Albany Law School will delay opening until 11am due to the weather.
Gregory N. Mandel, Associate Professor of Law, was named Albany Law School's new, a newly created position for the school.
Mandel, who was also promoted to Professor of Law, will be responsible for directing and fostering the research and scholarship mission of the Albany Law School faculty.
"Professor Mandel will help nurture a culture of scholarship and work to increase the quality, visibility, and quantity of scholarship produced by Albany Law School's faculty," said President and Dean Thomas F. Guernsey.
"Many faculty members are already engaged in top-flight research and I look forward to working to enhance the attention and recognition that our scholarship receives, as well as working with my colleagues to improve our work and our reputation," said Mandel.
Mandel specializes in intellectual property, biotechnology and nanotechnology law, and environmental and natural resources law. He is a member of an American Bar Association working group briefing the Environmental Protection Agency on arising nanotechnology issues; the Advisory Board of Albany Law School's Science and Technology Law Center; and the faculty of the Alden March Bioethics Institute.
Mandel has published over a dozen articles and book chapters, including pieces in the William and Mary Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, and a leading American Bar Association text. He has presented his work internationally at more than 15 law schools. Mandel is ranked among the "Top 400 Law Authors" based on total new downloads on the Social Science Research Network.
Before joining the Law School in 2001, Mandel had been an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where his practice included a broad range of domestic and international transactional matters and litigation in environmental law. He was a law clerk for Judge Jerome Farris, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle, Washington, and prior to his career in law, he worked on the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mandel received his juris doctor degree from Stanford Law School in 1996, where he was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. He received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1991 with a double major in astronomy and physics.