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Faculty/Student Presentation Day

April 2, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


Sixth Annual Faculty-Student Presentation Day – April 2, 2014

Welcome to New York Law School’s sixth all-day, in-house symposium, a day set aside for faculty and students to engage with each other in the process of creative and insightful work – from the application of lawyering skills to client needs to the writing of scholarly articles. You’ll have the chance to encounter a range of the perspectives of our faculty in the sessions today, but the name of the day – Faculty/Student Presentation Day – reflects our emphasis on the work of New York Law School’s students as well. In fact, as you’ll see as you look through the program, most of today’s presenters, over 50 in all, are NYLS students.


We hope you will join us for the Day’s events. Come to the panels, but not just to hear your teachers and fellow students speak – as much as we expect you’ll enjoy that. Come ready to engage with them, to make comments and ask questions, so that this Day isn’t just a day of “no classes” but a day for insight, understanding and fun!


Dean Anthony Crowell

Professor Stephen Ellmann

Professor Frank Munger

Program Summary


First Session: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Advising Start-ups in Silicon Alley

Prof. Houman Shadab, moderator

Panelists: Zach Davison, 3L; Eliot Lief, 3L; Helen Quigley, 3L; Joshua N. Stanfield, 3L


Detention in the War Against Terrorism

Prof. Stephen Ellmann, Moderator

Panelists: Lauren Conway, 2L;Michael Di Paolo, 2L; Melissa Jangl, 2L; William Kostas, 3L; Cong Li, 3L



Second Session: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Reflections  on Studying Law: American Business Law LL.M. Candidates Speak About Law and Lawyering
Prof. Lynn Su, co-moderator
Hazel Weiser, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, co-moderator
Panelists: Roberth Angeles (Peru); Aleksandr Iovel (Ukraine); Sarai Korpacz (Nigeria); Ardita Kraja (Albania); Sampada Solapurkar (India)


Building a Disability Rights Information Center for Asia and the Pacific: How a Website Can Promote Social Justice
Prof. Michael Perlin, Moderator
Panelists: Catherine Bareeda, 2L; Katherine Davies, 2L; Barbara Wheatle, 2L; Stephanie Mendelsohn, 2L


Skills Education: New Directions

Panelists: Prof. Carol Buckler; Prof. Richard Marsico; William Lemon, 4L; Nicole Reustle, 4L


Third Session (with lunch): 12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: Reflections and Perspectives on United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry

Dean Anthony Crowell, moderator

Panelists: Prof. Arthur Leonard; Prof. Kris Franklin; Prof. Doni Gewirtzman; Prof. Edward Purcell; Prof. Ari Waldman


Fourth Session: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Your Legal Education: What Should it Look Like?

Panelists: Dean Anthony Crowell; Prof. Stephen Ellmann; Prof. Kris Franklin; Prof. Doni Gewirtzman; Prof. Anne Goldstein; Maria Luna, 2L; Jeffrey Meyers, 2L; Eugene Schlesinger, 2L


Information Law and Technology

Panelists: Prof. Ari Waldman; Prof. Michael Botein; Prof. Bryan Choi; Prof. Richard Chused; Prof. Houman Shadab; Elisabeth Schiffbauer, 2L



Scholarship by NYLS Students

Prof. Michelle Zierler, moderator

Panelists: Zach Davison, 3L; Chris Ferreira, 2L; Erik Lane, 2L; Helen Quigley, 3L;


From Doctrine to Digital Communication:  How the NYLS Sports Law Blog Taught Me How to Talk About the Law

Prof. Jodi Balsam, Moderator

Panelists: Austin Cohen, 2L; Brayndi Grassi,  2L; Trevor Kilduff, 2L; Rick Meyer ’14; Bretta Oluyede, 2L; Christina Teoli, 2L; Michelle Torres, 3L



Fifth Session: 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.


Safe Passage Project presents: Passages for Children in Immigration law

Prof. Lenni Benson, moderator

Panelists: Prof. Melynda Barnhart; Claire Thomas, NYLS alumna, Staff Attorney, Safe Passage Project; Kara Kelly (3L); Luisa Lebron (3L); Natalie Bello (3L)


Evidence Issues in Social and Mainstream Media

Prof. Heidi K. Brown, moderator

Panelists: Matthew Bobrow, 2L; Chris Ferreira, 2L; Ashley Horn, 2L; Jeffrey Meyers, 2L; Hayley Pine, 2L


A Progress Report on the Clinical Year

Prof. Stephen Ellmann

Panelists: Adjunct Prof. Katherine Greenberg; Adjunct Prof. Stephen Louis; Adjunct Prof. Corinne Schiff; Erin Phillips, 3L; Samantha Schonfeld, 3L


Sixth Session (with dinner): 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Approximately 1/2 hour of this period is meant for dinner; the presentations will begin by 6:30 p.m.


Abbey Center Capstone Projects: Student Contributions to Family Law Practice

Adjunct Prof. Lisa Grumet, moderator

Panelists: Michael Cabasso, 3L; Janine Diljohn, 4L; Mallory McGee, 2L;Sabine Rospide, 4L


European Union Competition Law: Concerted Practices by Object and ECJ Decision Making

Kelly Weiner, Fellow, Center for International Law, moderator

Panelists: Prof. Lloyd Bonfield; Golriz Amid, 3L; Jihad Hakamy, 3L; Jan Gabriel Hisugan, 3L; David Lighthouse, 3L;Malvina Mardirosyan, 3L; Ian Moriarty, 3L; John Zunin, 3L


April 2, 2014
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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