The Board of Visitors of the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College was established by authority of the City University of New York Board of Trustees as described in the Law School Governance Plan, originally adopted June 27, 1983. It is an independent body whose general purpose is to advise the Law School Dean and other faculty and administrators regarding a range of issues concerning the Law School and its relationship to the greater community.

The Board has the following responsibilities:

  1. The Board serves as advisor to the Dean, faculty, and administration of the Law School regarding its academic program, its role in the community, the placement of its graduates, and other relevant matters. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the members of the Board will be informed about the operations of the Law School through meetings, visits, and written materials. The Board reports its perception of problems and progress to the Dean from time to time. It assists the Dean and faculty with future planning by providing a sounding board for the exploration of new ideas and by informing the Law School regarding the changing needs of the profession and the community. It serves as consultant to the Dean on a variety of matters as needed.

  2. The Board serves as liaison with the legal profession and the general community. It provides and fosters communications between the Law School and the various constituencies it serves. It helps to promote general understanding of, and support for the Law School's mission and goals.

  3. The Board plays an active role in identifying and securing additional financial resources for the development of the Law School including assistance in the solicitation of public, legal profession, corporate, foundation, and individual support.

  4. The Board assists in identifying and securing internships and job placements for students and alumni.

Chair of the Board

Rebecca Seawright ('92)
Attorney at Law

Current Members (in alphabetical order)

Michelle J. Anderson
Dean and Professor of Law
CUNY School of Law

Christine Back '08
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC)

Honorable Deborah Batts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Paula Bosco '00
Managing Director, Chief Rgulatory Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer
New Mountain Capital, LLC

Honorable Seymour Boyers
Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman & Mackauf

Jennifer K. Brown

Matthew J. Chachère '86
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
Legal Services

Honorable David Everett
Westchester County Court

Judith Flamenbaum, Esq. '95

Daniel Greenberg
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Elena Goldberg Velazquez '06
New York State Supreme Court
Appellate Division, First Department

Kenneth Greenstein
Nixon Peabody (Retired)

Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill '90

Alan M. Koral
Vedder Price

Honorable Janet C. Malone '89
Westchester County Family Court

Honorable Daniel O'Donnell '87
New York State Assembly

Michael S. Oppenheimer '06
The Bronx Defenders

David Palmer '06
Center for Working Families

Eleanor Jackson Piel, Esq.

Honorable Diccia Pineda-Kirwan '86
NY Supreme Court of Queens County

Irina C. Rodriguez
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Steven P. Salsberg '89
The Salsberg Group

Flora Schnall
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Retired)

Jonathan Siegfried

Carmen R. Torrent '86
New York State Labor Bureau

Honorable Analisa Torres
U.S. District Court Judge
Southern District of New York

Lois Whitman
Children's Rights Division
Human Rights Watch

Updated March 2014