Faculty Achievements 2013

  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered a lecture entitled “Kosher Certification: A Model (But Not Necessarily a Means) For the New Food Movement” at the annual Hazon Food Conference at the Isabella Freidman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Conn., on Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers Association - Presented a program on recent developments in New York Ethics, Mineola, NY on December 5, 2013.

  • Professor Patrick Connors moderated a Fan Forum of the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council at Saratoga Raceway and Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 24, 2013.

     

     

  • Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, gave a talk on "The Unreality of Time: Memory, Punishment and Transcendence in the African American Experience" at York University in Toronto on Nov. 22, 2013.

  • Professor Danshera Cords was named Foreign Distinguished Professor by the Shanghai Education Committee in China for the 2013-2014 academic year. She will be working with the law school at the Shanghai University for International Business and Economics, teaching and collaborating with that school's faculty on research.
  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum was one of three featured speakers at the Clinical Ethics Conference at Albany Medical Center on Nov. 15, 2013, presenting “Mandatory Immunizations for Healthcare Workers.”
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, was one of four keynote presentations at Kosherfest, the annual trade show for the kosher food industry, held this year at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The presentation was titled “The Recipe for Reliability: How Kosher Became a Model for Reliable Food Certification.”

    He also gave a lecture and signed copies of his book Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District on Nov. 21, 2013.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, spoke at the annual Childress Symposium at St. Louis University on Nov. 1, 2013.

    He also spoke at a roundtable discussion in honor of William E. Nelson of NYU Law School on Nov. 7, 2013. The session was held the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History.

    He delivered the Biever Guest Lecture on "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitutional Limitations on Emancipation" at Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law on Nov. 12, 2013. While there, Professor Finkelman also gave a faculty workshop on Frederick Douglass's Constitution.

  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a paper titled "Oversight and Accountability in Private Food Safety Auditing" at the University of Wisconsin Law School symposium on "Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems: Reaching a More Integrated Approach" in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 31, 2013.
  • Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, recently joined Vice President Walter Mondale and others at the University of Minnesota to talk about Gideon v. Wainwright and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at "Civil Rights and Civil Justice: 50 Years Later," a symposium sponsored by the Journal of Law & Inequality.
  • Professor Danshera Cords delivered the presentation "Charity Begins at Home? An Exploration of the Systemic Distortions Resulting" at the Georgia State Risk Management and Insurance Seminar on Oct. 25, 2013.

  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a paper entitled "John A. Bingham of Ohio and the Historical Context of the Fourteenth Amendment" at the Third Biennial "UnCivil Wars" Conference in Athens, Ga., on Oct. 25, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update for the Albany Law School Reunion on Oct. 5, 2013. He also presented a New York Civil Practice and Ethics Update to the Suffolk County Bar Association on Oct. 7, 2013; a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York City Managing Attorneys’ and Clerks’ Association at the law offices of O’Melveny Meyers in New York City on Oct. 18, 2013. Professor Connors moderated a program presented by the Federal Judicial Council Advisory Committee entitled “Which Court? State or Federal and Why?/Selecting Your Jurisdiction” at the Federal District Courthouse in Albany, New York on Oct. 22, 2013, and delivered a New York Practice Update to the Broome County Bar Association on Oct. 23, 2013.

  • Professor Joe Connors and Professor Mary Lynch presented on the "Intersections of Law, Healthcare, and Domestic Violence Dynamics" at Union College on Oct. 22, 2013.
  • Professor Robert Heverly gave a curated talk and participated in a roundtable at the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference at NYU in New York City on Oct. 12, 2013.
  • Professor Christine Chung participated in Fordham Urban Law Journal’s Cooper-Walsh Colloquium on “Legacy Liabilities and Municipal Financial Distress” on Oct. 11, 2013.

    She also spoke at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on Oct. 24, 2013, about legal issues that start-ups and entrepreneurs should consider when forming a business.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman discussed "How Hollywood Handles History" at a panel discussion of the film Lincoln at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., on Oct. 10, 2013.

  • Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, presented his paper "Epistemology and the International Infliction of Emotional Distress" at the Florida International University College of Law in Miami on Oct. 1, 2013. The next day he presented his paper "Critical Race Theory Now" at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando.

    He also participated in "The Color of Childhood: A Roundtable Conversation" at the LatCrit 2013 Biennial Conference, held in Chicago from Oct. 4-6, 2013.
  • Professor Donna Young delivered the keynote speech at Siena College on Constitution Day 2013. Her talk was titled "Equality Across Borders: The 14th Amendment in Comparative Perspective." For a full profile, click here.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update at the Annual New York Court of Claims Judges' Association Meeting in Cooperstown on Sept. 27, 2013.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman gave the keynote address on Sept. 26, 2013, at the conference “1619 - The Making of America: When Did We Become Americans?” organized by Norfolk State University and Hampton University to commemorate the arrival of the first Africans in British North American. The title of his lecture was “From Freedom to Slavery: How British Colonists Remade the English Common Law to Create Slavery in Early America.”  

  • Professor Paul Finkelman gave a lecture on Sept. 24, 2013, on “The Ten Commandments on the Courthouse Lawn: Why People of Faith Should Oppose Religious Monuments on Public Space” at St. Bonaventure University. Professor Finkelman gave the lecture while serving as the Lenna Visiting Professor.

    On Sept. 11, he gave two talks at Touro Law Center, one on "Frederick Douglass's Constitution" and the other was on "Ten Commandments Monuments in Public Space" as well as the issue of religious divorce in civil law.

    On Sept. 9, Professor Finkelman presented "Slavery and the American Founders: Coming to Terms with a Not So Pretty Past" at the Fort Orange Club in Albany.

  • Professor Mary Lynch discussed "The Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Statistical Updates and What is Happening in Trial Courts" for the Appellate Division, Third Department, on Sept. 19, 2013.

  • Professor Sarah Rogerson discussed "Challenges and Creative Solutions: Domestic Violence in the Context of Municipal Tort and Immigartion Law" for the Appellate Division, Third Department, on Sept. 19, 2013.
  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was one of five women selected out of more than 200 nominations for a Women Who Mean Business award from The Business Review.
  • Professor Ira Mark Bloom, Justice David Josiah Brewer Distinguished Professor of Law, will present a paper on Modernizing New York Trust Law at a meeting of the New York Bankers Association this fall. He will also present a paper on the new Uniform Powers of Appointment Act at the 11th Annual Sophisticated Trusts and Estates Law Institute.
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a presentation on the activities of the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council at the New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees Meeting held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 2013.

    On Aug. 16, Professor Connors delivered an Ethics Update to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its Summer Meeting in Saratoga Springs.

    On Aug. 9, he delivered an Ethics Update ofr the Albany Law School CLE in Saratoga Series.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, presented the CLE program "Baseball and the Rule of Law: How Our Two National Sports Intersect" for the New York State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section at Citi Field on Aug. 24, 2013.
  • Professor Ray Brescia has been appointed director of the law school’s Government Law Center, effective Aug. 13, 2013.
  • Professor Benjie Louis presented "Rashomon: An Excercise in Teaching Skills and Values in Face Investigation" at the 4th Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, held at the City Law School of the City University of London.

  • Professor Patrick Connors delivered 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 Killarney, Ireland, on July 30, 2013.

  • Professor Jill Dunn has been appointed to be Albany Law School's new Director of Academic Success.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, was the commentator at a session on Race, Politics, and the Law at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early Republic meeting in St. Louis.

    He gave the morning keynote address "Does Lincoln Deserve the Moniker of the Great Emancipator?" at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Conference of Trial Judges on July 26, 2013.
  • Served as Co-Chair of AALS Clinical Section Externship Committee. 

  • Plenary Panel Presentation, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, “Outside the In-House Clinic:  Teaching Students to Learn from Practice Settings,” April, 2013.

  • Panel Presentation on Teaching Methods Section Program, “Faculty Collaboration” at AALS Annual Meeting, January 2013.

  • President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was recently appointed as a member of the Test Development and Research Committee for the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the organization that administers the LSAT and helps facilitate the law school admission process.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered the talk "Is the Ten Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law: The Bill of Rights, Separation of Church and State, and the Posting of the Ten Commandments in Public Places" for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and the Congregation Anshe Emeth's Sisterhood in Hudson, N.Y., on July 14, 2013.
  • Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette has been appointed the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Intellectual Life, effective July 1, 2013. She will oversee all the major academic operations of the law school, including strengthening and direction of the curriculum; academic programs; compliance with the ABA, AALS and other regulatory agencies; and faculty assignments. She will continue to support faculty in their scholarship production, teaching strategies and service activities.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Practice Update to the Onondaga County Bar Association in Syracuse, N.Y., on June 21, 2013.
  • Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, participated in a panel on "Organizing Against Solitary Confinement in the Era of Mass Incarceration" at the Left Forum 2013 at Pace University in New York City.
  • Professor Melissa Breger presented her research “Healing the Wounds of Children Sexually Trafficked Internationally by Examining Strategies for Family Violence Prevention Domestically” at the International Society of Family Law (ISFL) Conference held at Brooklyn Law School from June 6 through 9, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors has taken over the authorship of Professor David Siegel's treatise, New York Practice (5th. ed 2011 West). It had been authored by Professor Siegel since the first edition in 1978. The July 2013 Pocket Part, which includes major developments in New York civil procedure through the winter of 2013, is expected to be published shortly.
  • President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered the keynote address at the Early Care & Learning Council's 2013 Annual Meeting & Luncheon, held June 5, 2013.

  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, has been reappointed as a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians for a three-year term starting 2013/2014.

    He spoke on "Abraham Lincoln's Legacy as the Great Emancipator" at the Appellate Courts Conference of Pennsylvania on June 11, 2013.

    Professor Finkelman chaired and commented on the session "African Americans on the Courthouse Steps: Rethinking 'Agency' in the Slave South" for the Law and Society Association on June 1, 2013, and he also served as chair and speaker at the "Roundtable Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation."

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Practice Update to the Rockland County Bar Association in New City on May 30, 2013.
  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered the keynote address at the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Reception for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc., on May 22, 2013.
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a paper titled “For-Profit Regulation: How Private Certification Can Overcome Constraints that Frustrate Government Regulation” at a conference sponsored by the University of Tel-Aviv Law School from May 20 to 22, 2013, on "New Approaches for a Safer and Healthier Society."
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association on May 9, 2013, in Albany.

    Professor Connors also moderated a program entitled “Third-Party Litigation Funding: Boon or Bane?” at the Spring Meeting of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association on May 4, 2013, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered the talk "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator" at the "James Oliver Horton Symposium on Abraham Lincoln" in Hawaii on May 25 and 26, 2013.

    On May 18, 2013, Professor Finkelman gave a lecture on Baseball and the Rule of Law to the regional meeting of the American College of Trial Lawyers and then participated on a panel on doping along with Rusty Hardin, the attorney who represented Roger Clemens; and Richard Pound, a member of the International Olympic Committee and the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

    Professor Finkelman also gave a plenary talk on "Baseball and the Rule of Law" at the 2013 Federal Bench and Bar Conference for the Eastern District of Kentucky on May 14, 2013.

    On May 9, 2013, Professor Finkelman co-taught, with Judge Louis H. Schiff, a day-long CLE for Florida judges on "Court - A Lot More Like Baseball Than You Thought: Rules, Fairness and Calling the Close Ones" at the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court.

    He participated in a panel on "Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War from 1863 to 9/11" for The Lincoln Group of D.C. at the U.S. District Court House in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 2013.

    He gave a presentation at the conference "Congress, the Home Front and the Civil War" on May 3, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Justices and law clerks of the Appellate Division, Third Department, and the law clerks of the New York Court of Appeals, on May 3, 2013. 
  • Professor Michael Hutter testified on behalf of Court of Appeals nominee Sheila Abdus-Salaam on April 30, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, on April 27, 2013. The meeting was attended by Appellate and Trial Court Justices and lawyers within the 11 counties that comprise New York’s Fourth Judicial District.

    Professor Connors also appeared on the ethics portion of a New York State Bar Association webcast program entitled “Reasonable, Ethical and Defensible E-Discovery – A Practical Approach” conducted at the offices of Latham and Watkins in New York City on April 11, 2013.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered The Simon Finkelman Memorial Lecture, "Are the 10 Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law? Why Jews Should be Concerned about Public Displays of the Decalogue" in Rochester, N.Y., on April 20, 2013.

    Professor Finkelman also participated in a panel on "The Origins and Process of Emancipation" at the symposium "Emancipation at 150" held at Boston College's Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy on April 23, 2013.

  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered a lecture on “Religious Legal Autonomy and the Liberal State: Private Regulation in the American Kosher Certification System” at a conference on “Sha’aria & Halakha in America” sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • ​Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, has been named to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 list, a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors making an impact in legal education. The publisher, On Being a Black Lawyer, will release the list in a special law school edition.

  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, will be inducted as a “Life Member” of the American Law Institute at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Washington in May. He was first elected to membership in 1988.
  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews gave a talk at the conference "Lawrence and Goodridge at 10" to be held at Suffolk University School of Law on April 5, 2013. The conference will facilitate reflection on the decade since the landmark decisions of Lawrence v. Texas and Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Professor Laurie Shanks participated in the event "Teaching 'Real' Family Law: A Celebration of the Scholarship and Service of Professor Margo Melli" and the 6th Annual Midwest Family Law Consortium Workshop, held at the University of Wisconsin from April 5 to 7, 2013.
  • Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette participated in an invitation-only workshop series on "Making Sense of Abortion and Assisted Reproduction" at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, N.J., on April 5, 2013.

  • Spoke to the Clinical faculty at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law about expanding field externship opportunities for students on April 2, 2013.

  • Professor Robert Heverly presented his paper "Regulating the Cyborg" at George Washington University School of Law as part of the institution's Intellectual Property Law Program Papers Series on April 3, 2013.
  • Professor Elizabeth Renuart presented her paper-in-progress "Uneasy Intersections: UCC Articles 3, 9, and the Right to Foreclose" at Suffolk University School of Law on March 28, 2013.
  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, the Harold R. Tyler, Jr., Chair in Law & Technology, gave a lecture on "Fair Use in Copyright Law and it's Role in Harmonization" at Queen Mary University of London Law School on March 15, 2013.  

  • Professor Danshera Cords presented “Let’s Get Together: What Tax Should Learn About Collaborative Regulation Development” at The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Tax Workshop on March 20, 2013.

  • Professor Mary Lynch presented her paper "Theories about Gender Differences Regarding Institutional & Communal 'Housework' in American Law Schools in a time of Economic Distress" at the 15th Annual Conference on Women and Education at Harris Manchester College in Oxford, England, held from March 17 to 21, 2013.

  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered a presentation for the Zonta Club of Albany at its annual Status of Women dinner on March 13, 2013.

    Dean Andrews also gave a talk to The Women's Club of Albany to celebrate International Women's Day on March 10, 2013.

    Dean Andrews delivered the talk "From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women's Human Rights" at Siena College on March 8, 2013.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered a talk on Frederick Douglass's Constitution at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center on March 12, 2013.
  • Professor Keith Hirokawa accepted an invitation to deliver the Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy at the University of Louisville in Spring 2016.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered the spring John Marshall Harlan Lecture, titled "'But I Need Kentucky': Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Bluegrass State," as part of a week-long residency program at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., from March 3 to 9, 2013.

    Professor Finkelman also gave a lecture at the University of Kentucky Law School co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society titled "Are the Ten Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law?"

  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered The 2013 Paul Robeson Lecture, "A Champion for African Freedom: Paul Robeson and the Struggle Against Apartheid," at Columbia Law School on Feb. 28, 2013.
  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, gave a talk on copyright harmonization at Drexel Law School on Feb. 25, 2013.

  • Professor Donna Young moderated the panel "Further Along the Jericho Road; The Elusive Struggle for Economic Justice" at an event presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The New York State Bar Association, Albany Law School and The Sage Colleges - Law, Criminal Justice and Psychology Club on Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Professor Timothy Lytton delivered the talk "Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food" for the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on Feb. 19, 2013.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered the presentation "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator" at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego on Feb. 14, 2013.

    Professor Finkelman also delivered a talk on "The Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years Later" at the LSU Law Center in Baton Rouge, La., on Feb. 21, 2013.

    In honor of Black History Month, Professor Finkelman delivered the presentation "Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery: How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator" at the James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse on Feb. 26, 2013.
  • Professor Christian Sundquist was recently included among the law professors who will comprise the Society of American Law Teachers' Fisher v. Texas response team. On Feb. 14, 2013, he delivered the talk "The Future of Affirmative Action after Fisher v. Texas" at an event presented by the New York State Department of Health Affirmative Action Advisory Committee.
  • Professor Mary Lynch delivered the presentation "Redeeming Law Schools: How Do 'Outcomes' Fit In?" for the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center faculty.
  • Professor Robert Heverly gave a talk on "Tort Liability in Denial of Service Attacks" at St. John's University School of Law as part of a faculty scholarship exchange.

  • Professor Timothy Lytton is part of a team of researchers studying the efficacy of New York state laws and regulations aimed at promoting breastfeeding. The team received a $436,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health Law Research Program to fund their research for three years.
  • Professor Deborah Kearns was named program chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee.

  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, presented a paper on Frederick Douglass's Constitution to the University of Richmond Law Faculty Colloquium on Feb. 1, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors' committee, the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council, submitted its 2012 Report and Recommendations in an effort to help ensure the state's ongoing prominence in the racing industry.
  • Professor Ira Mark Bloom received the Chair's Award from the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association for his service and leadership to the section and state bar.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, delivered the paper "First Step to Citizenship: Emancipating Slaves and Enlisting Free Blacks Under a Proslavery Constitution" during the 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 2013.
  • Professor Robert Heverly participated in a workshop on intellectual property at New York University School of Law.

  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented "Revitalizing Informed Consent to Protect Patient Autonomy" at Albany Medical College on Jan. 17, 2013.
  • Professor Michael Hutter will serve as president of the Albany County Bar Association for the next year. He was elected vice president in January 2011 and served as president-elect for the 2012 term. Justice John T. Casey '49 swore in Professor Hutter at a ceremony on Jan. 16, 2013.
  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented "Medicine, Ethics and the Law" to second-year students at Albany Medical College in December 2012.

  • Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette, with Professor Mary Lynch, presented on the legal obligations of medical professionals when confronted with interpersonal violence at Albany Medical College on Jan. 10, 2013.
  • Professor Mary Lynch, with Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette, presented on the legal obligations of medical professionals when confronted with interpersonal violence at Albany Medical College on Jan. 10, 2013.
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, was on a panel for the International Human Rights Section of the AALS on Jan. 6, 2013. The session was on Human Rights in Times of Conflict: New Voices in Human Rights. He spoke on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and more generally on the role of history in understanding human rights in war time.

    He delivered on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, a lecture entitled “The Ten Commandments on the Courthouse Lawn and Elsehwere,” at Florida Atlantic University. His lecture was sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, the History Department, and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

    Professor Finkelman also delivered the presentation "How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator" at Hudson Valley Community College on Jan. 29, 2013.

    He gave a talk on Jan. 31, 2013, on proslavery religion sponsored by the departments of religion and history at the University of Richmond.