New York Law School Welcomes New Faculty Members, Announces Promotions
of Five Current Faculty
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New York Law School
Welcomes New Faculty Members,
Promotions of Five Current Faculty
YORK, October 3, 2006 --- New York Law School’s Associate Dean for
Faculty Development, Stephen J. Ellmann, has announced promotions and
appointments of new and existing faculty.
Promotions and Votes of Tenure
During the 2005–2006 academic year, the Law School
Faculty and Board of Trustees voted
tenure for Professor of Law Elizabeth
Chambliss. Pamela Champine, Seth Harris,
and Sadiq Reza were also voted tenure and
each promoted to full Professor of Law.
Kris Franklin was also voted
a full Professor of Law and received a long-term contract.
Elizabeth Chambliss, Codirector, Center for Professional Values and
Professor Chambliss specializes in the empirical study
of the U.S. legal profession, focusing
on the regulation of lawyers and the dynamics of lawyers’ careers.
Her research examines the role of ethics advisors, general counsel, and
other compliance specialists in large law firms, and the implications of
this emerging role for the regulation of lawyers more generally. She also
serves as the reporter for the American Bar Association Commission on
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, which issues periodic
reports about the status of minorities in the legal profession. Her recent
publications include: The Professionalization of Law Firm In-House
Counsel, 84 North Carolina Law Review 1515 (2006); The Scope
of In-Firm Privilege, 80 Notre Dame Law Review 1721 (2005); and
Miles to Go: Progress of Minorities in the Legal
(American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic
Diversity in the Profession, 2005). She joined the Law School in 2004 following a four-year stint as
research director of the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.
Education: College of Charleston, B.S. 1983 magna
cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S.
1984, J.D. 1988 cum laude, Order of the Coif, Ph.D. 1992.
Pamela Champine, Director of Core Curriculum, Graduate Tax Program
Professor Champine is an expert in the law of estates and trusts and
related aspects of taxation. An active tax scholar, she has written and
practiced extensively in these areas. Her years of experience, first in
private practice and later as law secretary to Manhattan Surrogate Eve
Preminger, lend a practical perspective to her teaching and scholarship.
Her scholarship addresses different dimensions of the fundamental dilemma
in the law of wills: how to differentiate valid wills that reflect
idiosyncratic or unpopular dispositions from invalid wills that embody
choices the individual testator did not understand or did not approve. Her
present work focuses on the legal standards that define the level of mental
competency required to execute a will and the methods of proving this
competence in probate proceedings that occur after the death of the
testator. She teaches Property; Wills, Trusts & Future Interests;
Competency & the Civil Law; Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates; and
Problems of Timing.
University of Illinois, B.S. 1985; Northwestern, J.D. 1988;
Law Secretary to Surrogate Eve Preminger and Principal Court Attorney,
Harris, Professor and Director, Labor and Employment Law
Professor Seth Harris left his post as counselor to Alexis Herman, U.S.
Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, to join New York Law
School’s faculty as an associate professor in 2000. Professor Harris
had spent nearly seven years at the United States Department of Labor as a
senior advisor to two secretaries of labor. While leaving government
service, he did not abandon his involvement in legal policy issues
affecting the workplace and American workers. Professor Harris teaches
Employment Discrimination Law, Labor Relations Law, and Torts; and has
published widely on law and economics, labor
law, disabilities law and discrimination law. He enriches his
teaching and legal scholarship with a real-world understanding of politics
and public policy. He also produces policy-related programs
for students, alumni, and the public, including the Tony Coelho
Lecture in Disability Employment Law & Policy.
Education: Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor
Relations, B.S. 1983; New
York University, J.D. 1990 cum
laude (Review of Law and Social Change, Editor in
Law Clerk, the Honorable William Canby, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth
Circuit; Law Clerk; the Honorable Gene Carter, Chief Judge U.S. District
Court, District of Maine.
Professor of Law Sadiq Reza, an authority in criminal law and procedure,
is a former public defender in Washington,
D.C., and also an award-winning teaching
fellow at Harvard who taught undergraduate courses in Islam and the modern
Middle East. He is the author of
insightful articles on the right to privacy as it applies to criminal
suspects and arrestees, and to the government’s widespread use of
detention of immigrants after 9/11. He has been a wise and measured voice
for justice in our nation’s response to terrorism. Professor
Reza’s current research and writing is in criminal law and procedure
in Islamic law (sharia) and in countries of the contemporary Muslim world.
In 2004–2005, he was a visiting researcher at the Islamic Legal
Studies Program at Harvard Law School. He is now at work on a study
of search and seizure in Islamic law and a separate inquiry into torture
and confessions in Islamic law, and is coauthoring a pathbreaking textbook
for this field of legal study.
Princeton, A.B. 1986
cum laude; Harvard, J.D. 1991
cum laude (Harvard
International Law Journal, Articles Editor).
Law Clerk, the Honorable Stanley A. Weigel, U.S. District Court, Northern
District of California.
Kris Franklin, Director, Academic Skills Program
Professor of Law Kris Franklin
brings a talent for creative and unconventional thinking both to
her teaching of legal analysis and to her leadership of the Law School’s Academic Skills
Program. She teaches Principles of Legal Analysis and Applied Analysis to
the first-year class and continues to experiment with pioneering methods
of teaching lawyering skills. She came to New York Law School from New York University
School of Law, where she helped develop and shape the current curriculum
in critical legal thinking in its Lawyering Program. An expert in the
fields of legal pedagogy and academic support, she is the founder of the
New York Area Academic Support Colloquium. She is also a very active
scholar, whose articles combine insights into the nature of legal
precedent and legal reasoning with close attention to the evolving
understanding of lesbian and gay rights.
Education: Yale, B.A. 1989 cum
laude; New York University, J.D. 1992 (Review of Law &
Social Change, Editor in Chief) Public Interest Law
Foundation Fellowship, 1990.
New Full-Time Faculty Appointments
School has added two
new full-time faculty members in the areas of international law and
Cheng, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of
the Center for International Law
Tai-Heng Cheng was appointed Associate Professor of Law
and Associate Director of the Center for International Law on June 1. He
is concurrently a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College. Additionally, he is and has
been a member of various committees of the Association of the Bar of the
City of New York, including the United Nations Committee, the Alternative
Dispute Resolution Committee and the International Law Committee; and
is Special Counsel to the Special Committee on the Bar Examination
and Other Measures of Legal Competency of the New York State Bar
Association. Professor Cheng previously practiced law with Simpson Thacher
& Bartlett LLP, representing and advising clients on complex
litigations and arbitrations concerning private and public international
law, conflicts of law, and intellectual property law. Before joining the
firm, he was a senior officer with the Singapore Police Force and provided
advice on counter-terrorism and international security arrangements. During
that time, he also advised the Prosecutor-General of the United Nations
Transitional Administration in East
Timor. His most recent work is State Succession And Commercial Obligations
(Transnational Publishers, 2006).
Education: Oxford University, B.A. (Law) First Class
Hons. 1999, Oxford University Scholar, M.A. 2004; National University of
Si ngapore, Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, 2001;
Yale Law School, LL.M. 2000, J.S.D. 2004, Howard M. Holtzman Fellow for
Professor of Law
Diane L. Fahey joined the full-time faculty on July 1 as Associate
Professor of Law. A noted tax specialist, Professor Fahey, first came to
New York Law School as a visiting professor for the spring 2006 semester,
teaching Federal Income Tax: Corporate and Federal Income Tax: Individual.
In the fall 2006 semester, she will teach Civil Procedure, while continuing
to teach tax. Previously, she was a Visiting Professor of Law at Vermont Law School. Recent published scholarly
work includes “Taxing Nonprofits out of Business,” 62 Washington & Lee Law Review
(Spring, 2005) and “The
Tax Court’s Jurisdiction Over Due Process Collection Appeals: Is it
University Baylor Law
Review (2003), reprinted in The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles (April 2004).
She also contributed several chapters
to reference works on corporate and business law. At the School’s
2006 Faculty Presentation Day, she delivered “Tax Treaties: A Potential Weapon to Fight Human
Trafficking?” to the panel “Evolving Families and the Law
Cleveland State University, B.A. 1979; Cleveland-Marshall
College of Law,
J.D. 1983 cum laude; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (Taxation)
Law Clerk, the Honorable James Halpern, United States Tax Court,
members for the 2006–2007 academic year are an eminent group of
scholars who represent a broad range of legal disciplines. Their
individual and combined scholarship places them among the leaders in
thought and research in legal academia.
Professor of Law
Professor Anne Bloom joins
Law School for the fall 2006 semester,
teaching Torts and Civil Procedure. An expert in public law, American
politics, and political theory, she is visiting from the Pacific McGeorge
School of Law where she is an Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Bloom
also has significant experience as a public interest lawyer in Washington, D.C., primarily with Trial Lawyers for
Public Justice, where she worked for nearly ten years litigating
precedent-setting cases in civil rights and civil liberties, mass torts,
court secrecy and federal preemption. She has spoken before Congressional
hearings on proposed changes to the Federal Rules, meetings of the
American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. Her
current research interests include the role of tort litigation in shaping
public policy; the motivations and practice styles of public interest
lawyers; and the emerging field of transnational workers rights
Education: Mount St.
Mary’s College, B.A. 1983; University of Maryland, J.D. 1988; University of
Ph.D. 2003 (Political Science).
Bonfield, Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2007)
Lloyd Bonfield is a legal
historian and internationally minded law professor, visiting from
University, where he
serves as Thomas Andre Jr. Professor of Law and Associate Dean for
International Graduate Studies and International External Relations. His
teaching is in the areas of trusts and estates, property, and European
Union Law, as well as legal history. While a visiting professor at
Cornell Law School in the early 1980s, he was a founding editor of Law and History Review (the
journal of the American Society for Legal History), and then a founding
editor of Continuity and
Change, (published by Cambridge University Press), a journal on law
and social structure in past societies. He has
also written extensively on the historical aspects of marriage settlements
and inheritance. He has edited a volume on English manorial courts for the
Selden Society. Currently, Professor Bonfield is collaborating on a volume
(1688–1760) for the Oxford History of English Law.
In spring 2007, he will teach Property.
Massachusetts, B.A. 1971;
University of Iowa, J.D. 1975 with high distinction;
Iowa, M.A 1974 (History);
of Cambridge, Ph.D. 1978 (History) Fulbright Scholar
Douglas H. Ginsburg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Ginsburg is Chief Judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,
to which he was appointed by President Reagan in 1986. He is also
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School
of Law, and in alternate years, Visiting Lecturer and Charles J. Merriam
Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School.
Judge Ginsburg previously
served as a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; as Director of the
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget; and as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust
Division of the United States Department of Justice. He is a member of the
American Economic Association, the American Law and Economics Association,
and the Mont Pelerin Society. His extensive thought leadership and
scholarship includes “On Constitutionalism,” the first annual
B. Kenneth Simon Lecture in Constitutional Thought (Cato Institute,
September 17, 2002), reprinted in Cato Supreme Court
Education: Cornell, B.S.
1970; University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1973. (Law Review,
Clerk, Hon. Carl McGowan,
U.S. Court of Appeals,
Clerk, Justice Thurgood
Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States,
Associate Professor of Law (Fall
Brandt Goldstein is an
attorney and writer whose articles have been published in The New York Times Magazine, SLATE, MSNBC.com, and
elsewhere. A 1992 graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Harry
T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He then
practiced law as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in
Washington for several years before
beginning to write full time. The cofounder of the online legal commentary
journal WRIT (for FindLaw.com), Goldstein was a research assistant at
Law School from 1999 to 2001. There he
began work on Storming the Court
(Scribner, 2005), which recounts the story of the suit filed by
Yale law students and human rights lawyers to free innocent refugees held
on Guantanamo by the American military in the early 1990s. Professor
Goldstein will teach Civil Procedure at New York Law School.
Brown University, A.B. 1987; Yale Law School, J.D. 1992. Yale Law
JOURNAL (Senior Editor),
Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities (Editor).
Hunter, Visiting Professor of Law (Fall
An expert in cyberspace
and internet law, artificial intelligence and cognitive science models of
law, and electronic commerce regulation, Professor Dan Hunter visits
New York Law School from the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania where he
is an associate professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics. Since
October 2000, he has been a Member, Panel of Neutrals, Domain Name
Disputes, for the World Intellectual Property Organization
(Switzerland), and is the leader
of the Open Access Law Project at Science Commons. His research has
appeared in the California Law
Review (three times) the Texas Law Review and the William & Mary Law Review. While at NYLS he will
be working on book projects, including an introduction to intellectual
property law for Oxford University Press, and a book on the social
significance of virtual worlds.
Education: Monash University, B.S. 1987, LL.B.,
1989; University of Melbourne, LL.M. 1996; University of Cambridge, Ph.D.
1999; Fulbright Postgraduate Fellowship, 1995; Herchel Smith Research
Fellowship in Intellectual Property Law, Emmanuel College, Cambridge,
1995; Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2005;
Fellow, Science Commons, 2006.
Milstein, Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2007)
A specialist in asylum law,
clinical legal education, international human rights, and negotiation,
Elliott Milstein was president of the Association of American Law Schools
(AALS) in 2000, the first clinical teacher elected to that position. He
continues to serve as a parliamentarian for AALS, and was the chair for
its Mini Workshop on Evaluation in 2005. He was also dean of
American University’s Washington College of Law from 1988 to 1995 and served one year as
interim president of American University starting in 1993.
One of the most senior and respected clinical legal educators in
the nation, Milstein founded the clinical program at Washington College of
Law, served as its Director from 1972 to 1988, and has taught extensively
in its clinics. He has been a leader in the
development of the concepts and methods that are the basis for in-house
clinical education and has trained or mentored many clinical teachers.
His outstanding contributions to legal education have been
recognized with honorary doctorates from the University of Hartford and Nova Southeastern University. At New York Law School, he will teach the Lawyering
course and be part of the School’s strong clinical faculty.
Hartford, B.A. 1966;
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. 1969; Yale University Law School, LL.M. 1971.
Founded in 1891,
New York Law School
is an independent law school located in lower
near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance.
’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: International Law; New York City Law; Professional Values and
Practice; Business Law & Policy; Information Law and Policy; and
has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1500 students in its
full- and part-time J.D. programs and its Master of Laws (LL.M.) in
has also created the Online Mental Disability Law Program for those
professionals who work with, or on the behalf of, persons with mental