NYLS in the News

Newsweek, “Housing: The Other Civil Rights Movement.”

By Victoria Bekiempis
December 11, 2014

 

 

 

 

Housing Forum at NYLS
Subject: Right to Counsel

Two New York City council members, Mark D. Levine and Vanessa Gibson, have proposed a bill that would guarantee low-income tenants’ right to an attorney if they’re facing eviction and can’t pay for counsel. On December 5, the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School held a forum on the right to counsel in eviction proceedings.

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Gay City News, “Married Lesbian Denied Usual Parental Presumption.”

By Arthur Leonard
December 11, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: LGBT Rights; Family Law

The standard rule in family law is that the legal spouse of a woman who gives birth to a child is presumed to be the child’s legal parent. Traditionally, that meant that when a married woman gave birth, her husband was accepted as the father. The doctrine was developed to ensure that children were not subjected to the legal status of illegitimacy.

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WalletHub, “Cities with the Highest and Lowest Population in Need.”

By Richie Bernado
December 11, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson
Subject: Immigration

I focus on the immigrant population. In my work as a law professor I assist immigrant youth to find pro bono attorneys. The population of young people traveling across borders alone is growing and this population is very vulnerable. On the other hand, the U.S. is a destination of choice for people of great wealth. A growing percentage of the expensive residential buildings in New York are being sold to foreign nationals. In my work, I would say the income gap is widening with many more people stuck in low wage areas or with lack of access to health benefits. Immigration status complicates the issues but is not the complete explanation.

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Capital New York, “Bharara: Decision May ‘Narrow’ Insider-Trading Cases.”

By Colby Hamilton
December 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Houman Shadab
Subject: Insider Trading

Law professor Houman Shadab, co-director of New York Law School’s Center for Business and Financial Law, called the court’s ruling “sound” and “forceful but not controversial.”

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New York Law Journal, “Law Students Speak Out Against Grand Jury Decisions.”

By Tania Karas
December 09, 2014

 

 

 

 

Sean Farrow 2L
Subject: Grand Jury Decisions

“There’s a strong feeling of anger and sadness on campus after multiple incidents where these cops are going free,” said New York Law School 2L Sean Farrow, who joined about 50 students, faculty and alumni at protests in New York City’s Foley Square and Union Square last week. “Everyone is not equal in the eyes of the law. This is exactly why we are in law school in the first place, because as a lawyer you can affect change and protect people’s rights.”

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Business Insurance, “Tort Reform Advocates See Hope in Republican Gains at State Level.”

By Mark A. Hoffman
December 07, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Joanne Doroshow
Subject: Tort Reform; Politics

A consumer advocate, however, said a philosophical divide among some Republicans could stymie tort reformers’ efforts. “There’s a concern, but not an overwhelming concern, about the prospect of tort reform passing at the state level,” said Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School in New York.

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Boston Globe, “Life–And Death Sentences.”

By Katharine Whittemore
December 06, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty; Capital Punishment

If you write about the death penalty, you need to come clean: I’m against it. And though this next book, which is pro-death penalty, did not change my mind, it definitely unnerved me. “The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) is a polemic-reportorial blend by Robert Blecker.

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Fox News, “Rolling Stone UVA Story Raises Questions.”

December 06, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Michelle Zierler
Subject: Journalism

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New York Observer, “Facing GOP State Senate, Gibson and Levine Push Tenant Lawyer Law.”

By Will Bredderman
December 05, 2014

 

 

 

 

Housing Forum at NYLS
Subject: Right to Counsel

Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Manhattan Councilman Mark Levine and tenant rights organizations rallied at New York Law School to push their bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction—and asserted the legislation has a special urgency now with a new, landlord-friendly Republican majority taking over the State Senate in January.

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Capital, “Council Members Push For Housing Counsel, Citing Garner.”

By Luca Marzorati
December 05, 2014

 

 

 

 

Housing Forum at NYLS
Subject: Right to Counsel

The press conference was part of a day-long forum on housing justice at New York Law School. Judges, legal scholars, advocates, and community leaders gathered to discuss the bill and its implications.

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