Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Episode 007 - Interview with a Law Professor David Reiss

Episode 007 - Interview with a Law Professor David Reiss.mp3

David Reiss is an Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and concentrates his study and practice in real estate issues. Professor Reiss is active with the Law School Community Development Clinic program and the Commercial Development Seminar. He was most recently a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice. Before that, he was an associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in its Real Estate Department and an associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco in its Land Use and Environmental Law Group. He was also a law clerk to Judge Timothy Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In this podcast, Prof. Reiss talks about the subprime mortgage crisis taking place nationwide and legal efforts to address predatory lending abuses. Besides other areas of legal scholarship, Prof. Reiss has written on real estate issues including:

Subprime Standardization: How Rating Agencies Allow Predatory Lending to Flourish in the Secondary Mortgage Market, 33 Florida State L. Rev. (2006)
Predatory Lending: Let the States Legislate, 179 N.J.L.J. 1051 (March 14, 2005)
Modeling a Response to Predatory Lending: The New Jersey Home Ownership Security Act of 2002, (with B. Azmy) 35 Rutgers L.J. 645 (2004)
Unusual Impetus for a Consumer Law: Amendments to Antipredatory Lending Statute Underscore Investors’ Clout, 177 N.J.L.J. 683 (Aug. 23, 2004)
Hold the Line Against Diluting Anti-Predatory Lending Law, (with B. Azmy) 175 N.J.L.J. 267 (Jan. 26, 2004 )
Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Program in New York City, 5 J. Affordable Housing & Devel. L. 325 (1996)
Housing Abandonment and New York City’s Response, 22 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 783 (1996)

Theme Music: Johnny Rawls and the Rays, Show Me the Way. (Johnny Rawls and the Rays' music is available through

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