Richard Brodsky received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.
His career in public service includes a 28-year tenure in the New York State Assembly. He serves as a Senior Fellow of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Administration and he has chaired New York’s committees on Investigations, Environmental Conservation, and Corporations.
His work has focused on economic and social justice, the integrity of public institutions, the preservation of the environment, the integrity of the art market and the museum world, the closure of dangerous nuclear facilities and the links between legislative bodies and the public. In addition, Richard successfully litigated public issues concerning the constitutional separation of powers, abusive practices by public utilities, election law, environmental protection, and First Amendment freedoms.