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New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development Jill Backer's piece "New York City-Area Law Schools Form Law School Anti-Racism Consortium"

02/01/2021

New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development Jill Backer's piece "New York City-Area Law Schools Form Law School Anti-Racism Consortium"

This coalition of law school faculty, administrators, staff, students and alumni is committed to building an anti-racist culture and climate in law schools. LSARC works on many levels: we provide resources for law schools to: (1) support indigenous, Black and other students of color and alumni/ae through admissions, orientation, academics and classroom inclusivity, (2) identify, confront and explore the impact of racism on law with their students, faculty, administration and the larger community, and (3) center racial justice as a guiding principle and a concrete practice in every area of legal education and the legal profession.

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New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman's piece "Indict Him"

01/06/2021

New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman's piece "Indict Him"

If criminal offenses are provable and within the relevant statutes of limitations, there is no question that Trump should be prosecuted.

No U.S. President has ever been indicted. But on the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump will no longer be president. And federal and state prosecutors will then be free to pursue criminal charges against him. They have the power, they have the evidence, and Trump will no longer have de facto immunity from prosecution.

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New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman's piece "Making a Mockery of Supreme Court Jurisdiction"

12/14/2020

New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman's piece "Making a Mockery of Supreme Court Jurisdiction"

The lawsuit filed by the attorney general of Texas, supported by 17 state attorneys general, 106 members of Congress, and joined by President Trump, is an abuse of the privilege granted to lawyers seeking redress in the courts of legitimate claims, and notably, in the U.S. Supreme Court. The suit is a dishonest and irresponsible effort to use the highest court as a prop to advance a political agenda. The court should throw out this perversion of justice, and impose sanctions on the litigants.

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New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman's piece "Lame-Duck Executions"

12/07/2020

New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman's piece "Lame-Duck Executions"

By Bennett L. Gershman: Consider this: Before Trump‘s presidency only three persons were executed by the federal government in the past 50 years. But in July, as the presidential election was gearing up, Trump suddenly ordered federal executions to resume. Since July, eight persons have been put to death, and five more executions are scheduled in the coming weeks. There have been more federal executions this year than state executions. No president in America history has presided over more executions in such a short period of time.

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New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professors Bridget J. Crawford and Emily Gold Waldman's piece "Tampons and Pads Should Be Allowed at the Bar Exam"

07/23/2020

New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professors Bridget J. Crawford and Emily Gold Waldman's piece "Tampons and Pads Should Be Allowed at the Bar Exam"

Bar exam takers around the country are facing unprecedented uncertainty. In less than two weeks, thousands of recent law graduates will sit down in hotel ballrooms, convention centers and large classrooms to take the test that they have been training for three (or more years) to take. With little notice, several states have cancelled the bar exam because of COVID-19 health concerns. Some states like New Jersey and Florida announced an online bar exam in lieu of traditional testing that otherwise would require hundreds or thousands of people to crowd into enclosed spaces for several hours a day over a two-day period. Oregon and Utah canceled their exams and granted a “diploma privilege” to allow law graduates to practice without taking the bar exam. New York axed its test just seven weeks before the big day, with no plans for an alternate test administration. Other states, including those where COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise, are going full-speed ahead with plans to administer in-person tests later this month.

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New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Debra Cohen in "2nd Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity in Lawsuit Over Police Shooting of Mentally Ill Man"

06/02/2020

New York Law Journal featured Haub Law Professor Debra Cohen in "2nd Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity in Lawsuit Over Police Shooting of Mentally Ill Man"

Contacted by phone Monday, Cohen, a professor at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law and co-chair of the Civil Rights Practice Group of Newman Ferrara, said the decision meant that “we are hopefully beginning to see some correction in the overly broad application of qualified immunity to the actions of police officers.”

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