Bloomberg's Legal Legacy

Fordham Law in New York Law Journal, December 07, 2012

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The jury is still out on what Mayor Michael Bloomberg's legal legacy will be, but the question was pondered recently during a two-part symposium co-sponsored by the New York City Bar and Fordham University School of Law's Urban Law Center.

At top, Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo opens part one of the symposium, held Nov. 27 at Fordham Law, by highlighting the Law Department’s major achievements since Bloomberg took office in 2002.

Above, the evening’s first panel of Andrew Schaffer, center, deputy commissioner for legal matters for the New York Police Department, and Arthur Eisenberg, legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, debate the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk and targeted surveillance methods. Fordham Law professor Sheila Foster moderates the discussion.

Below, a panel at the New York City Bar discusses the mayor’s education initiatives on Dec. 4. From left are Daniel Weisberg, executive vice president and general counsel of education nonprofit TNTP, Robert Jackson, chair of the New York City Council’s Education Committee; Michael Best, counselor to the mayor; and Beth Fertig, WNYC’s education reporter.

Two additional panels during the symposium explored the mayor’s public health initiatives and land use.