CUNY Law and State Bar Team Up for Unique Technical Law Course – Queens Daily Eagle
By David Brand
CUNY Law School in Long Island City has partnered with the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to present a one-of-a-kind course in technology and law, featuring experts in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, blockchain, privacy, social media, eDiscovery, biometrics and algorithms.
“The NYSBA has long supported CUNY Law’s mission in its fight for justice and we are delighted to embark on this new endeavor together,” said Michael Miller, President of NYSBA. “As far as we know, this may be the first time that a bar association in the United States has taught an entire law school class and we hope that this collaboration between the incumbent bar and CUNY will be a model for others. We are convinced that this will improve legal education and the profession.
The course will be open to second and third year CUNY law students. Course organizers Mark A. Berman, chair of the NYSBA Technology and Legal Profession Committee, and CUNY Law Professor Joseph Rosenberg, will allow students to learn the fundamentals of the intersection. of technology with the right.
“The NYSBA brings the best attorneys engaged in cutting edge technology to CUNY Law,” said Berman. “It is through such a jointly taught class that law students receive the legal education that will best prepare them to practice law in our ever-changing digital world.
One will take place one day a week and feature various experts including Berman, Legal Aid Society attorney Cynthia Conti-Cook and Judge James C. Francis IV, a former magistrate in the Southern District. from New York and a distinguished law lecturer at CUNY Law School.
“With the support of the NYSBA, CUNY Law is in a unique position to train lawyers within and with an understanding of ethics and technology who are fast becoming the center of not only the profession, but also of ‘an effective radical and progressive advocate, organization and advocacy,’ Rosenberg said in a statement.