Cardozo Law creates a new Center for Rights and Justice.
It’s a rare opportunity to see a lawyer prepare for what could be a landmark case. But in February Cardozo students seized the chance to do just that when they attended a mock trial in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room. There, Professor Alexander Reinert faced a five-judge panel of professors and attorneys who hammered him with questions in advance of his upcoming oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The issue raised by the case, McGowan v. United States of America, was whether a federal prisoner may bring a damages action against the government to remedy the violation of his First Amendment rights.
Via Oxford University Press Blog— In light of Secretary Clinton’s victory in the popular vote, prominent voices call for replacing the Electoral College with a direct, nationwide vote for President. Among the distinguished individuals now urging abolition of the Electoral College are former Attorney General Eric Holder and outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer. However, for three reasons, it is wrong to assume that the popular vote total in this or any other presidential election is the same as the result which would have occurred under a direct, nationwide election for President conducted using uniform national rules. Would Secretary Clinton or President-elect Trump have won in 2016 in a direct, nationwide election? We don’t know.
Cardozo School of Law's Legal Tech Day, a day-long series of panel discussions aimed at information governance professionals, featured "'Big Data' and its Legal Impacts," hosted by the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. It was one of two panels held that day that comprised the latest offering in the law school's continuing Tech Talks series. READ MORE
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THE AGE OF DEFERENCE
A panel of distinguished experts captivated a packed Jacob Burns Moot Court Room on September 19 with a robust and lively discussion of the Supreme Court’s approach to the executive branch in cases involving national security over the past seven decades. Legal scholars on both sides of the issue traded arguments surrounding everything from the Founding Fathers’ penchant for secrecy, to modern practices of interrogation, preventative detention, and the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program.
Sports law- a big, exciting, high-profile field full of public personalities, multi-million dollar companies, media coverage and national attention. But, according to Cardozo's alumni practicing in sports law, the field is more layered than the big games- and the big money that surrounds them. Lawyers in sports law need to not only love the game, but also possess a passion for what it means to do deals in the business of sports, says David Samson '93, president of the Miami Marlins. "It is a business, even if the business happens to be in the paper every day." READ MORE
John LaBarre ’05 was recently promoted to the head of Google’s patent transactions team. As a leading provider of various technologies relating to search, artificial intelligence, networking, and computing, Google maintains a large, diverse patent portfolio overseen by Google's patent group. The patent transactions teams is involved with nearly all inbound, outbound, and cross-licensing deals for Google as well as divestitures and strategic acquisitions.
“I specifically attended Cardozo knowing I wanted to go into IP and the law school’s reputation in that area was key to my enthusiasm in attending,” said John. “And — understatement alert — Cardozo absolutely lived up to its considerable reputation as having great instructors and programs focused around IP.”
LaBarre says that he appreciated many of the practical IP courses he was exposed to as a second and third year student. “Most memorable for me was Professor Wolf’s class on patent litigation,” he says. “I honestly believe that this class better prepared me for my early career in litigation than probably any other experience.”
Prior to joining Google's transactions team in November 2014, John was a member of Google's patent litigation team for five-and-a-half years where he helped defend the company from a large number of patent cases including various matters that went to trial. Before joining Google in 2009, John worked as a patent litigator in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.