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  • Biography

    B.A., Manhattan College
    J.D., Albany Law School

    Prior to joining the faculty at Albany Law, Prof. Rock was an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Department of Law. There he represented the state in civil actions, and proceedings in state and federal court. He has extensive jury trial experience in federal court, handling all types of litigation—including civil rights and employment discrimination actions. He was also previously a litigation assistant at the law firm DeGraff, Foy, Kunz & Devine, with an emphasis in employment discrimination. He was a law clerk for the U.S. Magistrate Judge David R. Homer from 1997 to 1999.

  • Presentations

    "Going Pro: Transitioning Students from Social to Professional Correspondence" at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill on Dec. 7, 2012

    "Long-Term Contracts Are Not a Mirage: Lessons Learned During the Long-Term Contract Review Process" at 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Desert Springs, California (May 2012)

    “Dead Poets Perspective: Teaching Students to Understand and Write about the Varying Factual Perspectives within a Case” at the 7th Biennial Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference at John Marshall Law School in Chicago on Sept. 16, 2011

    “The Lost Art of Letter Writing” at the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on March 26, 2011

    “Administrative Law Update” - Continuing Legal Education Program - New York State Public Service Workshop Program at Albany Law School in January and November 2011

    “Legal Writing for Non-Lawyers” - New York State Public Service Workshop Program at Albany Law School (December 2009; August, 2010; October, 2010)

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  • 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.

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