Faculty Information

  • Biography

    B.A., University of Maryland
    J.D., New York Law School (magna cum laude)


    Prior to joining Albany Law School in 2007, Professor Queenan was Assistant General Counsel for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York, Inc., where she represented the Union in various court actions and arbitrations, and advised the Board of Trustees on issues involving the Union’s affiliated Health and Welfare Funds.  She also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation and Civil Rights Bureaus of the New York Attorney General’s Office, where she defended various state agencies in state and federal court actions and investigated potential claims of discrimination.  Before that she was an associate in two private litigation firms, where she represented clients in commercial, products liability, and general negligence actions. 

    Professor Queenan began teaching in 1999 as an adjunct faculty member at New York Law School, where she taught Legal Reasoning, Writing & Research, Written and Oral Advocacy and Drafting Contracts.


  • Presentations

    “The Private School Advantage: Examining the Myth About Private Placement for Children with Disabilities,” presented at a Workshop on Vulnerability and Education at Amherst College

    Served on a panel for a program titled “Replicating the Practice Environment in Law School,” at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, New York Law School (December 7, 2012).

    Long-Term Contracts Are Not a Mirage: Lessons Learned During the Long-Term Contract Review Process, 2012 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, May 2012 (with Prof. Gerald Rock)

    Teaching 1Ls to Think and Practice Like Lawyers By Teaching in Role
    , Center for Excellence in Law Teaching (CELT) Inaugural Conference: “Setting and Assessing Learning Objectives,” Albany Law School, March 30, 2012 (with Prof. Jodi Balsam, New York Law School) 

    Meeting with the Partner: Learning to Organize and Draft Meaningful Legal Arguments in the Objective Memo Through Oral Discussion, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research, Washington D.C., AALS Annual Meeting, January 2012 (with Prof. Jenean Taranto)

    “Revisiting the Traditional Objective Memo: Using the First-Year Objective Memo to Teach Upper-Level Students How to Draft 'Practice-Ready' Pleadings” - Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference (John Marshall Law School in Chicago), September 2011

    Albany Law School – Continuing Legal Education – Administrative Decision Writing (presented for the NY Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance), April 2011

    Albany Law School Public Service Workshop Program – Legal Writing for Non-Attorneys, August and October 2010

    Office of Children and Family Services Presentation – Continuing Legal Education – Legal Writing for Attorneys, December 2009

    Office of Children and Family Services Bureau of Special Hearings Presentation – Continuing Legal Education – Decision Writing, December 2009

    Albany Law School Public Service Workshop Program – Continuing Legal Education – Legal Writing for Attorneys: Advanced, October 2009

    A New Approach to Helping Students Navigate the Rocky Mountain of Persuasive Facts (presented at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University), March 2009.



  • “School’s Out for Summer: But Should it Be?,” Journal of Law and Education (forthcoming, Spring 2015).papers.cfm

  • Repairing the Extended School Year Regression Standard in New York to Individualize the Need for Special Education Services, Vol. 14, No. 2, NYSBA Government, Law & Policy Journal (Winter 2012)

  • The Legal Implications of Green Policies by State and Local Government Employers, in GREENING LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Keith H. Hirokawa and Patricia Salkin, eds.) (2012, American Bar Association)

Forthcoming Publications

Selected Achievements

In the News

  • ​Professor Christine Chung spoke on a panel for the New York State Bar Association about Municipal Law and Finance, along with Albany Law graduates Amanda Godkin and Matthew Mobilia. Panel arranged by our adjunct Ken Bond.

  • Professor Vin Bonventre was quoted in the article "New York Court Has Cuomo’s Stamp" in the Wall Street Journal on October 11, 2015.

  • Professor Vin Bonventre joined Time Warner Cable News' "Capitol Tonight" to talk about what's next for the Supreme Court on October 8, 2015.

  • ​Professor Vin Bonventre joined Susan Arbetter, host of "Capitol Pressroom," to preview the upcoming Supreme Court term on October 2, 2015.

  • Professor Vincent Bonventre appeared with Fred Dicker on Talk 1300 WGDJ-AM to talk about what is and isn't in the U.S. Constitution on September 16, 2015. "The Constitution is not and was never intended to be a catalog of rights," he said.

  • Professor Vincent Bonventre on August 20 spoke on Fred Dicker’s talk radio regarding the Glendon Scott Crawford case and the legal issues surrounding the topless but painted women in Times Square.

  • ​Professor Bonventre appeared on Talk 1300 Radio to discuss the federal crime of Making False Statements (18 USC 1001) - for which numerous celebrities (Martha Stewart) and officials (Senators Sampson & Libous) have been prosecuted and convicted.

  • ​Professor Vincent Bonventre appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act on June 25, 2015.

  • ​Professor Vincent Bonventre was a guest on Talk 1300 radio, discussing Court of Appeals appointments with host Fred Dicker on Feb. 9, 2015.