Archive for November, 2017

November 19, 2017

Barrett Lectures at U.S. Supreme Court

On November 1st, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered one of the Supreme Court Historical Society’s 2017 Leon Silverman Lectures, in the courtroom at the Supreme Court of the United States.  jqb photo

His lecture topic was “Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and President Franklin Roosevelt.”

Chief Justice of the U.S. John G. Roberts, Jr., introduced Professor Barrett’s lecture. For a SCOTUSblog report on the event, click here:

The program was filmed and will be broadcast on C-SPAN, and Professor Barrett’s lecture will be published next year in the Journal of Supreme Court History.

November 18, 2017

Sovern Interviewed on CBS Radio and Quoted by The Intercept on the CFPB and Arbitration

KCBS radio interviewed Professor Jeff Sovern on October 25 on the Senate’s vote to block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule.


Jeff Sovern

Anchorwoman Rebecca Corral​ described Sovern as an “expert in consumer protection.” In addition, The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, quoted Sovern in an article titled “No Protection for Protectors” on attacks on the CFPB. According to the article:

The clash has grown only more intense since Trump’s election. Now most regulatory agencies are in the hands of Trump loyalists or former players in the financial industry. For the past five months, only the CFPB, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Fed were still run by Obama appointees. “It’s the nail that sticks up that gets pounded,” said Jeff Sovern, a consumer law professor at St. John’s University in New York.

November 17, 2017

Professor Goldweber Received Outstanding Advocate Award

Professor Goldweber received the Outstanding Advocate Award from the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare at its annual Salute to Community Leaders Luncheon on November 3, 2017.  goldweber

The Queensboro Council provides services and referrals for older adults living in Queens. Professor Goldweber has collaborated with the Council for several years and has provided trainings on foreclosure and financial abuse issues to its social workers. The Council has also referred numerous cases to the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic. Other honorees included State Commissioner of Mental Health, Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan, and Assemblyperson David Weprin.

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