In the Press

Our law faculty are frequently contacted by local and national media outlets to comment on issues of global importance.

To learn more about our law faculty, please visit our online Faculty Directory.

Below are recent samples of our faculty in the news.

On this page:

February - March 2020

Drew.

02/24/2020 - The Buffalo News quoted teaching faculty Nellie Drew in an article on the changing nature of coaching and today's athletes.

02/07/2020 - The Roankoke Star interviewed teaching faculty Nellie Drew in a story on the shelving of a bill by the Virginia House Subcommittee on Higher Education that would have made Virginia the second state to allow college athletes to make money off of their names, images and likenesses.

December 2019 - January 2020

Bartholomew.

01/22/2020 - In a story on mandatory reporting for clergy on issues related to child abuse or neglect, the Salt Lake Tribune referenced Professor Christine Bartholomew’s research on clergy privilege.

01/13/2020 - Professor Christine Bartholomew published an article in The Conversation about the Rule of Pontifical Secrecy and other forms of clergy privilege. The article was carried in media outlets such as The Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle.

01/08/2020 - The Oregonian quoted Professor Christine Bartholomew in an article about a lawsuit alleging that a clergy member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints violated a promise of confidentiality by turning over a child molester's confession to the authorities. Bartholomew’s quotes were also republished in several other media outlets including The Washington Post, CNN and The World News.

Binder.

01/06/2020 - The Colorado Sun reported on the ethics of Colorado’s felony murder law, which allows a defendant and all accomplices to be charged with murder when a person dies during the course of a felony. The article included comments by Professor Guyora Binder on a proposal from Colorado State Senator Pete Lee to reclassify the charge from first-degree murder to second-degree murder.

Brown.

12/07/2019 – Professor Todd Brown participated in a Q&A at the Movement to Restore Trust symposium held at Canisius College. Brown discussed the implications of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. The symposium was covered by local media outlets, such as WBEN, WBFO, and WGRZ.

Connolly.

01/29/2020 - Business First highlighted the School of Law’s Veterans Legal Practicum, which provides free legal assistance and consultation for veterans. The story interviewed Professor Kim Connolly, Anthony Kuhn ‘15, and 3rd year law student Jacqueline Robertson.

01/10/2020 - WBFO spoke with Professor Kim Connolly in an NPR segment on the Trump administration’s efforts to exempt numerous infrastructure projects from federal environmental regulations.

Olin.

01/07/2020 –The Buffalo News published an op-ed by Assistant Clinical Professor Judith Olin on the surge in intimate partner homicides in Erie County.

 

westbrook.

01/16/2020 - The Buffalo News quoted Professor David Westbrook in article concerning former congressional representative Chris Collins as he awaited sentencing for insider trading.

October-November 2019

photo of Aviva Abramovsky.

11/18/2019 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky joined David Miranda on his podcast “Miranda Warnings” where they discussed the NYSBA Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law.
 

Connolly.

10/03/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Kim Diana Connolly  about the designation of the Niagara River Corridor as a wetland of international importance. A story also ran in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, WBFO, Niagara Frontier, and Spectrum News Buffalo.

Drew.

10/29/2019 - The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed teaching faculty Hellen "Nellie" Drew in an article about NCAA athletes receiving compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness. Similar stories also ran in NBC News, WIVB-TV and Spectrum TV.

Photo of Lise Gelernter.

10/23/2019 - Bloomberg Law quoted teaching faculty Lise Gelernter in a story on how recent court rulings may affect arbitration agreements that have stopped drivers for app-based companies from claiming in court that they are employees and not independent contractors.

Hallett.

10/31/2019 - Yahoo!Finance interviewed Professor Nicole Hallett who spoke about her research concerning the effects of raising the minimum wage to $15 in New York City.

10/28/2019 - News outlets nationwide republished an article that Hallett wrote for The Conversation about the effects of the $15 minimum wage law on New York City restaurants. The piece also appeared in Houston Chronicle, MarketWatch, New Haven Register, Greenwich Times and other outlets.

August-September 2019

Bartholomew.

08/04/2019 – Mother Jones quoted Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew in an article about clergy privilege laws.
 

Binder.

09/22/2019 – The Kansas City Star quoted Professor Guyora Binder in an article about a case in Kansas where a teenager has been charged with felony murder.

09/17/2019 - The Baltimore Sun quoted Professor Binder in an article on the prison terms for Maryland’s felony murder rule.

08/15/2019 - Chicago’s Daily Herald quoted Professor Binder in an article on the controversial history of Illinois’ felony murder rule.

photo of Matt Dimick.

08/02/2019 - Vox mentioned Professor Matthew Dimick’s paper “Productive Unionism” in an article about sectoral bargaining, where unions negotiate with industrial sectors, not specific companies.

Drew.

09/19/2019 – WBEN interviewed teaching faculty Hellen "Nellie" Drew about a bill proposed by New York State Senator Kevin Parker that would allow college athletes to be compensated for the college's use of their names, likenesses, and images while they compete.

08/26/2019 - The Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted Drew on how a professional sports work stoppage would affect tourism in Las Vegas.

08/01/2019 - The Las Vegas Review-Journal also quoted Drew in an earlier article on the naming rights for the new Las Vegas stadium.


Gardner.

08/09/2019 - Arizona Republic quoted Professor James Gardner in an article about a lawsuit against Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Senator Martha McSally who contend that it’s unconstitutional for McSally to serve as senator for 27 months without being elected.

photo of Bernadette Gargano.

09/20/2019 – The New York Law Journal published an op-ed co-authored by Vice Dean Bernadette Gargano calling for an increase in the provision of legal services for unrepresented civil litigants in federal courts.

Olin.

08/19/2019 - Assistant Clinical Professor Judith Olin was interviewed on the Knowledge@Wharton radio program in a segment about the impact of New York State's new Child Victims Act. The program originally aired on Sirius XM Channel 132, Business Radio powered by The Wharton School.

June-July 2019

photo of Aviva Abramovsky.

06/02/2019 - The Wall Street Journal quoted Dean Aviva Abramovsky in an article about Henry Greenberg, the new president of the New York State Bar Association. Abramovsky was recently named chair of the NYSBA's new Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law. The task force will hold hearings and examine questions about liability, data collection, implications for traffic routes and shared-use agreements.

Bartholomew.

07/16/2019 - The Buffalo News quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about Delaware North and its legal battle with the federal government over trademarked names at Yosemite National Park.
 
07/03/2019 - City & State quoted Professor Bartholomew in an article about the probe announced by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo into claims that Facebook’s advertising platform allows state-regulated advertisers to discriminate against users based on race, national origin, religion and other classifications.
 
06/27/2019 - Vox interviewed Professor Bartholomew in an article about advertising campaigns that are purposefully making consumers angry.

06/16/2019 – Professor Bartholomew was a guest on the nationally-syndicated podcast, “Background Briefing” where he and host Ian Masters discussed the political advantages of digital advertising.

Michael Boucai.

06/24/2019 - The online publication Insight into Diversity quoted Professor Michael Boucai in an article on how law schools are training students to advocate for LGBTQ rights.

 

Drew.

07/07/2019 - The Buffalo Law Journal profiled teaching faculty Hellen "Nellie" Drew and UB's Center for the Advancement of Sport.

06/11/2019 - Professor of Practive Helen “Nellie” Drew was interviewed on the Knowledge@Wharton radio program where she discussed how gender equality is being emphasized in the Women's World Cup.

Gardner.

06/13/2019 - CBS News quoted Professor James Gardner in an article about the comments by President Trump that he might welcome information from a foreign government that would damage his political opponents. A similar story also appeared in Voice of America.

photo of Jim Milles.

06/28/2019 - The New York Law Journal quoted Professor James Milles in an article about the School of Law’s undergraduate degree in law. This story was also covered by SLAW, a Canadian online legal magazine.

Olin.

06/16/2019 - Spectrum TV News interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Judith Olin at a domestic violence training for Erie County 911 Dispatchers.

April - May 2019

photo of Aviva Abramovsky.

05/24/2019 – The Buffalo News interviewed Dean Aviva Abramovsky and Professor Kim Diana Connolly in an article about the Canada goose who chose a concrete planter on a fifth-floor atrium of O’Brian Hall for her nest. Ruth Bader Gooseburg's daily activities were streamed live on the law school's Goose Cam. A similar story also ran in the New York Law Journal.

Bartholomew.

05/22/2019 - Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew published an article in The Conversation about a recent change to Catholic Church law making it mandatory for clergy to report sexual abuse to church superiors.

05/09/2019 - Reuters quoted Bartholomew in an article about a landmark decree issued by Pope Francis that makes bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up. The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including Yahoo News, Yahoo Singapore, Devdiscourse, Haaretz, Arabian Post and India’s Business Standard.

Bartholomew.

04/23/2019 - The Huffington Post quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about parents oversharing photos or stories about their children on social media, and whether their children could sue them.
 

Binder.

05/30/2019 - The Marshall Project quoted Professor Guyora Binder in an article about a man involved in a high speed chase with police who was convicted of first-degree felony murder after an officer was struck and killed by another patrolman during the chase.

05/09/2019 - WOSU-FM, an NPR affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, interviewed Binder in an article about a teenager charged with felony murder in a case where her boyfriend was fatally shot by police during an alleged robbery. Binder also discussed the case with Columbusalive.com.

Michael Boucai.

04/29/2019 - The Washington Times interviewed Professor Michael Boucai in an article about transgender advocates who sued the state of Tennessee for the right to alter their birth certificates.
 

Connolly.

04/26/2019 - WBFO quoted Connolly in an article about the veterans human rights conference “Thank You for Your Service” held at UB.

 

Drew.

05/05/2019 - Spectrum News interviewed teaching faculty Hellen "Nellie" Drew about the Kentucky Derby and the historic disqualification of the thoroughbred Maximum Security, the horse that crossed the finish line first but did not win.

05/03/2019 - The Associated Press interviewed Drew in an article about women hockey players who have pledged to not play in North America until the NHL establishes a women’s professional hockey league.  The article appeared in more than 100 news outlets throughout Canada, including CTV, MSN Canada, Yahoo Canada Sports, Edmonton Journal, Toronto Sun, Canoe, Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen, Daily Hunt (India), Wow (Mexico), Taiwan News, Gainesville Sun, KOMO-TV (Seattle), Sacramento Bee, Hartford Courant and Minnesota Public Radio.

04/23/2019 - Pennsylvania’s Patriot-News quoted Drew in an article about football player Le’Veon Bell and the purpose of the NFL's franchise tag.

Finley.

04/16/ 2019 - USA Today interviewed Professor Lucinda Finley in an article about efforts by Planned Parenthood to reshape its image and publicly position itself as a front-line community health provider. The article also appeared on Salon, Richmond Times-Dispatch, ABC News, Miami Herald, Philly Voice, and Herald Mail.

Gargano.

04/23/2019 - Buffalo Business First interviewed Vice Dean Bernadette Gargano in an article about the five-year anniversary of the Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program, a collaboration between Volunteer Lawyers Project and the School of Law.

Manes.

05/13/2019 - Professor Jonathan Manes was interviewed by The Buffalo News in a story that reviewed data from 2014-2017 showing that the Buffalo Police Department issued more tickets for tinted-windows than any other traffic citation. (Danielle Pelfrey Duryea was interviewed by WIVB-TV about this same issue.)

05/05/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Manes in an article about the U.S. Constitution’s “Speech or Debate Clause,” and the impact it could have on Rep. Chris Collins’ upcoming trial on federal insider trading charges.

Photo of Mutua.

04/01/2019 – Professor Makau Mutua was a guest for the podcast “Africa Rights Talk” produced by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.

 

Photo of O'Rourke.

04/30/2019 - Buffalo Business First interviewed Professor Anthony O’Rourke in a Q&A article about O’Rourke's leadership of the School of Law’s Advocacy Institute and his plans for the program.

Photo of Danielle.

05/28/2019 - Healio.com interviewed Danielle Pelfrey Duryea in an article about the second opioid lawsuit that the state of Oklahoma has brought against an opioid manufacturer.

05/13/2019 - Pelfrey Duryea was interviewed by WIVB-TV in a story that reviewed data from 2014-2017 showing that the Buffalo Police Department issued more tickets for tinted-windows than any other traffic citation. (Jonathan Manes was interviewed by The Buffalo News about this same issue.)

04/03/2019 - Healio.com interviewed Pelfrey Duryea in an article about the court battles facing Purdue Pharma over allegations of misleading marketing practices and misrepresentation regarding Oxycontin.

Rick Su.

05/15/2019 - Voice of America  interviewed Professor Rick Su about the Trump Administration’s new immigration plan which would change the focus of the immigration approval process prioritizing highly skilled and educated individuals over those with family ties to U.S. citizens or with humanitarian needs. The article also appeared in Eurasia Review and Voice of America Zimbabwe.

05/14/2019 - Professor Su was a guest on the podcast “The Capitol Pressroom” for a segment focusing on renewing New York’s rural areas.

February - March 2019

Photo of Nicole Hallett.

03/26/2019 - An article in the New York Times describes a lawsuit filed by assistant clinical professors Nicole Hallett and Jonathan Manes on behalf of Adham Hassoun. The case is the latest chapter in a series of disputes over when the government may hold an individual in open-ended detention.

Photo of Nellie Drew.

03/14/2019 - The Associated Press interviewed Helen "Nellie" Drew, professor of practice in sports law and director of the Center for the Advancement of Sport, in an article on college coaches accused of accepting bribes to accept wealthy students. 

Bartholomew.

03/15/2019 - Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew joined New York State Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace ’94 for a press conference introducing the Child Abuse Reporting Expansion (CARE) Act. The press conference was covered by local media, including WKBW and WGRZ.

Bartholomew.

03/14/2019 - Yahoo News (New Zealand) quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article explaining how the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into Facebook’s data-sharing agreements may lead to revelation of more embarrassing disclosures.

02/15/2019 - Professor Bartholomew was interviewed by MarketWatch for an article about Canada Dry’s “Made from Real Ginger” ginger ale campaign, forcing the company to pay $11.2 million to settle claims that it misled consumers.

Drew.

03/27/2019- The Buffalo News quoted Helen “Nellie” Drew in an article that reported on the idea of a domed, open-air or one with a retractable roof.  Drew was also featured in a WKBW-TV segment on the new proposed stadium.
 

Finley.

03/27/2019 - Bustle interviewed Professor Lucinda Finely in an article that featured experts weighing in on the four state legislatures who have passed or advanced “heartbeat bills,” making it illegal to obtain an abortion after the detection of a “fetal heartbeat.”

03/13/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Finley in a column about a proposal to raise the age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.

Gardner.

03/06/2019 - Wyoming Public Media interviewed Professor James Gardner about a bill in Colorado that would cast all of Colorado's electoral votes in a presidential election to the winner of the national popular vote. The story also aired on Boise State Public Radio and KRCC-FM in Colorado.

Hallett.

03/0/2019 - The online publication, The Intercept, interviewed Professor Nicole Hallett in an article about immigration lawyers working together in teams in order to serve clients facing deportation by ICE. Hallett’s and the Community Justice Clinic, recently joined a group of immigration lawyers representing Kinimo Ngoran, an Ivorian man who was held in the Batavia Federal Detention Facility.

December 2018 - January 2019

clergy privilege.

01/09/2019 - The Springfield News-Leader, part of the USA Today network, interviewed Professor Guyora Binder in an article about felony murder, a mechanism that allows individuals to be charged with murder without actually killing someone.

clergy privilege.

12/26/2018 - WVIB interviewed Professor Kim Diana Connolly for a story on a new law passed by the Buffalo Common Council that prohibits tethering dogs for over an hour during extreme weather conditions.  Council Member Joel P. Feroleto '12 worked with the School of Law’s Animal Law Clinic, the Erie County SPCA, and the City of Buffalo law department to sponsor this law. This story was also covered by WKBW.

Bartholomew.

12/20/2018 - WGRZ-TV interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew about new privacy issues related to Facebook.

12/13/2018 - Bartholomew appeared on the TWiT netcast, This Week in Law, on the topic “The Neuroscience of Cheetos,” where he discussed his book “Adcreep,” the advertising industry, and how brain scans may help the future of marketing.

Braverman.

12/28/2018 - The Atlantic quoted Professor Irus Braverman in an article about an animal advocacy group and its effort to move an elephant from the Bronx Zoo to an animal sanctuary.

12/02/2018 - The Guardian mentioned Braverman’s book “Coral Whisperers” in an article that gives a rundown of inevitable environmental catastrophes around the globe.

Manes.

01/05/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Jonathan Manes in a story about a lawsuit in Buffalo federal court that looks at how the government is now using hacking in ordinary, day-to-day investigations, not just in national security and foreign intelligence probes. The article reports that the lawsuit was brought by the ACLU, Privacy International, and the School of Law’s Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic. The article also quoted law student Colton Kells '19.

12/05/2018 - Buffalo residents participated in a public forum on the Buffalo Police’s use of body cameras. Local media outlets WGRZ, WIVB, the Buffalo News and WBFO interviewed Professor Manes, who is co-chair of the Police Advisory Board to the Buffalo Common Council. Law students Orlando Dickson ’19 and Colton Kells ’18 gave a formal presentation at the forum.

saran.

01/09/2019- The New York Law Journal interviewed Melinda Saran, the law school's Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives, in an article about the impact the government shutdown is having on young law students who may have been considering a career in government service. This story was also reprinted in Nonprofit Quarterly.

October-November 2018

clergy privilege.

10/30/2018 - Spectrum News interviewed Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew in a story about the possible legal fallout that could be faced by the whistle-blower in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo sex abuse scandal. Bartholomew also explained clergy privilege on WIVB.

asbestos trust funds.

10/31/2018 – The Associated Press interviewed Professor Todd Brown in an article about efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to step up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds to reduce fraudulent claims. The story appeared in more than 250 news outlets, including The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, NBC New York, WTOP in Washington, DC, and Yahoo News in the U.S., UK, New Zealand and Singapore.

Bartholomew.

10/31/2018 - Politico.com quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in a story about New York State Governor Cuomo urging businesses to advertise in public subway stations.

10/31/2018 - The Boston Globe interviewed Professor Bartholomew in an article about a New Hampshire judge ordering Amazon to provide Echo recordings in a double murder case.

10/20/2018 – Wiredfocus.com quoted Professor Bartholomew in an article about global differences in the use of the Internet. “The European Union is flexing a bit more muscle. We’ve always had a bit of a big difference between what the internet looks like in China and the western world, and now we’re seeing some more distinctions between the European Union and the United States,” Bartholomew explained.

Braverman.

10/15/2018 - The New Yorker cited Professor Irus Braverman’s new book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink, in an article about naturalists who are chronicling the alarming extinction of not just animal species but geographic features of the earth.

Brown.

10/31/2018 – The Associated Press interviewed Todd Brown in an article about efforts by the US Department of Justice to step up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds to reduce fraudulent claims.

Finley.

10/21/2018 – The Buffalo News quoted Professor Lucinda Finley in a story about the 20-year anniversary of the murder of Buffalo doctor Barnett Slepian by a pro-life extremist.
 

Gardner.

11/30/2018 - Roll Call interviewed Professor James Gardner in an article about a recent New Jersey law that clarifies that a candidate for one of the state’s U.S. Senate or House seats can also run in presidential primaries.

11/15/2018 - South Florida Sun Sentinel interviewed Professor Gardner in an article about issues with voting by mail in elections.

Gargano.

10/28/2018 – Vice Dean Bernadette Gargano was interviewed by Law360 in an article about a self-represented litigant's appeal of an order refusing to allow him to amend his case.
 

Manes.

11/20/2018 - The Miami Herald, Bradenton Herald and McClatchy DC Bureau quoted Professor Jonathan Manes in an article about the Trump dossier case and a south Florida judge's request for justification of why documents should remain sealed.

10/29/2018 - An article in Business First and Buffalo Law Journal reported that an interdisciplinary team from the University at Buffalo will examine the ethical issues of using artificial intelligence in the criminal justice system as part of a year-long project led by Assistant Clinical Professor Manes.

mccluskey.

10/17/2018 - Professor Martha McClusky co-authored an opinion piece in The Hill examining the distinctly human-made problems of social and economic inequality that have been reinforced and aggravated by storm damage from Hurricane Florence.

Odunsi.

10/10/2018 - Lecturer Tolulope Odunsi was interviewed by Bizwomen in an article about efforts to increase the number of women attorneys in leadership positions.
 

Patterson.

10/18/2018 - WKBW-TV and Buffalo Business First interviewed Vice Dean Lisa Patterson for a story about the first annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair hosted by the law school at the Center for the Tomorrow, held at the University at Buffalo.

Rick Su.

10/22/2018 – The Guardian quoted Professor Rick Su in an article about the impact of ICE's reliance on a county detention center in Maryland to maintain detention and deportation numbers.

August-September 2018

Felony murder.

09/29/2018 - Slate.com cited Professor Guyora Binder’s 2011 article “Making the Best of Felony Murder” in a story about Curtis Brooks, convicted of felony murder in Colorado despite no demonstrated intent to kill. This article also appeared in The Appeal.

Google News.

08/29/2018 - Yahoo News interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about President Trump’s allegations of bias in the media. The article also appeared on Yahoo News sites in Canada, Singapore, UK and Australia.

Bartholomew.

08/06/2018 - WalletHub interviewed Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew about the difference between hard and soft credit inquiries and what individuals can do to protect their credit score. Bartholomew discussed questions like the biggest mistake that people make with regard to credit inquiries.

Michael Boucai.

09/25/2018 - The Buffalo News quoted Professor Michael Boucai in an article on the Catholic Charities' decision to end its adoption and foster placement program.
 

Drew.

09/13/2018 - The Buffalo Law Journal reported on the UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum launched by teaching faculty Helen “Nellie” Drew and Joe Schafer ‘18, a blog that allows students, professors, alumni and others to discuss legal issues facing the sports world.

Gardner.

08/15/2018 - Professor James Gardner was interviewed by various media outlets regarding the removal of Rep. Chris Collins from the ballot in the face of insider trading charges, including: WBEN-AMUK Progressive , WGRZ, and NBC News.

Manes.

09/24/2018 - Spectrum News interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Jonathan Manes and law students Colton Kells ‘19 and Orlando Dickson ‘19 about a pilot program to test the use of body cams by Buffalo Police. Manes was recently elected to be co-chair of the Police Advisory Board to the Buffalo Common Council. 

Paskey.

09/22/2018 - The Paris-based digital news magazine WorldCrunch interviewed Lecturer Stephen Paskey in an article about asylum seekers in Malaysia and the trauma they experience in seeking asylum.

Rick Su.

08/16/2018 – The Pacific Standard interviewed Professor Rick Su in an article about efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to shame and blame cities, including Philadelphia, that have instituted so-called sanctuary policies. This article also appeared in The Atlantic’s City Lab.

westbrook.

08/10/2018 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor David Westbrook in an article about the difficulties that legal experts predict Chris Collins will have in the face of insider trading charges.

June-July 2018

Bartholomew.

07/19/2018 - Yahoo Finance interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about regulators in the EU who recently fined Google $5.1 billion and demanded that it stop using its position in the mobile-phone market to block rival search engines.

06/15/2018 – The Buffalo News published an opinion piece by Professor Bartholomew that looked at a bill in the New York State Assembly that proposes to supplement New York’s century-old “right of privacy” law with a new “right of publicity” that would let the famous exert more control over how their images are used by others, giving them veto power when someone else references their name, picture or certain other characteristics for advertising purposes or purposes of trade.

Binder.

06/27/2018 - The New York Times interviewed Professor Guyora Binder about a California challenge to the U.S. legal doctrine known as the felony murder rule, which holds that anyone involved in certain kinds of serious felonies that result in death is as liable as the actual killer. Said Binder, “This proposed bill is a very clever reform because it addresses the least popular and the least defensible aspects of the rule."

Finley.

07/12/2018 - The New York Law Journal interviewed Professor Lucinda Finley in an article about threats by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to file a lawsuit if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade sometime in the future. Said Finley, “I do think the retirement of Justice Kennedy who was clearly the swing vote in preserving Roe does make it a very important time in New York to consider codifying access to abortion.”

Su.

07/21/2018 – Professor Rick Su was interviewed in An Associated Press Fact Check article about Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach’s claim that Kansas is the “sanctuary state of the Midwest.”

07/20/2018 - The Wall Street Journal interviewed Professor Su in a story about the legal challenges to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on “sanctuary” immigration practices that have left his policy in an uneven state, with both sides claiming victory.

07/12/2018 - Bloomberg Law Podcast interviewed Professor Su who discussed a judge’s decision preserving most of California’s sanctuary laws aimed at protecting the state’s 2.6 million undocumented immigrants against a legal attack by the Trump administration.

06/28/2018 - The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Professor Su about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s ban on U.S. entry from a group of mostly Muslim-majority nations. Su noted that, in its decision, the court had interpreted a federal law banning discrimination in immigration based on national origin to apply only to the issuing of visas, leaving the President the broad freedom to deny entry to everyone, including visa-holders, from a particular nation. Says Su, “[That] reopens the door to the discriminatory immigration restrictions of the past, the Chinese Exclusion in the late 19th century and the national-origin quotas in the early 20th.”

06/27/2018 - Professor Su was interviewed in an article distributed by Sinclair Broadcast Group about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Trump’s authority to bar immigration and travel from certain countries. The article appeared in news outlets around the nation, including Circa, KATU-TV (Portland, Oregon), KUTV-TV (Salt Lake City), KOMO-TV (Seattle), WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.,) WZTV-TV (Nashville) and WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach).

06/25/2018 - Bloomberg interviewed Professor Su about the Trump administration’s announcement of a series of steps to reunite separated families at the southern border, made days before Trump said that people who enter the U.S. illegally should be deported immediately without court hearings or other judicial processes. Immigrants cannot be turned away at the border without a hearing “if they’re making a credible claim for asylum,” Su said. “And many of these Central Americans who are coming are in fact here to make that particular claim. Under those obligations they deserve at least a prescreening and, if they pass that, a hearing on their particular claim.”

westbrook.

07/15/2018 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor David Westbrook in an article about the Buffalo Billion and the recent conviction of Buffalo businessman Louis Ciminelli, former SUNY Polytechnic Institute chief Alain Kaloyeros, and two Syracuse developers on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.

07/11/2018 - Westbrook’s paper “Snapchat's Gift: Equity Culture in High-Tech Firms” was referenced in Matt Levine’s Bloomberg Opinion column “Investors Gave Snap a Gift: Also insider trading, private wealth and credit portfolio trades.”

05/18/2018 - Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew talks about the difference between hard and soft credit inquiries and what individuals can do to protect their credit score on WallenHub.com.

04/25/2018 - WBFO-FM interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew and law students Matthew Simeone and Matt McClellan about the role of online social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, as primary sources of information and communication.

04/26/2018 - USA Today interviewed Associate Professor Michael Boucai about Bill Cosby's conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault and the possible sentencing. The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including MSN in the U.S., South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, Pacific Daily News, KUSA-TV in Denver, KHOU-TV in Houston and WTSP-TV in Tampa.

04/16/2018 - Spectrum News reported on the outcomes of the Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic. The story interviewed Kim Diana Connolly, vice dean for advocacy and experiential learning and director of Clinical Legal Education, and third-year student David Yovanoff. A story also appeared on WKBW-TV.

05/08/2018 - Nicole Hallett, assistant clinical professor and director of the Community Justice Clinic, presented testimony at a Department of Labor hearing held at the Erie Community College City Campus in support of a proposal to eliminate the tip credit and ensure that tipped workers make the full minimum wage. The hearings were covered by local media outlets WBFO-FM and WBEN-

Local new outlets reported on a study published by Hallett titled "Workers on the Brink: Low-Wage Employment in the City of Buffalo" that was presented at the 9th Annual Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop on April 13. Coverage was provided by local news outlets WBFO, WKBW, and The Buffalo News. Hallet also published an op-ed in April 20 edition of The Buffalo News on the findings from her report.

05/02/2018 - Bloomberg interviewed Professor Rick Su about the fate of a caravan of Central American migrants who arrived at the U.S. border asking for asylum and are being allowed across the border in small groups, despite pledges by the current Administration to keep them out.

04/03/2018 - The Atlantic’s CityLab interviewed Su about the grassroots reaction to the federal government’s attack on California’s sanctuary state laws. CityLab interviewed Su again later that month about the link between the legal battles over California’s sanctuary state policies and the historical struggle over cannabis legislation.