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About Hon. Gerald Lebovits

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


August 2012 - Present Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
August 2011 - Present Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
January 2010 - Present Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
March 2007 - Present Faculty Member, NYS Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH)
January 1994 - Present Faculty Member, NYS Judicial Inst./OCA Office Educ. & Training
August 1989 - April 2016 Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
August 2007 - April 2011 Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law
September 1975 - May 1979 Teaching Assistant, Carleton University ‐ Department of Law

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present President, NYS Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices
2014 - 2016 President, Board of Judges, NYC Civil Court
2009 - 2010 President, NYC Association of Housing Court Judges
2006 - 2010 Co-Chair, Landlord-Tenant Committee, NYS Bar Association
1998 - 2003 Divisional Chief Referee, NYC Westside Soccer League (AYSO)
1997 - 2003 Master & Associate, American Inns of Court, NYCLA Chapter
1999 - 2002 Chair, Law Program, NYC High School for the Humanities, NY County Lawyers Association
1999 - 2001 Chair, Joint Committee on Attorney-Client Fee Disputes & Conciliation, First Dep't (now Part 137)
1999 - 2001 Secretary, Civil Court Committee, NYC Bar Association
1998 - 2001 First Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer, NY Network of Bar Leaders
1996 - 1998 President, Association of Small Claims Arbitrators, NYC 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
  • Dean's Teaching Award, St. John's University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, New York Law School


  • Judicial Externship Seminar for LLMs (Columbia)
  • Law & 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 (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 & counseling) (Fordham)


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

Recent Works (11)

Holocaust Remembrance (Family Memoir) (1)

International, Foreign & Comparative Law (Book, Book Chapter, Articles & PPTs) (14)