Faculty Achievements 2014

 
 
  • President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews gave the keynote talk titled "Empowering Others through Leadership" at the New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice Annual Symposium in Albany on Oct. 1, 2015.

  • Dean Andrews delivered a talk to FBI employees on August 25 as part of a program to recognize Women's Equality Day.
  • Professor Chung (on behalf of the Albany Law School/University at Albany Institute for Financial Market Regulation), organized and moderated a panel on dark pools, high-frequency trading, market structure, and related issues. Panelists included senior staff from the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA, along with a leading expert from the private sector.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented on NYRA Re-Organization: Rounding the Far Turn at the 2014 Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law.
  • Professor Ray Brescia was appointed to Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's blue ribbon panel on rail oil safety.

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented the New York Civil Practice and Ethics Update to the NYSBA Trial Lawyer's section at the Annual Summer meeting in Sonoma, Calif.
  • Professor Sarah Rogerson was invited by the federal Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to participate in a roundtable on July 22, 2014, discussing how OVW and law school clinical programs can collaborate to increase access to legal services and support for survivors.
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a paper titled “Addressing Conflict Of Interest Among Rule Intermediaries: Oversight In Private Food Safety Auditing” at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in a workshop on Regulatory Intermediaries & Transnational Governance in Chicago on July 10, 2014.
  • Professor James Redwood’s book Love Beneath the Napalm (University of Notre Dame Press), a collection of short stories, was reviewed in the May/June 2014 issue of the American Book Review.

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Practice Update to the Onondaga County Bar Association in Syacuse, N.Y., on June 20, 2014.

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented the New York Practice update to the Onondaga County Bar Association.

  • Associate Dean Alicia Ouellette was a guest blogger for the HealthLawProf Blog, writing several posts, including "Legal Issue or Culture War: Conversion Therapy in the Courts and Beyond" and, with 3L Meredith Dedopoulos, "The World Cup and Health: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Don’t Play in Manaus."
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, presented “Comparing Kosher Fraud Laws in the U.S. and Israel: Is There a Tension between Consumer Protection and Religious Liberty?” at the Capital District Board of Rabbis Annual Meeting on June 12, 2014.
  • Professor Hutter presented "No Fault and Related Tort Issues" before the Nassau County and Suffolk County Academy of Law on June 11 and 26, 2014.
  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented “Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Paired Kidney Donation and NEAD Chains” at the Health Law Professor’s Conference at Hastings College of Law on June 7, 2014.
  • The Appellate Division, Third Department decided the World Trade 9/11 case where Professor Hutter represented on a pro bono basis a volunteer who was denied benefits. The Court accepted his arguments and issued a major decision concerning workers' compensation benefits, reversing the Board and awarding benefits.
  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum was the chair/discussant on a panel presenting “State Actors and Litigation” at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting on May 29, 2014
  • Professor Hutter was invited to present "Developments in Electronic Evidence for Family Court Practitioners" in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Practice Update to the Rockland County Bar Association in New City, NY on May 2, 2014.

  • President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was recently named to Lawyers of Color's Third Annual Power List, which bills itself as a compendium of “the most influential minority attorneys in the country.”
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Ethics Update to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its annual meeting in Montreal, Canada on April 26, 2014.  

  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, gave a lecture on “Peer Review, A Successful Strategy for Regulating Dentistry Standards and Resolving Malpractice Disputes” at a New York State Dental Association meeting on April 25, 2014.
  • Professor Christine Chung moderated a panel on dark pools at the SUNY Global Center in New York City on April 24, 2014.

  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered the Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture at Northeastern University School of Law on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
  • Professor Alicia Ouellette, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Intellectual Life, presented her paper "Selecting Against Disability" at the conference "Intersections in Reproduction: Perspectives on Abortion, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Judicial Review" held at Yale Law School on April 17, 2014.

  • Professor Melissa Breger presented at the conference "Combatting Slavery in the 21st Century" at the United Nations on April 9, 2014.

  • ​Professor Donna Young has been named to the Lawyers of Color 50 Under 50 list, which is comprised of minority law professors who are making a significant impact in legal education. She will be featured in the publication's Law School Diversity Issue in April 2014.
  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum was appointed to the Ethics Review Committee at Albany Medical College for a three-year term.
  • Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, participated in "A Conversation on Racial Profiling and Human Rights" at Howard University School of Law on April 3, 2014. He also conducted a workshop on colonialism at Yale Law School on April 5.
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a presentation on Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions Addressing Personal Jurisdiction at Touro Law Center's Faculty Colloquium, Central Islip, NY on April 2, 2014.

  • Professor James Redwood's book "Love Beneath the Napalm" is a finalist for the 16th Annual Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in the Short Stories category.
  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum delivered a talk on "Paired Kidney Donation and NEAD Chains: Issues and Solutions" at Western New England School of Law on March 25, 2014.

  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented "Paired Kidney Donation and NEAD Chains: Issues and Solutions" at Western New England School of Law on March 25, 2014.
  • President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was recently named to Lawyers of Color's Third Annual Power List Issue, which bills itself as a compendium of “the most influential minority attorneys in the country.”
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, discussed his book Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food as part of the 2014 Seminar Series at Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. The event was held March 12, 2014.
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York State Court of Claims Annual Law Clerks Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY on March 6, 2014.

  • Professor Evelyn Tenenbaum presented “Making Informed Consent More Effective in Protecting Patient Choice” at a Forum Series sponsored by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on Feb. 28, 2014.
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, gave a talk on kosher certification at a Touro Law School faculty colloquium on Feb. 26, 2014. He also gave a lecture on "The Turbulent History of Kosher Certification in America" in Boston on Feb. 15.
  • President and Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews gave a talk on "Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women's Human Rights" as part of the Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series at Bard College at Simon's Rock on Feb. 26, 2014.

  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered the keynote address "Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela: The Long Arc of Justice" at the Troy, N.Y., campus of The Sage Colleges on Feb. 24, 2014.
  • Professor James Redwood discussed his award-winning short story collection Love Beneath the Napalm at the New York State Writers Institute.
  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews is an editor of the newly launched African Law eJournal, distributed by the Social Science Research Network and sponsored by The University of California Irvine School of Law.

  • Professor Christine Chung gave a talk at "Distressed Municipal Financing: Navigating Uncharted Waters," a symposium presented by the Review of Banking & Financial Law and held at Boston University School of Law on Feb. 7, 2014.

  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was honored by the Albany Common Council at a Black History Month event, held at City Hall, that recognized African-America residents of the City of Albany for their contributions to improving life for all residents and visitors to the city.
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Bridge the Gap 2014 Program at the Association's Annual Meeting in New York City on January 31, 2014.

  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law, visited the St. Bonaventure University campus to discuss how Abraham Lincoln came to issue the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 29, 2014. His talk was titled “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg’s Movie.”
  • Professor Keith Hirokawa delivered a talk on “Sustaining Ecosystem Services through Local Environmental Law” as part of a seminar series presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its employees and partners.
  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered remarks at New York state’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance, held at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Jan. 20, 2014. She spoke to a congregation in Schenectady, N.Y., on Jan. 19, highlighting similarities in the philosophies of Dr. King and Mandela. On Jan. 24, Dean Andrews spoke to another congregation at a synagogue in Schenectady to commemorate the birthday of Dr. King.
  • Professor Timothy Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a lecture titled “Assessing the Impact on Health Outcomes of Two New York State Public Health Laws Regulating Maternity Care” at the annual Public Health Law Research meeting in Atlanta, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on Jan. 16, 2014. The lecture presented preliminary findings from a three-year project that he is conducting with the New York State Department of Health.
  • Professor Anthony Paul Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, participated in a panel on "The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Examining its Past and Contemporary Effects" at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New York City.