In a recent op-ed, I argued that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should ban arbitration clauses in boilerplate consumer contracts because people generally don't understand them. Financial industry lawyers Alan Kaplinsky, Mark Levin, and Daniel McKenna responded with an op-ed that took issue with the article, as well as the underlying study on which it was based. Unfortunately, their arguments largely miss the mark. Read more.
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The Algerian War for Independence with Algerian scholar Azzedine Layachi of St John's University. Listen here.
"Homicides in and of themselves are very difficult to predict because oftentimes they're done in a moment of emotion," said Broderick, who's now assistant dean of St. John's University's College of Professional Studies. "I don't think the statistics fully explain these types of crimes." Read more here.
This unique course, Business Bankruptcy Reorganization, will help lawyers elevate the quality of their practice without travel. It also offers practicing lawyers the opportunity to earn CLE credits. All lectures will be recorded and made available for review allowing busy working professionals the flexibility necessary to keep up with the course work. Read more.
The federal Corporation for National and Community Service has released its listing of colleges and universities with exemplary community service programs. To see all colleges and universities featured, please click here.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police officers don't necessarily violate a person's constitutional rights when they stop a car based on a mistaken understanding of the law. The ruling prompted a lone dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who warned that the court's decision could exacerbate public suspicion of police in some communities.
The decision gives police "somewhat more power, but it's hard to imagine that it's a lot," says professor John Barrett, of St. John's University School of Law in New York City.
Read more regarding the decision here.
“Rajaratnam knew all about the benefit because he was the guy bestowing them upon his tippers,” said Anthony Sabino, a business law professor at St. John’s University in New York. “He’s giving his pal, Anil Kumar who worked at McKinsey, hundreds of thousands of dollars to put in a Swiss bank account in exchange for information. And then there were the wiretaps of Raj getting tips. This is very direct contact between the tipper and the tippee with an obvious benefit.”
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Rosemary Salomone, St. John's University Professor of Law, was featured as a guest on Bloomberg Radio to speak on Title IX regulations.