Director of the Hofstra CIPL
Before joining the law school faculty in 2012, Professor Manta was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 2007 to 2009. Professor Manta has also served on the faculties of Brooklyn Law School, The George Washington University School of Law, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. She clerked for Judge Morris S. Arnold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for the 2006-2007 term.
While earning her J.D. at Yale Law School, Professor Manta was the grand prize winner of the Foley & Lardner LLP Intellectual Property Writing Competition. She also served as tributes editor of the Yale Law Journal, articles editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review, and editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in psychology.
Prior to joining the Hofstra Law School community, Professor Folami served as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at St. John’s School of Law. While there, she wrote on issues exploring media consolidation in broadcast radio and its effect on American youth and testified before the Federal Communications Commission regarding her findings. Professor Folami’s scholarly interests include the intersection of communications law and media policy and the regulation of speech and cultural expression, particularly hip hop culture, on broadcast radio. She teaches Communications Law, Property, Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Professor Friedman is the author of more than 100 law journal articles and newspaper columns in such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, and The American Scholar. His book The Justices of the United States Supreme Court, 1789-1969 , won the annual Scribes Award for the best book on a legal subject. Among his other books are The Supreme Court Confronts Abortion, Unquestioning Obedience to the President, The Wise Minority and Southern Justice .He is a leading copyright lawyer and has represented such entertainers as Kathleen Turner and James Brown as well as many authors such as John McPhee, I.B. Singer, Stephen Spender, Hunter Thompson, Susan Sontag, Oscar Hijuelos and the Estates of T.S. Eliot and Edith Wharton. He has also represented Jean Harris in an important First Amendment case dealing with the “Son of Sam” law, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, for whom he obtained a writ of habeas corpus, freeing him from 19 years of imprisonment. His activities on behalf of Hurricane Carter were featured in the film “The Hurricane” starring Denzel Washington. He acts as general counsel to PEN American Center, a leading writers group fighting censorship.
He lectures regularly to federal judges around the country, under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Center, on civil rights and criminal procedure. He frequently lectures at continuing legal education gatherings, such as those sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Bar Association/American Law Institute, on subjects such as civil rights, civil procedure, criminal procedure and the First Amendment.
Before coming to the law school, Professor Rosen practiced at firms including Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Cohen, Tauber Spievack & Wagner, PC. He also clerked for Chief Judge Thomas B. Bennett of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He holds a JD from the Northwestern University School of Law, and an LLM in Intellectual Property from the George Washington University School of Law.
Professor Rosen’s research has won awards including the Otto Walter Award for best article by a member of the adjunct faculty at New York Law School, the Seton Award from the Copyright Society of USA for best piece in its journal by an author under 40, and the Finnegan Prize for the best paper in IP by a student at the George Washington University Law School.