NYLS in the News

OUP Blog, “What Are the Most Important Issues in International Criminal Justice Today?”

July 17, 2014





NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: International Criminal Justice

“The central issue confronting international criminal justice today is: at what level of governance should issues of global justice be decided? This question is confronted by the International Criminal Court but also more broadly as a global matter where there are evolving norms of universality which mean that serious crimes can be prosecuted in a number of jurisdictions, domestic, i.e. where the crime may have occurred but also in other countries where there are other ties, such as the nationality of victims, etc., or another nexus.”

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Univision, “Abogados Que Representan a Ninos en la Frontera.”

July 16, 2014





NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson & Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigrants

Abogados voluntarios ofrecen su ayuda para representar a los niños detenidos en la frontera.

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Humanity Journal, “Justice, Charity or Alibi? Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and ‘Humanity Law.’”

By Bronwyn Leebaw
July 15, 2014





NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Book Review

“In his classic commentary on the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross, Jean Pictet argued that ‘legal justice’ differs profoundly from charity. ‘Justice rewards each person according to his rights,’ he wrote, and to judge is to ‘separate the good from the bad, the just from the unjust.’ Charity, in contrast, ‘is the mainspring of immediate action by an individual in the face of a stricken victim’ and ‘gives to each according to his suffering.’”

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Gay City News, “Amidst Developments Unfolding in Courtrooms Across Colorado, Same-Sex Couples Marry in Boulder, Denver, Pueblo.”

By Arthur Leonard
July 14, 2014





NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Colorado Marriage Equality

In a complex jumble of legal proceedings that suggests a growing consensus that marriage equality is inevitable in Colorado, one county judge there has thrown out the state’s ban on marriage by same-sex couples even as he stayed his ruling pending appeal, while a second county judge is refusing to halt marriages there. Even the judge who stayed his gay marriage decision later declined to halt weddings he concluded were not based on his ruling.”

Arthur Leonard’s podcast, “Lesbian/Gay Law Notes Podcast: Summer 2014.” [Le-Gal.org]
He also published the summer issue of his newsletter, “Lesbian/Gay Law Notes.”

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New York Law Journal, “Growing Border Crush Adds to Existing Strain in New York.”

By Todd Ruger and Mark Hamblett
July 14, 2014





NYLS's Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigration Border Crisis

“The urgent need for immigration judges to handle the flood of over 57,000 unaccompanied children who have crossed the Southern border of the United States since October is adding to the strains on an already swamped immigration system in New York and the rest of the country. The Safe Passage Project at New York Law School works with about 180 volunteer attorneys to provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors. One of the attorneys, Claire Thomas, an adjunct law professor at New York Law School, said the juvenile docket she handled Thursday, from 8:30 to 1 p.m., with 53 cases called, was typical.”

Safe Passage Project was also mentioned in “Some Children Who Crossed Southwest Border Are In Westchester, Rockland,” [Lohud] and “Unaccompanied Minors Appear in New York Immigration Court.” [CBS]

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New York Post, “Prosecutions of Cabbies Soar.”

By Rebecca Harshbarger
July 14, 2014





New York Law School
Subject: Prosecuting Cabbies

The city prosecuted almost 40 percent more rider complaints against yellow cabbies last year, The Post has learned. The TLC’s consumer complaint unit was bolstered in 2013 by a new digital system that went into effect that January. Additionally, the consumer complaint unit was boosted by the partnership with the New York Law School, where second- and third-year law students work with the TLC at a law clinic to prosecute cabbies.”


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Drinker Biddle, “Russell N. Adler and Peter J. Strauss Join Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Private Client Group.”

July 10, 2014





NYLS Faculty Peter Strauss
Subject: New Law Firm

Two of the nation’s leading trusts and estates lawyers, Russell N. Adler and Peter J. Strauss, have joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as part of the firm’s Private Client Group.  They will practice out of the firm’s New York City offices.”

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NBC News, “Book Drive Seeks to Give Immigrant Kids Chance to ‘Daydream.’”

By Monica Olivera
July 10, 2014





NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson & Safe Passage Project
Subject: Immigration Border Crisis

According to Lenni Benson, Professor of Law at New York Law School and the Director of the Safe Passage Project, there are approximately 6,000 cases in New York City’s immigration court docket alone which involve unaccompanied minors. Benson expects this number to surge this year with the recent increase in children crossing the border.”

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New York Law Journal, “Courts, Law Schools Gear Up for Pro Bono Scholar Program.”

By Tania Karas
July 09, 2014





NYLS Dean Anthony Crowell
Subject: Pro Bono Scholar Program

“New York’s 15 law schools and the state court system are laying the groundwork for a new Pro Bono Scholars program, where students can dedicate their final semester to pro bono work on behalf of low-income clients in exchange for early bar admission. Catherine Barreda, a rising 3L at New York Law School who was recently selected as a Pro Bono Scholar, said she hopes being admitted early will give her an edge in the search for a public interest job. Next spring, she will work on juvenile immigration cases for The Door, a nonprofit that provides a range of services for disadvantaged youth. And at New York Law School, the students will all work off-campus in public interest nonprofits or law firms arranged by the court system. The school chose to place all its students externally as a way to build relationships with additional potential employers, Dean Anthony Crowell said.”

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Nature Biotechnology, “Myriad Stands Alone.”

By Jacob Sherkow and Christopher Scott
July 08, 2014





NYLS Faculty Jacob Sherkow
Subject: Myriad Genetics

“Myriad Genetics began in 1991 as a small
University of Utah startup interested in
the then-novel arena of diagnostic genetic testing.
After winning a highly publicized race to
sequence the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer
genes, the company obtained patents on the
gene sequences and methods of using them to
determine cancer risk. The patents were broad
and interlocking, covering BRCA genomic
DNA, cDNA, methods of diagnosis and systems
detecting mutations. Myriad also filed for diagnostic
‘toolbox’ patents, including two claiming
any DNA primer or probe sharing 15 nucleotides
with the wild-type BRCA1 or BRCA2 it
first sequenced. These patents became the heart
of the company.”

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