FINRA's BrokerCheck reports routinely omit information many clients would consider critical to assessing a potential advisor's fitness to serve them. Professor Christine Lazaro, director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John's Law, weighs in on the issue.
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In this Boston Globe Op-Ed, Professor Jeff Sovern argues for a ban on the arbitration clauses typically buried in the fine print of a credit card contract or other consumer contract.
May 19, 2015
Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham, a former prosecutor, is one of several legal experts weighing in on the likelihood of a retrial in the high-profile Etan Patz murder case in New York.
May 6, 2015
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, responding to "The Medical Bill Mystery" by Elisabeth Rosenthal (May 3, 2015), Professor Jeff Sovern suggests that medical bills should be governed by New York's law on “Requirements for Use of Plain Language in Consumer Transactions.”
There was much to celebrate at the Carey Center’s annual reception: The inaugural Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award; the successful launch of the intersession Lawyering course for 1Ls; and the successes of the student-focused Dispute Resolution Society.
April 24, 2015
The new PBS series 'Wolf Hall' is drawing criticism for its portrayal of St. Thomas More. "The message, for religious liberty," says Professor Mark L. Movsesian, director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's, "is not a congenial one."
April 17, 2015
The Department of Labor has unveiled its much-anticipated rule proposal extending a fiduciary standard to brokers and advisors providing investment advice to clients on retirement accounts. Professor Christine Lazaro, director of the Law School's Securities Arbitration Clinic, weighs in on the proposed new standard.
April 15, 2015
Throughout its history, the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development has offered a forum for illuminating and discussing critical issues of racial, economic, and social justice. This year, the student-run publication of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development proudly celebrates its 30th anniversary.