NYLS in the News

Habitat, “Life in the Big Apple: Where Did the Middle Class Go?”

April 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

Impact Center for Public Interest Law
Subject: Real Estate, Condo, Co-op, Property, Middle Class, Public Interest

Brickunderground reports that at “a recent Symposium on Inequality at New York Law School, sociologist Andrew Beveridge, who’s the co-founder of data site Social Explorer, revealed that [Manhattan] now holds the distinction of being the ‘most unequal county’ (of counties with more than 100,000 residents) in the country.”

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Jewish Link of New Jersey, “The Lessons Behind ‘Never Again.’”

By Jill Kirsch
April 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Michael Perlin
Subject: Prejudice, Holocaust, Genocide

Said Heather Ellis Cucolo, adjunct professor at New York Law School, and director of the Mental Disability Law Program, “The conference not only teaches us about the horrific events of the past but instructs us on the dangers of genocide and prejudice that exist today. As Professor Michael L. Perlin [professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School] astutely notes, ‘it appears painfully clear that, while the worst excesses of the past have mostly disappeared, the problem is not limited to the pages of history.’ For persons suffering from a mental disability, unconscionable crimes of torture, confinement, and degradation continue to support the desperate need for the enforcement of international human rights, protection against political abuse, and medical and psychiatric mistreatment. Therefore, I am grateful to Dr. Gallin and other contributors who continue to encourage academic think tanks on how to prevent continued crimes against humanity.”

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Boston Herald, “Full Court Press: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defiant gesture could be kiss of death.”

By Bob McGovern
April 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Boston Bombing, Terrorism

“I think it rebuts remorse as a mitigator later on,” said Robert Blecker, a death penalty expert and professor at New York Law School. “The jury became the security camera. They were able to peek in on him in prison and see what he was thinking. That photo says he was thinking, ‘Screw you.’ ”

 

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Fox News, “Birth of a nation? Czech pol claims to have established new country in no-man’s land.”

By Perry Chiaramonte
April 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lloyd Bonfield
Subject: International Business Law , Czech Republic,

Lloyd Bonfield, an international business law professor at New York Law School said that it’s likely the land where Liberland set up is already part of an existing nation.

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“Drew University Announces Partnerships with Two Area Law Schools.”

April 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS
Subject: Law School, Admissions

Starting this fall, Drew students interested in careers in the law will have the opportunity to gain admission to law school while earning their undergraduate degrees at Drew. Students who enroll in one of these dual-admission programs during their first year, and complete the necessary requirements during their time at Drew, will gain automatic admission to Seton Hall Law School or New York Law School.

 

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NPR, “Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?”

By NPR STAFF
April 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty

Robert Blecker (left), a professor at New York Law School, and Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, after their win. The team successfully argued against the motion, “Abolish The Death Penalty” at the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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NY Daily News, “De Blasio’s true national bid.”

By Errol Louis
April 21, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS
Subject: De Blasio, Mayor

The mayor and his commissioners see things differently, of course. Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, who is de Blasio’s pointman on developing the city’s universal prekindergarten system, made that clear at a conference on income inequality at New York Law School last week.

 

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USA Today, “Americans like government data, but not when it’s about them.”

By Elizabeth Weise
April 21, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Beth Noveck
Subject: Government, Ethics

In reality, they’re using this information every day, said Beth Simone Noveck, a professor at New York University who directs The Governance Lab, which works on the strengthen open government initiatives.

 

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Crain’s New York Business, “American Dream is a myth for most, city deputy mayor says.”

By Erik Engquist
April 20, 2015

 

 

 

 

New York City Law and the Impact Center for Public Interest Law
Subject: Public Interest

Too many poor and minority children enter the school system far less prepared than their wealthier peers in everything from nutrition to vocabulary, Mr. Buery said at a day-long conference at New York Law School. His point was to sell the administration’s universal prekindergarten program—which he spearheads—and other endeavors as necessary efforts to close that gap.

 

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My Fox NY, “Bombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate.”

By Denise Lavoie
April 20, 2015

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Capital Punishment, Terrorism, Boston Bombing, Death Penalty

But New York Law School professor Robert Blecker said the Justice Department has to consider the larger question of denouncing terrorism.  “They’ll go forward with it. It will not change the decision. Denunciation is a legitimate purpose,” Blecker said.

 

 

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