Visiting Professor Curtis Pew directs the Hofstra Securities Arbitration Clinic. The Clinic commenced operation during the summer of 2006. In the position of attorney-in-charge, he supervises law students in representing securities investors, subject to certain income, residency and size-of-claim restrictions, who pursue claims arising from retail securities investments. The claims are pursued in either arbitration or mediation before FINRA or the American Arbitration Association. Typical claims handled by the students include unsuitability, unauthorized trading, fraud, and churning. The Clinic also represents employees of securities firms who have claims subject to arbitration. Prior to his present position at Hofstra, Associate Professor Pew was a lawyer initially specializing in arbitral matters arising in maritime law, and then in arbitration of international commercial and securities-related domestic disputes. Previously, he also was an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School where he taught International Commercial Arbitration as well as coached the school’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team. Associate Professor Pew’s research interests include the application of expungement in securities arbitrations and the method used by certain legal systems for review of arbitral awards to ensure statutory consistency. He is also a student of the Dutch legal roots of New Amsterdam.