The Fordham Urban Law Center was launched November 27, 2012, with part 1 of a two-day symposium, "The Bloomberg Administration's Legal Legacy." Sponsored in conjunction with the New York City Bar Association, the symposium examined how the Administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg utilized legal tools and addressed legal issues in implementing several of its signature initiatives, including livability and public health initiatives, land use and sustainability, public safety and security, and education.


Welcoming Remarks
Nestor Davidson, Professor, Fordham Law School

Opening Remarks
Hon. Michael Cardozo, New York City Corporation Counsel

Panel I: Public Safety and Security
Moderator—Sheila Foster, Vice Dean and Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law, Fordham Law School
Panelists—Hon. Andrew Schaffer, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters, New York Police Department; Arthur Eisenberg, Legal Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

Panel II: Livability and Public Health Initiatives
Moderator—Abbe Gluck, Associate Professor, Yale Law School
Panelists—Hon. Thomas Farley, New York City Commissioner of Health and Mental Health; Brian Elbel, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, New York University; Peter Zimroth, Arnold & Porter LLP, former New York City Corporation Counsel

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