May 13, 2015

Salomone Presents at University of Hartford Symposium on Language and Exclusion

On May 7th, Professor Rosemary Salomone made a presentation on “Europe’s Multilingualism Agenda in the Face of English:

Rosemary Salomone

Rosemary Salomone

Rhetoric, Reality and Linguistic Justice” at the Symposium on Language and Exclusion sponsored by the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems at the University of Hartford and the Universal Esperanto Association on behalf of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations.

May 13, 2015

Sovern Speaks About St. John’s Arbitration Study on Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute

Professor Jeff Sovern’s broadcast about the St. John’s Arbitration Study was heard on Northeast Public Radio’s AcademicSovern Two[2] Minute on Monday, May 11. To listen, go here.

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May 13, 2015

Warner Leads Cross-Border Bankruptcy Case Simulation

Professor Warner will be participating in a week-long simulation of a cross-border bankruptcy case that will commence

G. Ray Warner

G. Ray Warner

Monday, May 11th, with joint video hearings with a English judge in London and a U.S. judge in New York. The simulation is the culmination of the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course that trains experienced insolvency practitioners to handle cross-border cases. Professor Warner is the Course Leader. This year’s class includes 22 insolvency professionals from 14 different jurisdictions. This week’s simulation exercise also includes judges from Brazil, Canada, Germany & New Zealand.

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May 11, 2015

Recent Lectures, Appearances by Professor Barrett

John Barrett

John Barrett

Professor John Q. Barrett recently participated in the following:

  • On March 25th, he spoke at DLA Piper’s Marbury Institute—live in New York City and by video feed to each of the firm’s offices—on “The Rule of Law at Nuremberg and Its Lessons for Today.”
  • On April 17th, he spoke, about Nazi corruption of law, Justice Robert H. Jackson and the Nuremberg trial, at a professional ethics program co-sponsored by the Holocaust Research Center of Buffalo (click here for video).
  • On April 27th, he lectured, on Justice Jackson and the Nuremberg trial, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judges’ retreat.
  • On May 4th, he attended the premiere, at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY, of a new documentary film, “Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story.”  Professor Barrett, Jackson’s biographer and a Fellow at the Jackson Center, is a prominent “talking head” in the film, which soon will air on public television and be distributed widely.  For the film’s Facebook page, click here, and for local press on the Jamestown premiere, click here.
May 7, 2015

NY Times Publishes Letter by Sovern

The New York Times published a letter from Professor Jeff Sovern on May 6. In the letter, Sovern observes:Sovern Two[2]

Elisabeth Rosenthal bemoans the incomprehensibility of medical bills. A New York law captioned “Requirements for Use of Plain Language in Consumer Transactions” requires that agreements for services provided to consumers be written in a “clear and coherent” manner.

Wouldn’t it make sense that medical bills must also comply with the law?

May 4, 2015

Facciolo at PLI Seminar on Mutual Funds and Registered Investment Companies

On April 30, Jay Facciolo was a faculty member at a PLI Seminar entitled Basics of Mutual Funds and Other downloadRegistered Investment Companies 2015. He participated in the first panel of the seminar, The Evolution of an Industry: Approaching 75 Years of Retail Fund Regulation. There were about 75 in person attendees and approximately 250 remote attendees.
April 29, 2015

Movsesian Quoted in Washington Post on Thomas More

Professor Mark L. Movsesian’s post, “Thomas More, Villain,” was quoted in a Washington Post story by David Gibson,

Mark Movsesian

Mark Movsesian

Will the PBS Series, Wolf Hall, Tarnish Thomas More’s Halo?

April 29, 2015

Nelson on Shelby County v. Holder

Professor Janai S. Nelson has published her article, Arc of Injustice: Pre- and Post-Decision Thoughts on Shelby County v. Holder, in a symposium issue on the case and the Voting Rights Act in Touro Law Center’s Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.Nelson2

April 21, 2015

Warner Serves as Delegate of International Insolvency Institute

Professor Ray Warner is serving as a delegate of the International Insolvency Institute to

G. Ray Warner

G. Ray Warner

UNCITRAL Working Group VI (Security Interests) during its drafting sessions this week at the UN in New York. Working Group VI is developing a a model international law on secured transactions.

April 21, 2015

Lazaro Quoted in On Wall Street Followup Story

Christine Lazaro

Christine Lazaro

On Wall Street followed up with another article on the DOL fiduciary duty rule proposal, focusing on rollovers and IRAs. The article, Is Your Rollover Business at Risk Under Fiduciary Plan?, written by Suleman Din, included the following quote:

It is important that rollovers and IRAs are included in the fiduciary standard now, says Christine Lazaro, director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John’s University School of Law.

“As individuals retire and are faced with the decision of what to do with the money in their employer-sponsored plans, they often seek advice from investment professionals, expecting that the advice they receive will be in their best interests,” Lazaro says. “At that point in time, when they are being advised to move their money into IRAs managed by the investment professional, it is essential that the investment professional is held to the highest standards to protect the retirement savings of Americans.

“The standards shouldn’t only apply after the money has been moved,” Lazaro adds. “If it is not in the investor’s best interest to move the money out of the employer-sponsored plan, it should be left alone. The profit motives of firms cannot and should not drive the decision to move an investor’s retirement savings out of the employer-sponsored plans.”

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