Rutgers Law School–Newark Experts Can Discuss the Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court

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Newark, NJ – The following faculty at Rutgers School of Law–Newark can provide expert commentary on the nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court:

Professor Bernard W. Bell clerked for Judge Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White and then practiced with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York. Before coming to Rutgers, he served as senior litigation counsel and, earlier, as Assistant U.S. Attorney (Civil Division) in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. His research and teaching interests focus on Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Law and Mass Communications, Privacy Law, Property, and Separation of Powers Law.

Bell can be reached at 973-353-5464 (office), 973-763-9404 (home), or

Professor Frank Askin is founding director of the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic, which is nationally recognized for its success in litigating landmark civil rights and international human rights cases. In addition to heading up the clinic, Professor Askin teaches and writes in the areas of Civil Procedure, Election Law, and Public Interest Advocacy. He member of the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union and one of the ACLU’s four general counsel. He is listed in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyers in America.

Askin can be reached at 973-353-3239 (office) or

Associate Dean and Professor Gregory Mark publishes and teaches in the areas of American Legal History, Corporate Finance, and Corporate Governance. Professor Mark was a law clerk to Judge Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; served as associate counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel in the Iran/Contra matter, where he helped develop U.S. v. Clarridge (which was terminated by a presidential pardon); led a project on foreign intelligence and national security concerns in the prosecution of government officials; and acted as liaison to the White House Counsel’s Office, the U.S. Senate, the N.S.A., and the C.I.A.

Mark can be reached at 973-353-5292 (office) or

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