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Law School Welcomes New Faculty Members
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL welcomed three new full-time faculty members this fall: Professors Frank Pasquale, Wilfred Codrington III, and Vijay Raghavan.

“These new faculty members bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and new ideas to the Law School, in such diverse areas as consumer finance, law and technology, and election law,” said Dean Cahill. “As our curriculum evolves to keep pace with the latest developments in the law, their contributions will be invaluable. We also look forward to their collaboration with our existing stellar group of scholars.”

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Frank Pasquale joined the faculty from the University of Maryland, where he was the Piper & Marbury Professor of Law. A noted expert on the law of artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, and machine learning, Pasquale focuses on how information is used across a number of areas, including health law, commerce, and technology.

He is the author of New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI (Harvard University Press, 2020) and The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Pasquale has advised business and government leaders in the healthcare, internet, and finance industries, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees, the Senate Banking Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, and directorates-general of the European Commission. He presently chairs the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, where he is serving a four-year term.

Pasquale’s move was noted by Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports as one of the top 10 lateral moves of the year—the fourth year in a row that Brooklyn Law School has been on the list.

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Wilfred Codrington III is a constitutional law scholar with a focus on constitutional reform, election law, and voting rights. He was previously the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow and counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and taught graduate and undergraduate courses at NYU Wagner School of Public Service on topics of law, public policy, and politics. Codrington was also a fieldwork supervisor for the Brennan Center Advocacy Clinic, where he taught public policy through real-world legal reform campaigns that impact the laws of democracy and the regulation of election contests.

He is the coauthor of the forthcoming book The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union (The New Press, 2021).

Codrington clerked for Hon. Deborah Anne Batts, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York, and served as a staffer for U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Vijay Raghavan headshot
Vijay Raghavan, who focuses on consumer finance, joined the Law School after a decade in the public sector. He previously served as deputy director of the Division of Financial Institutions with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation and as Assistant Attorney General with the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where he investigated and litigated violations of state and federal consumer protection laws.

His current research interests include regulatory design in consumer finance, defending interventions in consumer financial markets on distributional grounds, measuring risk in consumer financial markets, and emerging doctrinal issues in consumer law. He also explores in his work whether large debt write-offs in the emerging recession may be justified on efficiency grounds, in addition to moral grounds.