Faculty

Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in New York Times on Unfit Lawyer in USS Cole Case

Official photo of Hofstra Law faculty member Ellen Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Many Say He’s the Least Qualified Lawyer Ever to Lead a Guantánamo Case. He Agrees.
By David Philipps
The New York Times
Feb. 5, 2018

Excerpt:
In death penalty cases, the military tribunal rules require so-called learned counsel who have tried capital cases before. The team’s former lead counsel had tried 38. Lieutenant Piette has tried none. But the judge in the case has decided to move forward with only the lieutenant — a move that has alarmed a number of legal scholars.

“He doesn’t come close to being qualified,” said Ellen Yaroshefsky, a professor of legal ethics at Hofstra University. “So a death penalty case is basically going forward without a lawyer. If that is what we think passes as a court system, we’re in big trouble.”


A version of this article appears in print on Feb. 6, 2018, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Lawyer in Terror Trial Is Seen as Unfit. He Agrees.

Read the full article on the New York Times website.

Latest Tweets

  • Prof. Norman Silber Quoted on Labeling Laws in Newsday Story on Food Flavoring Lawsuits https://t.co/hlykY0NnGh
    about 15 hours ago
  • To celebrate #NationalProBonoWeek we are profiling @Hofstra_Law Clinic Students. Today’s spotlight is Tamara Louis-… https://t.co/BvgPeB5CH7
    about 16 hours ago
  • Prof. Julian Ku’s Comments About South China Sea Map Mentioned in Quartz Story https://t.co/jZIfZ2e3n5
    about 17 hours ago
  • Washington Post Story on US-China Relations Cites Prof. Julian Ku's Tweet About ESPN's Use of Disputed China Map… https://t.co/7slzqSJ9N8
    about 17 hours ago
  • "Participating in the Community & Economic Development Clinic under the supervision of Professor Haber has by far b… https://t.co/C9JByWZM8C
    about 2 days ago
  • Prof. Stefan Krieger Quoted in Newsday on New Farmingdale Housing District Resulting From Housing Discrimination Su… https://t.co/VBnih1cxjv
    about 2 days ago

Archives