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Ken Biberaj ’08 featured “New York real estate veteran joins Savills Studley at Tysons”

By Virginia Business
May 22, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Thomas Prol ’01Ken Biberaj ’08

Savills Studley has hired a veteran of New York real estate to serve as the managing director of itsTysons office.

 

 

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Chris Bruno ’13 profiled “‘Small-Town Feel; Big-City Services’ in Fairfax”

By Fairfax Connection
May 22, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Chris Bruno ’13

After nearly a year as the City of Fairfax’s economic development director, Chris Bruno is optimistic about the future. Praising the city’s many assets, he said what it needs to do now is capitalize on them.

“One of my favorite parts of this job is people’s willingness to tell me what they want here in this community and help us put the pieces together,” he said. “We want Fairfax to be a destination – and it naturally is, because we’re in the middle of everything.”

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NYLS Commencement mentioned “The events that could rock Washington this week”

By ABC News
May 22, 2017

NYLS Commencement

There’s never a dull moment in the nation’s capital these days. And even with President Donald Trump out of town for his first overseas trip, there’s a good chance Washington, D.C., will continue to reel from the latest revelations concerning Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

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Stanley Bergman ’90 featured “Committee OKs 3 Superior Court Nominees”

By New Jersey Law Journal
May 18, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Stanley Bergman ’90

The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday recommended the approval of three of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominations to the Superior Court bench.

 

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Nadia Zaidi ’07 interviewed in “Five Immigration Lawyers Who Specialize In Startups”

By Forbes
May 16, 2017

NYLS Alumni: Nadia Zaidi ’07

Zaidi is an immigration attorney working out of an office near Lincoln Center who speaks Hindi, Urdu, and basic Arabic. She’s practiced immigration law for seven years with a background in human rights.

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Lenni Benson quoted “Lawmaker Wants to Cut Budget by Turning Over Non-English Speaking Students to ICE”

By Law Newz
May 12, 2017

NYLS: Lenni Benson

An Oklahoma lawmaker faces blowback after making a budget-cutting proposal: turn over non-English speaking students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

 

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Art Leonard published “Second Circuit Rejects Gay Brazilian Refugee Bid”

By Gay City News
May 11, 2017

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

Opening up a gulf in reasoning with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has insisted on a distinction between a government’s official policies and the facts on the ground when evaluating whether gay people would suffer persecution or worse in a particular country, a panel of the New York-based Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling by an Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals that a gay man from Brazil could not win refugee status in the US, despite the documented high rate of murders of gay men there and his claim the government is unable to do anything about it.

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Art Leonard published “Transgender Man’s Case Against Abusive Jailers Revived”

By Gay City News
May 11, 2017

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

The New Jersey Appellate Division has rejected Jersey City’s contention that the relatively high standard for determining a hostile environment for employment discrimination purposes should be applied to hostile environment claims regarding public accommodations, particularly when that public accommodation is the county jail and the alleged harassers are police officers dealing with a transgender arrestee.

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Art Leonard published “Roy Moore Now Running For US Senate”

By Gay City News
May 11, 2017

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

The Alabama Supreme Court normally consists of seven justices elected by the state’s voters, but when Roy Moore, who was suspended as chief justice by order of the state’s Court of the Judiciary on September 30, 2016, sought to exercise his right to appeal to the state’s Supreme Court, all of the other justices recused themselves.

What to do?

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Art Leonard’s investiture featured “Arthur S. Leonard Honored by New York Law School”

By Gay City News
May 11, 2017

NYLS Faculty: Art Leonard

Arthur S. Leonard, award-winning legal reporter for Gay City News and the editor and principal author of LGBT Law Notes online, has been on the faculty of New York Law School since 1982. On April 26, he was honored as the school’s first Robert F. Wagner Professor of Labor and Employment Law, named for the US senator and New York Law graduate of the class of 1900 who wrote the Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act (known as the Wagner Act) during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration.

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