A day after a federal judge denied the City's request to delay her stop-and-frisk reforms, Judge Shira Scheindlin has created an "Academic Advisory Council" made up of a dozen professors to assist in the institution of the changes.

"To help the facilitator and the monitor in their challenging tasks, I am appointing an Academic Advisory Council consisting of professors from area law schools," Scheindlin wrote in a filing obtained by the Daily News. The federal monitor Judge Scheindlin appointed is former NYC Corporation Counsel Peter Zimroth, while the facilitator is Nicholas Turner, the president of the Vera Institute of Justice.

Four of the council members are from Columbia Law School, two are from Yale, two more with CUNY Law, while the chair is I. Bennett Capers of Brooklyn Law School.

The Daily News refers to the professors' employers as "fancy Ivy league institutions," but fails to mention that NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly holds a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School. The department has played up its connection to Harvard, culminating in a flattering 2011 profile of the NYPD's Harvard grads in the Kennedy School's magazine [PDF].

The second part of Judge Scheindlin's opinion [PDF] in last month's ruling lays out her remedies. Those include "immediate changes" to the NYPD's implementation of stop-and-frisk, such as revisions to NYPD training materials, more thorough documentation of stops through a new form and better and more thorough activity log records, as well as a better standard for the NYPD's supervising officers to assess the constitutionality of the stops their subordinates are making.

The facilitator will work with the NYPD and the academic council in a mediation process to develop the reforms. Longer-term changes include a trial run of body-worn cameras in the precinct in each borough that saw the highest number of stops.

Stops overall have seen a significant decline in 2013, while violent crime also continues to plunge.