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Releasing People From Prison Is Easier Said Than Done

Professor John Pfaff was quoted in an article in The Atlantic about the release of prison inmates during the coronavirus pandemic and the larger narrative about mass incarceration. John Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University and the author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform, notes

Poor Legal Clients Are Finally Getting a Break in New York

Professor Andrew Kent was quoted in a Talk Poverty article about reform of the American Bar Association’s Model Rule 1.8(e). A modification of the rule will now allow some lawyers to provide humanitarian assistance to clients in dire need. When prospective pro bono clients call a lawyer about domestic violence or divorce, their legal problems

Will Libra’s Compliance Efforts Be Enough To Sway Critics?

Adjunct Professor Donna Redel ’95 was quoted in a Law360 article on regulatory issues facing the rollout of Libra, Facebook’s planned digital currency. “The Facebook connection is definitely a challenge not only for U.S. regulators, but for the other stakeholders that would potentially want to use Libra,” Redel said. “I do think that the general public, i.e.

China’s National Security Law in Hong Kong Doubles Down on Imperialism

In the Washington Post, Professor Martin S. Flaherty, co-director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, argues that China’s national security law for Hong Kong “heralds nothing less than imperialism with Chinese characteristics.” Imperialism need not always follow the classic British model of colonizing distant lands and peoples. No less typical in recent

Where Are We on the Path to Law Student Well-Being?

Jordana Confino, director of professionalism and special projects and adjunct professor, wrote an article, published in the Journal of Legal Education, titled “Where Are We on the Path to Law Student Well-Being?: Report on the ABA CoLAP Law Student Assistance Committee Law School Wellness Survey.” Confino examines how the well-being of law students and lawyers