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About Hon. Gerald Lebovits

Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court, New York County

Positions

August 2012 - Present Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
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August 2011 - Present Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
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January 2010 - Present Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
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August 1989 - April 2016 Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
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August 2007 - April 2011 Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law
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September 1975 - May 1979 Teaching Assistant, Carleton University ‐ Department of Law
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Disciplines

Law

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present President, New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices
2014 - 2016 President, Board of Judges, New York City Civil Court
2009 - 2010 President, New York City Association of Housing Court Judges
1996 - 1998 President, Association of Small Claims Arbitrators of the New York City Civil Court
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Honors and Awards

  • Adjunct Teacher of the Year, Fordham University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, St. John's University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Year, New York Law School

Courses

  • Law and Anti-Social Behavior (Carleton)
  • Introduction to Legal Studies (Carleton)
  • Moot Court Faculty Advisor (NYLS)
  • Persuasion (NYLS)
  • Drafting: Judicial Opinions (NYLS)
  • Memorandum and Brief Writing (NYLS)
  • Writing for Lawyers, Advanced (NYLS)
  • Legal Research (NYLS)
  • Legal Writing and Research (NYLS)
  • Moot Court Seminar (St. John's)
  • Appellate Advocacy (St. John's)
  • Legal Writing and Research (St. John's)
  • Intensive Legal English (NYU)
  • Legal Practice Workshop I (Columbia)
  • Legal Practice Workshop II (Columbia)
  • Introduction to U.S. Legal Practice (NYU)
  • Graduate Lawyering I: Foundations (NYU)
  • Introduction to U.S. Law (NYU)
  • Legal Writing and Research for LL.M.s (Fordham)
  • Residential Landlord-Tenant Law (Fordham)
  • Fundamental Lawyering Skills (interviewing, negotiating, and counseling) (Fordham)

Education

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1986 LL.M. (in Criminal Justice), New York University ‐ School of Law
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1980 M.C.L., Tulane University ‐ School of Law
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1979 LL.L., University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section)
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1976 B.A. (Double Major: Law and Psychology), Carleton University
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Recent Works (1)

International, Foreign, and Comparative Law (8)

Best Of (3)

Judicial Ethics (11)