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(Mahwah) – The Center for Business and Public Policy at Ramapo College of New Jersey has planned two symposia for the fall 2003 semester. The first, Litigation and the Economy,” scheduled September 25, will feature John Stossel, co-host of ABC’s 20/20, as guest speaker. In addition, a panel will be moderated by the Honorable Andrew P. Napolitano, a member of the Center’s board and a Fox News senior judicial analyst and former New Jersey Superior Court judge. Bruce Siminoff, author of The Liberty Crisis and Victim: Caught in the Environmental Web and chairman of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, will speak on Environmental Rules, Laws and Litigation.”

Panel participants will include Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Rule of Lawyers: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America’s Rule of Law; William Schetlick, Esq., a member of the New Jersey and New York state bars, author of dozens of articles on law and public policy, and editor of the soon-to-be published Hornbook of American Constitutional Law and Anthony N. Iannarelli, Jr., Esq., an experienced trial and appellate practitioner who provides legal assistance to businesses and individuals on issues such as contract disputes, environmental and tax claims and general commercial litigation.

The symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College. Siminoff will speak at 10:15 a.m., the panel is at 11:30 a.m. and Stossel’s address is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Please register by September 10 by fax, 201.684.7957, or e-mail,

A second symposium, to be held the evening of December 4, will be an annual event at the College to be known as The Ramapo Roundtable: Business and Financial Outlook. In this forum, board members as well as other analysts will discuss the coming year’s prospects for business and the financial markets. Panelists will include stock market analysts, economists, bankers and business executives.

The new Center, which focuses on taxation, health care, education and business regulation, hosts colloquia, workshops, conferences and other programs, and will publish journals and papers. These offer a wide range of thought and varying perspectives on topics that influence economic and social well being, both in the state and the nation. Center Fellows and invited experts participate in the programs and publications of the Center.

Dr. Murray Sabrin, professor of finance in the School of Administration and Business at Ramapo College, serves as the Center’s executive director. Sabrin’s op-ed articles have appeared in The Record (Hackensack, NJ), The Newark Star Ledger, and Business News. His essays have also appeared in Commerce Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Privatization Review, and He is the author of Tax Free 2000: The Rebirth of American Liberty. Sabrin’s Internet column appears every Tuesday on He is writing a book on politics and culture.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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