Law: General Law

Mr. Andrew Lauer

Andrew “Avi” Lauer serves as Yeshiva University’s vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel. In this capacity, Mr. Lauer is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to Yeshiva and its affiliates within the United States and abroad. Mr. Lauer also serves as counsel to President Richard Joel. Prior to his appointment at Yeshiva, Mr. Lauer was a partner at the international law firm of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner LLP, where he maintained a large and diverse practice, while also serving as an active member of Thelen’s labor and employment law department. Mr. Lauer served as relationship partner to numerous clients in relation to various areas of legal specialty, including corporate, real estate, litigation, technology, outsourcing, bankruptcy, patent and trademark, and he often functioned as outside general counsel to many companies. Mr. Lauer also established and maintained an extensive Israel practice at Thelen and he worked with many Israeli owned and/or affiliated companies and regularly traveled to Israel to meet with his Israeli clients and contacts. Mr. Lauer also has prior professional experience as senior employment counsel in the office of general counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC Consulting), where he was responsible for all employment law related matters affecting the firm and its more than 30,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for all in-house employment law related matters pertaining to the planned IPO and the ultimate sale of PwC Consulting to IBM. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, he served as assistant general counsel of Deloitte & Touche USA, where he was employment counsel to both Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte Consulting L.P. Mr. Lauer was also an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, where he conducted numerous trials and investigations and was assigned to several bureaus, including the elite Trial Cadre unit of the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Lauer is involved in numerous community causes and serves and/or has served on the Executive Board of several charitable organizations in...

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Professor Monroe Price

Professor Price is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Price, who was dean of Cardozo from 1982 to 1991, graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the “Yale Law Journal.” He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the US Supreme Court and was an assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. He was founding director of the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Wolfson College, Oxford; a member of the faculty of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; director of the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research; and chair of the Center for Media and Communications, Central European University. Professor Price was a senior fellow of the Media Studies Center in spring 1998. He was deputy director of California Indian Legal Services, one of the founders of the Native American Rights Fund, and author of Law and the American Indian. Among his many books are a treatise on cable television, “Media and Sovereignty,” and Television and “The Public Sphere and National Identity.” Professor Price is also director, Center for Global Communications Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Price contributes to the Huffington Post and to University of Southern California’s Public Diplomacy Blog....

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Professor Leslie Salzman

Professor Salzman is a clinical professor of law and a supervising attorney at the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Salzman was an attorney at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where she specialized in litigation concerning the rights of individuals with physical and mental disabilities. She was also an attorney in the housing unit at South Brooklyn Legal Services and served as Pro Se Law Clerk for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sample Titles Welfare Law Elder Law Landlord / Tenant...

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Professor Suzanne Last Stone

Suzanne Last Stone is professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University and director of Cardozo’s Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization. She has held the Gruss Visiting Chair in Talmudic Civil Law at the law schools of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a visiting scholar at Princeton and Columbia Law School. Professor Stone is also an affiliated visiting professor of Jewish law at Hebrew University Law and Tel Aviv University Law School. Professor Stone writes and lectures on the intersection of Jewish legal thought and contemporary legal theory. Her publications include “In Pursuit of the Countertext: The Turn to the Jewish Legal Model in Contemporary American Legal Theory” (Harvard Law Review), “The Jewish Conception of Civil Society” (in Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society, Princeton University Press) and “Feminism and the Rabbinic Conception of Justice” (in Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy, Indiana University). Professor Stone is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University Law School and was a Danforth Fellow in 1974 in Jewish history and classical religions at Yale University. Before joining Cardozo, she clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. In addition to teaching courses such as Jewish Law and Political Thought and Jewish Law and American Legal Theory, she currently teaches Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, and Law, Religion and the State. Sample Titles Synagogue and State: American Perspectives Torah and the State: Divergent Halakhic Conceptions of the State of Israel The Emergence of Jewish Law in Postmodernist Legal Theory Jewish Law and the Death Penalty Is There Justice in History? A Talmudic Approach Individual and Collective Justice Between Revenge and Reconciliation: Rabbinic Views on Historical Justice Judaism and Tolerance Dina de-Malkhuta Dina (The Law of the State is Law) Is the Halakha a Self-Sufficient Legal System? Views from Within Collective Punishment, War, and Morality How Do...

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Professor Richard Weisberg

Professor Weisberg is the Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Weisberg is involved in theoretical and litigation-oriented approaches to the subject of his book “Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France.” Since 2001, Professor Weisberg has been the representative of former plaintiffs in Vichy-related litigation to an oversight committee, consisting of US State Department and French government officials, which has responsibility for the day-to-day restitution of stolen banking assets to victims or their heirs. In 2009, he was awarded the legion of honor by the French government. Professor Weisberg also has pioneered the worldwide Law and Literature movement and is the author of “The Failure of the Word, When Lawyers Write,” and “Poethics: And Other Strategies of Law and Literature.” He was an editor of the “Columbia Law Review” and was associated with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Professor Weisberg was a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Society for the Humanities of Cornell University, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1998, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow for his study of the privatization of public discourse. In fall 2002, Professor Weisberg was on the visiting faculty at the Johns Hopkins program in Nanjing, China and is an honorary professor at Wuhan University. From 1979 to 1986, he was president of the Law and Humanities Institute and has been its chair since 1987. He is a former chair of the law and humanities section of the American Association of Law Schools. Professor Weisberg is founding editor of “Law and Literature.” Sample Titles Law and...

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Professor Leon Wildes

Leon Wildes, the founder of Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Law Offices, serves as Senior Partner. Holding J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in New York, where he teaches immigration law. He regularly publishes scholarly articles in the field and lectures widely to both immigration lawyers and lawyers in general practice, and has practiced in the field for forty-five years. A recognized authority in his field, Professor Wildes served as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has testified before the United States Congress as an expert in immigration matters. Awarded the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Immigration Law, he is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in deportation proceedings spanning a five year period....

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Professor Edward Zelinsky

Professor Zelinsky is the Morris and Annie Trachman Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Zelinsky is the author of “The Origins of the Ownership Society” (Oxford, 2007) and his articles have appeared in many publications including “Harvard Law Review,” “Yale Law Journal,” “Columbia Law Review,” “Virginia Tax Review,” “Cardozo Law Review,” “Tax Notes” and “State Tax Notes.” He frequently lectures before professional groups on tax issues and has testified before Congress, most recently, before subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee. Among his public service activities, Professor Zelinsky, who lives in New Haven, served seven terms on that community’s Board of Alderman and for three and one-half years on New Haven’s Board of Finance. He was an editor of the “Yale Law Journal,” a teaching fellow in the Yale University Department of Economics, and law clerk to Judge J. Joseph Smith of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Zelinsky blogs on Oxford University Press....

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