Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.

Queens

Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • Faculty Research

    The King Research Institute collects and disseminates original research conducted by the faculty and students of the King Graduate School. The Institute engages in original research projects focusing on the areas of the School’s academic curriculum. 

  • The Bronx is no longer burning

    This summation is part of a book project documenting criminal justice issues in the Bronx, from 1960 to 2010. Download File

    Caribbean immigrants in New York City and the rise of a Black middle class in Southeast Queens

    On the island of Jamaica, in the West Indies, the potential emigrant never states the specific place of his or her place of abode, but the departure from Jamaica in popular parlance is referred to as “him a go foreign.” Even before the twentieth century, Caribbean people have been trekking the globe. Download File

     

    The entrepreneurial experience of Jamaica Posse in the South Bronx

    Some members of the affiliated criminal gang in Jamaica immigrated to the USA and elsewhere after fighting political wars. Dwonload File

     

    Trends and issues in education and the law

    The case of Garcetti v. Ceballos, decided by the United States Supreme Court in 2006, established that a public employee‟s job related communications are not protected by the First Amendment. The Court also held that an employer has the right to impose disciplinary sanctions against that employee based on those job related communications. Although the Court specifically did not address how its decision would affect public university professors in the future, Garcetti has already alarmed academicians who believe in the concept of academic freedom. Download File

    This is not a symposium on how to commit fraud – but, if it were…

    We know the names: Bernard Madoff, Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, Andrew Fastow, Dennis Kozlowski, Phillip R. Bennett, and Bernard Ebbers. These are but a few of the biggest corporate thieves in recent memory. Similarly, the names of certain corporations will also conjure up lasting images of massive corporate frauds: Enron, World-Com, Tyco, Adelphia, Refco, Global Crossing, and Sunbeam, again, to name just a few. The most disquieting aspect of all these financial frauds really isn‘t the massive amounts of money that was looted from the victimized companies. Instead, the truly unnerving fact regarding most financial frauds is that they are deceptively easy to formulate and sometimes even easier to implement. Download File

    When we lie to the government, it’s a crime,

    In this piece, I will first look at several sanctions that result from lying to government officials. I will then briefly discuss several infamous incidents involving some well-known individuals who tried lying to the government. Finally, I will look at a few real life examples showing how and why those sanctions are not always applied in the opposite direction. This is especially the case when the perpetrator is a government official who is telling the lie during the regular course of his duties. This includes how the Constitution is implicated so that some governmental employees do not always face legal sanctions for lying on the job. The end result is now a general distrust of politicians, law enforcement officers, and attorneys, and an all too real cynicism about governmental affairs. Download File

     

    Defending the law review--A response to Judge Posner and Professor Lindgren

    In its most basic form, a law review is a compilation of articles written by attorneys, judges, law professors, and, occasionally, law students. The articles typically cover "recent court decisions, unresolved [*324] issues of law, and other topics of interest to the legal community." n6 Prior to publication, these articles are edited by upper-class law students. Students have the very thankless job of cite-checking to make sure that the author's points have the proper support. Students also check for spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Therefore, editing a law review article is a very big job. Download File

     

    Misadventures of a law school misfit

    If the brilliant, legendary playwright Rod Serling were still with us, he might have described a law school graduate’s credentials something like this—consider if you will, the law school graduate’s perfect resume: 1) graduated first in his class from “Ivy League University”; 2) graduated first in his class from “Ivy League Law School”; 3) law review editor; and 4) elevation to Big-Firm partnership. Download File

     

    After ten years, Sarbanes-Oxley might be statutory overkill

    The start of the twenty first century brought with it some spectacular corporate accounting scandals: Enron, World-Com, Adelphia, and Tyco, to name a few. The subsequent congressional hearings investigating the accounting and ethical failures of these companies resulted in a parade of one corporate executive after another claiming they had no knowledge of the massive fraud in their firms. In response to this rapid-fire succession of corporate scandals, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”). It is a statute first introduced by Senator Paul Sarbanes and Congressman Michael Oxley, and signed into law by President George W. Bush in July 2002. Download File

    New York’s taxable lap dancing

    In today’s difficult economic times, state governments are more hard pressed than ever to come up with new sources of revenue to at least stay revenue neutral. Leave it to the perpetually money-hungry State of New York to come up with this gem of an idea for generating tax revenues: In 2005, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance attempted to impose sales tax on a nightclub’s offering of exotic dancing to its customers. This resulted in one nightclub instigating a legal challenge to the state’s attempt to impose sales taxes on exotic dancing. Download File

     

    To failure and back: How law rescued

    This Article considers some of the reasons that attorneys have an overly acute sense of frustration in their chosen profession. It also takes a periodic look at some of the same struggles that I went through as a member of the accounting profession. Ironically, while some attorneys look at their journey through law as their ticket to the depths of professional hell, it was my own journey through law that ultimately rescued me from my own professional hell. Next, this Article examines some career-changing (and life-altering) decisions, which can ultimately lead to a more rewarding life and career. Finally, I offer my own opinion regarding what one can do to make one’s experience— in law school and in a career—rewarding. Download File

     

    Standarized testing and race: A reply to Professor Subotnik

    Professor Dan Subotnik and I have been friends for nearly a dozen years and I welcome the opportunity to respond to his recent piece on testing and race discrimination.1 I had the pleasure of taking Professor Subotnik’s class in Estate and Gift Taxation when I was a student in the L.L.M. program at Touro Law School in the spring semester of 2003. I earned a B+, which was the second highest grade in the class, according to the law school’s official grade distribution chart. Download File

    Changing Pervasive Culture of Violence Critical to any Crime Reduction Strategy

    The hope was to end 2014 under a thousand homicides but instead at the close of play in 2014, one thousand and five homicides had been committed.  Nonetheless, there is some sense of relief that homicides and other serious crimes are trending down.  Crime trends can be bewildering but it is the responsibility of criminologists, law enforcement personnel and the larger society to continuously struggle with theoretical explanations as to why crime is trending up or trending down.

    The murder rate peaked in 2009 at over one thousand six hundred.  Since 2010, the murder rate has been trending down but Jamaica is still embarrassingly in the top ten countries of the world where homicides are exceedingly high.  This was not always the case. Even after the tribal bloodletting of 1976 and 1980, the murder rate was not that staggering.  From the beginning of the twenty-first century, we have struggled to push murder below one thousand. Download File