Professor Eric M. Freedman authored an article for the National Law Journal entitled Solution to Rampant Gerrymandering Resides Within the States. The article was published on December 2, 2013.
Professor Colombo’s scholarship earned him an invitation to post an article on “Constitution Daily,” a nonpartisan blog about Constitutional law. In the post, Professor Colombo argues that the Supreme Court’s decision to take on two new Affordable Care Act challenges will be an important test of its commitment to the First Amendment’s religious liberty protections. The post was also picked up by Yahoo News.
Professor Manta's Article will be Presented at the Tri-State Regional Intellectual Property WorkshopDecember 3rd, 2013
Professor Irina Manta's article entitled "Intellectual Property and the Presumption of Innocence" has been competitively selected to be presented at the Fourth Annual Tri-State Regional Intellectual Property Workshop at NYU Law School on January 10, 2013.
Professor Andrew Schepard co-authored an article in the fall 2013 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine entitled Cross-Family ADR to Civil ADR with Sharon Press. Dispute Resolution Magazine is published by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. The article was part of a symposium issue entitled Families, Dispute Resolution and Lessons Learned.
On November 13, 2013, Professor Colombo met with the Nassau County Bar Association, and made a presentation on current issues in financial fraud as part of its program: "Crime on the (Wall) Street” held at DOMUS.
Six retired federal judges and thirteen professors of legal ethics filed an amicus brief with the Second Circuit this week in support of the motion for reconsideration en banc of the court's decision to remove Judge Shira Scheindlin from the "stop and frisk" cases.
Professor Liebmann served on the faculty for a program at NYCLA’s Continuing Legal Education Institute entitled “Immigrant Youth in Family Court: A Discussion with Lawyers and Judges on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” on November 18th. Professor Liebmann spoke to advocates and judges on the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status process and on recent Appellate Division caselaw.
Professor Liebmann’s Youth Advocacy Clinic had represented a 2o year-old youth from El Salvador who had been living in this country for seven years without lawful immigration status and was at constant risk of deportation. The client was seeking “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” so that she would not be deported. In spite of excellent work by clinic students at the trial, the Family Court had denied the petition because it determined the youth was not “abandoned” because she had never had a relationship with her father and was living with her mother. The Second Department overturned the Family Court decision, thanks primarily to the detailed and thorough record that the students Jennifer Sullivan and Brent Weitzberg had made at the trial. This is obviously a life-changing decision for the client, but, more broadly, the decision firmly clarifies that children who still live with one parent are also eligible for SIJS. That question had been widely debated both in New York Family Courts and in other states’ highest courts. The Second Department’s decision is the first appellate level ruling on this issue in New York, and makes legal status an attainable goal for many more children without legal status who have been abandoned or maltreated. The case cite is Matter of Karen C., 2013 NY Slip. Op. 07170 (2nd Dept. 11/6/13).
Professor Linda Galler will be a featured panelist on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the 12th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference in Houston, Texas. This national conference, co-sponsored by The University of Texas Law School and the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel, is the nation’s leading dialogue between the IRS, academics, and practitioners on current developments in the field of oil and gas taxation law. Professor Galler and Peter W. Poulos of Locke Lord LLP will discuss "Ethics: Disclosing the Protecting Information, Responding to Requests for Information, Reporting Mistakes and Related Practice Issues."
Professor Scott J. Glick was invited to speak about cybersecurity and the fourth amendment at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. Professor Glick’s law review article, Virtual Checkpoints and Cyber-Terry Stops: Digital Scans to Protect the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources, was published in the Journal of National Security Law and Policy, one of the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals. The article, which previously made the SSRN “Top Ten” download list for the legal journal category of Conflict Studies, can be downloaded here.