Erica T. Kagan

TKG 2014_very smallErica T. Kagan, Esq. is Counsel at The Kurland Group. She received a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University in 2005 and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2008.

At Brooklyn Law School, Erica served as an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow, the Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Co-Chair of OutLaws, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

She also published a Note entitled “Morality v. Reality: The struggle to effectively fight HIV/AIDS and respect human rights” analyzing various approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention worldwide.

Erica has worked with a number of non-profit advocacy organizations, including Empire State Pride Agenda, Amnesty International, and NARAL Pro-Choice New York. She has also worked with the New York Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Rights Project and South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project.

Erica is a former co-chair of the Young Leaders Council of the LGBT Community Center of New York and member of the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cornell University LGBT Alumni Association, and a member of the Advisory Board of the New Leaders Council, the Board of Directors of the Human Ecology Alumni Association, and the Advisory Board of the LGBT Law Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG).

Erica is a member of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association, as well as a member of the Park Slope Food Coop.

Educational Background
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2008; Cornell University, B.S., 2005.

Court Admissions
State of New York
District of Columbia
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States

Legal Honors/Awards
Oxford University Press Law Division Award; CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure I; and the Sandy Pollack Award of the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission.

Legal Publications
Morality v. Reality: The struggle to effectively fight HIV/AIDS and respect human rights, 32 Brook. J. Int’l L. 1201 (2007).