Presentations

2/6/17 –Doni Gewirtzman was interviewed on BBC World News.

1/26/17 – Doni Gewirtzman was interviewed on CNN in “Can Trump do something illegal?” 

12/14/16 – David Schoenbrod spoke at an event titled “Drain the Swamp? Regulatory Reform under President Trump,” which will have a range of speakers from across the political spectrum including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. To read more, click here.

12/10/16 – Doni Gewirtzman and Kim Hawkins delivered a presentation titled “Law Students and Creating a Sense of Belonging” at the Legal Writing Institute Conference at Brooklyn Law School. Doni also recently joined 36 other law faculty from around the country in signing an Open Letter from Constitutional Law Scholars to President-Elect Donald Trump. Also, Doni’s article titled “The High Power of Lower Courts,” is now up on the website Public Books. To access his article, click here.

11/29/16 –Andrew Scherer interviewed for Vice News article, “Ask a Lawyer” 

11/11/16 – Anthony Crowell and William LaPiana hosted a conversation with NYLS students, faculty, and staff about the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. Over 100 community members participated and many offered compelling and powerful perspectives.

11/11/16 – Anthony CrowellWilliam LaPiana, and Vicki Eastus hosted a dinner for the inaugural graduating class of the Two-Year Honors program and their families. Faculty members teaching the group in the core courses also attended.

11/10/16 – Deborah Archer moderated a discussion titled “The Presidential Election and the Muslim Community.” The panelists included Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Debbie Almontaser, President, Board of Directors, Muslim Community Network; Sadiq Reza, Professor of Law, New York Law School; and Kayla Santosuosso, Deputy Director, Arab American Association of New York. Anthony Crowell offered introductory remarks.

9/17/16 – Anthony Crowell attended the Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization’s 2016 National Conference: “Equal Justice Under Law–The Legacy of Constance Baker Motley.” There he spoke on a panel entitled “Legal Education and the Law School of 2016: Market Place Challenges to Diversity. What Happens to Students of Color?” The Honorable Harry T. Edwards from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit moderated the discussion.

9/15/16 – Andrew Scherer was the moderator for a panel discussion of new legal services attorneys at the opening plenary session of the biannual statewide New York State Bar Association Legal Services Partnership conference.

9/12/16 – Alan Appel was a featured speaker on a live ABA Tax Section CLE webinar titled “Holding Company Jurisdictions for Investments in Latin America.”

9/9/16 – Nadine Strossen spoke at Yale Law School on a panel entitled, “Freedom of Speech in the Founding Era.” To read more about the Yale Law panel, click here.

8/26/16 – Nadine Strossen delivered the Keynote Lecture for Women’s Equality Day at Tarrant Community College in Fort Worth, Texas

8/19/16 – Rebecca Roiphe presented a paper titled “Rethinking Prosecutors’ Conflicts of Interest” at the annual Crimfest conference at Cardozo Law School.

8/11/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented a working paper, Cancer’s IP, at Stanford Law School’s Intellectual Property Scholars Conference. The paper focuses on recent public-private partnerships in cancer research and some of the difficulties in aligning those with traditional IP strategies. A draft of the paper is available on request.

8/3-/8/4/16 – Jacob Sherkow moderated a panel titled “Securing Investment in Long-Term Research” at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s Summer Institute in Snoqualmie, Washington. The panel brought together attorneys and experts from MIT, Qualcomm, BASF, and Johnson & Johnson to discuss IP strategies in early R&D.

8/3/16 – Michael Perlin presented a paper, in Denver, “‘Your Old Road Is/ Rapidly Again’: International Human Rights Standards and Their Impact on Forensic Psychologists, the Practice of Forensic Psychology, and the Conditions of Institutionalization of Persons with Mental Disabilities,” as the Lynn Stuart Weiss address, sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention.

8/3/16 – Robert Blecker was interviewed during the Bloomberg Law podcast episode, “Delaware High Court Bans Death Penalty.” To listen to his interview, click here.

7/20-7/21/16 – Michael Perlin presented a lecture, “Sexuality, Disability and the Law: Beyond the Last Frontier?” (based on his recent book of the same title, co-authored with Alison), at a special program at Leeds Law School (UK). He also presented a version of that lecture on July 21 at a symposium at Durham University’s (also UK) School of Criminology’s Center for Sexuality, Gender and the Law.

7/18-7/29/16 – Alan Appel spoke on two panels as part of NYU’s Summer Institute on Taxation. The panels were titled “Case Studies for Outbound and Inbound Investment,” and “Foreign Persons Investing in US Real Estate and Other Assets: Partnership and Other Structures, Treaty Planning and Financing Strategies.” 

7/14-7/16/16 – Rebecca Roiphe participated on a panel discussing “Access to Justice: Is More Access Enough?” at the International Legal Ethics Conference at Fordham Law School.

6/29/16 – Ruti Teitel gave the TLSI keynote lecture “Globalizing Transitional Justice” at the Transnational Law Summer Institute at Kings College, London. Her talk was based on her book, recently published in the U.K., Globalizing Transitional Justice (OUP 2016). She was introduced by South African Supreme Court Justice Albie Sachs, who prefaced his remarks with three spirituals he sang for inspiration during his period of imprisonment. After the lecture, Ruti participated in the founding of the first Critical Transitional Justice Network of the Global South. where 30 students agreed to be in a network to exchange on these important themes concerning law in periods of political change. To see her keynote, click here.

6/23/16 – Arthur Leonard spoke as part of the ceremony when the Arthur S. Leonard Award was presented to Michael Silverman and Alan Drexel at the NYC Bar Association’s annual gay pride reception.

6/22-6/25/16 – Ronald Filler spoke at the 5th Annual Riskmathics Trading & Risk Program, held in Mexico City.

6/19/16- Deborah Archer spoke at the National Bar Association Convention in St. Louis. She spoke about the current state of voting rights law and the challenges of litigating voting rights claims.

6/16/16 – Arthur Leonard spoke at the LGBT Bar Association Pride Reception and CLE Program. The event, which was held at the Proskauer law firm, was billed as a Roundtable Discussion on the Equality Act (S.1858/H.R.3185).   His co-panelists were Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island, chief House sponsor of the bill, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Transgender Rights Activist Babs Siperstein.

6/13-6/14/16- Gerry Korngold spoke at a conference on “100 Years of Zoning and the Future of Cities” hosted by IDC in Herzliya, Israel. (IDC is the Interdisciplinary Center, one of the leading non-State, research and teaching institutions in Israel, granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.) Professor Korngold spoke on community benefit agreements. The conference hosted speakers from Europe, North America, and Israel.

6/13/16 – Howard S. Meyers attended a Securities Arbitration Roundtable at Fordham Law School where he presented a report of NYLS’s securities arbitration clinic’s activities to officials from the SEC and FINRA.

6/13/16- Kris Franklin was featured as a plenary speaker at the annual AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers in Washington, DC. On June 7, she led a half-day training workshop for NYU Law School’s Lawyering faculty.

6/11/16 – Kris Franklin was featured as a plenary speaker at the annual AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers in Washington, DC.

6/11/16 – Lenni Benson gave a TedX talk “Step Forward” at Ted X Edgemont. Edgemont is in Westchester. She spoke on why she moved from being an academic and doing scholarship to mobilizing a large pro bono project to take action to help refugee children.

6/10/16 – Richard Sherwin presented a lecture (entitled ‘Postsecular Jurisprudence and the Visual Semiotics of Presence’) in Turin at an international semiotics conference on “Mediation and Immediacy.”

6/9-6/10/16 – Rebecca Roiphe participated in the annual criminal justice “schmooze” at the Cardozo Law School.  She presented a work in progress, entitled “The Rise of the American Prosecutor.”  New York Law School’s Institute for Professional Ethics co-sponsored the event with Cardozo, Fordham, and Touro law schools.

6/9/16 – Deborah Archer presented as part of the Voting Rights Institute at the American Constitution Society’s 2016 National Convention in Washington, D.C. The other presenters at the Voting Rights Institute were Pamela Karlan from Stanford Law School, Justin Levitt from Loyola Law School, Paul Smith from Jenner & Block, and Gerry Hebert from the Campaign Legal Center. The American Constitution Society’s Convention attracts more than 1,000 participants each year and this year will featured talks by Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.

6/8/16 – Nadine Strossen conducted a public interview of British human rights attorney Philippe Sands to launch his new book, East-West Street:  On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity” (Knopf) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.  (Knopf’s publicist for the book, also in attendance, is Jessica Purcell, daughter of Prof. Ed Purcell.)   On June 15, Strossen served as a Supreme Court Justice for a mock oral argument based on the recent Apple/FBI conflict (about whether federal courts may force private telcos to create special “backdoors” to permit law enforcement to gain access to encrypted Iphone communications in investigating terrorist cases) at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  The Chief Justice was First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, and the other Associate Justices included Linda Greenhouse, longtime Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, and Stewart Baker, former Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.

6/8/16 – Ari Ezra Waldman appeared on the Cyberlaw and Business Report with Bennett Kelley to discuss privacy, cyberharassment, and NYLS’s new cyberharassment Clinic. The audio is available here and the write up, which also discusses NYLS and the Innovation Center, is available here.

6/7/16 – Kris Franklin lead a half-day training workshop for NYU Law School’s Lawyering faculty.

6/7/16 – Lenni Benson organized a CLE and academic conference on the global treatment of children on June 7. Approximately 90 people attended our CLE which was moderated and organized by Claire Thomas, on how to work with experts on country conditions in children’s asylum cases. The experts included sociologists living and/or working in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. After the CLE portion, around 15 scholars gathered to share their draft essays for a forthcoming book I will co-edit with Dr. Mary Crock of the University of Sydney. Scholars represented Italy, U.K., Canada, Mexico, Australia and the United States.

6/6-6/7/16 – Richard Sherwin gave a series of lectures in Dogliani, Italy, on ‘visual literacy for jurists’, and on the jurisprudence of Giambattista Vico and its relevance today (as part of a plan to set up a new international Vico Center based in Turin and Nice).

6/6/16 – Erika Wood did a national briefing for regional directors of the Anti-Defamation League as part of the ADL’s 2016 resolution to renew its civil rights activism and increase its work on voting rights and criminal justice reform.

6/4/16 – Deborah Archer delivered the keynote address at the annual convention of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

6/4/16 – Jacob Sherkow was part of a panel discussion at the World Science Festival, hosted this year at NYU, on the ethics and development of CRISPR, a revolutionary piece of biotechnology. More about the panel discussion can be found here.

6/3/16 – Arthur Leonard was the featured speaker for “Transgender Pride Shabbat” at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, NYC’s LGBT synagogue.  He gave the congregation an overview of the developing law affecting the rights of transgender people in the United States.

6/3/16 – Frank Munger – was a participant at the “Fifty Years of the Law & Society Review: A Conversation with Past Editors.” Frank was also a critic on a book panel featuring research on the rule of law in Myanmar.

6/2/16 – Anthony Crowell moderated a plenary session at the ABA’s Development Conference in San Diego. The panel was entitled “Building a G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Pipeline: Engagement and Affinity.” The Assistant Director of the Stanford Fund, the Director of Northwestern’s Law School Fund, and Chris Torrenzano ’15, Content Strategist for USEED, a crowdfunding start-up to support higher education development offices, were panelists. As a conference planning committee member, Anthony also organized several other sessions including “Case Studies: An Interactive Walkthrough of Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns” and “When Bad News Creates New Opportunities for Alumni and Donor Engagement.”

6/1/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented his research on intellectual property and biotechnology to a delegation of the French parliament in Washington, DC. The MPs attending serve on the French Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices, and are interested in how CRISPR technology will and should be regulated as it pertains to agricultural products.

6/1/16 – Kris Franklin spoke at a plenary session at the AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers. The faculty invited to lead these workshops are intended to represent the best of the profession and to show beginning law teachers how to succeed in all aspects of their careers. Also, at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting Kris succeeded to the position of Immediate Past Chair of the Section on Teaching Methods.

5/29-6/1/16 – Kris Franklin was featured as a 4-time presenter at the national Association of Academic Support Educators conference held at CUNY Law School. I held repeated sessions as a trainer for professors new to the specialty, and led an extended discussion of the effects of New York’s new bar admission requirements on out-of-state applicants.

5/27/16 – Arthur Leonard participated as a speaker at the Texas Bar’s 10th Annual Court on Bill of Rights – Cutting Edge Controversies in Constitutional Law.  He participated on two panels: “State of LGBT Rights Post-Obergefell” and “First Amendment Speech Rights of Public Employees.”  The event was held at the Texas Law Center in Austin.

5/26/16 – Lenni Benson and Alan I. Appel ’76 participated in a CLE Master Class with the Tax faculty at NYLS.

5/25/16 – Nadine Strossen presented the Cato Institute’s 2016 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty to Flemming Rose. The award is a $250,000 biennial award presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. A podcast of the presentation is available here.

5/25/16 – Lenni Benson lead a CLE on Special Immigrant Juveniles and Visa Retrogression at NYLS.

5/25/16 – Houman Shadab spoke at The Economist’s Growth Crossings event on the panel “Treasury perspectives: Rise of the machines.” Other speakers included economist Dambisa Moyo, GE Capital Chief Financial Officer Robert Green, and UPS Global treasury manager Jennifer Powers. More information about the event is available here.

5/24-5/26/16 – Anne Goldstein and Lynn Su co-presented at the Global Legal Skills Conference that was held at the University of Verona, Department of Law, in Verona, Italy. Their proposal was titled “Five Habits for Cross-Cultural Lawyering: Using Client-Centered Simulations to Teach Students About the Role of Empathy, Active Listening, and Effective Communication.”

5/24/16 – Victoria Eastus presented “Using Techniques from Improvisational Comedy and Storytelling to Help Students Find Their Legal Voices,” as part of a panel on From Angst to Action: Transforming Anxious Law Students into Powerful Advocates at the Global Legal Skills Conference at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy.

5/21/16 – Lenni Benson ran a “Works in Progress” scholarship session at the same conference.

5/21/16 – Deborah Archer participated in the 2016 Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. Deborah spoke on a panel called “Campus Battles:  Micro-aggressions and Psychic Violence on Students of Color.”

5/20/16 – Lenni Benson spoke on a panel at the Immigration Law Teachers Workshop held at Michigan State in East Lansing.

5/19/16 – Alan I. Appel ’76 spoke at Hofstra University as part of the Private Wealth and Taxation Institute Continuing Professional Education Series. He spoke on the panel “Cross-Border Tax Planning- Structuring Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate.”

5/18/16 – Erika Wood was interviewed by Jeffrey Rosen as part of the National Constitution Center’s “We the People” podcast. The podcast averages 400,000 monthly downloads. Erika’s interview, along with other interesting conversations, can be found on the Constitution Center’s website here, and you can listen and subscribe on iTunes here.

5/17/16 – Deborah Archer spoke on the plenary panel at the 5th Annual Law School Conference on Access to Justice. Other members of the panel were Professors Charles Ogletree and Jon Dubin, Judge Fern Fisher, and Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor.

5/17/16 – Richard Sherwin spoke on visual literacy for jurists at the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).

5/13/16 – Lenni Benson spoke at the University of Sydney Law School on “Best Interests and Child Migration Protection Under U.S. law.

5/13/16 – Michael Perlin presented a lecture at the United Nations Mission on “Therapeutic Jurisprudence and International Human Rights Law” to a group of Pakistani judges and legal scholars under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Program.

5/12/16 – Erika Wood recorded a LawLine CLE course titled “Their Debt to Society: Criminal Justice Financial Obligations.” The presentation, which was aired in 20 states, discussed different aspects of criminal justice related debt, including the national landscape, the Department of Justice’s investigation of the Ferguson Police Department and specific statutory provisions in New York, California, Virginia and Texas. Impact Center Fellow Jane Rosales 2L helped with the state research.

5/10/16 – Anthony Crowell delivered opening remarks for a panel event at NYLS titled “Saving a City Treasure: How the Penn Central Litigation Laid the Groundwork to Preserve City Landmarks.” The panel featured the two former NYC Law Department attorneys who represented the City in this historic case that saved Grand Central, Len Koerner and U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York Nina Gershon.

5/10/16 – Michael Perlin and Adjunct Professor Heather Ellis Cucolo ’03 presented a full-day, live, interactive webinar for  GIFR on Best Practices in Expert Witness Testimony & Forensic Ethics.

5/5/16 – Ruti Teitel was a speaker at a debate titled “The Trial of the Juntas: Rewriting the History of International Criminal Law,” hosted at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

5/5/16 – Ron Filler moderated a Panel on “The Great Debate,” which is part of the 38th Annual Futures Industry Association (FIA) Law & Compliance Division Conference in Baltimore. The Panel includes senior partners at four major U.S. law firms plus two senior government regulators and discussed the pros and cons of whether financial firms, that are required to be registered as securities broker-dealers, futures commission merchants and swap dealers, should registered using one single legal entity or use multiple affiliates instead in connection with such required firm registrations. He has spoken at all 38 of the FIA Law & Compliance Division programs over the years.

5/4/16 – Nadine Strossen participated in a debate at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC on “Balancing Privacy and Security in the Age of the Internet.” She debated David Rivkin, who has held top national security positions in both President George W. Bush and President George H. W. Bush Administrations. The debate was covered by C-SPAN.

5/16 – Andrew Scherer taped a CLE for Lawline titled “The Price of Equal Justice: The Right to Counsel in Evictions and other Civil Legal Matters.”

4/2016 – Michael Perlin and Adjunct Professor Heather Ellis Cucolo ’03 taped a series of seven web courses for the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) (Survey of Mental Disability Law; Therapeutic Jurisprudence; Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons; Mental Disability and Criminal Law; Advocacy Skills in Cases Involving Persons with Mental Disabilities: The Role of Lawyers and Expert Witnesses; Trauma and Mental Disability Law, and International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law).

4/29-4/30/16 – Richard Sherwin gave a lecture entitled, ‘The Visual Economy of Post-Secular Jurisprudence,’ at Trinity College, Cambridge, as part of a two-day international conference on “Change and Exchange” (an inter-disciplinary conference focusing mostly on early modern literature, history, and economics). The conference is part of an ongoing ‘Crossroads of Knowledge’ project at Cambridge.

4/28/16 – Michael Perlin presented a seminar on The Roots of Modern Mental Disability Law to the Forensic Fellows of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC.

4/27/16 – Ron Filler participated in the Town Hall Webinar sponsored by the National Futures Association.

4/26/16 – Richard Sherwin gave a lecture, sponsored by the Law Society at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, entitled ‘Visual literacy for Lawyers: How Visual Evidence and Visual Storytelling are Changing the Practice of Law in the Digital Age.’

4/18-4/23/16 – Richard Sherwin visited at Birkbeck Law School in London, consulting with faculty on various law and visual studies projects.

4/18/16 – Section 1 First-Year faculty – Richard Chused, Ed Purcell, and Doni Gewirtzman – held a panel for students in the section called “What We Look for On Exams.” Anne Goldstein moderated the panel.

4/15/16 – Michael Perlin presented a paper a paper for the Rocky  Mountain Psychological Association: “Life’s Hurried Tangled Road”: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis of Why Dedicated Counsel Must Be Assigned to Represent Persons with Mental Disabilities in Community Settings.

4/15/16 – Kris Franklin co-hosted the 12th annual daylong NY Academic Support Workshop at Brooklyn Law School. She also lead a discussion on “New Theories of Learning: What Do We Need to Know?”

4/15/16 – Nadine Strossen introduced Professor Lung-Chu Chen at the “International Law Symposium:  The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy,” at NYLS.

4/15/16 – Ed Purcell participated in the opening panel discussion at a conference on the history of the federal courts held by the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.

4/13/16 – Nadine Strossen spoke at the “Freedom Seder” at the City Winery, featuring several social justice activists, comics and musicians, including Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary).

4/13/16 – Ron Filler served as the Program Chair, Moderator and Panelist on the Panel on “Remember Derivatives and the Promised Harmonization and Universal Regulation?  Hey — Who Turned the Lights Out?”,  which was part of the Spring 2016 Program sponsored by the ABA Section on International Law held this week here in New York City.

4/13/16 – Mariana Hogan spoke to judges, lawyers, and hearing officers about Delivering an Effective Closing Argument at the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

4/13/16 – Houman Shadab spoke on the panel “Self-Executing ‘Smart’ Contracts on the Blockchain” at the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology: Innovation, Operation and Legal & Regulatory Implications conference organized by the American Conference Institute. Other speakers included Nathaniel Karp, Chief Economist, BBVA Compass, and Judith A. Lee, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. More information about the conference is available here.

4/12/16 – Nadine Strossen spoke for NYLS’s Social Justice Salon Series about “Free Speech and the Presidential Campaign.”

4/12/16 – Doni Gewirtzman and Erika Wood gave a talk on The Constitution and the 2016 Election. The event was sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and the NYLS Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

4/11/16 – Ruti Teitel gave a talk at St Johns Law School at their International Law Colloquium. She presented on Transitional Justice and the Colombia Peace Agreement.

4/11/16 – Erika Wood spoke at a symposium held at Cardozo Law School entitled Re-thinking Re-entry: Confronting Perpetual Punishment. Erika discussed her research and advocacy on the ways that harsh criminal justice policies and mass incarceration have restricted opportunities for individuals and communities to participate in our democratic systems. Erika spoke on two panels, one titled “Barriers to Freedom: When Release Fails to Mean Emancipation” and the second titled “Challenging the Existing Paradigm: Taking Down the Barriers.”

4/8-4/9/16 – Mariana Hogan is teaching associates at Baker Hostelter’s New York Office Deposition Skills. She is teaching with their partners, including Fernando Bohorquez ’99.  Two of the associates they are teaching are also NYLS grads, Pat Campbell ’07 and Madiha Zuberi ’09.

4/8/16 – Frank Munger gave a presentation at Columbia University about the effects of Thailand’s two 21st century military coups on the rule of law as part of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s “Thailand Update,” one of six scholars invited from American, British, and Australian universities.

4/8/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented a talk in New York City on the patentability of human organs and tissue at the annual meeting of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. The talk described the wide leeway patentees have, both here and abroad, to patent human cells, tissues, and organs.

4/8/16 – Edward A. Purcell, Jr., participated in the opening panel discussion at a conference on the history of the federal courts held by the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.

4/8/16 – Tamara Belinfanti presented her paper “Shareholder Value Theory and The Systems Alternative in Corporate Law” as part of the Cornell Law Faculty Workshop series.

4/7/16 – Nadine Strossen spoke at the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy on a panel discussion about Judicial Review: What Does Morality Have to Do With It?” The panel focused on two new books about judicial review by Boston University Law Professor James Fleming and University of Texas Philosophy Professor Tara Smith. In addition to Professors Fleming and Smith, the fourth panelist was Steve Simpson ’94, Director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute, who was a student in several of Nadine’s classes.

4/7/16 – Ruti Teitel presented at the CCNY’s Human Rights Seminar on a recent article, “Transitional Justice and Judicial Activism: Is there a right to accountability?” Bruce Cronin, Professor of Political Science, commented.

4/6/16 – Anthony Crowell moderated a panel at the Brooklyn Historical Society titled “Moving Beyond the Rhetoric: Creating a Diverse Workplace in the 21st Century.” The members of the panel were: Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg LP; Kristen Titus, Founding Director of NYC Tech Talent Pipeline; Eulas Boyd, Dean of Admissions at Brooklyn Law School; and Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The panelists discussed what it means to integrate diversity into workplace practice and what the challenges are around creating successful workplace diversity policies and initiatives.

4/6/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented a working paper, Cancer’s IP, at PatCon 6 at Boston College Law School. The paper focused on whether intellectual property incentives are appropriately tailored for new cancer therapies and recent public-private partnerships to cure cancer.

4/6/16 – Mariana Hogan spoke about “Making a Persuasive Opening Statement” to lawyers, judges, and hearing officers at the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).

4/6/16 – Ruti Teitel presented on two current research projects together with her research assistants at the Faculty-Student Presentation Day.

4/4/16 – Ruti Teitel spoke at Columbia University’s Conference on Global Freedom of Expression
I spoke on a panel on the Global Diffusion of Norms. 

4/4/16 – Ruti Teitel chaired a book launch, Contested Justice,  at meeting of our Transitional Justice Network, sponsored by the Institute on Global Law Justice and Policy. The meeting included the book’s editors, as well as many NYLS students,  academics and practitioners.

4/1/16 – Edward A. Purcell Jr.. gave the keynote luncheon address at a conference on “Louis Brandeis: An Interdisciplinary Retrospective” held at the Touro Law Center.

3/31/16 – Nadine Strossen delivered the Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lecture on Social Issues and Current Events at Miami University in Middletown, Ohio.  The lecture was entitled, “Current Challenges to Civil Liberties.”  Previous Casper lecturers include Supreme Court Justices William O. Douglas and Arthur Goldberg.  Strossen also was the guest lecturer in a Political Science class at Miami University.

3/31/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented at the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization’s IP Counsel conference in San Antonio. He spoke on the role of post-issuance administrative proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on pharmaceutical patents. The conference brought together head IP counsels of major pharmaceutical companies to discuss current topics of interest to their corporate clients. Click here for more information.

3/31/16 – Ruti Teitel spoke at the American Society for International Law’s annual meeting at the interest group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, together with UN Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff, where they both gave status updates on the field of Transitional Justice.

3/23/16 – Richard Chused participated in a well-attended panel presentation jointly sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section of the New York State Bar Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. The topic was: “Protecting Your Share, Respecting What’s Fair: Sampling and Co-Authorship in Pop, Urban and Dance Music— Relevant Legal Precedent and Practical Legal Tips for Songwriters, Artists and Producers.” The session was held at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY. Joining Richard on the panel were two prominent intellectual property lawyers–Barry Werbin and Dorothy Weber, musicologist Judith Fennell, and Michael “Blue” Williams, a prominent music producer and manager in the hip-hop and rap worlds.

3/24/16 –  Nadine Strossen delivered a lecture at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, entitled “Freedom of Speech and Equality:  Do We Have to Choose?”  She also addressed the “Campus Y,” the umbrella organization of more than 300 UNC student groups working on a wide range of social justice issues.

3/23/16 – Deborah Archer spoke at the meeting of the New York County Lawyer’s Association Committee on Civil Rights and Liberties. Deborah’s talk will focus on criminal justice reform, community policing, and responding to claims of police brutality.

3/22/16 –  Nadine Strossen gave the Keynote Presentation for Women’s Law Week at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She also made a guest presentation in the Media Law course at the University of Michigan Law School.

3/18/16 – Ari Waldman was an invited speaker at a Loyola Law School Consumer Law Review symposium, “Advertising in Digital Media.” Ari spoke about his research on the impact of trust on our decisions to share personal information online.

3/18/16 – Robert Blecker participated in a Panel “Differentiating Between the Real World and the Sports World” with opening remarks:  “Penalties:  A Price or Punishment?”  in Cardozo Law School’s 4th Annual Law & Sport Symposium.

3/18/16 – Rebecca Roiphe presented her article, “The Decline of Professionalism, at Georgetown Law School’s symposium, Remaining Ethical Lawyers in a Changing Profession.”

3/17/16 – Ari Waldman delivered talks in Orange County, CA, for students, scholars, practitioners, and state regulators, as part of being named the 2016 Distinguished Speaker in Privacy Law by Whittier Law School.

3/14/16 – Houman Shadab moderated the panel “NYLS Alumni in Business and Entrepreneurship: Stories of Initiative and Determination” co-sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and the Center for Business and Financial Law. The panel was made up of Steven R. Harber ‘92, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Apogee Legal LLC, Michael Dalewitz ‘04, Founder & CEO, Inspired Review LLC, David Schnurman ‘06, CEO, FurtherEd/Lawline, Vasily Malyshev ‘14, CEO, Messapps, and Daphné Pierre ‘15, Co-founder, STARTNOO, LLC.

3/12/16 – Ari Waldman spoke at a day-long summit on cyberharassment, at the annual culture festival, SXSW, in Austin, Texas. The summit, planned in response to Gamergate threats and SXSW’s cancellation of two panels because of those threats, also featured other academic leaders, representatives from Facebook and other internet companies, members of Congress, and several technologists and platform designers.

3/10/16 – Robert Blecker was the guest lecturer in Prof. Michael McCann’s Seminar:  Professional Sports Law: The unique relationship between leagues, teams and players at UNH Law School.

3/10/16 – Nadine Strossen delivered the Annual Rudolph Schade Senior Lecture at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, titled “Criminal (In)Justice:  Reforming the System, Redeeming the Individual.”

3/10/16 – Lloyd Bonfield presented an historian’s version of the paper presented to the faculty on ‘Immigration Reform in the Age of Anne’ to a seminar in the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge.

3/9/16 – Ari Waldman (and for the next five Wednesdays after that), appears as a legal expert on the SyFy miniseries, “The Internet Ruined My Life.” The 6-episode show chronicles 12 devastating stories of cyberharassment and he provides legal and cultural context to each story. The show airs on Wednesdays at 10pm on SyFy.

3/8/16 – Michael Perlin, along with Yvonne Segars, Esq. (former State Public Defender of New Jersey, and currently a professor in the school of criminal justice at Kean University), presented the first of three webinars on Effective Representation of Defendants with Mental Disabilities in Criminal Courts and Drug Courts, under the auspices of the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University.

3/8/16 – Ruti Teitel led a reading workshop focused on a chapter from her book Humanity’s Law and hosted by the JSD Program at NYU School of Law.

3/4/16 – Rebecca Roiphe organized and facilitated a discussion sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s ethics committee. This was one of several round-table discussions around the country to help with the ongoing revision of the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Mental Health Standards. The conversation at NYLS brought together approximately 20 invited lawyers, academics, and mental-health experts.

3/3-3/5/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented at the first of four Thomas Edison Fellowship meetings in San Diego. The Thomas Edison Fellowship program, hosted by the Center for Protection in Intellectual Property, brings together both junior and senior patent law scholars for a series of invitation-only conferences on patent law and policy. This first conference focuses on patent law research methodologies.

3/2/16 – Michael Perlin presented two versions of his paper, “Had to be Held down by Big Police”:  A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Perspective on Interactions between Police and Persons with Mental Disabilities, — Fordham Urban L.J. – (2016) (forthcoming), co-authored with Alison J. Lynch, ’13, MA ’15: first to the Tri-State Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program run by the Albert Einstein School of Medicine (to be held at Bellevue Hospital), and second (this with Alison) at a Brown Bag workshop to forensic psychology graduate students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

3/2/16 – Houman Shadab spoke on a keynote panel “Bitcoin, Block Chain and the Future” at the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) 17th Annual Convention. GARP is a leading professional association for risk managers with over 150,000 members in 195 countries. Other speakers on the panel included John Betts, CEO, Noble Markets, and Ron Papanek, Managing Director, Head of Products, Symbiont.

3/2/16 – Houman Shadab moderated a Legal Hackers panel discussion “Decrypting Virtual Currency Regulation” held at Dev BootCamp NYC, a provider of coding education. Speakers on the panel included Carol Spawn Desmond, Managing Director at SEC Compliance Consultants, Inc., and Gregory Xethalis, Counsel at Kaye Scholer LLP. Legal Hackers is a global organization that addresses challenges at the intersection of law and technology.

3/1/16 – Ruti Teitel participated in panel as part of an event hosted by the NYLS Latin American Law Students Association titled “Current State of Affairs: Latin America.” The other panelists were Dr. Josue Fiallo, Special Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, and Betty Lugo, Pecheco & Lugo Pllc, and President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

2/29/16 – Michael Perlin did a webinar for the National Association of Public Defenders, on How Sanism Poisons the Attorney-Client Relationship in Criminal Cases, an expansion of a paper he presented in November 2015 to the American Society of Criminology.

2/29/16 – Rebecca Roiphe presented her article, “Prosecutors’ Conflicts of Interest” (co-authored with Professor Bruce Green) at St. John’s Law School faculty workshop.

2/29/16 – Ruti Teitel held a discussion with Dr. Rudina Jasini, Oxford University, Faculty of Law titled “Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice. The Case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Real Power or Empty Rhetoric?”

2/27/16 – Stacy-Ann Elvy presented her paper “Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond” at the International Contracts Conference, which was held at St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio.

2/26/16 – Nadine Strossen participated in a conference at Brooklyn Law School, entitled, “Free Speech Under Fire.”  She spoke on a panel about hate speech; her co-panelists were Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, NYU School of Law; Sahar Aziz, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law, and Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

2/24/16 – Deborah Archer delivered the keynote address for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), New York District Office’s Black History Month celebration.

2/24/16 – Houman Shadab co-organized and presented on settlement finality at the “Shared Ledgers and Financial Law Roundtable” at Harvard Law School hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and R3CEV. Participants included those from a wide range of law firms, governmental bodies, financial institutions, and startups, including Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Gottlieb, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Bank of England, Nasdaq, and Symbiont. New York Law School students Meggin Bednarczyk and Anthony Ilacqua attended and participated in the roundtable by contributing to a discussion summary document.

2/23/16 – Nadine Strossen delivered a lecture titled “Freedom for the Thought that we Hate,” at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. On that same date, she also spoke at a dinner that was hosted by Purdue President Mitch Daniels (former Indiana Governor) for Indiana Supreme Court Justices, other government officials, and Purdue University leaders, about “Current Civil Liberties Issues.”

2/22/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented, via Skype, a talk, “Lessons from the CRISPR Patent Dispute” at the University of Buffalo Law School’s colloquium, “Law, Genetics, Society: Engineering the Future.” The colloquium brought together faculty and students from throughout the Buffalo campus, including participants in the Law, English, Pharmacology, Genetics, and Engineering departments.

2/20/16 – Deborah Archer and Tamara Belinfanti presented an overview of the Unshared Bounty Project and discussed their new work on food deserts and transaction costs at the “Poverty Law: Academic Activism” conference at Seattle University School of Law.

2/18-2/20/16 – Anthony Crowell is attended and participated in the ABA’s Annual Deans Workshop in San Francisco. He also took the opportunity to meet with admitted applicants for the 2016-17 academic year and alumni.

2/19/16 – Nadine Strossen delivered a lecture at “Liberty Forum 2016-Living Liberty,” sponsored by the Free State Project, in Manchester, New Hampshire, on “The Endangered State of Campus Civil Liberties.”

2/19/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented his talk, “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework” at the 2016 Works in Progress in IP Conference at the University of Washington.

2/18/16 – Michael Perlin spoke to the mid-winter meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin, TX on “ ‘Infinity Goes up on Trial’: Sanism, Pretextuality, and the Representation of Defendants with Mental Disabilities.”

2/16/16 – Lenni Benson spoke at the American Constitutional Society Chapter at Moritz College of Law about “Access to Justice for Children in Deportation Proceedings.”

2/15/16 – Lenni Benson spoke about “The Unaccompanied Minor Crisis: Why Current Removal Proceedings Do Not Promote the Best Interests of the Child” at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. This talk will later become an article published in the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Journal of Immigration and Nationality Law Review.

2/11/16 – David Schoenbrod delivered the keynote address at the Air & Waste Management Association’s 2016 Annual Hot Air Convention.

2/10/16 – Houman Shadab spoke by invitation at the Yale Law School Federalist Society’s Young Scholars Workshop on Bitcoin, blockchains, and smart contracts.

2/10/16 – David Schoenbrod spoke on the topic of the Clean Air Act at Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center.

2/6/16 – Ari Waldman gave a talk, “Privacy, Data, and Cyberharassment of Students,” at the University of Miami Law School’s Law Review symposium, “The Constitution on Campus.” The symposium, at which Justice John Paul Stevens delivered the keynote, brought together leading speech and privacy scholars to address questions of data collection, harassment, sexual violence, and speech.

2/4/16 – Rebecca Roiphe moderated a panel organized by the Criminal Justice Project on New York’s new police force policy. The panel consisted of representatives from the CCRB, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the New York Police Department, as well as a civil rights lawyer and the former Chief Assistant at DANY.

2/2/16 – Nadine Strossen moderated a panel on “World Refugee Crisis” with Michael Abramowitz, director, USHMM Levine Institute for Holocaust Education; Elisa Massimino, president and CEO of Human Rights First; and T. Alexander Aleinikoff, visiting professor, Columbia University; moderated by Nadine Strossen, former president, American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008). The event took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

2/2/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented his working paper, “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework” at the George Mason University School of Law Faculty Workshop.

2/1/16 – Ruti Teitel participated on a panel at NYU sponsored by the International Law Society and United Nations Development Programme titled “Trends in Transitional Justice and International Development.”

1/29/16 – Mariana Hogan demonstrated Effective Story Telling in Opening Statements and Use of Rhetorical Tools in Closing Argument at Covington and Burling in Washington, DC. 

1/30/16 – Nadine Strossen spoke at the “Summit Series” in Eden, Utah. This is an invitation-only series of events that draws mostly Millennial entrepreneurs and artists. Other speakers in the Series have included former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

1/29/16 – Alan I. Appel ’76 moderated a panel at the Section of Taxation: 2016 Midyear Meeting entitled “Advanced Withholding Taxation – A Guide for the Perplexed.”  The panel explored the potential withholding tax considerations that may arise from transactions which do not initially appear to be subject to a withholding obligation. The panel also discussed some planning suggestions to deal with unexpected withholding tax obligations.

1/29/16 – Anthony Crowell served on a panel at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting entitled “Training Today’s Attorneys to Resolve Tomorrow’s Disputes,” which was moderated by Kris Franklin. The symposium was a joint project of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and the New York Law School ADR Skills Program and was organized and coordinated by Peter Phillips.

1/28/16 – Art Leonard was a panelist for the LGBT Law Foundation’s annual LGBT Law Year in Review program.

1/28/16 – Houman Shadab was a keynote speaker at the Bank of New York Mellon’s “Blockchain Day.” Houman spoke about the data architecture and regulatory implications of distributed ledger technology for securities and derivatives. Other participants included Suresh Kumar, BNY Mellon’s Chief Information Officer, and Tim Swanson, Director of Market Research for R3CEV. BNY Mellon is the world’s largest custody bank and its predecessor institution, The Bank of New York, was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton.

1/27/16 – Jacob Sherkow presented his working paper, “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework,” to the University of Illinois College of Law IP Colloquium, in Champaign, Illinois.

1/26/16 – Lenni Benson spoke at Cardozo School of Law at a conference titled “Due Process and Access to Justice for Immigrants Conference.”

1/26/16 – Michael Perlin participated via YouTube for the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture at the Annual Inns of Court Banquet at Stetson University College of Law in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

1/23/16 – Ari Waldman gave his invited talk, “Trust and the Propensity to Share,” at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law symposium, “The Frontiers of Privacy Regulation.” The talk touched on how not only is user-website trust important in users’ willingness to share personal information online, but also on how users’ judge a website by who else uses the website. Ari presented original research to an audience that included lawyers, Canadian privacy regulators, and government officials.

1/22/16 – Houman Shadab presented a paper at the 12th Annual Symposium of the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy at George Mason University School of Law held in honor of the legacy of Professor Henry G. Manne. Houman discussed Manne’s work on the economics of mandatory disclosure in light of the U.S. equity crowdfunding regime created by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012.

1/22/16 – Nadine Strossen participated in a debate sponsored by the Oregon State University Socratic Club in Corvallis, Oregon, on the topic:  “Abortion: Legal Right or Moral Wrong?”  (This was on the eve of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade). She debated University of North Carolina Professor Michael Adams, a prominent pro-life advocate.

1/21/16 – Nadine Strossen debated against Dr. Mike Adams (University of North Carolina) at Oregon State University, sponsored by the OSU Socratic Club on the topic: “Abortion:  Legal Right or Moral Wrong?

1/20/16 – Lenni Benson and Claire Thomas spoke at Albany Law School for a CLE on “Representing Immigrant Children.”

1/15/16 – William LaPiana spoke at the monthly meeting of the Surrogate’s Court Committee of the New York County Lawyer’s Association on the Obergefell decision as well as current New York wills and trusts cases and proposed New York legislation.

1/13/16 – William LaPiana spoke on January 13 at the 50th Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning sponsored by the University of Miami and held in Orlando, Florida.  Bill and Joshua S. Rubenstein of Katten Muchin Rosemann LLP presented a program entitled “Estate Planning for Same-Sex and Unmarried Couples after Obergefell: Detriment or Opportunity?”  Bill spoke on the nationalization of same-sex marriage after the Obergefell decision.

1/12/16 – Jacob Sherkow gave a talk at the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences (via Skype) on the CRISPR patent dispute, and earlier today, he presented, and received commentary on, a working paper titled “Patent Litigation, Patent Regulation: A Framework,” at NYU’s Tri-State Region IP Workshop. His commentator was NYU professor and antitrust expert C. Scott Hemphill.

1/10/16 – Ruti Teitel moderated a panel for an AALS program, The Future of Global Finance: A Roundtable and Houman Shadab served on the panel.‎

1/8/16 – Tamara Belinfanti was a speaker, selected from a call for papers, as part of the AALS program ‎The Corporate Law and Economics Revolution 40 Years Later: The Impact of Economics and Finance Scholarship on Modern Corporate Law (New York, NY).

1/8/16 – Kris Franklin introduced the AALS program, The Pedagogy of Procedure: Using Civil Procedure to Showcase Innovative Teaching Methods for the Section on Teaching Methods that she chairs (New York NY).

1/7/16 – Stephen J. Ellmann moderated an AALS panel, Successes and Challenges in the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Africa (New York, NY).