November 2, 2015

Scholarly Updates for Elayne Greenberg

A few updates about Professor Elayne Greenberg.image

Professor Greenberg has been selected this year by Best Lawyers in America as among the top New York lawyers in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, an honor she has received every year since 2005. Professor Greenberg has also been recognized by the American Registry as among the top 5% of America’s Most Honored Professionals, a cross-industry and cross-profession award to successful professionals recognized for professional excellence.

Professor Greenberg has been appointed to the Executive Board of the New York State Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Law Section. She is co-chair of their ADR Committee.

On August 25, 2015, Professor Greenberg conducted an implicit bias training designed for senior management at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Virginia.

On October 23, 2015, Professor Greenberg presented her paper “Changing Hearts, Changing Minds – Empathy, the Rule of Law and Implicit Discrimination” at the ADR Works in Progress Conference held at Texas A & M Law School.

October 28, 2015

Goldweber Presents on Elder Abuse Panel at New York Law School

Professor Ann Goldweber presented on a panel entitled “Elder Abuse” atgoldweber New York Law School on October 15, 2015. The Panel was sponsored by the New York Women’s Bar Association and co-sponsored by the NYWBA Criminal Law Committee, NYWBA Elder Law and Disabilities Committee, NYWBA Domestic Violence Committee and NYWBA Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, among others. Professor Goldweber presented on financial abuse of the elderly and civil legal remedies available to victims. Also presenting on the panel were Honorable Deborah Kaplan, Honorable Lori Sattler, Honorable Judy Kluger and Arlene Markarian, Chief Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Unit, Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

October 27, 2015

Lazaro Participates in Panels at Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Securities Law Seminar

This past week, Professor Christine Lazaro attended the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association’s Christine Lazaro(PIABA) Annual Meeting and Securities Law Seminar.  Professor Lazaro participated as a panelist on two panels, “Overcoming Comparative Fault, Ratification and Other Common Brokerage Defenses” and “Supervisory and Compliance Structures of Brokerage Firms,” and moderated a third panel, “Case Law Round-up/Hot Topics.”  Additionally, Professor Lazaro submitted an article for the written materials for the program, “Supervision and Compliance of Brokerage Firms.”  During the meeting, Professor Lazaro was elected to PIABA’s Board of Directors and was appointed co-chair of its Fiduciary Duty Committee. 

October 27, 2015

Sovern Quoted by LegalNewsline

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Jeff Sovern, a newswire covering state courts and attorneys general, quoted Professor Jeff Sovern in an article headlined Future of case against Best Buy could depend on if consumers are seen as gullible. The story, which reported on a suit against Best Buy for refusing to honor an offer to sell $200 gift cards for only $14, stated:

Jeff Sovern, a consumer rights expert and law professor at St. John’s University, spoke with Legal Newsline about this case. He said the verdict will likely be determined by what is expected of consumers.

“It sounds like the Best Buy offer was a typo. Courts have sometimes held advertisers liable for not living up to a price printed in error,” Sovern told Legal Newsline. “False advertising laws generally focus on whether a consumer would have been deceived by the ad.”

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“My own guess is that a reasonable consumer would recognize that was a typo,” Sovern said. “But other laws ask whether the ad would fool the credulous consumer. Maybe a credulous consumer would have been deceived.”

October 21, 2015

DeGirolami’s Article on Religion and the Roberts Court Published in Stanford Law and Policy Review Symposium

Professor Marc DeGirolami’s article, Constitutional Contraction: Religion and the Roberts Court, was published by the Marc DeGirolamiStanford Law and Policy Review in a symposium on Religion and the Law.

October 21, 2015

Joseph’s Poetry Discussed at Commonweal Magazine

Professor Larry Joseph’s poetry received critical notice in this piece, An Heir to Both Stevens and Pound, at Commonweal Magazine by literature professor Anthony Domestico. Lawrence Joseph

October 21, 2015

Cunningham’s Article on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Oral Argument Published in Nevada Law Journal

Associate Academic Dean and Professor Larry Cunningham recently published an article in the Nevada Law Journal entitled,

Larry Cunningham

Larry Cunningham

Using Principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Nervousness in Oral Argument or Moot Court.  The article, which is based on a presentation Dean Cunningham gave at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, examines “stage fright” in the high pressure world of appellate advocacy.  Drawing upon a recognized technique for combating anxiety generally, the paper explores ways that  principles from “cognitive behavioral therapy” can be infused into a legal writing or appellate advocacy classroom to help students calm fears they may have of public speaking.  Dean Cunningham’s article was recently a “top ten download” on the Social Science Research Network and has been discussed internationally, including a recent feature by the Law Society of New Zealand.  The paper can be downloaded here.  At St. John’s, Dean Cunningham teaches, among other things, Appellate Advocacy for students in the Moot Court Honor Society.

October 21, 2015

Ward Presents at International Sports Law Conference in Hamburg

Professor Ettie Ward (together with Professor Mireia Lizandra, an adjunct professor teaching in the St. John’s Law School

Ettie Ward

Ettie Ward

LL.M. Program) presented at the biennial ISLA (International Sports Law) Conference in Hamburg, Germany The conference concerned the subject of “sports and money.” Here is more information about the conference.

October 15, 2015

West Publishes Sovern’s Selected Consumer Statutes

West Academic Publishing has published the 2015 edition of Selected Consumer Statutes, co-edited Sovern Two[2]by Professor Jeff Sovern, along with Professors Dee Pridgen and Christopher L. Peterson. The volume spans 1200 pages and is the most up-to-date collection of statutes, regulations, and other consumer law materials available for use in a consumer protection course or for practicing attorneys.

October 15, 2015

Lazaro Speaks at TD Ameritrade’s 2015 Advocacy Leadership Summit

On October 6, 2015, Professor Christine Lazaro spoke at TD Ameritrade’s 2015 Advocacy Leadership Summit.  Earlier in the Christine Lazaroyear, Professor Lazaro co-authored a report for PIABA which compared the image brokerage firms project to the public in their advertising and on their websites with the position firms take in arbitration when it is alleged that they have breached their fiduciary duties to customers.  Professor Lazaro was asked to present PIABA’s findings and discuss the implications for investors and the financial services industry, as well as the recent Department of Labor proposal to change the standards for brokers and investment advisers providing retirement advice to investors. Here is the press release for the Summit.


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