The Board of Visitors of the City University of New York School of Law was established by authority of the City University of New York Board of Trustees, as described in the Law School Governance Plan, and 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.

Chair of the Board

Honorable Rebecca Seawright, '92
New York State Assembly


Christine Back, '08
Congressional Research Service, American Law Division, Civil Rights

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

Dean Mary Lu Bilek
CUNY School of Law

Jennifer Frankola Crawford, '07
American Arbitration Association

Honorable David F. Everett
Westchester County Court

Daniel L. Greenberg
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Kenneth Greenstein
Nixon Peabody (Retired)

Steven J. Hyman
McLaughlin & Stern LLP

Alan M. Koral
Vedder Price (Retired)

Honorable Janet C. Malone, '89
New York State Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District

Honorable Daniel J. O'Donnell, '87
New York State Assembly

David Palmer, '06
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Yogi Patel, '06
Lloyd Patel LLP

Honorable Diccia T. Pineda-Kirwan, '86
New York Supreme Court of Queens County

Irina C. Rodriguez
Office of the New York State Attorney General

Steven P. Salsberg, '89
The Salsberg Group

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

Jonathan D. Siegfried
DLA Piper

Carmen R. Torrent, '86
Assistant Attorney General, Labor Bureau (Retired)

Elena Goldberg Velazquez, '06
NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Lois Whitman
Human Rights Watch, Children's Rights Division (Retired)

Former Board Chairs

Honorable Seymour Boyers*
Gair, Gair, Conason

Steven B. Rosenfeld
Paul Weiss (Retired)

Staff Liaison

Karen Buck
CUNY School of Law


Updated January 2019