2011

Forbes, “Medical Diagnostic Test Taken Down by Copyright Claim.”

By Alex Knapp
December 31, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: Test off the internet
“For twenty five years, doctors and psychologists made use, free of charge, of the of the Mini–Mental State Examination, a 30 item list of questions used to cognitively screen patients for different mental tasks. James Grimmelmann, an associate professor at the New York Law School, has a long analysis in which he suggests that the MMSE form is uncopyrightable.”

To view this article, click here.

CBS News, “Capital Punishment.”

December 25, 2011

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“Only 58 countries in the world still regularly impose the death penalty, but it is widely accepted in the United States. New York Law School professor Robert Blecker told “Sunday Morning” it is because “some people deserve to die, and we have an obligation to kill them.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Washington Post, “People in the News: Beth Noveck.

December 23, 2011

NYLS Faculty Beth Noveck
Subject: People in the news
“A patent office where anyone with an internet connection can help review applications. An online conference that makes it feel as if you’re sitting around a table. Bills drafted and edited entirely by constituents. These sound like far-off ideas, but they are all possible, thanks to tools pioneered by Noveck.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Publishers Weekly, “Google Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuits.”

By Andrew Albanese
December 23, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google to dismiss lawsuits
“As expected, Google yesterday filed a motion to dismiss the Authors Guild as an associational plaintiff from the long-running book-scanning case, and also moved to sever the American Society of Media Photographers from its related suit against Google. On his blog, the Laboratorium, New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann explained the legal underpinnings of Google’s motion.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in Ars Technica.

Wired, “Can 17,000 Patents Help Android Win a Legal Cold War?”

By Jon Brodkin
December 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: Patents
“’Patent lawsuit filed against Android’ has become a distressingly familiar headline for Google and its hardware partners. If Google had prepared for the coming patent storm, ‘they could have bought themselves a patent portfolio for much less than they paid Motorola,’ said New York Law School Professor James Grimmelmann, who wrote ‘Owning the stack: the legal war to control the smartphone platform’ for Ars.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Law Journal, “Law School Roundup”

December 16, 2011

New York Law School for joint M.A./J.D. degree with John Jay College and partnership with the Center for Justice & Democracy.
Subject: Joint degree
“Cornell University next year will accept its first students into a dual Ph.D./J.D. degree program in developmental psychology and law. New York Law School also recently announced a partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice to offer an M.A./J.D. program in forensic psychology and law beginning next fall (NYLJ, Dec. 1).”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
This news also ran in The Law Street Journal Blog.

Daily Report, “The Pack that Cried ‘Wolf.’”

By Robert Blecker
December 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Death penalty
“We killed two convicted murderers that night of Sept. 21, 2011. One surely deserved to die. The other, well that’s Troy Davis.”

Canadian Broadcast Corp., “Lang and O’Leary Exchange.”

December 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ron Filler
Subject: MF Global
“Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary take you inside the business world with their trade mark thought-provoking coverage.”

To view this interview, click here.

Bloomberg News, “MF Global Told CME It Used Customer Funds: Timeline.”


By Matthew Leising & Silla Brush
December 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ron Filler
Subject: MF Global
“MF Global Holdings Ltd. used about $700 million of customer funds to “meet liquidity issues” in the days prior to its bankruptcy, according to CME Group Inc. (CME), which had auditing authority over the failed futures broker. ‘A statement that $700 million was taken implies a rule violation,’ said Ronald Filler, who was a managing director in the global futures business at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. for 16 years.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in NJ.com , and the Crains New York Business.

Huffington Post, “Insurance Companies Ready Push for ‘Devastating’ Rate Hikes on Businesses.”

By Max J. Rosenthal
& Mollie Reilly
December 15, 2011

New York Law School Center for Justice and Democracy
Subject: Insurance Rate Hikes
“With the economy still weak, businesses may face a fresh blow from insurance companies next year, according to a new report published Thursday by the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in the Orlando Sentinel, and Sun Sentinel.

Bloomberg Business Week, “Singaporeans Deny Conspiring against U.S. in Technology Exports.”

By Andrea Tan
December 12, 2011

NYLS Faculty Tai-Heng Cheng
Subject: Singaporeans deny conspiracy
“Four Singaporeans, accused by the U.S. of smuggling radio parts found in Iraqi bombs, denied any wrongdoing in challenging an extradition request from the U.S. Cheng Tai Heng, an expert witness for Lim Yong Nam, Lim Kow Seng and Hia, testified the charge of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. isn’t an extraditable offense under a treaty between the two countries. Cheng is professor of law at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, “New Lawyers Hang a Shingle on Shpoonkle, to Some Colleagues’ Chagrin.”

By Katherine Mangan
December 11, 2011

NYLS Student Robert Grant Niznik
Subject: Shpoonkle
“Robert Grant Niznik had commiserated with other third-year law students about the lousy job market and was wondering what he was going to do after finishing his courses at New York Law School this month.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
This news also ran in NY Convergence.

Opinio Juris, “Ruti Teitel Responds to Shana Tabak.”

December 9, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: A conversation with Ruti Teitel
“I am happy to join the conversation on Shana Tabak’s ‘False dichotomies of Transitional Justice Gender, Conflict and Combatants in Colombia,’ forthcoming in the next issue of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics. Tabak’s article is a thoughtful meditation on the difficult issues surrounding gender conflict and justice with specific reference to the ongoing situation in Columbia.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Government Executive, “House Passes Third Regulatory Reform Bill Under Veto Threat.”

By Charles S. Clark
December 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty David Schoenbrod
Subject: Regulatory reform bill
“The House on Wednesday passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which would require a joint resolution of Congress to allow significant executive branch regulation to take effect. David Schoenbrod, a law professor currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, defended the bill on political grounds. ‘In a representative democracy, the right way to find out which regulations the voters desire is for their elected representatives to vote on them,’ he said.”

To view this article in full, click here. 

Forensic Psychologist, “First Joint Psychology-Law Program with Disability Focus.”

December 6, 2011

NYLS Faculty Michael Perlin
Subject: NYLS joint degree
“New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice have announced a new joint degree program in forensic psychology and law that will launch in Fall 2012 and focus on disability law.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Publisher’s Weekly, “Google Will Move to Dismiss Authors Guild Suit.”

December 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google suits
“Is the long-running legal drama over Google’s scan plan drawing down? But, as New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann noted, ‘Chin left in place all deadlines from his previous order, which means that Google’s motion to dismiss will overlap with the Authors Guild’s motion for class certification.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Huffington Post, “Elected Lawmakers Accountable for the Law—Gasp!”

By David Schoenbrod
December 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty David Schoenbrod
Subject: Accountability of the law
“If Congress could not in 1970 have passed the buck on lead in gasoline by giving the EPA a vague mandate to regulate it, Congress itself would have issued a rule that would have gotten the lead out far faster than the fifteen years it took the EPA.”

To view this article in full, click here.

City Journal, “The Regulatory Thicket.”

By Iain Murray &
David Schoenbrod
December 2, 2011

NYLS Faculty David Schoenbrod
Subject: Regulating business
“The economic consequences of regulating business are huge. Regulatory costs raise prices, depress incomes, and encourage companies to locate in friendlier climes, harming our economy and hampering recovery. Unfortunately, the perennial cry to reduce ‘regulatory drag’ has yielded few results at the federal level. Congress rarely responds to such pleas because voters usually regard regulation one-sidedly, believing that it simply reduces risks without imposing burdens.”

To view this article in full, click here.

ABA Journal, “The 2001 ABA Journal Blawg 100.”

December 1, 2011

NYLS Legal As She Is Spoke
Subject: Law Blogs
“On our 5th birthday, you’ll see some familiar faces at the party: bloggers who’ve been on our list in years past. But 2011 also brought along a lot of newcomers, and we’re delighted that so many RSVP’d our invitation to nominate their favorites.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Law Journal, “New York Law and John Jay To Offer Joint Degree in Law and Forensic Psychology.”

By Karen Sloan
November 28, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Joint Degree
“New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced plans on Nov. 28 to start a new joint degree program in forensic psychology and law. The program will take four years to complete, and students will finish with a Master of Arts in forensic psychology from John Jay and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School — shaving a year off the time now required to complete both degrees separately.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
This news also ran in Digital Journal.

The New York Times, “Skipping the Legal Partner Track for a Shingle of One’s Own.”

By Eilene Zimmerman
November 23, 2011

NYLS Faculty Anne Marie Bowler
Subject: Solo Practice
“Five and a half years ago, after spending years as commercial litigation lawyers at Proskauer Rose in New York City, Sari Gabay-Rafiy and Anne Marie Bowler decided to strike out on their own. They started Gabay-Rafiy & Bowler more as a lifestyle choice than a money-making venture.”

To view this article, click here.

NewStatesman, “Books of the Year 2011: Geoffrey Robertson.”

November 21, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Book of the Year
“The most abject failure of Labour governments has been their inability to do anything about, or even to comprehend, how tax avoidance through offshore trusts robs the country of trillions and accelerates inequality. Two works of significant scholarship were Dan Plesch’s America, Hitler and the UN (I B Tauris, £20), showing how humanitarian intervention was a UN mission from the outset, and Ruti Teitel’s Humanity’s Law (Oxford University Press, £22.50), the best study yet of how international law is shifting emphasis from bolstering the security of states to protecting individuals from states.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Reuters, “Anger Mounts as MF Global Clients See $3 Billion Still Stuck.”

By David Sheppard
November 20, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ronald Filler
Subject: MF Global collapse
“Three weeks after MF Global’s collapsed, furious former customers are still fighting for access to billions of dollars as they question why as much as two-thirds of their money is still stuck. “…The Trustee should publish a report showing how much funds have been accounted for, how much has been distributed and how much he is still holding,” said Ronald Filler, director of the Center on Financial Services Law at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
Along with numerous other publications, this news also ran in the Market WatchMoney News, Dow Jones, and Meat Trade News Daily.

The Hollywood Reporter, “Will R&B Artist Who Offered $1 Million Reward on YouTube have to Pay Up? (Analysis.)”

By Eriq Gardner
November 19, 2011

NYLS Student Nadia-Elysse Harris
Subject: Reward Money
“Before any celebrity takes to Twitter and announces a big-ticket reward for solving the mystery of lost keys or for providing information leading to the arrest of a certain college football coach, they might wish to consider two recent lawsuits. Witness the analysis offered by Nadia-Elysse Harris, who is studying law and journalism at New York Law School. She writes on the Leslie case that the standard for figuring out whether there’s an enforceable contract in these situations is whether a reasonable person would have assumed the offer for reward to be valid.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Times, “Comptroller, Facing Inquiry, Promises ‘Full Accounting’ of his Fund-Raising.”

By William K.Rashbaum
November 18, 2011

NYLS CITY Law Breakfast
Subject: Fund Raising
“City Comptroller John C. Liu, whose campaign finances are under federal investigation, called the accusations of fund-raising improprieties ‘quite embarrassing’ on Friday and promised New Yorkers ‘a full accounting.’ Mr. Liu’s remarks, in a speech at New York Law School, represented his most-detailed response to date to the continuing federal investigation, which led to the arrest of one of his fund-raisers on Wednesday.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in the New York PostCapital, and The Queens Gazette.

The Wall Street Journal, “Fund Transfers Are Focus of MF Global Probe.”

By Scott Patterson
November 18, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ronald Filler
Subject: MF Global
“Regulators have unearthed new details indicating MF Global Holdings Ltd. shifted hundreds of millions of dollars in customer funds to its own brokerage accounts in the days before its bankruptcy filing, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Ars Technica, “Are SOPA Sponsors About to Make Themselves Felons? Probably Not.”

By Timothy B. Lee
November 17, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: SOPA
“On Wednesday morning, reddit reader Dan Keshet made an interesting observation: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the lead sponsor of SOPA, has copyrighted videos available for download on his website. And the Stop Online Piracy Act imposes new criminal penalties for unauthorized streaming of copyrighted works. But we’re also a news site, so we contacted James Grimmelmann, a copyright scholar at New York Law School, (and judging from his tweets, not a SOPA supporter) to get his expert opinion.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in Slashdot.

WNYC News, “MF Global Puts Focus on Changing Rules for Customer Cash.”

By Janet Babin
November 16, 2011

NYLS Center on Financial Services “Pandemic of Panzimonium”
Subject: MF Global
“MF Global collapsed into bankruptcy last month. It got into trouble after it made failed bets on European debt. Speaking at New York Law School on Tuesday, Chilton said regulators have no clear idea what happened to the money, and are still searching for clues.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in the New York Post and The Street.

Marketplace, “The Battle Over SOPA Heats Up.”

By John Moe
November 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: Online Piracy
‘The fight against online piracy is getting more aggressive. Exactly which sites would be targeted, however, can get a little vague, says James Grimmelmann, a professor at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Jurist, “Faculty Diversity Impacts Law Review Membership, Study Finds.”

By Teirney Plumb
November 14, 2011

NYLS Diversity Report
Subject: Faculty Diversity
“Law schools with a diverse faculty are more likely to have law review members and leaders who are minorities or women, a new study suggests. The report, completed by The New York Law School Law Review, looks at female and minority representation among law review membership and leadership at ABA-accredited law schools. Membership on a school’s law review is an indicator of future career success.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in JD Journal and The Examiner.

LIS News, “New Mobile Application Launched at New York Law School.”

By Terry Ballard
November 14, 2011

NYLS Mendik Library
Subject: Mobile Application
“New York Law School’s Mendik Library is proud to announce the release of Mendik Mobile, a smartphone app that gives library users mobile access to some of our key services. The app enables users to search the library catalog for books and course reserve materials.”

To view this article, click here.

New Haven Register, “Memorial Service Held for Former Yale School Dean Harry Wellington.”

By Abbe Smith
November 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty Dean Harry Wellington
Subject: Wellington memorial service
“Paying tribute to a man they described as both scholarly and compassionate, friends and colleagues Sunday honored the life and career of renowned former Yale Law School Dean Harry Wellington at a memorial service.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Huffington Post, “Invoking Hitler’s Name: A User’s Guide.”

By Brandt Goldstein
November 11, 2011

NYLS Faculty Brandt Goldstein
Subject: References to Hitler
“On November 9, celebrity chef Mario Batali made the mistake of comparing Wall Street bankers to Hitler. (He also threw Stalin in there, but let’s keep this simple.) Like so many others before him, Batali found out that carelessly invoking the H word is asking for trouble.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Reuters, “INSIGHT- Clients Who Fled MF Global Face Clawback Risk.”

By Jeanine Prezioso
November 10, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Ronald Filler
Subject: MF Global
Former MF Global customers like Koch Industries, who pulled billions of dollars out of the stricken broker’s accounts weeks or months before its collapse, have counted their blessings in recent days. Ronald Filler, a professor of law at New York Law School who also worked on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, said that to the best of his knowledge, case law on this matter is nonexistent. In the cases of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and
former FCM Refco, segregated funds were never at issue – the money was never touched.

To view this article in full, click here. 
This news also ran in Market Watch.

The New York Times, “Who Gets To Vote?”

By Erika L. Wood
November 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty Erika L. Wood
Subject: Criminal Convictions and Voting
“Next November more than 5 million Americans will not be allowed to vote because of a criminal conviction in their past. Nearly 4 million of these people are not in prison, yet they remain disenfranchised for years, often for decades and sometimes for life.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Times, “Reporting on Student Suspensions is the First Step.”

By Udi Ofer
November 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty Udi Ofer
Subject: Student Suspension
“We have known for years that the New York Police Department handcuffs misbehaving schoolchildren as young as 5. But just how deep and wide the use of punitive tactics against young children has been unclear — until this week.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Times, “Is Death Row a Form of ‘Psychological Torment?’”

By Robert Blecker
November 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Row
“To the Editor: ‘Lifelong Death Sentences,’ by Adam Liptak (Sidebar column, Nov. 1), says that ‘foreign courts have ruled that living for decades under the threat of imminent execution is a form of psychological torment.’ But the condemned do not live under threat of imminent execution; the long delays give the lie to that claim.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Hawaii Public Radio’s The Conversation, “Ancient law… new application for digital intellectual property.”

November 3, 2011

NYLS Faculty Richard Chused
Subject: Digital Intellectual Property
“Ancient law… new application for digital intellectual property.”

To listen to the interview, click here.

The Wall Street Journal, “MF’s Fall Raises Broader Question.”

By David Reilly
November 2, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ronald Filler
Subject: MF Global
“MF Global’s implosion doesn’t so far look to be a systemic event for financial markets. But one aspect of its downfall could reverberate well beyond the firm and its immediate customers.”

An interview also ran on Thomson Reuters.

The National Law Journal, “Faculty Diversity Means Gains for Female Law Students , According to Study.”

By Karen Sloan
November 2, 2011

NYLS Law Review Diversity Report
Subject: Faculty Diversity
“A study of law review membership indicates that gender and racial diversity on law school faculties may translate into more opportunities for female students. Law schools with a high percentage of full-time women and minority faculty members on average had a larger percentage of female students on their flagship law reviews during the last academic year, according to New York Law School Law Review’s 2010-11 Law Review Diversity Report.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
The Diversity Report was also featured in Tax Prof Blog.

Project Syndicate, “Operation Actual Justice.”

By Ruti Teitel
November 1, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Obama Foreign Policy
“Barack Obama has promised to send a group of 100 armed United States military personnel to Uganda – a high-powered posse to help bring to heel (and to justice) the notorious war criminal Joseph Kony, the leader of a brutal rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army. ‘These forces will act as advisers to partner forces that have the goal of removing from the battlefield Joseph Kony and other senior leadership of the LRA,’ Obama wrote in a letter submitted to the leadership of the US congress.”

To view this article, click here.

New York Post, “La Cosa ‘No’stra- Wary Mob Goons Turning Down Promotions.”

By Mitchell Maddux
October 31, 2011

NYLS Faculty John Meringolo
Subject: Crime Families
“Becoming a ‘made’ member of one of the city’s five crime families was once the goal of every ambitious mobster — and an offer definitely not to be refused — but those days are gone, authorities told The Post. John Meringolo, a New York Law School professor, said that in the eyes of the Justice Department, ‘a ‘soldier’ is automatically involved in the RICO conspiracy.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

National Jurist, “NYLS Expands Mental Disability Law With Joint Degree.”

By Tierney Plumb
October 31, 2011

NYLS Faculty Michael Perlin
Subject: NYLS joint degree
“New York Law School students will soon be able to get a joint degree in law and a master’s in mental disability law studies in four years, instead of five. ‘We offer more courses in mental disability than any other law school in the world. Most law schools offer zero or one — we offer 13,’ said Professor Michael Perlin, who designed and teaches the program.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Opinio Juris, “Ruti Teitel’s Humanity’s Law”

By Joanne Mariner
October 30, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Humanity’s Law
“Ruti Teitel’s new book, Humanity’s Law, is an ambitious effort to make sense of the international legal landscape of our post-Cold War, post-9/11 world. Rejecting formalist distinctions between legal paradigms, she sketches out a bold synthesis of recent legal trends away from a state-centered understanding of international law and toward an international legal order in which individuals are the key actors.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Awl, “One Google Books to Rule Them All.”

By Maria Bustillos
October 26, 2011

NYLS Faculty James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Books
“In 2002, Google began scanning the world’s 130 million or so books in preparation for the ‘secret ‘books’ project’ that eventually became Google Books. I asked James Grimmelmann, who was kind enough to explain a lot of this stuff to me (as was Peter Brantley of the Internet Archive), what he thinks about the chances for a renegotiated settlement. ‘The settlement in anything like its old form is dead beyond hope of resurrection. Judge Chin’s opinion made that very clear. Because he ruled that the use of a class action to launch a complicated forward-looking bookstore is completely impermissible, there really is no way to bring something like the settlement back. A new negotiated settlement would be so different — and so much less ambitious — that it should be thought of as something entirely different.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Hartford Courant, “Why Joshua Komisarjevsky Must Die.”

By Robert Blecker
October 25, 2011

NYLS Faculty Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“Earlier this year, the people’s elected representatives almost abolished Connecticut’s death penalty by stealth. Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky would never have been executed. At the last minute, a couple of legislators flipped, imagining themselves as victims, knowing that these rapist-murderers deserved to die.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

The American Spectator, “We’ve Lost a Great Teacher.”

By Ben Stein
October 24, 2011

NYLS Dean Harry Wellington
Subject: Memories of Harry Wellington
“Let me tell you about Professor Harry H. Wellington, who died on August 8, this year, 2011, of a brain tumor, and I only learned about it last night when my wife with tears in her eyes brought me a notice about his memorial service from Yale Law School. He was a great teacher.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Opinion Juris, “Book Roundtable: Ruti Teitel’s Humanity’s Law.”

By Peter Spiro
October 24, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: Teitel’s “Humanity’s law
”“We’re pleased this week to host a discussion of Ruti Teitel’s new book, Humanity’s Law, just out from Oxford University Press. Ruti is Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School, where she directs the Institute for Global Law, Justice, & Policy.”

To view this article in full, click here. 

The Wall Street Journal, “Owner of NYC protest park navigates a dilemma.”

October 21, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ross Sandler
Subject: Occupy Wall Street
“For the activists of Occupy Wall Street, the plaza of Zuccotti Park has become their home away from home. But it’s safe to say the corporation that owns the plaza never envisioned having these kinds of houseguests. ‘It was meant to be a major public space in the Wall Street area,’ said Ross Sandler, a professor at New York Law School. ‘That was the purpose of it.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Daily Star, “Critical visual judgment is needed to assess court evidence.”

By Richard K. Sherwin
October 21, 2011

NYLS Faculty Richard K. Sherwin
Subject: Amanda Knox murder case
“On Oct. 3, an Italian appeals court overturned Amanda Knox’s murder conviction and ordered her immediate release from prison. In 2009, both Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of the 2007 sexual assault and fatal stabbing of Knox’s housemate, Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison. She served four years before being released.”

This article available by subscription only.

Think Progress, “Women Required to Sit at the Back of a Public Bus in Brooklyn.”

By Marie Diamond
October 19, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ross Sandler
Subject: Segregation
“Segregated public buses may seem like a anachronism that went out with Rosa Parks, but women are still required to sit at the back on one New York City bus line. Ross Sandler, a professor at New York Law School, says anti-discrimination laws apply to buses that are franchises but ‘the question is whether there is an exception for this particular bus line.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Publishing Perspectives, “What Publishers Look for When They Buy a Company.”

By Martin Levin
October 19, 2011

NYLS Faculty Martin Levin
Subject: Publishers
“Those of us who work with book publishers who continue to seek growth opportunities by acquisition have found that the ‘game’ has changed significantly. We are living in interesting times. The publishing industry has passed the point of no return.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The AM Law Daily, “Meet the Lawyers Keeping an Eye on Occupy Wall Street.”

By Claire Zillman
October 18, 2011

NYLS Student Andy Izenson
Subject: Occupy Wall Street Lawyers
“‘Someone needs to get over to Bank of America”. The shout aimed at a handful of National Lawyers Guild members gathered around a folding table came from a group of some 200 people bunched together in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, a grassless plaza that is the headquarters of the month-old anti-corporate demonstration known as Occupy Wall Street.”

To view this article in full, click here.

School Library Journal, “New York Comic Con: Librarians Focus on Better Digital Access, Gaming.”

By Rocco Staino
October 18, 2011

NYLS Student Bacilio Mendez
Subject: Digital Access at libraries
“Librarians stood in lines that stretched 10 blocks around New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to find out the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, and manga at the 2011 New York Comic Con. In response, audience member Bacilio Mendez, a librarian and student at New York Law School, questioned whether it was an illegal practice since most libraries should make these purchases from an authorized vendor due to licensing agreements and copyright infringement issues.”

Business Insider, “Praise for Boston College’s Sports Professional Sports Counseling Panel.”

October 18, 2011

New York Law School’s Sports Symposium
Subject: NYLS Event
“I am looking forward to seeing my friend Warren Zola at the New York Law School Sports Law Symposium coming up on November 4, 2011, and I was thrilled to see the positive press that he recently received in an article titled, At some schools, advisers help navigate going pro, which was picked up by newspapers across the United States.”

To view this article in full, click here.

ABA Journal, “Lawyer for New York Law School Says Misleading-Stats Suit Is Baseless and Part of a Crusade.”

By Debra Cassens Weiss
October 17, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Law Suit Baseless
“A suit claiming New York Law School lured students to enroll with misleading job statistics is baseless and should be dismissed, the law school argues in a motion filed last week in state court in Manhattan. ‘The allegations are not only baseless, but also belied by the plaintiffs’ own complaint which demonstrates this case has nothing to do with New York Law School and everything to do with a crusade against the entire law school industry,’ Volpe says in the press release.”

To view this article in full, click here.

New York Law Journal’s 2011 Reader Rankings.

October 2011

New York Law School was ranked #1 for Best Banking/Bankruptcy/Tax LLM Program and #2 for Best Other/Specialty LLM Program (Financial Services.)

New York Post, “Subways Leaving the Paper Behind.”

By Jennifer Fermino
October 15, 2011

NYLS CITY Law Breakfast
Subject: Digital Subway Signs
“Those taped-up paper signs that provide service updates in subway stations — which inevitably end up filthy and falling onto the tracks — could soon be replaced with electronic announcement boards, an MTA official said yesterday. ‘We want to provide all of the information needed on electronic media,’ Horodniceanu said during a speech at New York Law School on the state of the agency’s capital program.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Law Journal, “New York Law School Argues Suit Over Data is Meritless.”

By Karen Sloan
October 14, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Motion to dismiss lawsuit
“New York Law School on Oct. 13 filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by three former students who claimed the school inflated its post-graduate employment rates and salary data in order to lure students.”

New York Law Journal, “Wachtler Calls on Law Schools to Focus on Teaching New York Law.”

By John Caher
October 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Ross Sandler
Subject: New York law
“Sol Wachtler, 81, who served on the Court of Appeals for 20 years, including six as chief judge, said he is concerned that there is too much emphasis on federal law when lawyers, whether practicing in state or federal court, are often bound by New York law. Ross Sandler, director of the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School, said he is complete agreement with Mr. Wachtler.”

To view this article in full, click here.

PCWorld.in, “Another Pioneer, Dennis Ritchie, of Unix Fame is Dead at Age 70.”

By Debarati Roy
October 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Dennis Ritchie
“Shadowed by Steve Jobs, the tech world seems to have missed the death of Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011).’Ritchie’s influence rivals Jobs’; it’s just less visible,’ was a Twitter post by James Grimmelman, associate professor at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Project Syndicate, “The Digital Trial.”

By Richard K. Sherwin
October 12, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Richard K. Sherwin
Subject: Digital Evidence
“On October 3, an Italian appeals court overturned Amanda Knox’s murder conviction and ordered her immediate release from prison. In 2009, both Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of the 2007 sexual assault and fatal stabbing of Knox’s housemate, Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison. She served four years before being released.”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This article also ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

MSN News, “Should the UK Restore the Death Penalty.”

October 11, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Death penalty
“An e-petition on the UK government’s own website calling for the reintroduction of capital punishment has attracted thousands of signatures. Lastly, professor Robert Blecker from the New York Law School believes that citizens have the right to expect that the state will deliver retribution on their behalf – and indeed that they have an obligation to do so.”

MediaPost News, “Univision Objects to New Time-Shifting Service.”

By Wendy Davis
October 6, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Time-shifting service
“Entrepreneur Michael Robertson, who recently won a significant victory against the record industry over his cyberlocker company MP3tunes.com, recently launched an equally controversial service that allows people to time-shift radio programs. New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann says the legal issues remain unsettled, but the ruling in Cablevision weighs against Univision. ‘The Cablevision case certainly helps DAR.fm a lot,’ he says.”

To view this article in full, click here.

ArsTechnica, “Judge suggests DMCA allows DVD ripping if you own the DVD.”

By Timothy B. Lee
October 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Streaming DVDs
“A Monday ruling suggests that educational institutions are entitled to stream legally purchased DVDs on campus without the permission of copyright holders. New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann emails to suggest an alternative explanation or the shortness of the judge’s DMCA analysis. He notes that the plaintiffs focused their arguments on the trafficking provisions of the DMCA, but ignored the circumvention provisions.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against UCLA Over Use of Streaming Video.”

By Marc Parry
October 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Streaming Video
“A judge dismissed a lawsuit on Monday that had accused the University of California at Los Angeles of copyright infringement for streaming videos online. The decision means ‘universities will have a little more breathing room for using media,’ says James Grimmelmann, an associate professor at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here.

International Law Prof Blog, “Ban Ki-Moon Speaks at New York Law School.”

October 4, 2011

NYLS 2011-12 Otto L. Walter Lecture
Subject: United Nations
“UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tonight articulated his vision for a world where accountability, the rule of law and conflict prevention mechanisms are entrenched for sustainable peace, and urged students to consider joining some of the United Nations peace missions in emerging democracies to help build accountable justice systems. ‘At times of great flux and transformation such as those we are living through today, opportunities to make a difference are especially compelling.’”

To view this article in full, click here. 
This article also ran in UN News Centre.

Forensic Psychologist, “Forensic Trainings on the Eastern Seaboard.”

September 23, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Michael Perlin
Subject: Forensic Training
“The New York State Psychological Association’s Forensic Division is holding a one-day conference that some are billing as the best single-day conference this year. Michael Perlin, JD on ‘There Must be Some Way Out of Here: Why The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is Potentially the Best Weapon in the Fight Against Sanism in Forensic Facilities.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Forgotten New York, “Finn Square, Tribeca Subsection.”

September 25, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Tribeca
“If you have never heard of Finn Square, that’s perfectly understandable. In NYC parlance, a “square” can be any shape, and Finn Square is a triangle in Tribeca formed by the intersection of West Broadway and Varick and Franklin Streets. The New York Law School‘s glass tower addition (2009, SmithGroup) dominates the SW corner of West Broadway and Leonard. There are four underground floors. The school was founded by Columbia law school professors in 1891. The main school is at nearby 57 Worth Street.”

To view this article in full, click here.

New York Times School Book, “School Progress Reports to be Released.”

By Anna M. Phillips
September 23, 2011

NYLS City Law Breakfast Series
Subject: School Progress Reports/Events
“On the morning that the city plans to release its A to F report cards for public schools, The New York Post reports that this year, there will be more D’s and F’s than in the past. Around the city on Friday: At 8 a.m. Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott will speak at New York Law School’s City Law Breakfast Series. At 10 a.m., he is scheduled to attend the opening of NBC’s Education Nation at Rockefeller Plaza.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Ars Technica, “Ars subscriber chat: Law professor James Grimmelmann.”

By Nate Anderson
September 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Chat on Internet Law
“New York Law School Professor James Grimmelmann joins us tomorrow, September 22, at 2pm ET/1pm CT/11am PT to take your burning questions about Internet law.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

Legal As She Is Spoke, “Speedo: Unflattering or Discrimination?”

By Jessica McElroy
September 21, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Lifeguards in Speedos
“Roy Lester believes in aging gracefully. And in his opinion, a sexagarian lifeguard wearing itty-bitty man briefs does look not graceful. Professor Arthur Leonard, who teaches Employment Discrimination at New York Law School, thinks that Mr. Lester’s claim seems frivolous. ‘Embarrassment is not enough for a discrimination claim.’ He continued, ‘If there are other people in his age category who are happy to take the test in whatever they ask them to wear, then he doesn’t really have an age discrimination complaint. He has a very individual complaint based upon his personal sensibilities.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Inside Higher Ed, “Abuse of Trust?”

By Steve Kolowich
September 19, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Orphan Works
“Less than a week after the University of Michigan brushed off a lawsuit by the Authors Guild over the university’s move to make copyrighted “orphan” works in its digital collection freely available to students and faculty, the Michigan Library suspended the practice Friday, admitting “serious” flaws in its process for identifying orphans. ‘No one will ever be able to make the orphan works argument again without opponents bringing up the HathiTrust orphans that weren’t,’ Grimmelmann wrote in a blog post entitled ‘HathiTrust Single-Handedly Sinks Orphan Works Reform.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

New York Law Journal, “Southern District Taps Law Students For Role in Court Mediation Program.”

By Laura Haring
September 16, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Deborah Archer
“The Southern District has enlisted three area law schools in a new program that will give participating students a practical exercise in client advocacy and managing expectations and help the court cope with an expected upsurge in mediations. ‘Law students are often asked to write exams or canned memos, but writing these mediation statements challenges both their legal analysis and legal writing skills in a new way,’ said Ms. Archer in an interview.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

Publishers Weekly, “Google Settlement Parties Pursue Separate Deals.”

By Andrew Richard Albanese
September 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Settlement
“After nearly three years stumping together to get the Google Book Settlement approved, the parties in the scuttled deal are headed for litigation. If the Google Book case is to proceed as a class action, New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann told PW, constructing new author classes that would pass judicial muster would be an arduous and costly task.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Wired Campus, “HathiTrust Acknowledges Flaws in Handling ‘Orphan Works.’”

By Jennifer Howard
September 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Orphan Works
“Faced with criticism over how it identifies ‘orphan works,’ the HathiTrust digital repository acknowledged that its procedure is ‘flawed’ and said it was working to fix the problems before it makes those works more widely available. Describing the guild as sounding ‘gleeful’ in its posts, James Grimmelman, an associate professor at New York Law School, said on his own blog that the guild’s experiment had cast serious doubt on HathiTrust’s procedures.”

To view this article in full, click here.

NPR on the Media, “The Issue of Orphan Works .”

September 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Orphan Works
“Law professor and blogger James Grimmelmann talks to Bob about the sticky legal issues that orphan works present.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Co.Design, “How To Fix The Nightmare Of Apple’s Terms Of Service.”

By Alissa Walker
September 15, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Apple Terms of Service
“You’re on iTunes downloading something. For the purposes of this article, let’s just say it’s the new Fast Company United States of Design iPad app (It’s free!). You navigate the simple interface, click the well-designed icons, and then, suddenly, you’re confronted by what feels like an alien transmission… that ugly, unreadable wall of text. Bernstein’s finished product solves the problem from a design perspective. But the real test for an altered terms of service was out of his hands: Would it adhere to the lawyers’ standards? To see, Bernstein showed the finished project to James Grimmelmann, a professor at New York Law School who works with the Institute for Information Law and Policy, where he specializes in the intersection of law and technology.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Daily Caller, “John Yoo debates civil liberties with former ACLU president, gets heckled.”

By Steven Nelson
September 14, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen
Subject: Civil Liberties since 9/11
“Former Bush administration official John Yoo debated the appropriate balance between security and civil liberties with former ACLU President Nadine Strossen at a Tuesday discussion hosted by the Heritage Foundation.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Heritage Foundation, “Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security.”

September 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen
Subject: 9/11
“The 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is an appropriate time for reflection, both as to what the nation endured as a result of the attacks as well as whether the response has been appropriate.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Ars Technica, “Owning the stack: The legal war to control the smartphone platform.”

By James Grimmelmann
September 12, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Smartphones
“In the last few weeks, the smartphone industry appeared to produce more lawsuits than phones. Apple briefly managed to stop the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all of Europe, and is now going after the whole Galaxy line. Back Stateside, Google first complained that Microsoft and Apple were using ‘bogus patents’ to target Android, then spent $12 billion for Motorola and its patent arsenal. These are big, high-stakes fights—and the last company left standing may walk away with control over nothing less than the smartphone market itself.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Times, “Lawsuit Seeks the Removal of a Digital Book Collection.”

By Julie Bosman
September 12, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Digital book collection
“Three major authors’ groups and eight individual authors filed suit against a partnership of research libraries and five universities on Monday, arguing that their initiative to digitize millions of books constituted copyright infringement. James Grimmelmann, an associate professor of law at New York Law School who has closely followed the Google lawsuit, said that a settlement in that case would have provided a framework to decide which use of the libraries’ books was permitted.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Media Post News, “Authors Guild Sues Universities Over Book Scans.”

By Wendy Davis
September 12, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Copyright Infringement
“Google’s 7-year-old book digitization project has now landed five universities in court for allegedly infringing copyright by accepting scans of 7 million books from Google. New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann, who has been following the Google Books litigation closely, says the lawsuit raises at least two questions. The first deals with the legality of the mass digitization project, while the second concerns the libraries’ plans for identifying and distributing orphan works.”

The Atlantic, “The Secretly Awesome Things About to Transform Web Video.”

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
September 12, 2011

NYLS Open Video Conference
Subject: Web Video
“When I decided to go to the Open Video Conference in Manhattan this weekend, I really had no idea what to expect. The third annual Open Video Conference, held this past weekend at New York Law School, felt like a mini SXSW Interactive loosely dedicated to ‘making video more open.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Law Journal, “Yoo: Since September 11, ‘civil liberties have grown.”

By Karen Sloan
September 9, 2011

NYLS Event: “Civil Liberties Ten Years After 9/11”
Subject: Civil Liberties since 9/11
“Did the Bush administration legally assume the executive powers required to respond decisively in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, or did it overreach the powers granted it by the Constitution at the expense of civil liberties, Congress and the courts?”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
This article also ran in the New York Law Journal.

WNYC, “Civil Liberties after 9/11.”

September 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen
Subject: Civil liberties since 9/11
“Nadine Strossen, former head of the ACLU, joins us to talk about how civil liberties have changed since 9/11, from domestic surveillance, body scanners, and indefinite detention to an expansive national security establishment that remains largely hidden from view.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Bloomberg Law Reports Student Edition, “The Value of Legal Education.”

September 6, 2011

NYLS Dean Richard Matasar
Subject: Current state of legal education
Richard A. Matasar, Dean of New York Law School, sat down with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia to talk about the current state of legal education and the legal job market and to address some of the media’s recent criticisms of the industry.

This article available by subscription only. 

The National Law Journal, “Diversity Efforts Realize Modest Results, Institute Finds.”

By Karen Sloan
September 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Elizabeth Chambliss
Subject: Diversity in the legal profession
“Despite all the talk of boosting diversity in the legal profession, the percentage of minorities inched up from 9.7% in 2000 to 11.6% in 2009, according to a report by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. There was no shortage of data and articles about diversity — or the lack thereof — in the legal profession, said New York Law School professor Elizabeth Chambliss, who compiled and reviewed the data cited in the report.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

Ventura County Star, “Oxnard business specializes in the art of courtroom visuals.”

By Stephanie Hoops
September 3, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Richard Sherwin
Subject: Courtroom Visuals
“Litigators around Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties know Craig Bates as the man who for nearly two decades has helped lawyers be more powerful storytellers with visual imagery. When lawyers, judges and juries are not “visually literate” and are therefore unable to challenge and scrutinize the imagery wisely, it can indeed be unfairly prejudicial, said New York Law School professor Richard K. Sherwin.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Environmental Forum, “Statutory Arteriosclerosis.”

By David Schoenbrod & Melissa Witte ‘10
September-October 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Schoenbrod
Subject: Clean Air Act
“Controversy over how the Environmental Protection Agency should control greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act has pitted the agency and some environmental groups against other environmental groups.”
This article available by subscription only.

Publishers Weekly, “With the Freelance Settlement Rejected, What’s Next?”

By Andrew Albanese
August 29, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Freelance Settlement
“On August 17, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals sent the parties in the long-running class action suit known shorthand as Freelance back to the drawing board, rejecting an $18 million settlement struck in 2005. ‘The expense would be absurd—it would take months, or, more likely, years to pull off,’ observed New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann, ‘and I still can’t imagine those negotiations succeeding.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Corporate Crime Reporter, “Roiphe Lays out Case Against Lawyers’ Willful Ignorance.”

August 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Rebecca Roiphe
Subject: Rules of Professional Conduct
“In general, our society does not allow us to get away with wrongdoing by engaging in willful ignorance – looking the other way. But lawyers? They get a special deal. The ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct define “knowledge” as “actual knowledge.” In so doing, the rules allow lawyers to avoid responsibilities to the community and the public by remaining ignorant of the relevant facts. Rebecca Roiphe would change all of that.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Publishers Weekly, “Second Circuit Rejects ‘Freelance’ Settlement.”

By Andrew Albanese
August 18, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Freelance Writers Settlement
“A two-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday rejected an $18 million settlement in the long-running class action suit filed by freelance writers following the landmark Tasini case, and in the process have likely killed the chances of a revised Google settlement. New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann didn’t mince words. ‘The Google Books settlement—any settlement—is now dead,’ he noted. ‘There is no square one: this case is going back to litigation.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

KCRG-TV Online, “One Nation Under Law.”

August 15, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Simon

Available by subscription only.

New Haven Register, “Former Yale Law School Dean Dies.”

By Abbe Smith
August 14, 2011

NYLS Former Dean Harry Wellington
Subject: Obituary
“A longtime former dean of the Yale Law School died last week at the age of 84. Harry Wellington, who served as dean of the law school from 1975 to 1985, died Aug. 8 in New York.”

To view this article in full, click here.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin also featured an obituary for Dean Wellington on August 16, available by subscription only.

Constitutional Law Prof Blog, “Conference at NYLS: Civil Liberties Ten Years After 9/11/2001.”

By Ruthann Robson
August 9, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: NYLS Event
“Hosted by New York Law School – – – the law school closest to the former World Trade Center – – – this conference considers the state of civil liberties a decade after 9/11.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Times, “Harry H. Wellington, Dean at Yale and a Labor Law Expert, Dies at 84.”

By Adam Liptak
August 9, 2011

NYLS Former Dean Harry Wellington
Subject: Obituary
“Harry H. Wellington, whose half-century of studying and teaching law included a decade as dean of Yale Law School and eight years as dean of New York Law School, died last Monday at his home in New York. He was 84.”

To view this article in full, click here.
New York Law School’s obituary for Dean Wellington appears here.

The Wall Street Journal, “Court Rules Against Ban On Inmates’ Hormone Treatment.”

By Patrick G. Lee
August 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act
“A federal appeals court has struck down a Wisconsin state ban on hormone therapy for transgender prison inmates, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The state passed the law, called the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act, in 2005 after a political frenzy erupted over media reports that taxpayers were subsidizing sex changes, according to New York Law School professor Arthur Leonard.”

To view this article in full, click here.
This article also appeared in the Associated Press.

Ars Technica, “Spanish site claims forfeiture of link sites is illegal.”

By Timothy B. Lee
August 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Domain names
“Puerto 80, the Spanish company that owns the Rojadirecta sporting website, has asked a federal judge to dismiss the government’s forfeiture of its domain names. We asked New York Law School copyright scholar James Grimmelmann to assess Puerto 80’s arguments. He told Ars that Puerto is clearly right that linking to infringing material does not constitute direct copyright infringement. But he was less sure of the other arguments.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Construction Today, “Pavarini McGovern LLC: New York Law School.”

By Alan Dorich
August 7, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: NYLS Expansion Project
“Pavarini McGovern LLC is a construction firm with a knack for taking on projects that ‘are a little off the beaten track,’ Senior Project Manager Charles Worrell, LEED AP says. Pavarini McGovern is currently at work on a new academic building for the New York Law School. When finished, the building will cover approximately 209,000 square feet and sit on the southeast corner of the intersection of Leonard Street and West Broadway in New York City.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Bloomberg News, “Matasar Says Law Schools Receive Inordinate Amount of Scrutiny.”

August 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Dean Matasar
Subject: Cost of legal education
“Richard A. Matasar, Dean of New York Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia about David Segal’s New York Times article, “Law School Economics: Ka-Ching!” and the changes needed to bring down the cost of legal education.”

To view this interview in two parts, click here and here.

New York Law Journal, “N.Y. State Bar Asks ABA to Support ‘Practice Ready’ Law School Education.”

By John Caher
August 5, 2011

NYLS Dean Richard Matasar
Subject: ‘Practice Ready’ Law School Graduates
“Arguing that in addition to knowing the law attorneys must “know how to do useful things with the law to help solve client problems,” New York Bar leaders are pressing for a greater emphasis on making law school graduates and young attorneys ‘practice ready.’ Richard A. Matasar, dean and president of New York Law School, agrees that graduates need to be practice ready.’”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

Gay City News, “Before You Marry.”

By: Duncan Osborne
August 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Gay Marriage
“Some visas require visitors to prove that they have no intentions to stay,” Masliah said at a July 21 panel discussion on marriage that was sponsored by Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York City’s gay synagogue. “If marriage comes up, that person may be denied a visa or entry into the United States. Arthur S. Leonard, a professor at New York Law School and contributor to Gay City News, moderated the panel.”

Opinio Juris, Judgment on Trial in Cairo

By Ruti Teitel
August 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Ruti Teitel
Subject: Hosni Mubarak Trial
“For many Egyptians, Hosni Mubarak’s trial is no mere consequence of Egypt’s revolution but the fulfillment of its promise. In the Arab Spring, accountability for the abuses of the past has not so much been a by-product of political change but a driver of it. This is an important development in the relation of transitional justice to politics, which deserves careful study and reflection.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Solo Practice University, ““SPU Classes in May, June, July…and much more!”

By Susan Cartier Liebel
August 1, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: The Bridges Program
“These past three months have been very exciting at Solo Practice University! SPU’s first New York Law School students have enrolled through the Bridges Program and we are in talks with a significant number of other law schools about helping their students and new graduates learn how to go solo through the Bridges program.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Hill, “Law Professors: Issa Should Not Subpoena NLRB Documents in Boeing Case.”

By Keith Laing
July 29, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Boeing case
“Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) should not issue subpoenas for documents related to the National Labor Relations Board’s legal complaint against airplane manufacturer Boeing, a group of legal experts said Friday. Thirty-four law professors signed a letter to Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, saying he should let the case proceed with requesting documents from the NLRB.

To view this article in full, click here.

Online Media Daily, “Appellate Court Sides With Google Against TradeComet.”

By Wendy Davis
July 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google
“An appellate court has handed Google a victory on a procedural issue in an antitrust lawsuit brought by disgruntled search marketer TradeComet.com. Observers such as New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann have said that Google might have had valid reasons for increasing the cost per click of search ads.”

Publisher’s Weekly, “Citing Wal-Mart, Objector Files Brief Challenging Google Settlement Status.”

By Andrew Albanese
July 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Settlement
“A week after judge Denny Chin gave the parties in the Google Books litigation until September 15th to come back with a revised settlement, an objector brief is asking the court to reject the class-action status of the suit, based on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al. …New York Law School’s James Grimmelmann told PW he doesn’t think Kunstadt and Maggione’s heads up to judge Chin will have an impact on any litigation, either.”

To view this article in full, click here.

National Law Journal, “Poster Child’ Shares Frustration About Pace of Law School Reform.”

By Karen Sloan
July 26, 2011

NYLS Dean Richard Matasar
Subject: Law School Reform
“That law school tuition is skyrocketing at a time when law jobs are scarce is hardly news to anyone paying attention to legal education. The National Law Journal spoke with Matasar about the Times article and why meaningful change at law school is so slow to come about.’

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

New Jersey Newsroom, “Cutting Programs for N.J.’s Blind Children Set Them Up For Failure.”

By Salvatore Pizzurro
July 25, 2011

NYLS Alum Salvatore Pizzurro
Subject: Cutting Programs for NJ Blind children
“New Jersey’s Parents of Blind Children, an advocacy organization, has recently begun alerting the public about proposed cuts in services for children who are visually impaired, partially sighted, or totally blind.”

The New York Times, “The New Math of Law School.”

By Richard Matasar
July 23, 2011

NYLS Dean Richard Matasar
Subject: Letter to the Editor
“To the Editor:
The premise of “Law School Economics: Ka-Ching!” (July 17), is belied by reality: Reform can come from within.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Adweek, “Could News Corp.’s Board Fire Rupert Murdoch? Media Titan’s Stock Ownership Would Make Rebellion Difficult.”

By Katie Feola
July 20, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Jeffrey Haas
Subject: Murdoch
“The board could vote to fire Murdoch as CEO, but then, observes Jeffrey Haas, who teaches corporate law at New York Law School, ‘He is going to be in a position to get rid of the people who just fired him.’ After that, all he’d have to do is select new directors who’d vote him back in as CEO.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Shelter Island Reporter, “Union Chapel to Host SIYC.”

By Judy Inglis
July 20, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Zito
Subject: Deacon
“The Reverend Deacon Robert J.A. Zito, J.D., chapel trustee and Chaplain of the Shelter Island Yacht Club, will preach. Reverend Zito has two professions. He is an attorney and partner at the Wall Street law firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP and the Parish Deacon of Trinity Church in lower Manhattan.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Associated Press, “Could Strauss-Kahn’s NY Case Include Paris Claim?”

July 19, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Frank Bress
Subject: Strauss-Kahn Case
This article is available by subscription only.
This article also ran in NPR by subscription only.

Huffington Post, “13 Influential Women in Technology.”

July 19, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Influential Women in Technology
“The CTO for the Commander-in-Cheif, Beth Simone Noveck served as United States deputy chief technology officer for open government and led President Obama’s Open Government Initiative. She is a proven expert on technology and institutional innovation.”

To view this article in full, click here.

New York Post, “A GSA Haircut at 1 WTC.”

By Steve Cuozzo
July 18, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: 40 Worth Street
“At Newmark Holdings’ 40 Worth St., new tenants have signed for nearly 90,000 square feet in the past few months, bringing the 740,000-square-footer to full occupancy.
Among the new arrivals: Bevmax Office Centers, New York Law School and New York Down town Hospital. Newmark Knight Frank’s Brian Steinwurtzel and Roy Lapidus repped the owner ship in all the deals.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “From Barbados to Brooklyn: The Caribbean’s Future Lawyers Visit America for a Dose of ‘Mom, God and Apple Pie.’”

By Samuel Newhouse
July 15, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Future Lawyers From the Caribbean Visit America
“The Inspire Mentorship Programme brought these students, ranging in age from their late teens to mid-20s, on their weeklong tour of various sites in New York City. Among the other stops they visited were the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Queens District Attorney’s Office, New York Law School, the United Nations, the Barbados Consulate, Manhattan Civil Court, and the NYPD’s Forensic Science lab.”

LGPT/POV, “DOJ Files an Emergency Motion to Reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

By Karen Ocamb
July 15, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
“The Department of Justice filed an emergency motion late Thursday with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking a reversal of the Court’s decision upholding District Court Judge Virginia Phillips’ ruling banning the government from enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ New York Law School Professor Arthur S. Leonard had a particularly interesting take on the latest situation in this blog, putting the latest development into a very useful chronological context.”

Forbes, “How to Cut State Death Taxes- Without Moving.”

By Hani Sarji
July 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty: William LaPiana
Subject: State Death Taxes and Estate Planning
“Bloom and LaPiana recommend that people who want to make deathbed transfers should have ‘a durable power of attorney with appropriate gift-making authority.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Wall Street Journal, “Law Schools Get Practical.”

By: Patrick G. Lee
July 11, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Teaching practical skills in law school
“New York Law School hired 15 new faculty members over the past two years, many directly from the ranks of working lawyers, to teach skills in negotiation, counseling and fact investigation.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Legal History Blog, “Women’s Legal History: A Global Perspective.”

By Dan Ernst
July 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Lloyd Bonfield
Subject: Women’s Legal History Event
“Here, courtesy of H-Net, is an announcement for the symposium “Women’s Legal History: A Global Perspective,” to be held October 13 and 14, 2011, at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Other speakers include Barbara Babcock of Stanford University Law School, Lloyd Bonfield of New York Law School, Lily Chang of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge, Benedetta Faedi Duramy of Golden Gate University School of Law, Susan Hinely of Stony Brook University, and Adetoun Ilumoka of the University of Western Ontario.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Thomson Reuters, “Justice Department Shifts Policy on Same-Sex Bankruptcies.”

By Terry Baynes
July 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Same-sex Bankruptcy
“The Department of Justice will no longer intervene to block same-sex married couples from filing joint petitions for bankruptcy, according to a department spokesperson. Arthur Leonard, a professor at New York Law School, said the policy change is evidence that ‘DOMA is crumbling under its own weight.’”

Politico, “Tech Experts Exit White House.”

By Kim Hart and
Michelle Quinn
July 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: White House Tech Experts
“When President Barack Obama took office, he brought with him a pack of technology advocates with impressive résumés and ambitious visions. Beth Noveck, who was deputy chief technology officer for open government, returned to New York Law School in January and will consult with the U.K. government.”

To view this article in full, click here. 

The National Law Journal, “First Amendment Veterans Weigh In on Free Speech in the Roberts Court.”

July 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen
Subject: Free Speech
This article available by subscription only.

Huffington Post, “Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Could Become the Accused.”

By Andrew Longstreth
July 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Lenni B. Benson
Subject: Strauss-Kahn Case
“Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser become the accused? The false statements on her asylum application could make her vulnerable to removal proceedings in administrative court, according to immigration law experts. Lenni Benson, a professor at New York Law School, said to succeed in deporting her, the government would have to show that the application contained false statements and that they were material to her reasons for seeking asylum.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Thomson Reuters, “Will tables turn on Strauss-Kahn’s accuser?”

By Andrew Longstreth
July 6, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Lenni B. Benson
Subject: Strauss-Kahn Case
“Strauss-Kahn’s accuser could be criminally liable for giving the grand jury a false account of her actions on May 14, when the alleged sexual assault occurred in a luxury suite at the Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan. Lenni Benson, a professor at New York Law School, said to succeed in deporting her, the government would have to show that the asylum application contained false statements and that they were material to her reasons for seeking asylum. She added that a deportation could have a deterrent effect on other immigrants. ‘Many immigrant women do suffer from rape and do fear for their daughters,’ said Benson. ‘It’s unfortunate that such a high-profile case could call into question their complaints.’”

ABC News, “Anthony Lawyers Blast Cable News After Acquittal.”

By David Bauder
July 6, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Michelle Zierler
Subject: Casey Anthony Verdict
“”No sooner had Casey Anthony been acquitted on charges of killing her daughter than her attorneys lashed out against cable news coverage that they said unfairly cast the verdict as shocking. Michelle Zierler, director of the Project in Law and Journalism at New York Law School, said she had essentially been convinced that Anthony was guilty from watching the trial on TV.”

New York Post, “’Preying’ With the Big Boys.”

By Mitchel Maddux
July 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: John Meringolo
Subject: Mob Activity
“It’s extremely rare. Historically, wives have not been involved with day-to-day criminal activity in the mob,” said John Meringolo, a professor at New York Law School and a lawyer who represented John Gotti Jr.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Telegraph, “Government’s UK Patent Project in ‘American English.’”

By James Hurley
July 4, 2011

NYLS Peer to Patent Program
Subject: UK Government Patent Website
“The project was openly inspired by a successful US project developed by the New York Law School. A spokesman for the UK IPO said the American spellings remain because ‘this is a pilot project adapted from the US way of doing things.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

ArsTechnica, “Unlicensed: Are Google Music and Amazon’s Cloud Player Illegal?”

By Timothy B. Lee
July 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Digital Music
“James Grimmelmann, a law professor at New York Law School, spoke with us about the legal implications of Cartoon Network v. Cablevision. It was a groundbreaking decision but also a ‘bizarre’ case that fails to resolve a number of key issues, he said.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Care2, “Does the US Still Want to Be a Nation of Immigrants?”

By Kristina C.
July 2, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Lenni B. Benson
Subject: Immigration
“Some deportation cases processed at Ellis Island are relevant in our own age, says Lenni B. Benson, a professor at New York Law School who studies immigration issues.

“To view this article in full, click here.

Time Magazine, “Gay Marriage: The Coming Clash of Civil and Religious Liberties.”

By Michael A. Lindenberger
July 2, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Gay Marriage
“You need to understand the history on this. There have been disputes, mainly about Catholic adoption agencies refusing to provide adoption services for same-sex couples, and a few other disputes around the country, that provide the fuel for these demands for religious protections,” he told TIME.

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Times, “One Marriage, Many Laws.”

By Bill Marsh
July 2, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Gay Marriage Diagram
Professor Leonard contributed to creating the image.

To view in full, click here.

The New York Times, “A Welcome Mat? Not Always.”

By Neil Genzlinger
July 1, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Lenni B. Benson
Subject: Ellis Island
“Before I made my latest pilgrimage to Ellis Island last week, I had an e-mail chat with Lenni B. Benson, a professor at New York Law School with an expertise in immigration issues. I asked her to give me three stories out of the millions tied to Ellis Island that most people should know but probably don’t.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Los Angeles Lawyer, “International Affairs.”

By Heather Poole
June 2011 Issue

NYLS Alum Heather Poole
Subject: Immigration benefits
“When awarding immigration benefits such as permanent residency based on a family or marital relationship, federal immigration
authorities generally must defer to state law interpretations of marriage, divorce, and annulment.”

To view this article in full, click here.

New York Observer, “Brooklyn Museum Announces New Trustees Amid Money Troubles.”

By Daniel D’Addario
June 30, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Tamara Belinfanti
Subject: Brooklyn Museum Trustees
“The Brooklyn Museum announced three new trustees today, including what the Museum said was the first artist in recent times to serve on the board. The new trustees are New York Law School Professor Tamara C. Belinfanti, Forest City Ratner Executive Vice President David L. Berliner, and Brooklyn artist Fred Tomaselli, whose work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Law Journal, “Reformer dean to step down after long tenure at New York Law School.”

By: Karen Sloan
June 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Richard Matasar
Subject: Dean steps down.
“Longtime New York Law School Dean and President Rick Matasar will step down during the coming academic year, he informed the faculty on June 28.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

The Wall Street Journal, “Same-Sex Marriage and the Empire State: A Legal Roundup.”

By Ashby Jones
June 25, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Same-Sex Marriage
“If a significant portion of those couples choose to marry, it could provide a wealth of new information about the practical economic effects of such legislation, from employment and retirement benefits to divorce rates and wedding and tourism industries, said New York Law School professor Arthur Leonard.”

To view this article in full, click here.
This article also ran in Mercator Net.

The Economist, “Musical absolution.”

By G.F.
June 24, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Digital Music
“James Grimmelmann, a professor at the New York Law School who follows issues of licensing and privacy closely, says that there is no doubt the labels signed contracts with Apple that prevent them from seeking information about users and their collections. And they are reportedly (and logically) receiving a percentage of Apple’s iTunes Match fee.”

To read this article in full, click here.

Miami Daily Business Review , “False Allegation of Homosexuality Remains Defamatory, Judge Says.”

By Andrew Keshner
June 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Same sex marriage
While the New York Legislature appeared poised to pass a law legalizing same-sex marriage, a Broome County judge has allowed a man to proceed with a libel suit against a woman who alleged he was gay, finding that under appellate case law, the imputation of homosexuality was defamation per se.

To view this article in full, click here.
This article also ran in the New York Law Journal, by subscription only.

Legal Writing Prof Blog, “Legal Writing Professors participate in law teaching conference.”

By Judith D. Fischer
June 14, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Law Teaching Conference
“Legal writing professors are deeply interested in good teaching, so it’s not surprising that many participated in a recent conference sponsored by the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. Held June 1-3 at New York Law School, the event’s theme was ‘Engaging and Assessing Our Students.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

ComputerWeekly.com, “IPO’s Peer to Patent site gets 100 reviewers to assess computing patent applications.”

By Kathleen Hall
June 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Peer to Patent
“The scheme is based on a 2005 proposal by New York law professor Beth Noveck, who was recently appointed to work alongside Martha Lane Fox, Tim Kelsey and Tom Steinberg to harness new technologies to find ways of making the UK government more innovative and accountable.”

To view this article in full, click here

SALTLAW, “Teachers as Students- How to make it work.”

By Olympia Duhart
June 11, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Teachers
“Kudos to the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning and to New York Law School for sponsoring such a successful conference June 1-3. The theme for the 2011 ILTL Summer Conference was “Engaging and Assessing Our Students,” and the session leaders breathed life into the theme.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Immigration Prof Blog, Immigration Article of the Day, “The Search for Fair Agency Process: The Immigration Opinions of Judge Michael Daly Hawkins 1994 to 2010.”

By Lenni Benson
June 9, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Lenni Benson
Subject: Fair Agency
“Judge Michael Daly Hawkins has been a member of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1994; but he has been concerned with the forms and varieties of administrative or bureaucratic process his entire career.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Law.com, “Microsoft Joins Article One’s New preemptive Troll-Fighting Service.”

By Andrew Goldberg
June 9, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Patents
“The company’s crowdsourcing initiative isn’t the first of its kind in the patent realm. For instance, the PTO, in cooperation with New York Law School’s Peer to Patent project, has even launched its own modest, one-year pilot initiative to crowdsource the search for prior art that might not otherwise be found during the patent examination process.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

Gay City News, “Gay City News’ Leonard to be Honored.”

June 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Honoring Arthur Leonard
“The New York City Bar Association, in its annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month reception and cocktail party, will honor New York Law School Professor Arthur S. Leonard…”

ABA Journal Law News Now, “A Professional Renewal: Why Great Lawyers of the New Age May Be ‘System Designers.’”

By Paul Lippe
June 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Johnson
Subject: Law Professionalism
“But as my friend David Johnson (formerly of WilmerHale and CounselConnect, now of New York Law School) wrote to me recently, efficiency is hardly the highest value for lawyers:‘Suppose, as a thought experiment, one took the view that the highest calling of the profession is to help people (and corporations) figure out how to ‘do the right thing’ — seek justice, avoid evil, prevent abuses of power, etc.? What, in the new technological environment, does that mean? Lots of interesting things. Using Kiiac to analyze contracts and avoid outliers. Using corporate data systems to detect customer abuse and flag questionable calls. Avoiding wasteful adversarial stances, to be sure. Building compliance systems ahead of the fact. etc.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Bloomberg News, “Primary Global, HSBC, BofA, UBS, Google in Court News.”

By Elizabeth Amon
June 8, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google
“The Skyhook lawsuits filed in September have gained broader importance as Congress reviews whether companies including Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google are improperly collecting private customer data as they track smartphone locations. The case also may become part of any larger U.S. government antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices, James Grimmelmann, an associate professor at New York Law School, has said.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Web Newswire, “Baroness Wilcox launches Peer to Patent in the UK.”

June 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Peer to Patent
“The UK pilot goes live today (1 June) and follows on from successful Peer to Patent websites that have already been run in the USA and Australia. The project was developed by the New York Law School (NYLS) from the work of Professor Beth Noveck. The pilot will end on 31 December 2011.”

IT Pro Portal, “UK Asks Public Experts to Review New Patents.”

By Michael Ide
June 6, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Peer to Patent
“The UK Peer to Patent platform is based on the Peer to Patent pilot started by the New York Law School between June 2007 to June 2009 in association with the US Patent and Trademark Office.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Washington Diplomat, “Will the Responsibility to Protect Usher in New Global Paradigm?”

By Luke Jerod Kummer
June 6, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Ruti Teitel
Subject: Responsibility to Protect
“It was in large part the bitter soul-searching following the world’s failure to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that gave rise to Responsibility to Protect, or R2P. ‘You hear it from both sides — from those who think that there will rarely be interventions such as Libya and others who fear the unbounded-ness of R2P,’ said Ruti Teitel, a professor of comparative constitutional law at New York Law School and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. ‘My view is that there are a variety of other principles and existing law that suggest that we’re inevitably going to be in a case-by-case scenario.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Wired.co.uk, “UK pilots ‘Peer to Patent’ scheme.”

By Duncan Geere
June 6, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Peer to Patent
“The scheme, which is based on a 2005 proposal by New York law professor Beth Noveck, invites anyone to sign up as a peer reviewer to help patent examiners make more informed decisions.”

To view this article in full, click here.

National, “Authors’ dance with Google’s lawyer waltzes into court again.”

By Peter Kelton
June 5, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Google Books
“The New York Law School has published seven essays from a symposium that dealt with the proposed Google Book Settlement.”

To view this article in full, click here.

SmartBrief, “Experts to discuss investment and innovation in smart grids Tuesday, June 21, at 9 a.m. in Washington, D.C.”

June 3, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Smart Grids
This article appeared in Smart Brief on June 3, 2011 (by subscription only.)

The Drum, “Government launches Peer to Patent tool for patent applications.”

June 3, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Peer to Patent
“The government has launched a Peer to Patent social media tool to allow the public to view and discuss patent applications. The project was developed by the New York Law School from the work of Professor Beth Noveck, who has been appointed to lead open source policy in the government.”

Computing.co.uk, “Peer to patent scheme launches today.”

By Computing Staff
June 1, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Peer to Patent
“A trial of the Peer To Patent scheme was launched in the UK today, with the aim of streamlining the applications process and promoting UK innovation. The initial project, which has also been successfully trialled in the US, Japan and Australia, was developed by the New York Law School from the work of Professor Beth Noveck.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Register, “IPO finally begins peer review pilot to test patent applications: Getting experts to wade in on invention claims.”

By Kelly Fiveash
June 1, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Peer to Patent
“The Peer To Patent scheme, which is already being tested in the US, Japan and Australia, was officially launched in Blighty this morning by Baroness Wilcox, who is the minister for Intellectual Property. Noveck just so happens to be the brains behind the original Peer To Patent project, which was developed by the New York Law School in 2006.”

To view this article in full, click here.

New England Cable News, “Civil Unions and Marriage: what’s the difference?”

May 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Civil Unions and Marriage
“’Civil unions provide rights, but a lot of the rights that people rely on most are federal rights,’ said Arthur Leonard, a law professor at New York Law School who studies gay relationship and the law.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Patently-O, “Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins.”

By Lawrence Higgins
May 27, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Mark Webbink
Subject: New Editor
“Mark Webbink accepted the proposal and is officially the new writer of Groklaw.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Ithaca Journal, “Lawmakers must close Kendra’s Law loopholes.”

By: Vanessa Bellucci
May 23, 2011

NYLS Student: Vanessa Bellucci
Subject: Kendra’s Law
This article appeared in the Ithaca Journal on May 23, 2011 (available by subscription only.)

The Daily Online Examiner, “Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Online Anonymity.”

By Wendy Davis
May 23, 2011

NYLS Student: Eirik Cheverud
Subject: Online Anonymity
“New York Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger disagreed that Sandals was entitled to that information. She ruled that the emails weren’t defamatory because they were opinions, not assertions of facts. Only assertions of verifiable facts can be libelous. The decision sparked much commentary, including a critical law review article by New York Law School student Eirik Cheverud.”

San Francisco Bay Times, “Anti-Gay States of Play.”

By Ann Rostow
May 19, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Arthur Leonard
Subject: Marriage Equality
“In related New York news, a federal judge in New York’s southern district has decided to finesse the Defense of Marriage Act and allow two women to file joint bankruptcy. The women were married in Vermont, and although federal law would technically require them to untangle their assets and file separately, the fact is that virtually all their finances and debts are co-owned. I read about the case on New York Law School professor Art Leonard’s blog, the source of many under-reported gay legal cases. Talk about under the radar, I could only find two other references to the ruling, which was announced May 13.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Adweek, “Sell Your Sole.”

By Robert Klara
May 18, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Dan Hunter
Subject: Trademarks
“Generally speaking, colors don’t function as trademarks,” adds New York Law School professor Dan Hunter. “But they can with enough use, enough marketing, and enough consumer recognition. Which is what happened with red-soled Louboutin shoes.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Phillipine News, “IMF sexual attack: Horrifying ordeal of a hotel maid.”

May 17, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Frank Bress
Subject: Hotel Maid Attack
“At a bail hearing on Monday, Strauss-Kahn’s attorney Benjamin Brafman gave a glimpse of his future trial strategy when he ridiculed “inaccuracies” in the official timeline of the alleged rape attempt and flight. Frank Bress, a professor at New York Law School, noted Brafman is a “very good” lawyer whose team has surely nailed down the timeline ‘so it works to their advantage. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be making such a public fuss of it.’”

This article also appeared in Terra Daily.

Publishers Weekly, “A New Balance of Power: After the Google Book Settlement.”

By Calvin Reid
May 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Book Settlement
“In a wide-ranging webinar discussion on May 10, “What Comes After the Google Book Settlement,” a panel of experts said they expected some adjusted form of the settlement to emerge from Judge Denny Chin’s rejection of the book settlement on March 22. Moderated by PW features editor Andrew Albanese and co-sponsored by PW and Digital Book World, the webinar featured James Grimmelmann, New York Law School…”

To view this article in full, click here.

ZDnet, “Groklaw 2.0: PJ Leaves Groklaw but legal news site to continue under new editor.”

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
May 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Mark Webbink
Subject: Webbink New Editor of Groklaw
“Pamela “PJ” Jones, editor and creator of Groklaw, the leading open-source legal news and analysis site, has kept her word. After eight years, PJ is leaving Groklaw. The site though will continue under the guidance of Mark Webbink.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Expatica, “Grand Jury next step in Strauss-Kahn legal case.”

May 16, 2011

 NYLS Faculty: Randolph Jonakait
Subject: Strauss-Kahn Legal Case
“In Strass-Kahn’s case, if the alleged victim testifies, the grand jury is certain to move towards an indictment, explained Randolph Jonakait, a professor at New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here.

New York Law Journal, “Equal Justice Works Fellowships Serve Appetite for Public Service.”

By Laura Haring
May 12, 2011

NYLS Student: Samantha Pownall
Subject: Equal Justice Works
“Fellow Samantha Pownall, who will graduate from New York Law School this month, hopes to follow this trend. Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen, Ms. Pownall will work with the New York Civil Liberties Union to provide legal representation in English and Spanish to students suspended from New York City schools.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

Staten Island Advance, “Donations Help Several Island Not-For-Profits: Victory State Bank, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Polonsky Dare to Dream Fund All Step Up.”

May 10, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Donations Help Not-For-Profits
“CDE is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help vulnerable consumers improve their financial-management skills. Involved in the program are Fordham Law School and New York Law School.”

This article appeared in the Staten Island Advance on May 10, 2011

United Press International, “Bob Dylan Cited Most Often in Legal Cases.”


May 9, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Michael Perlin
Subject: Bob Dylan in Court Briefs & Opinions
“Michael Perlin, a New York Law School professor who used Dylan lyrics as titles for more than 50 articles published in law journals, said Dylan is so often quoted due to the impact he had during the young years of U.S. lawyers and judges, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.”

To view this article in full, click here.
This article also ran in the Los Angeles Times along with numerous newspapers nationwide.

The New York Times, Five Thirty Eight: “Reads and Reactions.”

By Micah Cohen
May 8, 2011

NYLS Student: Russell Smith
Subject: Unpaid Bloggers
“Russell Smith at Legal As She Is Spoke (a project of the Program in Law and Journalism at New York Law School) put together a very informative analysis of the legal merits of the class-action lawsuit against The Huffington Post filed by unpaid bloggers.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Chronicle, “A Seminar Connects Law Students Around the World.”

By Katherine Mangan
May 8, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: “Law Without Walls” Program
“Each week this spring, two dozen law students from the United States, England, and China logged on to their laptops simultaneously to discuss challenges facing their profession and to brainstorm creative solutions.”

To view the article in full, click here.

Federal Computer Week, “Rosetta Stone for Corporate ID’s Would Simplify Accountability.”

By Alice Lipowicz
May 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Corporate ID’s
“Many experts have concluded that for greater public accountability of federal spending and regulation, having unique numeric identifiers for businesses and organizations is vastly preferable to ad hoc naming. Beth Noveck, former deputy chief technology officer for open government at the White House, is spearheading a new project that seeks to address that problem, among others.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Law Journal, “Nebraska, New Mexico Win the Commencement Speaker Jackpot.”

By Karen Sloan
May 3, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Commencement Speakers
“Newark Mayor Cory Booker will speak during New York Law School’s graduation ceremony, while Denny Chin of the U.S. Courtof Appeals for the 2d Circuit will speak at Boston University School of Law.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

The Sydney Morning Herald, “Data Call for Google Probe.”

May 1, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google
“Google is facing scrutiny from regulators as it bolsters its search business. It may be difficult for the FTC to build a case against it, said James Grimmelmann, an associate professor of law at New York Law School who specializes in internet law. Google has taken the market share it has ‘because their search results are better’, he said.”

To view the article in full, click here.
This article also appeared in the Brisbane Times.

InsideEPA.com, “REINS Would Improve Environmental Protections.”

By David Schoenbrod
April 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Schoenbrod
Subject: Environmental Protections
“Former EPA Administrator William Reilly recently said of the statutory duties that George W. Bush’s EPA had failed to fulfill and so left to Barack Obama’s EPA, ‘They’re like little hand grenades that have been rolled out there by previous administrators, and now they’re ticking.’ The hand grenade analogy is apt: fulfilling those duties has triggered political explosions now leading legislators from both parties to call for shackling EPA.”

To read more, see InsideEPA.com (by subscription only.)

The Star-Ledger, “League, Player Reps Have Different Perspectives on Lockout Ruling.”

By Zach Berman & Connor Orr
April 27, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: NFL Lockout
“George Atallah, assistant executive director of external affairs for the trade association
that was formerly the NFLPA, joined Jets fullback Tony Richardson on a panel at the New York Law School.”

To view this article in full, click here.
This event was also covered by Bloomberg News and Reuters.

The National Law Journal, “Shifting the Focus From Inputs to Outputs.”

By Richard A. Matasar
April 25, 2011

NYLS Dean: Richard Matasar
Subject: Shift From Inputs to Outputs
“The years ahead portend a major shift, from inputs to outputs, from lawyer-centered to client-centered, and from self-entitlement to dedication in the workplace. Predicting the shift is as easy as saying, ‘Let’s do outputs, not inputs.’ The trick is to move from identifying competencies to actually developing them.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

The Australian, “Call for Firing Squads as UK Bans Lethal-Drug Exports.”

By Giles Whittell
April 21, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Lethal Injection Drugs
“British efforts to halt the sale of lethal-injection drugs to the US have been seized on by American death-penalty supporters. New York Law School professor Robert Blecker said lethal injection should be abandoned — not for practical reasons, but because it sanitised a process that should hurt.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The National Law Journal, “Shifting the Focus From Inputs to Outputs.”

By Richard A. Matasar
April 25, 2011

NYLS Dean: Richard Matasar
Subject: Shift From Inputs to Outputs
“The years ahead portend a major shift, from inputs to outputs, from lawyer-centered to client-centered, and from self-entitlement to dedication in the workplace. Predicting the shift is as easy as saying, ‘Let’s do outputs, not inputs.’ The trick is to move from identifying competencies to actually developing them.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Nation, “The Evangelical Adoption Crusade.”

By Kathryn Joyce
April 21, 2011

NYLS DALC & JAC’s Adoption Policy Conference
Subject: International Adoptions
“In late March Craig Juntunen told a group of Christian adoption advocates assembled at a Chandler, Arizona, home about his plans to increase international adoptions fivefold. He met a chilly reception recently at the Adoption Policy Conference at New York Law School when he spoke alongside State Department officials.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).

The National Law Journal, “Legal Scholarship Carries a High Price Tag.”

By Karen Sloan
April 20, 2011

NYLS Dean: Richard Mata sar
Subject: Future Ed Conference
New York Law School Dean Rick Matasar urged legal educators to consider the possibility of new, lower-cost law schools that rely heavily on untenured faculty and adjuncts to teach rather than write law review articles.

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
This article also ran in:
ABA Journal, The New York Law Journal and TaxProf Blog.

Chicago Law Bulletin, “Six law Schools Explore Idea of Collaborating.”

By Jerry Crimmins
April 19, 2011

NYLS Dean: Richard Matasar
Subject: Law Dean Technology Discussion Group
“Is this what the future looks like, law schools sharing courses and degree programs?
One goal would be to stabilize or lower costs, said Richard A. Matasar, dean of New York Law School.”Full text of this article is available by subscription only.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Can Technology Save Legal Education?”

By John Fischman
April 18, 2011

NYLS Future Ed Conference
Subject: Future Ed Conference
“Law-school deans and professors, meeting in New York this weekend for the Future Ed 3 conference, invoked software and distance learning as tools that can rescue legal education from classroom doldrums, the National Law Journal reports.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The New York Law Journal, “Technology- and Action- Emphasized as Tools to Improve Legal Education.”

y Karen Sloan
April 18, 2011

NYLS Dean Richard Matasar & Future Ed Conference
Subject: Future Ed Conference
“More than 100 lawyers, deans and law professors met in New York on April 15 and 16 for the last of three conferences dubbed “Future Ed.” The conferences, spearheaded by New York Law School and Harvard Law School, were designed to swap ideas on how to update legal education, increase practical skills training, rein in costs and come up with ways to translate ideas into action.”

To view this article in full, click here (by subscription only).
This article also ran in Corporate Counsel, Texas Lawyer, Connecticut Law Tribune and on TaxProf Blog.

ABA Journal, “6 Law Schools Form Global Group to Discuss Legal Tech Collaboration, Invite Others to Join.”

By Martha Neil
April 18, 2011

NYLS Dean: Richard Matasar
Subject: Global Group Collaboration
“The deans of six law schools have formed a global group to discuss how they might collaborate more effectively and develop new shared technology specifically designed for legal education.”

To view the article in full, click here.

Thomson Reuters News & Insight, “’Eroded’ Takeover Law Favors Directors, Delaware’s Chief Business Judge Says.”

By Frank Reynolds
April 18, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Faith Stevelman
Subject: Delaware Case Law
“New York Law School professor Faith Stevelman predicted that, instead of adopting new laws or legal procedures, Delaware is more likely to resolve the tangle of rules for mergers and acquisitions in an evolutionary fashion, as case law development gradually addresses the various problems that have plagued this new wave of transactions.”

Anchorage Daily News, “Lower Military Drinking Age Would be Tough to Defend in Court.”

April 18, 2011

NYLS Legal As She Is Spoke Blog
Subject: Military Drinking Age
“The New York Law School’s blog on legal journalism took a look at legal precedent surrounding the drinking age and believes the bill would have a difficult time surviving a court challenge.”

To view this article in full, click here.

TaxProf Blog, “HLS & NYLS Host Conference on New Business Models for Legal Education.”

By Paul L. Caron
April 15, 2011

NYLS Future Ed
Subject: Future Ed Conference
“Future Ed is a year-long contest of ideas for innovation in legal education, focusing on ways to improve quality while reducing cost.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Reuters, “Rajaratnam Remains Silent in Defense.”

April 15, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Howard Meyers
Subject: Rajaratnam Trial
“The defense team for accused hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam rested its case without calling him to the witness stand, even though jurors already heard his voice on wiretaps submitted by the prosecution.”

To view the video clip, click here.

The State, “Future of Google digital library is hard to read.”

April 13, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google digital library
This article also ran in numerous other newspapers.

Real Estate Weekly, “Former Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber Arrives at the Forefront of Real Estate Distress.”

By Daniel Geiger
April 13, 2011

NYLS CRES Real Estate Capital Markets Breakfast
Subject: Real Estate Market
“Speaking at a breakfast yesterday in Lower Manhattan hosted by New York Law School’s Center for Real Estate Studies, Lieber discussed how Island Capital Group, the real estate investment firm he joined after working as the deputy mayor of economic development for two years, has positioned itself to take advantage of the wave of distress he still expects will hit the market.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Future of Google Digital Library is Hard to Read.”

By John Timpane
April 10, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Digital Library
“James Grimmelmann, associate professor at the New York Law School, says he thinks the parties will ‘come back later this month with a revised and much more modest settlement.’ He thinks Google can win the case that its digitized book list constitutes fair use. He agrees that Congress should decide the orphan-books issue, and he suggests that Congress appropriate ‘the money for a national digital library.’”

To view this article in full, click here.
This article also ran in The State, along with numerous national newspapers.

Guardian, “Our Dedication to the Death Penalty.”

By Francis Welch
April 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“Blecker cites Kant to argue that even a civilized state has ‘a moral imperative and a duty’ to act and that if you break society’s rules by committing murder then as ‘a responsible agent, you’ve chosen to do what you did, then you deserve to die for it.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Capital, “Does the Google Books Settlement Set the Stage for a Congressional Intervention?”

By William McGeveran
April 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Books Settlement
“New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann’s been following the case closely, maintaining a comprehensive website tracking the litigation, writing extensively about it, and hosting a symposium about it.”

To view the article in full, click here.

The Guatamala Times, “Debt, Dictatorship, and Democratization.”

By Ruti Teitel and
Robert Howse
April 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Ruti Teitel
Subject: Debt
“As political change again sweeps across the Middle East, the issue of odious debt is back. But all debt that was contracted by a previous oppressive regime cannot, for that reason alone, be classified as ‘odious.’ The question is this: how much of the money went to meritorious development projects, and how much went instead to prop up the regime and line its leaders’ pockets?”

SCOTUS blog, “Friday Round-up.”

By Kali Borkoski
April 1, 2011

NYLS LASIS Blog
Subject: Supreme Court Recusals
“The New York Law School Blog has a post contributing to the on-going discussion about the ethics of recusal for the Justices.”

To view the article in full, click here.

New York Post, “Death is Only Justice.”

By Robert Blecker
March 30, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“Thousands of hours in prisons and over 25 years interviewing more than 100 convicted killers (along with dozens of correctional officers) has taught me: Life without parole can’t substitute for the death penalty.”

To view the article in full, click here.

National, “Bob Dylan 70th Birthday Countdown- No. 55, ‘Bob Dylan and the Law.’

By Michael Perlin
March 30, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Michael Perlin
Subject: Bob Dylan and the Law
“If all you knew of Bob Dylan’s law-related work was Absolutely Sweet Marie (“to live outside the law/you must be honest”) or Ballad of a Thin Man (“With great lawyers/you have discussed lepers and crooks”), you might think that Dylan had little use for the law or the legal system. And you would be wrong.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Nation, “How ‘Enemy Creep’ Is Guantanamo-izing America.”

By Karen J. Greenberg
March 29, 2011

NYLS CityLaw Event
Subject: Terrorism
“The message that political correctness is allowing Al Qaeda–ish wolves in sheep’s clothing to penetrate the country’s defenses has been spreading, based in part on claims about unlearned lessons from past incidents of terrorism. Last month, at New York Law School’s City Law Breakfast Series, for example, Michael Mukasey, George W. Bush’s last attorney general and the former chief judge of the Southern District of New York, informed an audience of judges, lawyers, reporters and law students that political correctness had actually been responsible for the FBI’s failure to stop the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.

”To view this article in full, click here.
This article also appeared in:
Salon, CBS News, The Pacific Free Press and numerous other outlets.

The National Law Journal, “Civil War Lincoln Vs. Taney Lessons 150 Years Later High Court’s Terrible Crisis.”

By Tony Mauro
March 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Simon
Subject: Court During the Civil War
“Pre-Civil War, the U.S. Supreme Court enjoyed a prestige that the elected branches of the federal government ‘could not emulate,’ says James Simon, dean emeritus of New York Law School.”

This article appears in “The National Law Journal” on March 28, 2011.

The Wire, “Is Zediva’s New-Release Movie Streaming Service Legal?”

By Ryan Singel
March 23, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Online Movie Streaming and Copyright Law
“Zediva — a new online movie service that gets around the need for studio licensing deals by renting users a physical disk and DVD player from afar — has proven to be a hit with consumers, who have stormed the startup since its launch last week. ‘Zediva’s supposed ‘loophole’ in copyright law doesn’t exist,’ Grimmelmann wrote in a blog post after Zediva launched. ‘Zediva is about to get pounded by the movie studios, and hard.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Publishers Weekly, “Google Settlement is Rejected.”

By Andrew Albanese and Jim Milliot
March 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Book Settlement
“In a stunning setback, Judge Denny Chin today rejected the Google Book Settlement, some 13 months after its final fairness hearing. New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann, a close follower of the case, told PW the numerous filings of objectors clearly made a significant impact on Judge Chin. ‘His opinion recites many of the objections.’”

To view the article in full, click here.

Library Journal, “Google Book Settlement is Rejected.”

By Josh Hadro
March 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Book Settlement
“According to Settlement watchdog James Grimmelmann of New York Law School (via his ongoing Twitter commentary), ‘the opinion is peppered with quotes from different objectors. Chin is using citations to demonstrate broad-based opposition.’”

Ars Technica, “Federal Judge Rejects Google Book Monopoly.”

By Timothy B. Lee
March 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Book Settlement
“James Grimmelmann, a law professor at New York Law School, suggests that the parties have two options: they can seek to appeal the judge’s ruling, or they can submit yet another settlement in hopes of getting Judge Chin’s approval.”

To view this article in full, click here.
This story also appeared in The Wall Street Journal ( by subscription only), The New York Times (by subscription only), Bloomberg News and Publishers Weekly.

NJ.com, “Independence Native Hosts 24-Hour Podcast to Rally Fans of Anime Comic for Money to Help Japan.”

By Aliza Appelbaum
March 20, 2011

NYLS Student: Zach Nathanson
Subject: Disaster Relief in Japan Through Anime Comic Podcast
“The podcast series for fans was founded by Zach Nathanson, a 23-year-old student at New York Law School. Though he lives in New York, Nathanson said he helped organize the marathon fundraiser because he wanted to find a way to help.”

To view the article in full, click here.

Asia Pacific Future Gov, “Beth Noveck, former US Deputy CTO in interview: part one, part two, part three.”

By Laurence Millar
March 18, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Interview in three parts
“Beth Noveck spent two years as Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House. She was responsible for defining and driving the open government agenda for the Obama administration, working at Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She left the position in February 2011, to return to her position as Professor of Law at the New York Law School.”

To view each article in full, click for part onepart two, and part three.

The American, “Rescuing the Clean Air Act from Old Age.”

By David Schoenbrod and Melissa Witte
March 16, 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Schoenbrod
Subject: Clean Air Act
‘The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approach to greenhouse gases (GHGs) has revealed that we need a less antiquated way to control the kind of air pollutants it has long regulated.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Staten Island Advance, “Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan Says Budget Cuts Would Be a Crime.”

By John M. Anesse
March 16, 2011

NYLS Students
Subject: Budget Cuts
“If the city goes ahead and slashes District Attorney Daniel Donovan’s budget, it is likely to set off an ugly chain reaction: Fewer prosecutors with a heavier workload and soaring NYPD overtime.”

To view article in full, click here.

BNA Law School Update, “Special Tax Edition.”

March 15, 2011

NYLS Faculty Rosalie Sanderson and Ann F. Thomas
Subject: Tax Program
“Our curriculum includes a composite of classroom lectures and demonstrations, brief assignments, and a major writing project.”

To view the article in full, click here.

ABA Journal, “As Law Student Readies Reverse Auction Site, law Bloggers React to ‘eBay’ of Lawyering.”

By intern
March 14, 2011

NYLS Student Robert Grant Niznik
Subject: Shpoonkie.com
“At 21 years old, Robert Grant Niznik began asking himself the same stress-inducing question looming over all law students: What am I going to do after graduation?”

To view article in full, click here.

To read more coverage, see:
Wall Street Journal (by subscription only).

The Jewish Daily Forward, “Arendt on Trial.”

By Michelle Sief
March 14, 2011

NYLS Faculty Ruti Teitel
Subject: The Eichmann Trial
“Our contemporary discussions about what law scholar Ruti Teitel named “transitional justice” are often muddled, because there is little explicit philosophical debate — let alone consensus — about the appropriate goals and standards by which such trials should be assessed.”

To view the article in full, click here.

East Haven Patch, “Judiciary Committee Gets Earful About Killing Death Penalty.”

By James Albis
March 14, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“As one of the hottest topics to go before the Judiciary Committee this year, the death penalty bills filled the hearing room with members of the public with vested interest and those testifying. Overall, 63 people testified with 45 in favor of abolishing capital punishment and 18 opposed.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “In Cyberspace, a War Over Names.”

By Michelle Quinn
March 12, 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Johnson
Subject: Web Domains
“The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers opens its annual meeting here Monday, and its international board of experts will go about their jobs of mulling whether .love and .gay and .web should be added to existing domains like .com, .net and .biz.”

To view this article in full, click here.

Politico, “Budget Policy Talk in the Dark.”

By Jagadeesh Gokhale & David Schoenbrod
March 10, 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Schoenbrod
Subject: Budget
“President Barack Obama says he wants an ‘adult conversation’ about the budget. He also wrote that the ‘administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

Examiner, “GOP Leaders Persist With Bizarre Anti-Neutrality Arguments.”

By Wendy Davis
March 10, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Internet Rules
“Search engines compete to give users relevant results; they exist at all only because they do. Telling a search engine to be more relevant is like telling a boxer to punch harder.”

Legal Post, “The Future of Legal Education.”

By Mitch Kowalski
March 10, 2011

New York Law School
Subject: Future Ed
“New York Law School has commenced a competition for innovative thought in how legal education should be conducted.”

To view the article in full, click here.

DealB%k, “A Look at the Landmark Insider Trading Case.”

By Mac William Bishop
March 7, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Howard Meyers
Subject: Raj Rajaratnam Trial
“The trial of Raj Rajaratnam, the co-founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund, begins in Manhattan.”

To view the article in full, click here.

Huffington Post, “Transit Data Drives Economic Engine for Open Government.”

By Alexander Howard
March 5, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: Transportation Camp
“Technologists, trains fans, government workers and East Coast civic hackers have gathered for a sold out two-day unconference at the New York Law School Institute for Information Law and Policy. TransportationCamp East.”

To view the article in full, click here.

The New York Times, Room for Debate, “When Free Speech Feels Wrong”
Debate opinion, “Freedom’s Price”

By Nadine Strossen
March 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Nadine Strossen
Subject: Westboro Baptist Church
“The First Amendment appropriately protects expression that both expresses and provokes strong emotion. Even when expression stirs emotions that are overwhelmingly negative, as in the Snyder case, that cannot justify suppressing it.”

To view the article in full, click here.

Connecticut Courant, “Robert Blecker: We Have A Moral Obligation To Execute”

By Rick Green
March 3, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“Blecker told me he was concerned with the question of whether killers receive the punishment they ‘morally deserve.’ Punishment and the accompanying pain and suffering, Blecker believes, must be proportional with the seriousness of the crime.”

To view this article in full, click here.

TaxProf Blog, “Chronicle of Higher Education on Law Schools”

By Paul L. Caron
March 1, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Dean Richard A. Matasar
Subject: Changes in law schools 
“Richard A. Matasar, dean of New York Law School, summed up the attitude he sees at many campuses: ‘We’re all old dogs trying to learn some new tricks, and all of us old dogs have got tenure and we’re not going any place.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

ExecutiveGov, “New Deputy CTO Starts to Take on Administration’s Open Gov Goals”

By Jack Moore
February 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: New Deputy CTO, Vein, who replaced Noveck
“Vein will have big shoes to fill; Noveck, the author of Wiki Government, a book on social media and democracy, led the government’s Open Government Initiative.”

To view the article in full, click here.

techPresident, “White House Taps Top City CIO to Replace Beth Noveck as Deputy CTO for Innovation”

By Nick Judd
February 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Noveck
Subject: New Deputy CTO, Vein, who replaced Noveck
“Noveck said, by way of explaining why she would be conducting research from academia rather than from within the White House. ‘You’re so busy ‘doing’ that you don’t have the ability to communicate the details, not only what’s going on in the White House, but across the agencies.’”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Hellenic News of America, “Interview with Greek-American Law Student Elias Demopoulos”

By Markos Papadatos
February 25, 2011

NYLS Student: Elias Demopoulos

“One of my proudest accomplishments at New York Law School was being selected to be a part of its Law Review in my second semester there. Acceptance into the law review requires a high GPA and/or excellent writing skills. Its function parallels that of a publishing company. It receives and publishes articles from alumni and professors, as well as active members in the field.”

AdvisorOne, “The Political Realities of Broker Reregulation and the Fiduciary Standard”

By Bob Clark
February 22, 2011

NYLS Center on Financial Services Event
Subject: Fiduciary Standard
“On February 10, the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard and the New York Law School finally held their weather-delayed forum on the current state of the pending reregulation of brokers and RIAs. The panel featured an impressive lineup of distinguished and thoughtful academics, lawyers, regulators, and industry leaders who expressed a broad range of insightful views and predictions of the probable final outcome.”

To view this article in full, click here.

American Banker, “Progress on a Uniform Fiduciary Standard Slow”

By Larry Barrett
February 15, 2011

Subject: Securities and Exchange Commission

“…A panel of academics, attorneys, and regulators gathered at New York Law School on Feb. 10 to address the challenges and opportunities that will likely follow the SEC’s recent mandate to create and enforce a uniform fiduciary standard for broker-dealers and financial advisors.”

This article appears in the “American Banker” on February 15, 2011.

Bloomberg News, “SAC’s Trading Mimics Insider Dealings Identified by Prosecutors”

By Elliot Blair Smith
February 11, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Houman Shadab
Subject: Insider Trading
“While the trades by themselves don’t prove insider trading or fraud, they are consistent with patterns federal investigators are examining based on trading of nonpublic information.”

To view the article in full, click here.

AdvisorOne, “SEC’s Fiduciary, SRO Studies Considered Linked, Experts Say”

By Kathleen McBride
February 10, 2011

NYLS Center on Financial Services Law
Subject: Financial Services Issues
“Although the…Fiduciary Study, and… the SRO Study, are separate, in the eyes of some industry experts and academics that specialize in financial services issues, the two are linked.”

To view the full article, click here.

New York Law Journal, “Obama Policies Undermine Nation’s War on Terror, Mukasey Says”

By Mark Hamblett
February 8, 2011

NYLS Center for New York City Law
Subject: War on Terror
“On Thursday, the one-time Southern District chief judge continued his rolling critique of the Obama administration’s anti-terrorism policies, telling a breakfast gathering at New York Law School that the ‘bring-them-to-justice” approach to the war on terror is dangerous and incoherent.”

This article appears in the “New York Law Journal” on February 8, 2011.

New York Law Journal, “Lawyers Face New Challenges From Global Competition”

By Joel Stashenko
February 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Dean Richard A. Matasar
Subject: Global Competition
“’We can make the case that we have angry law school graduates and that students have been borrowing…almost all the cost of their education,’ Mr. Matasar said. ‘The overall salary of a lawyer hasn’t risen significantly at the same time.’”

To view the full article, click here (by subscription only).

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, “Does Global Competition Mean No Rest for Exhausted Lawyers?”

By Ashby Jones
February 4, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Dean Richard A. Matasar
Subject: Global Competition
“American companies are seeking ‘bigger, better, faster’ and ‘cheaper’ representation and do not care where they find it, Matasar said.”

To view the article in full, click here.

The Huffington Post, “The Revelation of Relevance”

By Mehret Mandefro and Peter Levin
January 31, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Simone Noveck
Subject: Technology
“Don Tapscott has written persuasively about the mechanism and culture of collaboration, and even produced a wonderful video on the notion of weak — even unintelligent — signals that result in glorious patterns of starling murmuration. His transcendent question, and ours, is what happens when we add scientific insight, operational planning, economic incentive, and societal compassion to the nodes of a network that is accessible, reliable, cheap, and everywhere. Clay Shirky, Alec Ross, Craig Newmark, Beth Noveck, and dozens of others are exploring, even colonizing, these boundaries.”

To view the article in full, click here.

eCampus News, “$2 Billion that Could Change Online Education”

By Dennis Carter
January 31, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Simone Noveck
Subject: Online Education
“…Noveck said that under the terms of the grant program, if a community college uses federal funds to make an educational video game, ‘everyone will have the benefit of that knowledge,’ and ‘anyone can translate it into Spanish or Russian or use it as the basis to create a new game.’”

To read more, see: eCampus News (by subscription only).

The Chronicle of Higher Education, “A Digital Library Guru Discusses New Rules on Sharing Scientific Data”

By Marc Parry
January 28, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Simone Noveck
Subject: National Science Foundation’s New Research Requirement
“The policy will not go so far as to mandate public sharing of all data, which in this context could mean anything from glacier images to scientific papers to computer code. But it will ‘require people to essentially justify why they choose not to be open,’ says Beth Noveck, a professor at New York Law School who until recently directed the White House Open Government Initiative.”

To view the article in full, click here.

The Huffington Post, “Beth Noveck, a Major Contributor to Open Government, Returns to Teaching Law”

By Craig Newmark
January 27, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Simone Noveck
Subject: Beth Noveck’s return to teaching at NYLS
“Beth has been one of the core people inspiring Open Government and related improvements all over the US and beyond.”

To view the article in full, click here.

New York Law Journal, “State Bar Annual Meeting Kicks Off Today”

By Joel Stashenko
January 24, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Dean Richard A. Matasar
Subject: State Bar Annual Meeting
“The first of two panels that day is on “Shaping the Future of Our Profession: Strategies That Will Guide Lawyers and Clients Through an Era of Change.” The panelists are Simon Chester, partner at Heenan Blaikie; Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC; Richard A. Matasar, dean and president of New York Law School; and Amy W. Schulman, general counsel of Pfizer.”

To read more click here (by subscription only).

Herald Tribune, “Death Penalty May Await Venice Senior Citizen”

By Todd Ruger
January 24, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Death Penalty
“David Myers is 68. But this week, prosecutors intend to try the Venice man on capital murder charges and make him among the oldest people ever sentenced to Florida’s death row…Robert Blecker, a New York Law School professor and death penalty supporter, says cost, age and the likelihood of execution do not matter when it comes to seeking justice for the community.”

To view this article in full, click here.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, “$2-Billion Federal Program Could Be ‘Windfall’ for Open Online Learning”

By Marc Parry
January 22, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Beth Simone Noveck
Subject: Online Learning
“Online learning enthusiasts could get a windfall of federal money under a $2-billion grant program that the Obama Administration described on Thursday…Beth Noveck, a professor at New York Law School and former White House technology official, wrote that the openness requirement represented ‘a fundamental and laudable shift in how grants are made in government.’”

To view the full article, click here.

CNet News, “Google Ready for Action Against Content Farms”

By Tom Krazit
January 21, 2011

NYLS Faculty: James Grimmelmann
Subject: Google Search Results
“In response, Google pointed to arguments against the nascent concept of “search neutrality,” which suggest that government intervention in search results could actually create a field day for spammers. Specifically, it chose to highlight the arguments of James Grimmelmann, a professor at New York Law School, who wrote an essay on search neutrality that concluded “A good search engine is more exquisitely sensitive to a user’s interests than any other communications technology.”

To view the article in full, click here.

The Wall Street Journal, “The Congressional Accountability Act”

January 14, 2011

NYLS Faculty: David Schoenbrod
Subject: The Reins Act
“Liberals attack the Reins Act as antiregulatory, and it’s obviously true that rules would be written differently if they were subject to political give and take. But as New York Law professor David Schoenbrod points out, the bill is really pro-accountability. Congress could no longer get away with open-ended bills that evade the choices that make up public policy, while Administrations would need to seek support of a majority directly answerable to voters.”

This article appears in “The Wall Street Journal” on January 14, 2011.

NY Times, “Hey, Kids, Let’s Put on a Reading!”

By Erik Piepenburg
January 20, 2011

NYLS Faculty: Robert Blecker
Subject: Theatre Readings
“Robert Blecker, a playwright and professor at New York Law School who attended Mr. Hinderaker’s reading, said he enjoyed watching a production being built from the ground up. ‘There’s something exciting about catching things in their infant state,’ he said. ‘The critics aren’t here. It’s a vehicle, a laboratory for playwrights and actors to explore a play before an audience without worrying about the play’s future.’”

To view the article in full, click here.