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).

Michael Botein
Professor of Law, Emeritus
Director, Media Center. Emeritus

Education:
Weselyan, B.A. 1966
Cornell University, J.D. 1969

Mass media expert, lecturing frequently overseas. Served as Federal Communications Commission consultant and as leader in communications for a variety of private institutions, both corporate and nonprofit.

James Brook
Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
Harvard University, B.A. 1968 magna cum laude
Harvard University, J.D. 1972 cum laude
Columbia University, LL.M. 1983

Expert in commercial transactions, contracts, and credit.

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.

Lawrence M. Grosberg
Professof of Law, Emeritus

Education:
University of Southern California, B.A. 1965 cum laude, Order of the Palm
Columbia, J.D. 1969 (Journal of Transnational Law, Editor)

Taught at Columbia and New York Law School for several years and prior to academia, ran a legal services office in Manhattan and was an associate at Spear & Hill.

Aleta G. Estreicher
Professor of Law, Emerita

Education:
Bryn Mawr, A.B. 1970 cum laude praeter morem
Columbia University, J.D. 1981

Former Law Clerk, Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Recognized authority on securities regulation and corporate law.

Randolph N. Jonakait
Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
Princeton, A.B. 1967 cum laude
University of Chicago, J.D. 1970
New York University, LL.M. 1971, Arthur Garfield Hays Graduate Civil Liberties Fellow, 1970-71.

Former attorney at the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society. Spent several years working on a full range of felony cases. A former Garfield Graduate Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union, New York City Human Rights Commission. Professor of Law, New York Law School.

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.

Carlin Meyer
Professor of Law, Emerita

Education:
Radcliffe, B.A. 1970 cum laude
Rutgers University, J.D. 1974
Yale University, L.L.M. 1988

Frequent speaker on issues of sex, sexuality, family, and gender, as well as employment law and practice. Served on New York City Mayor’s Commission on Status of Women and former president of New York City Chapter of National Lawyers Guild. Arbitrator since 1990, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and pro bono consultant for nonprofit organizations on employment issues.

Stephen A. Newman
Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1967
Columbia University, J.D. 1970

Addresses personal, often controversial, issues of euthanasia, right to die, cloning, and cases involving children, as well as consumer law. Legal topics columnist, New York magazine, 1980–88.

Michael Perlin
Professor of Law, Emeritus

Education:
Rutgers University, A.B. 1966 magna cum laude
Columbia University, J.D. 1969

Award-winning author on mental disability law and insanity defense. Serves on the Advisory Board of the Center of Excellence for Children, Family and the Law at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (Boston,MA), and the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Advancement of Law and Mental Health at Monash Univeristy (Melbourne, Australia) and lectures frequently on all continents on the relationship between international human rights and mental disability law. Testifies in trials as expert witness on questions of effectiveness of counsel in cases involving mentally disabled criminal defendants.

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.