Robert Salkin '10 Wins Client Counseling Competition

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Date: 11/24/2008

Robert Salkin '10

Robert Salkin '10 emerged as the winner of the 2008 Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition. 

The competition, held annually at Albany Law School, simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, conduct an interview with a person playing the role of a potential client with a hypothetical legal situation.

David Fooden '10 was the other finalist, and Ken McCauley '10 and Krupa Shah '10 were the semifinalists. Nineteen students competed in the event, which was judged by 20 local attorneys. In addition, 27 first-year students participated by acting as the potential client in exchanges with competitors.

The competition is dedicated to the legacy and memory of the late Donna Jo Morse '91, who remained at Albany Law School upon graduation to teach Introduction to Lawyering to first-year students. She also co-directed the Swyer Workshops, an academic program that was created to enhance law student success, and she was awarded the Kate Stoneman Award in 1996 for her tenacity, dedication and devotion to her students and for promoting excellence in legal education.