June 8, 2015

Goldweber Presents on Financial Abuse of the Elderly at NYC Elder Abuse Conference

Professor Ann Goldweber presented on a panel at the NYC Elder Abuse Conference, co-sponsored by St. John’s University goldweberSchool of Law, NYC Department for the Aging, and NYC Human Resources Administration, among others, on June 3, 2015.  The panel was entitled “Prosecuting Fraud and Neglect” and Professor Goldweber presented on financial abuse of the elderly and civil legal remedies available to victims.  Also presenting on the panel were Kristen Kane, Chief of the Elder Fraud Unit at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and Arlene Markarian, Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau/Elder Abuse Unit at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office.

June 1, 2015

Boyle Presents at Empire State Legal Writing Conference

Professor Robin Boyle presented at a the Fifth Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference held May 29th at Syracuse University BoyleCollege of Law. The topic of her workshop was “Lessons from Academic Support,” in which she applied ASP concepts to legal writing pedagogy. In addition, she introduced the keynote speaker of the conference. Prof. Boyle is a founding member of the annual Empire State LW conferences and has participated on the Program Committee since its inception.
June 1, 2015

Sovern Presents St. John’s Arbitration Study at American Council on Consumer Interests Annual Conference

On May 22, Professor Jeff Sovern presented a paper he co-authored with Professors Elayne Sovern Two[2]Greenberg, Paul Kirgis, and Yuxiang Liu at the American Council on Consumer Interests, “‘Whimsy Little Contracts’ with Unexpected Consequences: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Understanding of Arbitration Agreements.”

May 26, 2015

Salomone Presents Paper on “Global English” at University of Teramo in Italy

Professor Rosemary Salomone presented a paper on “The Rise of Global English: The Challenges for Language Rights Across

Rosemary Salomone

Rosemary Salomone

Education” at the First Worldwide Congress for Language Rights at the University of Teramo in Italy on May 22nd. The paper examines questions of institutional autonomy, academic integrity, the right of professors to teach, the right of students to learn, and the implications for equal opportunity in a case challenging Polytechnic University of Milan’s plan to offer all masters and doctoral courses in English. The case is now pending before the Italian Constitutional Court.

May 26, 2015

Sovern’s Op-Ed Published by Boston Globe

Professor Jeff Sovern’s op-ed, “Arbitration Clauses for Credit Cards Cost Consumers,” appeared in the Boston Globe on MaySovern Two[2] 25. A bit:

Businesses say it doesn’t matter that consumers don’t understand arbitration clauses, because they insist consumers fare better in arbitration than in court.

Recently, however, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a creation of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren — released a massive report that shows arbitration benefits businesses at the expense of consumers.

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Arbitration clauses have long caused confusion, but the Bureau’s report has provided some clarity — it’s time for them to be banned from consumer contracts.

May 20, 2015

Wade Presents at Yale Law School on SEC Diversity Disclosure Rule

Professor Cheryl L. Wade will present a paper at a Yale Law School symposium entitled “Challenging Boardroom

Cheryl Wade

Cheryl Wade

Homogeneity” on May 21st, 2015. Professor Wade’s paper on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s diversity disclosure rule regarding nominees to corporate boards of directors is part of a panel on the future of diversity in the corporate sphere. The full program is here.

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May 15, 2015

DeGirolami at Conference on Greenawalt’s Work

Professor Marc DeGirolami was on a church-state panel yesterday at Columbia Law School honoring Professor Marc DeGirolamiKent Greenawalt’s 50 years of teaching and writing. Other panels dealt with the freedom of speech and legal interpretation. Descriptions of the conference may be found here and here.

May 13, 2015

Cunningham Quoted in NY Times Story on Possible Retrial in Etan Patz Case

Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham was quoted in May 11’s New York Times in a story concerning a possible

Larry Cunningham

Larry Cunningham

retrial for the alleged killer of Etan Patz.

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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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