New York Law School’s CityLaw Breakfast Series returns on September 16th with a talk by Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte, who will discuss “Reform at Rikers: Creating a Culture of Safety at the NYC Department of Correction.” In his more than 40-year career, Ponte has served in jails and prisons around the country including in Nevada, Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has earned a national reputation as a successful reformer.
Anthony Crowell, Dean and President of New York Law School and former counselor to Mayor Bloomberg and Professor Ross Sandler, founding director of the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School, will give opening remarks.
CityLaw breakfasts are held six to eight times a year at New York Law School and feature prominent speakers discussing current government and political issues. They are free and open to the public. The events are often broadcast by NYC Media cable television throughout the five boroughs and are webcast live at www.citylandnyc.org. Founding sponsors of the breakfasts include Consolidated Edison, Verizon, and Greenberg Traurig. The special sponsor for this breakfast is Capalino + Company.
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Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the City as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the City, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and finance; government and public interest; and intellectual property, media, technology, and applied sciences. NYLS has more than 18,000 graduates and currently enrolls approximately 900 students in its full-time, part-time, and Two-Year Honors J.D. programs. The Law School also offers an advanced-degree program in Tax Law.