Alberto Bernabe Riefkohl

Académico Correspondiente

Académico Correspondiente

Educación

  • LL.M., Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994
  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Univ. of Puerto Rico Law School, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1987 Rank 2/124; Assistant Editor, University of Puerto Rico Law Review; Editor in Chief, University of Puerto Rico Law Review Bulletin
  • B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1984

Carrera Profesional

  • The John Marshall Law School Professor since 2001
    Associate Professor with tenure, 1997-2001
    Assistant Professor, 1992-1997
  • University of Lucerne School of Law Visiting Professor, Transnational Legal Studies Program, November 2011
  • University of Puerto Rico Law School Visiting Professor, full terms: 2001-2002, Summer 1997; accelerated courses: Fall 2007, Spring 2009
  • Temple University School of Law Graduate Fellow in Legal Education and Lecturer in Law, 1990-1992
  • Rivera-Cestero & Marchand-Quintero, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 1990-August 1990
    Litigation involving mass media law, libel, defamation, First Amendment issues and access to information
  • Law Offices of Francisco M. Troncoso, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 1988-December 1989
    General practice in mass disaster litigation and other personal injury cases
  • Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 1987-August 1988
    Judicial Law Clerk, Justice Federico Hernández-Denton

Publicaciones

Artículos en inglés:

  • Ahead of his time: Cardozo and the Current Debates on Professional Responsibility, ___ Touro Law Review ___ (2017)
  • Justice Gap vs. Core Values: The Common Themes in the Innovation Debate, 41 The Journal of the Legal Profession 1 (2016)
  • Through the Looking Glass in Indiana: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and the Duty of Confidentiality, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. Online 22 (2016)
  • Avvo Joins the Legal Market; Should Lawyers Be Concerned?, 104 Georgetown L. J. Online 184 (2016)
  • Do Black Lives Matter? Race as a measure of injury in tort law, 18 The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice 41 (2016)
  • Civil Liability for Injuries Caused by Dogs after Tracey v. Solesky: New Path to the Future or Back to the Past?, 40 Seton Hall Legislative Law Journal 29 (2016)
  • Setting Parental Controls: Do Parents Have A Duty To Supervise Their Children’s Use Of The Internet?, 31 Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law 309 (2014)
  • Waiving Goodbye to a Fundamental Right: Allocation of Authority Between Attorneys and Clients and the Right to a Public Trial, 38 J. of the Legal Profession 1 (2013)
  • A Good Step in the Right Direction: Illinois Eliminates the Conflict Between Attorneys and Guardians, 38 J. of the Legal Profession 161 (2013)
  • Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: A Comment on the Theoretical Foundation and Historical Origin of the Tort Remedy for Invasion of Privacy, 29 John Marshall J. of Comp. & Info. Law 493 (2012)
  • The Right to Counsel Denied: Confusing the Roles of Lawyers and Guardians, 43 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 833 (2012)
  • Recent Developments in the Law of Lawyering: The New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, 42 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 391 (2011)
  • Coming Soon to a Law Practice Near You: The New (and Improved?) Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, 39 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 691 (2008)
  • Silence is Golden: The New Illinois Rules on Attorney Extrajudicial Speech, 33 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 323 (2002), reprinted in Devine, Fisch, Easton & Aronson, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: PROBLEMS, CASES, AND MATERIALS (3d ed. 2004)
  • Another Attempt to Solve the Prior Restraint Mystery: Applying the Nebraska Press Standard to Media Disclosure of Attorney-Client Communications, 18 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 307 (2000)
  • Government Advertising Placement and the First Amendment: Freedom of the Press Outweighs the Rights of the Government as Contractor, 22 Comm. & The Law 1 (2000)
  • Freedom of the Press and the Business of Journalism: The Myth of Democratic Competition in the Marketplace of Ideas, 67 Rev. Jur. UPR 447 (1998)
  • Prior Restraints on the Media and the Right to a Fair Trial: A Proposal for a New Standard, 84 Kentucky L. J. 259 (1995-96)
  • Tomorrow’s Law Schools: Globalization and Legal Education, 32 San Diego L. Rev. 137 (1995)
  • To Dream the Impossible Dream: Globalization and Harmonization of Environmental Laws, 20 North Carolina J. Of Int’l Law and Commercial Regulation 205 (1995)

Artículos en español:

  • Crítica a una resolución anunciada: Reglamentación del procedimiento disciplinario y la defensa de prescripción [A Critique of the use of a Statute of Limitations in the Disciplinary Process], 85 Rev. Jur. Dig. UPR 16 (2016)
  • Debates recientes sobre la reglamentación de la conducta profesional [Recent Debates on the Regulation of the Legal Profession], 84 Rev. Jur. UPR 955 (2015)
  • Introducción a una discusión sobre el futuro de la reglamentación de la profesión en Puerto Rico [Introduction to a Debate on the Future of the Regulation of the Legal Profession], 84 Rev. Jur. UPR 947 (2015)
  • Apuntes sobre Aponte y la necesidad de actualizar el Código de Ética Profesional [Notes on Aponte and the Need to Adopt a New Ethics Code], 84 Rev. Jur. UPR 49 (2014)
  • La tradición jurídica puertorriqueña: ¿civil o anglosajona? [The Puerto Rican Law Tradition: Civil or Anglo-Saxon?], 83 Rev. Jur. Dig. UPR 182 (2014)
  • Colón Santos v. Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples y el aparente conflicto entre las doctrinas de la solidaridad y la inmunidad [Colón Santos v. Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples and the Apparent Conflict Between the Joint and Several Liability and Immunity Doctrines], 79 Rev. Jur. UPR 1091 (2010)
  • En defensa de la solidaridad: Comentarios sobre la propuesta eliminación de la responsabilidad solidaria en la relación extracontractual [In Defense of Solidarity: Comments to the Proposal to Abandon Joint and Several Liability], with José Julián Álvarez González, 78 Rev. Jur. UPR 745 (2009)
  • Comentarios sobre la profesión y el profesionalismo [Comments on the Profession and Professionalism], 69 Rev. Jur. Col. Abog. P.R. 359 (2008)
  • Comentarios a una propuesta anunciada: El derecho civil extracontractual y el borrador de la Comisión de Revisión del Código Civil [Tort Law and the Proposed Revision of the Civil Code], 40 Rev. Jur. Univ. Inter. P.R. 529 (2006)
  • Castigo por conducta antisocial extracontractual en Puerto Rico: Es hora de adoptar el concepto de los daños punitivos [Punishment for Antisocial Behavior: It is Time to Recognize Punitive Damages], 40 Rev. Jur. Univ. Inter. P.R. 225 (2006)
  • Revisión del Código Civil y la responsabilidad civil extracontractual (Parte II): Una propuesta alterna al informe de la Comisión de Revisión [The Proposed Revision of the Civil Code and Tort Law (Part II): An Alternative Proposal], 74 Rev. Jur. UPR 1 (2005)
  • La revisión del Código Civil y la responsabilidad civil extracontractual: ¿Contradicción en los términos? [The Proposed Revision of the Civil Code and Tort Law: A Contradiction in Terms?], 73 Rev. Jur. UPR 981 (2004)
  • ¡Hasta la vista, baby!: Es hora de decir adiós a la ley de libelo y calumnia de 1902 [Hasta La Vista, Baby: It is Time to Say Goodbye to the Libel Law of 1902], 73 Rev. Jur. UPR 59 (2004)
  • Los Procedimientos de Divorcio y el Derecho de Acceso a los Tribunales: La Constitucionalidad de la Regla 62.2 de Procedimiento Civil [Divorce Proceedings and the Right to Access to Courts: The Constitutionality of Civil Procedure Rule 62.2], 72 Rev. Jur. UPR 163 (2003)
  • Que Descanse en Paz: La Causa de Acción por Difamación de Personas Fallecidas [May it Rest in Peace: Causes of Action for Defamatory Comments on the Dead], 70 Rev. Jur. UPR 917 (2001)
  • Perdón si es que te he faltado: retractaciones en casos de difamación [Retractions and the Law of Defamation], 68 Rev. Jur. UPR 635 (1999)
  • Prueba de referencia, el derecho a confrontación y el abuso sexual de menores: Algunas consideraciones constitucionales [Hearsay and the Right to Confront and Accuser in Sexual Abuse of Minors Cases], 56 Rev. Jur. UPR 373 (1987)

Otras Publicaciones

En inglés

  • Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and the Duty of Confidentiality, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals ( ____ 2017)
  • Should Attorneys be Concerned About Avvo’s Legal Services? – An Update, @Law, The Magazine ( _____ 2017)
  • Injured Spectator vs The Chicago Cubs; Will This Be the Case That Establishes a New Rule?, J. Marshall L. Rev. Forum, October 16, 2017
  • Should Attorneys Be Concerned About Avvo’s Legal Services?, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals (Summer 2017)
  • Ethical Issues Related to Flat Fees, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals (Spring 2017)
  • Flat Fees: Earned, Unearned or Both?, Ohio Lawyer, Vol. 30, No. 4, page 14 (July/August 2016)
  • Is it ethical to use “crowdfunding” to finance the practice of law?, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals (Summer 2016)
  • My Cousin Vinny and the Future of Legal Eduction, The NALS Docket, (Spring 2016)
  • Puerto Rico considers adopting new Code of Ethics, AALS Section of Professional Responsibility Newsletter, May 2015
  • Cloudy with a chance of ethical problems: Cloud computing and the practice of law, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals (Winter 2014-15)
  • Do the rules of professional conduct apply to non-lawyer professionals?, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals (Fall 2014)
  • Lawyers Guardians: A Conflict of Interest, AALS Section of Professional Responsibility Newsletter, November 2013
  • Confusing the Roles of Lawyers and Guardians: A System of Juvenile Injustice, @Law, The Magazine of the Association of Legal Professionals, (Winter 2013-14)
  • Legal Education in the United States: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same, 3(1) Barco de Papel 15 (2005)
  • Attorney-Client Relationship in American Legal Ethics, Conference Papers on Professional Ethics, Acta Universitatis Brunensis 47 (1996)
  • Some Thoughts on Media Ethics, Conference Papers on Professional Ethics, Acta Universitatis Brunensis 111 (1996)

En español

  • Quílez Velar v. Ox Bodies, Inc: Oportunidad perdida para corregir la doctrina de la solidaridad en casos de inmunidad [Quílez Velar v. Ox Bodies, Inc.: A Missed Opportunity to Fix the Joint and Several Liability Doctrine in Cases of Immunity], Microjuris.com, January 16, 2018
  • La falta de lógica del nuevo término prescriptivo para acciones disciplinarias [The Lack of Logic of the New Statute of Limitations for Disciplinary Actions], Microjuris.com, May 19, 2016
  • Comentarios sobre la profesión y el profesionalismo [Comments on the profession and the concept of professionalism], Ley y Foro, No. 2, 2009, p. 1
  • Responsabilidad civil extracontractual y el borrador de la Comisión de Revisión del Código Civil [Tort law and the effort to revise of the Civil Code of Puerto Rico], Ley y Foro, No. 2, 2007, p. 4
  • Profesión, una entrevista [The Profession: An Interview], Ley y Foro, No. 2, 2007, p. 1
  • Observaciones sobre la educación jurídica en la Universidad de Puerto Rico [Some thoughts on legal education at the University of Puerto Rico], Acción de Clase, Dec. 2001, p. 7
  • Libertad de prensa y divorcio [Freedom of the press and divorce law], El Nuevo Dia, August 10, 2001