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The 2019 Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice Symposium, Critical Developments in NY Housing Policy, brought leaders in NYC housing law to campus for a discussion on recent changes to tenants’ rights in the 2019 New York Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act.


The event began with a keynote introduction by Kat Meyers, Staff Attorney in the Law Reform Unit of the Legal Aid Society, explaining the context of the new laws.


After a short break, Cardozo's Professor Pollack moderated a panel with participants Honorable Cheryl Gonzales, Supervising Judge in Kings County, Edward Josephson, Director of Litigation and Housing for Legal Services NYC, and Professor Andrew Scherer, Policy Director of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law and Visiting Associate Professor at New York Law School, and author of the treatise Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in New York.


The panelists educated dozens of attendees from the Cardozo community about the new tenants’ rights laws and other pressing issues in housing law practice in New York City about which New Yorkers and new attorneys should be aware.

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