Emeriti

The Honorable Frederic S. Berman ’51
Adjunct Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
New York Law School, LL.B. 1951
Columbia College, A.B. 1949

Honored in 2003 for his 45 years as an adjunct professor at New York Law School. Judicial hearing officer, New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Court of the State of New York. Referee, Appellate Division, First Department. Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers Inc. (NASD).

Sydney M. Cone III
C.V. Star Professor of the Law of International Trade and Finance, Emeritus
Director, Center for International Law. Emeritus

Education:
Haverford, B.A. 1952 summa cum laude
Yale, LL.B. 1959 (Law Journal, Editor in Chief)

Expert in international business law. Instrumental in developing rules for foreign lawyers practicing in United States, Europe, Hong Kong, and Japan. Member, Council on Foreign Relations and American Bar Association, Joint Working Group with Bar Council of European Community, and various committees of New York State and New York City Bar Associations. Partner for many years in firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

B. James George Jr.
Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
Michigan, B.A. 1949, J.D. 1951 (Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor)
New York Theological Seminary, M.Div. 1993

Taught at Michigan, Wayne State, and New York Law School. Former president, Southwestern Legal Foundation. Member, American Law Institute and Japanese-American Society for Legal Studies. Authority on Comparative Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Domestic Relations; Evidence; International Law.

Quintin Johnstone
Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
University of Chicago, A.B. 1936, J.D. 1938
Cornell, LL.M. 1941
Yale, J.S.D. 1951
Quinnipiac, D.H.L. 1993.
Justice S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law at Yale, 1964–85. Dean and Professor of Law at Haile Selassie I University (now Addis Ababa University), 1967–69.

Kim M. Lang
Professor of Law, Emerita

Education:
Ohio State University, B.A. 1948
Radcliffe, M.A. 1950
Georgetown, J.D. 1960 (Law Journal)
Harvard, Ph.D. 1972.

Former Foreign Service Officer and U.S. Vice Consul. Served as Attorney for U.S. Department of Justice and worked five years in private practice.

Richard A. Matasar
Dean Emeritus

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1974, magna cum laude, J.D. 1977 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif (Law Review, Research and Writing Editor)
Law Clerk, Hon. Max Rosenn, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

President and Dean, New York Law School, 2000–2011. Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, where he also served as Dean from 1996 to 1999. Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law (1991–96). Professor of Law (1980–1991) and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1989 to 1991), University of Iowa College of Law.

Joyce D. Saltalamachia
Professor of Law, Emerita

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B. 1969, M.L.S. 1970
Golden Gate University, J.D. 1976 (Law Review, Research and Articles Editor)

The first librarian to serve as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in Washington, D.C. Professor Saltalamachia is an expert on the delivery of services in academic law libraries, with extensive experience in the law school accreditation process, and an authority on delivery of services in academic law libraries, as well as on issues of modern legal research. Gavel Awards Screening Committee of the American Bar Association, Member.

James F. Simon
Martin Professor of Law, Emeritus
Dean Emeritus

Education:
Yale, B.A. 1961; LL.B. 1964
New York Law School, LL.D. 1992
Ford Foundation Africa-Asia Fellowship, India, 1964-65
Law and Humanities Fellowship, Harvard, 1974-75

Dean, New York Law School, 1983-92. Award-winning author of books on modern Supreme Court and its justices. Former correspondent and contributing author of Time magazine.

Michael B.W. Sinclair
Professor of Law Emeritus

Education:
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, B.A. 1968; B.A. Hons. (First Class in Philosophy) 1970; Ph.D. 1974
University of Michigan, Fulbright Fellow (Linguistics) 1973; J.D. 1978 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Expert in statutory interpretation. He has also written in the areas of contracts, commercial law, intellectual property, banking, feminist theory, jurisprudence, common law, legal method, and payment systems. Before joining NYLS, he was an assistant professor at the School of Law at Indiana University. Previously, he was in private practice with Dickinson Wright Moon VanDusen & Freeman, specializing in commercial litigation, finance, and municipal bonds.