December 2023


Ilene Sherwyn Cooper, Year End Review: Fourth-Quarter Decisions Affecting the Trusts and Estates Field, N.Y.L.J. (Dec. 4, 2023).  

Lauren Hespos, How to Avoid the Second Semester Slump, Nat’l Jurist (Dec. 22, 2023).

Deseriee A. Kennedy, Jill M. Zuccardy & Melissa L. Breger, New York Law of Domestic Violence (4th ed. 2023).

Michael Lewyn, Zoning and Land Use Planning: Do Americans Support More Housing?, 52 Real Est. L. J. 103 (2023).

Martin A. Schwartz, Timeliness of Section 1983 Sexual Abuse of Minor Claims, N.Y.L.J. (Dec. 29, 2023).

Gabriel Weil, Efficiency, Fairness, and the Externalization of Reasonable Risks: The Problem with the Learned Hand Formula, 75 S.C. L. Rev. 155 (2023).

Honors, Awards & Appointments:

Michael Lewyn, awarded, Most Popular Blog, from Planetizen for, Red Cities, Blue Cities and Crime, Planetizen (Mar. 2023).


Hon. Mark D. Cohen, Criminal Law Update: Evidence, Speedy Trial, and Accusatory Instruments, Suffolk District Court Judges, Central Islip, NY (Dec. 5, 2023).

Samuel J. Levine, Unveiling the Convergence of Legal Ethics and Jewish History, Academic Research Club, Verona, Italy (Dec. 4, 2023).

Samuel J. Levine, moderator, Antisemitism on College Campuses: Students Speak Out, Touro Talks, Touro Law Center (Dec. 18, 2023).


Rodger D. Citron, moderated, The Hon. Gary Stein on Justice for Sale, his Biography of Martin T. Manton, Touro Law Review Podcast (Dec. 22, 2023).

Samuel J. Levine, mentioned, Ed Weintrob, Ivy Students Tell Touro Forum: It’s Really Bad, Jewish Star (Dec. 20, 2023).

Samuel J. Levine, mentioned, Chaim Yehuda Meyer, Touro University Hosts Zoom Conference on Combating Antisemitism, Jewish Press (Dec. 21, 2023).

Michelle Zakarin, moderated, A Discussion with Nicole E. Osborne on Data Breaches and her Role as a Cybersecurity Attorney, Touro Law Review Podcast (Dec. 12, 2023).


Harold I. Abramson, A Fifth Branch of Government: The Private Regulators and Their Constitutionality, 16 Hastings Const. L Q. 165 (1989), was cited in, Giovanni De Gregorio, The Normative Power of Artificial Intelligence, 30 Ind. Global Legal Stud. 55 (2023).

Richard Daniel Klein, An Analysis of Thirty-Five Years of Rape Reform: A Frustrating Search for Fundamental Fairness, 41 Akron L. Rev. 980 (2015), was cited in, Raymond Trent Cromartie, Aequitas: Seeking Equilibrium in Title IX, 49 Dayton L. Rev. 52 (2023).

Deseriee A. Kennedy, Jill M. Zuccardy & Lee H. Elkins, New York Law of Domestic Violence (3d ed. 2022), was cited in, Sean Hannon Williams, Divorcing Your Parents, 57 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 665 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine, Taking the Ethical Duty to Self Seriously: An Essay in Memory of Fred Zacharias, 48 San Diego L. Rev. 285 (2011), was cited in, Sung Hui Kim, Legal Ethics After #MeToo: Autonomy, Domination, and Nondisclosure Agreements, 73 Duke. L. J. 463 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine & Bruce A. Green, Disciplinary Regulation of Prosecutors as a Remedy for Abuses of Prosecutorial Discretion: A Descriptive and Normative Analysis, 14 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 143 (2016), was cited in, Walter W. Harding, Jr., Prosecutorial Misconduct by Any Means Necessary, 11 LMU L. Rev. 89 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine, An Introduction to Legislation in Jewish Law, with References to the American Legal System, 29 Seton Hall L. Rev. 916 (1998); Samuel J. Levine, Jewish Legal Theory and American Constitutional Theory: Some Comparisons and Contrasts, 24 Hastings Const. L. Q. 453 (1997); & Samuel J. Levine, Capital Punishment and Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, 9 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 179 (2000), were cited in, Jonathan Hasson & Abraham Tennenbaum, Harmonizing Divergent Purposes of Punishment in Jewish Criminal Law: Integrating Contemporary Religious, Criminological, and Legal Perspectives, 38 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 2 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine, Jewish and American Law: A Comparative Study (2018), was cited in, Benjamin Pietro Marcus, Base Constitutional Communities: Lessons from Liberation Theology for Democratic Constitutionalism, 133 Yale L. J. 272 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine, Disciplinary Regulation of Prosecutorial Discretion: What Would a Rule Look Like?, 160 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 347 (2019), was cited in, Michael Asimow, Greenlighting Administrative Prosecution, 75 Admin. L. Rev. 227 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine, The Potential Utility of Disciplinary Regulation as a Remedy for Abuses of Prosecutorial Discretion, 12 Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2016), was cited in, Steven Arrigg Koh, How Do Prosecutors “Send a Message”?, 57 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 353 (2023).

Samuel J. Levine, Was Yosef on the Spectrum (2018), was cited by, Julie Faith Parker, Eve Isn't Evil (2023).

Michael Lewyn, Downtown Condos for the Rich: Not All Bad, 51 N.M. L. Rev. 400 (2021), was cited in, Lucas Daniel Cuatrecasas, Billionaires’ Row as Intellectual Property: “Intellectualization” of Real Property in the Ultraluxury Housing Market, 51 Fordham Urb. L. J. 455 (2023).

Meredith R. Miller, Contracting Out of Process Contracting Out of Corporate Accountability: An Argument Against Enforcement of Pre-Dispute Limits on Process, 75 Tenn. L. Rev. 365 (2008), was cited in, David. A Hoffman, Defeating the Empire of Forms, 109 Va. L. Rev. 1367 (2023).

Patricia E. Salkin & Amy Lavine, The Genesis of RLUIPA and Federalism: Evaluating the Creation of a Federal Statutory Right and Its Impact on Local Government, 40 Urb. Law. 195 (2008), was cited in, Andrew Denning, RLUIPA: Calming the Interpretive Seas, 62 U. Louisville L. Rev. 227 (2023).

Patricia E. Salkin & Amy Lavine, Community Benefits Agreements and Comprehensive Planning: Balancing Community Empowerment and the Police Power, 18 J. L. & Pol’y 157 (2009), was cited in, Jennifer Li, Symposium Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity Through Student Practice in Legal Clinics: Teamwork makes the Dream Work: Improving Community Lawyering Through a Policy and Transactional Law Clinic Partnership, 30 Clinical L. Rev. 187 (2023).

Martin A. Schwartz & Kathryn R. Urbonya, Section 1983 Litigation (2d ed. 2008), was cited in, Jorge Pereira, Seizure or Due Process? Section 1983 Enforcement Against Pretrial Detention Caused by Fabricated Evidence, 90 U. Chi. L. Rev. 2313 (2023).

Martin A. Schwartz, Section 1983 Litigation: Claims and Defenses (4th ed. 2023), was cited in, Fernandez v. Brich, 2023 Dist. LEXIS 225264 (Va. East. Dist. Ct., Dec. 18, 2023).

Martin A. Schwartz, Fundamentals of Section 1983 Litigation, 17 Touro L. Rev. 525 (2001), was cited in, Marlee Tomlinson Martin, Bryant v. Los Angeles County: A Modern Look at §1983, 47 Law & Psychol. Rev. 181 (2023).

Martin A. Schwartz, Karen Blum & Erwin Chemerinsky, Qualified Immunity Developments: Not Much Hope Left for Plaintiffs, 29 Touro L. Rev. 633 (2013), was cited in, Nancy Leong, Constitutional Accountability Through State Tort Law, 2023 Wis. L. Rev. 1707 (2023).

Dan Subotnik, Does Testing = Race Discrimination?: Ricci, the Bar Exam, the LSAT, and the Challenge to Learning, 8 U. Mass. L. Rev. 332 (2013), was cited in, Antonio M. Coronado, Symposium Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity Through Student Practice in Legal Clinics: Envisioning Reparative Legal Pedagogies, 30 Clinical L. Rev. 65 (2023).

Book Reviews:

Samuel J. Levine, Was Yosef on the Spectrum (2018), reviewed by Alan Gerber, The Legacy of Yosef. Was He on the Spectrum?,  Jewish Star (Dec. 20, 2023).

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