National Law Journal Names Boies Lawyer
of the Year
Scheck and Neufeld Are Runners-Up
Professors Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld
Calling him "the Michael Jordan of the courtroom," the National Law Journal named David Boies, an adjunct professor at Cardozo, the NLJ Lawyer of the Year. He was selected for his successful representation of the US government in US v. Microsoft Corp. and for his work this year on several other anti-trust cases, where he showed off his "singular gifts - a steel-trap mind, a laser-sharp memory, a head for chess and a skill with words - to raise the level of the game for all involved."
In its year-end issue (December 27, 1999), the weekly newspaper also named death penalty reformers, including Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, runners-up for the title. Noting that Professors Neufeld and Scheck, "themselves involved in three exonerations this year, helped establish a network of clinical programs using both DNA testing and reinvestigation to expand the exoneration effort." Last June, Scheck and Neufeld convened a meeting of 19 lawyers, including representatives of 10 law schools, who came to Cardozo to learn how to start their own clinics and create curriculums on wrongful convictions. The goal of the Innocence Network "is to transform what goes on in American legal education," said Scheck.
"It is remarkable that all three lawyers honored are associated with Cardozo," said Dean Paul R. Verkuil. "It makes clear what we have long known - the intellectual climate at Cardozo is led by exciting and challenging faculty who insure that our students are getting one of the finest legal educations available."
Cardozo Professors Participate in Summer Program
This past summer, no less than 10 Cardozo faculty members, administrators, students, and alumni participated in a three-week program, the Leadership in Law Institute, to introduce high school students to the legal profession and to the study of law. This "think camp" consisted of an intensive and vigorous curriculum, lectures, trips, and a final project. Abe Tawil '98 founded the program, which was held at Columbia University. Barry Scheck, Marci Hamilton, Stewart Sterk, and Michael Herz were among the nearly 100 practicing lawyers and professors who donated their time.
In general, the program focused on decision-making, admission to and surviving law school, and how to become an attorney. The students also had the opportunity to become certified peer mediators by participating in a three-day training course taught by Lela Love, Frank Scardilli, Dan Weitz, and Simeon Baum, all of whom teach at Cardozo.
Also participating were Vielka V. Holness of the Center for Professional Development, who discussed opportunities in public interest law, and several Cardozo students and alumni, including Sonny Shalom '00, Anieska J. Garcia '98, Cesar A. Perez '98, and Peggy Sweeny '00.
senfeld Elected President
Professor Michel Rosenfeld
Michel Rosenfeld was elected president of the International Association of Constitutional Law at the organization's meeting last summer, the first American to serve in that position. He is a founder of the organization and an active member and officer of the US Association of Constitutional Law.
Gilles Appointed to Faculty
John Duffy Wins Scholarship Award
Professor John Duffy
John Duffy received the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Annual Award for Scholarship. His article "Administrative Common Law in Judicial Review" was cited by the section for its "liveliness, ambition, novelty, and success." According to the statement issued by the ABA, "Professor Duffy's article É peels away many layers of folklore that have grown up around the Administrative Procedure Act. His piece brings political and legal history, structural analysis, and innovative but common-sensical statutory interpretation to bear on some of the leading issues in administrative law today. His discussion offers a wealth of detailed insight into particular areas of administrative law while laying out a new theoretical lens from which to view many recent developments." Duffy is shown between John Hardin Young (left), section chair, and Daniel Oritz, co-chair, Annual Award for Scholarship.
Paris Baldacci was honored for his volunteer work for the Housing Court at an awards ceremony hosted by Chief Judge Judith Kaye and Hon. Fern Fischer-Brandveen, administrative judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York. He was appointed a full member of the judiciary committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, which reviews the qualifications of all judicial candidates for city, state, and federal courts, and for the office of district attorney in all five boroughs of the city.
Larry Cunningham has been engaged by the Independence Standards Board (ISB) as director of its project on audit firm practice structures. The ISB develops concepts, principles, and standards that ensure the independence of auditors of public companies. At Barnes & Noble at Rockefeller Center, he introduced and signed his book The Essays of Warren Buffett, which is being translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, among others. Professor Cunningham is working on another book, tentatively titled Business Analysis: How to Think About Markets, Numbers and Managers.
Monroe Price was a l 1000 ead consultant to the Bertelsmann Foundation for its 1999 Internet Summit on Self-Regulation and Content Controls held in Munich. He was selected to prepare a background document and coordinate an international seminar, under UNESCO auspices, on international media interventions in Kosovo, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Cambodia, to be held next May in Geneva. The new newsletter, Communications Law in Transition, which he edits, was launched as the successor to the Post-Soviet Media Law and Policy Newsletter. While spending the fall semester at Oxford University, he co-chaired a roundtable on the enabling environment for media law reform in transition societies.
Paul Shupack was appointed consultant to the New York Law Revision Commission to prepare its report on UCC Revised Article 9. His article "Making Revised Article 9 Safe for Securitizations" was published in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. He was a panelist for both the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association panels on the new Article 9.
Richard Weisberg testified at the US House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Financial Services hearings on the handling of Holocaust victims' assets by French, British, and Austrian banks.
Speeches Papers Panels
Peter Goodrich delivered a Stanford Presidential Lecture, "Amatory Jurisprudence and the querelle des lois," at Stanford University. He recently published a series of polemics that endeavor to reinvoke the Renaissance notion of dialogue in and between law and the humanities, including "Anti-Teubner" in Social Epistemology, "Law Induced Anxiety" in Social and Legal Studies, and "The Critic's Love of the Law" in Law and Critique.
Marci Hamilton represented 12 artist and theater groups in the Brooklyn Museum of Art case and wrote an amicus brief in that case. She also continued to write and speak on both copyright and the constitution. She was the keynote speaker at the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts annual meeting, where her topic was "Copyright and the First Amendment." She also spoke on "Domestic and International Database Legislation and Proposals" at the Copyright Society of the USA, Southeastern Division and at the International Intellectual Property Law and the Common Law World conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Recent publications include "The Rev. John Witherspoon and the Constitutional Convention" in Law and Religion: A Critical Anthology, edited by Stephen M. Feldman and published by NYU Press; "Sandra Day O'Connor" in the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution; and "Database Protection and the Circuitous Route Around the United States Constitution" in Intellectual Property Law and the Common Law World.
Professor David Rudenstine
David Rudenstine wrote several book reviews including "The Legality of Elgin's Taking: A Review Essay of Four Books on the Parthenon Marbles" in the International Journal of Cultural Property; "Sunstein's Law" in The Nation, "The Conscience of the Court: Selected Opinions of Justice William J. Brennan Jr. on Freedom and Equality" in the New York Law Journal, and "Reports from the Front" in Cardozo Law Review. He moderated a panel at Cardozo on "Whose Art Is It, Anyway: The Recovery of Cultural Property."
Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, adjunct professor, have written with Jim Dwyer Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted, a book that will be released by Doubleday Publishing in February.