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Preet Singh Bharara to Join NYU Law School As Distinguished Scholar In Residence





Preetinder (“Preet”) Singh Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan who was let go by the Trump administration, will join the New York University School of Law on April 1, 2017 as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence, the school said on Tuesday.

Preet, 48, who was abruptly dismissed on March 11 after he refused to tender his resignation to the Trump administration, said in a Twitter post that he was “thrilled for this opportunity to continue addressing the issues I so deeply care about -- criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights and corporate accountability, to name a few.”

Preet, a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Law School, served more than seven years as the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, and was perhaps best known for his successful corruption prosecutions, including those of Sheldon Silver, the former Democratic speaker of the State Assembly, and Dean G. Skelos, the former Republican state senate majority leader.

The law school’s dean, Trevor W. Morrison, said students and faculty members would benefit from Preet’s “deep knowledge and experience in criminal justice.”

Preet’s position is considered full time, although it would not preclude his taking on other engagements, a school spokesman, Michael Orey, said.

Mr. Orey said that Preet might teach, but that no specifics were yet available. “I fully expect that he will be a presence here on campus, not just a nameplate,” Mr. Orey added.

[Courtesy: The New York Times. Edited for]
March 23, 2017

Conversation about this article

1: Sangat Singh (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ), March 23, 2017, 4:54 PM.

Trump has failed to re-examine his values and has lost Preet Singh Bharara with abandon like a bull in China shop. It is NYU's gain to have Preet put his name-plate where it is amply recognized and utilized to optimum benefit to the nation.

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