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The Future of Conservatorship: BBI’s Jonathan Martinis featured in Time, WaPo, PBS, and WGBH

“It’s a cultural failure,” says Jonathan Martinis, senior director for law and policy at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and a leading expert on alternatives to conservatorship.

The Future of Conservatorship: BBI’s Jonathan Martinis featured in Time, WaPo, PBS, and WGBH

“It’s a cultural failure,” says Jonathan Martinis, senior director for law and policy at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and a leading expert on alternatives to conservatorship.

Professor David Driesen: Justices' FHFA Ruling Is Small Step in a Dangerous Direction

In Collins v. Yellen, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated for-cause removal protection for the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In doing so, it sidestepped statutory restrictions on lawsuits brought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders and encouraged private parties to bring litigation aimed at weakening the independence of federal agencies ...

Chantal Wentworth-Mullin Publishes on the VA and Technology in Michigan Bar Journal

With the VA modernization goal in mind, Chantal Wentworth-Mullin’s article focuses on existing and emerging technology within the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA); electronic access to veterans’ claim files; VA use of artificial intelligence optical reading technologies; the direct upload process; and virtual hearings ...

Professor Mark Nevitt Publishes "Is Climate Change a Threat to International Peace and Security?"

The climate-security century is here, writes Professor Mark Nevitt. Both the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) recently sounded the alarm on climate change’s “super-wicked” and destabilizing security impacts ...

The Future of Conservatorship: BBI’s Jonathan Martinis featured in Time, WaPo, PBS, and WGBH

“It’s a cultural failure,” says Jonathan Martinis, senior director for law and policy at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and a leading expert on alternatives to conservatorship.

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Alumni Spotlight

Adom Cooper L'12

Learn about the risks and rewards of Adom’s impressive, growing national security career.

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Faculty Spotlight

Todd A. Berger

Professor of Law

Professor Todd A. Berger joined the College of Law faculty in 2012. He is currently a Professor of Law, serving as Director of Advocacy Programs. Berger’s scholarship is concentrated in the areas of criminal law and procedure, as well as the intersection of trial advocacy and attorney ethics.

Under his direction, the College of Law’s Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society competition…

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