FORDHAM UNIVERSITY (1987 - Present)Graduate and Undergraduate Schools of Business Administration, New York
Associate Professor, Legal and Ethical Studies
- Business Law I (undergraduate and graduate): Encompasses Contract law,
Agency, Partnerships, Corporations and Securities.
- Business Law II (undergraduate and graduate): Encompasses Sales
(UCC -2), Commercial Paper (UCC-3), Personal Property, Products
Liability, Insurance, Suretyships and Secured Transactions (UCC-9).Class is required for accounting students; elective for others.
- Sports and the Law (undergraduate and graduate): Created and taught class covering issues involving professional and amateur sports. League structure, the N.C.A.A., contract issues, labor law, antitrust, personal injury, gender discrimination, broadcasting and intellectual property issues discussed.
- Communications Law and Business (undergraduate) and the Law, Press & The Corporation (graduate): Created and taught classes involving the legal issues of mass communications. Print, broadcast, cable, telephone and Internet issues examined and analyzed.
Area Chair, Legal & Ethical Studies Department (1995 - Present)
Responsible for scheduling classes, coordinating meetings with faculty and deans and hiring full-time and adjunct professors.
Acting Area Chair (1994 - 1996)
Took over the chair's responsibilities due to illness of area chair.
Service and Committee involvement
- Helped conceive new undergraduate specialization program in legal studies. - Participated in numerous University and Business School committees, including Faculty Senate, Hearing Committee, Curriculum Committee. - Served as Pre-Law Adviser, counseling students interested in or applying to law school and discussed strategies for choosing the best law school to attend.
BARUCH COLLEGE (1986 - 1987) CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, New York
Assistant Professor of Business Law
Taught courses in Contract Law and Business Organizations (Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations) for undergraduate business students.
NEW YORK LAW PUBLISHING COMPANY, New York (1983-1985;1987)
Editor-In-Chief, New York Law Journal Digest-Annotator
In charge of writing, producing and marketing monthly and annual digest of materials published in the Law Journal.Decisions Editor, New York Law JournalReviewed decisions of the lower New York courts; decided which cases would be published in full and wrote summaries of these decisions.Assistant Editor, Special Sections, New York Law JournalEdited contributed articles for periodic special sections and did layouts, wrote headlines and gleaned for pull quotes.
SUBURBAN RADIO NEWS SERVICE, New York 1975-1987DirectorFree-lance reporter and critic for fully accredited news service; report for Associated Press Radio and National Black Network and review for radio stations in Cleveland, Houston, New Haven and Kansas.
HONORS:Awarded University Research Grant, Fall 1990REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
Nominated for "CASE" Teacher of the Year Program, 1991
Included in Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans, 1992 Edition.
Wheeling Through Rough Terrain - The Legal Roadblocks of Disabled Access in Sports Arenas, 6 Marquette J. Sports Law (1998)BOOK CHAPTERS:
Mike Keenan's Power Play -- A Slap Shot Against the Rangers and A Slap on the Wrist by the NHL, 6 Seton Hall J. Sport Law 637 (1995)
New York's New "Son of Sam" Law -- Does it Effectively Protect the Rights of Crime Victims to Seek Redress from Their Perpetrators?, 3 Fordham Entertainment, Media & Intellectual Property Law Forum 27 (1992).
The Demise of New York's "Son of Sam" Law -- The Supreme Court Upholds Convicts' Rights To Sell Their Stories, New York State Bar Journal, March - April, 1992.
SUNY v. Fox -- The Dawn of a New Age of Commercial Speech Regulation of Tobacco and Alcohol, 9 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 61 (1990).
The Saga of Cable TV's "Must-Carry" Rules -- Will a New Phoenix Rise From the Constitutional Ashes?, 10 Pace Law Review 9 (1989).
The Demise of the Fairness Doctrine: A Blow for Public Access, 41 Federal Communications Law Journal 161 (1989).
Basketball and Labor (forthcoming chapter in "Basketball Jones" by Kenneth Shropshire, NYU Press, 1999).CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
Letters of Intent and Scholarships, chapter 3.22, "Sport Law for Sports Managers," (Kendall-Hunt, 1997) p. 218-229.
Latest Issues Regarding the ADA and Arena Access - American Bar Association, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, Chicago, Oct. 19, 1998.NON-REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Stadium/Arena Access -- Conference of the Society for the study of Legal Aspects of Sports and Physical Activity (SSLASPA), Orlando, Florida, March 8, 1997.
Copyright, Defamation and First Amendment Issues on the Internet, Music Critics Association, New York, NY, July 22-25, 1996.
Reforming the N.C.A.A. Rules -- Lifting Student-Athlete Restrictions Against Agents, Outside Employment, Conference of the Society for the study of Legal Aspects of Sports and Physical Activity (SSLASPA), Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 7, 1996.
Legal Issues Involving Free-Lance Writers, Music Critics Association, Dallas, TX, June 17, 1994.
The Top Sports Law Events of 1998, New York Law Journal, December 18, 1998, p. 5.
NBA-NBPA Dispute: Time for a New Pact?, New York Law Journal, July 17, 1998, p. 5.
Millionaire Athletes Take Shelter Under Working Man's Law, Street and Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, July 13, 1998, p. 38.
Blame the Feds for Chaos over Handicap Seating, Street and Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, June 1, 1998, p. 43.
Latest Jury Award Slam-Dunks the NCAA, New York Law Journal, May 15, 1998, p. 5.
Disabled-Seat Pact May Unify Standard for New Stadiums, New York Law Journal, May 8, 1998 p. 5.
After Martin Decision, the Debate Rages On, New York Law Journal, March 6 and 13, 1998, p. 5.
New Arena/Stadium Construction and the ADA, "For the Record" (Newsletter of the National Sports Law nstitute, June/July 1997, p. 1; July/August 1997, p. 5.
Tyson's Legal Tussles May Just be Starting, New York Law Journal, July 3, 1997, p. 5.
Title IX and Sports: 25 Years Later, New York Law Journal, June 27, 1997, p. 5.
Sports Talk Comments Constitute Malice?, New York Law Journal, June 6, 1997 p. 5.
Stadiums Grappling with Disabilities Act, New York Law Journal, May 23 and May 30, 1997, p. 5.
Are Cigar Smokers a Public Nuisance?, The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 1997, p. A15.
Wolf and Iman: A License for Entertainers to Breach Their Contracts, 17 Golden Gate University Law Review 169 (1987)
Book Review: Reckless Disregard; by Renata Adler, New York Law Journal, Jan. 30, 1987.
Book Review: Miracle at Philadelphia: The Making of the U.S. Constitution, by Madeline Drinker Bowen, New York Law Journal, Jan. 15, 1987.
Can the Dodgers Ever Return to Brooklyn?, The New York Law Journal, January 24, 1997, p. 5.
Is There a Need for a New First Amendment Standard?, New York Law Journal, January 3, 1997, p. 5.
What New Contract Means for Baseball, New York Law Journal, December 6, 1996, p. 5.
NBA's "SportsTrax" Victory: The Impact, New York Law Journal, November 1 and 8, 196, p. 5.
Public Stadium Subsidies: The Moynihan Proposal, New York Law Journal, September 6, 1996, p. 5.
The NFL Owners Score Touchdown in High Court, New York Law Journal, July 26, 1996, p. 5.
Arbitration Name of the Game at Olympics, New York Law Journal, July 19, 1996 p. 5.
The Consequence of a Sport With No Commissioner, New York Law Journal, July 10, 1996, p. 5.
Time for the NCAA to Open the Doors, New York Law Journal, May 10, 17, 24 1996, p. 5.
Sports Antitrust, Labor Conflict in High Court, New York Law Journal, March 1 and 8, 1996, p. 5.
Battle Royale: Good Faith Standard in Performance Pacts, New York Law Journal, November 17, 1995, p. 5.
Was a Late Payment Grounds for Breach? New York Law Journal, August 26, 1994, p. 5.
Was Keenan Solution the Proper Resolution? New York Law Journal, September 2, 1994, p. 5.
"The Anti-Free-Market Curve Ball" (letter commenting on the anti-trust exemption for Major League Baseball), The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 1994, p. A13.
The Detroit Symphony: Seeking Racial Equality: New York Law Journal, June 17, 1994 p. and 24, 1994, p. 5.
"ACT III": D.C. Circuit Slaps Congress in Face, New York Law Journal, December 3, 1993, p. 5.
Diversity Should Rule the Airwaves (Letter commenting on the merits of the "Fairness Doctrine"), The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 1993, p. A19.
Violence on Television: What Congress Is Doing, New York Law Journal, August 22, 1993, p. 5.
Cable Operators Dealt Legislative Power Deck, New York Law Journal, August 13, 1993, p. 5.
"Flintstones " Teach Entrepreneurship Too, (Letter commenting on educational value of "The Flintstones" advertising techniques), The New York Times, April 4, 1993.
The Clinton F.C.C. Policy, New York Law Journal, January 15, 1993, p. 5.
Court Rejects Modified Fin-Syn Rules, New York Law Journal, January 8, 1993, p. 5.
Tomorrow's Listeners (Letter commenting on governmental standards for regulating broadcast indecency), The New York Times, Arts & Leisure Section, November 29, 1992, Section 2, page 4.
How "Usage of Trade' Concept Was Used in Lindros Affair, New York Law Journal, November 20, 1992, p. 7; November 27, 1992, p. 5.
Question of Values (Letter commenting on lack of values in children's and teenage programming), Broadcasting Magazine, November 2, 1992, p. 65.
FCC Broadcast Rules Review Continues on Its Rocky Road, New York Law Journal, July 24, 1992, p.5.
Will F.C.C. Regulation Restore Power to AM?, New York Law Journal, December 20, 1991, p.5.
Another Chapter in Saga of Radio Indecency Ends, New York Law Journal, June 14, 1991, p. 5.
FCC's Financial Interest and Syndication Rules, New York Law Journal, March 29, 1991, p. 5.
Son of Sam Goes to Supreme Court, New York Law Journal, March 22, 1991, p. 5.
Ban on Cigarette Ads Protects the Young, Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, November 8, 1990, p. A34.
Limiting the Pitch -- Tombstone Ads for Coffin Nails, Commonweal, August 10, 1990, p. 441.
Questionable Constitutionality of F.C.C.'s New Indecency Rules, New York Law Journal, August 10 and 17, 1990, p. 5.
Letter commenting on billboard advertising cigarette products at Shea Stadium, The New York Times, July 22, 1990, sec. 5, page 13.
Commercial Speech Lesson to Learn From "Tupperware", New York Law Journal, December 1 and 8, 1989, p. 5.
What Sable Decision Means for 1st Amendment Rights, New York Law Journal, August 4, 1989, p. 5.
What D.C. Ruling Will Mean for Fairness Doctrine's Future, New York Law Journal, April 14 and 21, 1989.
Curtain Closes on Reagan Communications Policy, New York Law Journal, January 9, 1989.
Letter commenting on constitutional rights of broadcasters and their obligations to the public, Broadcasting Magazine, Nov. 28, 1988, p. 38.
Cable TV's "Must-Carry" Rules; Down, but Maybe Not Out, New York Law Journal, August 12 and 19, 1988.
The Demise of the Fairness Doctrine: Was the FCC Decision Really Wise?, New York Law Journal, April, 8, 1988.
Now, After the Fairness Doctrine, To Regulate or not to Regulate?, New York Law Journal, February 26, 1988.
Book Review: A Chilling Effect: The Mounting Threat of Libel and Invasion of Privacy Actions to the First Amendment; by Lois G. Forer, New York Law Journal, Dec. 1, 1987.
Book Review: American Broadcasting and the First Amendment; by Lucas Powe, Jr., New York Law Journal, Oct. 7, 1987.
Book Review: Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover; by Richard Gid Powers, New York Law Journal, June 26, 1987.
Book Review: The Supreme Court and Its Justices: Edited by Jesse Choper, New York Law Journal, April 24, 1987.
CONSULTING:Densai Computer, Nagano Japan, 1994 - 1995 Presented paper on "Recent Developments in Telecommunications in the United States," for executives of the telephone, cable television and computer company.Music Critics Association, 1994 - 1997 Presented papers on "Legal Issues Involving the Liability of Music Critics" (1994 and 1995) and "Copyright Issues on the Internet" (1996) during panel discussions on important issues in the music critics profession.Fordham Law School March, 1993 The First Amendment and the Media: Controversial Issues in the 1990's. Invited as a speaker in panel discussion on indecency and obscenity issues and the media."On Television" 1991-present Advised independent television production company on legal background and legal issues for program entitled "Teach the Children" on subject of children's television. The broadcast was aired on the Public Broadcasting Service in October, 1992. Also will work on future programs.Consultant and Witness for Anti-Smoking Legislation 1990-1993 Helped anti-smoking organizations with legal analyses and testified at public hearings in favor of measures to restrict tobacco advertising on New York City taxicabs and on subways and buses.National Conference on Commercial Speech and Public Policy, (Washington, D.C.) 1991 "Thomas Jefferson" Conference Center for the Protection of Free of Expression Participant in panel on question of the scope of commercial speech.International Radio and Television Association, Faculty Convention, 1991 (New York) -- invited to attend. Participant: Workshop on Programming Fox Television lineup. Focused on legal and regulatory questions.Young Innovators of the Electronic Age, New York 1986-1993 Chairman: Directed educational and civic not-for-profit organization involved in the training of motivated and gifted youngsters in communications and broadcasting. Presided over meetings, planned programming and raised funds. Students' work broadcast on cable systems in Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey.Pieper New York-Multistate Bar Review Ltd, Mineola, NY 1986-1994 Grader and Editor: Grades practice essays and has drafted review chapters in subjects of contract law and corporation law for well-known bar review course.
MEDIA APPEARANCES AND QUOTATIONS:CNBC PBS New York 1 News WFUV-FM Sports Business Daily Philadelphia Daily News Houston Chronicle
EDUCATION:Columbia University. Graduate School of Journalism. MS-May, 1982
New York Law School. JD-June, 1981 (6-year accelerated BA-JD program).
Publications: Censorship in America -- The History of Literary Censorship, Human Rights Law Review, Winter, 1982.
Researched, drafted and edited chapter on addiction for third edition of Law, Medicine and forensic Science by E. Donald Shapiro and William J. Curran (Little, Brown, 1982).
Moot Court: Best Team; Best Brief, Eastern Regional competition, 1981 Jessup International Moot Court.
City College of New York. BA-June, 1978, Magna Cum Laude
Double Major: Political Science; Urban Legal Studies
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:American Bar Association: -Forum on Communications Law -Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law
Society for the Study of Legal Aspects of Sports and Physical Activity (SSLASPA)
Sports Lawyers Association
Northeast Regional Business Law Association
Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisers
Music Critics Association of North America
New York Rangers Fan Club
ADDITIONAL INTERESTS:Classical Music Distance Running Architecture
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