New York Law School Announces New Academic Center on Financial Services Law Industry Expert Ronald H. Filler to Lead New Center

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New York Law School today announced the creation of its eighth specialized academic center, the Center for Financial Services Law, which will begin offering courses and programs at the Law School in the Fall 2008 semester.

I am pleased to have someone with Ron's knowledge and expertise in this important and complex legal field join the Law School

New York Law School today announced the creation of its eighth specialized academic center, the Center for Financial Services Law, which will begin offering courses and programs at the Law School in the Fall 2008 semester.

The Center for Financial Services Law will be led by an expert in the field: Ronald H. Filler, Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers. He will join the Law School as a Professor of Law and Director of the Center.

"I am pleased to have someone with Ron's knowledge and expertise in this important and complex legal field join the Law School," Dean and President Richard A. Matasar said. "The new Center on Financial Services Law will provide unique educational and academic programs involving the global financial services industry," "Regulatory reforms and policies in the area of financial services need to be examined, analyzed, and debated today."

Professor Filler has served on numerous industry boards and advisory committees during his career and, most recently, as a Member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, the CME Clearing House Risk Operating Committee, The Clearing Corporation Board of Directors, and the FIA Law and Compliance Division Executive Committee. He has spoken at hundreds of industry conferences and seminars during his more than 30 years in the futures and derivatives legal fields and has taught several different law school courses at four U.S. law schools as an Adjunct Professor of Law. He founded the Commodities Law Institute at Chicago Kent College of Law in 1978 which became the futures industry leading academic law program through 1995.

The Center will expand the number of specialized financial services law courses currently offered to J.D. students and develop hiring and recruiting opportunities for students and alumni who have an interest in financial services law. It will also provide a forum to discuss regulatory reforms and current issues facing this global industry, create new educational programs for industry legal and business professionals, and will establish an LL.M. in Financial Services Law.

"I am very excited about becoming part of the NYLS family and helping to make NYLS become the premier US law school specializing in the financial services law field," Professor Filler said.

The new Center comes at a time of great growth for the Law School as it expands its academic programs to meet the growing needs of students and on the heels of the launch of the Law School's Center for Real Estate Studies in February 2007.

About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city's centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School's renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School's strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its seven academic centers: Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Center on Business Law and Policy, Institute for Information Law and Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program. http://www.nyls.edu

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