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New Faculty Members Bring Unique Thought Leadership to Our Community

The expertise of six faculty members joining Brooklyn Law School—including in racial equality, the right to privacy, and international investment—encompasses some of the most pressing legal issues of the moment.

The Law School extends a warm welcome to these new professors, whose talent as teachers and scholars will enhance the student experience and further enrich a highly esteemed intellectual community. Meet the professors, who officially joined the faculty on July 1.

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Media law scholar Amy Gajda has joined Brooklyn Law School as Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law.
Amy Gajda, a journalist turned lawyer and internationally recognized privacy and media law scholar, has joined the Law School as the incoming Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law. Previously, Gajda was Class of 1937 Professor of Law at Tulane University School of Law, where she was the recipient of both the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Tulane President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Much of her scholarship explores the tensions between social regulation of access to information and First Amendment values, particularly the shifting boundaries of press freedoms and rising public anxieties about the erosion of privacy.

“The thing that I find most intriguing about the privacy aspect of media law is its rapid change over the past few years,” Gajda said. “When I started teaching, the internet was relatively new, so it’s been interesting to watch media evolve, to see privacy sensibilities grow, and to study the law’s at-times dynamic response.”

Gajda’s publications include her latest book, Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy (Viking, 2022), and scholarly articles in journals that include the American Historical Review, California Law Review, and Washington Law Review. She is also the author of the leading casebooks Media Law (Foundation Press, 2016) and The Law and Higher Education (Carolina Academic Press, 2015).

“I’m working on several projects at the moment,” Gajda said, “including a book project on privacy in one’s criminal records, a book project on children’s privacy in the age of the internet, and an article on the use of artificial intelligence in journalism and other media and how courts might respond.”

Gajda currently serves as an adviser on the American Law Institute’s new Restatement Third of Torts: Defamation and Privacy.  Gajda joins Brooklyn Law School along with her husband, the newly appointed President and Joseph Crea Dean, David D. Meyer.

“First, I’m excited to be working with the internationally known scholars who write and teach at Brooklyn Law School,” she said. “Second, as a media law scholar, I’m delighted to be working in New York City, home to important publishers of all types. Third, I love Brooklyn and can’t wait to learn even more about this wonderful borough and all it has to offer.”

Brooklyn favorites: “In a previous semester [when I was] a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, one of our traditions was dinner at Junior’s (with dessert!) followed by a walk to the Promenade. I assure you that this tradition will continue.”