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Minding The Gaps In Lawyers' Rules Of Professional Conduct, Anita Bernstein Aug 2019

Minding The Gaps In Lawyers' Rules Of Professional Conduct, Anita Bernstein

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Grinding Down The Edges Of The Free Expression Right In Hong Kong, Stuart Hargreaves Jul 2019

Grinding Down The Edges Of The Free Expression Right In Hong Kong, Stuart Hargreaves

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

In the liberal-democratic tradition limits on speech must be clear, precise, and subject to justification within the particular constitutional framework of a given jurisdiction. In the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Court of Final Appeal has developed a line of jurisprudence that explains under which circumstances the Government of Hong Kong (Government) may seek to limit the free speech provisions contained within the Basic Law, Hong Kong's quasi-constitution. In its fight against ‘localists,’ however, rather than legislating a clear speech restriction that is consistent with this jurisprudence, the Government has instead attempted to suppress unwelcome political speech ...


Forging Taiwan’S Legal Identity, Margaret K. Lewis Jul 2019

Forging Taiwan’S Legal Identity, Margaret K. Lewis

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

The legal system in Taiwan is undergoing a transformation. Over a hundred years since the founding of the Republic of China and over thirty years since the end of martial law on Taiwan, a new legal identity is being forged. Public criticism of “dinosaur” judges and esoteric debates among law-trained elites have galvanized efforts to create a more inclusive discussion surrounding legal reforms. Taiwan is facing the challenge of moving from dinosaurs to dynamism. This Article argues that transparency, clarity, and participation both are animating principles of the current reform debate and are beginning to emerge as characteristics of Taiwan ...


Why Does The Sec Hate Lawyers And Will The Bitterness Ever Go Away: A Review Of The Reasons For The Current State Of This Relationship And A Proposed Path Forward, Ernest Edward Badway, Joshua Horn, Christie Mcguinness May 2019

Why Does The Sec Hate Lawyers And Will The Bitterness Ever Go Away: A Review Of The Reasons For The Current State Of This Relationship And A Proposed Path Forward, Ernest Edward Badway, Joshua Horn, Christie Mcguinness

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) and its staff (“Staff”) have brought numerous actions against lawyers in a variety of contexts over the last several years. These enforcement actions have arguably prevented zealous advocacy as well as potentially leaving lawyers reluctant to make certain arguments on behalf of their clients so as to avoid potential disciplinary actions against them. While it is important for the Commission and its Staff to ensure that lawyers do not engage in violative conduct, this Article notes that the SEC and its Staff’s actions should be limited to only those ...


Love's Labors Found, Nicholas Allard Jan 2019

Love's Labors Found, Nicholas Allard

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Isds, George Kahale Iii Dec 2018

Rethinking Isds, George Kahale Iii

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

The author is Chairman of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and has acted as lead counsel for respondent states in many investor-state arbitrations, including several of the cases referred to herein. His article won the 2019 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.


The Inaugural Brooklyn Lecture On International Business Law: “Isds: The Wild, Wild West Of International Practice”, George Kahale Iii Dec 2018

The Inaugural Brooklyn Lecture On International Business Law: “Isds: The Wild, Wild West Of International Practice”, George Kahale Iii

Brooklyn Journal of International Law

The lecture was delivered on April 3, 2018 at Brooklyn Law School and was sponsored by the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law and the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.


Social Capital Of Directors And Corporate Governance: A Social Network Analysis, Zihan Niu, Christopher Chen Jan 2017

Social Capital Of Directors And Corporate Governance: A Social Network Analysis, Zihan Niu, Christopher Chen

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

This Article examines how a director’s social capital might affect his or her behavior, the board’s performance, and corporate governance, as well as the potential normative implications of the director’s social network. We argue that the quality of board performance could be improved where the social network closure within the board is high and there are many non-redundant contacts beyond the board. Network closure can improve trust and collaboration within a board, while external contacts may benefit a company with more diverse sources of information. Moreover, different network positioning leads to the inequality of social capital for ...


Accountability In Corporate Governance In China And The Impact Of Guanxi As A Double-Edged Sword, Andrew Keay, Jingchen Zhao Jan 2017

Accountability In Corporate Governance In China And The Impact Of Guanxi As A Double-Edged Sword, Andrew Keay, Jingchen Zhao

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

Accountability is an essential aspect of corporate governance and it has been argued that the “wenze” system of accountability in China comes very close to the accountability systems developed in Anglo-American corporate governance. This Article examines the role of cultural factors, namely guanxi and its derivatives, in corporate governance in China to determine what effect, if any, these cultural factors have on the operation and development of the “wenze” system in large listed companies. The Article specifically considers whether the cultural elements affect accountability, and if so, how and to what extent. It also explores whether these cultural factors are ...


Nonsense You Say, Nicholas W. Allard Jan 2017

Nonsense You Say, Nicholas W. Allard

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Assessing Law Students As Reflective Practitioners, Jodi Balsam, Susan L. Brooks, Margaret Reuter Jan 2017

Assessing Law Students As Reflective Practitioners, Jodi Balsam, Susan L. Brooks, Margaret Reuter

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


When You Come To A Fork In The Road, Take It: Unifying The Split In New York's Analysis Of In-House Attorney-Client Privilege, Thomas O'Connor Dec 2016

When You Come To A Fork In The Road, Take It: Unifying The Split In New York's Analysis Of In-House Attorney-Client Privilege, Thomas O'Connor

Journal of Law and Policy

As one surveys the vast and ever-changing landscape of law and litigation, few things stand out as so unanimously exalted and carefully guarded as the privilege protecting attorney-client communications. Yet there is today a surprising lack of uniformity and predictability in the reasoning by which New York courts determine whether a communication made by in-house counsel to its corporate client will – or will not – enjoy the protection of that privilege. Rather than follow a single and predictable analysis to resolve the question, New York courts have oscillated between one line of decisions focusing primarily on the purpose of the communication ...


Compliance, Technology, And Modern Finance, Tom C.W. Lin Dec 2016

Compliance, Technology, And Modern Finance, Tom C.W. Lin

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

An important transformation is happening in the financial industry. The rise of new technology and compliance has dramatically altered many of the key functions and functionaries of modern finance. Artificial intelligence, algorithmic programs, and supercomputers, instead of human actors, now constitute the core of many financial operations. Compliance officers have become just as critical to financial institutions as traders, bankers, and analysts. Finance as we knew it has changed and continues to change. This symposium Article offers a studied commentary on these unfolding changes, the crosscutting developments in compliance, technology, and modern finance. It examines the concurrent and intersecting ascents ...


For Judith S. Kaye, Susan Herman Jul 2016

For Judith S. Kaye, Susan Herman

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


New Rules Of War In The Battle Of The Experts: Amending The Expert Witness Disqualification Test For Conflicts Of Interest, Nina A. Vershuta Jan 2016

New Rules Of War In The Battle Of The Experts: Amending The Expert Witness Disqualification Test For Conflicts Of Interest, Nina A. Vershuta

Brooklyn Law Review

In civil litigation, the big business of retaining experts has raised concerns about the integrity of the adversarial process and undermined the role that expert testimony plays at trial. Due to a rising demand for expert testimony, it is common for the same expert to testify for opposing clients. When a client hires an expert who has been previously retained by that client’s adversary, a conflict of interest arises. Such experts may share confidential information with their new client to the detriment of the former client—triggering the expert disqualification test for conflicts of interest. Most state and federal ...


For Judith S. Kaye, Susan N. Herman Jan 2016

For Judith S. Kaye, Susan N. Herman

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


The Making Of A Judge's Judge: Judith S. Kaye's 1987 Cardozo Lecture, Henry M. Greenberg Jan 2016

The Making Of A Judge's Judge: Judith S. Kaye's 1987 Cardozo Lecture, Henry M. Greenberg

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


Judge Judith Kaye At Skadden, Arps, Barry H. Garfinkel Jan 2016

Judge Judith Kaye At Skadden, Arps, Barry H. Garfinkel

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


A Tribute To Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, Hon. Janet Difiore Jan 2016

A Tribute To Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, Hon. Janet Difiore

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


A Tribute To Judge Kaye, Nicholas W. Allard Jan 2016

A Tribute To Judge Kaye, Nicholas W. Allard

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


Reflections On Opportunity In Life And Law, Judith S. Kaye Jan 2016

Reflections On Opportunity In Life And Law, Judith S. Kaye

Brooklyn Law Review

This essay was written by Judge Kaye in the fall of 2015 for the Brooklyn Law Review. She reflects on her life, her time on the bench, and the significance of New York’s Constitutional Convention. Through the lens of dual constitutionalism and her own life story, Judge Kaye opines on the opportunities in life and law that are not to be missed.


Student Stories, Elizabeth M. Schneider Apr 2008

Student Stories, Elizabeth M. Schneider

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


From Sec Enforcement Attorney To Commissioner, Roberta S. Karmel Jan 2006

From Sec Enforcement Attorney To Commissioner, Roberta S. Karmel

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


On Nourishing The Curriculum With A Transnational-Law Lagniappe (From The Association Of American Law Schools' Workshop On Integrating Transnational Legal Perspectives Into The First-Year Curriculum, Annual Meeting, Torts Panel, January 2006), Anita Bernstein Jan 2006

On Nourishing The Curriculum With A Transnational-Law Lagniappe (From The Association Of American Law Schools' Workshop On Integrating Transnational Legal Perspectives Into The First-Year Curriculum, Annual Meeting, Torts Panel, January 2006), Anita Bernstein

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Restatement (Third) Of Torts: General Principles And The Prescription Of Masculine Order, Anita Bernstein Apr 2001

Restatement (Third) Of Torts: General Principles And The Prescription Of Masculine Order, Anita Bernstein

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Feminist Legal Theory, Feminist Lawmaking, And The Legal Profession, Elizabeth M. Schneider, Cynthia Grant Nov 1998

Feminist Legal Theory, Feminist Lawmaking, And The Legal Profession, Elizabeth M. Schneider, Cynthia Grant

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


What If There Is No Client?: Prosecutors As "Counselors" Of Crime Victims, Stacy Caplow Oct 1998

What If There Is No Client?: Prosecutors As "Counselors" Of Crime Victims, Stacy Caplow

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Succeeding In Law School: A Comparison Of Woman's Experience At Brooklyn Law School And The University Of Pennsylvania, Marsha Garrison, Brian Tomko, Ivan Yip Jan 1996

Succeeding In Law School: A Comparison Of Woman's Experience At Brooklyn Law School And The University Of Pennsylvania, Marsha Garrison, Brian Tomko, Ivan Yip

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


"Portrait Of A Lady": The Woman Lawyer In The 1980s, Stacy Caplow, Shira A. Scheindlin Jan 1990

"Portrait Of A Lady": The Woman Lawyer In The 1980s, Stacy Caplow, Shira A. Scheindlin

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Autopsy Of A Murder: Using Simulation To Teach First Year Criminal Law, Stacy Caplow Jan 1989

Autopsy Of A Murder: Using Simulation To Teach First Year Criminal Law, Stacy Caplow

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.