Stein Scholars, Alumni, and Directors in the News


Stein Center Director Professor Bruce Green co-authored an op-ed in the Hill on the limitations on the president’s ability to interfere in the Mueller investigation.

Stein Center Faculty Director Professor Jennifer Gordon wrote an op-ed in NewsDeeply about refugee policy and the refugee protection system in the United States.

Caroline Hsu ’09 co-authored an op-ed for the Daily News about New York State’s new prison care package policy.

Melissa Lardo Stewart ’09 was recently named partner at Outten and Golden. Melissa is the second Stein to make partner at the firm, joining Juno Turner ’06. A member of the O&G’s Class Action Practice Group, Melissa has represented employees across many industries, including restaurant workers, retail workers, mortgage loan officers, service and installation technicians, home care workers, call center workers, and financial services employees.

James Gatta ’02, former chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, has rejoined Goodwin as partner.

Steins were well represented at a Legal Ethics and Movement Lawyering Roundtable at Hofstra Law School last month. Participants included Michael Haber ’05, associate clinical professor of law and attorney-in-charge, Community & Economic Development Clinic, Hofstra Law School; Gowri Krishna ’06, associate professor, New York Law School (as of 6/1/2018); Sarah Leberstein ’08, and Bruce Green.

Stein 2L Tyler Crawford is a recipient of the 2018 Haywood Burns fellowship. Tyler will spend the summer at Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, a civil legal aid organization based in Eastern Kentucky, where he will be defending the welfare rights of vulnerable clients and conducting legal clinics and outreach to rural communities.

Stein 3L Frank Kearl organized a successful Urban Law Journal symposium titled “Reimaging Localism,” which explored the current mechanisms of city power, the conflicts taking place, and the exciting potential for local autonomy.

Several Stein 2Ls were elected to the board of Volume XLVI of the Fordham Urban Law Journal for the 2018–2019 academic year, including Miyoshie Lamothe-Aime (editor-in-chief), Ruhi Behal (Cooper-Walsh editor), and Milan Sova (notes and articles editor).

Congrats to Miyoshie and the Jessup Moot Court team for winning the regional championship at the Jessup International Moot Court Competition!

Jessica Rose ’01 has been selected as the next executive director of Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A by its board of directors. Jessie joined the CED Program of Brooklyn A in 2004 as a staff attorney and became the director of the CED Program in 2008. In 2015 she received the Stein Scholars Alumni “In the Service of Others” Award.

Luke Brindle-Khym ’15, partner at Quest Research & Investigations LLC (QRI), took Lester Holt and Dateline NBC behind the scenes of his firm’s investigation of the wrongful conviction of rapper Meek Mill, who was released from prison as a result of QRI’s discoveries.

The National Law Journal recently named Rita Glavin ’96 a White Collar Crime Trailblazer. Glavin heads Seward and Kissel’s white collar group after 12 years working as a federal prosecutor on white-collar cases.

At the Fordham Law Review‘s annual alumni dinner on April 5, 2L Praatika Prasad received the law review’s Feerick Award for her note, “Implicit Racial Biases in Prosecutorial Summations: Proposing an Integrated Response.


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