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In addition, Hofstra Law Professor Norman I. Silber was elected president of the AALS Section on Nonproit and Philanthropy Law, Professor Bennett Capers was named chairperson-elect of both the Section on Criminal Justice and the Section on Law and Humanities, and Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives & Multicultural Affairs Jeffrey Dodge was elected secretary of the Section for International Legal Exchange.
About Ashira Ostrow
Professor Ostrow teaches courses in property, state and local government law, and real estate law. Her research focuses on issues of state and local government, with an emphasis on local land use regulation. Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty in January 2007, Ostrow worked as a real estate associate in Davis Polk & Wardwell's corporate department. Her practice included the representation of real estate investment funds, lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions.
Ostrow received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003. While at Columbia, she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She also served as a notes editor on the Columbia Law Review, in which her note "Dual Resident Voting: Traditional Disenfranchisement and Prospects for Change" was published. Ostrow graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in political science and religion in 1999.
About Rose Cuison Villazor
Professor Villazor's scholarship focuses on property law, immigration law, race and citizenship. Her recent articles include "Rediscovering Oyama v. California: The Intersection of Property, Race and Citizenship" in the Washington University Law Review (2010), "Reading Between the (Blood) Lines: Political, Not Racial, Membership" in the Southern California Law Review (2010), "Blood Quantum Land Laws: The Race versus Political Identity Dilemma" in the California Law Review (2008) and "What Is a ‘Sanctuary'?" in the Southern Methodist University Law Review (2008).
Villazor is also the co-editor of and contributor to the book Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her current research projects in the area of immigration law examine the regulation of interracial and transnational marriages through the Soldier Brides Act of 1947 and the negotiation for citizenship in the U.S. territories. Her ongoing research in property law conducts a comparative analysis of various indigenous-only land laws in the Pacific Islands.
While attending American University's Washington College of Law, Villazor served as editor of theAmerican University Law Review. After graduating from law school, she clerked for The Honorable Stephen H. Glickman on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Villazor also received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest from 2001 to 2004. She received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2006.
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