New York, NY (August 26, 2008)—New York Law School’s Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Stephen J. Ellmann, has announced the appointment of new faculty, including five full-time and three visiting professors, and the promotion of an existing faculty member.
“We’re very pleased to welcome this talented and diverse group of faculty to New York Law School,” Dean Ellmann said. “Our new colleagues have a wide range of expertise, from real estate to civil rights, intellectual property, financial services, family and adoption law, criminal law, and legal writing. They will be able to help our students learn both legal theory and legal practice, and their addition to an already dynamic faculty will help further the growth and reputation of the Law School.”
Marshall Tracht, Professor of Law and Director, LL.M. in Real Estate
Marshall Tracht joined the Law School as a Visiting Professor of Law during the 2007–08 academic year and has recently been appointed full Professor of Law. He will continue his work with the Center for Real Estate Studies and direct the Law School’s new LL.M. in Real Estate program, slated to begin in the spring 2009 semester. He teaches Bankruptcy, Real Estate Transactions and Finance, and Advanced Real Estate Financing. Previously, Professor Tracht was a member of the Hofstra University School of Law faculty for 14 years, serving as Vice Dean from 2001 to 2006. He is co-author of a leading textbook on real estate law, a member of the editorial board of The Banking Law Journal, a contributing editor to the Real Estate Law Report, and has written extensively in the areas of real estate development and construction financing, workouts, and bankruptcy. His articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review and Vanderbilt Law Review, among others, and he was a winner of the 1997–98 Grant Gilmore Award for excellence in legal scholarship. Before going into academia, Professor Tracht practiced in the real estate and bankruptcy groups at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C.
Education: Yale University, B.A. 1983 cum laude; University of Pennsylvania, J.D. 1990 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; M.B.A. 1990 with distinction
Law Clerk, Hon. S. Martin Teel Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
Elise C. Boddie, Associate Professor of Law
Elise C. Boddie will teach Constitutional Law, Land Use Regulation, and Special Topics in State and Local Government at the Law School. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at Fordham Law School. Professor Boddie entered academia after practicing civil rights litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF), where she was an associate director of litigation and directed LDF’s Education Program. She has litigated at the trial and appellate levels in the areas of affirmative action, employment, school desegregation, and economic justice and has argued in both the Eighth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. Before working at LDF, Professor Boddie practiced corporate litigation in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and was the first recipient of the Fried Frank/NAACP-LDF fellowship. She has appeared on CNBC Live, the Tavis Smiley show, and Court TV and has made guest appearances on several radio programs. She has served on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Labor & Employment Committee.
Education: Yale College, B.A. 1990 cum laude; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, M.P.P. 1996; Harvard Law School, J.D. 1996 cum laude (Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Executive Editor)
Law Clerk, Hon. Robert L. Carter, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Richard H. Chused, Professor of Law
Richard H. Chused is a prolific scholar and an expert on property law, law and gender, copyright law, and cyberlaw. He will teach Civil Procedure and Gender in U.S. Legal History during the 2008–09 academic year. He was formerly Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught for 35 years. During 2004–05 he received a Senior Scholar Fulbright Grant to teach on the Law Faculty of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Before joining Georgetown’s faculty in 1973, he taught for five years at Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Professor Chused is also a member of various history associations and the Society of American Law Teachers, where he was the Webmaster and a Board of Governors member for many years. He has published numerous books and articles on the legal history of gender and property law, and teaching texts in copyright and property. His recently published work includes a book chapter on the treatment of the poor in American landlord-tenant law, an article on copyright law in the digital age, a lengthy history of the famous landlord-tenant case Javins v. First National Realty Corporation, a historical essay on Myra Bradwell’s Chicago Legal News, and a history of landlord-tenant court in New York City at the turn of the 20th century.
Education: Brown University, B.A. 1965 cum laude; University of Chicago, J.D. 1968 (University of Chicago Law Review, Topics and Comments Editor), Bowman C. Lingle Fellow in Urban Studies, 1966–67
Ronald H. Filler, Professor of Law and Director, Center on Financial Services Law
Ronald H. Filler is an expert in the area of financial services law. He joins the Law School as Professor of Law and Director of the School’s newest academic center, the Center on Financial Services Law. He will teach Derivatives Market Regulation, Special Topics in Corporate Law: Financial Services Seminar and Workshop, and Special Topics in Corporate Law: Regulation of Brokers/Dealers and Futures Commissions Merchants. Professor Filler was previously the Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers. He has spoken at hundreds of industry conferences and seminars during his more than 30 years in the futures and derivatives legal fields and has taught several different courses as an adjunct professor of law at four U.S. law schools, including New York Law School, the University of Illinois, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Brooklyn Law School. He founded the Commodities Law Institute at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1978, and this institute became the futures industry’s leading academic law program through 1995. Professor Filler has served on numerous industry boards and advisory committees during his career and, most recently, as a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, the CME Clearing House Risk Operating Committee, The Clearing Corporation Board of Directors, the FIA Board of Directors, and the FIA Law and Compliance Division Executive Committee.
Education: University of Illinois, B.A. 1970; George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1973 with honors; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation 1976
Anne Goldstein, Professor of Law and Director, First-year Legal Skills Program
Anne Goldstein comes to the Law School from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she taught in both the clinical and first-year Lawyering Process programs and was Director of Lawyering Process for two years. As Director of New York Law School’s new First-year Legal Skills Program, Professor Goldstein will design curriculum and hire faculty to teach a new skills course, slated to begin in fall 2010, aimed at deepening students’ mastery of legal analysis and at introducing them to the application of their analytical and communication skills in legal writing, oral advocacy, interviewing, and counseling. She will also teach Lawyering. Professor Goldstein’s teaching emphasizes pro bono legal service; she received the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2007 Pro Bono Award and the University of Connecticut Public Interest Law Group’s first annual Cornelius J. Scanlon Award for her work “encouraging the practice of public interest law.” Prior to academia, Professor Goldstein was a member of Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, in Hartford, Connecticut, where she represented individual employees and unions in employment and labor matters. She is a founding member of the board of directors for the nonprofit literary publisher Paris Press, was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee, and was President of the Board of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation.
Education: Radcliffe College, Harvard University, A.B. 1978 magna cum laude; New York University School of Law, J.D. 1984 cum laude (NYU Review of Law & Social Change, Senior Articles Editor)
Law Clerk, Hon. Ellen A. Peters, Connecticut Supreme Court
Gerald Korngold, Professor of Law
Gerald Korngold will rejoin the New York Law School faculty beginning in the fall 2008 semester. He comes to the Law School from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was the McCurdy Professor of Law, and also served as Dean from 1997 to 2006. Professor Korngold will teach the Center for Real Estate Studies Harlan Capstone, Real Estate Transactions, and Property. He was a faculty member at New York Law School from 1979 to 1987 and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1984 to 1986. He has lectured nationally and internationally on land and property law issues and writes and teaches in the fields of property and real estate law. He is the author of Private Land Use Arrangements: Easements, Real Covenants, and Equitable Servitudes (Juris Publishing, 2004); co-author of two casebooks, Real Estate Transactions: Cases and Materials on Land Transfer, Development, and Finance (Foundation Press, 2002) and Cases and Text on Property (Aspen Publishers, 2004); and co-editor of Property Stories (Foundation Press, 2004). Professor Korngold has also published numerous articles in law reviews and journals. His current research focuses on privatization of public land use regulation, real estate transactions, comparative global property rights, and other issues. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Education: The College, University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1974 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. 1977 cum laude (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Editor)
Dan Hunter, Visiting Professor of Law
Dan Hunter is a visiting professor at New York Law School. For the 2008–09 academic year, he will teach Information Law, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Property, and Trademarks and Unfair Competition. He continues his involvement this year as organizer of the Law School’s State of Play and Amateur Hour conferences. He is an expert on cyberspace and Internet law, artificial intelligence and cognitive science models of law, and electronic commerce regulation. Professor Hunter has been a tenured faculty member at the University of Melbourne Law School and at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at Cambridge University, England, where he held the Herchel Smith Research Fellowship in Intellectual Property Law at Emmanuel College. Professor Hunter regularly publishes on issues dealing with the intersection of computers and law, including the regulation of virtual worlds, the use of artificial intelligence in law, and high technology aspects of intellectual property. He was one of the first scholars to examine the social significance of virtual worlds. His research has appeared in journals such as the California Law Review, Texas Law Review, and the Journal of Legal Education. He co-founded the blog Terra Nova, and has run the 2006, 2007, and 2008 State of Play Conferences, presented by New York Law School.
Education: Monash University, B.S. 1987, LL.B. 1989 with honors; University of Melbourne, LL.M. 1996; University of Cambridge, Ph.D. 1999; Fulbright Postgraduate Fellowship, 1995
Herchel Smith Research Fellowship in Intellectual Property Law; Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1995; Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, 2005–06
Kevin Noble Maillard, Visiting Professor of Law
Kevin Noble Maillard is Assistant Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, where he also coordinates the Angela S. Cooney Colloquium on Law and Humanities. He will join New York Law School in spring 2009 to teach Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests and Special Topics in Family Law: Adoption. Professor Maillard regularly writes and presents on topics such as family law and adoption law, trusts and estates, mixed race law, and legal history. His work has appeared in Law & Inequality, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, the American Indian Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review. His current book project studies the impact of Loving v. Virginia on contemporary legal and social culture. Prior to academia, Professor Maillard was an associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York, where he worked with the Native American practice group. He is a member of the Mekesukey Band of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
Education: Duke University, B.A. 1994; University of Michigan, M.A. 1999; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. 2002 (University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Symposium Editor); University of Michigan, Ph.D. 2004
Frank M. Tuerkheimer, Visiting Professor of Law
Frank M. Tuerkheimer is Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, where he has taught since 1970. He will join the Law School in spring 2009 to teach Evidence. He has written numerous articles on evidence and criminal law issues and is the author of Evidence: Theory and Practice, an electronic book that explains the rules of evidence and provides links to sections of a complete trial transcript to illustrate application of the rules. Previously, Professor Tuerkheimer was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York where, among other prosecutions, he charged process servers with violations of the Civil Rights Act, the first instance in which deprivations of property were alleged under the 100-year-old law. He was also an associate special Watergate prosecutor, and headed the prosecution of former Secretary of the Treasury John Connally. As United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, he instituted a model Clean Water Act program, which was then implemented in other jurisdictions. Since 1985, Professor Tuerkheimer has been Of Counsel with the Madison, Wisconsin law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. He has represented Wisconsin regulatory agencies in disciplinary cases against judges and attorneys and was a Senate appointee to the Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal. He is also a consultant to USA Today on legal questions.
Education: Columbia College, B.A. 1960; New York University Law School, LL.B. 1963 cum laude (New York University Law Review, Notes Editor)
Law Clerk, Hon. Edward Weinfeld, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its eight academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program. www.nyls.edu
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