Professor Patrick Connors presented a program on recent developments in New York ethics to the Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers Association in Mineola, N.Y., on Dec. 13.
President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was named to the list of the top 100 most influential black attorneys working in government, academics, and the public and private sectors. This is the second consecutive year Dean Andrews has been named as a Power 100 honoree by the organization On Being a Black Lawyer.
Professor Rosemary Queenan participated in the
panel "Replicating the Practice Environment in Law School" as part of
a legal writing conference at New York Law School on Dec. 7, 2012.
Professor Alexandra Harrington delivered a presentation on national and international human rights at the First Annual Health & Human Rights Week, sponsored by the Institute for Health & Human Rights at the University at Albany, on Dec. 6, 2012.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, gave a public lecture titled "Is the Supreme Court a Friend of the Jews" at the College of Jewish Studies in Binghamton, N.Y., on Dec. 6. The College of Jewish Studies is a coalition between the Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University and various local institutions, including the Jewish Federation of Binghamton and the Jewish Community Center.
Professor Patrick Connors and John R. Higgitt '01, Principal Court Attorney to the Administrative Judge of Bronx County, presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Judges and Law Clerks of the Bronx County Supreme Court at the courthouse on Dec. 6, 2012.
Professor Keith Hirokawa delivered a presentation on environment and health at the First Annual Health & Human Rights Week, sponsored by the Institute for Health & Human Rights at the University at Albany, on Dec. 4, 2012.
Professor Gerald Rock
participated on the panel "Going Pro: Transitioning Students from
Social to Professional Correspondence" for the Legal Writing Institute conference at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus.
Professor Alexandra Harrington, along with her research assistant, Nicole Camuti '13, presented via a paper via Skype, "The Future Implications of Recent Free Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property Rights," to the Conference on International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law at Arizona State University on Dec. 1, 2012. The conference, sponsored by the American Society of International Law's Intellectual Property Law Interest Group and the International Law Association (American Branch), focused on cross-border elements of international intellectual property law. The presentation discussed discernible trends regarding intellectual property in recent U.S.-based free trade agreements and similar trends across the remaining global free trade agreement system.
Professor Elizabeth Renuart was invited to serve as an adviser for the American Law Institute's project on "Restatement of the Third Law, Consumer Contracts." The first meeting for the project will take place in New York City on Nov. 30, 2012.
Professor Dorothy E. Hill moderated a panel on the film Compliance at the Saratoga Film Forum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Nov. 30, 2012.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered a presentation titled "Was Abraham Lincoln the Great Emancipator" at The University of North Carolina at Greemsboro on Nov. 29, 2012.
Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette delivered a presentation at the symposium "Freedom of Choice at the End of Life: Patients' Rights in a Shifting Legal and Political Landscape" at New York Law School on Nov. 16, 2012.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Professor of Law and Public Policy, gave a talk at "Lincoln and the Dakota War of 1862 - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" for The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia and The U.S. Capitol History Society on Nov. 15, 2012.
Professor Paul Finkelman delivered the talk, "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Problem of Ending Slavery," on Nov. 14,, 2012, at Duke Law School's Robert R. Wilson Lecture.
Professor David Pratt participated in a Health Law Society panel on the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 12, 2012.
Professor Sarah Rogerson, at Hofstra Law’s symposium called “Immigrants and the Family Court,” presented her research on a panel titled “How Undocumented Status Affects Children and Families,” on Friday, Nov. 9. The presentation was based on a paper Professor Rogerson wrote for an upcoming Family Court Review.
Professor Elizabeth Renuart will speak at Harvard Law School on Nov. 9, 2012, at their conference entitled "Community Responses to the Foreclosure Crisis: Strategies Beyond the Settlement.” She will be part of a panel session called "The Foreclosure Crisis Now: The Damage Done and the Road Ahead."
Professor Ira Bloom will participate in the panel "The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker" at the Sophisticated Trusts and Estates Law Institute in New York City on Nov. 9, 2012. The panel will discuss key topical estate planning issues from the differing perspectives of a banker, an accountant and a lawyer.
Professor Christian Sundquist will speak at the Facing Race national conference in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 17, 2012, where he will share his views on racial justice in the 21st Century.
Professor David Pratt delievered a talk on Medicare for the New York State Defenders' Association on Oct. 31, 2012. He also gave a pension update at the New York Employee Benefits Conference on Oct. 18, 2012.
President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was elected to
the board of directors for the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) at the
organization’s annual member meeting in Schenectady, N.Y., on Oct. 24.
Professor Christine Chung participated in a panel at a symposium on "Financial Transparency and the Role of Government" at the University at Albany on Oct. 23, 2012.
Professor Timothy Lytton made a presentation on kosher certification and private regulation in the food industry to faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Oct. 22, 2012. The next day he presented to students on the public policy implications of tort litigation.
Professor Stephen Gottlieb, Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law, gave a talk at "The 2012 Elections, What’s at Stake?" for the Union of University Professors Capital District Region Committee On Active Retired Membership at the University at Albany on Oct. 2, 2012. He also participated in a panel on "Is all Politics Religious? Let’s Discuss it,” for the Sid Albert Interfaith Panel Discussion at the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary at The College of St. Rose on Oct. 22, 2012, moderated by Dr. Alan Chartock and recorded for airing on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio.
Professor Deborah Kearns delivered a presentation on "For Treasury Charity Starts at Home: Treasury’s New Interpretation of the Fiduciary Income Tax Charitable Deductions" at the Central States Law Schools Association 2012 Annual Conference in Cleveland on Oct. 20.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered a talk for the Wepner Symposium on the Lincoln Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship at the University of Illinois Springfield on Oct. 19.
Also on Oct. 19, presented on the topic "Freedom Suits, the Dred Scott Decision, and How the 19th century Case Remains Relevant to Contemporary Constitutional Issues" for the Missouri Bar.
On Oct. 12, Professor Finkelman delivered the keynote presentation on "Sometimes War is the Only Answer: Mr. Madison's Message in 1812" at the symposium "War Hawks: The United States and the War of 1812" in Milan.
On Oct. 4, he delivered "Frederick Douglass' Constitution" at Indiana University's symposium titled "Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass."
Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York City Managing Attorneys and Clerks at the law offices of Sidley Austin LLP in New York City on Oct. 19.
On Oct. 5, hr presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Judges of the New York Court of Claims at the Annual Court of Claims Judges’ Association Meeting in Cooperstown, N.Y.
On Oct. 3, Professor Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Suffolk Academy of Law in Hauppauge, N.Y.
Professor Laurie Shanks delivered a talk for a faculty luncheon at the University of Arkansas Bowen School of Law. Professor Shanks shared exercises she has developed to engage law students in a discussion of diversity and cultural competency that will help prepare them to be professional and competent attorneys in our increasingly complex world.
Professor Michael Hutter gave a presentation on "Expert Testimony and Related Discovery Issues at the annual meeting of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Oct. 10, 2012. He also delivered his annual updates on Evidence and No Fault/Serious Injury for the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers on Oct. 5, 2012.
Professor Sarah Rogerson presented her article "Due Diligence Defined: The Potential of Municipal Tort Liability for Failed Enforcement of Orders of Protection" at CUNY School of Law on Oct. 10, 2012. The paper is soon to be published in the American Journal of Gender, Social Policy & Law.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Professor of Law and Public Policy, participated in a panel for "The Life and Legal Thought of Derrick Bell Symposium" at Western New England School of Law on Sept. 28.
Professor Finkelman delivered the featured lecture "The District's First Political Trial: The Oberlin Fugitive Slave Case" for "Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the Northern District of Ohio" at the University of Akron School of Law on Sept. 27.
On September 21, he presented "Was Lincoln the Great Emancipator? Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, at the Manoa Campus at the University of Hawaii.
He also delivered the talk “Ending Slavery under a Pro-slavery Constitution: Was the Emancipation Proclamation Constitutional?” at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Sept. 19 to commemorate Constitution Day and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
He spoke about emancipation at the event "Lincoln, War, and the Constitution" for The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia on Sept. 15, and he discussed "Civil Rights and the Constitution before the Civil War" as part of the Rockford Public Schools Freedom Project on Sept. 8, as well as "Leading Change from the Political Arena to the Sports Arena" for the Chicago Federal Leadership Program on Sept. 6.
Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, discussed "The Spaceship & the Cross: Derrick Bell's Existentialism" during a panel for "The Life and Legal Thought of Derrick Bell Symposium" at Western New England School of Law on Sept. 28.
Professor Keith Hirokawa discussed "The Development of Federal Environmental Law" on a panel for "Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the Northern District of Ohio" at the University of Akron School of Law on Sept. 27.
Professor Patrick Connors, who chairs New York State’s Racing Fan Advisory Council, appeared on Capital OTB Network’s Track Facts program on Aug. 26 to discuss the Council’s work.
On August 30, he chaired a Q&A session that the Council hosted for racing fans at Saratoga Race Course.
He also presented a New York Civil Practice Update at Albany Law School’s CLE in Saratoga Program in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 10.
Professor Sheldon Halpern, Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law & Technology, is leading a working group on intellectual property issues as part of a project supported by a two-year federal grant to explore the impact of digital technology on the collection, preservation and dissemination of oral history. The "Oral History in the Digital Age" project is based at Michigan State University in conjunction with the American Folklore Society at the Library of Congress. Professor Halpern also wrote an essay, "A Shifting Paradigm: Intellectual Property Issues for Oral History in the Digital Age," published as part of the final project documents.
Professor Michael Hutter presented two sessions on Evidence, Torts and Negligence at Albany Law School’s CLE in Saratoga Program in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 10.
Professor Patrick Connors
presented a New York Civil Practice Update and an Ethics Update to the
New York State Bar Association's Trial Lawyers Section at its Annual
Summer Meeting in Woodstock, Vt., on July 30.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered a talk on "Baseball and the Rule of Law" to the NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section on July 30.
Professor Paul Finkelman,
President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public
Policy, delivered a series of lectures in China over two weeks this
month, spanning such topics as U.S. constitutional law, the Bill of
Rights, human rights, and corruption in sports. He spoke at the Peking
University Law School and the Chinese University of Politics and Law,
among other locations.
Professor Melissa Breger was
appointed by Presiding Justice Karen Peters to the Advisory Committee,
Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Office of Attorneys for
Children.Professor Elizabeth Renuart
delivered a presentation on "Who Can Enforce the Loan Note" via a
webinar sponsored by the Empire Justice Center for non-profit and
private lawyers who represent homeowners in foreclosure cases.
Professor Alexandra Harrington
presented her paper "The Expansion of Transnational Corporations and
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Over Acts of Corruption: Solving the
Paradox Through Corporate Social Responsibility" at the 2012 Australia
New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) conference, held in
Wellington, New Zealand, from July 5 to 7.
Professor Michael Hutter has
delivered the following presentations since the close of the spring
semester: an update on New York tort law developments before a joint
meeting of the Albany, Oneida and Onondaga Bar Associations; an update
on No Fault Developments before the New York Appellate Term Law
Assistants; an update on serious injury before the Nassau and Suffolk
Academies of Law; and a presentation on the admissibility of electronic
evidence before the New York Judicial Institute of Administrative
Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Onondaga County Bar Association on June 15.
Professor Paul Finkelman,
President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public
Policy, co-chaired the conference "The Civil War on Trial: Legal Issues
that Divided a Nation" at Albany Law School from June 7 through 9.
Professor Sheldon Halpern, Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law & Technology, discussed his latest book on Constitutional law and copyright, Playing
Well With Others: Institutional, Constitutional, and Cultural
Constraints on True Harmonization of the Copyright Laws of the EU, the
UK, and the US, for the Arts and Humanities Research Council Centre
for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the
University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He also moderated a panel
session on "Intellectual Property and Access to Knowledge" for the
organization, which will be holding a conference on the theme of "Law
and Transformation" from June 6 through 8.
Professor Alexandra Harrington
delivered a presentation titled "All That You Leave Behind: The
Territorial Relationship of Heritage Defence Sites and Military Bases"
at the Defence Sites: Heritage and Future 2012 conference, sponsored by
the Wessex Institute of Technology, in Portsmouth, UK, on June 6. This
presentation summarized her book chapter by the same name, which has
just been published in the book Defence Sites: Heritage and Future, published by the Wessex Institute of Technology Press.
Professor Danshera Cords
chaired the panel "Administrative Responses to Tax Avoidance" and
presented a paper at the panel "Challenges of Tax Enforcement" at the
2012 International Conference on Law & Society, held in Hawaii June 3
Professor Melissa Breger participated in a panel on
"Re-conceptualising Motherhood" as part of a series of panels on "Care
and Autonomy in the Age of Austerity" at the 2012 International
Conference on Law & Society, held in Hawaii June 3 through 8.
Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum
presented “Four Professional Schools and an Interprofessional Course” at
the Health Law Professors Conference in Tempe, Ariz., on June 8.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered a talk on "Dred Scott and the Southern Argument for Slavery" at the Missouri History Museum on May 31.
Professor Melissa Breger
moderated a roundtable on childhood sexual abuse, co-sponsored by
Albany Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo for Kids
initiative and presented by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (30th
District-Queens), at the Legislative Office Building on May 22.
Professor Elizabeth Renuart participated in a panel
on "Changing Capital Markets, Continuing Foreclosure Crisis: Teaching
U.S. Housing Policy" at the University of Houston Law Center conference
"Teaching Consumer Law in the New Economy" on May 19. She also led a
training titled "Who Owns the Note? Moving Mortgage Loans through the
Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Structure and its Impact on
Standing in Foreclosure Cases" at the Legal Services Learning Center in
New York City on May 7.
Professor Deborah S. Kearns co-organized the American Bar Association Tax Section Annual May Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., on May 12.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley
Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, served as symposium
director for "Creating an Army to Preserve the Nation," the ninth annual
conference in the series "The National Capital in a Nation Divided:
Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and
Slavery," held by The United States Capitol Historical Society on May 3.
Professor C. Benjie Louis
was a co-presenter for "Teaching Investigation/ Investigating Teaching:
Ideas on Developing Persuasive Fact Analysis Techniques for Law
Students" at the AALS 2012 Clinical Legal Education conference on May 2.
Professor Danshera Cords was reappointed as vice
chair of the teaching taxation section of the ABA Tax Section. She is
also chair-elect, and in 2013-14 will begin serving as chair of the
Professor Elizabeth Renuart delivered
a presentation on "Who Owns the Notes and Does it Matter?" at the
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 20th Annual
Conference in San Antonio on April 28.
Professor Melissa Breger presented on "Evidentiary Issues and Trial Strategies in the Effective Representation of Children" at a two-day CLE for the Office of Attorneys for Children, Appellate Division, Third Department on April 27.
Professor Sarah Rogerson,
through her service with the Capital Region Immigration Collaborative,
is on the organizing committee for the forthcoming CLE programs "How to
Obtain BIA Recognition & Accreditation" and "Overview of Citizenship
& Naturalization Law" to be held at Albany Law School on June 8.
Professor Patricia Salkin, Associate Dean and
Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered the
talk “Beyond Environmental Review: Integrating Health Impact Assessment
into Local Land Use Decision Making” as part of the Environmental Law
Distinguished Speaker Series at Widener Law on April 24.
Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen presented a program
on Planned Early Dispute Resolution at the ABA Section of Dispute
Resolution Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. She also moderated the
teleconference "Please Don't Kill the Umpire: Arbitration in Baseball"
for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution on April 5.
Professor Sarah Rogerson presented a paper at the
symposium "Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America: Domesticating
International Law," held at American University Washington College of
Law on April 17.
Professor Mary A. Lynch delivered a presentation on
"An Evaluation of Ten Concerns about Using Outcomes in Legal Education"
for a faculty development workshop at William Mitchell College of Law in
St. Paul, Minn., on April 4.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley
Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered the
presentation "Is the Supreme Court a Friend of the Jews?" at Temple
Concord in Syracuse, N.Y., on April 3.
Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, presented from his forthcoming book, Can You Believe It’s Kosher? Trust, Reputation, and Non-Governmental Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food, as part of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity's seminar series on March 28.
Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered The 2012 John Jay Lecture at the Jay Heritage Center
in Rye, N.Y., on March 25 at 3:00 p.m. His address was titled "Jay is
for Justice: From Slaveholders to Abolitionists, the Jay Family and
Professor Melissa Breger testified for the New York
State Bar Association Task Force on the Family Courts at a public
hearing regarding family court reform in the area of adolescents and
technology on March 22 in Mineola, N.Y.
Professor Christian Sundquist participated in a panel on "Race and Bioethics" at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity's conference " Transforming Race,"
to be held at Ohio State University from March 15 to 17. He will also
serve as a panelist to discuss race and bioethics at the conference " Taking our Pulse: Transformative Advocacy, Scholarship and Praxis" at the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Ala., on March 31.
Professor Anthony Paul Farley delivered a talk on the politics of authenticity in hip-hop at Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law on March 9.
Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen delivered the CLE "Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Everyday Bargaining" for the New York City Bar on March 9.
Professor Sarah Rogerson
delivered a presentation on "The Gender Gap and the Pursuit of Justice:
Overcoming the Barriers" in honor of Women's History Month at a New
York State Bar Association event on March 7.
Professor Alexandra Harrington delivered her paper
“Bases Abroad: The Territorial Relationship Between Military Base and
Host State” at the annual meeting for the Association for Law Property
and Society in Washington, D.C., held March 2-3. Her paper examines the
underlying issues of territorial transfer of military bases abroad to
the control of states in which they are located, particularly in
instances where the base has operated for a long period of time.
Professor Elizabeth Renuart presented
her paper "Balancing Homeowner and Purchaser Tensions in Nonjudicial
Foreclosure States" at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law's
symposium "The Continuing Effects of the Mortgage Crisis on Consumers"
on Feb. 24.
Professor Christian Sundquist delivered a keynote
lecture to the New York State Department of Health as part of the
organization's Black History Month celebrations. Entitled “Affirmative
Action and the Myth of a Post-Racial America,” his lecture took place
from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Wadsworth Auditorium (located within
the Albany's Empire State Plaza) on Feb. 23.
Professor Alexandra Harrington commented
on a paper about issues of property rights for refugees, and she also
participated in workshops addressing issues such as sovereignty rights,
at the Junior International Law Scholars Association meeting at the
University of Georgia at Athens on Feb. 10. The conference brings
together scholars of international law from a variety of disciplines to
discuss their research and work together in a collegial setting.
Professor Patrick Connors was appointed as reporter
to the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Nonlawyer
Ownership. The task force is studying proposals of the American Bar
Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 to allow nonlawyers to own
interests in law firms. The task force is comprised of 29 lawyers and
judges from throughout the state and is chaired by Stephen P. Younger
Professor Melissa Breger joined
the 2012-13 Curriculum Development Committee for the Third Department,
Appellate Division, Office of Attorneys for Children on Feb. 8.
Professor Breger will also speak at the CLE "Introduction to Effective
Representation of Children" for the Feb. 17 and 18 conference regarding
the intersection between domestic violence and child custody cases.
Professor Christian Sundquist launched his blog Race and the Law to examine both the role of law in the construction of race and the role of race in the construction of law.
Professor Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R.
Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, delivered a talk on "A High
Likelihood of Confusion: Metatags, Adwords and Other Goblins Challenging
the Traditional Bases of US Trade Mark Law" at the University of
Edinburgh School of Law on Feb. 3.
Professor Patricia Salkin, Associate Dean and
Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, participated in a
panel on "Social Media, E-Communication and Website Content – Ethics
and Technology – Have the Rules Caught Up to the Fast and Changing
Trends in Technology . . . Where Do We Stand and What’s on the Horizon"
at the 2012 NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City.
Professor Jenean Taranto and Professor Rosemary Queenan
delivered presentations at the annual meeting for the AALS Section on
Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8.
Professor James Gathii, Associate Dean for Research
and Scholarship and Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International
Criminal Law, participated in the panel "The International Criminal
Court and its Focus on Africa: Helping or Hindering Peace on the
Continent" at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.
Professor Robert Heverly
participated in a panel on "The Legal and Policy Implications of an
Internet Kill Switch" at the Association of American Law Schools annual
meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.