Professor Myriam Gilles Comments on Forced Arbitration in Kiplinger's

Chase is the latest corporate entity to impose mandatory arbitration policies on its cardholders. Professor Myriam Gilles commented in Kiplinger's that in a settlement several years ago some issuers entered a moratorium on arbitration clauses, but that has since expired, and "attorneys would be hard-pressed to pull together a class action with the consumers who do opt out." Read the article.
 

The Laws of Style features Professor Barbara Kolsun

 
Adjunct Professor and attorney Douglas Hand spoke with Cardozo professor and FAME Center director, Barbara Kolsun, about their upcoming fashion law casebook published by Carolina Press, Cardozo's FAME program and much more. Watch the latest episode of The Laws of Style.

Professor Ekow Yankah Quoted in The Hill and Bloomberg Law

Curtis Flowers, tried six times for the same crime by the same local prosecutor, won his SCOTUS case on race discrimination in jury selection. Professor Ekow Yankah commented to Bloomberg Law, "It’s clearly a step forward...but when the court "goes out of its way to say this is an extraordinary case, that’s a discouraging signal.”
 

Professor Kate Shaw's Interview with Justice Stevens Published on SCOTUSblog

Justice John Paul Stevens sat down with Professor Kate Shaw for a telephone interview, marking the recent publication of his memoir, “The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years.”

Read the complete interview here.

Professor Deborah Pearlstein Authors Article in Harvard National Security Journal

Professor Deborah Pearlstein's article in the Spring 2019 edition of the Harvard National Security Journal, "Getting Past the Imperial Presidency," explores ideas about what Pearlstein calls "redesigning our approach to the empirical study of executive branch decision-making. And it suggests we may need to rethink what mechanisms may most effectively constrain the 'imperial presidency' in the years ahead."

Professor Sam Weinstein talks to The Wall Street Journal about Sprint/T-Mobile's Merger

The U.S. Justice Department is now evaluating the Sprint/T-Mobile merger and Professor Sam Weinstein told The Wall Street Journal, “The case to win for the department is pretty stark from an antitrust point of view...it is a classic case where you want to sue to block."
In a second article, Professor Weinstein said, "In the event the Justice Department does sue, the states would likely join in, with the Justice Department leading the case."
 

Professor Getgen Kestenbaum Emphasizes Importance of Clinics in U.S. News Article

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of Cardozo's Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the importance of a good clinical experience in law school for aspiring human rights lawyers. "The first thing a human rights legal employer will look for on the resume of a law student or a recent grad is whether the person participated in a human rights law clinic," she said. "A recent law grad is unlikely to be a viable candidate for human rights law positions if he or she did not take a clinical course in human rights.

Professor Barbara Kolsun Talks Trademarks and Color in Talks on Law

Professor Barbara Kolsun narrated a Talks on Law presentation about trademarking color. "That Tiffany blue box...can you trademark a color? The answer is yes although it may not be so easy," she said. "The key is whether the color acts as a source identifier. You look at a Tiffany box and you think, Tiffany. You look at a woman walking down the street and you think, Christian Loubutain."

Professor Gabor Rona Authors Piece on Just Security

In a piece focusing on President Trump's desire to pardon military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes, Professor Gabor Rona wrote, "President Donald Trump’s inclination to grant pardons to several military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes may itself be a violation of the laws of war, if not a war crime...As the commander of these soldiers, and perhaps even of the Blackwater contractor, the President, himself, has a responsibility to punish, if not prevent, violations of the laws of war committed by his subordinates."

Professor Sam Weinstein talks to The Hill about Antitrust Enforcement

The Hill published an article on the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission overseeing regulation of big tech companies.

Professor Sam Weinstein said, “I don’t think there’s any lack of will at the agencies. If they thought they had a winning case, they would bring one. My feeling is the agencies are just limited by the courts.”

The Hill article can be read here.