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David N. Dorfman

David N. Dorfman
David N. Dorfman

Assistant Professor of Law
IBA, City University of New York–Queens College
MA, University of Chicago
JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law

(914) 422-4195
Office: P312

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Office: P315-319
(914) 422-4668

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Professor David N. Dorfman has taught lawyering skills and techniques to first-year students at New York University Law School. As a criminal defense trial attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Professor Dorfman brought cases to jury verdict and to bench verdict, defended clients through pre-trial hearings and through final disposition and researched and wrote numerous motions, briefs and memoranda. He received an Art Critics Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As a freelance writer he wrote both for publication and grants, specifically on art criticism and aesthetic theory topics. Professor Dorfman teaches Criminal Law Analysis and Writing and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating.

Articles Proving the Lie: Litigating Police Credibility,” 26 Am. J. Crim. L. 455 (1999).
  "Fictions, Fault, and Forgiveness: Jury Nullification in a New Context." 28 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 861 (1995).