Faculty Achievements 2010

December 2010

Associate Dean and Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law Patricia Salkin attended the White House Forum on Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 15.

Professor Patrick Connors presented an ethics program on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct to the Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers Association in Mineola, N.Y., on Dec. 15.

Professor Michael Hutter presented his paper "Attorney-Client Privilege and Waiver: An Overview and Discussion of Emerging and Related Issues" to New York state legislative counsel and staffers on Dec. 8.

November 2010

Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen participated in a panel on "Settlement Counsel: What You Should Know About an Emerging Area of Law Practice" for the New York City Bar on Nov. 16.

Professor Elizabeth Renuart participated in a panel on "Advanced Truth in Lending Rescission Issues: Judicial Developments" at the National Consumer Law Center's Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Boston on Nov. 13.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman presented on "Race and the Law" as a keynote speaker at Monmouth University's Interdisciplinary Conference on Race on Nov. 11.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Susan Feathers was appointed to the planning committee of the American Bar Association 2011 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference, where she will also be presenting and moderating a panel on statewide pro bono projects.

Associate Dean and Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law Patricia Salkin was named to the transition team for New York State Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman.

Professor Raymond Brescia discussed the unequal distribution of wealth in the United States at a conference, "The United States of Inequality: Causes, Costs and Consequences," hosted by the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, on Nov. 1.

October 2010

Associate Dean and Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law Patricia Salkin presented "Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell" at Pace Law School's conference "Rediscovering Sustainable Development Law: In the Community and In Legal Practice" on Oct. 22.

Professor Rosemary Queenan presented on the topic of legal writing for attorneys at an Albany Law School Public Service Workshop Program.

Professor Patrick Connors participated in an ethics presentation for the justices and law clerks of the Appellate Division, Third Department, titled "It Really Happened-The Ethics Game Show" in Albany on Oct. 8.

Professor Robert Heverly participated in a panel on "Federal Universal Service Reforms and Broadband Deployment" for the Federal Communications Bar Association's New York chapter on Oct. 6.

Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law Timothy Lytton presented "The Legal System, the Catholic Church and the Clergy Abuse Issue" as part of Southern Vermont College's Citizenship through Empowerment lecture series on Oct. 4.

September 2010

Professor Keith Hirokawa's paper, "Three Stories About Nature: Property, the Environment, and Ecosystem Services," was selected for presentation at the Natural Resources Law session at the AALS Annual Meeting in January. 

Professor Danshera Cords presented as part of a panel on "Social Justice: Teaching and Service Through Scholarship" at the Central States Law Schools Association's Annual Meeting on Sept. 24. She presented her paper "Lien on Me: Virtual Debtors Prisons, The Practical Effects of Tax Liens and Proposals for Reform" at the Central State Law Schools Association's Annual Meeting on Sept. 25.

Professor Elizabeth Renuart presented "Standing to Sue in Foreclosure Cases and Establishing the Owner and Holder of Mortgages and Notes" as part of a series of webinars underwritten by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal/Housing Trust Fund Corporation on Sept. 24.

President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy Paul Finkelman presented "Fugitive Slaves and Undocumented Aliens: Is the Arizona Immigration a Replay of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?" at Indiana University Northwest on Sept. 21.

Professor Raymond Brescia presented on combating credit discrimination and ensuring fair and impartial access to credit through data analysis, the establishment of new policies and disparate impact litigation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on Sept. 20.

Associate Dean and Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law Patricia Salkin participated in the panel "Green Building Codes and Ordinances: Challenges and Opportunities for Property Owners and Local Governments" for the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law on Sept. 15.

Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen moderated a teleconference on the advantages and disadvantages of caucusing in mediation for the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution on Sept. 14. The conference featured Robert Mnookin, Director of  Harvards Program on Negotiation, and David Hoffman, Esq., Founder of the Boston Law Collaborative, LLC.

Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law Ira Mark Bloom participated in the NYSBA webcast "New York's Power of Attorney Law after the August 2010 Technical Corrections Bill" on Sept. 8.

August 2010

Professor Rosemary Queenan presented on the topic of legal writing for attorneys at an Albany Law School Public Service Workshop Program.