Retiring New York State Court of Appeals Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt will join the New York University School of Law as a Judicial Fellow for a five-year term beginning in July 2007. Rosenblatt, who will also do arbitration and mediation in association with a law firm, retires from the state’s highest court later this month.

At NYU, Rosenblatt will work on integrating concern over the role of state legal regimes into the law school experience by collaborating with NYU Law’s Dwight D. Opperman Institute for Judicial Administration. Rosenblatt and the Institute will establish a program for mooting important cases before they reach the states’ high courts, consult with clinical law students on upcoming cases, and organize conferences on select issues.

“We are delighted that a person of Judge Rosenblatt’s stature and experience will be working with our students,” said NYU Law Dean Richard Revesz. “I’m excited about this great opportunity to inject his perspective into the intellectual life of the NYU School of Law.”

A graduate of Harvard Law School (1960) and the University of Pennsylvania (1957), Rosenblatt began his career on the bench in 1976 as a County Court Judge in Dutchess County. In 1981 he was elected to the State Supreme Court and later served as New York State’s Chief Administrative Judge until 1989, when he was appointed as an Associate Justice on the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department. In 1998, Governor George E. Pataki nominated him to be an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Prior to his judicial tenure, Rosenblatt was the District Attorney of Dutchess County. Rosenblatt is also an associate certified ski instructor and has been a ranked senior squash player.

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