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NEW YORK, May 2, 2006 --- New York Law School Dean and President Richard A. Matasar has announced that the Honorable Frederic S. Berman, who served the school as an adjunct professor for 45 years, has been accorded the title Adjunct Professor Emeritus. Judge Berman, a retired judge of the New York State Supreme Court and New York City Criminal Court, taught various courses over the years in the areas of criminal law, personal property, municipal law, and post-conviction remedies and procedures.
Judge Berman, a graduate of the Law School’s Class of 1951, was a member of the adjunct faculty from 1958 to 2003. He continues to serve the New York City and New York State court systems as a judicial hearing officer, conducting hearings and presiding over the calendar of quality-of-life cases. He also serves as a referee for the Appellate Division, First Department, on attorney disciplinary matters, and as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) on financial and security disputes. In addition, he is a hearing officer for the New York State Retirement System, presiding over hearings to determine former state employees’ eligibility for disability retirement benefits.
Judge Berman, a resident of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is president of Columbia University’s Columbia College Class of 1949. His son, Anthony Berman, received his law degree from New York Law School in 1991.
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Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the school’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The school is noted for its six academic centers: the Justice Action Center, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center on Business Law & Policy, Institute for Information Law and Policy, and the Center for International Law. New York Law School has more than 11,000 graduates and enrolls some 1500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. programs and its Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program.