NYLS in the News

New Jersey Law Journal article, “Fox Rothschild Expands Tax and Wealth Planning Practice”

May 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Alumni: Lloyd Eisen ’75
Subject: Legal Profession

Eisen, who joins the Atlantic City office, concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, federal and state taxation, and a broad array of business, real estate and commercial transactions. He earned a B.A. in economics with distinction at Rutgers University in 1972, and received his J.D. with honors from New York Law School in 1975, where he also was an editor of the New York Law Review.

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New York Law Journal article, “Law Grad Job Rates Inch Up in NY as Class Size Declines”

By Andrew Denney
May 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Anthony Crowell
Subject: Legal Profession

Anthony Crowell, dean of New York Law, said graduates are finding well-paying jobs in the growing compliance sector, as well as in fields such as government relations or management consultation, and that the school has been working with students to help them find job opportunities.

“We want our students to enter the traditional practice of law and we also want them to be aware of the broad range of opportunities that are available to lawyers,” he said.

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Constitution Daily article, “Podcast: Felons and the right to vote”

May 19, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Erika Wood
Subject: Criminal Law

Joining We the People to parse the fascinating debate over the restoration of felon voting rights are two leading experts on the issue.

Roger Clegg is President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity.

Erika Wood is Professor of Law and Director of the Voting Rights & Civic Participation Project at New York Law School.

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Progress Queens article, “Put the thieves in jail, but also return the real estate being looted”

May 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS: Events
Subject: Criminal Law

At a speech delivered at New York Law School on 23 January 2015, U.S. Attorney Bharara spoke about the influence of corruption on the official acts of some government officials, saying, in relevant part, “Given the allegation in case after case after case, how many other pending bills were born of bribery ? And worse, how many passed bills were born of bribery or improper influence ? How about items in the budget ? How much of the work of the city and the state government is tarnished by tawdry graft ?”

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New York Law Journal article, “NYLS Hosts ‘Landmark’ Discussion”

May 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS: Events
Subject: Real Estate Law

New York Law School hosted a discussion on Tuesday on the impact of Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City, which upheld Grand Central Terminal’s designation as a landmark.

From left, New York Law School president and dean Anthony Crowell joins speakers Nina Gershon, an Eastern District Judge who was involved in the early phases of the litigation while working in the city Law Department, and retired attorney Leonard Koerner, the Law Department’s former chief assistant corporation counsel who argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Moderating the discussion was Phyllis Arnold, counsel at Bryan Cave who was deputy commissioner and general counsel at the New York City Department of Buildings, and Matthew Fenton, editor-in-chief of The Broadsheet.

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Gotham Gazette article, “The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 16”

By Ben Max
May 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS: Events
Subject: City Government

Tuesday
Both houses of the state Legislature are in session in Albany Tuesday.

At 9 a.m., the New York Law School will hold its 22nd Annual Citywide Seminar on Ethics in City Government. Topics to be offered include Emerging Issues in Chapter 68; Enforcement; Transparency and Open Data in the Information Age; Discussion of Recent Criminal Cases in NYS Legislature; Political Activities; and Training: Engagement Strategies for Your Compliance Content.

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New Jersey Herald article, “New Bar Association president to mark two milestones”

By Rob Jennings
May 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Alumni: Thomas Prol '01
Subject: Legal Profession

Prol graduated from New York Law School in 2001. He got involved with the State Bar and co-founded its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Section in 2004.Prol was vice chair of Garden State Equality, a statewide advocacy organization for the LGBT community, from 2005 to 2011. He played a role in the successful push for the 2011 New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.

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New Jersey Law Journal article, “On the Move”

May 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Alumni: Andrew Karas ’87

Fox Rothschild welcomed a group of three bankruptcy and litigation attorneys to its Roseland office. Andrew Karas is a partner in the litigation, zoning and land use practice group. Catherine Youngman is a partner in the financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice group. And Michael Herz is an associate in the financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice group.

Prior to joining Fox, the group was with Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman in Paramus. Karas handles complex commercial and construction litigation, land use matters and criminal defense cases. His clients include businesses engaged in a wide variety of industries as well as individuals facing allegations of white-collar offenses, fraud and other matters. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.S. from University of Massachusetts.

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Gay City News article, 75 Years for Poz Man’s Unprotected Sex With Gay Teen Upheld Man

By Arthur Leonard
May 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard
Subject: HIV Transmission

On April 19, the Court of Appeals of Mississippi affirmed a 75-year prison sentence for Timothy Allen McCoy, who was convicted of four counts of sexual battery and one count of exposing another to HIV.

McCoy did not argue on appeal that he did not engage in the conduct charged against him, but he claimed that the trial judge was biased, resulting in an excessive sentence, and that the evidence did not support his conviction.

Judge Jim Greenlee wrote for the unanimous appeals court panel of nine judges.

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Gay City News article, Conviction Nixed, But No Wrongful Imprisonment Suit for Poz Man

By Arthur Leonard
May 12, 2016

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard
Subject: HIV transmission

In an unfortunate turnabout, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled on April 15 that Nick Rhoades, whose guilty-plea conviction to one count of criminal transmission of HIV was reversed by that court two years ago, could not bring an action for damages against the state under its Wrongful Imprisonment Statute. That law, the high court argued, does not allow claims by those who pled guilty.

The Iowa court declined to follow rulings in some other states interpreting similar statutes that have allowed such lawsuits when a guilty plea was vacated on appeal.

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