Faculty Achievements 2009

Faculty Achievements 2009

December 2009

The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology Sheldon Halpern delivered a talk on the "U.S. Experience with Fair Use" at the Radzyner School of Law in Herzliya, Israel, on Dec. 21, as well as a roundtable presentation on the issues of "Trademark, Publicity and Property Rights" on Dec. 24.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman delivered four presentations at universities in Germany between Dec. 1 and 10, including "Was the Abolitionist John Brown America's First Terrorist?" at Heidelberg University and "Terrorism int the Transatlantic Context: Cultural and Economic Implications and Solutions" at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

Professor Rosemary Queenan delivered a CLE on legal writing for attorneys for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, as well as a CLE on decision writing for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Bureau of Special Hearings.

Professor Lenise Herbert addressed the subject of when free speech crosses the line into cyberbullying, harassment and hate crime at the community forum "Online... Crossing the Line: Cyberbullying, Cyberhate, Cybercrime" on Dec. 7. 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel and Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Justices and Clerks of the Appellate Division, Third Department and the Clerks of the New York Court of Appeals on Dec. 3. 

November 2009

Professor Anthony Paul Farley presented "Abolition: A Call for an Absolute End to Prison" at Touro Law on Nov. 19. 

Professor Patrick Connors and Hon. Joseph P. Sullivan presented the Report and recommendations of the New York State Bar Association's Special Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct to the Association's Executive Committee and House of Delegates on Nov. 6 and 7. Professor Connors is the Reporter for the Special Committee, which is recommending that New York State adopt a Code of Judicial Conduct similar to the 2007 ABA Code of Judicial Conduct. Professor Connors presented a New York Disclosure Update at the New York State Court of Claims Annual Law Clerks Conference held in Albany on Nov. 12. Professor Connors presented a program on Ethics, Ex Parte Interviews and the Aftermath of the Court of Appeals Decision in Arons to the New York State Medical Defense Bar Association at its meeting held in New York City on Nov. 17. He also presented a program on Ethics for Trial Lawyers to the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association in Albany on Nov. 20.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman delivered the presentation "Jews and Other Minorities in New Netherland and Early New York: The Beginning of Religious Freedom in America" at the conference "Cities in Revolt: The Dutch-American Atlantic Ca. 1650-1815" at Columbia University on Nov. 13.

Professor Timothy Lytton discussed his book, Holding Bishops Accountable, as the featured speaker at the "Books at the Bar" lecture series at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on Nov. 5.

October 2009

Professor Rosemary Queenan presented a CLE on advanced legal writing for attorneys at an Albany Law School Public Service Program.

Professor Donna Young presented "America's New Class Warfare?" at The Economics of Vulnerability: Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2009, University of Buffalo Law School, Oct. 23-24, 2009.

Professor Patrick Connors narrated an "Ethics Play" at the New York State Bar Association's Eleventh Annual Institute on Public Utility Law in Albany on Oct. 16. The production, which included an update on the new New York Rules of Professional Conduct, also starred Albany Law School Trustee J.K. Hage in the lead role. Professor Connors also presented a program on recent developments in disclosure to the Judges of the New York Court of Claims at the annual Court of Claims Judges' Association Meeting in Montauk, N.Y., on Oct. 9. He co-presented a program on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (Effective April 1, 2009) to the Justices and Clerks of the Appellate Division, Third Department and the Clerks of the New York Court of Appeals on Oct. 1. 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel and Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Suffolk County Bar Association on Oct. 14. 

September 2009

Professor Stephen Clark delivered the keynote address "Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution: The Tension Between Law and Statemanship" at Siena College's Constitution Day on Sept. 23.

Professor Raymond Brescia participated in a panel discussion on "Consumer Protection through Product Regulation" at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's conference on "Consumer Protection in Financial Product Markets" on Sept. 11.

August 2009

Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented a Public Health Policy and Ethics Practicum at the Summer Clinical Ethics Capstone sponsored by the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College on Aug. 5 and 7.

Professor Alicia Ouellette presented "Health Information Technology as Health Reform" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, on Aug. 5.

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin participated in a panel on "Innovative Teaching and Research Strategies for Land Use and Development Law" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, on Aug. 5.

Professor Keith Hirokawa participated in a panel on "A Whole New Land Use Law: Teaching New Urbanism, Smart Growth, Green Building and the Laws that Govern Them" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, on Aug. 5.

Professor Patrick Connors moderated a panel on the "'New' New York Racing Association (NYRA)" at the Annual Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Aug. 4. The panel included the President and CEO of NYRA, Charles Hayward; New York Times sports columnist Bill Finley; trainer Rick Violette; and NYRA's General Counsel, Patrick Kehoe.

July 2009

Professor Patrick Connors presented a program on the new Rules of Professional Conduct and a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York State Bar Association's Trial Lawyers Section at their Annual Summer Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 20. He presented a program on the new Rules of Professional Conduct to the New York State Defenders Association at their Annual Meeting and Conference in Saratoga Springs on July 27.

Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law Stephen Gottlieb presented "The Life Cycle of Democracy and Constitutional Law" at the 21st World Congress of the International Political Science Association at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, on July 14.

June 2009

Professor Patrick Connors and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Onondaga County Bar Association on June 26.

Professor Patrick Connors was a panelist on the New York State Bar Association's program entitled "Ethics in the Wake of the New Rules of Professional Conduct" held in Albany on June 12. He also presented a program on the new New York Rules of Professional Conduct to the Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers Association in New York City on June 18.

Professor Alicia Ouellette presented "Shaping Parental Authority over Children's Bodies, from PGM to Plastic Surgery" at the Case Western School of Law's 32d Annual Health Law Professors Conference on June 5.

May 2009

Professor Alicia Ouellette presented "Preimplantation Genetic Modification of Embryos" at the Law and Society Association Meeting in Denver on May 30.

Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum attended a conference in Topeka, Kansas, from May 18 to 20 for authors of an upcoming Context and Practice Casebook series to be published by Carolina Academic Press. She will be a contributing author for a casebook in this series, Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation: Roles of the Courts, Attorneys, and Administrators.

Professor Patrick Connors and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Rockland County Bar Association on May 1. On May 8, they presented a New York Practice Program to the managing attorneys of dozens of New York City law firms at the offices of Sullivan and Cromwell.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman presented on "Race and the Constitution" at The Free Institutions Program of the Baruch School of Public Affairs at The City University of New York on May 4. The topic of the two-day program was "Is the American Constitution Obsolete?" 

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin participated in a land use teleconference for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. She spoke on the subject of ethics in land use planning and decision making. She also spoke for an American Bar Association teleconference on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), providing a summary of recent case law and current developments.

April 2009

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman was elected to the membership of the American Antiquarian Society, an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Mass. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. He was also a panelist on the topic of "Making History: A Tribute to John Hope Franklin" at Princeton University on April 20.

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin, at the invitation of the Government of Catalunya, delivered a paper on affordable housing in the United States at the Institut d'Estudios Autonomics, a research institute for the Department de Realcions Institucuonals i Participacio in Barcelona, Spain. Law professors from the University of Jaen and the University of Barcelona participated, along with the Secretary of Housing for the Cataluyna government. Her paper will be published later this year by the Institut.

Professor Alicia Ouellette presented "The Role of Professional Conscience in Healthcare" as the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Schenectady County Bar Association,  Schenectady County Medical Association, and Schenectady County Dental Association on April 2.

Professor Patrick Connors and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Albany County Bar Association on April 17.

Professor Patrick Connors presented a program on the new Rules of Professional Conduct to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, on April 25. On April 29, he presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Broome County Bar Association in Binghamton, N.Y.

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin began contributing to the Albany Times Union's "Voices" blog, in which leading thinkers offer insight into ideas and trends that affect Capital Region communities and citizens. She also participated in the annual meeting of the American Planning Association in Minneapolis, teaching a full-day workshop on the "Quest for Green Development," as well as participating in a panel discussion on community benefits agreements.

March 2009

Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum and Rosemary Queenan presented "A New Approach to Helping Students Navigate the Rocky Mountain of Persuasive Facts" at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference in Tempe, Ariz., on March 13.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman delivered a series of lectures on "The Supreme Court and the Peculiar Institution: Marshall, Story, Taney, and the Defense of Slavery" as part of the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. 

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin was elected Vice Chair of the State and Local Government Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She spoke at Hoftsra Law School's "Energy and the Environment: Empowering Consumers" conference on March 20 on a panel entitled "Over-empowered consumers? NIMBY and Alternative Energy." She also presented on the subject of community benefit agreements at the Brooklyn Law School Sparer Symposium on March 27.

Professor Alicia Ouellette moderated the panel discussion "Regulating the Cure: A Symposium on the Legal Regulation of Off-Label Drug Use" at Albany Law School on March 27.

February 2009

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin gave a presentation to the Center for Economic Growth's Capital Region Local Government Council on the subject of local governments and climate change initiatives on Feb. 24.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman delivered a presentation on John Brown as part of the University of Mary Washington's 2009 Chappell Lecture Series on Feb. 24. 

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin delivered papers at the William & Mary Environmental Law Journal Symposium and the Houston Energy & Environmental Law Review Symposium. She also delivered two presentations at the Annual Meeting for the Association of Towns in New York City on Climate Change for Town Attorneys and on the Attorney General's Voluntary Wind Ethics Code for Wind Farm Developers.

Government Law Center Executive Director Bennett Liebman delivered a speech on developments in the law governing exclusions of patrons and licensees in horse racing to the board of directors of Harness Tracks of America at their annual convention on Feb. 3.

January 2009

Professor Patrick Connors and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute ("NYSTLI") at New York University School of Law on Jan. 31.

Professor Patrick Connors moderated a program on ethics for the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal litigation section at the State Bar's Annual Meeting in New York City on Jan. 28.

Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law Ira Bloom was elected chair of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Associate Dean Patricia Salkin was reappointed to the Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council for a second consecutive three-year term. She was also appointed to the College Council of Empire State College, State University of New York, by Governor David Paterson. 

Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented a Public Health Policy and Ethics Practicum at the Alden March Bioethics Insitute Clinical Ethics Capstone at Albany Medical College on Jan. 15 and 17. 

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman delivered a presentation on "Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and Jewish History" to the Congregation B'nai Sholom in Albany on Jan. 16.