Professor Anthony Alfieri, Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service and Founder of the Historic Black Church Program, recently delivered a lecture on “Paternalistic Interventions in Civil Rights and Poverty Law: A Case Study of Environmental Justice” at the International Legal Ethics Conference in London. He also testified in a City Commission Hearing in the case of the City of Coral Gables, Fla. v. Astor Trolley, LLC. Professor Alfieri teaches civil procedure, ethics, professional liability, public interest law and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and lawyer malpractice. He has published more than 70 articles, essays, and editorials on ethics, criminal justice, poverty law, and the legal profession in leading journals and book anthologies. His work has been cited and downloaded more than 3,000 times in books, law journals, social science networks, and the media.
Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz moderated a panel at the International Legal Ethics Conference in London, England. The panel was titled, “A Rose By Any Other Name?---Cultural Competence and its Impact on Legal Ethics & Effective Lawyering.” The panel was an outgrowth of Jacobowitz’s article, “A Rose By Any Other Name: Enhancing Professionalism Through Cultural Competency.” Jacobowitz is the Director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program. She has presented more than one hundred PREP Ethics CLE Seminars and has written and been a featured speaker or panelist on topics such as Legal Ethics in Social Media and Advertising, Lawyer’s First Amendment Rights, Mindful Ethics, and Cultural Awareness in the Practice of Law.
Teresa J. Verges's article, "Opening the Floodgates of Small Customer Claims in FINRA Arbitration" was published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. The article explores broker-dealer regulation and conflicts between member conduct rules promulgated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and recent Supreme Court jurisprudence on class action waivers in pre-dispute arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act. Director Verges was also invited to serve on the 17-member board of the National Mediation and Arbitration Committee for a three-year term. The NAMC makes recommendations to FINRA on rules, regulations and procedures that govern the conduct of arbitration, mediation, and other dispute resolution matters before FINRA. The NAMC also makes recommendations regarding recruitment, qualification, training, and evaluation of arbitrators and mediators. Verges directs the Investor Rights Clinic.Clinic Director and Lecturer in Law