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Albany Law School today recognized three outstanding members of the faculty for excellence in the categories of scholarship, teaching, and service.
Professors Ray Brescia, Christine Sgarlata Chung, and Sarah Rogerson received the annual awards, which were announced at the law school's 166th Commencement Ceremony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Professor Ray Brescia received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. During the past two years alone, Professor Brescia has published: five law review articles; an academic book,
HOW CITIES WILL SAVE THE WORLD (co-editor); three book chapters; and scores of articles and blog posts for The Huffington Post, Medium and other news outlets. An expert on issues of government regulation and social inequality, Professor Brescia also has an additional four law review articles forthcoming this year, and has co-authored several amicus briefs in federal court cases litigating the executive order on immigration.
Professor Christine Sgarlata Chung received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Chung, whose courses include Business Organizations and Contracts I and II, was described by her students as "a guiding light," "truly one of the best parts of Albany Law," and "a lifetime mentor" who expects excellence and challenges those in her classroom to reach beyond their goals. Professor Chung joined Albany Law's faculty in 2007 and is currently co-director of the Institute for Financial Market Regulation, a collaborative project of Albany Law School and the University at Albany.
Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service for her work impacting the law school, as well as the local, state, and international communities. As director of the Law Clinic & Justice Center and its Immigration Law Clinic, Professor Rogerson trained and supervised students who provided direct representation to detained and non-detained immigrants, and has organized and participated in training hundreds of lawyers and advocates to further assist immigrant families. She also provided meaningful service on faculty committees and working groups, and has been a leader on collaborative projects to improve access to justice.