Faculty Achievements 2014

  • Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews delivered the Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture at Northeastern University School of Law on Thursday, April 17, 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 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.
  • 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 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 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.