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Judge Ramon Reyes added to Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees

December 14, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr., was added to the Board of Trustees at Brooklyn Law School. He is a former Alumni of the Year at the school and was given the inaugural Jack B. Weinstein Mediation Settlement Award in 2016. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School announced last week that it has appointed Judge Ramon E. Reyes Jr., a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, to its board of trustees.

Judge Reyes graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1992 and has been active within its community ever since as an alumni and faculty member.

“Judge Reyes embodies what Brooklyn Law School is about, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Board,” said Stuart Subotnick, chairman of the board of trustees.

“He was actively engaged as a student, and he has continued to dedicate himself to the success of the Law School community as an alumnus and adjunct professor — even after establishing himself as a distinguished U.S. Magistrate Judge,” Subotnick continued. “His perspective as a mentor, educator and member of the bench will be invaluable to the Law School.”

Reyes became a magistrate in EDNY in February 2006. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and was deputy chief of civil appeals. Before that, he was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and served as a law clerk to the late Hon. David G. Trager, a former Dean of Brooklyn Law School.

Judge Reyes has also served as an adjunct professor of clinical law at BLS for 10 years and was a legislative attorney for the New York City Council. In 2012, Judge Reyes was named Alumni of the Year.

“Brooklyn Law School was instrumental in getting me started in my legal career, and I am honored to have been asked to join the board,” said Judge Reyes. “I look forward to working with the Board to continue the Law School’s great tradition of preparing the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.”

Judge Reyes is the president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He’s also a member of the Latino Judges Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Federal Bar Council and Federal Bar Association.

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