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Brooklyn Law School hosts federal court judges for EDNY Day

November 6, 2019 Rob Abruzzese

Brooklyn Law School welcomed 22 federal court judges from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to take part in EDNY Day at the school on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The day-long event featured judges sitting in on nine classes with over 400 students throughout the day.

Judges (from left): Hon. Steven Gold, Chief Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann, Hon. Frederic Block and Hon. Brian Cogan take part in a lecture at Brooklyn Law School.

The highlight of the event was a pair of town hall discussions. One took place at lunchtime and was attended by over 300 students. They asked the judges questions on all sorts of topics including internships and clerking, effective advocacy practices, pro bono and pro se litigation.

Later in the day, Dean Michael Cahill moderated another town hall meeting, as he discussed the role of the judiciary with Chief Judge Dora Irizarry, Hon. Raymond Dearie and Hon. Louis Bloom, plus alumni judges Hon. Leo Glasser, Hon. Edward Korman, Hon. Nancy Hershey Lord and Hon. Ramon Reyes.

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“In classes and conversations throughout the day, the EDNY judges provided our students with a window into the life of the law — practical lawyering tips, career paths, professional challenges, the state of the justice system and the role of the courts in our constitutional democracy,” said Professor Jodi Balsam, who helped to organize the event with Professor Maryellen Fullerton.

From left: Hon. Ann Donnelly, Hon. Pamela Chen, Hon. Lois Bloom and Hon. Nancy Hershey Lord.

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