ’12, and Laura Zimmerman ‘11 paid off as their client’s Non-immigrant Status Petition was granted.

  • 05.04.11 U.S. Circuit Judge Reena Raggi Joins Board of Trustees
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    Brooklyn Law School announced the appointment of Judge Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to the Law School’s Board of Trustees.

  • 05.02.11 Professor James Fanto Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Exchange-Traded Funds
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto commented on complex and leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in a recent Wall Street Journal article.

  • 04.28.11 ACLU and the Federalist Society Debate the Constitutionality of the Death Penalty

    On April 13, approximately 50 students and professors gathered to hear arguments from representatives of the BLS-ACLU and BLS Federalist Society student groups debate whether the death penalty violates the 8th Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.

  • 04.28.11 Brooklyn Law School Students Vote for “The Best of BLS”
    Frederic Bloom

    Students recently voted for the “Best of BLS,” in an internal poll to celebrate their peers, faculty, and administrators of the Law School. The students voted for “the best” professor, administrator, student leader, student group, and staff member.

  • 04.28.11 Financial Market Experts Discuss “Snap Decisions” at 2011 Pomerantz Lecture
    Pomerantz Lecture

    On March 15, Brooklyn Law School hosted the 2011 Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture to discuss securities regulation in the context of today’s lightening-speed financial markets and the snap decisions they demand.

  • 04.28.11 21st Annual BLSPI Auction Raises Over $45K for Public Interest Initiatives
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    In March, more than 400 students, alums, faculty, staff, and friends of the Law School gathered at the annual BLSPI auction, one of the Law School’s most highly anticipated events, to raise over $45,000 for Brooklyn Law Student Public Interest (BLPSI) initiatives, including food, clothing, and blood drives, community service trips, and most importantly, the BLSPI Public Interest Law Fellowship Program.

  • 04.25.11 Legal Writing Professors Publish Books Essential to Their Field
    Elizabeth Fajans and Mary Falk

    Dedicated to the profession of legal writing, Professors Elizabeth Fajans and Mary Falk have been writing and teaching both separately and in collaboration for over 25 years.

  • 04.21.11 Professor David Reiss on the Relationship Between Banks and Credit Rating Agencies
    David Reiss

    Although economic reforms have criticized credit rating agencies for inaccurately grading financial products, many big banks are pushing to end federally backed systems that protect investors from these sometimes misleading credit ratings.

  • 04.20.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses Social Media and the 2012 Election with The Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    In the four years since President Obama used email campaigns and Facebook to reach young voters and win the 2008 presidential election, politicians from the entire political spectrum have caught up by using numerous forms of social media to connect to their constituents.

  • 04.20.11 Investor Rights Clinic Wins Another Victory, Settles Client’s Case
    Bailey Somers '11 and Alexander Nguyen '12

    Through direct negotiations with counsel for the nation’s largest broker-dealer, the Investor Rights Clinic (IRC) student team of Bailey Somers ’11 and Alexander Nguyen ’12 was able to bring to settlement a client’s case. The matter was scheduled for trial at FINRA in April, 2011.

  • 04.18.11 Professor Bradley Borden Discusses Taxes and the Middle Class in Huffington Post Op-Ed
    Bradley Borden

    In "Budget Deals, Service Cuts, Tax Returns, and Pure Frustration," an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden discusses the frustrations many middle class families feel toward the discrepancies in the taxes paid by people in different income brackets.

  • 04.18.11 2010-2011 Moot Court Honor Society Season Finishes with Gusto
    Moot Court

    Brooklyn Law School’s Moot Court Honor Society teams finished the 2010-2011 season with exceptionally strong finishes in national tournaments.

  • 04.18.11 Policy Analysis by Professor David Reiss Published by the Cato Institute
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss' policy analysis, "Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Future of Federal Housing Finance Policy: A Study of Regulatory Privilege," was published by the Cato Institute.

  • 04.18.11 Professor Elizabeth Schneider Cited by the Supreme Court of Tennessee
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Professor Elizabeth Schneider's article, “The Changing Shape of Federal Civil Pretrial Practice: The Disparate Impact on Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination Cases,” was cited by Justice Cornelia A. Clark of the Tennessee Supreme Court in her dissenting opinion in Gossett v. Tractor Supply Co.

  • 04.15.11 New York Court of Appeals Cites Note by Priti Trivedi ’11
    Priti Trivedi

    For the second time in recent months, a student note that was originally published in Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law & Policy (JLP) has been cited in a court decision.

  • 04.15.11 BLSPI Alumni Dinner and Public Service Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Students

    On April 6, 2011, students, faculty, and alumni gathered to honor students who gave their time and talent to help underserved communities through a wide range of internships, pro bono projects, and volunteer opportunities offered at Brooklyn Law School.

  • 04.13.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Speaks at the Free Press National Conference for Media Reform
    Jonathan Askin

    Professor Jonathan Askin was one of several expert panelists at the Free Press National Conference for Media Reform, which debated how much influence the telecom industry now has over the Federal Communications Commission.

  • 04.12.11 Professor Fanto Discusses Facebook Lawsuit in LA Times
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto discussed the most recent chapter of Facebook's many lawsuits with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.

  • 04.12.11 American Constitution Society Discusses Snyder v. Phelps
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    On March 23, the American Constitution Society hosted a discussion about the implications of protecting unpopular speech under the First Amendment and the wider issue of whether specific words can be excised from public debate.

  • 04.12.11 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program
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    On March 25, 2011, over 150 alumni and friends of the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program gathered at Brooklyn Law School to celebrate the program’s 25thanniversary at an invitation-only panel discussion followed by a reception and dinner.

  • 04.08.11 Students Enjoy an Evening of Dancing at 7th Annual Barrister’s Ball
    Barrister's Ball 2011

    On March 26, BLS students put down their textbooks and danced the night away at the 7th annual Barrister’s Ball.

  • 04.08.11 Two Career Center Events: Paths to Practice and Roads Less Traveled

    The Brooklyn Law School Career Center sponsored two dynamic programs in March. The first, a presentation by the New York State Bar Association President, focused on strategies for launching a career in the law. The second, a student/alumni networking event, focused on nontraditional careers outside the practice of law.

  • 04.08.11 Symposium: The Evolving Legal Status of Adolescents, One Foot in Childhood and One in Adulthood
    Symposium Cover

    At an interdisciplinary symposium held on March 18, entitled “Adolescents in Society: Their Evolving Legal Status,” panelists addressed the many complex issues that lie ahead for lawyers, educators, and others working with adolescents in the field.

  • 04.05.11 Georgia State College of Law takes First Place in 26th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition
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    The 26th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society, was held March 31 - April 2, 2011.

  • 04.05.11 Professor David Reiss on Freddie Mac’s Warning to Mortgage Lenders in Bloomberg
    David Reiss

    In Bloomberg, Professor David Reiss discussed a warning recently made by government-owned Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae concerning the lending industry.

  • 04.05.11 Brooklyn Law School Adds New Clinics
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    Every year, hundreds of Brooklyn Law School students work in judges’ chambers, nonprofits, law firms, and government offices as part of the Law School’s highly-lauded clinical program.

  • 04.04.11 Professor Cynthia Godsoe Discusses J.D.B. v. North Carolina in Op-Ed for The National Law Journal
    Cynthia Godsoe

    Professor Cynthia Godsoe argues in an op-ed for The National Law Journal that the Supreme Court should rule that when children are interrogated by police they are entitled to Miranda warnings.

  • 03.28.11 Professor Jane Yakowitz Referenced in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
    Jane Yakowitz

    In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, L. Gordon Crovitz discusses the disparity between the government’s efforts to protect online data privacy and the public’s low levels of concern for it.

  • 03.27.11 Professor Roberta Karmel on Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group in Bloomberg Businessweek
    Roberta Karmel

    In a recent article, Bloomberg Businessweek explores Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group (SSG), its proprietary trading sector that invests in troubled companies and makes loans to high-risk borrowers.

  • 03.24.11 New Clinic Focuses on Military Legal Practice
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    An exciting new clinic with a focus on military legal practice debuted this spring at the law school. The clinic is the creation of Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Hennigan, a Major in the Air Force reserve with 10 years of Justice Advocate General (JAG) experience.

  • 03.24.11 Professor Susan Herman to Speak at University of Nebraska College of Law on National Security
    Susan Herman

    American Civil Liberties Union President and Brooklyn Law School Professor Susan Herman will speak on national securities issues and Guantanamo at the University of Nebraska, College of Law.

  • 03.23.11 Brooklyn Law School Hosts First Jurist-in-Residence Judge Duane Benton at the 26th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition
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    The 26th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition hosted by the Moot Court Honor Society will be held March 31 - April 2, 2011.

  • 03.22.11 “Tragedy of the Data Commons” by Professor Jane Yakowitz Referenced by Technology Liberation Front
    Jane Yakowitz

    Technology Liberation Front praised Professor Jane Yakowitz’s recent paper, “Tragedy of the Data Commons,” for exploring the idea that increased data privacy regulation might easily decrease the amount of important information the public can access.

  • 03.22.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger in the Huffington Post
    Jonathan Askin

    While many argue that the merger of cell phone giants AT&T and T-Mobile will give consumers even fewer choices and less bargaining power, some experts believe the move may give regulators the chance to finally create stricter policies in the telecom industry.

  • 03.18.11 Career Center Hosts Exciting Events to Educate Students about Job Opportunities
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    As a continuation of providing a broad range of career programming this Monday, March 21, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President, Stephen P. Younger, also a partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, will speak to Brooklyn Law School students, sharing valuable advice and lessons to prepare them for their transition into the practice of law.

  • 03.18.11 Enthusiastic Crowd at Fifth Annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee Raises Money for Memorial Scholarship
    Spelling Bee

    On February 17, students, faculty, and members of the BLS community gathered in the Subotnick Center for the fifth annual Sara Robbins Spelling Bee.

  • 03.18.11 Fourth Annual Jeopardy Competition is a Fun-Spirited Event for Students and Faculty Alike

    On Wednesday, March 2, Brooklyn Law School held its Fourth Annual JEOPARDY tournament sponsored by BLSPI, and as usual, the participants and crowd enjoyed the fun-spirited tournament.

  • 03.18.11 Professor Bradley Borden Discusses Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Huffington Post Op-Ed
    Bradley Borden

    In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Professor Bradley Borden criticizes Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin for not only taking jobs and benefits away from state employees, but also ultimately ignoring the ongoing problems of those in the private sector.

  • 03.17.11 Sparer Panelists Discuss Right-to-Counsel Challenges

    At a recent Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship luncheon, two panelists addressed the challenges that still exist fifty years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the constitutional right to counsel in criminal trials.

  • 03.17.11 Professor Susan Herman Speaks with New Hampshire Public Radio about Guantanamo Bay Trials
    Susan Herman

    Professor Susan Herman was the featured guest on New Hampshire Public Radio's show "The Exchange."

  • 03.14.11 Moot Court Teams Having a Strong Season with Multiple Awards
    Moot Court

    While the moot court season is still underway, Brooklyn Law School is having a strong showing in competitions, already winning many awards.

  • 03.08.11 Justice Scalia Cites Brooklyn Law Review Article in Michigan v. Bryant
    Brooklyn Law School

    In the recent confrontation clause case of Michigan v. Bryant, Justice Antonin Scalia cited University of Michigan Professor Richard Friedman's article "Grappling with the Meaning of 'Testimonial.'"

  • 03.07.11 LALSA Partners with SLJ for “Know Your Rights” Workshop
    SLJ Students

    Over a dozen Brooklyn Law School students gave workshops, entitled, “Know Your Rights” to all 450 students at the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ).

  • 03.06.11 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Loss of Professor Brian Comerford
    Brian Comerford

    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the loss of a beloved colleague, teacher and friend, Professor Emeritus Brian Comerford.  Over the course of nearly four decades of service on the Law School faculty, teaching and writing in the areas of Taxation and Estate Planning, he touched the lives of thousands of students. He served as Counsel to the New York State Estates, Powers & Trusts Law Advisory Committee. Although his presence will be missed, it will always be felt by the colleagues and students who knew and cherished him.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Carol, their children, Sean ‘12 and Kathleen, and his entire family.

  • 03.01.11 Investor Rights Clinic Students Win FINRA Case
    Investor Rights Clinic

    On January 28, a team of Investor Rights Clinic (IRC) students completed a three-day hearing before an arbitrator at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), representing a senior, retired couple in claims brought against their broker and the nation’s largest broker-dealer.

  • 03.01.11 Neema Kassaii ’12 Wins Award in State Bar Writing Contest
    Neema Kassaii

    Neema Kassaii ’12 has won second place in a New York State Bar Association writing competition for his article, “Socially Constructing Non-Statutory Exceptions to the New York At-Will Rule to Employment Law.”

  • 03.01.11 Michael Mastrangelo '11 Receives Equal Justice Works Fellowship to Advocate for Education Rights of Children
    Michael Mastrangelo

    Michael Mastrangelo ’11 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship. Beginning in the fall of 2011, he’ll be a Fellow for two years at the Children’s Law Center.

  • 02.28.11 “Is ‘Obamacare’ Unconstitutional?”—A Debate
    Obamacare Debate

    February 9, a standing room-only crowd gathered in the student lounge for the Federalist Society event “Is ‘Obamacare’ Unconstitutional?”

  • 02.28.11 Leslie Miller ’13 Wins Fellowship to Study Land Use Law
    Leslie Miller

    Leslie Miller ’13, a joint-degree student at Brooklyn Law School and Pratt Institute, is the national winner of the prestigious American Planning Association (APA) Daniel J. Curtin Jr. Planning Law Division Fellowship.

  • 02.28.11 Professor James Fanto on Rise of FINRA Disciplinary Cases
    James Fanto

    From 2009 to 2010, disciplinary cases filed by FINRA have increased by 13%. Professor James Fanto spoke to The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch on dramatic jump.

  • 02.24.11 Professor James Fanto Discusses Fiduciary Duty for Brokers on AdvisorOne
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto was featured in a webcast on AdvisorOne to discuss the SEC's "Study on Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers."

  • 02.24.11 Professor James Fanto Discusses Reopened Facebook Case in LA Times
    James Fanto

    Three years after winning $160 million, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are seeking to overturn their settlement from Facebook, alleging the company lied about its true value.

  • 02.23.11 Professor Bradley Borden on Tax Cuts and the Middle Class in The Huffington Post
    Bradley Borden

    In a front page story for The Huffington Post politics section, Professor Bradley Borden explores how the primarily middle-class Tea Party may be fighting on an economic platform that is ultimately self-destructive.

  • 02.18.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Comments on Apple’s Possible Antitrust Violations in The Huffington Post
    Jonathan Askin

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are beginning to look into the details surrounding Apple’s new app subscription plan, which may violate antitrust laws. Professor Jonathan Askin spoke to The Huffington Post on the examination, which has not yet become a formal investigation.

  • 02.18.11 Asylum Granted on Appeal to UNHCR; Monumental Victory for BLS Students
    Hong Kong

    Each year, less than 1% of asylum appeals brought before the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) are granted. An Eritrean refugee represented by Brooklyn Law students Lindsay Ryder ‘10 and Stephanie Staal ’10, was one of the lucky 1%.

  • 02.11.11 Professor James Fanto Discusses the SEC's "Study on Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers"
    James Fanto

    Professor James Fanto was interviewed yesterday by Reuters, Wealth Manager Channel, Advisor One, Insurance Networking News and other outlets about the SEC’s “Study on Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers,” (The Fidciary Study) and the SEC’s "Study on Enhancing Investment Adviser Examinations” (the SRO Study).

  • 02.11.11 Safe Harbor Victory for Bangladesh Refugee: Asylum in the U.S.
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    The Safe Harbor Clinic is proud to announce that one of its clients, a political activist from Bangladesh who had been kidnapped, beaten and threatened with death unless he ceased his political activities, was granted asylum in February 2011.

  • 02.10.11 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Op-Ed by Professor David Reiss Featured on AOL News
    David Reiss

    In an op-ed for AOL News, Professor David Reiss discusses the future of the failing mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • 02.09.11 Professor Ursula Bentele on Cop-Killer Retrial
    Ursula Bentele

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn is seeking to re-try the case of Ronell Wilson, who was convicted of murdering two police officers in Staten Island in 2003.

  • 02.09.11 Professor Jason Mazzone Comments on MPAA Copyright Infringement Suit
    Jason Mazzone

    The Motion Picture Association of America is following the steps of recording companies by suing Hotfile, a digital film storage website, for copyright infringement.

  • 02.08.11 Professor Aaron Tweski Discusses Toyota's Innocence in Forbes
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    With NASA and the U.S. Department of Transportation's revelation that Toyota vehicles did not have electrical flaws causing more car accidents, Professor Aaron Twerski says that plaintiff lawyers will have a much more difficult time suing the company.

  • 02.04.11 Brooklyn Law School Library Wordle Competition Fosters Innovative Approach to Accessing Legal Documents
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    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote its resources to students and alumni, the Law School Library has created a fun way to raise awareness of important legal documents found in its collection.

  • 02.03.11 Professor Adam Kolber Referenced in Article on Prisoners' Rights
    Adam Kolber

    In his article, Christopher Beam explores the varied ways that prisoners experience punishment and incarceration.

  • 02.02.11 Professor Jonathan Askin and BLIP Profiled in The Huffington Post
    Jonathan Askin

    In a recent profile, the Huffington Post spoke with Professor Jonathan Askin about the extensive work done by the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic in the tech world.

  • 02.01.11 Brooklyn Law Review Author is Awarded Acclaimed Sutherland Prize
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    The Brooklyn Law School is proud to announce that the Sutherland Prize was awarded to Professor Emily Kadens for her article, “The Puzzle of Judicial Education: The Case of Chief Justice William de Grey,” 75 Brooklyn Law Review 143 (2009).

  • 02.01.11 Brooklyn Law School Offers New Exchange Program in Argentina

    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce a new addition to our semester abroad programs. Students fluent in Spanish are eligible to study law in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) School of Law beginning in the Fall 2011 semester.

  • 01.29.11 Professor Gerald Shargel on Arizona Shooter Jared Loughner in The Daily Beast
    Gerald Shargel

    In his most recent column for The Daily Beast blog, Professor Gerald Shargel explores the strength of Arizona shooter Jared Loughner's expected insanity plea.

  • 01.28.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses UK Arrests of Anonymous Group Members
    Jonathan Askin

    The group Anonymous released an open letter to the British government, condemning the arrests of five of its members and the United Kingdom's involvement with taking down Wikileaks.

  • 01.28.11 National Jurist Ranks Brooklyn Law School Among Top Schools for Public Service Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    The January 2011 issue of the National Jurist, a magazine for law students, ranked Brooklyn Law School second in New York State for public service law and 17th in the country.

  • 01.27.11 Professor Rebecca Kysar Cited on C-SPAN
    Rebecca Kysar

    An article by Professor Rebecca Kysar was mentioned by Harvard Professor Larry Lessig whose presentation was aired on C-SPAN. The discussion on ethics and politics cited "The Sun Also Rises: the Political Economy of Sunset Provisions in the Tax Code," which was published by the Georgia Law Review in 2006.

  • 01.27.11 The law school is operating on a two-hour delay.
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    The law school is operating on a two-hour delay. The law school will open at 11:00 am. All classes starting before 11:00 am are canceled.

  • 01.26.11 Brooklyn is for Foodies!

    As the borough becomes a dining destination, BLS grads add to the culinary mix.

  • 01.25.11 Professor Derek Bambauer Partcipates in Wikileaks Discussion Panel
    Derek Bambauer

    Professor Derek Bambauer participated in a discussion at the Center for Jewish History called "WikiLeaks and the Archives and Records Profession."

  • 01.24.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on the End of Internet Innovation
    Jonathan Askin

    As billions of applications have been downloaded onto cell phones around the world, Professor Jonathan Askin warns MacNewsWorld that it may be signaling the end of Internet innovation.

  • 01.24.11 BLS Student Wins ACLU Brennan Fellowship
    Kate Wood

    Kate Wood ’11 has been awarded the prestigious William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for one year. In September, she will join the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, which handles a full docket of First Amendment cases.

  • 01.22.11 Professor Roberta Karmel Receives 2011 Sandra Day O'Connor Board of Excellence Award
    Roberta Karmel

    Professor Roberta Karmel was one of three recipients of Direct Women's 2011 Sandra Day O'Connor Board of Excellence Award.

  • 01.22.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Discusses .Jobs Online Network with The Huffington Post
    Jonathan Askin

    The new online job network that uses the suffix ".jobs" is creating controversy among more established job recruiting sites.

  • 01.21.11 Brooklyn Law Students Prevent Foreclosure of Low-Income Co-ops
    Amy Handler and Steve DeMizio

    In the midst of December finals, two student teams from the Corporate and Real Estate Clinic represented low income cooperatives in closings, which resulted in $1.3M in loans to prevent foreclosure.

  • 01.21.11 Dean’s Roundtables Bring Alumni and Students Together to Discuss Careers and Specific Areas of the Law
    Dean's Roundtable

    The Dean’s Roundtable is a unique program that connects graduates with students in an intimate setting over lunch or dinner. At a typical Roundtable, graduates discuss their career paths and achievements since attending Brooklyn Law School, imparting practical advice along the way, and responding to questions from students.

  • 01.21.11 BLS President Joan G. Wexler Keynote Speaker at Central Synagogue’s Jethro Shabbat
    Joan Wexler

    Brooklyn Law School President Joan G. Wexler delivered the 2011 Jethro Shabbat address at Central Synagogue on Friday evening, January 21st.

  • 01.21.11 Professor Joel Gora's Op-Ed on Citizens United Case Anniversary in The Wall Street Journal
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora's op-ed, featured in the Wall Street Journal, explores the impact of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission one year later.

  • 01.19.11 Professor Jonathan Askin Argues Against Comcast/NBC Universal Merger
    Jonathan Askin

    With the upcoming Comcast and NBC Universal merger, many critics are arguing that the media giant will overshadow all competition whether or not the government places corporate restrictions.

  • 01.19.11 Professor Jonathan Askin on Comcast-NBC Universal Merger in the Christian Science Monitor
    Jonathan Askin

    In the Christian Science Monitor, Professor Jonathan Askin discusses the purchase of NBC Universal by Comcast, America's largest cable provider.

  • 01.10.11 BLS Student Facilitates Joyful Family Reunion
    Barry Family

    In March 2007, Fatouma and Mamadou Barry, political asylees from Guinea, fled their country and were forced to leave their three-month old son, Souleymane, behind. Three years later, thanks to the dedication of Isabel Gardocki, Class of 2011, the Barry family has finally been reunited.

  • 01.06.11 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Death of David G. Trager former Dean of the School
    David Trager

    The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the loss of an extraordinary and beloved colleague, teacher, trustee, former dean and great friend.

  • 01.05.11 Professor Elizabeth Fajans Wins AALS Section Award
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    Elizabeth Fajans, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research Section Award. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of legal writing and research.

  • 01.04.11 Professor Lisa Smith Quoted in Christian Science Monitor on Drop in Los Angeles Homicides
    Lisa Smith

    In light of a Los Angeles report that in 2010 the city had its lowest homicide rate in 40 years, the Christian Science Monitor explored how several major cities in the United States are announcing a significant progress against crime across the board.