B.A., New York University
J.D., Fordham University
Professor Frank Gulino is a graduate of New York University (B.A. 1976) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1979). At Fordham, he was Managing Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and the author of Legal Duty to the Unborn Plaintiff: Is There A Limit?, 6 Fordham Urb. L.J. 217 (1978). Following law school, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Kent Sinclair, Jr., U.S. Magistrate in the Southern District of New York.
Trained as a litigator at the prestigious firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, Professor Gulino was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he taught Legal Writing from 1983 to 1988. In 1986, he was appointed Deputy General Counsel to the New York City Housing Authority, where he was in charge of the Authority’s wide-ranging litigation practice and actively engaged in trials and appeals for the Authority in federal and state courts. In private practice from 1988 to 2006, Professor Gulino concentrated his practice in complex legal issues and appeals, also supervising two trial practices. He joined the Hofstra Law faculty in 2006.
Professor Gulino is a member of the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers and has lectured members of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on appellate practice. In addition, he was a contributing author to the New York State Bar Association’s 1989 reference work, Federal Civil Practice, and its supplements. His article, Providing Effective Feedback to Legal Writing Students: Practicing What We Preach, was published by the Legal Writing Institute in 2007. The following year, two entries by Professor Gulino — on the Taft Court and the Twenty-third Amendment — were published in a new, multi-volume Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States. In May 2010, his article, After Godfrey v. Spano: Is New York’s High Court Ready to Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages?, was published in the New York State Bar Association Journal. In the fall of 2010, Professor Gulino served as attorney of record and supervised the work of Hofstra students as amicus curiae in a case heard at the Law School by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In the first half of 2012, Professor Gulino saw the publication of three pieces of his authorship, including an essay on William Howard Taft as Chief Justice, an article on the passage of New York’s Marriage Equality Act, and a commissioned article on the tension between marriage equality and religious liberty. In the summer of 2012, Professor Gulino was elected to the Board of Editors of The Matrimonial Strategist , a monthly newsletter published by ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media).
Since 2007, Professor Gulino has been Hofstra Law’s Faculty Liaison to the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court. In 2009, he was named “Professor of the Year” by the Hofstra Law Review. In the same year, he was appointed Faculty Advisor to the Hofstra Moot Court Board and Director of Student Advocacy Programs at the Law School, positions he held until stepping down in August 2012. In each of his three years as Director, Hofstra students achieved significant successes in interscholastic competition. Among the highlights: In 2010, a Hofstra Law team finished as Regional Finalists in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). In 2011, Hofstra Law reached the regional semifinals in the NAAC and won a “Best Brief – 5th Place” award. Also in 2011, a team of Hofstra Law students won the Nassau Academy of Law Moot Court Competition, one of them winning the Best Oralist award; a second Hofstra team won the Best Brief Award in the same competition. In 2011-12, Hofstra Law students were named Regional Champions in the National Moot Court Competition – a first for the law school – also sweeping awards for Best Brief and first and second place Best Individual Oralist. In the same year, Hofstra also was the only law school to see both its teams reach the finals in the Region 2 rounds of the National Trial Competition; one of the teams was named Regional Winner. In the 2012 NAAC, Hofstra Law students again reached the regional finals, with one student named Best Advocate in the entire competition.
Professor Gulino currently teaches courses in Legal Analysis Writing & Research and Advanced Appellate Advocacy.