Retired Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Albert Rosenblatt, will come to Whittier Law School on October 30, 2010 to teach a writing workshop to this year’s Moot Court Honors Board (“MCHB”). Along with an instructional power point presentation, he will also advise the MCHB about the dos and donts of arguing in front of an appellate court.
Albert M. Rosenblatt, was born in New York City in 1936, the son of Fannie (Dachs) Rosenblatt and Isaac Rosenblatt. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957 and received his J.D., from Harvard Law School in 1960. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1961 and from 1969-1975 he was District Attorney for Dutchess County. In 1976-1981 Rosenblatt served as Dutchess County Judge and after became Supreme Court Justice in 1982-1987. After two years as New York State’s Chief Administrative Judge, in 1989 he became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department.
After Governor Pataki nominated him to serve on the Court of Appeals, Judge Rosenblatt was confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1998. It was not until December of 2006 that Judge Rosenblatt retired at the age of 70 because of New York’s mandatory retirement age. Retirement has not slowed down this Judge however. Judge Rosenblatt has accepted a teaching position at New York University Law School where he holds the title of Judicial Fellow. He is the editor of “The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History” and former editor of the Baker Street Journal. He is a nationally ranked squash player and member of the US (Master’s) Maccabiah Team (1997). He has been married to Dr. Julia (Carlson) Rosenblatt a writer and former Vassar College professor and has one daughter, Betsy Rosenblatt, Assistant Professor of Law at Whittier Law School.