Albany Law School Welcomes New Faculty

By Tom Torello
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Nina Farnia

Albany Law School will welcome a new faculty member this fall and has added a visiting faculty member to its full-time roster.

Nina Farnia will join Albany Law School as an Assistant Professor of Law on July 1, 2022. Previously, she was a lecturer in the University of California Davis School of Law.
As a civil rights litigator, Farnia was on the legal teams for two cases that reached the Supreme Court, including Dukes v. Wal-Mart and Fazaga v. FBI. She also has an extensive scholarly record, with articles forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, St. John's Law Review, Middle East Critique, and others.  She has an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Urban Planning from the UCLA School of Public Affairs and received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.  This June, she will receive a Ph.D. in history from University of California Davis.

Jonathan Rosenbloom

Jonathan Rosenbloom, who joined Albany Law School as a visiting professor in 2021 from Vermont Law School will join the law school on a permanent basis as a Professor of Law on July 1, 2022. Rosenbloom is a nationally renowned scholar and award winning teacher in the fields of environmental law, sustainability and land use.  He is the founding executive director of the Sustainable Development Code, a model land use code designed to provide local governments with the best sustainability practices in land use. Prior to teaching he founded a non-profit that focused on helping make state and local governments more sustainable. He is in the top 150 scholars cited among all HeinOnline authors.